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Williamson County Coal Mining Historical Notes Reference Sources

Williamson County, Illinois
Coal Mine Fatalities

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RAFE
January 3, 191419, Dan Rafe, of Dewmaine, miner, aged 34 years, married, was killed in the mine of the Madison Coal Corporation No. 8, Dewmaine, by premature shot. He leaves a widow.
 
RAINES
May 11, 1904, Richard Raines, driver, aged 34 years, married, leaves a widow and two children, was killed instantly by a terrible explosion of powder in the mine of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron company, Herrin, Williamson County.
See : Powder Explosion
 
RAINS
January 1, 194752, Richard Lee Rains, of Ghent City, trip ride, age 36 years, married, died from injuries received on December 24, 1946, when he was crushed between cars in Freeman Coal Mining Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
RAK
May 11, 195660. Mr. Benjamin Rak, of Zeigler, age 64, married, no dependent children, came to his death at 5:50 P. M. on May 11, 1956, at the Bell and Zoller Coal Company No. 3 mine, Zeigler, Williamson County, Illinois, where he was employed as a Joy Loading Machine helper.
      This accident happened in the cross-cut of room 26, 1 W. 15 N. 4 W. N. This was the 3rd cut in the cross-cut and it was 12 ft. 7 in. wide. After three shuttle cars of coal were loaded out, the roof bolts were ten feet from the face. Loading was stopped when the roof started to chip inby the roof bolts. Some rock was pulled down and then the foreman ordered the men out of the cross-cut to the face of the room. The Joy was backed out of the cross-cut. The foreman walked out but the Joy helper stood under the 2nd roof bolt from the face, with his back to the face of the cross-cut and with a pick in his hand. A slab of rock 7 ft. 9 in. long, 5 ft. 7 in. wide and 8Y inches in thickness at the roof bolts to a feather edge at the face, fell. The end of this rock near the face fell first, the end at the roof bolts falling last. That caused the rock to be thrown under the roof bolts, striking the deceased, Mr. Benjamin Rak, on the hips. The blow pushed into his stomach the handle of the pick he was holding. The rock had the legs of the deceased covered from the knees down.
 
RAMANO
October 5, 192026, George Ramano, miner, age 45 years, single, was killed by falling coal in Slogo Coal Company's mine.
 
RAMSEY
January 10, 196263. Melvin G. Ramsey, of Carterville, cutting machine man, aged 42 years, married, two dependents, was killed in a gas and dust explosion occurred in Mine No. 2 of the Blue Blaze Coal Company, Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois.
See : Explosion at The Blue Blaze Coal Company, Mine No. 2
 
December 30, 194247, Roy Ramsey, of Marion, cager, age 54 years, married, was killed when he was run over by a pit car in the mine operated by Dave Brown. He leaves a widow.
 
READMAN
September 19, 194752, Harold Readman, of Johnston City, trip rider, age 42 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in the Jeffery mine operated by Seymour Coal Company. He leaves a widow.
 
REBECCA
March 27, 195055, Darrel Rebecca, Jr., of Marion, miner, age 27 years, singel, was killed by a fall of the tipple due to decayed timbers at the Unity Coal Company, Inc.'s No 2 mine.
 
REED
March 20, 191924, Ellis R. Reed, of Marion, machine helper, age 56 years, married, and Robert Geter, of Marion, machine runner, age 49 years, single, were killed by a fall of slate in Scranton Big Muddy Coal Company's mine, Marion. Reed leaves a widow and four children.
 
February 14, 191015, J. R. Reed, of Herrin, miner; aged 42 years; married; employed by the Big Muddy Coal and Iron Company at mine No. 7, Herrin. Deceased was working in room No. 59 in the 4th north entry on the east side of the shaft. He was drawing a pillar and top coal back of the pillar; while putting up a prop a large piece of slate fell on his head and back fatally injuring him. He died four hours after the accident. The piece of slate that fell was 8 by 10 feet and six inches thick. He leaves a wife and four children.
 
June 6, 193035, John Reed, of Herrin, motorman, age 38 years, married, was killed in C. W. & F. Coal Company's mine "A" by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow, two children and his foster-mother, dependents.
 
REEVES
November 13, 194651, Byron Reeves, of Cambria, driller, age 47 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, November 12, 1946, by a fall of rock in No. 6 Coal Company's No. 6 mine.
 
June 14, 193035, Henry Reeves, of Cambria, triprider, age 37 years, married, was killed by being caught between pit car and coal rib in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 12 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
REGGIO
September 30, 191622, Pasquala Reggio, of Johnston City, miner, age 38 years, married, was killed in Johnston City Coal Company's mine, Johnston City, Williamson County, by being caught between motor and coal rib. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
REGOY
February 28, 191419, John Regoy, of Clifford, miner, aged 22 years, single, was killed by pit cars in the No. 8 mine of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Company, Clifford, Williamson County.
 
REIGER
March 13, 195156, Goman Reiger, of Herrin, motorman, age 50 years, married, was killed when he was crushed betwen a loaded car and motor in Schull & Moake Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
REYNOLDS
June 2, 191722, Otis Reynolds, of Herrin, age 20 years, laborer, single, was killed in an explosion of gas that occurred in the W. P. Rend Coal & Coke Company's mine, Herrin, Williamson County.
See : Explosion at W. P. Rend Mine No. 2
 
December 20, 193944, Wayne Reynolds, of Herrin, loading machine helper, aged 29 years, married, killed by fall of rock in Buckhorn mine of the Consolidated Coal Co., leaving wife and one child.
 
RHOADES
July 29, 193540, Clarence Rhoades, of Marion, shovel oiler, aged 28 years, married, killed in fall from shovel at mine of Delta Coal & Mining Co., leaving widow.
 
RICE
June 2, 191722, Charles Rice, of Herrin, age 38 years, laborer, married, was killed in an explosion of gas that occurred in the W. P. Rend Coal & Coke Company's mine, Herrin, Williamson County. He leaves widow and five children.
See : Explosion at W. P. Rend Mine No. 2
 
RICHARDSON
August 5, 192127, James W. Richardson, of Herrin, laborer, age 53 years, married, was killed at No. 7 mine, Consolidated Coal Company, by being run over by a railroad car. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
RINKUS
December 7, 193136, John Rinkus, of Johnston City, machineman, age 43 years, married, was killed by coming in contact with a trolley wire in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 18 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
RIX
September 23, 195861, Mr. Earl Rix, age 53, married, two dependent children, employed as a drill helper, was killed at the Carmac Coal Company, Delta Strip Mine, Marion, Williamson County, Illinois, on September 23, 1958, at 3:15 p.m. He had 14 years experience at this mine.
      About 3:15 p.m., the day shift was completing the shift. They had 22 overburden shots in three rows wired with delayed detonators, first, second, and third row respectively. As these shots were fired, Mr. Rix, the drill helper on the second shift, was in the shanty with Mr. Kennedy, a driller. Mr. Roberts, bull dozer operator, was on the outside about eight feet from the shanty and the shanty was about 100 feet from the nearest shot. Mr. Norman, drill foreman, was about 100 feet from the nearest shot in the opposite direction. As the shots were fired, two of the shots blew, as they occasionally do. The debris from these two shots scattered up and around the immediate area. About three pieces of the debris, which consisted of wet clay only, traveled toward the shanty and one piece, weighing approximately 100 pounds, fell on the roof of the shanty, breaking a 2 x 4 rafter and the shiplap board with which the roof was decked, falling on the deceased, breaking his arm and knocking him on a steel container in the shanty, cutting his artery and jugular vein.
      The shanty is used to store tools and material. It is also used by the men that operate the drill to change clothes. It is on skids and is moved with the operation.
 
ROACH
September 15, 191117, Allen Roach, of Carterville, miner, aged 18 years, single, was killed by falling slate in the Taylor Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine, Herrin, Williamson County.
 
ROARK
April 26, 192429, Frank Roark, of Clifford, trip rider, age 25 years, married, was caught between a pit car and coal rib, receiving injuries, from which he died a few hours later, in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 12 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
ROBERTS
August 16, 194247, Thomas Roberts, of Harrisburg, mine manager, age 67 years, married, was killed when he was caught between a car and rib in the mine operated by C. C. Stump. He leaves a widow.
 
ROBINSON
June 26, 191621, Chester Robinson, of Herrin, laborer, age 19 years, single, employed by the Big Muddy Coal and Iron Company, mine No. 7, Herrin, Williamson County, was caught between two railroad cars and crushed to death.
 
September 18, 192329, Dave Robinson, of Herrin, driver, age 28 years, married, was caught between pit car and coal rib and killed in Sincerity Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
November 11, 191420, Roy Robinson, of Herrin, driver, age 19 years, single, was killed in Sunnyside Coal Company's mine, Herrin, Williamson County. Deceased was pulling the slack out of the empty cars when his mule kicked at him and jerked the front car off the track. He was caught between the coal rib and car and was so badly injured that he died about fourteen hours after the accident.
 
April 14, 194853, William L. Robinson, of Carrier Mills, motorman, age 51 years, married, was killed when he was run over by a motor in Sims Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
ROCK
April 3, 191823, Joe Rock, of Johnston City, trip rider, aged 21 years, married, was killed in Searls Coal Company's mine. The trip deceased was taking out broke in two and he ran back to make the coupling and was caught between two cars crushing his head. He leaves a widow.
 
January 25, 192429, Sylvester Rock, loader, age 37 years, married, was killed in a gas and coal dust explosion that occurred in the East mine of Johnston City, operated by the Crerar-Clinch Coal Company (successors to Searles Coal Company), and resulted in the death of 33 men. He leaves a widow and three children.
See : Gas Explosion, Crerar-Clinch McClintock Mine; Johnston City, Williamson County
 
RODMAN
December 3, 193439, Carl Rodman, of Cambria, apprentice miner, age 23 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in the City Lake Coal Co. mine. He leaves a widow.
 
ROGERS
January 5, 193742, David J. Rogers, of Stiritz, miner, aged 57 years, single, killed by fall of rock in mine No. 1 of the Franco Mining Corp. leaving dependent mother.
 
October 6, 193641, Hugh Clifford Rogers, of Pittsburg, miner, aged 37 years, married, killed by fall of rock in mine of Scott Coal Co., leaving widow and four children.
 
ROSE
October 30, 191319, George Rose, of Herrin, laborer, aged 53 years, married, was killed by falling slate in the mine of the Sunnyside Coal Company, Herrin. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
ROTRAMEL
December 23, 192026, Arley Rotramel, trip rider, age 23 years, single, was caught between a crfoss bar and motor in Searls Coal Company's mine, and killed.
 
RUATTI
July 17, 191218, Pete Ruatti, of Johnston City, miner, aged 37 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate at the Big Muddy Fuel Company's Mine, Johnston City. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
RUSICH
July 14, 192026, Stanley Rusich, trip rider, age 18 years, single was run over by motor and killed in No. 17 mine, Old Ben Coal Corporation.
 
RUSSELL
November 13, 192228, Edgar Russell, of Murphysboro, shot firer, age 47 years, married, was killed in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 8 mine. Some shots had been fired in which the tamping blew out and ignited the coal. Deceased's body was found three rooms from where the fire started, by the rescue team, and his death was probably caused by suffocation from after damp. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
February 3, 191318, Richard Russell, of Marion, miner, aged 28 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in No. 3 Mine of the Peabody Coal Company, Marion. He leaves a widow.
 

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SADAWSKI
December 28, 191723, Stanley Sadawski, of Herrin, timberman, age 37 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in T. G. Warden Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
SALA
October 15, 192026, Sam Sala, machine runner, age 27 years, single, was caught between mining machine and pillar of coal and crushed to death in No. 18 mine, Old Ben Coal Corporation.
 
SAMMONS
September 16, 19006, James Sammons, of Herrin, laborer, aged 19 years, single, was severely hurt by falling down the escapement shaft, 150 feet, of the Chicago-Carterville Coal Co., at Herrin, Williamson county. He died in 30 minutes after being brought to the surface. The deceased was walking across over the shaft when the plank he was walking on gave way, causing him to fall, with the result as stated.
 
SANDERS
June 2, 191722, Ira Sanders, of Herrin, age 35 years, night boss, married, was killed in an explosion of gas that occurred in the W. P. Rend Coal & Coke Company's mine, Herrin, Williamson County. He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion at W. P. Rend Mine No. 2
 
SCARFIE
August 27, 191723, William Knight, of Herrin, miner, age 22 years, single, and Samuel Scarfie, of Freeman, miner, age 50 years, married, were killed by a fall of slate in Pond Creek Coal Company's mine. Knight leaves two dependents, father and mother. Scarfie leaves a widow and five children.
 
SCHILLER
September 25, 18973, Charles Schiller, aged 34, single, died from injuries received in a a fire damp explosion occurred on September 24, 1897 at 7 a. m., in Williamson County Coal Company's mine , at Johnston City.
See : 1897 Fire Damp Explosion
 
SCHULL / SHULE
March 10, 191217, Ira Schull, of Danville, driver, aged 18 years, single, employed in the McClintock mine, Johnston City, was killed by a gas explosion.
 
SCRIMMINGS
May 7, 192328, Matt Scrimmings, of Johnston City, loader, age 59 years, single, was killed by a fall of slate in St. Louis Coal and Iron Company's mine.
 
SEBINSKY
January 18, 192328, John Sebinsky, of Franco, miner, age 40 years, married, was killed in Ernest Coal Company's No. 1 mine by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
SELBERG
May 11, 1904, Fred Selberg, pumpman, aged 24 years, married, leaves a widow and one child, was killed instantly by a terrible explosion of powder in the mine of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron company, Herrin, Williamson County.
See : Powder Explosion
 
SELLERS
March 2, 190914, Theodore Sellers, of Marion, a shaft man at the Peabody Coal Company mine No. 3, at Marion, Ill., was instructed to go to room No. 24 in sixth west off the fourth south entry to timber roof and clean up the slate that had fallen. He cleaned up the slate without timbering, as he was shown and instructed to do, and was loading a car of coal when the slate fell on him, striking him on the head. He died three hours after the accident. His age was 32 years. He leaves a wife and three children.
 
SEWELL
October 10, 190915, Slage Sewell, of Jonston City, spragger, aged 22 years, single, employed in the Johnston City and Big Muddy Coal Company's mine No. 1 at Johnston City. Sewell was spragging a trip of cars into the bottom of the shaft, 300 feet from the shaft bottom, and while stooping over to put the sprags in the wheels, a lump of coal fell off the car, striking him on the head and fracturing his skull. He died about half an hour after the accident with concussion of the brain.
 
SEXTON
May 31, 193540, Claude Sexton, of Herrin, loading machine operator, aged 26 years, single, killed by fall of top coal in mine of Seymour Coal Co., leaving father and mother dependents.
 
SHACK
December 3, 193439, Ralph Shack, of Carterville, miner, age 29 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in the City Lake Coal Co. mine. He leaves a widow and two dependent children.
 
SHANER
December 23, 1909, Gardner Shaner, of Herrin, miner; aged 25 years; married. American, was killed in a gas explosion at Chicago and Carterville Coal Company at mine "A" located at Herrin. Leaves a widow.
See : Explosion in Herrin
 
SHAW
September 29, 192228, Harry Shaw, of Collinsville, civil engineer, age 32 years, married, was killed in an explosion that occurred in Consolidated Coal Company's Lake Creek mine. He leaves a widow and two children
See : Gas Explosion at Johnston City, Williamson County
 
SHOTTEN
June 3, 195559, William H. Shotten, of Marion, age 31, married three dependent children, met his death by an unavoidable accident by a cable catching his body, squeezing him against an iron beam. This accident occurred at the Will Scarlett Mine of the Stonefort Corporation, at Stonefort, Williamson County, Illinois.
      Mr. Larry Owens, shovel operator, was changing hoist cables. He was pulling the cable in with the aid of a winch rope, and had the cable about half way to the boom. For some reason that we cannot find, the winch rope got a little slack, flipping it out of the winch rope sheave, causing the winch rope to have several feet of slack. The winch rope did not break as stress was on it until it was burned into. Slack in the rope could possibly be caused by one of three reasons: sheave spreading, rope crawling on side of sheave, or improper alignment on the winch drum, causing the cable to slip down on the drum.
      Mr. Shotten was a regular truck driver and was being used as an extra man on this job. Mr. Larry Owens, shovel operator, had warned him about three minutes before the accident, to be careful. Mr. Shotten had picked up a bar, apparently intending to used it to line up the winch rope.
      At the moment of the accident, three men were in a close area, but they had their backs to him. Management had men properly placed to signal these engaged in this work.
 
SIKO
January 5, 101722, John Siko, of Johnston City, miner, age 16 years, single, was killed by falling coal in Williamson County Coal Company's mine, Johnston City, Williamson County.
 
SIMPSON
July 17, 193136, Clarence Simpson, of Herrin, machine helper, age 39 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in the Carterville and Herrin Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
March 9, 191823, Fred Simpson, of Johnston City, spragger, age 21 years, single, was killed in Williamson County Coal Company's mine. Deceased was coupling cars on parting when a trip of loaded cars were thrown in, bumping the cars he was coupling and catching his head between them. His death was instantaneous.
 
SKOGYPACE
January 25, 192429, Hugh Skogypace, of Johnston City, loader, married, additional information not reported, was killed in a gas and coal dust explosion that occurred in the East mine of Johnston City, operated by the Crerar-Clinch Coal Company (successors to Searles Coal Company), and resulted in the death of 33 men.
See : Gas Explosion, Crerar-Clinch McClintock Mine; Johnston City, Williamson County
 
SMITH
March 15, 191419, Charles Smith, of Herrin, miner, aged 21 years, single, was killed by falling slate in the No. 2 mine of the Taylor Coal Company, Herrin.
 
November 2, 190814, Charles M. Smith, of Herrin, aged 28, employed as a top laborer, at the St. Louis and Carterville Coal Company mine at Herrin, Ill., was on top of a box car loaded with coal, braking the car down the track to the track scales, and was found lying near the track with his neck broken and one foot cut off. The car was found with the rods of the brake beams broken, and it is supposed that when the rod gave way, letting the brake shoes catch on the ties, that it threw him off the car. No one saw the accident. Mr. Smith leaves a wife and one child.
 
May 26, 193338, Milford E. Webb, of Johnston City, loader, age 53 years, married, and Claud Smith, of Colp, timberman, age 45 years, married, were killed by a fall of rock in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 18 mine. Each of them leave a widow and three children.
 
July 16, 191420, Edward Smith, of Johnston City, trip-rider, age 22 years, married, was run over and killed by a motor in Johnston City Coal Company's mine, Johnston City, Williamson County. Deceased was riding on the front of the motor going in with empty trip; he jumped off to throw a switch and in getting back on fell in front of the motor. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
November 20, 191824, Frank Smith, of Johnston City, timberman, age 45 years, single, was killed by falling rock in Big Muddy Fuel Company's No. 26 mine, Johnston City.
 
May 18, 192126, G. V. Smith, miner, age 25 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Ernest Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
September 19, 190612, Gus Smith, of Herrin, top laborer, aged 20 years, single, employed by the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Company, at its shaft No. 7, was riding on top of a loaded box car, which he was taking to the yard; his brother Fred threw him a bar to use in setting the brake, when he went to tighten the brake rod the bar slipped causing him to lose his balance, when he fell across the rail; the car passing over him cutting him in two.
 
November 12, 192934, Harvey Smith, of Johnston City, triprider, age 29 years, married, was struck by a pit car and killed in Carterville-Herrin Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
September 16, 191420, John Smith, of Johnston City, assistant mine manager, age 31 years, married, employed in the Johnston City Coal Company's West Side mine, Johnston City, Williamson County, was run over and killed by pit cars. Deceased was instructing the driver how to handle the mule and was riding on the front end of the car. Coming into the branch he unhooked the mule, but in doing so his foot slipped on the rail and he fell in front of the car, which ran over him, resulting in death in about six hours. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
December 16, 193742, William Andrew Smith, of Johnston City, loader, aged 67 years, married, killed by fall of face coal in mine No. 1 of the Franco Mining Corp., leaving wife.
 
SMOOT
June 6, 194550, Charles Smoot, of Marion, welder, age 30 years, married, was killed in a machinery accident in Delta Coal & Mining Company's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
SMOTHERS
February 13, 190813, J. C. Smothers, of Herrin, shot-firer, aged 37 years, married, employed at the No. 7 mine of the Big Muddy Coal and Iron Company, Herrin, Williamson County, was struck by flying coal from a shot in room No. 67; no one was with him. He was found twenty-five feet from the face of the room and it is supposed that the squib, when fired, was too short, and that it exploded before he could get to a safe place. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
SNIDER
December 23, 1909, George Snider, of Herrin, miner; aged 19 years; single, was killed in a gas explosion at Chicago and Carterville Coal Company at mine "A" located at Herrin. Leaves a mother and sister.
See : Explosion in Herrin
 
SOBICK
November 30, 191723, John Sobick, of Johnston City, miner, age 27 years, married, was killed in Searls Coal Company's mine. Deceased fell under loaded cars (the tail chain became unfastened, causing him to lose his balance) and was crushed to death. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
SOWDERS
April 23, 192025, Ben Sowders, of Clifford, miner, age 26 years, married, died from injuries received on the 5th day of April, by being burned in a dust explosion, caused by a windy shot, in Big Muddy Coal and Iron Company's No. 8 mine, Clifford. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
SOWELL
March 20, 190914, Henry Sowell, of Johnston City, aged 31, top laborer at the Johnston City and Big Muddy Coal Company's mine at Johnston City, Ill., was pinching a car back on the screenings track that had gotten too far down to be loaded, and while he was so doing, another car got loose and ran down to the shaft, striking the car that Sowell was pinching, running the car over Sowell's legs and mangling the left forearm. He died two hours after the accident. He leaves a wife and four children.
 
SPAISER
August 24, 192026, John Spaiser, loader, age 50 years, married, was killed by pit car in Old Ben Coal Corporation No. 18 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
SPEZIA
July 20, 190713, John Spezia, of Herrin, miner, aged 33 years, married, employed at the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Company's No. 7 mine, Herrin, Williamson County, was killed instantly while cutting through a pillar -- the slate had been falling on the other side. The deceased was stooping over the edge of the slate when a piece of slate fell from the roof, striking him on the head. He had plenty of props and cap pieces in his room, and could have made his place safe. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
SPEZIA / SPEGIA
October 27, 190612, Richard Spezia, of Herrin, miner, aged 30 years, married, employed by the Chicago & Carterville Coal Company at mine ."A", was killed by an explosion of fire damp in the first east entry on south side of the shaft. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
SPRING
November 10, 194247, Orval Spring, of Harrisburg, top hand, age 34 years, married, died from injuries received on October 28, 1942, when he cut his hand. He died from blood poisoning. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
SPRINGHART
October 24, 193641, Lyman B. Springhart, of Marion, mine manager, aged 35 years, killed by fall of rock in Springhart Bros. Coal Co. mine, leaving widow and three children.
 
STAGNER
May 26, 1904, William Stagner, miner, aged 24 years, married, leaves a widow, died from injuries received on May 11, 1904, by a terrible explosion of powder in the mine of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron company, Herrin, Williamson County.
See : Powder Explosion
 
STANAZIVCH
September 14, 191723, Randolph Stanazivch, of Johnston City, trapper, age 17 years, single, was run over by a motor and killed, in Big Muddy Fuel Company's mine.
 
STANLEY
September 30, 192329, Guy D. Stanley, of Marion, electrician, age 30 years, married died from injuries received September 15 in Peabody Coal Co.'s No. 3 mine, by a fall of coal.
 
STARITZ
September 28, 191723, Robert F. Staritz, miner, age 33 years, married, was killed in Searles Coal Company's mine. Deceased was coming out on main entry when a motor trip passed, and thinking all the trip was coupled to the motor, stepped back on to the track and was struck by cars that had become detached, dragged 84 feet and killed instantly. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
STAUDER
January 14, 192126, Norman L. Stauder, miner, age 21 years, single, and Cyrus C. Blackburn, miner, age 26 years, married, were killed in Peabody Coal Company's No. 3 mine by falling coal.. Blackburn leaves a widow.
 
STEBOUEBI / STEHENEBI
April 13, 192227, Charles Stebouebi, of Johnston City, miner, age 46 years, single, died from injuries received March 29 in Searls Coal Company's mine by a fall of coal.
 
STEDKA
October 26, 191218, Charles Stedka, of Johnston City, miner, aged 38 years, married, was killed by a shot, which he had just lighted, in the Oak Ridge Mine of theSouthern Illinois Coal and Coke Co., Johnston City. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
STEWART
December 21, 192934, James L. Stewart, of Marion, machine man, age 39 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in St. Louis Coal & Iron Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
STINTON / STINSON
October 17, 191016, Roy Stinton, of Herrin, trapper, aged 17 years, single, was killed while employed at the Chicago & Carterville Coal Company's mine at Herrin. Deceased was trapping at the fifth east entry on the north side of shaft and got on the motor to ride while the motorman was coupling the motor on to the loaded trip, and either jumped or fell off in front of the motor. The wheels passed over him, and he was dead when taken from under the motor.
 
STOBEL
September 20, 194651, Amos Strobel, of Harrsiburg, mine operator, age 50 years, married, died from injuries received on July 19, 1946 in a haulage accident. He leaves a widow.
 
STOCKS
September 17, 191521, Joe Stocks, of Carterville, miner, age 58 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Hafer Washed Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Carterville, Williamson County. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
STODGILL
January 13, 191621, John Stodgill, of Johnston City, driver, age 18 years, single, was killed by being struck by a pit car which had left the track in Consolidated Coal Company's mine, Johnston City, Williamson County.
 
STOICOFF
September 5, 194853, Louis Stoicoff, of Carrier Mills, machine runner, age 58 years, married, died from injuries received two days earlier, September 3, 1945, when he was struck by a jack pipe in Stump & Allen Coal Company, Inc.'s mine. He leaves a widow.
 
STRICKLIN
November 24, 194752, Marshall Stricklin, of Harrisburg, carpenter, age 71 years, married, died from injuries received on October 29, 1947, when he fell from a building at the Stump-Allen Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
November 30, 192732, Willis Stricklin, of Johnston City, miner, age 50 years, married, was killed in Consolidated Coal Company's Lake Creek mine by falling roof. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
STUCKER / TRUCKER
August 9, 191117, Robert Stucker, of Herrin, miner, aged 42 years, married, was killed by falling slate in the Pond Creek Coal Co.'s mine, Herrin, Williamson County. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
SUMMERS
June 8, 192025, C. L. Summers, of Marion, loader, age 47 years, married, died from burns received the previous day in Johnston City Washed Coal Company's mine, Whiteash. It appears that deceased was inserting powder in a hole with an iron scraper when the powder was ignited with the result stated above. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
SUTTON
February 3, 192732, John Sutton, of Johnston City, loader, age 54 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock, in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 18 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
SWAFFORD
May 16, 1904, John Swafford, miner, aged 40 years, married, leaves a widow and four children, died from injuries received on May 11, 1904, by a terrible explosion of powder in the mine of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron company, Herrin, Williamson County.
See : Powder Explosion
 
SWARTNER
December 16, 191419, J. T. Swartner, of Johnston City, driver, aged 23 years, single, was killed by being caught between the corner of the pillar and the car which had jumped the track in the Johnston City Coal Company's mine, Johnston City.
 

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TAISENIA
September 24, 191925, Elex Taisenia, of Herrin, miner, age 31 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Mining Company's B mine, Herrin. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
TANNER
January 10, 196263. Virgil Tanner, of Carterville, motorman, aged 55 years, married, three dependents, was killed in a gas and dust explosion occurred in Mine No. 2 of the Blue Blaze Coal Company, Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois.
See : Explosion at The Blue Blaze Coal Company, Mine No. 2
 
TASSO
October 23, 191319, James Tasso, of Herrin, miner, aged 34 years, single, was killed by falling slate in the mine of the Carterville & Herrin Coal Company, Herrin.
 
TEAGUE
April 10, 191722, James Teague, of Herrin, loader, age 51 years, married, was killed by falling coal in Sunnyside Coal Company's mine, Herrin, Williamson County. He leaves a widow and eight children, four of whom are dependent.
 
THOMAS
December 13, 192631, George Thomas, of Marion, machine runner, age 36 years, married, was caught between machine and coal rib and killed, in Carbon Fuel Company's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
THOMPSON
February 6, 192025, Thomas Thompson, of Rendville, timberman, age 49 years, single, was killed in W. P. Rend Coal and Coke Company's No. 2 mine, Herrin, by a fall of rock.
 
October 17, 19039, Thomas E. Thompson, miner, aged 60 years, married, employed in the mine of the Williamson County Coal Co., Johnston City, Williamson County, He was in the act of setting a prop to secure the roof, when a piece of slate weighing about 700 pounds fell on him; no one was in the room at the time of the accident. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
TONER
January 29, 190712. Phelix Toner, bottom laborer, aged 27 years, married, living at Murphysboro, died at 9:00 p. m., January 29, 1907, from the effects of the explosion that occurred at 11:30 a. m., January 29, 1907, of thirty kegs of powder in the mine of the Johnson City & Big Muddy Coal & Mining Company, located at Johnston City, Williamson County. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : 1907 Powder Explosion
 
TORTINO
October 27, 192127, John Tortino, of Johnston City, miner, age 38 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 17 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
TRASP
September 26, 192127, Frank Trasp, of Johnston City, trip rider, age 25 years, single, was caught between the motor and rib and killed in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 18 mine.
 
TRAVELSTEAD
September 24, 192329, H. P. Travelstead, of Marion, miner, age 45 years, married, died from injuries received two days previous by a fall of slate in Scranton Coal Mining Company's mine. he leaves a widow.
 
January 31, 192328, Hugh Travelstead, of Marion, miner, age 57 years, married, was struck by a motor and killed in Slogo Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
TRIGOING
September 26, 192026, George M. Trigoing, miner, age 32 years, single, died from the effects of burns received from shot explosion eight days previous in Big Muddy Coal & Iron Company's No. 8 mine. (Now Consolidated Coal Company.)
 
TRUMBAR
July 3, 191117, Nick Trumbar, of Dewmaine, miner, aged 38 years, single, was killed by falling slate in the Madison Coal Corporation's No. 9 mine, Dewmaine, Williamson County.
 
TUDOROLO / TUDEROLO
March 13, 191217, Carlo Tudorolo, of Dewmaine, laborer, aged 46 years, employed in the No. 8 mine of the Madison Coal Corporation, Dewmaine, died from injuries caused by falling slate which occurred the evening of March 11th. Deceased was engaged in cutting hitch holes for "I" beams at the shaft bottom when a large piece of slate fell, breaking his back. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
TURPIN
June 16, 194954, Carl E. Turpin of West Frankfort, cutting machine operator, age 36 years, married, died from injuries received on June 11, 1949, when he was crushed between a shuttle car and rib in Consolidated Coal Company's Lake Creek mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
TUTKUS
February 22, 192833, George Tutkus, of Herrin, miner, age 54 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal, in Pratt Brothers' Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
TYSON
February 20, 191419, Thomas Tyson, of Johnston City, shot firer, aged 48 years, married, was killed by powder explosion, in the Consolidated Coal Company's mine, Johnston City. He leaves a widow and six children.
 

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ULREY
July 12, 192026, Charles Ulrey, miner, age 26 years, married, was killed in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 9 mine. Deceased was getting into an empty car when he slipped and fell back on the trolley wire. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
UNDERWOOD
March 11, 194045, Edgar Underwood, of Herrin, loading machine operator, age 50 years, single, died from complications resulting from injury incurred while handling machine, at Mine No. 7 of the Consolidated Coal Co., leaving no dependents.
 
UPCHURCH
October 24, 194146, Orb Upchurch, of New Burnside, miner, age 55 years, married was killed in a rock fall in the mine operated by Moore & Sons. He leaves a widow and one child.
 

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VANCE
November 15, 191723. Ray Vance, of Herrin, trip rider, age 20 years, single, was killed in Chicago and Carterville Coal Company's mine A (now Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin). Deceased was coming out with a trip when from some unknown cause he fell off. The motor and several cars passed over his leg crushing it, causing hemorrhage from which he died in a few hours.
 
VANSAGE
December 21, 18984, James Vansage, of Carterville, miner, aged 33 years, married, leaves a widow and three children, was killed while at work in a pillar in the mine of the St. Louis & Big Muddy Coal Co., Carterville, Williamson county. He was working off some coal that had been shattered by a shot the night before when a piece of top coal weighing about 200 pounds fell, crushing his head against a pit-car which was close by.
 
VARNUM
October 18, 191521, John Varnum, of Wever, age 40 years, laborer, single, was killed by railroad cars in W. P. Rend Coal and Coke Company's No. 2 mine, Wever, Williamson County.
 
VAUGHN
December 3, 191319, Ray Vaughn, of Cambria, miner, aged 23 years, married, was killed by pit cars in the mine of the Carterville & Big Muddy Coal Company, Cambria. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
October 20, 192631, Wayne Vaughn, of Marion, trip rider, age 24 years, single, was caught between a pit car and prop and killed, in Peabody Coal Company's No. 3 mine.
 
VENGONI
January 5, 193742, Charles Vengoni, of Herrin, miner, aged 65 years, widower, crushed by car in mine No. 7 of the Consolidated Coal Co. No dependents.
 
VERGER
August 23, 191117, Angela Verger, of Johnston City, miner, aged 27 years, married, was killed by flying coal in the Big Muddy Fuel Co.'s mine, Johnson City. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
VICKERY
June 2, 191722, Guy Vickery, of Herrin, age 25 years, laborer, single, was killed in an explosion of gas that occurred in the W. P. Rend Coal & Coke Company's mine, Herrin, Williamson County.
See : Explosion at W. P. Rend Mine No. 2
 
VUCKORICK
September 12, 192127, George Vuckorick, of Clifford, timberman, age 29 years, married, died from injuries received two days before by an explosion of gas in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 8 mine. He leaves a widow.
 

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WACHULES
June 9, 192328, William Wachules, of Herrin, miner, age 53 years, single, was killed by a fall of slate in Taylor Coal Company's No. 3 mine.
 
WALDEN
October 27, 191925, Albert Walden, of Marion, timberman, age 37 years, single, was killed in Slogo Coal Company's mine, Marion, by a fall of slate.
 
WALKER
November 17, 193237, Fred Walker, of Carterville, driver, age 47 years, married, died from injuries received two days earlier, when struck by a runaway car, in Peabody's No. 25 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
April 11, 190914, George Walker, of Carterville, aged 19, single, employed at the Carterville Mining Company's mine No. 2, as a driver, was driving on No. 1 south entry on the west side of the shaft. He was going up the entry, riding on the front end of an empty car. The car turned in No. 13 room switch, the mule going straight up the entry, causing the car to jump off the track at frog, crushing Walker between the front end of the car and pillar. He died one hour after the accident.
 
WANLESS
November 29, 192127, Mark Wanless, of Johnston City, miner, age 26 years, single, was killed by falling slate in Big Muddy Coal Company's No. 26 mine.
 
WANSKY
August 23, 191218, Mike Wansky, of Johnston City, timberman, aged 50 years, single, died of injuries received July 16, 1912, while being hoisted out of the escapement shaft of the Williamson County Coal Company's Mine, Johnston City.
 
WARD
February 8, 191318, John W. Ward, of Cambria, miner, aged 53 years, married, employed by the Carterville & Big Muddy Coal Company, Cambria, was killed by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
September 30, 191925, Luther H. Ward, of Clifford, loader, age 23 years, single, was crushed between pit-cars and pillar of coal while on his way out to bottom of shaft in No. 8 mine of the Big Muddy Coal and Iron Company, Clifford. He leaves his mother, dependent.
 
September 23, 193237, T. J. Goddard, of Marion, miner, age 56 years, married, and W. C. Ward, of Marion, miner, age 39 years, married, were killed by a windy shot in the mine of Ward and Bennett. Goddard leaves a widow and three children; Ward leaves a widow and one child.
 
WATSICK
February 20, 191318, Steve Watsick, of Herrin, miner, aged 53 years, employed by the Taylor Coal Company, at No. 2 Mine, Herrin, was killed by being struck by a loaded car, which had become detached from a motor trip. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
WATSON
June 18, 192429, Albert Watson, of Herrin, miner, age 35 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Freeman Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow,
 
May 17, 191217, John Watson, of Herrin, assistant mine manager, aged 30 years, married,employed at Taylor Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine, Herrin, was killed by fallingoff a moving motor, which ran over him. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
September 4, 191420, Mathew Watson, of Carterville, driver, age 20 years, single, was killed by pit cars in No. 3 mine, Hafer Washed Coal Company, Carterville, Williamson County.
 
February 8, 195156, Paul Clarence Watson, of Herrin, loading machine operator, age 48 years, married, was killed by a roof fall in Freeman Coal Mining Corporation's Freeburn mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
WEATHERE
June 2, 191722, Roy Weathere, of Herrin, age 19 years, laborer, single, was killed in an explosion of gas that occurred in the W. P. Rend Coal & Coke Company's mine, Herrin, Williamson County.
See : Explosion at W. P. Rend Mine No. 2
 
WEAVER
July 27, 193540, Columbus Weaver, of West Frankfort, motorman, aged 48 years, married, dragged by motor in mine No. 1 of Franco Mining Co., leaving widow and three children.
 
February 23, 192732, William M. Weaver, of West Frankfort, loader, age 50 years, married, was killed in Cosgrove-Meehan Coal Company's No. 1 mine, by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
WEBAN / NEBON
March 14, 191116. Jos. Weban, of of Spillertown, miner, aged 39 years, single, was killed while in the employ of the West Virginia Coal Company, Marion. Deceased had lighted a shot and thinking that it had gone out, he started to go back, when it went off, killing him instantly.
 
WEBB
May 26, 193338, Milford E. Webb, of Johnston City, loader, age 53 years, married, and Claud Smith, of Colp, timberman, age 45 years, married, were killed by a fall of rock in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 18 mine. Each of them leave a widow and three children.
 
WEMMER
July 8, 194348, Guy Wemmer, of Herrin, machine operator, age 39 years, married, died from injuries received on \May 12, 1943, when he caught between a rib and a car in the Buckhorn mine operated by Consolidated Coal Coal Company. He leaves a widow.
 
WELCH
January 13, 190611, Bert Welch, miner, aged 27 years, single, employed in mine A of the Chicago & Carterville Coal Co., Herrin, died from neuralgia of the heart.
 
WEST
December 12, 191824, Joe West, of Crenshaw, miner, age 36 years, married, died from injuries received the day before by the accidental discharge of a shot in the Ridge Coal Mining Company's No. 2 mine, Marion. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
WHEEL
June 26, 19027, Charles Wheel, of Carterville, miner, age 54 years, was instantly killed by flying coal in the Carterville Coal Co.'s mine, Carterville, Williamson county. Deceased had prepared a blast in his room, which was about 40 feet in from the entry; when firing time came he went into the room and lit the squib; in some manner, it is presumed, he became bewildered, and instead of coming out into the entry he went down the face of the room. When the shot exploded he was struck by the flying coal. The deceased had a family living somewhere in the west.
 
WILLIAMS
May 26, 19038, Alfred Williams, of Dewmain, miner, aged 36 years, married, was killed by being struck on the head and body by coal flying from a blast fired through the pillar of the adjoining room, in the Dawes mine of the St. Louis & Big Muddy Coal Company, Dewmaine, Williamson County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
April 25, 192126, Clockton Williams, cager, age 26 years, married, employed in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 9 mine was caught between two pit cars, his leg so badly crushed it had to be amputated, from the effects of which he died in a few hours. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
May 11, 1904, Evan Williams, driver, aged 21 years, single, was killed instantly by a terrible explosion of powder in the mine of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Company, Herrin, Williamson County.
See : Powder Explosion
 
January 10, 196263. Ira Williams, of Carterville, motorman, aged 60 years, married, one dependent, was killed in a gas and dust explosion occurred in Mine No. 2 of the Blue Blaze Coal Company, Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois.
See : Explosion at The Blue Blaze Coal Company, Mine No. 2
 
January 25, 192429, Ollie Williams, trackman, age 35 years, married, additional information not reported, was killed in a gas and coal dust explosion that occurred in the East mine of Johnston City, operated by the Crerar-Clinch Coal Company (successors to Searles Coal Company), and resulted in the death of 33 men.
See : Gas Explosion, Crerar-Clinch McClintock Mine; Johnston City, Williamson County
 
January 9, 192429, Samuel Williams, of Carbondale, miner, age 53 years, married, was run over and killed by pit cars in Federal Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
December 23, 1909, T. J. Williams, of Herrin, assistant mine manager; aged 36 years; married, American, was killed in a gas explosion at Chicago and Carterville Coal Company at mine "A" located at Herrin. Leaves a widow and three children.
See : Explosion in Herrin
 
WILLIAMSON
June 18, 191823, William Butler, of Marion, timberman, age 40 years, married, and John Williamson, of Marion, timberman, age 40 years, married, were killed in Johnston City Washed Coal Company's mine. These men were sent to clean up a fall and to make the place safe. They were standing on top of the fall when Williamson took a pick and tapped the roof. The jar caused a quantity of rock to fall which caught them causing instant death. Butler leaves a widow and two children, Williamson a widow and six children.
 
WILLIS
December 22, 190612, John Willis, of Marion, trapper, aged 66 years, married, employed at mine No. 3 of the Peabody Coal Company, near Marion, was trapping the main east door; the motor started from the third south parting with 12 loaded cars; the last three cars of the trip became uncoupled between the parting and the door; when the trapper saw the motor trip going past him, he stepped into the middle of the track and the three cars that had been uncoupled struck him, the first one ran over him and he was found dead under the second car. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
WILKINS
February 3, 192833, Frank Wilkins, of Marion, loader, age 51 years, married, was killed in Peabody Coal Company's mine No. 26, by a fall of coal. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
WILSON
April 5, 192732, Harry Wilson, of Johnston City, mine examiner, age 53 years, married, was killed in Consolidated Coal Company's Lake Creek mine by an explosion of gas. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
January 19, 190914, Henry Wilson, of Carterville, aged 38 years, married, employed as a shot firer at the Madison Coal Corporation mine No. 8, Dewmaine, Ill.., was killed by an explosion caused by a blown out shot. He leaves a wife but no children.
 
WINNING
January 4, 190611, James Winning, of Carterville, miner, aged 66 years, married, employed at the Hafer Washed Coal Co., Carterville, Williamson County, was walking towards the bottom of the shaft, a driver was going in with a trip of cars, having his back to the mule, guiding the cars over a switch. Deceased did not notice the driver coming, and the cars struck him on the right side. He died twelve hours after the accident and leaves a widow and eleven children.
 
WISE
November 28, 191521, Edward Wise, of Johnston City, carpenter, age 24 years, married, fell down the shaft and was killed in Searls Coal Company's mine, Johnston City, Williamson County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
WISEK
November 27, 192329, Peter Wisek, of Whiteash, timberman, age 43 years, married, died from injuries received by falling coal in Slogo Coal Company's mine two weeks earlier. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
WOOD
June 14, 194853, Paul Wood, of Carterville, tracklayer, age 58 years, single, was killed by a fall of rock in Number Six Coal Company's No. 6 mine.
 
May 6, 192126, Sam Wood, loader, age 40 years, married, was killed by falling coal in Madison coal Corporation's No. 9 mine. He leaves a widow and six children
 
WOODARD
October 20, 191622. Otto Woodard, of Johnston City, top boss, age 27 years, married, was killed by being caught between a car and the cage while trying to put the car on the cage from the hopper at the mine of the Johnston City Coal Company, Johnston City, Williamson County. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
WOODIS
January 10, 196263. Roy Woodis, of Herrin, shift leader, aged 47 years, married, three dependents, was killed in a gas and dust explosion occurred in Mine No. 2 of the Blue Blaze Coal Company, Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois.
See : Explosion at The Blue Blaze Coal Company, Mine No. 2
 
WOODS
March 2, 195156, James Woods, of Christopher, laborer, age 26 years, single, was killed by a fall of rock in Bell & Zoller Coal & Mining Company's Zeigler No. 3 mine.
 
WORTH
January 29, 192732, Richard Worth, of Johnston City, machine runner, age 28 years, married, was instantly killed in Big Muddy Company's mine, by a fall of coal. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
WYATT
December 20, 192732, Charles Wyatt, of Johnston City, age 40, married, was killed in an explosion of gas that occurred in Gosgrove-Meehan Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Johnston City. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Gas Explosion in Gosgrove-Meehan Coal Company's No. 1 mine
 

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YANCY
October 28, 190915, John Yancey, of Clifford, laborer, aged 18 years, single, employed at No. 8 mine of the Big Muddy Coal and Iron Company, at Clifford. Deceased was trying to stop a moving car by putting a pole in front of the wheels. The wheels, in striking the pole, threw him under the car in front of the rear wheels, killing him instantly.
 
YARREFFA / GARREFFA
August 17, 190612, Bromo Yarreffa, of Bush, bottom laborer, aged 23 years, single, employed by the Western Coal & Mining Company, was killed instantly by falling slate; the piece falling on him was about two by three feet long and eight inches thick.
 
YATES
February 15, 191621, Elmer Yates, of Johnston City, trapper, age 16 years, single, was caught between pit car and coal rib and killed in Johnston City Coal Company's mine, Johnston City, Williamson County.
 
December 30, 191319, Walter Yates, of Herrin, miner, aged 22 years, married, was killed by falling slate in the mine of the Carterville & Herrin Coal Company, Herrin. He leaves a widow.
 
YAVEENICK
August 24, 193338, John Yaveenick, of Johnston City, loader, age 56 years, married, was killed in Cosgrove-Meehan Coal Company's No. 1 mine by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow.
 
YEMMA
November 13, 190814, Dominick Yemma, of Pittsburg, aged 25, single, was employed as a shotfirer at the Culp Coal Company's mine at Pittsburg, Ill., Williamson County. An accident was caused by a windy shot. Martell and Yemma were employed as shotfirers and the supposition is that they lighted four shots in the No. 2 west entry at the same time; it was found on making the examination that two of the shots were blown out shots. They evidently had tried to get to the bottom of the shaft but were overcome in the powder smoke. They were both found dead at the mouth of No. 2 west entry, about 500 feet from the bottom of the shaft.
 
YEWELLY
January 10, 196263. Ira Yewelly, of Carterville, cutting machine man, aged 65 years, married, one dependent, was killed in a gas and dust explosion occurred in Mine No. 2 of the Blue Blaze Coal Company, Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois.
See : Explosion at The Blue Blaze Coal Company, Mine No. 2
 
YMOLATE
March 26, 191823, Quimo Ymolate, of West Frankfort, trip rider, age 20 years, single, was killed in Chicago and Carterville Coal Company's mine "A" (now Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company). Deceased was crushed between pit cars he was trying to couple. He leaves one dependent -- mother.
 
YODEMOS
January 24, 194247, Adolph Yodemos, of Johnston City, miner, age 59 years, married, died from injuries received on January 21, 1942, when rock from the roof fell on him in the mine operated by Moren Coal Company. He leaves a widow.
 
YRUZICH
September 3, 191824, Martin Ruzich, of Johnston City, miner, age 53 years, married, was killed by falling slate in Johnston City Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Johnston City. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
YUILL
June 20, 192227, Archie Yuill, of Herrin, mine manager, age 34 years, single, was killed by an explosion of gas in Duncan Coal Company's mine.
 

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ZANATTI
January 25, 19049, Pete Zanatti, miner, aged 31 years, widower, was instantly killed at No. 7 mine of the Big Muddy Coal and Iron Co., Herrin, Williamson County. Deceased had come to the bottom for some unknown purpose; when the motor with a trip of loaded cars came out, he was warned to get out of the way, he replied, "all right," and stepped onto an empty track, but for some unexplainable reason, when the cars came near him he jumped onto the other track and tried to squeeze himself between the motor and the side of the entry when he was crushed to death. He leaves two children.
 
ZANNI
October 29, 192732, Cesare Zanini, of Johnston City, shot firer, age 44 years, married, was instantly killed by a fall of rock in Cosgrove-Meehan Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
ZANOTI
October 1, 190410, Ant. Zanoti, of Herrin, miner, aged 25 years, single, was killed by falling rock.
 
ZELINSKI
January 25, 192429, George Zelinski, of Johnston City, loader, age not reported, single, was killed in a gas and coal dust explosion that occurred in the East mine of Johnston City, operated by the Crerar-Clinch Coal Company (successors to Searles Coal Company), and resulted in the death of 33 men.
See : Gas Explosion, Crerar-Clinch McClintock Mine; Johnston City, Williamson County
 
ZUCCO
March 3, 194752, John Zucco, of Marion, motorman, age not given, married, was killed in a haulage accident in the Jeffery mine operated by Seymour Coal Company. He leaves a widow.
 

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