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Saline County, Illinois
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Saline County, Illinois
Coal Mine Fatalities
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Coal Mining in Saline County, Illinois
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ABNEY
April 4, 193842, Fred Abney, of Raleigh, triprider, aged 30 years, married, crushed between cars at mine No. 43 of the Peabody Coal Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
ACKERMAN
May 21, 191212, Conrad Ackerman, of DuQuoin, miner, aged 45 years, married, working at Harrisburg-Southern Coal Co.'s mine, Grayson, Saline County, was killed by falling rock. The deceased was loading a car of coal when a piece of rock 10 feet long, 4 feet wide and 16 inches thick fell on him, crushing him and causing his death in about 8 hours. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
ADAMS
March 19, 193034, Henry Adams, of Harrisburg, miner, age 45 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
June 11, 193640, J. Arkley Adams, of Eldorado, mine manager, aged 45 years, married, killed by fall of rock in mine No. 1 of Sahara Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
March 22, 1941 45, Lloyd Adams, of Eldorado, driller, aged 53 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Wasson Coal Company's A mine. He leaves a widow.
 
ADAMVICIUS
December 3, 192021, Jacob Adamvicius, machine runner, age 42 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine. he leaves a widow and two children.
 
AKLEA
July 1, 19078, Anthony Aklea, of Harrisburg, cager, 21 years of age, single, employed at the O'Gara Coal Company mine No. 3 at Harrisburg, Saline county, was killed while loading a car of coal; another car of coal ran down on him, mashing him between the cars. He died from the injuries the same day.
 
ALLEN
August 16, 192021, Bailey Allen, laborer, age 28 years, married, was killed by being run over by railroad car at Harrisburg Coliery Company's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
September 16, 191415, Dennis Allen, of Carrier Mills, miner, married, age 34 years, was fatally injured by falling slate in the Wasson Coal Company's mine No. 2, Carriers Mills, Saline County. The men had returned into the slope (which was then being sunk) after the shots had been fired and the smoke had cleared. Deceased had begun to mine off a shot at the time he was struck. He died the same day. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
October 5, 1920, Emmet Allen, miner, age 22 years, single, was killed by coming in contact with machine wire in Wasson Coal Company's No. 2 mine. he leaves a mother dependent.
 
March 28, 191414, Sigel Allen, of Dorrisville, miner, aged 27 years, married, was instantly killed by falling slate in the O'Gara Coal Company's No. 4 mine, Harrisburg, Saline County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
AMBROSE
March 30, 192731, George Ambrose, of Ledford, miner, age 25, single, was killed in an explosion of gas that occurred in the No. 2 mine of the Saline County Coal Corporation.
See : Gas Explosion, Saline County Coal Corporation No. 2 Mine
 
ARZINIA
February 6, 191313, Dominick Arzinia, of Wasson, miner, aged 24 years, single, was killed by coming in contact with the live electric machine wire while working in the Wasson Coal Company's Mine, Wasson, Saline County.
 
ASHBRIDGE
December 10, 19089, J. C. Ashbridge, of Harrisburg, miner, aged 56 years, married, was killed by falling slate at the working face of his room. He was employed by the O'Gara Coal Company's mine at Harrisburg, Saline county. He leaves a wife and eight children.
 
AUGLIN
October 12, 19035, John Auglin, miner, aged 31 years, single, employed in the Harrisburg Mining and Coal Co.'s mine. Harrisburg, Saline County, was killed by his own shot. He lit the squib too close, and did not get to a place of safety.
 
AUSTIN
March 13,193135, A. D. Austin, of Harrisburg, miner, age 40 years, married, was killed by a fall of roof in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
October 23, 191112, Daniel Austin, of Harrisburg, miner, aged 18 years, single, was killed by an explosion at O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 9, Harrisburg, Saline County. Daniel Austin was the son of Joseph Austin and this accident took both father and son from the family.
See : Explosion
 
October 23, 191112, Joseph Austin, of Harrisburg, miner, aged 56 years, married, was killed by an explosion at O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 9, Harrisburg, Saline County. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Explosion
 

B
BACH
July 24, 192832, Joseph Bach, of Wasson, miner, age 64 years, married, was killed by being caught by a fall of face coal, in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BAKER
August 9, 191112, Evert Baker, of Harrisburg, loader, aged 26 years, married, employed in the O'Gara mine No. 4, Harrisburg, Saline County, was killed by falling coal at the face of his working place. Deceased was loading his car near a large block of loose coal and concluded to push it away and roll the block over. He got between the car and the coal when the car started forward and the block of coal fell and crushed him. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
March 14, 193943, Randall Baker, of Raleigh Township, boiler fireman, aged 31 years, married, killed by falling in shaft at mine No. 2 of the Rex Coal Co., leaving widow and three children.
 
BALTRO
January 24, 191313, Toney Baltro, of Harrisburg, miner, aged 47 years, married, lost his life by falling rock while working in the O'Gara Coal Company's Mine No. 4, Harrisburg, Saline County. Deceased was going from the face of his room to his box, which was out on the entry, when a large piece of rock fell, crushing him about the hips so badly that he died about one and one-half hours later. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
BANKS
April 22, 1950 54, Charles Banks, of Harrisburg, shuttle car operator, aged 27 years, married, was killed when he was crushed between a prop and shuttle car at Banston Creek Colliery Company's No. 7 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BARDOS
November 5, 192126, Paul Bardos, of Harrisburg, miner, age 48 years, married, died from injuries received the day before by a fall of coal in Saline Gas Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
BARNABY
October 23, 191112, Samuel Barnaby, of Harrisburg, miner, aged 36 years, married, was killed by an explosion at O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 9, Harrisburg, Saline County. He leaves a widow and three children.
See : Explosion
 
BARNET
January 16, 191818, Henry Barnet, of Dorrisville, motorman, age 21 years, single, was killed in Harrisburg-Big Muddy Coal Company's No. 12 mine. Deceased was coming out with a 14-car trip; the brake pin came out and he could not hold his trip as the brake would not work. When he reached a point about 150 feet from the main road he jumped off the motor and rolled back under the cars which ran over him.
 
BARNETT
October 17, 192227, Moody Barnett, of Eldorado, driver, age 23 years, single, was killed by a fall of rock in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 8 mine.
 
December 24, 192529, Paul Barnett, trip rider, age 28 years, single, employed in Saline County Coal Company's No. 7 mine, died. Deceased was injured by cable on motor nine days previous, taken to hospital, where he contracted pneumonia fever.
 
BARRINGTON
January 29, 194953, Paul Barrington, of Carterville, cutting machine operator, aged 33 years, married, was killed by being crushed between cutting machine and rib in Peabody Coal Company's No. 43 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BARTO
January 14, 191515, Charles Barto, of Wasson, miner, married, age 26 years, was fatally injured by a fall of slate in the Wasson Coal Company's mine No. 1, Wasson, Saline County. He died at the Harrisburg Hospital on the same day. He leaves a widow.
 
BARTON
February 24, 194751, Dewey Barton, of Eldorado, motorman, aged 27 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in New Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
BASINGER
December 21, 194953, William Albert Basinger, of Eldorado, top man, aged 68 years, married, was killed when he was crushed between railroad cars at Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
BATTY
February 26, 191717, Earnest Batty, of Eldorado, driver, age 23 years, married, was killed in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 11 mine, Eldorado, Saline County. Deceased was driving a team from a mule parting to a motor parting with two loads and had reached the motor parting and evidently was unhooking the tail chain when he fell, the front car running upon him, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BAUGH
February 12, 192226, Walter Baugh, of Gillespie, miner, age 50 years, married, was killed by falling rock in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 11 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
BAZULIS
October 3, 191112, Joe Bazulis, of Dorrisville, miner, aged 39 years, married, working at O'Gara mine No. 9, Harrisburg, Saline County, was on his way out to the bottom at quitting time when he was run over by pit cars and killed. The accident occurred September 21. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
BEAM
April 8, 197765, Mr. Richard L. Beam, of Harrisburg, age 27, single came to his death at or about the hour of 8:20 A.M. on Friday, April 8, 1977, from crushing injuries received in a mine accident at the Sahara Coal Company. No. 21 Mine, Saline County, Harrisburg, Illinois, where he had been employed as a Repairman.
      Mr. Beam was working in Section No. .009 in the last open cross-cut between No. 12 and No. 13 entry. The Section foreman, Mr. Melvin Winters said he was at the tail piece when the shuttle car operator told him that the Joy 14 BU10 loading machine needed some oil. He went to get the oil and was going to the loader when Richard Beam told him that he would take it and put it in the loader because he was finished working on the shuttle car. Mr. Winters gave him the oil. Mr. Beam and the shuttlecar operator, Mr. Joe Fritts. took the oil to the loader. When they got to the loader and put the oil in, Mr. Harold Brothers told Mr. Beam that the oil line fitting on the boom lift jack on the operator's side was leaking, therefore, Mr. Beam said he would tighten it. He told Mr. Fritts to pull his shuttle car under the tail of the loader for support and Mr. Beam crawled between the tail boom and the bumper to tighten the fitting, in the process of tightening it, he twisted the fitting off, releasing all the pressure from the boom lift jacks causing the bumper on the loader to raise to the tail's boom mashing Mr. Beam between them.
      Mr. Winters and his crew proceeded to free the victim at which time Mr. Winters checked for a pulse and said the victim was not breathing and had no pulse. They immediately transported him to the top and then by ambulance to Doctors Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
 
BEGGO / BEGGS
April 22, 192428, Frank Beggo, of Carrier Mills, driver, age not given, single, was run over and killed by a pit car in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 15 mine.
 
BELL
August 22, 194044, Henry Bell, of Johnston City, pumpman, age 70 years, married; run over by trip of cars at Mine No. 43 of the Peabody Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
BELT
August 30, 194347, Earl Belt, of Harrisburg, helper on Joy loader, aged 47 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
BENNETT
October 4, 192021, Charles Bennett, trip rider, age 26 years, married, was killed in No.2 mine, J. K. Dering Coal Company, by coming in contact live wire. he leaves a widow and two children.
 
March 25, 192121, Harry Bennett, miner, age 26 years, single, was killed in J. K. Dering Coal Comapny's No. 2 mine by falling rock. He leaves dependent his mother and father.
 
January 17, 191212, John Bennett, of Harrisburg, miner, aged 40 years, married, employed at mine No. 9, of the O'Gara Coal Company, Harrisburg, Saline County, was struck by a piece of slate 2½ feet by 6 feet by 4 inches and injured so that he died in fifteen minutes. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
BERKLEY
February 27, 192933, Ben Berkley, of Eldorado, miner, age 35 years, married, was killed by pit cars in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 10 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BIGGS
December 2, 191011, Troy Biggs, of Indiana, trip-rider, aged 20 years, single, fell from the motor and was run over and killed. This accident occurred in the No. 3 mine of the O'Gara Coal Company, Harrisburg. Deceased leaves a mother who was dependent on him for support.
 
BLACKMAN
September 6, 193438, Eugene Blackman, of Stonefort, loader, age 23 years, married, died as the result of burns received from the explosion of a keg of powder on August 28 in C. C. McNew's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BLAKE
June 12, 192832, Thomas Blake, of Eldorado, miner, age 55 years, was struck by a fall of face coal in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
BOATMAN
July 10, 194347, Ernest Boatman, of Harco, trip rider, aged 44 years, married, was killed when he lost control of the trip due to sand and wet rails in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
BOATRIGHT
November 24, 194852, Loyd Boatright, of Pittsburg, loading machine operator, aged 42 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, November 23, 1948, from a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BOKE
September 26, 191011, John Boke, of Muddy, miner, aged 27 years, single, was killed by the electric current in mine No. 1 of the O'Gara Coal Company, near Harrisburg. He had been working at this mine but three days. Going through an abandoned entry, which had about two feet of water in it, he climbed up on the gob to keep from wetting his feet and came in contact with the wires.
 
BOND
April 24, 194549, Wm. G. Bond, of Johnston City, oiler, aged 57 years, died from injuries received on April 4, 1945, when he fell on concrete. He leaves a widow.
 
BORDEN
November 1, 192630, Joe Borden, of Harco, loader, age 46 years, married, was caught between a pit car and the coal face and killed, in Saline County Coal Corporation's No. 7 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BOSTAIN
January 27, 193842, Jesse Bostain, of Herrin, triprider, aged 34 years, married,' crushed by motor in mine No. 47 of the Peabody Coal Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
BOURLAND
February 22, 193438, Harvey Bourland, of Clifford, trip rider, age 28 years, married, was killed in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine by striking his head against roof, breaking neck. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
December 9, 19045, Si. Bourland, of Eldorado, miner, aged 25 years, married, was killed as a result of a blownout shot in the mine of the Eldorado Coal Company, Eldorado, Saline County. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Blown-Out Shot
 
BOUTEN
February 14, 191919, Henry Bouten, of Gaskin City, miner, age 44 years, married, was killed by falling coal in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 9 mine, Dorrisville. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
BOWEN
October 23, 191112, Alfred Bowen, of Harrisburg, miner, aged 30 years, married, was killed by an explosion at O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 9, Harrisburg, Saline County. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Explosion
 
February 12, 191414, Joseph Bowen, of Harrisburg, laborer, aged 60 years, married was killed by a fall of slate in the O'Gara Coal Company's Mine No. 9, Harrisburg Saline County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BOWERS
September 7, 190910, Charles Bowers, of N. Pittsburg, O., loader, aged 18 years, single, while taking down top coal in his working place at the face of the second east entry off the second southeast in the Harrisburg Southern Coal Company's mine, Grayson, Saline County, was instantly killed by a falling rock from the roof.
 
BOWLES
June 26, 19088, Arthur Bowles, of Harrisburg, machine runner, aged 28 years, married, employed at the O'Gara Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Harrisburg, Saline County, was killed instantly while running a machine in No. 1 west entry. A quantity of loose coal fell on him. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BOWMAN
May 19, 194347, Dennis Bowman, of Muddy, miner and laborer, aged 34 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Bankston Creek Colliery Company's No. 5 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
BOYD
November 4, 193842, Arthur Boyd, of Harrisburg, driller and shooter, aged 35 years married, killed by fall of rock in mine No. 6 of the Blue Bird Coal Co., leaving widow and two children.
 
BOYKE
September 8, 194953, Steve Boyke, of Harrisburg, timberman, aged 56 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Dering Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
BRAMLET
February 27, 192630, Hal Bramlet, of Harrisburg, miner, age 26 years, single, came in contact with a trolley wire and was electrocuted, in Saline County Coal Corporation's No. 7 mine.
 
BRANCH
July 18, 1941 45, Carl Branch, of Herrin, laborer, aged 42 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, July 17, 1941, when rock fell on him in Peabody Coal Company's No. 43 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
BRANDON
March 23, 193943, Berry Brandon, of Harrisburg, timberman, aged 51 years, married, killed by fall of rock in mine No. 1 of the Wasson Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
BREWINGTON
January 12, 192428, Hugh Brewington, of Carrier Mills, trip rider, age 21 years, married, was killed in Wasson Coal Company's No. 2 mine by being run over by motor. He leaves a widow.
 
BRINKLEY
June 15, 1950 54, Luther Brinkley, of Muddy, Joy helper, aged 44 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock at Banston Creek Colliery Company's No. 5 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
BROWN
August 3126, Hiram Brown, of Harrisburg, miner, age 27 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion occurred in Harrisburg Colliery Company's Harco mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Gas Explosion in Harrisburg Colliery Company
 
BRUCE
February 21, 191414. Roy Bruce, of Eldorado, driver, aged 21 years, single, was killed in the O'Gara Coal Company's No. 10 mine, Eldorado, Saline County, by being run over by a loaded trip of cars.
 
BRYANT
October 5, 192227, Alfred Bryant, of Carrier Mills, laborer, age 22 years, married, was struck and killed by a car coming from the rear while he was trying to move a loaded car from under the tipple, at Wasson Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow, one child and his father dependent.
 
BUCKALEW
January 20, 191616, George Buckalew, of Eldorado, machine helper, age 35 years, married, was killed by falling rock in No. 1 mine, Wasson Coal Company, Wasson, Saline County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BULKLEY
August 3126, Lyman Bulkley, of Harrisburg, miner, age 18 years, single, was killed in a gas explosion occurred in Harrisburg Colliery Company's Harco mine.
See : Gas Explosion in Harrisburg Colliery Company
 
BURCH
January 4, 19099, Jesse Burch, of Eldorado, miner, aged 34 years, married, was employed in the Eldorado Coal and Mining Company's No. 1 mine, Eldorado, Saline County, when he met his death from a blown out shot burning his face, arms and hands; he died the next day; he leaves a widow and three children.
 
BURGESS
November 6, 193741, William Burgess, of Carrier Mills, machine helper, aged 40 years, married, killed by fall of rock in No. 1 mine of Wasson Coal Co., leaving wife.
 
BURLESON
July 13, 191718, G. G. Burleson, of Eldorado, machine runner, age 35 years, single, was killed in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 10 mine by a fall of slate. Deceased had gone into a room to see if it was ready lo start working in. There was a large piece of slate resting on five props close to the face and it is presumed that he knocked out these props allowing the slate to fall. He died within an hour after the accident, leaving two dependents.
 
BURNETT
December 28, 195155, William F. Burnett, of Marion, night chief electrician, aged 30 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, December 27, 1951, at Peabody Coal Company's No. 43 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BURTIS
December 8, 193034, Edward Burtis, of Equality, miner, age 30 years, married, was killed by a fall of face coal in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BURTON
August 8, 1941 45, Rean David Burton, of Harrisburg, machine runner, aged 67 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Peabody Coal Company's No. 43 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
BUSH
November 18, 19024, John Bush, of Harrisburg, sinker, single, employed by the New Coal company, Harrisburg, Saline county, was killed by falling out of the sinking bucket to the bottom of the shaft, a distance of 30 feet.
 
BUSIER
October 21, 1935, William Busier, of Galatiea, motorman, aged 50 years, married, electrocuted in mine No. 47 of Peabody Coal Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
BYNUM
October 21, 194044, George Bynum, of Carrier Mills, loading machine operator, age 40, married; crushed by machine at Mine No. 6 of the Blue Bird Coal Co., leaving widow and five children.
 

C
CALHOUN
July 2, 190910, J. C. Calhoun, of Grayson, shot firer, aged 28 years, married, as killed by an explosion in the Harrisburg Southern Coal Company's Nigger Hill mine at Grayson, Saline County. The accident occurred in the fifth southeast entry about 8:20 p. m. This mine makes considerable gas and is very dry. They were almost through shooting and from the account given by the County mine inspector, had lighted two or more shots at the same time, resulting in an explosion of carbon monoxide and marsh gases. The force of the explosion extended over almost all of the east side of the mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
May 12, 1917,17, Walter Calhoun, of Grayson, mine examiner, age 30 years, married, was killed by an explosion of gas in Saline County Coal Company's No. 6 mine, Grayson, Saline County. He leaves a widow.
See : Gas Explosion at Grayson
 
CAMPBELL
October 6, 19089, Theodore Campbell, of Grayson, miner, aged 30 years, married, was killed by powder explosion occurred at the Harrisburg and Southern Coal Company's mine, Grayson, Saline County. He leaves a wife and one child.
See : Powder Explosion
 
CANNON
January 29, 194549, Bratcher Cannon, of Harrisburg, driller, aged 54 years, married, was killed by a rock fall in Bankston Creek Colliery Company's No. 4 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
May 24, 193943, Jesse T. Cannon, of Harrisburg, loading machine operator, aged 52 years, married, electrocuted in mine No. 1 of the Wasson Coal Co.; leaving widow and two children.
 
CARPENTER
December 9, 19045, Chas. Carpenter, of Eldorado, miner, aged 35 years,married, was killed as a result of a blownout shot in the mine of the Eldorado Coal Company, Eldorado, Saline County. He leaves a widow and three children.
See : Blown-Out Shot
 
CASH
January 3, 194852, James Henry Cash, of Eldorado, air man, aged 67 years, married, was killed by a roof fall in Peabody Coal Company's No. 57 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
CAWTHORN
February 15, 192933, William Cawthorn, of Eldorado, miner, age 63 years, married, was killed by a mining machine in J. K. Dering Coal Company's mine. Heleaves a widow.
 
CEPHAS
September 24, 192933, Morris Cephas, of Harrisburg, miner, age 40 years, single, died from injuries received in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 1 mine by a fall of coal on September 19.
 
CHERARDINI
July 15, 194751, Louis Cherardini, of West Frankfort, tracklayer, aged 56 years, single, was killed by a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine.
 
CHOISSER
February 28, 192121, David Choisser, machine helper, age 45 years, married, died from injuries received the day before when he was caught by falling rock in Southern Counties Coal Company's No. 20 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
CIMONNETI
February 19, 191313, Chasen Cimonneti, miner, aged 19 years, single, came in contact with accumulated gas, which ignited and resulted in his death .
See : Gas Explosion
 
CINSETTI
February 19, 191313, Joe Cinsetti, miner, aged 20 years, single, came in contact with accumulated gas, which ignited and resulted in his death .
See : Gas Explosion
 
CLARIDA
December 6, 194044, John Clarida, of Harrisburg, timberman, age 61 years, married; killed by fall of top rock at mine No. 47 of the Peabody Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
CLARK
May 18, 193640, Gilbert Clark, of Eldorado, triprider, aged 36 years, died from injuries received October 11, 1935 from fall of rock in mine No. 10 of Sahara Coal Co. Married. Leaves widow and four children.
 
September 26, 191819, William Clark, of Eldorado, timberman, age 37 years, married, and Ernest Sullivan of Eldorado, miner, age 28 years, married, were killed in Saline County Coal Company's No. 6 mine, Grayson. They were setting some timbers and a fall of slate caught them, killing Clark instantly; Sullivan lived a few hours. Each man leaves a widow and two children.
 
CLAYTON
January 17, 192226, Virgil Clayton, of Wasson, trip rider, age 23 years, single, was killed by a motor in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine. Deceased jumped off motor while in motion to turn the switch. He jumped too high, struck his head against the roof, and fell back in front of motor, which ran over him.
 
COBB
December 28, 194145, McCoy Cobb, of Eldorado, electrician boss, aged 36 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion in Peabody Coal Company Harco Mine No. 47. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Gas Explosion in Peabody Coal Company's Mine No. 47
 
COLE
October 6, 191920, Arthur Cole, of Eldorado, machine runner, age 23 years, single, was killed in Dering Mines Company's No. 3 mine, Eldorado. Deceased was helping to bar back the machine when the bar he was using slipped and he fell on the machine and against the controller handle and electrocuted.
 
CONOVER
July 2, 190910, Guy Conover, of Grayson, shot firer, aged 25 years, married, as killed by an explosion in the Harrisburg Southern Coal Company's Nigger Hill mine at Grayson, Saline County. The accident occurred in the fifth southeast entry about 8:20 p. m. This mine makes considerable gas and is very dry. They were almost through shooting and from the account given by the County mine inspector, had lighted two or more shots at the same time, resulting in an explosion of carbon monoxide and marsh gases. The force of the explosion extended over almost all of the east side of the mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
CONRED
January 21, 191010, John Conred, of Muddy, loader, aged 48 years, married, lost his life in the No. 1 mine of the O'Gara Coal Company at Muddy, Saline County. The coal had been cut half an hour before, and deceased went into the room to block and get the place ready for shooting. While so engaged about ten tons of the face came over on him, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
COOK
February 5, 193135, Euel Cook, of Eldorado, miner, age 24 years, married, was killed in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine by a fall of coal. He leaves a widow.
 
COOLEY
February 12, 195256, Dibrell Cooley, of Eldorado, shuttle car operator, aged 51 years, married, was killed when he was crushed between buggy and rib of coal at Sahara Coal Company, Inc's No. 16 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
CORBETT
July 27, 191112, Robert Hamilton, of Harrisburg, loader, aged 23 years, married, and George Corbett, of Harrisburg, loader, aged 24 years, single, were killed in O'Gara No. 9 mine, Harrisburg, Saline County, some time after 3:00 o'clock in the morning. At that time the mine examiner reached their working place and found them preparing to fire their shots. They were not missed until men going into their places the next morning found them lying under the coal. Apparently, they had tamped and fired two shots in the entry and two in the cross cut at the same time. Thinking all the shots had exploded they returned, when the left hand shot in the cross cut, which had hung fire, went off and they were buried beneath the coal. Hamilton leaves a widow.
 
COUSART / COWSART
January 11, 19088, James Cousart, of Harrisburg, miner, aged 27 years, married, employed at mine No. 4 of the O'Gara Coal Company, Harrisburg, Saline County, was fatally burned by igniting the gas in his working place in the No. 12 west entry. Both Cousart and his partner were warned of the presence of gas on the morning of the accident; they removed the board bearing the examiners' mark on the morning of the accident and supposed they had brushed all the gas out before going to work; after loading one car, Cousart's partner, H. Clark, lighted the gas, which fatally burned Cousart; Clark was not burned at all on account of his lying down. Deceased leaves a widow and two children.
 
COWAN
January 20, 194852, William Henry Cowan, of Eldorado, miner and airdox man, aged 30 years married, was killed by a runaway car in Dering Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
COWSART
August 25, 19089, Green Cowsart, of Harrisburg, miner, aged 55 years, widower, working in the O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 4, Harrisburg, Saline County, was loading car of coal in his room when rock fell on him, causing his death almost instantly. The slab of rock being 8 feet long, 5 feet wide and 4 inches thick crushed him about the head and shoulders. The mine examiner's danger marks and date was on said piece of rock. He leaves two children.
 
COX
August 20, 194852, Alvin Edward Cox, of Eldorado, pipe fitter and trip rider, aged 39 years, married, died from injuries received two days earlier, August 18, 1948, when he was crushed between loaded cars in Dering Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
CRAIN
September 8, 194448, Griff Crain, of Marion, Joy helper, aged 50 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
CRAMICK / CRAINICK
February 12, 191515, John Cramick, of Carrier Mills, miner, single, age 28 years, was fatally injured by a fall of slate from a slip in the roof in mine No. 2 of the Wasson Coal Co., Carriers Mills, Saline County. He died at 9 p. m. of the same day.
 
CROSS
April 20, 191818, Frank Cross, of Alton, laborer, age 35 years, married, and James Hall, of Ralleigh, laborer, age 37 years, married, were killed in Dering Coal Company's mine No. 2, by a fall of rock at their working place. Cross leaves a widow, and Hall leaves a widow and five children.
 
CROWTHER
October 19, 194347, John Crowther, of Carterville, timberman, aged 66 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
CUIZIN
July 6, 191819, Frank Cuizin, of Eldorado, miner, age 35 years, married, was killed by being run over by pit cars in Saline County Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Harrisburg. He leaves a widow and three children.
 

D
DABNEY
June 20, 194852, William P. Dabney, of Harrisburg, timberman, aged 61 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, June 19, 1948, by a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
DALTON
October 1, 194044, Charles Dalton, driller and shooter, age 46 years, married; killed by fall of rock at Mine No. 47 of the Peabody Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
DAUGHERTY
December 28, 194145, Orval Daugherty, of Harco, electrician, aged 40 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion in Peabody Coal Company Harco Mine No. 47. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Gas Explosion in Peabody Coal Company's Mine No. 47
 
DAVENPORT
May 15, 192327, Walter Davenport, of Dorrisville, loader, age 24 years, single, was run over by pit cars and killed in Big Creek Coals Inc. mine No. 5.
 
DAVIS
June 4, 197464, Mr. Billy J. Davis, of Carrier Mills, age 52, married, came to his death on June 4, 1974 at 3:00 p.m., from injuries received at 12:15 p.m.. May 14, 1974, while in the performance of his duties as Laborer at the Sahara Coal Company, Mine No. 20, Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois.
      Mr. Billy J. Davis was in the West Section of the Sahara Mine No. 20, where he was helping to complete a move-up, he and Virgil Stilley were pulling the roof-bolter cable up to the power center. In the process of pulling the cable with a jeep, it became tight. They decided to go back and get another loop and in doing so Mr. Davis was feeding the cable across his body when the right front wheel ran upon the loose end of the cable pulling it tight across Mr. Davis' body, pressing him into the back panel of the jeep, injuring him internally. Virgil Stilley did not know that Billy Davis got caught in the cable until he heard Bill shout "Hold It". Mr. Stilley was turning the jeep through a crosscut at the time, he backed the jeep up and got Billy out of the cable and laid him on the ground. He then went to get Jim Dudley, the Face Foreman, who immediately sent some men to get the stretcher and go assist Virgil Stilley with Mr. Davis. Mr Dudley called the top and told them he had a man hurt and ordered an ambulance, which was waiting on top. Mr. Davis said he thought he could walk but was not allowed to. He was taken to Doctors Hospital in Harrisburg, where he was examined by Dr. Sloan. Dr. Sloan could find nothing wrong with Mr. Stilley and immediately transferred him by ambulance to the Welborn Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, where he was operated on for a split Esophagus. Mr. Davis died of his injuries on June 4, 1974 at 3:00 p.m.
 
June 22, 19088, Charles Davis, of Ledford, driver, aged 19 years, single, employed at the Saline Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Ledford, Saline County, was killed while driving in the fourth west entry. Deceased, when about 100 feet from the main east entry, was told to stop and was heard to say, "I can't stop," but he turned the mule and fell under the car, which was not coming fast. His sprags were found on top of the car. A number of men were standing close by, and, in two minutes, had the car taken off of him; there was room for him to have gotten on the side of the road out of the way of the car.
 
January 27, 19099, Davie Davis, of Eldorado, driver, aged 23 years, single, employed in the O'Gara Coal Company's No. 10 mine at Eldorado, Saline County, was delivering powder and was taking a keg to the face of eighth west entry off north, when it exploded burning him about the face, arms and legs. He died the same day. His home was in Wellston, Ohio.
 
April 16, 191818, Harry Davis, of Harrisburg, laborer, age 22 years, single, was killed in Dering Coal Company's No. 2 mine. Deceased and others were loading rock at bottom of shaft and sending it to the top to be dumped. They had just sent a car away and deceased started to pass to the other side of shaft, and directly under the car that was being hoisted, when a piece of rock fell from the car, striking him on the head and killing him instantly.
 
November 19, 193337, James Davis, of Eldorado, miner, age 47 years, married, died from injuries received the day before, when struck by falling rock, in Sahara Coal Company's No. 10 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
November 6, 193337, Ross Davis, of Carrier Mills, motorman, age 39 years, married, was killed by motor in Sahara Coal Company's No. 3 mine. Deceased was coming to the bottom at quitting time and ran into motor ahead of him. He was knocked off in front of motor, which ran over him. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
September 18, 192832, Trumball Davis, of Harrisburg, miner, age 46 years, married, was instantly killed in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine, by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
DAY
February 14, 192121, Frank Day, trackman, age 42 years, married, was killed in No. 8 mine, O'Gara Coal Company, by an explosion of gas. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
DEASON
March 22, 193539, Jack Deason, of Carrier Mills, miner, aged 34 years, married, injured while drilling in mine No. 12 of the Sahara Coal Co., leaving widow and two children.
 
DEATON
December 18, 191617, Elmer Deaton, of Harrisburg, trip rider, age 25 years, married, was killed in Saline County Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Harrisburg. Saline County, by a pit car which had run away. He leaves a widow.
 
DEGROUT
October 6, 192021, Thurman Degrout, miner, age 33 years, married, was killed in No. 3 mine, O'Gara Coal Company, by falling rock. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
DEMPSEY
July 18, 194044, Sidney Dempsey, of Eldorado, timberman, age 69 years, married; caught between car and rib at mine No. 2 of the Dering Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
De VAR
February 16, 191616, Aaron De Var, of Galatia, driver, age 26 years, married, was killed by pit cars in Durham Coal Company's mine, Galatia, Saline County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
DIAL
May 16, 192327, Roy Dial, of Dorrisville, trip rider, age 21 years, married, was killed by pit cars in Big Creek Coals Inc. No. 4 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
DICK
November 18, 192126, Elbert Johnson, of Cottage Grove, laborer, age 33 years, single, and Omer Dick, of Christopher, laborer, age 22 years, single, were killed in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 11 mine by rock falling down shaft. Johnson leaves his mother dependent.
 
DIGHERIO
January 6, 192933, William Digherio, of Eldorado, miner, age 39 years, married, was struck by pit cars and killed in J. K. Dering Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
DILLARD
October 7, 196259, Mr. Edgar Dillard, of Eldorado, age 60, married, came to his death due to injuries received at the Sahara Coal Company, Inc., Mine No. 16, Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois. He was employed as a Roof Bolter and had had five years experience at this mine.
      The accident occurred about 9:10 a.m., September 11, 1962, as Mr. Dillard was roof bolting at the face of No. 80 roof, 4 north west, 4 south west, main west. He had just put up a roof bolt on left side of room and started to swing boom of roof bolter over to put up another roof bolt when a piece of rock 10" x 14" x 1½" broke off at the roof bolt and hit him on the right ankle, fracturing bone at ankle. He was taken by ambulance to the Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, Illinois where on September 25, 1962 he reportedly contracted pneumonia and died October 7, 1962. He leaves a widow.
 
DILLON
May 29, 194044, Dall Dillon, of Harrisburg, cutting machine operator, age 43 years, married; verdict of coroner's jury; accidental death, apparently from electrocution, at the No. 1 Mine of the Wasson Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
August 17, 192021, James Dillon, miner, age 60 years, married, was killed in O'Cara Coal Company's mine No. 9 by a shot explosion. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
DISNEY
July 6, 193943, Poley H. Disney, of Muddy, cutting machine operator, aged 38 years, married, killed by fall of slate in mine of Fifth Vein Coal Co., leaving wife and six children.
 
DIXON
February 17, 194650, Frank Dixon, of Dorrisville, timberman, aged 53 years, married, died from injuries received on the previous day, February 16, 1946, by a fall of rock in Bankston Creek Collieries Company's No. 5 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
DODD
January 17, 191919, Ben Dodd, of Dorrisville, miner, age 27, married, was killed in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 9 mine, Dorrisville, by coming in contact with trolley wire. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
DONALDSON
December 28, 194145, Roy Donaldson, of Harco, electrician, aged 33 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion in Peabody Coal Company Harco Mine No. 47. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Gas Explosion in Peabody Coal Company's Mine No. 47
 
DOOM
September 24, 191718, Albert F. Doom, of Muddy, miner, age 58 years, married, was killed in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 1 mine. Deceased and nine other men had been hoisted to the top at quitting time and were getting off the cage. He was the last man, and while getting off, the gate swung to close the top cage and he threw out his hand to catch it, but in so doing his hand struck the bell which signalled the engineer, who, supposing the cage clear, began to raise it. This threw him off and he fell down the shaft. He leaves a widow.
 
DORR
September 5, 193741, Guy Dorr, of Cambria, gang man, aged 38 years, widower, killed by fall of rock at mine No. 47 of the Peabody Coal Co., leaving two children.
 
DORRIS
March 30, 192731, Peter Dorris, of Ledford, miner, age 56, married, was killed in an explosion of gas that occurred in the No. 2 mine of the Saline County Coal Corporation. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Gas Explosion, Saline County Coal Corporation No. 2 Mine
 
DOSS
February 6, 191515, George Doss, of Harrisburg, miner, single, age 38 years, was killed by a fall of rock at the face of his working place in mine No. 4 of the O'Gara Coal Co., Harrisburg, Saline County.
 
DOUGHERTY
September 29, 191415, John Dougherty, of Eldorado, driver, married, age 24 years, lost his life in the O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 10, Eldorado, Saline County. Deceased was going after his last trip that day when a piece of rock, the width of the entry, fell on him, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow.
 
DRAPER
January 18, 19077, Oliver P. Draper, of Harrisburg, mine examiner, aged 25 years, married, employed at the O'Gara Coal Company No. 1 mine, near Harrisburg, met his death while examining the mine at 5:30 a. m. This accident occurred at the face of the second east entry on the north side of the shaft; it is believed that he fired the gas with a naked light and that death was due to after damp. He leaves a widow.
 
DUCHNE
August 17, 190910, Leon Duchne, of Harrisburg, machine helper, aged 30 years, married, was killed in mine No. 9 of the O'Gara Coal Company. About 2:00 o'clock p. m. a piece of coal, which was about two feet thick, ten feet long and seven feet high, fell from the face of No. 3 room, sixth southeast, crushing him through the hips, causing injuries from which he died about 8:00 p. m. of the same day. He left a widow and two step-children.
 
DUCKWORTH
May 31, 194953, Lennie Duckworth, of Galatia, loading machine helper, aged 44 years, was killed by a fall of rock in Dering Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
DUNN
October 24, 191112, Edward Edwards, of Eldorado, miner, aged 38 years, married, and Robert A. Dunn, of Galatia, miner, aged 32 years, married, working at the St. Louis Coal & Coke Co.'s mine, Galatia, Saline County, were killed at the face of their room by a fall of slate. They were pulling down some top coal and, while working, the weight swung the props and the fall caught them before they could get in the clear. Each man leaves a widow and two children.
 
November 25, 191314, James Hughes, of Eldorado, aged 32 years, married, and John Dunn, of Eldorado, aged 26 years, married, both shot firers, were burned so badly that they died next day, while shooting shots in the Eldorado Coal & Mining Company's mine, Eldorado, Saline County. James Hughes leaves a widow and one child. John Dunn leaves a widow and two children.
 
DUNNING
July 14, 19067, Harvey Dunning, of Mitchellsville, miner, aged 24 years, single, employed at the O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 6, located two miles south of Harrisburg, was killed by falling rock in room No. 4, third east entry off of the north. The rock was 20 feet long, 12 feet wide and about 5 feet thick at the thickest place. Instructions had been given by the mine manager about one hour before the accident to set props under the roof; deceased promised to do so, but failed to do as instructed.
 
DURHAM
January 9, 191414, Charles Durham, of Eldorado, miner, aged 53 years, married, was loading coal in cross-cut between No. 9 and No. 10 rooms on the twelfth east, south entry in the Eldorado Coal & Mining Company's mine, Eldorado Saline County, when a piece of slate weighing about 1,000 pounds fell on him, causing injuries from which he died the following day. He leaves a widow and eleven children.
 

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EADIE
April 19, 194953, Robert Eadie, of Ledford, loading machine helper, aged 38 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Bankston Creek Colliery Company's No. 5 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
EASTON
May 12, 1917,17, Joseph B. Easton, of Grayson, miner, age 23 years, married, was killed by an explosion of gas in Saline County Coal Company's No. 6 mine, Grayson, Saline County. He leaves a widow.
See : Gas Explosion at Grayson
 
May 12, 1917,17, Walter Easton, of Grayson, miner, age 17 years, single, was killed by an explosion of gas in Saline County Coal Company's No. 6 mine, Grayson, Saline County.
See : Gas Explosion at Grayson
 
EDWARDS
October 24, 191112, Edward Edwards, of Eldorado, miner, aged 38 years, married, and Robert A. Dunn, of Galatia, miner, aged 32 years, married, working at the St. Louis Coal & Coke Co.'s mine, Galatia, Saline County, were killed at the face of their room by a fall of slate. They were pulling down some top coal and, while working, the weight swung the props and the fall caught them before they could get in the clear. Each man leaves a widow and two children.
 
October 23, 191112, George Edwards, of Harrisburg, miner, aged 28 years, married, was killed by an explosion at O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 9, Harrisburg, Saline County. He leaves a widow and one child
See : Explosion
 
January 27, 192327, George Edwards, of Gaskin City, miner, age 32 years, married, died from injuries received ten days earlier by a fall of rock in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 3 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
November 27, 191415, Reese Edwards, of Eldorado, flagman, age 19 years, single, was fatally injured while working in the O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 8, Eldorado, Saline County. Deceased was standing at his switch, while a trip of loaded cars were passing, when one of the cars left the rails, crushing him against the rib, causing injuries which resulted in his death at 8:15 p. m. of the same day.
 
October 1, 194448, Wesley Edwards, of Eldorado, motorman, aged 49 years, married, died from injuries received on July 15, 1944, when he was caught between a car and a prop in Dering Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
July 7, 194953, Wm. Edwards, of Eldorado, machine helper, aged 53 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Dering Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
EGO
July 12, 192328, James Greer, foreman (bottom boss), of Wasson, age 28 years, married and Steve Ego, foreman (room boss), of Harrisburg, age 35 years, married, were killed in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine by an explosion of gas. Greer leaves a widow and one child and Ego leaves a widow.
 
ESTES
January 13, 191717, John Estes, of Eldorado, loader, age 46 years, married, was electrocuted in Eldorado Coal and Mining Company's mine, Eldorado, Saline County. Deceased was sitting in an entry cross-cut near his working place and close to a loaded car. In order for the driver to pass this car it was necessary for the deceased to move away and upon request he was doing so when he backed into a shallow hole became overbalanced and fell into the machine wires with the back of his neck against a live wire and in a sitting position upon the dead one. He was taken off almost immediately by the men who were with him arid a prolonged attempt made by first aid men to resuscitate him but with no success. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
EVANS
August 14, 193943, Everett Evans, of Harrisburg, electrical repairman, aged 38 years, married, electrocuted in mine No. 6 of the Blue Bird Coal Co., leaving wife and one child.
 
February 11 191414, Henry Evans, of Wasson, miner, aged 24 years, single, died from injuries received two days before in the Wasson Coal Company's mine, Wasson, Saline County. Deceased had just started his work that morning when a piece of slate fell on him.
 
January 2, 194044, Leonard Evans, of Eldorado, driller and shooter, age 42 years, married,; killed by a fall of rock at Mine No. 47 of the Peabody Coal Co., leaving widow.
 

F
FELBER
March 30, 192731, William Felber, of Ledford, miner, age 44, married, was killed in an explosion of gas that occurred in the No. 2 mine of the Saline County Coal Corporation. He leaves a widow and three children.
See : Gas Explosion, Saline County Coal Corporation No. 2 Mine
 
FIFE
August 20, 194448, Delman Fife, of Harrisburg, repairman, aged 39 years, married, was killed in a machinery accident in Bankston Creek Colliery Company's No. 6 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
FINN
December 13, 192933, Ray Finn, of Harrisburg, driver, age 30 years, married, was killed by pit car in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
FISHER
September 16, 19089, Stephen Fisher, of Harrisburg, night boss, aged 45 years, married, was in the employ of the O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 4, Harrisburg, Saline County, and had taken two men down into a cross cut to clean out dirt and take down all loose rock so the road could be laid through, and while sounding the rock, a piece about 4 by 9 feet and 4 inches thick fell upon him in the cross cut between first and second north entries of mine east, crushing him in the bowels, breaking one leg and injuring his spine, causing his death in about two hours after the fall of rock. He leaves a wife and five children. He had his papers for mine manager.
 
FITZSIMMONS
August 31, 191718, Denny Fitzsimmons, of Eldorado, miner, age 37 years, married, was killed in Saline County Coal Company's No. 6 mine by a fall of slate. Deceased was loading a car of coal in his room, the driver being with him waiting for the car. The deceased noticed a piece of slate working and listened for a moment, then resumed work when the slate fell, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
FLEMMONS
December 14, 191819, Samuel J. Flemmons, of Harrisburg, trackman, age 47 years, married, was killed by falling slate in O'Gara's Coal Company's No. 1 mine. Muddy. Deceased had been warned not to go under this part of roof, as the slate was "working" and would fall but he did not heed the warning. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
FLETCHER
December 28, 194145, John Fletcher, of Harco, electrician, aged 41 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion in Peabody Coal Company Harco Mine No. 47. He leaves a widow and three children.
See : Gas Explosion in Peabody Coal Company's Mine No. 47
 
FODOR
October 1, 192832, David Fodor, of Harrisburg, motorman, age 28 years, married, was killed by a motor in Peabody Coal Company's No. 43 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
FORD
February 29, 192428, Martin Ford, of Harrisburg, miner, age 40 years, married, was killed by a pit car in Saline Co. Gas Corporation's No. 7 mine. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
FOSTER
August 17, 190910, Arthur Foster, of Harrisburg, machine loader, aged 21 years, single, was killed in the No. 4 mine of the O'Gara Coal Company, Harrisburg, Saline County. Foster was charging the right hand rib shot in No. 4 room off of the No. 1 room, fourth southwest, when a premature explosion occurred, killing him instantly.
 
FOWLER
February 3, 192327, William Fowler, of Harrisburg, driver, age 29 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
FRANKLIN
December 1, 192731, Aron Franklin, of Harrisburg, miner, age 35 years, married, died from injuries received the day before, in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 1 mine. Deceased was standing in entrance to room when driver passed by with some cars, on one of which was a pair of rails. The rails struck a prop and swung around, striking him, resulting in his death. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
FREESE
August 18, 192529, Samuel Freese, of Eldorado, driver, age 24 years, was killed by a pit car in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 10 mine.
 
FRITTS
February 1, 1950 54, Aulti Fritts, of Stonefort, top man, aged 52 years, married, was killed when he was crushed between railroad cars at Blue Bird Coal Company's No. 6 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
FUGITT
January 17, 191717, Vint Fugitt, of Harrisburg, electrician, age 39 years, married, was electrocuted in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Harrisburg, Saline County. He leaves a widow.
 
FURLONG
March 28, 194650, Dee Furlong, of Harrisburg, face boss, aged 45 years, was killed by a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
November 18, 194751, Roy C. Furlong, of Carrier Mills, motorman, aged 48 years, married, was killed in a haulage accident in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 

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GALL
December 17, 191920, Andrew Gall, of Harco, miner, age 50 years, married, was killed by falling slate in Harrisburg Colliery Company's mine, Harco. He leaves a widow.
 
GALMINAS
October 14, 19089, Chas. Galminas, of Ledford, miner, aged 35 years, married, was killed at the working face of his room by a piece of draw slate falling and breaking his neck. The slate had been marked by the examiner and reported on his book; deceased was loading his car and expected to set timbers under it when it was loaded. He was employed by the Saline County Coal Company's mine No. 1, Ledford, Saline County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
GANT
February 13, 191616, Dudley Gant, driver, age 23 years, single, was killed by pit cars at Harrisburg, Saline County, in the No. 12 mine, Harrisburg-Big Muddy Coal Co.
 
GASAWAY
August 22, 194246, Benjamin Gasaway, of Eldorado, motor man, aged 54 years, married, was killed by being electrocuted in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
February 11, 19045, Edward Gasaway, miner, aged 36 years, married, employed in the the mine of the Saline County Coal Co., Harrisburg, Saline County, was severely injured by flying coal from a shot blowing through from an adjoining room. He died a few hours after the accident, leaving a widow and three children.
 
GATES
November 23, 194852, Henry Gates, of Wasson, trackman, aged 61 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine. he leaves a widow.
 
GEE
September 25, 195357, Ransom Gee, of Galatia, shuttle car operator, aged 42 years, married, was killed when he was crushed between rib and shuttle car in Lanham Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
GIBBONS
January 15, 192630, J. L. Gibbons, of Harrisburg, miner, age 38 years, single, was caught between prop and motor and killed, in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 12 mine.
 
GIBBS
March 10, 1941 45, Ben Gibbs, of Eldorado, timberman, aged 62 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Dering Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
October 6, 193842, John Gibbs, of Harrisburg, rock driller and shooter, aged 61 years married, killed by accidental explosion of two shots in mine No. 47 of the Peabody Coal Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
August 11, 194347, Thomas Gibbs, of Harrisburg, driller, age not given, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GIBSON
December 11, 191011, Fred Gibson, of Harrisburg, driver, aged 21 years, single, employed at O'Gara mine No. 1, Harrisburg, was kicked by his mule. Deceased was whipping his mule trying to make him pull a loaded car when the mule kicked, striking him in the stomach causing his death.
 
April 6, 192731, Ira W. Gibson, of Eldorado, assistant manager, age not given, married, was electrocuted in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 8 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GIVENS
February 27, 192020, Ewell H. Givens, miner, age 25 years, married, was killed by falling rock in Dering Mines Company No. 3 mine, Eldorado. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GOBEN
May 23, 191212, George Goben, of Harrisburg, machine man, aged 32 years, married, employed at mine No. 3 of the O'Gara Coal Company, Harrisburg, Saline County, was killed by falling coal. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
GOFF
December 18, 191011, John Goff, of Harrisburg, mine examiner, aged 28 years, married, was killed by an explosion of gas in O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 3. Deceased had gone down on this Sunday morning to make an examination of the mine before the day shift entered. An explosion occurred in the 14th Southeast entry, and his body was found by a rescuing party near No. 10 room, about two hundred feet from the face of entry. No one knows just how the accident occurred but it is thought deceased touched off the gas with a naked light, as he borrowed a lamp from the engineer before going down, and this lamp was found near where he was lying. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
April 16, 191919, Joseph Goff, of Eldorado, timberman, age 27 years, married, was killed in Dering Mines Company's No. 3 mine, Eldorado, by falling slate. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GOODLEY
August 22, 194044, Bona H. Goodley, of Eldorado, timberman and bratticeman, age 57 years, married; killed by fall of slate at Mine No. 5 of the Bankston Creek Collieries Co., leaving widow.
 
GOODRICH
August 3126, Ernie Goodrich, of Harrisburg, miner, age 34 years, widower, was killed in a gas explosion occurred in Harrisburg Colliery Company's Harco mine. He leaves three children.
See : Gas Explosion in Harrisburg Colliery Company
 
GORDON
February 3, 194751, Arnold Gordon, of Marion, trapper, aged 78 years, married, was killed in a haulage accident in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GRABLE
March 22, 191313, G. W. Grable, of Harrisburg, trip-rider, aged 22 years, married, lost his life in the Saline County Coal Company's Mine No. 3, Harrisburg, Saline County, by pit cars. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GRANN
April 27, 1950 54, Urie Grann, of Harrisburg, shooter, aged 41 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, April 26, 1950, when shots went off unexpectedly at Peabody Coal Company's No. 43 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
GRAVES
October 11, 192731, Melvin Graves, miner, age 45 years, married, died from injuries received the day before by a fall of rock in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GREER
July 12, 192328, James Greer, foreman (bottom boss), of Wasson, age 28 years, married and Steve Ego, foreman (room boss), of Harrisburg, age 35 years, married, were killed in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine by an explosion of gas. Greer leaves a widow and one child and Ego leaves a widow.
 
GREGORY
June 22, 194650, Ear Gregory, of Galatia, trip rider, aged 26 years, married died from injuries received on June 19, 1946, in a haulage accident in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
GRIFFITH
July 23, 192529, David Griffith, of Harrisburg, timberman, age 54 years, married, was run over by a trip of cars and killed in Saline County Coal Corporation's No. 3 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GRIFFIN
February 1, 192630, William Griffin, of Harrisburg, motorman, age 40 years, married, was killed when two motors collided, in Saline County Coal Corporation's No. 7 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
GRIMES
December 23, 191617, Frank Grimes, of Dorrisville, motorman, age 21 years, single, was instantly killed when a pit car, which had been derailed and which he was blocking up, toppled over and crushed his head, in Saline County Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Harrisburg, Saline County. He leaves three dependents.
 
GUARD
April 28, 192428, John C. Guard, of Harrisburg, laborer, age 49 years, married, was run over and killed by a railroad car at Saline Co. Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
GULLEY
August 5, 194448, Roy Gulley, of Harrisburg, driller, aged 47 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, August 4, 1944, when rock fell on him in Bankston Creek Colliery Company's No. 4 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
GULLY
February 25, 193236, Robert Gully, of Harrisburg, timberman, age 58 years, married, was killed in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine by a fall of rock, He leaves a widow.
 

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HAFFORD
November 7, 192630, Syl Hafford, machine runner, age 40 years, married, died from injuries received two days previous in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
March 7, 192327, Walter Hafford, of Eldorado, loader, age 19 years, married, was killed by falling coal in J. K. Dering Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
HAGAN
February 2, 195357, Jesse Hagan, of Harrisburg, timberman, aged 51 years, married, was killed by a roof fall in Peabody Coal Company's No. 40 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
HALE
December 20, 191718, Charley Hale, of Dorrisville, miner, age 27 years, married, was killed by falling coal in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 9 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
June 15, 192832, Henry Hale, of Raleigh, motorman, age 26 years, married, was killed by falling slate, in J. K. Dering Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
HALL
April 20, 191818, Frank Cross, of Alton, laborer, age 35 years, married, and James Hall, of Ralleigh, laborer, age 37 years, married, were killed in Dering Coal Company's mine No. 2, by a fall of rock at their working place. Cross leaves a widow, and Hall leaves a widow and five children.
 
September 19, 195155, James Hall, timberman, aged 56 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
October 10, 1950 54, Lafe Hall, of Harrisburg, timberman, aged 51 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 43 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
May 5, 191616, Robert Hall, of Harrisburg, trip rider, age 20 years, single, was killed by pit cars in Saline County Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Harrisburg, Saline County.
 
December 27, 1926, Thomas Hall,of Harrisburg, miner, age 26 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Saline County Coal Corporation's No. 4 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HAMILTON
May 17, 194347, Cecil Hamilton, of Galatia, machine operator, aged 40 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
December 10, 194852, Harry Hamilton, of Ledford, hand loader, aged 34 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Roger Knickerbocker's Blue Blaze Mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
March 17, 191111, John Hamilton, of Eldorado, miner, aged 24 years, single, employed at No. 10 mine, O'Gara Coal Company, Eldorado, was killed by a fall of draw slate.
 
July 27, 191112, Robert Hamilton, of Harrisburg, loader, aged 23 years, married, and George Corbett, of Harrisburg, loader, aged 24 years, single, were killed in O'Gara No. 9 mine, Harrisburg, Saline County, some time after 3:00 o'clock in the morning. At that time the mine examiner reached their working place and found them preparing to fire their shots. They were not missed until men going into their places the next morning found them lying under the coal. Apparently, they had tamped and fired two shots in the entry and two in the cross cut at the same time. Thinking all the shots had exploded they returned, when the left hand shot in the cross cut, which had hung fire, went off and they were buried beneath the coal. Hamilton leaves a widow.
 
HANKS
July 30, 194448, John Hanks, of Harrisburg, engineer helper, aged 24 years, married, died from injuries received on the previous day, July 29, 1944, when he rock fell on him in Dering Coal Company's No. 2 mine.
 
HARPER
November 20, 193034, Henry Harper, of Galatia, triprider, age 55 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HARRAWOOD
April 25, 195155, Eugene Harrawood, of Carrier Mills, tipple foreman, aged 36 years, married, was killed when he was crushed by a railroad car at Sahara Coal Company, Inc's No. 6 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
HARRELSON
July 29, 192630, Arthur Harrelson, of Eldorado, driver, age 39 years, married, was caught between water box and roof while car was moving, in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 10 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HARRIS
December 2, 192731, Albert Harris, of Carrier Mills, trackman, age 53 years, married, died from injuries received one week earlier when caught between motor and trap door in Saline County Coal Corporation's No. 4 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
October 18, 193337, Orval Harris, of Carrier Mills, trip rider, age 31 years, married, was killed in Sahara Coal Company's No. 3 mine while coupling cars. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HARRISON
January 5, , 194549, Chas. Harrison, of Harrisburg, driller, aged 59 years, married, was killed by rock in Blue Bird Coal Company's No. 6 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HARVEY
January 25, 191212, Joseph Harvey, of Ledford, timberman, aged 30 years, married, employed at mine No. 14 of O'Gara Coal Company, Ledford, Saline County, was killed by a fall of rock. Deceased was sent to take down some loose rock and while pulling it down a large piece fell on the lower part of his body crushing him so that he died a short time after. He leaves a widow.
 
HARWOOD
April 4, 192933, Leland Harwood, of Eldorado, triprider, age 28 years, married, was electrocuted in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 12 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HATCHER
January 13, 1941 45, Bishop Hatcher, of Harco, shuttle car operator, aged 27 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Peabody Coal Comapny's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HATHAWAY
November 9, 194448, William Hathaway, of Harrisburg, machine helper, aged 30 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in the New Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HAYES
March 10, 194852, Ersell Hayes, of Harrisburg, welder and mechanic, aged 23 years, married, was killed when he was caught in drive rollers on belt in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HAZEL
January 9, 191313, Hiram Hazel, of Wasson, miner, aged 42 years, single, was killed by coming in contact with an electric trolley wire while working at the Wasson Coal Company's Mine at Wasson, Saline County. Deceased had just come to shaft bottom to go home; he started to climb in between the loaded cars and in doing so came in contact with the live trolley wire.
 
HEALY
January 27, 193135, Ezra Healy, of Gaskin City, miner, age 60 years, married, died from injuries received one week earlier, by a fall of coal in Harrisburg Coal Company's No. 9 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HENDERSON
February 14, 192121, C. O. Henderson, miner, age 35 years, married, was run over by pit-car and killed in Harrisburg Colliery Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
HERALD
January 25, 191111, John M. Herald, of Equality, machine helper, aged 29 years, married, was killed in the Crescent Coal Company's mine at Equality. He was shoveling on the third board when about two tons of coal gave way and fell on him. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
HERRON
June 3, 191313, Fred Herron, of Harrisburg, machine man, aged 26 years, single, was killed while working at the O'Gara Coal Company's Mine No. 12, Harrisburg, Saline County, by falling coal.
 
December 19, 193438, Scott Herron, of Muddy, assistant manager, age 47 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock while checking time in Mine No. 1 of the Sahara Coal Co. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HERWIN
June 30, 19012, Joseph Herwin, sinker, aged 30 years, widower, was killed instantly by falling timber in the sinking shaft of the Saline County Coal Co., Harrisburg, Saline county. Deceased was working in a stooping position in the middle of the sinking shaft. The engineer on the surface signaled to hoist the bucket, and started his engines. When the bucket was about 35 feet from the bottom it struck a bunting, knocking it out so that it fell back into the shaft; before Herwin could get out of the way he was struck on the head by the falling timber. The size of the timber was 6 x 6 inches, and seven feet long. This bunting had been knocked loose several times before; it was, therefore, deemed carelessness on the part of the persons in charge of the sinking that it was not securely fastened. He leaves four orphan children.
 
HESS
November 30, 192630, Ed Hess, of Raleigh, loader, age 50 years, single, was killed by a fall of rock in J. K. Dering Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
HILL
July 30, 192933, Joseph Hill, of Dorrisville, miner, age 51 years, married, was killed in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine by a fall of coal. He leaves a widow.
 
HINE
December 9, 19045, John Hine, of Eldorado, miner, aged 30 years, married, was killed as a result of a blownout shot in the mine of the Eldorado Coal Company, Eldorado, Saline County. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Blown-Out Shot
 
HOBBY
October 8, 19078, John Hobby, of Harrisburg, machine helper, aged 34 years, married, employed by the O'Gara Coal Company in mine No. 9, Harrisburg, Saline County, was killed while shoveling slack for Gus Martin, the machine runner. After they had made the sixth run across the room, Martin told Hobby to examine the coal and see if it was loose. Hobby took his bar and punched the coal, saying he did not think it would fall; after they had started to make the seventh run, about a ton and a half of coal fell on Hobby, killing him almost instantly. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
HOLCOMB
February 13, 191111, M. A. Holcomb, of Harrisburg, laborer, aged 27 years, was killed in an accident at the No. 3 mine of the Saline County Coal Company, Harrisburg, while sinking this new mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Accident
 
HOLDEN
December 28, 194145, Harry Holden, of Harco, mine examiner, aged 30 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion in Peabody Coal Company Harco Mine No. 47. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Gas Explosion in Peabody Coal Company's Mine No. 47
 
HOOD
November 3, 192126, Henry Hood, of Eldorado, loader, age 33 years, married, died from injuries received two days previous by a fall of rock in J. K. Dering Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
HOSNAK
June 23, 19088, Louis Hosnak, of Harrisburg, miner, aged 23 years, single, employed by the O'Gara Coal Company at mine No. 1, located three miles north of Harrisburg, Saline County, was killed instantly while working in No. 8 room on fourth east entry off of the main south entry. A piece of slate 14 feet by 16 feet and 6 Inches thick fell on him. He had props and cap pieces in his room and, had he placed them properly, the accident probably would not have occurred.
 
HOUSER
June 8, 193640, Raymond Houser, of Harrisburg, loader, aged 55 years, widower, killed by fall of rock in mine No. 12 of Sahara Coal Co., no dependents.
 
HUBBS
March 29, 194650, Daivid Hubbs, of Harco, examiner, agede 54 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, March 28, 1946, by a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HUDGENS
April 5, 18991, Benj. Hudgens, of Ledford, miner, age 47 years, married, leaves a widow and seven children, was injured at the Ledford mine, Saline county, at the face of his room by a fall of slate. He had tried that morning to take down the slate and failed. He then went to work under it without putting up timbers, and while at work the slate suddenly fell, striking him on the back and head. He died from the injuries received April 7, two days after the accident.
 
November 27, 192630, Charles Hudgens, of Dorrisville, miner, age 57 years, married, died from injuries received the day before, when struck by a fall of coal in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
HUDGINS
May 22, 196360, Mr. Claude Hudgins, of Eldorado, age 57, married, came to his death on May 22, 1963 due to a rock fall at the Sahara Coal Co., Inc., Mine No. 5 located at Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois. He was employed as a Loading Machine Operator and had had 10 years experience at this mine.
      The accident occurred on May 20, 1963 at 9:05 p.m. in the No. 2 north east 9 south east main entry. The entry and crosscut were both roof bolted on 5½ foot centers. Mr. Hudgins was hit by a piece of rock that broke off at roof bolts, knocking his head down on top of loading machine, fracturing his skull on the left side. Mr. Hudgins was taken to the Harrisburg Hospital where he died on May 22, 1963 at 10:30 p.m. from the results of the injury.
      The piece of rock fell from the face of crosscut to roof bolts and was 6 ft. wide, 12 ft. long, tapering from 3 inches to a feather edge in thickness. He leaves a widow.
 
HUGHES
November 25, 191314, James Hughes, of Eldorado, aged 32 years, married, and John Dunn, of Eldorado, aged 26 years, married, both shot firers, were burned so badly that they died next day, while shooting shots in the Eldorado Coal & Mining Company's mine, Eldorado, Saline County. James Hughes leaves a widow and one child. John Dunn leaves a widow and two children.
 
HUMPHERY
May 12, 1917,17, Claude Humphrey, of Grayson, miner, age 28 years, married, was killed by an explosion of gas in Saline County Coal Company's No. 6 mine, Grayson, Saline County. He leaves a widow.
See : Gas Explosion at Grayson
 
June 19, 193135, Robert Humphrey, of Harrisburg, miner, age 38 years, was killed in No. 1 mine Wasson Coal Company by pit cars. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
HUNTER
August 3126, George Hunter, of Harrisburg, miner, age 32 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion occurred in Harrisburg Colliery Company's Harco mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Gas Explosion in Harrisburg Colliery Company
 
HUTCHINSON
October 24, 193539, Walter Hutchinson, of Marion, loader, aged 62 years, widower, killed by fall of rock in mine No. 47 of Peabody Coal Co., leaving one child.
 

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JACOBS
August 31, 192328, Henry Jacobs, of Harrisburg, mine examiner, age 53 years, married, died from burns received in a gas explosion , August 18, in Saline Co. Coal Corporation's No. 3 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
JAMES
February 14, 192121, John James, driver, age 35 years, single, was run over by pit-car and killed in No. 11 mine, O'Gara Coal Company.
 
JARRELL
August 18, 192021, George W. Jarrell, motorman, age 38 years, married, was killed by falling slate in Harrisburg Colliery Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
JARRELS
April 23, 192428, Phillips Jarrels, of Harrisburg, of Harrisburg, miner, age 53 years, married, died from injuries received one week earlier when he was caught between two pit cars in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 3 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
JCKETTES
July 13, 190910, John Jckettes, of Harrisburg, aged 26 years, single, employed as head cager at the O'Gara Company's mine No. 1, Harrisburg, was killed while attempting to pull a loaded car back on to the cage, without first giving the proper signal. The engineer, getting one bell, took the cage away and Jckette was precipitated forward, part of his body hanging over the cage, in which position he was caught across the middle between the cage and the wall of the shaft. He leaves a widowed mother.
 
JENELLS
February 15, 191313, Fred Jenells, of Eldorado, miner, aged 27 years, married, was killed in the No. 10 Mine, O'Gara Coal Co., Eldorado, Saline County, by falling rock. Deceased was working off a loose piece of coal at the face of his room when a piece of rock fell on him. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
JENKINS
February 28, 191212, John Jenkins, of Carrier Mills, miner, aged 43 years, married, was killed by pit cars in the Saline County Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine, Ledford, Saline County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
JENNINGS
May 25, 191717, Truman Jennings, of Wasson, driver, age 20 years, married, was killed in Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine. Wasson, Saline County. Deceased had brought his mule to assist another driver in placing a car onto the track on the haulage entry. After placing the car he turned his mule to pass between the car and rib when the other driver's mule started pulling the car and catching him between the car and coal rib. The accident occurred May 14, and at the time was not considered serious. He leaves a widow.
 
JOHNSON
March 12, 191717, Arthur Johnson, of Harrisburg, loader, age 27 years, single, was killed by falling coal in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Harrisburg, Saline County. He leaves one dependent -- mother.
 
November 18, 192126, Elbert Johnson, of Cottage Grove, laborer, age 33 years, single, and Omer Dick, of Christopher, laborer, age 22 years, single, were killed in O'Gara Coal Company's No. 11 mine by rock falling down shaft. Johnson leaves his mother dependent.
 
November 13, 192021, George Johnson, motorman, age 23 years married, was killed by falling slate in Big Creek Coal Company's No. 3 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
JONES
January 9, 193135, Bert Jones, of Galatia, triprider, age 38 years, married, died from injuries received December 16, by pit cars, in Peabody Coal Company's No. 47 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
March 24, 191515, Charles C. Jones, of Harrisburg, miner, married, age 43 years, was killed instantly at the face of his room in mine No. 9 of the O'Gara Coal Co., Dorrisville, Saline County, by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
July 11, 194044, Lee Jones, of Galatia, mine examiner, age 53 years, married : killed by collision of motors at Mine No. 47 of the Peabody Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
JORDAN
January 16, 192832, Augustus Jordan, of Eldorado, miner, age 40 years, married, was killed in J. K. Dering Coal Company's mine by motor from which he had jumped or fallen. He leaves a widow and two children.
 

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