IN HONOR OF

MY GRANDFATHERS

JOHN “POP” BROMELOW

EDWARD BROMELOW

PAUL WILLIAMS

  John “Pop” Bromelow      Edward Bromelow

This was put together in Honor of John “Pop” Bromelow, my grandpa who was a very sweet man.  One of the best any granddaughter could have.

My memories of seeing him covered in black coal dust, from his head to his feet, as he came home from the coal mine.  I am so blessed that he and his father Edward Bromelow both survived the coal mining jobs that they both were employed in.

Paul Williams

My grandpa Paul Williams was gone before I was born but he also worked in the mines and survived through his time of work in the mines…

Cambridge Jeffersonian, 24 Oct 1889 pg. 3 c. 2

Paul Williams, the miner who was so badly injured by falling coal last week, is recovering.

Cambridge Herard, 17 Nov 1889 pg. 3 c. 4

Paul Williams, a miner of this place, was caught by a mass of falling coal in Nicholson’s mines, Thursday and sustained dangerous injuries. One leg was broken besides other hurts. Dr. Warne was called.

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Coal

Coal began forming on earth millions of years ago. Carbonization of layers of plant and animal debris results in coal.  After hundreds of years in forming, these layers or seams of coal are separated by layers of dirt and rock.  The weight and pressure of rock and dirt layers contributed to the coal forming process also.  Mineable seams of coal in this country vary in thickness from two feet to more than ninety feet.  Most of the coal in this valley is produced from seams of three to seven feet thick.   Coal is often called black diamonds and black gold.  Diamonds and gold are formed in a manner similar to that of coal, but with much greater pressure involved.  Fern leaf and animal fossils are formed in layers of coal.

Entrance to an underground coal mine is by slope, a gradual or slanting incline to the coal seam; shaft, a vertical opening or deep narrow pit; and drift, a horizontal tunnel.  Drift mining is done in hills and mountains.

In pioneer America, forests were handy and plentiful; and, for a long time, coal was used only in blacksmith shops.  Ohio has large deposits of bituminous or soft coal. Anthracite or hard coal, more firmly pressed, is found in other states.

Coal buried deep in the earth is removed by underground mining. Deaths and crippling accidents are common among miners.  Underground mines have dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide and methane sometimes causing explosions.

In the early days of mining, small towns were built close to a mine.  Mining then was hard, dirty work with picks and shovels.  Machines do most of the heavy jobs in mining today. The coal companies built stores for the miners.  Families could charge their groceries, clothes, tools and household goods.  Prices were high and many families spent their earning before they received them.  Mining companies had a coin of their own called script.  If miners wanted to buy something from other stores, they often borrowed script from the company.

Credit for the Coal story goes to I. A. Ramage

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In all my years in this life, I have always been independent and never afraid to do anything or try things on my own, but I can tell you that I could never go into a mine and do any kind of work…I am not afraid of anything, but one thing for sure, I do not have the nerve to go into any mine, for any reason, so I am really proud of all the men who chose to do the miners’ jobs.  These miners, actually  knowing how dangerous these jobs were, still chose to do them to earn their living.  It is so sad to think that they did not make enough money to live from payday to payday, as the article above on Coal states.

In typing all these injuries and obits I realize just how hard these miners lives had to be.  The lucky ones who made it out of the mine had to have health problems from breathing all that coal dust.  My father drove a coal truck and would come home as black as my grandfather came out of the mine.  My father suffered year after year with asthma and sometimes he would be admitted to the hospital and put in an oxygen tent, just to be able to breathe.   My heart goes out to all miners.

Below you will find the injuries and obits of the miners who were injured or killed while working in the mines.

More coming as I find the obits…

Betty Stillion Shinn

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Cambridge Herald, 11 Nov 1886 pg. 3 c. 5

Byesville

A Hungarian was killed at the W. & I. E. mine No. 2, last week, by a shot of coal falling and entirely mashing his head.

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The Jeffersonian, 18 Jan 1943 pg. 3 c. 4

Miner Killed By Slate Fall While At Work

Arthur Edward Abrams, 27, cousin of Gus Abrams, one of three miners killed on Dec. 28 in a gas blast at McFarland mine of the Byesville Coal Co., died Friday at 8 p.m. at Swan hospital from injuries sustained a few hours earlier in a slate fall at the Buckeye Coal Co. mine, near Dogtown.

Abrams, who resided with his parents Mr. and Mrs. James T. Abrahams, on the Clay Pike near Claysville, was the only man working near the fall of several tons of slate and stone, it was reported.  Death was attributed to a fractured skull.  Several employes were in the mine at the time, it was stated.

The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. and Abrams never regained consciousness.  The body was removed to the Herlan Funeral home, Byesville, where it will remain pending completion of funeral arrangements.

Surviving in addition to the parents are seven brothers, Henry, homer, Thomas, Leonard, Jerry and Charles, all of the home and Floyd. U. S. Army and three sisters, Violet Jean, of the home, Mrs. Raymond Brand, New Concord R. D. and Mrs. Bertha McKinley, Byesville R. D.

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The Jeffersonian, 28 Dec 1942 pg. 1 c. 1

Three Men trapped In Mine Blast

Three miners were trapped Monday in McFarland mine of the Byesville Coal Company, near Blue Bell, and rescuers are endeavoring to reach them, it was learned Monday afternoon.

the trapped men were Gus Abrams, Pleasant City R. D. 2; Robert Haugh, Cambridge R. D. 6, and John Sebek, Byesville R. D. 1

Only meager reports were available Monday afternoon, however, it was stated the men were trapped after an explosion of gas in the mine, debris cutting off their escape from the diggings.

State mine inspectors joined with miners in Digging through the rock in a valiant attempt to reach the entombed miners.

There were between 25 and 30 men in the mine at the time, but no one was injured aside from the three men trapped, who were working in the mine section where the blast occurred.

Fear was expressed that the men would not be found alive.

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 The Guernsey Times, Fri 18 Nov 1910 pg. 8 c 2

Henry Abrams Mine Victim

Henry Abrams of Jackson township, who was seriously injured in the Dogtown mine Thursday morning by being hit with a piece of timber on the chest, died at his home Friday morning at 6 o’clock.  Coroner A. G. Ringer will hold the inquest over the body of Isaac Fluhart, who was killed by a fall of slate in the imperial mine Wednesday, also.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday,  Jun 27, 1901, page 3 c 2

Daniel Ables, a miner employed in the Central Mine at Byesville was caught between the cage and a car Saturday afternoon and so badly injured that he died a few minutes later.  Deceased was about 40 years of age and leaves a wife and two little daughters.

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The Jeffersonian, 13 Jun 1917 pg. 1 c. 1

Coal Miner’s  Arm Caught In Machine

Paul Adasek, age 35 years, of Dog town, an employe in the Minnehaha mine, of the National Coal company, had his left arm fractured in four places and sustained a number of painful cuts Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock, when he was caught in a coal cutting machine at the mine.

Mr. Adasek was cutting coal for the loaders, when the sleeve of his coat became entangled in the gear of the machine, dragging his left arm into the huge cogs. The maining gave the unfortunate man great pain, and his screams caused the machine to be stopped by his companions, but not until the arm was badly mutilated. Dr. Patten, of Byesville, was summoned and the injured man was removed to the Cambridge hospital in the Conner ambulance. At the hospital an examination showed that the arm was so badly mutilated that amputation was necessary.  The operation was performed Wednesday afternoon.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 28 Jan 1909, Pg. 8 C. 3

Holds Inquest Today

Coroner A. W. Ringer held his inquest over the death of Joseph Leroy Aduddle, who was killed in the ideal Mine Monday morning in his office this afternoon.  There were a number of witnesses, and the verdict will not be made known until later.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 18 Jan 1900 Pg. 3 C. 6

Instantly Killed

John Andrews, aged about 55 years employed as a miner in the Walhonding mines, was instantly killed about 8:30 o’clock Friday morning by a fall of slate while at work in the mine.

After the fall of slate his fellow workmen went to work to dig him out but when they reached him he was dead, being instantly killed.  Coroner Voorhies was notified and viewed the remains.  John Andrews was a Hungarian and leaves a wife and family to mourn his death.

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The Jeffersonian, 20 Aug 1908 pg. 3 c. 5

Badly Crushed By Fall Of Slate

John Anker, one of the best known citizens of Guernsey county, who also enjoys the distinction of being the oldest working coal miner in the Guernsey valley, met with a very painful accident this morning while at work in the Kawk’s Nest Coal mine, a small mine recently opened on the Midway mine switch, and sustained injuries which will confine him to his home for some time. The injuries are all the more serious on account of his age, seventy years. A telephone message from Mr. Anker’s home to the Jeffersonian this afternoon stated that his injuries had received careful medical attention and that the patient was resting as well as could be expected.

At the time of the accident Mr. Anker and James Brown, another coal miner, were working in a room when about 8:30 o’clock the men heard a rumbling sound coming from the roof. Mr. Brown who is younger than Mr. Anker, and more active, succeeded in saving himself from injury by jumping to one side, but Mr. Anker was caught and almost buried by the falling slate. As soon as the slate ceased falling Mr. Brown and other miners who were working in the same mine, started to remove the slate from the victim and succeeded in getting him to the mine entrance where a wagon was secured and he was taken to his home on the Byesville street car line, near the Cain Addition. On arriving at the home, they were met by Drs. G. W. Hixon and Fred Lane, who had been called.

An examination showed that his right hip joint had been dislocated his left hip crushed and his left leg fractured between the ankle and knee, and he sustained a very painful cut just above the right eye, extending almost across the forehead. Mr. Anker will be seventy years of age at his next birthday.

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The Jeffersonian, 14 Jul 1917 pg. 1 c. 6

Black Top Miner Killed by Slate

Lore City, July 11, Charles Anton, aged 60 years, employed in the Black Top mine, of the Morris Coal Co., was caught by a fall of slate while at work Friday night and so badly injured that his death followed within two hours after the accident.

He is survived by his wife, one daughter and three sons.  Mrs. Anton and daughter are visiting relatives in St. Louis.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 30 Jul 1903, pg. 3, c. 3

Senecaville

Uriah C. Aplin was killed at the mines here Tuesday evening at about seven o’clock by the bucket striking a timber, knocking off the latch, and upsetting the bucket which was full of slate, about a ton of it, which fell on Mr. Aplin.  The other men got out of the way.  The man on top called as soon as he saw the bucket start to tip. Mr. Aplin was a charter member of the K. Of P. lodge here and was buried by that order. Mr. Aplin was born July 31, 1850, died July 28, 1903, was married to Miss Mary Speer Dec. 12, 1871.  To this union eleven children were born.  Ten still living and all present at the funeral.  Besides the wife and children two sisters are living, Mrs. L. Danford and Mrs. L. Spaid.  The decedent was an honest, upright man as one neighbor expressed “he was true as steel”. Revs. Oliver, Thomas and Ashburn each took part in the services at the house.  The floral tributes were very beautiful.  The family have the sympathy of all.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1901 Pg. 2 C 3

Fall of Coal

Kills One Man at Little Pioneer Mines Near Byesville

Wm. Atkinson, a coal miner employed in the Little Pioneer coal mines near Byesville, died about 3 o’clock this morning from the result of injuries received by a fall of coal in that mine Tuesday afternoon at 3:23 o’clock.  Shortly before that time Mr. Atkinson had entered a room by himself and was engaged in taking out coal when without a moment’s warning a large amount of coal, slate and dirt fell, completely burying him.  His cries were heard by fellow workmen who hurried to his assistance and after considerable hard work rescued him from beneath the coal and dirt. The injured man was taken to the Thompson Hotel in Byesville where he has boarded for some time and Drs. Austin and Ringer of Byesville did what they could to relieve his sufferings, but to no avail and he died about 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. Coroner Vorhies was at once notified of the death and as soon as possible viewed the remains.

Deceased was 42 years of age and had been employed in the Little Pioneer mines for some time, boarding during that time at the Thompson Hotel in Byesville where he died.

He was injured about the back by the fall of coal and it was seen at the start that the chances of recovery were very small. Deceased leaves three sisters and two brothers, one of whom lives in Zanesville and was with him at the time of his death. The remains will be taken to Zanesville this evening for interment.

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The Jeffersonian, 6 Oct 1938 pg. 7 c. 6

Young Man Fatally Hurt By Slate Fall

Samuel Morgan Bacon, 21, was instantly killed Wednesday afternoon about 1 o’clock when caught under a fall of slate while working in Fisher mine, near Boden, northwest of Cambridge.

Bacon and his step-father, Samuel McFadyn, were the only persons in the mine at the time and the latter escaped injury. The mine is small, the coal being used to supply families in the Boken community.

McFadyn summoned neighbors and it was some time before the body of the young man was extricated from under the fallen slate.   He was badly crushed about the pelvis and his scalp was torn in several places.

Sheriff Harry Totten, who was called in place of Coroner Ralph M. Nix, who is a patient at Cleveland Clinic, said he believed Bacon’s neck was broken.  He gave a verdict of accidental death.

Bacon had spent the greater part of his life in the Boden community and in addition to his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McFadyn, he is survived by six half-brothers and half-sisters.  Robert, Delbert, Dollie, Leota, Thomas and Almanda McFadyn, all of the home.  One sister, Mrs. Frances Burdini, West Virginia, also survives.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 16 Jul 1908, Pg. 3 C. 6

August Baer is Dangerously Hurt

Fall of Slate at Midway Mine May Cause Death of Cambridge Man.

August Baer, living in the Fair Ground Addition, and employed as a miner in the Midway Mine, of the Cambridge Colleries Co., was caught by a fall of coal and slate this morning, at 9:30 o’clock, sustaining injuries which may result in death.

At the time of the accident Mr. Baer was working alone in a room.  The fall occurred without warning and the mass crushed him to the floor.  His left shoulder cap was knocked off, his left leg broken and crushed, and a number of ribs on the left side were fractured.  He was also badly injured about his back and hips and his head was painfully cut.

Other men at work near by heard the noise and ran to his assistance, finding him practically buried in the debris.   The work of rescue was started immediately, but it was some time before the men were able to remove the injured man to the entrance of the mine, in the meantime Dr. T. W. Long of Byesville had been summoned and arriving rendered temporary aid.  Bair’s ambulance was called and the victim was brought to this city and removed to Keenan’s hospital.

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The Jeffersonian, 16 Jul 1908 pg. 8 c. 5

Succumbs To Terrible Injury

August Baer Passed Away At Hospital Last Night, Heart Was Crushed.

August Baer, the coal miner who was injured by a fall of coal and slate while at work in the Midway mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., yesterday morning and was removed to Keenan’s hospital, died at that institution at 11:15 o’clock last night as the result of his injuries. The remains were immediately removed to Bair’s undertaking establishment, where they were prepared for burial. The funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Ken. C. Hayes, and the interment will be made in Northwood cemetery.

August Baer was born in Pomeroy, O., and was about fifty-two years of age. He is survived by his wife and five children, three daughters and two sons, as followers: Nora, Anna and Helen, Edward and Ernest, all living at home.  He had been a coal miner all his life, and had moved his family to this city about eleven years ago, having secured employment in the mines of the Guernsey valley.  They resided in the Glass Plant Addition. He was a member of the Cambridge Presbyterian church, and was also a member of the Cambridge I. O. O. F. lodge, as well as the Royal Association.

In addition to his immediate family the following survive: His mother, Mrs. Mary Baer, of Pomeroy; Edward Baer, of Pomeroy; Peter Baer of Huntington, W. Va., and Fritz Baer of Pomeroy, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Hamilton of Canton.  His mother and all of the brothers with the exception of the one from Huntington are in the city to attend the funeral services.

A sad feature attending the death of Mr. Bear is the fact that he had not been at work for a week or more until yesterday morning because of a bad cavein of coal and slate at the mine. On Sunday he was notified to return to work Monday morning and at that time went to the mine, having told his wife that he was glad to get back to work and hoped that he would have plenty. He had been at work but a few hours when the fall occurred. His entire left side was crushed and the bones broken. So desperate were his injuries that as soon as he arrived at the hospital he was informed that he could not recover. Among the other injuries sustained, his heart was injured.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 23 July 1874

Accident At The Shaft-Enoch Bailey, one of the miners at the coal shaft, a short distance east of town, met with a serious if not fatal accident last Friday while engaged at his occupation.  He was bearing-in (digging under an over-hanging shelf of coal) when a considerable amount fell, crushing Mr. Bailey’s left foot and severely brusing his chest.  The foot has been amputated, and Drs. Wall and Simnons think the chances for recovery good, if there are no internal injuries.   Accidents of this nature have been rather frequent of late at these mines.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 19 Sept 1907 pg. 3 c. 2

Little Kate Miner Taken To Hospital

Fall of Slate Breaks Michael Bailey’s Ribs Causing Them to Pierce Lungs.

A fall of slate in the Little Kate mine at Lucasburg caught Michael Bailey, a Slavishman, Wednesday, and broke four ribs which pierced his lungs, and mashed one shoulder badly. Bailey was brought out immediately and given medical care by Dr. Patton, of Byesville. It was soon learned that he must have hospital treatment, and Friday morning H. F. McDonald’s  ambulance was sent for. Mr. McDonald brought the injured man to Byesville and from there on the interurban car to Cambridge where he was taken to the St. Francis hospital at Columbus on B. & O. 103.

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Cambridge Times, 17 Sept 1917 pg. 1 c. 3

Caught in Fall of Slate and badly Injured.

Ed Bair, a driver employed at the Forsythe coal mines, four miles east of Cambridge, was probably fatally injured Saturday night while at work, when a heavy fall of slate broke his back. The fracture is just below the seventh vertebrae.

The injured man was brought to the Cambridge hospital in Eberle & Stevens’ ambulance. It was announced this morning that he was resting as well as could be expected. He is married and has three children.

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Guernsey Times, 22 Mar 2010 pg. 4 c. 4

Ed Bair, of south of the city, an employe of Midway mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., was painfully injured Monday afternoon when a large quantity of slate fell on him, but his injuries are not considered serious.

Bair was working in the mine when a large quantity of coal gave way above his head and before he had time to get out of danger. He was taken out of the debris by other employes of the mine and Dr. A. G. Ringer, of this city, was falled, tendering medical attention. He was cut about the head and neck, but not seriously.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 28 Nov 1912 pg. 8 c. 6

The funeral service of Jake Bakus who was instantly killed by a fall of slate yesterday, while employed as loader in the Trial run mine, No. 2, will be held Wednesday at 10 o’clock at the Catholic Church, conducted by Father Berry. Interment will be made in the Mt. Calvary cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, 22 Sept 1904 pg. 4 c. 4

Miner Killed

Paul Ballas, a miner living at Pleasant City, and employed in the mines near that place, was caught by a fall of slate early Friday morning sustaining injuries which resulted in his death. Deceased was about twenty-six years of age and had relatives in Braddock, Pa. and Parkersburg, W. Va., from which place he had returned from a visit the day before his death.

The funeral services were held Saturday conducted by Rev. Mr. O. F. Young.  Interment was made in the Pleasant City cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, Nov. 8, 1894 Pg. 3 C. 2

George Barnett, the 14 year old boy killed in the Hartford mines, was squeezed to death between two cars.  He was employed as a trapper near the entrance, having to look after the opening and shutting of the doors.  The front car of a train of empties, coming into the mine, got off the track near young Burnett’s position; and he left his doors to assist in putting the car back on the track.  While he was this engaged a loaded train came from the mine and since the boy was not at his post to flag it, before it could be stopped the boy’s life had been crushed out between the first car and one with which he was working.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, Jan. 31, 1901 Pg. 3 C. 3

Instantly Killed.

A Heavy Fall of Slate in the Central Mines Near Byesville this Afternoon Instantly Kills George Barnes.

George Barnes, a coal miner aged about 38 years, employed in the Central mines  near Byesville was caught and instantly killed by a heavy fall of slate Thursday afternoon.

At noon deceased, with the other men employed there, entered the mine to complete the day’s work.  Mr. Barnes talked with some of his companions for a few minutes before separating to go to his place of work and after leaving the rest of the men nothing more was heard from him until about 2:30 o’clock when a loud noise was heard from the room in which he and gone to work. All in the mine knew what the sounds meant and hurried in that direction to see what damage had been done. No fears were entertained that Mr. Barnes had been injured by the accident but as he could not be seen or found it gradually dawned on them that he had been caught by the fall. Willing hands went to work at once and soon uncovered the body of Mr. Barnes.

A special received from Byesville to The Jeffersonian at 3:15 o’clock stated that the body had been recovered but had not at that time been removed from the mine.

Mr. Barnes leaves a wife and two children, a son and a daughter,  He was well known in this city and is a brother of Henderson and C. H. Barnes of this place. He was a prominent member of the Byesville K. of P. lodge and an Odd Fellow.

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The Jeffersonian, 19 Aug 1944 pg. 3 c. 6

Walter B. Barnett

Byesville, Aug. 19—Funeral services for Walter B. Barnett, 64, will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Herlan Funeral home, by Rev. John Strout, of Trinity Methodist church.  Burial will be made in East Union cemetery, near Claysville.

Mr. Barnett died shortly after being stricken with a heart attack Friday about noon at the Rigby mine where he was engaged as a blacksmith and tipple worker. He had been an employe of the mine for many years and a resident of this community for a number of years. He was a member of the Claysville Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Earl, of Fresno, Calif., and Lewis R., of Toledo; two brothers, Charles J., of Zanesville, and Curtis R., Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. H. P. Moninger, Newark and Mrs. C. W. Burris, of N. Eight St., Cambridge, and three grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Herlan Funeral home where it will remain until after the services.

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The Jeffersonian, 5 Nov 1908 pg. 1 c. 6 & 7

Body Of Ernest Barrow Is Found Badly Mangled In Klondyke Mine

Ernest Barrow, a well known and highly respected young man, a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Barrow, of Ankertown, east of the city, was instantly killed Wednesday evening about 7:30 in the Klondyke mine, on the B. & O. road east of the city. Bair’s ambulance was called and the remains were taken to the home of the parents.

Mr. Barrow had been employed for some time as a driver in the Klondyke mine, where he was regarded as a steady and industrious young man.  How the fatal accident occurred will, perhaps, never become known, as at the time he was alone, taking a train of cars out of the mine, but it is supposed that he slipped and fell between two of the cars , as he was terribly crushed about the chest and back, and it was thought that his neck was broken, he was found lying beside the tracks by other men working in the mine, and the authorities and parents were notified. Coroner W. B. Yeo, accompanied by Coroner elect Dr. A. G. Ringer, went to the home of the parents this morning to view the remains.

Mr. Barow was a most excellent young man and was highly respected by all. While not a member of any church he had expressed his intention of becoming a member of the East End United Brethren church and was to have presided at the Young Peoples meeting at that church next Sunday evening. He was about twenty-one years of age, and in addition to his parents, is survived by two sisters, Ethel and Ruth, and one brother, Earl Chalfant, of Hartford.

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Guernsey Times, 8 Jan 1914 pg. 1 c. 1

Basford Died From Injuries

Had His back Broken in October but Survived Until This Morning

Lying with his back broken since last October, suffering continual pain since that time, death came about 3 o’clock Thursday morning to end the mortal pain of Clyde Basford at his home at Lore City.

On Wednesday morning, October 15, Mr. Basford was injured by a fall of slate while at work in Black Top mine. He was immediately removed to the Keenan Hospital, where everything possible was done to relieve his suffering. Later he was taken to Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus, but the case was found to be beyond  medical aid. Since that time he has lingered between life and death, bearing his pain with much fortitude.

The deceased was about 38 years of age, son of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Basford, who reside in Senecaville, as do also the following brothers; Ernest, Arthur and Leslie. Another brother, Foreman G., resides in St. Louis, Mo., having just left for that city the forepart of this week, after a visit with his brother, Clyde.

Beside the wife, five children; four boys and one girl, are left to mourn the loss.

The funeral will be held at the Senecaville Methodist church Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, Interment in Senecaville cemetery.

Coroner T. H. Rowles left for Lore City this afternoon to conduct an inquest into the cause of death.

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Guernsey Times, 27 Jul 1910 pg. 4 c. 5

Miner Dies Of Injuries

Oscar Bates Suffered Fatal Injuries in Little Kate No. 2 on Tuesday.

A sad accident happened at Little Kate mine No. 2 of the National Coal Co. Tuesday morning about 10:15 o’clock which terminated in the death of Oscar Bates, a young married man, who lives near the mine, when he fell from his motor and sustained horrible injuries to his head which resulted in this death at 4:30 o’clock Tuesday evening.

Bates was a trip rider in the mine and was on the front of his truck when he suddenly lost his balance, falling underneath the truck. He was dragged about 46 feet before the motor could be stopped and his head was badly crushed. He was hurriedly taken to his home, where Dr. Bolin, of Cumberland, was called, but he died at 4:30 o’clock with his wife and three children at his bedside. He was about 27 years old and was well liked by all the miners, who regret his sad death.

The body will be taken to Pleasant City Thursday morning for services and interment. The time has not been set as yet for funeral rites.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, Jan. 20, 1898 Pg. 2 C. 3

Horrible Death!

Frank Beatty Was Caught by a Rope in the Nicholson Mines this Morning and Thrown Against the walls of the Mines, Being Instantly Killed.

Frank Beatty, aged about 16 years, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Beatty, who reside near the Nicholson mines, south of Cambridge, met a horrible death Mon. morning between the hours of 7 and 8 o’clock while performing his duties at the mine.

Young Beatty was employed in the Nicholson mine as an alarm boy and it was his duty to stand at the Shals and see that the loaded cars and ropes or cables attached to the cars were running all right and if anything was wrong to give the signal, by means of an electric bell, to the engineer, who would then stop the engine, which hauled the cars. This morning Beatty, who has been employed at the mines for some time, entered with the others for the purpose of beginning the day’s work. Finding that everything was apparently in first class working order he signaled the engineer to start.  The start was made and the first few cars hauled out when suddenly Beatty was struck by a large shive, which is a wheel around which the ropes or cables attached to the cars run, and was thrown violently against the rib of side of the entrance of the mine, splitting his head and killing him instantly.  One of the miners riding on a car which passed by soon afterward called Beatty and not receiving an answer thought something was wrong and jumping from the car found him lying on the ground.  Help was called and the remains carried to the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Beatty near the mine. Coroner Daugherty was notified and with Constable Gallup viewed the remains this afternoon.   An inquest will probably be held tomorrow.  The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Interment in the Baptist cemetery near Nicholson’s mines.

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The Jeffersonian, 3 Aug 1911 pg. 1 c 5-6

John A. Beatty Jr. is Killed by Fall of Slate in The Midway Mine

Byesville, O., Aug. 3—John A. Beatty, Jr., aged eighteen years, employed as a trip rider in the Midway Mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., was instantly killed by a fall of slate and coal Wednesday afternoon, about 2 o’clock. The body was removed from the mine to Conner’s undertaking establishment in their ambulance, where it was viewed by Coroner J. W. Ringer, who had been notified.

The young man was a trip rider on the train of cars hauled by his brother, William Beatty, who operated the motor, but the latter did not know of the accident until he arrived at the entrance of the mine, and one of the men asked him where his trip rider was.  Looking at the rear of the car and failing to see his brother, the motorman fearing that something had happened, started back on the track to make an investigation. After walking some distance, Mr. Beatty came to a great mass of slate, estimated at about 20 tons, which had fallen on the track just after his cars had passed the spot. A number of other miners were called and the work of removing the debris was started.  Beneath the mass was found the lifeless body of the young man.

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Guernsey Times, 14 Feb 1914 pg. 2 c. 2

Forsythe Mines Man Is Killed

Andy Belaca, foreigner, living at Forsythe’s Mine, was run over and killed Saturday at noon by a mine train which was switching, near Mineral Siding.  Taylor and Lyons ambulance was called and the body brought to this city and prepared for burial.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, Sept. 15, 1904, Pg. 3 C. 4

Killed in Mine

Frank Bender, for many years an employe of the Blue Bell mine, was caught by a fall of coal while at work in the mine Thursday morning and died about noon as the result of injuries sustained.

Coroner Yeo was notified of the accident and with Constable Gallup went to the mines Friday morning to view the remains.

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Jeffersonian, 25 July 1916 pg. 6 c. 1

Byesville Miner Had Leg Crushed

Byesville, July 25__George Bennett, age 28 years, resident of Fourth street and employed as night boss at Ideal mine, met with a very serious accident last evening at 6 o’clock, when he was ran over by the motor. The left leg was cut off and the body bruised. He was running the motor at the time of the accident and fell in font of it. He crawled the distance of 24 mining cars to a point where he could communicate with Ed Talbott, another night worker, who assisted in getting him out of the mine and called Dr. J. E. Patton who gave fist medical aid. Conner’s ambulance was called and the injured man was taken to the Cambridge hospital where the leg was amputated just above the knee.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 9 Feb 1905 pg. 5 c. 2

Frank Benthorne, a miner employed in the Ideal mine, was taken to the City Hospital Sunday suffering with a broken leg.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, May 15, 1890 Pg. 3 C. 2

A telephone message received from Mathews mines just before going to press announced that John Berkhelmer, son of Henry Berkheimer, of West Cambridge, had been killed by a fall of slate in the entry.  He was about 20 years old and had been engaged as driver for some time.  The mule he drove was also caught and killed.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 4 Dec 1902 pg. 3 c. 4

Fall Of Slate

In Guernsey Mines Wednesday Afternoon Injures Four Men

Four coal miners, one the pit boss, employed in the Guernsey mines, were caught and injured by a fall of slate late Wednesday afternoon. At the time all the men were at work in the large room without a thought of danger as the roof to all appearances was secure. The men were in a hurry to complete their work in order to get home to their families to assist in the preparations for their Thanksgiving day dinners, all at once a rumbling noise was heard and before the men could escape to places of safety a large part of the roof fell burying the men beneath tons of slate and coal. Other men at work in different parts of the mine heard the sound of the fall and quickly ran to the assistance of the injured men.  So heavy was the fall of slate that it was some time before the rescuers could reach the men. In the meantime news of the accident ahd reached the homes of the miners and in a few minutes a large number of men and women gathered at the entrance of the mine.

After a great deal of hard work the injured men were reached and removed from the mine. The injured men are Wm. Bernard, pit boss, caught across the stomach and bowels; Chris Robe, leg broken; Louis Robe, leg crushed, and John Moffet, are bruised. Bernard was hurt more than the others and was unconscious when removed from the mine, but later on he rallied and it is now thought that he will live. Dr. C. A. Frame and Fred Fletcher, of this city were called.

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The Jeffersonian 6 Jun 1907 pg. 3 c. 3

Imperial Miner Crushed to Death

By the sudden dripping of a great mass of slate, John Bettinger, a coal miner, was instantly crushed to death in the Imperial mines near Belle Valley Wednesday afternoon.  The unfortunate man was working alone in one of the rooms when the accident occurred, but the noise attracted miners working near by who went to him at once.

As a result of the physician’s examination which followed it was ascertained that the mass struck its victim squarely on the head, breaking his neck and otherwise crushing the body in a horrible manner.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 27 Feb 1908, Pg. 3 C. 4

Slate Claims Another Victim

Mike Bichuria is Crushed by Fatally Crushed by Falling Mass in Detroit Mine

Mike Bichuria, a foreigner aged about twenty years, employed in the Detroit mine near Ava, was caught by a heavy fall of coal and slate yesterday at noon and was so badly crushed that he died about an hour after the accident. Deceased was a native of Austria-Hungary and had been employed at the mine for some time.

He was at work with a number of other men in a room of the mine all morning and just before stopping for their noon meal the fatal fall occurred.  The other men were standing at one side at the time and were able to escape, but Bichuria was caught by the full weight of the mass and was terrible crushed about the body and his right leg was broken.

The injured man was taken to his home near the entrance of the mine where he died. Coroner W. B. Yeo was notified of the accident and death and went to the mine yesterday afternoon to view the remains and take testimony, returning home this morning.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, Thursday, Mar. 16, 1905 Pg. 4  C. 2

A slavish coal miner employed in the Old Orchard mines, whose name could not be learned, was very badly injured by a fall of slate while at work in the mines Friday afternoon. Dr. L. C. Wells of this city was called.

(My guess is this obit must be for Andy Birka according to the Miners Killed report.  It states Mar. 10, 1905, same cause of Death and same mine)

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Guernsey Times, 6 Oct 1910 pg. 1 c. 3

Miner Breaks Two Of Ribs

Thomas Bizak of Oakwood, a miner at Ideal mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., met with an unfortunate accident Wednesday evening about 3:30 o’clock when he fell from a  car breaking two ribs.

Bizak was preparing to leave the mine after his day’s work and when the mule started he was thrown against a pillar breaking the ribs besides being badly bruised. He was taken home in Conner’s ambulance of Byesville, and Dr. J. E. Patten of Byesville was called attending to his injuries.

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The Jeffersonian, 29 Dec 1923 pg. 1

Coal Miner Is Badly Crushed

Joe Bogish, age 50 years, of Byesville R. D. 1, was probably fatally crushed Saturday morning at 9 o’clock by a fall of slate in Little Kate mine of the National Coal Company.

Bogish was employed as a loader in the mine and the slate fell as he was stooped over, striking him about the back.  His chest was crushed, one leg broken, neck hurt and body severely bruised.  It is thought he suffered internal injuries and little hope is entertained for his recovery.  Dr. Patton, of Byesville, attended Mr. Bogish at the mine.

The Stevens emergency ambulance was called and the injured man was removed to the Wells hospital where he was attended by Dr. Patton, Wells, and Keenan.

Another miner was near Mr. Bogish at the time the slate fell, but escaped injury.

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Guernsey Times, 18 Jan 1910 pg. 4 c. 4

Miner Breaks His Leg Tues’y

Mike Bosteka, of Forsythe’s mine, met with a sad accident Tuesday morning when he was caught in some manner by a loaded coal car which he was hauling out of the mine and as a result his left leg was broken.

Dr. G. W. Hixman was called and the man was removed to his home, where the fracture was reduced.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 21 Mar 1907 pg. 1 C. 7

Miner Crushed By Cars.

Frank Bower, of Byesville, a coal miner employed in the Warner mines near that place, was killed Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, by being caught between two cars in the mine.  Coroner Yeo was notified of the death and went to Byesville to view the remains.

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Cambridge Herald, 6 Feb 1890 pg. 3 c. 4

Thomas Boyd, a miner living in West Cambridge, was caught by a mass of falling slate in the Matthews mine south of town Monday, and sustained serious injuries to his hips and spine. Dr. McPherson was called and at last accounts the injured man was getting along as well as could be expected.

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The Jeffersonian Thursday, Nov. 19, 1896 Pg. 3 C. 2

Wm. Bradshaw, of near Byesville, who had his leg crushed last week while at work in a coal mine, and who had the injured leg amputated a few days after the accident, died Sunday. He was not married.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 11 Jan 1900 pg. 3 c. 5

Fall Of Slate

John Bresko a Hungarian miner employed in the Walhonding mines was caught by a heavy fall of slate Wednesday afternoon while at work and was almost instantly killed.  At the time Bresko was making a shot and did not stand far enough away. He was about 27 years of age and leaves a wife and two children one son and one daughter, to mourn his death.

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Guernsey Times, Sat. 15 Jan 1910 pg. 4 c. 4

Members of the First Slavish society, of Kipling, O., were in this city Saturday morning, uniformed, while en route to Ava to attend the funeral of John Bronson, who was killed in the mine by a fall of slate.

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The Jeffersonian, Thurs. 13 June 1901 pg. 3

Injuries Proved Fatal.

John Brousick a coal miner known as “Box Car John,” who was injured in the mines near Pleasant City about two weeks ago while employed as a driver, died Sunday about 11 o’clock.

Coroner Vorhies was notified of the death and went to Pleasant City Mon. morning to view the remains, and take testimony in the case.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 6 Jun 1907 pg. 4 c. 2

Trail Run Mines Claim A Victim

Jack Brown meets Instant Death Monday Afternoon, Byesville

News Notes

Byesville, June 4. Although Guernsey county mines had no fatalities to report during the month of May, June starts off with a bad record. Jack Brown, an employe of the Little Trail Run mines, met with instant death yesterday afternoon.  He was attempting to fasten a wire to a motor and was electrocuted.  Other employes carried the unfortunate victim to his home in Trail Run, where a wife and four small children are left to mourn their loss.

Mr. Brown was an Englishman by birth, 30 years of age, but came to this vicinity when three years old.  At the Inquest held by Coroner Yeo, the only mark found on his body was located on the left wrist and was about the size of a quarter.

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The Jeffersonian, 26 Nov 1917 pg. 2 c. 6

Miner Was Killed When Caught by a Fall of Slate

William Brown, employed as boss hauler at the Klondyke coal mines, was instantly killed, Sunday at noon when he was caught by a fall of slate. The unfortunate man was at work in the mine, when the slate suddenly fell. He was crushed to death. He is survived by a wife and two small children.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, Sept. 18, 1902 Pg. 3 C. 7

Miner Killed

A coal miner by the name of Bundy employed in the Walhonding mines, near Pleasant City, was killed Friday evening. Bundy had just completed his day’s work and was riding towards the mine entrance for a train to go to his home when his head was struck by an overhead he???.   His head was badly mashed and he died shortly afterwards. The funeral was held Sunday.

(According to the Miners killed record this would be C. M. Bundy)

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The Jeffersonian, 30 Jan 1936 pg. 6 c. 1

Fractures Leg In Accident In Mine

J. R. Bundy, 42, Pleasant City, sustained a fractured right leg above the ankle Tuesday afternoon shortly before 2 o’clock, while working in Buffalo mine of the Cambridge Collieries Company. He was removed to Swan hospital where x-ray pictures were made and the fracture reduced. Wednesday Mr. Bundy was reported to be resting comfortable and in a satisfactory condition.

The accident occurred while he was riding out of the mine.  He failed to notice a car standing on the track and his leg became lodged between two cars.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 9 May 1907, Pg. 3 C. 2

Black Top Miner Loses A Finger

Jake Burr, of 7th street, South Cambridge, and employed at the Black Top mine, east of the city, met with a painful accident, the first of this week, which resulted in the loss of his fingers. While at work in the mine his right hand was caught in machinery, crushing it in such a manner that physicians found it necessary to amputate the ring finger at the base.  The first  two fingers on the same hand were also badly crushed but it is thought that they may be saved. The injured man was taken from the mine to his home in this city and the operation was performed by Dr. C. A. Moore.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday Nov. 6, 1902 Pg. 3 C. 2

The funeral of George Burteft, the miner who was killed by a fall of coal at King’s mines Tuesday, was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock and was largely attended. The interment was made in Northwood cemetery.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 26 Dec 1907 pg. 3 c. 4

Fall Of Slate In Dogtown Mine

Badly Crushes Jas. Burton, Jr., of East Cambridge, Internal Injuries are Feared.

Another victim, the extent of whose injuries are as yet unknown, has been added to the long list connected with the operation of the mines in the Guernsey Valley. Yesterday afternoon about three o’clock, James Burton, Jr., who is married and lives near the Glass Plant addition, was at work in the new mine near Byesville known as Dogtown. He had set off one shot of blasting in the mine and thinking everything all right, returned to load the coal when the fall caught him.

At least a half ton of slate covered the unfortunate miner, badly cutting and bruising him, and while an examination by the physician who was called, disclosed no broken bones, there is every evidence of internal injuries which are serious. Burton was taken to his boarding place and is now resting so much better that strong hopes for his recovery are entertained.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 12 Dec 1912 pg. 5 c. 4

Miner Badly Bruised

Peter Calta, a foreigner, of Forsythe mines, had his right leg badly bruised and cut Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, while at work.  His leg was caught in the machinery, inflicting several deep wounds.  He came to Cambridge and the limb was dressed by Dr. Bates.

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The Jeffersonian, 30 June 1930 pg. 1 c. 2

Louis Callihan Is Electrocuted

Cambridge Colleries Expert Comes In Contact With Two “Hot Wires”

Louis Callihan, of Byesville, aged 45 years, for 21 years chief electrician for The Cambridge Collieries Co., met instant death Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock when 4,000 volts of electricity coursed through his body as he came in contact with two of three “hot” wires at the top of a 20 foot pole at Walhonding No 2 mine, near Buffalo.

He was making repairs to the feed line supplying the mine with electrical power. Assistants were standing on the ground watching him when his body suddenly sagged and then tensed as though in extreme agony. Before aid could reach him he fell back from the two wires and was suspended at the top of the pole by his life belt which he had fastened before beginning his work.  HE was dead when workmen went up the pole meant of a ladder and lowered his body with a rope. Coroner Robins, of Buffalo, was summoned. The fingers of both hands were burned almost to the bone where they had come in contact with the wires.  Herlan’s ambulance at Byesville was called and made a quick run but efforts at resuscitation were not resorted for his heart had stopped beating several minutes before the arrival of the ambulance.

Employes are mystified over Callihan’s electrocution. He was thoroughly versed in electrical engineering and was aware that the wires he was handling were “live.”

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30 June 1930 pg. 3 c. 4

Louis Callihan Is Electrocuted

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His long service with The Cambridge collieries Co., reflects his ability in the Electrical field and his death is a loss that will be distinctly felt. For a number of years he had been in charge of the electrical work at all of the mines of the company.   He was regarded as an extremely cautious workman and frequently performed the more hazardous tasks rather than trust them to other members of his force, fearing that such an accident as happened to himself might result.

The body was later removed to his home at 229 Seneca street, Byesville. Mr. Callihan was a member of Byesville Lodge No. 654, F. and A. M.   He had a large number of close friends and was well known in this city.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Linnie Callihan and two children.  Mrs. Goldie Rogers and Lewis Callihan, both of the home, one granddaughter, Jacqueline Yvonne Rogers and three brothers, Charles and Guy Callihan, of Byesville, and J. W. Callihan, of Zanesville; also his father Mose Callihan, of Byesville.  One son, Ross, is deceased.

Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Benjamin Green pastor of the Byesville First Baptist church.  Interment will be made in the Byesville cemetery.

Byesville lodge of Masons will have charge of the services.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 20 Feb 1902 Pg. 3 C. 2

Wm. Campbell, a young man about 18 years of age, employed as a coal miner in the Walhonding mines near Pleasant City, was caught by a fall of coal and slate yesterday and instantly killed.  Coroner Vorhies was called and held an inquest last evening.  Mr. Campbell was a popular young man and highly respected in the neighborhood.

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Guernsey Times, 7 sept 1918 pg. 1 c. 3

Miner Met Death When Run Over By Coal Car Friday

William Campbell, aged 47 years, was instantly killed at the Trail Run mine, of the Cambridge Collieries Company, Friday morning at 9 o’clock when he was run over by a coal car.

The unfortunate man was attempting to stop the car, on which the brakes is said to have failed to work, when he fell in front of the wheels and was badly crushed.

The body was removed to the Conner morgue at Byesville, where it was viewed by Coroner W. M. Lawyer.

The deceased was a well known citizen, who had been employed at the Trail Run mine for a number of years. He is survived by his wife and six children.

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The Jeffersonian, 25 Jan 1912 pg. 5 c. 4

Pick Handle Saves A Life.

The fact that the point of his pick stuck in a soft place in the ground in falling, holding the handle upright, undoubtedly saved the life of Charles Cappes, a coal miner, who was working in one of the mines east of the city Monday afternoon.  He was almost buried by a fall of slate, but the heaviest part was held up to some extent by the pick, thus saving him from fatal injury.

While Mr. Cappes was at work he tested the roof of the room, thinking perhaps that the slate might be about to fall, but apparently it was safe and he continued with his work. Then came a sudden rumbling and before he could get out of danger the mass fell.  In dropping his pick one point struck in the ground, and one of the largest pieces of slate rested on the handle.  Mr. Cappes right leg was painfully bruised and cut, otherwise he escaped injury, and was brought to his home No. 416 Ninth street, South Cambridge, where the injury was dressed by Dr. Deweese.

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The Jeffersonian, 6 Nov 1911 Mon. pg. 5 c. 4

Killed By A Fall Of Slate

Earl Chalfant, who was injured by a fall of coal in the Hartford mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., Saturday morning about 11 o’clock, died Monday at his home in Hartford, as the result of his injuries.

Mr. Chalfant was thirty-two years of age and is survived by his wife and two small children.  He was employed as a machine runner and was at work in one of the rooms when the accident occurred.  It was not at first thought that he was seriously injured, not withstanding the fact that he complained of pains in his chest, but it is now supposed that he was injured internally.

Mr. Chalfant was a member of a number of secret orders and was well known in Cambridge.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 21 Feb 1901 pg. 3 c. 2

Mart Chalfant, a coal miner employed at King’s mines, was injured Thursday morning by coming in contact with a drill.  The injured man was brought to his home east of the city and medical aid summoned.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 24 Oct 1912

Miner Caught by Fall of Slate

Byesville, O., Oct. 22- John Christian aged about 36 years, living on Second High street and employed as a machine man in Little Kate mine narrowly escaped being killed by a fall of slate about 3 o’clock Monday afternoon.   Fortunately the man fell in a hole between the ties of the track in the mine and received a gash cut about four inches long on his left leg and his left hip crushed.  The injured man would have been instantly killed had not the track and timbers protected him.  Dr. Lowthian, of Buckeye, was called to the mine and dressed the injuries.  Conner’s ambulance brought the injured man to his home.

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The Jeffersonian, 31 Jan 1916 pg. 5 c. 3

 Head Crushed Between Cars

George Clark, of Coshocton, driver, employed in the Harryette mine of The National Coal Co., was probably fatally injured early Monday morning. He was found by fellow miners with his head badly crushed and has been in an unconscious condition since the accident.  It is believed that he was caught between cars.  Dr. E. L. Lowchian was called to the mine and gave medical attention.

A special train was run over the Pennsylvania railroad from the mine to the Ninth street crossing where the injured man was placed in Eberle & Stevens ambulance and taken to the Cambridge hospital. He is under the care of physicians but it is believed the injuries will prove fatal.  Relatives in Coshocton were notified by telegram soon after the accident.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 17 Jan pg. 3 c. 4

Byesville Enterprise:

Moses Clark, a miner at Imperial mine No. 2, was caught by a fall of slate about noon on Tuesday and his life crushed out.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 7 Mar 1912 pg. 5 c. 6

Coroner A. G. Ringer held his inquest Thursday afternoon over the death of Bert Clinger, who was killed by a fall of slate in the Little Trail Run Mine Friday of last week. James Taylor of Cambridge, who was injured at the same time was reported Tuesday afternoon as resting very well.

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Cambridge Times, 28 Jun 1919 pg. 6

Byesville Citizen Killed At Mine

William Clinger, aged 60 years, a well known citizen of Byesville, was killed Friday morning by a fall of coal in the Ideal Mine of the Cambridge Colieries Coal Co.  Mr. Clinger was engaged in loading and the coal fell without warning.  The body was removed to the Conner morgue where it was viewed by Coroner Dr. C. Bates.  The deceased is survived by three children, one sister and one brother.

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The Jeffersonian, 14 May 1921 pg. 1 c. 5

Charles Clough Died Of Injuries.

Goodyear Miner Was Terribly Crushed Late Friday Afternoon.

Charles Clough, age 20 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Clough, 453 North Second Street, was fatally injured in the Goodyear mine,  near Lore City, of the Akron Coal Company, while making his last trip of the day as a trip rider and died on the Baltimore & Ohio labor train before reaching Cambridge.

The young man was riding a trip of loaded cars, one of which was derailed, pinning him against a rib of coal.  He was extricated from the wreckage and Dr. Charles Shively, of Lore City, administered first aid attention.  His right jaw was torn loose, face lacerated, head rushed and body badly bruised.

Mr. Clough was being brought to a Cambridge hospital accompanied by Dr. Shively, Supt. Shooter and Mine Boss Miles when death occurred.  He had been employed in the Goodyear mine for the past four months and prior to that time was

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Charles Clough Dies Of Injuries

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In the employ of the Cambridge Collieries company.  He was born at Robins and was an active member of the Christ’s Lutheran church, having lived in Cambridge for the past seven years.  Mr. Clough was held in high esteem by his fellow-workers and associates in Cambridge.

Besides his parents the deceased is survived by three sisters and two brothers, Loreta, Margaret, Blanche, Fred and Albert Clough, all of the home.  The body was viewed by Coroner Bates at the Stevens morgue and an inquest will be conducted later.

Funeral services will be conducted at the home on North Second street, Monday morning at 10 o’clock by Rev. Charles F. Sheriff, pastor of the Christ Lutheran church.  Interment will be made in Northwood cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, 28 Jul 1926 pg. 5 c. 3

Miner Killed By Fall Of Slate

Senecaville, July 28—Paul Colbony 65, of Lore City, was crushed to death by  a fall of slate Tuesday evening, at 8:30 o’clock in the Black Top Mine, near Lore City, where he was employed.  The body was removed to the home, following the accident.

Surviving are the widow and two daughters, Mrs. Copec, of Lore City, and Mrs. Morack of New York.

Funeral services will be conducted in Lore City Friday.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 10 Oct 1901 Pg. 3 Col. 4

Fall of Slate

In the Walhonding Mines at Pleasant City Kills one Man and Injures Another.

Ira Cohagan, a coal miner employed in the Walhonding Mines, was caught by a fall of slate and coal Saturday noon and so badly injured that his death resulted shortly afterwards. Cohagan who was working in the place of a fellow miner, was caught by the fall of slate while calling dinner.  He was carried to the surface and Dr. H. H. Bown, of Pleasant City, called.  An investigation of the injured man revealed the fact that his spinal cord had been injured at the small of his back, and knowing that very little could be done for him there. Cr. Bown advised that he be taken to the Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus as soon as possible. The injured man was bought here on the evening train and taken to Columbus.  But on arriving there it was seen that his death was only a matter of a few minutes and that nothing could be done to save him.  In fact the hospital surgeons expressed surprise that he had lived as long as he had.  He died soon after reaching the Columbus hospital and the body was brought back here Sunday and taken to Pleasant City Mon morning.  The body was met at Zanesville last night by the father of the deceased who accompanied it home. Mr. Cohagan leaves a wife and three small children to mourn his death. George Brown who was working with Cohagan at the time, was also injured by the fall of slate.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 8 Feb 1912 pg. 3 c. 2

Allen Collins, who had his ankle sprained while at work in the Black Top Mines, is able to be about again.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 14 Apr. 1904 Pg. 5 C. 3

Miner Killed

By Fall of Slate at Blue Bell Friday Morning

Charles Collins, who resided near Blue Bell, and was employed as a miner in the Hazel Mine, met with an accident Friday morning that resulted in his death.

While at work a large quantity of slate fell on him, breaking his collar bone, one leg and crushing his breast.  He was taken to his home where he died about four o’clock the same evening. He leaves a young wife and a large circle of friends to mourn.  His wife is a sister to ex-County Examiner A. A. Barton.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 30 Apr 1903 Pg. 3 C. 6

W. C. Collins Killed

Byesville, O., April 23 -Special-William Collins was caught by a fall of coal while at work in the Central mines, near Byesville, about 10 o’clock Thurs. morning and instantly killed.

Collins at the time of his death was engaged in putting in wires at the bottom of a shaft when without a moment’s warning a quantity of coal fell upon him.  The body was crushed in a frightful manner.  The noise of the falling coal was heard by his fellow workmen, who after a great deal of hard work removed the coal from the body and took it to his home.

Mr. Collins was about forty years of age, and married.  A wife and three sons are left to mourn his death.

Coroner Vorhies was notified of the accident and went to Byesville at noon.  Mr. Collins was well known in Byesville and was popular with all the men employed in the mine.

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Guernsey Times, Sat. 29 Jan 1910 pg. 1 c. 4

W. D. Cooper Victim In Coal Mine.

W. D. Cooper, a coal miner, of Hartford, employed in Hartford mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., was instantly killed Saturday morning about 10:30 o’clock by a fall of slate, and when found by fellow employes the body was cold in death and it was supposed he had been dead about an hour. Coroner A. D. Ringer, of this city, was called and viewed the remains, ordering it prepared for burial.

Cooper was an American and about 55 years of age.  He is survived by a wife and three children. He was a member of the Lutheran church and was well liked by his fellow employes and all who knew him.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced as yet.

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The Jeffersonian, 2 Jan 1923

Mr. T. F. Craft, aged 61 years, was taken suddenly ill at his work at Trail Run mine No. 2 Saturday morning, and died before a physician could reach the mine. He was removed to the Herlan morgue, where Drs. Bates, Huth and Patton held a past mortem, after which the body was prepared for burial and removed to the home on Short street.  He leaves a widow and several children.  Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Protestant church, Monday afternoon by the pastor, Rev. Chas. E. Bolen.  Interment at Greenwood.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1901 Pg. 2 C 3

Instantly Killed!

James Crawford, an Employe at Nicholsons Mines, Instantly Killed by a Fall of Slate.

James Crawford, of this city, who is employed in Nicholson’s mines, east of the city, was caught by a fall of slate and coal Wed. about noon and instantly killed.  At the time Mr. Crawford who has been employed in Nicholson’s mines for some time, was engaged in buying a railway track in the mines and in the course of his work found it necessary to knock away a prop which helped to support the roof and which was in the way of the track. Mr. Crawford examined the roof and walls and thought it would be safe to take away the prop which he proceeded to do. As soon as the prop was removed the ceiling was weakened and without a moment’s warning fell. His fellow workmen heard the noise of the falling coal and ran to his assistance but before he could be reached he was dead. His skull had been crushed. The body was removed to the entrance of the mine and later was removed to this city. Coroner Vorhies was notified of the accident and viewed the remains before removal. Deceased leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters to mourn his death.

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The Jeffersonian, 6 May 1919 pg. 7 c. 4

Instantly Killed

David Courry of this city, who is employed in the Harriette mine, was instantly killed Tuesday afternoon by a fall of slate.  He was brought to Conner’s morgue in their ambulance.

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The Jeffersonian, 19 Nov 1908 pg. 9 c. 5

Violation of The State Law

Is Responsible For Death OF Rolland Cummings, According to Coroner Yeo’s Verdict

Coroner W. B. Yeo has rendered his verdict in regard to the death of Charles McMurray, and Roland Cummings employes of Trail Run Mine NO. 1  The double inquests was held in the offices of Coroner-Elect Dr. A. G. Ringer, in the Taylor building Saturday afternoon and a number of witnesses were examined in both cases.

The verdict in the case of the death of Mr. McMurray was as follows; “That he was injured by a car which had been bumped by other cars as they were being dropped into the tipple, said injuries being that his right leg was almost cut off, and that death was caused by hemorrhages and exhaustion.

The verdict in the death of Roland Cummings was: “Deceased came in contact with a live electric wire, the testimony showing that at the place where deceased met his death there never was any protection, as well as at many other places in said mine where electric wire connections had been made, thus showing a violation of the state law.”

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The Jeffersonian, 26 Sept 1922 pg. 1 c. 1

Miner’s Head Struck Timber

Byesville, Sept. 26—Adam Darmfall, 57 years of age, was almost instantly  killed at Little Kate mine of the National Coal Company at noon Monday. He was riding on a mine car from  his room to the opening and his head struck at timber. He lived but six minutes following the accident. Dr. C. Bates, coroner, viewed the body and ordered it prepared for burial. The body was removed to the Herlan morgue.

An inquest in the death was conducted today by Coroner Bates who announced a verdict of accidental death after four witnesses had been examined.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Roman Catholic church Wednesday morning by Rev. Father Sonkup. Interment will be made at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, 5 Oct 1920 pg. 1 c. 2

Miner Crushed By Fall Of Slate

John Daugherty Sustained Injuries in Mathews Mine Today That Prove Fatal.

John Daugherty who was fatally crushed by a fall of coal at the Mathews mine of the Mathews Coal Co., Tuesday morning, died at the Cambridge hospital Tuesday afternoon at 1;40 o’clock.

John Daugherty, age 30 years, of R. D. 6, a miner employed at the Matthews mine of the Matthews Coal Company on the Cambridge-Byesville road, was seriously and probably fatally injured Tuesday morning at 7:30 o’clock when caught beneath a fall of coal. Dr. W. N. Bradford and A. G. Ringer were summoned and administered first aid treatment before his removal in the Stevens motor ambulance to the Cambridge hospital.

So severe were his injuries and the shock that the attending physicians were unable to make a thorough examination to determine the extent, but his left leg was badly crushed above the knee, head cut above the right eye and he sustained minor bruises about the head and limbs.  He suffered excruciating pain from his injuries.

From preliminary observation it was thought by the attending physicians that he had escaped internal injuries, but whether amputation of the left leg, would be necessary was not determined Tuesday noon.

Mr. Daugherty formerly lived in Cambridge and was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad company.  He is a member of the Moose fraternity.

Upon several occasions he has had narrow escapes from death while employed in the mines in Guernsey county and upon one occasion his working partner was killed in the Walhonding mine.   He is married and has five children.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 27 Nov 1913 pg. 4 c. 4

Clare Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirb Davis, who works in Trail Run mines, had his left arm broken above the wrist. Dr. Sprague was called.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 1 Aug 1901 Pg. 2 C. 5

Fall of Slate

Crushes Out the Life of James T. Davis at Central Mines Byesville Monday.

James T. Davis a miner employed at the Central Mine near Byesville, was caught by a fall of slate Monday Morning while at work in the mines and so badly injured that his death resulted about 3 o’clock the same afternoon. At the time of the accident Mr. Davis was in a stooping position working on the floor of the mine when, without a moment’s warning, the heavy mass of slate, coal and earth fell on him striking him on the neck and back.  The sound of the fall attracted the attention of the other miners and knowing that Mr. Davis had been at work there just before the fall, they started to get him out from  beneath the slate, after which he was taken to his home and physician called.  Everything possible was done for the injured man but he was so badly injured that his life could not be saved.

Mr. Davis was about 60 years of age and leaves a wife and five children.  The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon. Coroner Vorhies was notified of the accident and went down last evening and again today.

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The Jeffersonian, 12 Jul 1911 Thurs. pg. 3 c. 4

Badly Bruised

Joe Delong of the Witten Addition, employed as machine man at Cambridge Valley mines, was injured yesterday by a slip in the coal. He was badly bruised through the back and hips but it is hoped nothing serious will result.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 6 Jun 1907 pg. 8 c. 2

The remains of John Dettinger who was killed by a fall of slate in the Belle Valley mines, were brought to this place Friday. The funeral was at the Catholic church, interment in city cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 4 July 1901 Pg. 3 C. 4

Instantly Killed

Ed DeVore, is Killed by Fall of Slate at Derwent Mine This Morning.

Ed. Devore, a young man employed in the mines at Derwent, was instantly killed by a fall of slate about ten o’clock this morning.  His head was crushed, ten tons of slate fell upon him.  He was a nephew of mine Superintendent Perry DeVore.   The body was taken to his boarding house near by the mines and the examiner notified.  Mr. DeVore was employed as a driver, as we learn.  There is as yet no detail theory as to the cause of such an immerse fall of slate.

On Thursday evening about seven o’clock.  David Jones who was employed in the Hartford mines, was seriously and it is feared fatally injured by a fall of slate, while at work in the mine.  Our latest advice is that little hope is entertained of his recovery.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 29 Aug 1901, Pg. 3 C. 4

While at work at the Central Mine on Monday morning Simeon Dickens, of Grant  street, had his right leg broken just above the ankle by a fall of stone. He was taken to his home where Dr. Ringer reduced the fracture and he seemed to be resting as easy as could be possible under the circumstances until toward midnight.  About that time he began to get drowsy and flighty and soon passed into a comatose state from which it has been impossible to arouse him although the best medical skill has been in attendance. He apparently does not suffer pain, rests perfectly easy and is apparently in a deep sleep.  At the time of going to press he has been in this condition for about 36 hours with no signs of returning consciousness—Byesville Enterprise.  Mr. Dickens died Saturday morning.

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Guernsey Times, 16 Sept 1910 pg. 4 c. 5

Injuries May Prove Fatal

John Diner, a coal miner of Lucasburg, employed at Little Kate mine of the National Coal Co., met with a serious accident Friday about 9 o’clock when he was caught by a heavy fall of slate and his head and back badly crushed, and it is feared his injuries will prove fatal.

His head and back were badly cut and bruised and Dr. E. Lowthian, of Buckeye mine could not ascertain the extent of his injuries at once.

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The Jeffersonian, 12 Aug 1909 pg. 8 c. 1

Verdict Given In Diss Case

Coroner A. G. Ringer has made public his verdict in the inquest over the death of Richard Diss, the young man who was crushed by a fall of coal and slate in Warner Mine no. 2, near Byesville, July 31.  The verdict is in part as follows: That deceased came to his death by being caught and crushed through the chest and bowels by a fall of coal and slate, that deceased knew that he had been working in a dangerous place and that posts had been ordered placed in position by the foreman or boss that morning, but were not so placed by the men on account of the fact that there were no posts for that purpose, showing negligence on the part of the proper authorities to furnish the posts as shown by the evidence.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 22 Oct 1903, Pg. 3 C. 5

Gas Explosion.

Fred Donley, a young boy employed as a trapper in the Walhonding mines, in Pleasant City, was killed on the 14 by an explosion of gas in the mine and James Lotten And John Kackley were also badly injured.  The mine entry where the explosion occurred was wrecked.  Coroner Vorhies was notified and went to Pleasant City to hold an inquest.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 7 Oct 1897 Pg. 3 C. 2

Frank Dougherty of Pleasant City, aged about 25 years a coal miner employed in the Cisco mines was injured by a fall of slate Thursday afternoon while at work in the mines.  He was tenderly carried to his home by friends and physicians called, but could do nothing, as he had been fatally injured and died later.  He leaves a wife and one young child.  Coroner Dougherty was notified of his death and with Constable Gallup went to Pleasant City to hold an inquest

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The Jeffersonian, 18 Sept 1923 pg. 2 c. 1

Died At Hospital

Albert Drogros aged 31, of Walhonding, who was hurt by a fall of slate, and was taken to a hospital at Cambridge, died Monday. He leaves his widow and five children. The body was taken to the Herlan morgue and prepared for burial, which will take place Wednesday at Pleasant City.  Funeral services at 10 a.m. at the Catholic church in Pleasant City conducted by Father Soukup.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 18 Dec 1913 pg. 1 c. 7

Face Is Almost Torn To Shreds

John Dudley, of High Hill teamster for the General Supply Co, at Minnehaha mine, was terrible injured Monday afternoon when he attempted to get into his delivery wagon after the horses had heeded his command to start. In mounting to the seat, the man slipped, missing his hold and fell to the ground, the back wheels of the truck passing over his body.

He was in the act of driving over the switch when he ordered the team to proceed, and it was over the ties’ that he was drawn, causing him painful injury about the face, back and

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shoulder.  His left eye was almost torn from its socket, the upper lid being reduced to shreds; the left temple was lacerated; the nose broken, and minor injuries were sustained over the entire body.  That he escaped without being killed is considered miraculous.

Workmen nearby ran to Dudley’s assistance and in a few moments Dr. E. L. Lowthian was on the scene and with the aid of employes of the mine, carried him to his office were emergency treatment was administered. It was necessary to place him under the influence of an anesthetic in order that those in attendance would have time to dress the injuries.  This consumed three hours’ time. The man was then taken to his home at High Hill, where today he is considered in a serious condition.  Hopes are entertained that he will not lose his eyesight, but this cannot be determined for a few days. His weakened condition indicates that he is possible more seriously injured than at first thought.

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The Jeffersonian, 8 May 1934 pg. 1 c. 1

Slate Fall Kills George Duke In Red Bird Mine

George Duke, 54, of four miles east of Cambridge, was instantly killed Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock when he was crushed under a fall of slate in red Bird Mine. Cambridge R. D. 7, while he was working.

Surviving are his widow; four daughters, Jane, Elizabeth and Zella fo the home, and Mrs. Leona Nealy, of Cambridge; three sons, James of Smithfield, O., and George and Jack of the home; one brother, Emmett Duke of Cambridge; three sisters, Mrs. Samuel McKim, Mrs. Cora Dunlap, Mrs. Margaret Hill and Mrs. Ollie Watson, all of Cambridge, and two grandchildren.

The deceased had been employed as a miner all his life and was a member of Cambridge Lodge L. O. O. M.

The body was taken to the McMillen and Scott funeral home, where it was viewed by Deputy coroner H. R. Neeland. The body will be taken to the home on the National highway Tuesday evening.

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Cambridge Times, 4 Oct 1917 pg. 1 c. 4

Walter Dunning Killed In Mine

Caught In Fall Coal, While Engaged At work–Funeral Friday

The funeral services of Walter Dunning, who was killed at Forsythes mines Wednesday by a fall of coal, will be held at the home of the deceased, 130 Rainey Ave. Friday at 1 p.m. and will be conducted by Rev. Lilly, of the First United Church. Interment will be made at Wallace cemetery, south of Cambridge.

The deceased is survived by the following relatives, Mrs. Elizabeth Dunning, his mother, who is 80 years old, of Cambridge, brother John, of near High Hill, Robert of this city, and Sam and Charles of East Cambridge, one sister, Mrs. Kathryene Buhn of Columbus his wife and two children, James Dunning of Englewod, Col., and Mrs. A. J. Burdalow, of Canton, also the following step-children, Clark, Earl and Georgia Padget, and Mrs. Thomas Valentine.

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Walter Dunning

Dangerous and he was engaged in snubbing or blocking a shot after placing a shot and was sitting down. Without warning a large lump of coal broke off from the main mass falling on him.  Eberle and Stevens’ ambulance brought him to Cambridge, where he was prepared for burial.  He is survived by a wife and two children.

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The Jeffersonian, 27 Jul 1905 pg. 5 c. 5

Coal Miner Injured.

Andy Duran, a coal miner employed at King’s mines, was very painfully injured Friday afternoon by a fall of coal and slate. His right leg was crushed from the hip down and two fingers of his right hand cut off.  The injured man was taken to a Columbus hospital Saturday evening for treatment.

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The Jeffersonian,  26 July 1919 Pg. 1 c. 1

Suffers Crushed Hip At Walhonding Mine

John Dzora, an employe of the Walhonding mine of the Cambridge Collieries Coal Co., was crushed about the right hip while at work in the mine Thursday afternoon.  He was carried to the entrance of the mine and Dr. Robbins, of Hartford, was called and rendered medical aid after which he was brought to the Cambridge hospital in the Conner ambulance.

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Cambridge Herald, 4 July 1889 pg. 3 c. 3

After we had gone to press last Wednesday, the word came to us that John Earley, a respected miner, was killed by falling slate in the Guernsey mines east of town. The deceased was aged about 60 years, and formerly lived at Washington. The sorrowing relatives have the sincere sympathy of many friends.

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The Jeffersonian, 20 Sept 1924 pg. 1 c. 8

Thomas Edgar Killed In Mine

Thomas Edgar, 57, of Opperman, was almost instantly killed Friday when caught by a fall of slate while at work in a coal mine near New Philadelphia, according to word received in Cambridge. He had worked in the Tuscarawas county mine but three days.

The accident occurred Friday afternoon and members of the family were called Friday evening to New Philadelphia.

Mr. Edgar was employed until recently at Maple Leaf mine just as he was not receiving steady employment sought work in the coal fields around New Philadelphia. He managed to secure employment Wednesday.

Mr. Edgar was well and favorably known in Guernsey county, having been active in the United Mine Workers organization of this county for many years.  He leaves to mourn his death his widow, five sons and three daughters.

It had not been learned here Saturday whether the body will be returned to Guernsey county for burial.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 25 Aug 1898, pg. 3, c. 4

Albert Edwards, who was injured in the Klondike mines last March, died Sunday.  Coroner Daugherty was notified of the death and is now taking testimony in the case.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, Thurs. 19 May 1904 Pg. 1

Fall Of Slate

Kills One Man and Injures Another.  Albert Edwards Meets His Death While at Work in the Trail Run Mine and Wilson Long is Perhaps Seriously Injured in the Old Orchard Mine. Both Accidents Were Within the Same Hour.

The falling of slate in two mines Monday afternoon, both within the same hour, was the cause of the death of one man and perhaps fatal injury of another man.

Albert Edwards, who was employed as a driver in the Trail Run mine, Byesville, was caught by a fall of slate at 2 o’clock and instantly killed, his head being mashed to an unrecognizable mass, the left foot cut off and the left arm broken. The young man was making his last trip and was riding on the rear car. The accident was not discovered until another driver was making the return trip when the fall of slate was discovered. The slate falling was about seven feet long, five feet wide and about five inches thick. After the discovery of the fall of slate the body of the unfortunate young man was recovered and removed to the home of his mother. Young Edwards would have attained his majority in about two weeks.

The second fall of slate occurred at the Old Orchard mines about one hour later than that at the Trail Run mine and the victim was Wilson Long. Mr. Long’s injuries are understood to be very serious. The coroner’s investigation in the death of Albert Edwards will be held Friday afternoon.

A singular coincident in the death of young Edwards is the fact that his father was killed in the same manner May 27th, 1891

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday,  4 June 1891, Pg.  3 C. 2

Elmer Edwards, an employe at Trail Run mines was crushed to death last Wednesday by a fall of slate. He was about twenty-eight years of age and leaves a wife and four children, the youngest only ten days old.  The body was interred in Center Graveyard on Thursday.  Mr. Edwards was a highly respected young man, and his families have the deepest sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

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The Jeffersonian, 1 Mar 1944 pg. 8 c. 5

Mine Accident Claims Life

Byesville, March 1 –Andrew Eibel, 42, Pleasant City, died Tuesday at 8 p.m. at St. Francis hospital as a result of chest injuries received Monday evening when crushed between a car and post at Rigby mine, near Senecaville where he was employed.  He was hurt internally.                                                          Besides his widow, Anna, Mr. Eibel is survived by five sons, Richard, Robert; Bernard and Jacky, of the home, and Albert, of U. S. army air forces in North Carolina; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eibel, Pleasant City; five brothers, and five sisters. He was a member of the holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 26 July 1906, pg. 3, c. 2

Jump From Cars Ends In Death

Andy Estock, aged fifteen years, employed as a trapper in the Wills Creek Coal Co.’s  mine at Blue Bell, died Tuesday as the result of injuries sustained Monday.

As the loaded cars passed the door he was supposed to watch.   Young Estock jumped on the first car afterwards jumping off and again getting on the rear car out of sight of the motorman.

In some manner he fell to the rails and before the cars could be stopped was run over.

Dr. Bowen, of Pleasant City, was called and later Dr. Walters, of Cumberland, was summoned but after a consultation it was decided that the boy could not withstand an operation, owing to his weakened condition.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 1 July 1909 pg. 3 c. 4

Miner Caught By Fall Of Coal

Wm. Evans Has Narrow Escape In Puritan Mine.  News From Derwent

Derwent, June 29—Wm. Evans, a miner, had a narrow escape from death yesterday while at work in the Puritan mine. He was caught by a falloff coal, but did not get the full force. As it was, he suffered a broken arm and was severely cut about the face and head. Medical attention was secured at once and his condition is reported as satisfactory.

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The Jeffersonian, 28, Oct 1919 pg. 5 c. 3

Coal Miner Was Badly Injured

Tony Fann, age about 35 years, of Little Kate mine, No. 2, had his right leg badly mangles Monday evening at 1 o’clock when he was caught in a coal cutting machine while at work in the mine.

First aid treatment was given at the mine by Dr. Linton and the injured man was removed to the Lawrence hospital and underwent an operation for the amputation of the leg between the knee and ankle. The operation was performed by Dr. Lawrence, Keenan and Linton. He was reported Tuesday as resting well.

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Guernsey Times, 211 Jun 1918 Pg. 1 c. 3

Instantly Killed

Alexander Fenlay, familiarly known as Sandy, who resides west of town, was instantly killed by a fall of slate in Little Kate mine No. 1 of the National Coal Co., Thursday afternoon at 1:30.  His head was crushed and he was removed to the Conner undertaking parlors where he was prepared for burial and later removed to his home.  The deceased is survived by a widow and five children, who have our heart-felt sympathy in their sudden and sad bereavement.

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Cambridge Times 1 Nov 1917 pg. 1 c. 4

Death Resulted From Injuries Sustained In Mine

Miner Caught In Fall Of Slate Dies As Results Of The Accident

Ellis Ferras, aged 47 years, a foreigner who was injured last Monday in the Minnehaha mine at Dogtown, by a fall of slate, died Thursday morning at 9 o’clock at Keenan’s hospital. He is survived by a wife who is in the old country and one brother here, Nesser Ferras.

His body was taken to Byesville today and prepared for burial. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon.

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The Jeffersonian 22 Jan 1936 pg. 1 c. 3

George Fetzko Is Killed By Slate

Accident Occurs in Rigby Mine, Near Senecaville, Early Monday Morning

George Fetzko, Sr., aged about 52, of East Cambridge, was instantly killed Wednesday morning at 7:30 o’clock when he was caught beneath a fall of slate in an old entry in Rigby mine of the Akron Coal Co., near Senecaville.  He was alone at the time and was found under about a half ton of slate.

Mr. Fetzko and his son, George, Jr., of Buffalo, had gone into the mine for the day’s work.  The elder man took a short cut to his working place through the old entry and his son went around the inspected route.  When the boy arrived at the working place his father was not there and he started out in search of him.

The rock struck his head, which was badly crushed. The body was removed to the McMillen and Scott funeral home, South Tenth street, where it was viewed by Coroner R. M. Six.  Death was said to have been caused by a basal fracture of the skull.

In addition to the skull fracture the accident victim’s right leg was fractured above the knee and he sustained several cuts on the nose and forehead.

The deceased leaves his widow and 11 children, George Jr., of Buffalo; John, Paul, Margaret, Mildren and Irene all of the home; Mike of Lancaster CCC camp; Mrs. Anna Novak, city; Mrs. Sue Hubert, Mrs. Mary Hague and Miss Helen Fetzko, of Akron.  Two brothers, Mike and John of Central City, Pa., also survive.  He was a member of the Greek Catholic church at Pleasant City and had resided in East Cambridge since 1918.

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The Jeffersonian, 8 Mar 1917 p8 c 3

Byesville Man Badly Injured

Alexander Finley employed as machinist at Buffalo mine, was painfully injured Tuesday about noon. The machine skidded and caught his right leg. His leg was badly bruised and mashed but no bones were broken. It was thought until Dr. Patton was called and made an examination, that the bone was broken.  He was brought to Byesville on the 11:20 car and taken in Conner’s ambulance to his home south of town.

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Cambridge Times, 7 Dec 1917 pg. 1 c. 1 & 2

Workman In Coal Mine Met Death In Mysterious Way

Found Dead By Fellow Workmen; Believe Death Due To Kick By Mule

A fatality which occurred at the Forsythe mines, four miles east of Cambridge Thursday night at 10 o’clock, is puzzling relatives and friends of Sim Fisher, colored, aged 30 years, who was found dead in the mine by fellow workmen.

Mr. Fisher had been at work, and at ten o’clock, the hour of quitting, his fellow workmen  went to the top of the tipple and waited about 20 minutes for him to come out.  Upon his failure to come out of the mine, they became uneasy and went back to search for him. They found him lying under a car of coal, to which a mule had been hitched, but which had broken away and was standing some distance from the scene. Fisher was dead. A mark was discovered on his body just under the left shoulder and it is believed he was kicked by the mule. The fatality is regarded as purely accidental, but in what manner the accident occurred is not definitely known.

The unfortunate man was employed as a mule driver. He lived near Old Orchard mine, and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Fisher, wife and one child Ernest, aged 3 months, and the following brothers and sisters, Turner Fisher, Steven Fisher, Jr., James, Arthur, John, Mrs. George Isaacs, Mrs. William Young and Mrs. Alfred Ranson.  Funeral services will be held from the A. M. E. Church in this city Sunday, conducted by Rev. Newsome, pastor of the church.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 25 Apr 1960 pg. 4 c 2

April 25, 1910

William Fiske, age 30 years, was crushed to death last night by a fall of slate in the Cleveland mine, owned by the Morris Coal Co. and the same mass which caught him also killed the mule he was driving.

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Guernsey Times, 25 Apr 1910

Miner and Mule Dead From Slate

Young Senecaville Employe of Cleveland Mine Meets Sad Fate Early Monday

Coroner Ringer Called To View Lifeless Body

Evidently Feared Fall of Slate and Started for Safety, but Was Caught

William Fisk, of Senecaville, an employe at the Cleveland Mine of the Morris Coal Co., near Senecaville, was instantly killed early Monday morning by a heavy fall of slate, which also instantly killed his mule.

About 3 o’clock Monday morning when the night watchman in the mines was making his rounds he was horrified to see Fisk lying dead under a mass of slate. He called other employes and the body was taken to the outside and Coroner A. G. Ringer was called. And viewed the remains, ordering it prepared for burial.

It seemed that when Fisk heard the slate rumbling he had tried to get himself and the mule out of the way, but instead of getting into safety jumped into the path of death, the heavy mass of slate breaking his neck and crushing the mule to death.

Fisk was a young man about 24 years of age and was not married. His death casts a shroud of sorrow over the miners, among whom he was popular, and the mine did not work Monday on account of his sudden death.

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Guernsey Times, 16 Nov 1910 pg. 1 c. 1 & 2

Ill Fate Pursues a Derwent Coal Miner.

Employe of Big Imperial Mine Who Had Legs Broken Six Times Is Hurt Again

Pleasant City, O., Nov. 16—That an ill fate pursues Isaac Fluhart, aged 57, coal miner at the Imperial mine of the O’Gara Coal Co., of Derwent is a certainty. Another accident has been suffering by Fluhart and it is feared by friends and relatives that it may prove fatal.

Fluhart was caught in the fall of a large rock while working in the mine about noon Tuesday, his chest being horribly crushed.

In his life Fluhart had suffered Fractures of his legs six different times, besides many other injuries. Friends are at a loss of account for his seeming streak of misfortune.

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Guernsey Times, 17 Nov 1910 pg. 1 c. 6

Miner Whom Ill Fate Pursued Succums To Last Mine Injury

Isaac Fluhart, Miner at Imperial Mine, Derwent, Dies of Injuries Received Wednesday.

Pleasant City, O., Nov. 17—The injuries received in the big Imperial mine of the O’Gara Coal Co. at Derwent at noon Wednesday proved fatal to Isaac Fluhart, aged 57, the victim dying late Wednesday.

Fluhart was struck by a falling rock, being pinioned in such a manner that his chest was horribly crushed. While his injuries seemed to indicate death was imminent, hopes were entertained for his recovery by fiends up to the end.

Six previous accidents had been suffered by Fluhart, one or the other of his legs being broken in each of the accidents. Ill fate seemed to have pursued him in his vocation of mining.

The children surviving the deceased are; Mrs. Maggie Cord, of Columbus; Addison and Miss Minnie, of Columbus; Truman, of Murray City; George, Frank and Ina, of Pleasant City. Funeral services over the remains will be conducted from the home here at 10 a.m. Saturday

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The Jeffersonian, 27 Jan 1921 pg. 3 c. 3

Funeral Thursday

Funeral services for Clifford Fogle, who was killed Monday by a fall of slate in the Mary Jean mine, of the Wayne Mining company were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Fogle, of Coshocton avenue, conducted by Rev. Mr. Rich, pastor of the Senecaville Methodist Episcopal church.  Burial was made in Northwood cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, 18 Apr 1925 pg. 1 c. 6

Miner Killed By Fall Of Slate

R. D. Folden, age about 45 years, of Newcomerstown, was crushed to death Saturday by a fall of slate in Scott’s coal mine, one mile south of Cambridge. The accident occurred Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock and he passed away Saturday afternoon at 12:45 o’clock at the wells hospital, where he had been removed in the Stevens ambulance.

Mr. Folden was loading coal when the slate fell, striking him about the head and body. At the Wells hospital an examination by Drs. Huth and Wells disclosed that the man’s jaw had been broken, chest crushed, several ribs broken, crushed though the hips and had suffered internal injuries. His recovery was considered doubtful from the outset.

Mr. Folden had been employed at Scott’s mine since the mine near Newcomerstown had shut down. He was a powerful man physically, but the fall of stone was heavy.

The body was removed to the Stevens funeral home where it was prepared for burial and relatives in Newcomerstown were notified.

This was the second fatality in coal mines in Guernsey county within four days as John Gall, Sr., was fatally crushed Wednesday afternoon by a fall of slate in Ideal mine of the Cambridge Collieries company.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 6 Aug 1891, Pg. 3 C. 3

Pat. Forbes, aged about 21 years, a miner was caught while at work in Mathew’s mine on Tuesday by falling slate and so severely injured that he died that evening about nine o’clock Mr. Forbes was unmarried and had no relatives in this country. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. G. Montag at Gibson’s on Thursday.

The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 30 Jan 1896, Pg. 3 C. 2

Coroner Daugherty held an inquest Saturday in the case of Hiram Geary who lost his life last Tuesday in the Pioneer coal mine.  Inspector Goff was present.  It was found that the cause of Geary’s death was purely accidental.

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Guernsey Times, 26 Mar 1914 pg. 1 c. 2

Three Men Injured At Black Top

Two Men Buried Under Two Tons of Coal

A Series of Mishaps Marks Day’s Work at Work at Morris Co.’s Black Top Mine

There was a series of accidents, three miners being injured at the Black Top mines, owned by the Morris Coal Company, Wednesday. They are Clifford Friel, skull fractured; Lee Brill, hurt about the body; and Revere McConnell, left foot mashed.

The first accident occurred about 1 o’clock Wednesday morning, when a fall of coal caught Friel and Brill, who are employed as loaders. Friel’s head was pinned to the ground under a two-ton fall of coal, which fractured his skull. His left cheek and ear are badly lacerated and since the time of the accident he has suffered with hemorrhages of the head.

He had not regained consciousness at 10 o’clock last night. His fellow workman, Lee Brill, was completely covered with coal, but not seriously hurt, having escaped with a few slight bruises about the body.

Dr. Arndt of Lore City, was summoned and later the men were removed to their homes. Friel, who is about 23 years old and married, lives at Lore City, Drs. Arndt and Holliday of that place, are in attendance and his condition is considered critical.

The last accident happened about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, when Revere McConnell, aged 17, employed as trip-rider, had his left foot run over by an empty car. No bones were broken, but the injury is painful. He was taken to his home at Kings Mines, where Dr. Arndt was called.

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The Jeffersonian, 3 Jan 1929 pg. 5 c. 4

Miner Crushed By Fall Of Slate

David Friley, aged 56, a loader at Rigby mine, of the Akron Coal Co., was crushed to death Wednesday afternoon when he was caught beneath a fall of slate while at work.

Fellow workmen dug the mass of slate away from his body which was viewed by Coroner J. E. Robins, of Buffalo, who ordered it prepared for burial. The man’s face, skull and chest were crushed.

The victim had been employed at the mine for the past five months, during which time he lived at Senecaville.  His former place of residence was at Jackson, O.  He was a member of the Red Men’s lodge of Jackson and the Eagles lodge at Athens.

He is survived by five children, Guy, of Senecaville, Charles, of Senecaville; Mrs. Edna Chester, of Toledo, and Minnie and Walter, of the home; also two sisters, Mrs. Rose Whitlock of Middle port; and Mrs. Margaret Hope of Canton. His wife died four years ago.

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The Jeffersonian, 15 Apr 1925 pg. 1 c. 3

Fire Boss Is Fatally Hurt

John Gall, Sr., 50, fire boss at Ideal mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., was probably fatally crushed Wednesday afternoon when caught by a heavy fall of slate while working in the mine.

Mr. Gall suffered a fracture of the skull at the base of the brain, and was severely crushed about his chest and shoulders.  Dr. Patton, of Byesville, gave first aid at the mine after which the injured man was removed in the Herlan ambulance to the wells hospital, where Dr. Huth, Wells and Patton attended him.

Mr. Gall lives near Ideal mine and was doing extra work when injured.

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Guernsey Times, 8 Dec 1910 pg. 1 c. 6

Miner Is Fatally Injured

William Galligher, aged 46 years, a coal miner employed by the Forsythe Coal Co., at their mine east of the city, was perhaps fatally injured Wednesday afternoon about 3:15 o’clock, when he was caught by a heavy fall of slate and his body horribly crushed.

Galligher was almost through work for the day and did not notice the slate,  which had gradually loosened.  Fellow miners pulled him from under the debris. He was hurried to Keenan’s hospital in Bair’s ambulance.

Dr. F. M. Mitchell and Dr. I. W. Keenan attended the injured man, and found him to be internally injured. It is thought his spinal cord is broken, besides other injuries. Several ribs were crushed on both sides, and his legs or totally paralyzed.

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The Jeffersonian, 28 Sept 1922 pg. 9 c. 3

Miner Injured

Andrew Garver was injured while at work at the Maple Leaf Mine, Tuesday, when he was caught between two cars.  His right leg was badly crushed.  Medical aid was summoned and the injured man was removed to his home in Pleasant City.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 29 May 1902, pg. 1, c. 7

Instantly Killed

Grover German, of Pleasant City Meets a Horrible Death in Walhonding Mines Wednesday Night

Grover German, aged about seventeen years, met with a horrible death in Walhonding mines near Pleasant City.  Young German was employed as a driver at the mines.  He reported for work at the usual hour last night and had made a number of trips without accident before the one on which he met his death.  On returning from his trip he was cheerful and while his cars were being loaded he joked and talked with the miners and helping them with their work never thinking that the next trip would be his last.

When his cars were loaded and after a few joking remarks to his companions he gave the signal and the cars started on what turned out to be a ride to death for him.  When about half way to the entrance of the mine the car on which he was riding jumped the track and German was caught between the car and the side of the entry, crushing out his life. When found the young man was dead and the body crushed in a horrible manner.

Grover German was almost 17 years of age and lived with his father in Pleasant City. He was a popular young man, well liked by all the miners and his death has cast a gloom over the entire neighborhood. The funeral took place Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.  Coroner Vorhies has been notified of the accident.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 28 Jan 1904 Pg. 4 C. 3

Fatally Burned.

One Man Fatally.   Another Painfully Burned at Senecaville

Senecaville, O. Jan. 26 1904 (Special.) Early this morning as Guy Gingera, a Slavish miner, was filling a cartridge with powder in the Sommers Coal mine, a spark from his lamp ignited a keg of powder causing a violent explosion by which he was terribly burned all over his body which it is thought will necessarily prove fatal.  His fellow workman, John Bolaski, also a Slavishman, in attempting to extinguish the fire of Gingera’s burning clothing, had his hands painfully burned, but is not thought to be seriously injured.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, Thurs. 11 Feb 1904 pg. 4

Paul Gingara, the man who was burned by the powder explosion, died Wednesday and was buried Thursday at 1 o’clock at Trail Run.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 3 Jan 1901, Pg. 3 C. 3

Louis Gladman

Accidentally Killed at Walhonding Mine Saturday Morning.

Louis Gladman was horribly madzied in the Walhonding mine Saturday morning, his death following in the evening.  Mr. Gladman, who was a trapper, was temporarily called from his post of duty returning just as a trip was nearing the door. He succeeded in opening the trap but had no time to jump out of the way.  The whole trip of a motor and thirty loaded cars passed over his body, amputating his left arm and leg, fracturing his skull and breaking nearly every bone in his body.

Gladman was a single man. His burial took place at Washington, O., on Sunday

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 24 Feb 1898 pg. 3 c. 2

Lou Glenn aged about 35 years, single, a coal miner employed in the Pioneer mines at Byesville, was seriously injured Saturday about noon by a fall of slate.  The injured man was tenderly taken to his home in Byesville and Dr. Fletcher called, who found upon examination that he had sustained three scalp wounds. He was reported as resting quietly Sunday.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 18 Sept 1913 Pg. 1 C. 5

Miner’s Life is Crushed Out

Victor Godrie, Employed as a trip rider in Little Kate Mine, No. 2, of the National Coal Co., was almost instantly killed Tuesday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock, when he was caught between two cars in the mine. He was standing between the cars making a coupling, when they came together, crushing him so that death resulted in a very few minutes. Dr. Lowthian was called but the man was dead before the arrival of the physician.

Mr. Godrie was about 30 years of age, and was single. He lived with a number of foreigners near the mine and had been employed in Little Kate Mine No. 2, for a number of years.  He was regarded as a valuable employe.   Coroner Rowles was notified of the death.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 20 Mar 1902 pg. 3 c. 2

John Goffa, a Slavish coal miner employed at the Guernsey mines, was caught by a fall of slate while at work Wednesday morning. Two of his ribs were fractured near the spinal column and a gash about two inches long was cut in his forehead. Dr. F. M. Mitchell was called.

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The Jeffersonian, 27 Sept 1932 pg. 1 c. 8

Mine Inspector Dies Of Injuries

Robert Gollop, aged 54, of Byesville, deputy state mine inspector, was fatally injured at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning in Walhonding mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., near Pleasant City, when he was struck and run over by a string of empty mine cars. He died at 12:45 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Swan hospital in this city.

His injuries consisted of a fracture of his right leg between the knee and hip, broken left shoulder and crushed chest.  Following the accident he was attended at the mine by Dr. McCormick, of Senecaville, who ordered his immediate removal to Swan hospital.  A Byesville ambulance was summoned and he reached the hospital at 11 o’clock.

Mr. Gollop entered the mine with the fire boss and the mine boss on an inspection trip and was walking between them on the track when the string of empties struck him and knocked him down.  It is not definitely known whether the cut of empties passed over his body or whether the fatal injuries were caused by the impact.

The accident victim was well known throughout Guernsey valley.  He had been a state deputy mine inspector for several years and the kindly demeanor and genial personality won him many friends. He is survived by his widow and two sons and two daughters.  The body was taken to the Herlan undertaking establishment in Byesville.

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Cambridge Herald 10 July 1884 pg. 3 c. 2

Partrick Gordon, a miner employed in the Guernsey mines, was dangerously hurt on Tuesday by the falling on him of about one hundred bushels of coal. Besides other injuries, one of his thigh bones was broken in two places.

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The Jeffersonian, 26 Aug 1941 pg. 1 c. 1

Miner Dies In Slate Fall

Byesville, Aug. 26—Adam Gouldbourn, about 50, this place, was instantly killed Tuesday at 1 p.m. when caught under a fall of slate while working at Beech Grove mine, south of here.

Over two tons of slate fell on him, crushing his body badly.  No one else was injured. Ray VanDyke, Derwent, was working with him, but had left to get a drink of water shortly before the accident occurred, it was said.

Mr. Gouldbourn is survived by his widow, one son, a daughter, and his father, George Gouldbourn, Byesville.  Two brothers, Walter and Arthur Gouldbourn, of Cambridge, also survive. The body was taken to the Herlan funeral home.

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The Jeffersonian, 17 Sept 1923 pg. 3 c. 2

Miner Injured

George Gourgous, age 81 years, of Pleasant City, was severely crushed by a fall of slate in Walhonding mine of the Cambridge Collieries company Monday morning.  He was loading coal in the mine when caught by the debris.

Dr. Patton, of Byesville, gave first aid, after which the patient was removed to the Cambridge hospital, where Dr. Patton was assisted by Dr. George Swan.  Mr. Gourgous condition Monday afternoon was regarded as critical.  He was crushed about the chest and back.

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George Gourgous, of Pleasant City, was fatally crushed Monday by slate in Walhonding mine, and Nick Revel of near Blue Bell, was severely injured Monday evening by a fall of stone in the Maple Leaf mine.

Mr. Revel is receiving treatment at the Lawrence hospital and his condition is showing improvement.

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The Jeffersonian, 18 Sept 1923 pg. 5 c. 4

Fatal To Miner

George Gourgous, of Pleasant City, who was crushed Monday morning by a fall of slate in Walhonding mine of the Cambridge Collieries Company, died Monday afternoon at the Cambridge hospital from his injuries. He was crushed about the chest and back and when admitted to the hospital his condition was regarded as critical. The body was removed to the Herlan morgue in Byesville where it was prepared for burial.

Mr. Gourgous was 31 years of age and had been employed in the mines in Guernsey county for a number of years.

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The Jeffersonian, 8 Apr 1931 pg. 1 c. 7

Fall Of Slate Kills Miner

Caught beneath a fall of slate in Harryette mine of the National Coal company Wednesday morning at 11:30 o’clock while at work, Mike Govalchik, aged 63 years, of Little Kate mine, was almost instantly killed.  Govalchik was employed in the mine as a loader and the rock fell without warning. He was badly crushed about the face, his neck was broken, both legs broken and he was injured internally.  Death resulted within a few minutes after the accident.

The body was removed to the McMillen & Scott undertaking parlors, where an inquest was conducted Wednesday afternoon by Coroner J. E. Robins. The body will be held at the morgue pending funeral arrangements.

Mr. Govalchik was an experienced miner, having worked in the Cambridge coal field mines for many years. His wife died several years ago.  Two sons reside in Cleveland and efforts were made Wednesday to locate them.

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The Jeffersonian, 9 Mar 1925 pg. 1 c. 5

Miners Injuries Prove Fatal

Crushed between two cars of coal while working in Kings Mine, of the Akron Coal Company more than two weeks ago, caused the death Sunday night at 5 o’clock, at the Wells hospital, of John Samuel Gray, age 32 years, of Kings Mine.  He was squeezed through the abdomen.

Mr. Gray was removed to the Wells hospital following the accident and x-ray pictures of his injury were taken, showing them to be of a dangerous nature. The body was removed to the Stevens morgue and prepared for burial, and will be taken to the home Monday evening.

Surviving are his widow, three sons, two daughters, mother, two brothers, Thomas and Alexander Gray, both of Pennsylvania, and four sisters, Mrs. Ann Brickma, of Indiana; Mrs.  Mabel Minart, Mrs. Bettie Jones and Mrs. Isabelle Mott, all of Pennsylvania.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Kings Mine Community Home at 10:20 o’clock Wednesday morning. Interment will be made at Northwood cemetery.

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Jeffersonian, 22 June 1920 pg. 5

Richard Gregson

Richard Gregson, age 36 years died Tuesday morning at 3 o’clock at his home,  Klondyke mine, from injuries sustained Monday when caught by a fall of slate in the Klondyke mine of the Akron Coal company. Mr. Gregson was employed on the bottom of the mine and the slate fell without warning.  The unfortunate man was crushed to the ground and at first it was feared he had been killed instantly. Dr. Arndt of Lore City was summoned and an examination disclosed an ugly scalp wound, both legs fractured and painful bruises about the head and body. He was removed to his home where every possible attention was given but death resulted.  Mr. Gregson’s wife and little son John age four years, and daughter Olive age two years, left almost ten days ago for an extended visit with relatives in England. Coroner Bates viewed the body Tuesday morning and ordered it prepared for burial. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Klondyke M. E. church conducted by the pastor Rev. Mr. Simpson. Burial will be made in Northwood cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, 1 Nov 1911 Wed.  pg 1. C. 5

Puritan Miner Loses His Life.

Henry Griffith, aged about nineteen years, employed as a driver in the Puritan mine of the Puritan Coal Co., near Derwent, was caught between a car and the side of the mine entry Wednesday morning, at 7 o’clock, and so badly crushed that he died a few minutes later. The remains were taken from the mine to the Conner undertaking establishment in Byesville, and after being prepared for burial, were removed to the home of the family near the Minnehaha mine.

Very few particulars in regard to the accident could be secured, but it was learned that while the young man was in charge of a car loaded with coal, which he was taking from the mine, it jumped the track, catching the driver between the side of the car and the rib of the entry.  A number of miners were working near by and hurried to the young man’s assistance. He was still living when they reached his side. Dr. Sprague of Byesville and Dr. Robins of Hartford, were called.

The physicians arrived about the same time as the ambulance and preparations were made at once to take the injured young man to his home, but it was seen that he could not withstand the trip. The young man was made as comfortable as possible and everything was done to relieve his sufferings but it was apparent that death was but a matter of a short time.

Coroner A. G. Ringer was notified of the death.

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The Jeffersonian, 11 Jul 1912 pg. 4 c. 3

Miner Killed By Fall Of Slate

Steve Gumbos, employed as a machine man in Walhonding mine No. 2 of the Cambridge Collieries Co., was caught by a fall of slate while at work Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, and was so badly injured about the head that he died one hour later. The deceased was 27 years of age and had a family, living in the old country.  He had been employed in the Walhonding Mine No. 2 for a number of years and was regarded a good operator.

At the time of the accident the deceased and John Batchick were in a room, when the latter, it is alleged, knocked away a post extending from the floor to the roof. As the post fell Batchick noticed the slate give way and calling out a warning jumped to safety. Mr. Gumbos was not so fortunate, and while in the act of jumping was caught.  Batchick called a number of men working in the mine and the injured man was removed and a physician called.

The funeral will be held Wednesday.

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The Jeffersonian, 1 Aug 1933 pg. 5 c. 4

Miner Is Caught By Falling Slate

Joseph Gust, aged 59, of Byesville Stop 9, was fatally injured at 11:30 o’clock Tuesday morning in the coal mine off the Nicholson Clay Products Co., near Byesville, when he was caught beneath a fall, of slate.  He died three hours later at Wells hospital of internal injuries.

Gust sustained a fractured pelvis, broken right leg, and cuts and bruises on his head and body.  He was rescued from beneath the slate by fellow workmen and immediately was taken to Wells hospital where his injuries were x-rayed.  It was believed when the examination was made that the internal organs had been crushed.

The victim is married and has several children. The fatality is the first at the Nicholson Clay Products plant for several years. The plant recently resumed operations after being idle for several months.

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The Jeffersonian, 18 Jan 1917 pg. 1 c. 7

Young Miner Is Painfully Hurt

Ferdry C. Hall, age 22 years, of 711 Stewart avenue, was painfully injured Thursday at 12 o’clock, while at work in the Pigeon Gap coal mine north of the city.

Mr. Hall is engaged as a loader in the mine, and was accidentally pinched through the back and stomach, when he was caught between the car and a rib of coal.  He was removed to this home and Dr. W. M. Lawrence called.

Just how serious the injuries are cannot be determined now, but he is not thought that he is injured internally.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 16 Aug 1877, Pg. 3 C. 3

Death in a Coal Mine.

Last Friday, William Hall, a miner in Scott’s Coal mines east of town met his death by being crushed by a block of coal which fell on him while he was in the act of undermining it.  He was working in a room about eleven hundred yards from the mouth of the mine, and was last seen alive about nine o’clock that morning.  Between twelve and one o’clock in the afternoon, Jonas H. Blaneen, a miner, went to Hall’s room to borrow a drill, and discovered Hall lying on his right side with his face toward the coal and his shovel under his shoulder, and a large block of coal that would probably weigh a ton, lying on his head and shoulders.  The alarm was given, and the miners lifted the coal off of him and sent the body home.  When found he had been dead four or five hours.  There being no coroner within ten miles, Eliza Turner, J. P. was notified, and held an inquest of the body, the following jury being empaneled: P. T. Suitt, James Moffatt, Robert Reed, Thos. B. Towner, G. W. Padgett and I. F. Norman.  The jury, after hearing the evidence, brought in a verdict that the deceased came to his death by the accidental falling of a body of coal that he was undermining.

It appears that Hall bad set off a blast the previous afternoon, and it had made a fissure back of the coal where he was working, and when he had mined thro’ this coal to the fissure the whole block fell.  Hall was born at Durham, England in 1822, and had lived in this country twenty three years. He had followed mining ever since his fourteenth year, and was a careful and reliable man. He leaves a wife, but no children.

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The Jeffersonian, 18 Nov 1934 pg. 2 c. 3

Back Is Broken By Slate Fall In Mine

James Hamilton, aged about 45 years, of Cambridge R. D. 6, sustained a broken back Thursday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock, while working in the Lucas mine, near Kipling. His condition is regarded as serious.

Hamilton was rescued from beneath the mass of slate by fellow workmen and was removed to Wells hospital where he was attended by Dr. Henry wells.

An x-ray examination revealed that the first lumbar vertebra had been fractured. It is Dr. Wells’ opinion the spinal cord was completely severed.  Hamilton’s lower extremities are paralyzes and no encouragement for his complete recovery has been given.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 18 Apr 1918 pg. 5  c. 4

Miner Injured

Jacob Hammond, age 65 years, of 127 Jones avenue, was seriously injured Tuesday morning when he was caught by a fall of coal in the Murray Hill mine of the Akron Coal Company.

Dr. L. M. Ross was summoned to the mine and gave medical attention. The injured man was removed to his home in the Hope ambulance.

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Cambridge Herald, 30 Nov. 1882 pg. 3 c. 5

James Hanna, a miner had his hips crushed, head badly cut and leg bruised by a falloff coal at the Manufacturers mines near Byesville last Saturday. He had put in a blast but the shot failed to loose the coal and he went to work under it, when it fell upon him with the above result.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 10 Mar 1898 pg. 3 c. 4

A Miner Killed

George Hansey, a miner who was employed at the Cisco mines near Pleasant City was almost instantly killed by a fall of coal in that mine at 10 o’clock Thursday morning.

Hansey had been working in the Cisco mine but a short time and came here from the Hocking Valley district and as he was a man who seldom spoke at any length of himself, very little was known about him but it is thought that he was married and leaves a family.

Hansey had been working by himself a little distance from the other miners.  About ten o’clock he dug a hole in the wall into which he placed a quaintly of powder intending to shoot the charge and this loosen the coal,  after the shot had been made he stepped forward and found that the charge had not done much work and taking his pick he commenced to work.  He had been working with his pick but a short time, when, without any warning, the coal fell on him, almost burying his from sight.  His fellow work-men hearing the noise of the falling coal and having seen Hansey standing there the minute before using his pick, they hurried to the spot, where their worst fears were realized.  They soon had the coal removed from the injured man and tenderly picking him up they carried him from the mine. When found Hansey was alive but he expired a few minutes afterward.

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Cambridge Times, 4 Apr 1919 pg. 7

Charles C. Harper.

Charles C. Harper, aged 36 years, died at his home in Pleasant City, Wednesday evening at four o’clock.  Some weeks ago he had his back broken while working in Opperman mine, and was taken to Columbus for treatment. He leaves a wife and one adopted son. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 o’clock in the Lutheran church and interment will be made in the cemetery at Pleasant City.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 25 Jun 1903 Pg. 3 C. 3

APPALLING!

Are the Results of the Explosion of Dynamite at the Somers Mine Near Senecaville Saturday

Later Reports do not Give the Number of Killed and Injured so Large. Six Killed and Sixteen injured.  Thousands Visited the Scene Sunday

The accident at the Somers mines near Senecaville Saturday at noon when about three thousand pounds of dynamite were exploded as the result of a strike of lightning, killing six men and injuring at least sixteen more, was the most appalling in the history of Guernsey county.  The accounts of the accident published in the Jeffersonian Saturday evening were not entirely correct, owing to the excited condition of the people of Senecaville who sent in the news, and while fortunately later reports are not so bad as the first, the result was bad enough.

When the news was first received here the people were almost stunned and could hardly realize the awful significance or grasp the frightful details.  Little else was talked of on the streets.  As soon as the news of the accident were received, the physicians realized that prompt assistance was needed and without a moment’s hesitation a number promptly telephoned offers of assistance if needed.  Coroner Vorhies was one of the first to be notified and after talking with the authorities in Senecaville, hurriedly gathered up what he would need to assist the injured and left at once for the scene.

The only telephone line reaching from this city to Senecaville was the Hoyle & Scott line and the girls at the central office were kept busy all afternoon supplying the news and connection the Senecaville line with the anxious inquirers here who wanted to learn whether or not any of their friends or relatives had been injured or killed.  The list of those killed, revised to Monday, is as follows:

SAM HARTUP, Foreman of Carpenters: back of head crushed.

RUSSELL HARTUP, son of Sam Hartup: neck broken.

WILL MAHONY, carpenter; back of head crushed.

HAYES HUTCHISON, laborer; injuries on top and left side of the head.

HIRAM WILSON, workman on shaft; broken timber driven through head.

ROBERT WATSON, carpenter; injured on back of head and forehead: lived several hours.

NICK HAWK, blacksmith; elbow injured, two ribs broken and cut about the head; suffering much and  may not recover.

JOSEPH RIGGS, workman on shaft; right ear nearly torn off, nose and lip cut; bruised generally about head and chest.

KELSEY BROOM, workman; cut about neck, lip and chin; badly hurt.

ERNEST BASFORD, workman,  cut below the right eye, on the forehead and over the left eye; sight not permanently injured.

WILLIAM CALDWELL, injured about the hip, cut over left eye; doing well.

CLINTON DAVIS, workman; cut about the eye and the face generally

ENCIL DAVIS, son of Clinton Davis, cut about the head and face.

FRANK DETRA,

BURT PURDUM, foreman of Shaft Sinking Gang; compound comminuted fracture of left arm; will probably lose his arm; cut on ear and right arm bruised.

JOSEPH HEWISON, workman on shaft; bruised about the back of the head and face, not serious

JAMES NELSON, workman; scratched and bruised about the head

JOSEPH McPEEK, workman; scratched and bruised about the face.

JAMES BASFORD, workman, slightly injured.

FRANK GREENE, workman; slightly cut on the head.

WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER,  workman; bruised.

GEORGE ARMSEY, slightly hurt; not serious

JOHN FARROW, workman on shaft; bruised slightly about the head and face.

The shock of the explosion was felt for miles in the neighborhood of Senecaville, in all directions with the exception of toward the south of that place.  The force of the explosion seemed to be to the north and people living but half a mile south of the place hardly felt the shock, while it was distinctly felt by a number in this city and in Washington

There were about a ton and a half of the dynamite stored in the shanty to be used in sinking the air shaft and all of it was exploded.

The men had taken refuge in the blacksmith shop some distance from where the dynamite was stored, to get out of the rain which came on about the time the men were ready to return to work.  All were talking and joking with each other with never a thought of the awful fate in store for some of them, when suddenly the lightning struck the dynamite magazine, exploding the dynamite and caps. The building was blown to pieces, the force of the explosion tearing a hole in the ground about twenty feet or more in diameter and five feet deep, and blowing a blacksmith shop in every direction. The shop was located about one hundred feet from where the dynamite was stored.

It was impossible to find a piece of the shanty in which the dynamite had been stored within a mile of where it had stood and a large tree which had stood nearby was uprooted and carried away. A double eighthorse power hoisting engine was also carried some distance away.

Many windows in Senecaville was blown out and many of the citizens had narrow escapes from injury because of the flying glass. The boiler and engine house of the mine were badly damaged and will have to be rebuilt.

As soon as the people at Senecaville heard the  noise of the explosion they went at once to the assistance of the injured.  Physicians from Pleasant City and Lore City were called and requests for assistance were sent here. The scenes around the place where the blacksmith shop stood and the cries of the wives, mothers and sisters were heart rending.

Samuel Hartup, foreman of the carpenters employed at the mine, was about 50 years of age and leaves a wife and five children to mourn his death.  The double funeral of Mr. Hartup and his son Russell was held Mon. Afternoon at 2 o’clock in the M. E. Church at Senecaville, the services being conducted by Rev. H. B. Edwards.

The funeral of Hayes Hutchison was held Mon. morning at 9 o’clock at the home of his father, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Oliver.

The remains of Wm. Mahoney were taken to Kennonsburg for interment, the Eagles and Mechanics, of which he was a member, having charge of the services. Hiram Wilson was buried at 11 o’clock Mon. Morning the services being conducted by Rev. H. B. Edwards in the M. E. Church.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 25 Jun 1903 Pg. 3 Col. 6

Funerals of the Victims.

The following account of the funerals of those killed in the explosion of dynamite at Senecaville Saturday, is furnished by the Jeffersonian’s correspondent at that place.

The different funerals held Monday were very largely attended.  There were between seven and eight hundred who viewed the remains of Hayes Hutchison and over eight hundred who viewed at the funeral of Hiram Wilson.  The remains of J. S. Hartup and his son Russell, were viewed by over one thousand.  Alleged her it is thought that there was at least twelve hundred who attended the different funerals.

The Revs. Edwards, Oliver, Thompson and Shafer, from Pleasant City, all took part in the different funerals. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful. The Cambridge M. E. church sent flowers. In all there were thirteen different  I. O. O. F. lodges represented at the funeral of J. S. Hartup.

The funeral of Robert Watson was not held until Tuesday  so as to allow his relatives to reach this place. The bereaved families have the profound sympathy of everybody. The funeral of Mr. Watson was in charge of the American Mechanics.

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The Jeffersonian, 27 July 1918

Miner Caught By Falling Slate

Pete Hazok, of Derwent sustained a fractured left leg, and was otherwise bruised and cut Wednesday afternoon while at work in the Buffalo mine, at Hartford, when he was caught by a fall of slate. Fellow workmen ran to his assistance and he was taken to the surface where Dr. Robins of Hartford, gave first aid. The Conner ambulance of Byesville, was called and the patient removed to the Cambridge hospital Wednesday evening, where the fracture was reduced and his injuries dressed.

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The Jeffersonian, 28 Dec 1942 pg. 1 c. 1

Three Men Trapped In Mine Blast

Three miners were trapped Monday in McFarland mine of the Byesville Coal Company, near Blue Bell, and rescuers are endeavoring to reach them, it was learned Monday afternoon.

The trapped men were Gus Abrams, Pleasant City R. D.2; Robert Haugh, Cambridge R. D. 6, and John Sebek, Byesville R. D. 1.

Only meager reports were available Monday afternoon, however, it was stated the men were trapped after an explosion of gas in the mine, debris cutting off their escape from the diggings.

State mine inspectors joined with miners in digging through the rock in a valiant attempt to reach the entombed miners.

There were between 25 and 30 men in the mine at the time, but no one was injured aside from the three men trapped, who were working in the mine section where the blast occurred.

Fear was expressed that the men would not be found alive.

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The Jeffersonian 29 Dec 1942 pg. 1 c. 6

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State To Probe Gas Blast That Claimed Three Lives

Investigation to determine the cause of the gas explosion, which snuffed out the lives of three miners Monday at the McFarland mine of the Byesville Coal Co., near Blue Bell, will not get under way until black damp has been cleared from the colliery officials said Tuesday at the Cambridge state mine laboratory.

P. W. Moore, superintendent of mine rescue in Ohio with headquarters in Cambridge, directed removal of the bodies of the three men, Robert Haugh, 53, Cambridge R. D. 6, Gus Abrams, Pleasant City R. D. 2, and John Sebek, 35, Byesville, R. S. 1 by (continued on page 2)

State To Probe Gas Explosion (Continued from Page One)

Employes of the mine and personnel of Moore’s rescue squads.

Haugh’s body, identified at first of that of Sebek, was the first recovered and was brought to the surface at 5 p.m. Monday.  The bodies of Abrams and Sebek were reached later and were removed from the mine at 10 a.m.  It was necessary to blow black damp from the entry where the explosion occurred before rescuers could reach the victims.

All three bodies were badly burned and crushed by the terrific bore of the explosion, the first evidence of which other employes of the mine had was a trap door torn from its hinges about 1800 feet from the fatal entry.  Sebek’s father, Andy Sebek, and two other men worked the night shift Sunday in the same entry where the blast occurred. The entry was about three-quarters of a mile from the entrance.

Rescuers worked steadily throughout the day in an effort to rescue the men although it was believed from the first that they had met almost instant death.  Directing the work along with Moore was Thomas McFarland, district deputy mine inspectors, and other members of the laboratory staff from the city.

Cambridge state highway patrolmen and sheriff’s deputies controlled traffic in the vicinity of the mine and kept automobiles, other than those there on official business, away from the entrance to the property.  Members of the victims families, employes not on duty at the time and residents of the community were among the crowd gathered at the scene.

Bodies of Haugh and Abrams were removed to the Herlan funeral home, Byesville, while that of Sebek was taken to the Stevens & McCracken funeral home, S. Eighth St.

Sebek was born on Oct. 30, 1907 near Byesville, a son of Andy and Barbara Hegedes Sebek, and spent his entire life in that community.  A member of Holy Trinity Catholic church, Byesville, and Slovak Jednota Union No. 497, Byesville, the deceased was married on July 26, 1930, to Miss Anna Krehel.  Surviving are his widow, three children, Emily, 10, Martha, 8, and Edward 3; his parents; eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. Mary Kendzicky, Byesville, Andy, Jr., and Elizabeth, Byesville R. D. 1; Joseph and Mrs. H. Jasielum, Cleveland, Vincent, U. S. Army, Marenci, Ariz., and Steve, Cambridge R. D. 2; two uncles, John Hegedes, Byesville, and John Sebek, Cleveland.  One brother, Michael, is deceased.

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The Jeffersonian 14 Apr 1944 pg. 5 c. 5

Deaths

B. L. Hayes

Bert L. Hayes, about 70, Byesville, died suddenly Friday at 1 p.m. at the Walnut Hill mine, south of Byesville as a result of a heart attack.  He was working at the mine at the time.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 28 Nov 1895 Pg. 3 C. 3

Joseph Haywood, aged about 38 years, met with an accident in Norris mines Saturday afternoon that caused his death almost instantly.  He was engaged in mining coal; he had made a shot and was returning to see the result when a large piece of slate fell on him.  He had the reputation of being an experienced and careful miner.  This is the first death caused by accident in these mines within 18 years.  He leaves a wife and three small children.  Funeral Sunday, interment in cemetery near Norris

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 24 Dec 1903, pg. 5, c. 2

Gus Hecker, the young man who was injured at Nicholson’s mines about a week ago by a fall of slate, died Saturday from the injuries.  The body was sent to Pomeroy, Ohio Sunday by Undertaker McDonald for interment.  The young man was about 32 years of age, and the remains were accompanied by his father and sister.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 21 Jan 1904 Pg. 5 C 5

Killed by a Fall of Slate

Ed. Hess, of Byesville, an employe of the Central mines at that place, while at work in the mines Monday morning was caught by a fall of slate and instantly killed.  Deceased was about 25 years of age and leaves a wife to mourn his death. Coroner Yeo was notified of the death and went to Byesville this morning to view the remains.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 12 Jul 1900 pg. 3 c. 2

Al Hill, a coal miner employed in the Old Orchard mines, had his right hand very painfully mashed noon Monday by having it caught between two mine cars.  Dr. O. F. Lowry was called.  It is thought that amputation will be unnecessary.

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The Jeffersonian, 14 Aug 1911 Thurs. pg. 1 c. 3

Elmer Hill Dies As Result Of A Broken Back.

After living for more than three years with a broken back, Elmer Hill, the young coal miner, who was caught by a fall of slate in the Hartford mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., on June 5th, 1908 died at his home in Hartford, Saturday afternoon about 3:30 o’clock.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon, and in order to permit all miners in the Hartford mine to attend, that mine was shut down during the entire day.

Mr. Hill was for a number of years employed as a motorman in the Hartford mine. At the time of the accident the tipple was being rebuilt and the interior of the mine remodeled. On June 5th, 1908, he was at work in the mine when he was caught by a fall of slate, breaking his back. He was carried from the mine and a physician called. An examination showed that his back was broken and he was taken to Mt. Carmel hospital in Columbus, where he was under treatment for some time, when it was finally decided that nothing further could be done, he was taken back to his home in Hartford. That he lived as long as he did with his back broken seems remarkable.

Because of the nature of the injury Mr. Hill had no control of his limbs or the lower part of his body, and during the last two years his limbs have been withering away. As far as moving around was concerned he was helpless and required the constant services of a nurse. For some time he had been growing weaker and it was seen that the end could not be far away. He was a very popular young man, being thirty-one years of age, and his death causes much sadness. He is survived by his wife and two little daughters, one about seven years of age and the other about four years old and his father.

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The Jeffersonian, 11 Jun 1908 pg. 3 c. 4

Miner Suffers Broken Back

Fall of Coal at Hartford Mine Results in Dangerous Injury to Homer Hill

Homer Hill, a young coal miner, employed in the mines at Hartford, was caught beneath a fall of coal and slate this morning and sustained injuries which will probably result in his death, or at least permanent injury.  The injured man was taken to Lore city over the Eastern Ohio railroad in time to catch west bound B. & O. passenger train No. 103 for Columbus, where he entered a hospital.

At the time of the accident Mr. Hill was alone in one of the rooms about 10 o’clock the men working in other parts of the mine, heard a deep rumbling sound, followed by a heavy crash of coal. Knowing that Mr. Hill had been working in the direction the sound came from they hurried to his assistance, hoping that he had succeeded in getting out of the way of danger.

On arriving at the large pile of coal their worst fears were realized. The men worked as fast as possible and after uncovering Hill, carried him to the entrance of the mine, where a physician, who had been called, made an examination, which revealed  that the back had been broken, and that he was otherwise terribly injured about this hips and legs.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 2 May 1907 Pg.4 c. 3

Fall of Slate at Forsythe’s Mines

Fatally Crushes Joseph G. Hill.

Brother Narrowly Escapes Sharing Same Awful Fate.

Joseph Garfield Hill, coal miner employed at the Forsythe mines, a few miles east of the city, was caught by a fall of coal and slate while at work in the mines Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock and sustained injuries which caused his death a few minutes later.  An examination of the remains after the accident showed that his back was broken, and the chest and right side crushed in a horrible manner. The remains were removed from the mine to the home of the victim where Coroner Yeo, who had been notified, held an inquest.  Andrew Hill, a brother of the victim, had a very narrow escape from sharing his brother’s fate.  Just before the accident he left the place where they were working to procure powder to make a shot, and it was during his absence that the fall occurred.

This is said to be the first fatal accident at Forsythe mines during the entire sixteen years it has been operated.

The victim of the distressing accident was but twenty-seven years of age. He was born June 13th, 1880, and was a son of L. J. Hill, and is survived by father, a wife and one child aged two years.

The funeral services were held at the home Monday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Dr. Yarger, and the interment was made at the Center Baptist church.

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The Jeffersonian, 30 Oct 1919

Obituary

John Thomas Hockenberry

John Thomas Hockenberry, son of Peter and Nancy Hockenberry, was born October 17, 1853, and died October 22, 1919, aged 66 years and five days.  In the year 1870 he was married to Miss Hannah Stephens.  To this union were born seven children, all of whom are living.  Albert, Warren, Perry and Joseph, of Byesville, Ohio; Charles, of Cambridge, O.,  Mrs. Etta Gooden, of Akron, O., and Arthur, of the home.  Besides the wife and children he leaves two sisters and one brother to mourn his departure, Mrs. Della Evans, of East Sprata, O.; Mrs. Carrie Bowman, of Clarksburg, W. Va., and William Hockenberry of Chillicothe, O.

In his early life he became a member of the Methodist Protestant church.  He has lived an honest, upright life, was a kind and loving husband and father, and will be greatly missed by all his friends and neighbors.

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Guernsey Times, Tues 8 Nov 1910 pg. 4 c 5

Taken To Hospital

Janes Hoey, of Ankertown, the young by who was injured in the old Orchard mine, having his foot run over by a motor was taken to Keenan’s hospital, Tuesday afternoon.  It is not known whether amputation will be necessary but he was taken to the hospital where he could receive the best of care in hopes that amputation will not be necessary.

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The Jeffersonian, 21 Dec 1923 pg. 8 c. 5

Miner Injured By Fall Of Slate

William J. Hoey, an employe of the Akron Coal Company, was painfully injured while at work, in Kings Mine Thursday morning by a fall of slate.  The injured man was taken to his home in a machine driven by Ted Hughes, and Drs. E. E. and Clyde L. Vorhies were called.

After an examination, Mr. Hoey was found to be suffering from a broken ankle and the left leg was badly bruised and mashed. The foot was also badly crushed. Friday he was reported to be resting comfortably.

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Guernsey Times, 20 June 1918 pg. 1 c. 1

Lad Instantly Killed While At work In Mine

Jonas Holaski, aged 18 years, was instantly killed by a fall of slate at the Blue Bell mine where he was employed, Wednesday at 1:30.  His home was near Glenwood. Earl D. Conner, undertaker of this city, was called and took charge of the body which was removed to his home. The funeral services will be held at the Roman Catholic church in this city Friday at 10 o’clock, conducted by Father Lewis Sowkup.  Interest will be at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

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Guernsey Times, 30 Apr 1910 pg. 1 c. 1

Miner Injured At Walhonding

Buffalo, O., April 30—Ernest Holsworth, of this place, employed as a driver at Walhonding mine No. 2 of the Cambridge Collieries Co., met with an unfortunate accident Tuesday at noon when he was badly crushed between a car and a mine door.

Holsworth was caught between the door and the car and his hips and back badly crushed. He was taken to the office of Dr. H. H. Bown, of Pleasant City, where his injuries were attended to. He will probably be laid up for about two weeks.

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The Jeffersonian, 3 July 1945

Mine Injuries Are Fatal To Harry Hutton

Byesville, July 3—Harry Hutton, 57, died at 7:30 a.m. in the St. Francis hospital, Cambridge, of injuries received at Sharratt Coal mine last Thursday.  He lived at 262 Euclid Ave., this place. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Hutton, and was born in Byesville where he lived all his life. He was married in 1910 to Margaret Moffett, who with his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Hutton, and the following children survive: James, of Cleveland; Mrs. Clarice Vessels and Mrs. Berdine Schultice, both of the home; and two grandchildren.  One son is deceased. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Logan Burt, Byesville; Ross, Lisbon; Arthur, of Akron; Mrs. Richard Davis, Akron; and Mrs. Martha Stallsmith, of Canton. The body was removed to the Herlan, funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist church by the pastor, Rev. W. C. McKeever, Burial will be made in Greenwood cemetery.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 3 Nov 1881 pg. 3 c. 2

John L. Jackson, a colored miner at the Cambridge Coal Company’s mines, had his legs and arms severely cut and bruised by a fall of coal on Friday last. The accident was the result of his own carelessness.  In knocking down coal after a blast had been fired. Dr. Moore attended to his injuries.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 30 Jan 1902, pg. 2, c. 6

Joseph N. Jackson, who was killed at King’s mine, on Tuesday of last week, was interred in the Washington cemetery Thursday.

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The Jeffersonian, Wed. 18 Jan 1911 pg. 7 c. 1

Machine Man Fatally Crushed

Byesville, Jan. 18—A Slavished man while employed as a machinist of Little Kate mine, was fatally hurt last evening.  He was caught by a fall of slate which crushed him down to the machine. Conner’s ambulance was called, but the man died while on his way home. They then took him to Conner’s undertaking rooms, as he was a single man boarding at Thompson’s boarding house.

(Death certificate states his name as Ben Jandrat)

 

The Jeffersonian, 10 Oct 1934 pg. 5 c. 4

Injuries Fatal To Senecaville Miner

Injuries suffered 12 days ago when he was caught under a loaded mine car in Rigby mine of the Akron Coal Co., resulted in the death of David Jones, 52, of Senecaville, Tuesday evening at 5:50 o’clock at Swan hospital.

In the accident he sustained a broken right arm, crushed right chest and a fractured pelvis.  It is believed by hospital attaches that the crushed chest was the cause of death.  He was in a serious condition when admitted to the hospital Sept. 28, and steadily grew worse.

Mr. Jones was a lifelong resident of Senecaville and had worked in mines for many years.  Surviving are his widow; two sons, Edris Jones of Cleveland, and James Jones of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Lee Little, of Senecaville, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Senecaville M. E. church by Rev. Thomas D. Rees, pastor of the First Baptist church, Cambridge. Interment will be made in Senecaville cemetery.

The body was removed to the Morrison funeral home, Senecaville, and will be taken to the home Wednesday evening.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 30 Mar 1905 Page 3 C. 5

Fall of Slate

In Walhonding Mine Instantly Kills John R. Jones, Thursday Morning Body was Found by Fellow Miners.

Buried beneath tons of fallen slate the remains of John R. Jones, a coal miner employed in the Walhonding mines, was found Thursday morning by his fellow employes, who had become alarmed over his continued absence and had started an investigation as to the cause of his absence.  They had not proceeded far in their search until they came to a great pile of fallen slate, and knowing that it was not there a short time before, they saw at once what had happened to their companion, and without the loss of a moment they started to work throwing aside the slate.

In a short time their worst fears were realized.  The body was found about 10 o’clock, and Coroner Yeo was at once notified and went to the mine to view the remains.

John R. Jones was a Welshman,  41 years of age and is survived by a wife and three children.

Sometime before the accident, Mr. Jones had entered the mine for the purpose of placing a blast.  Everything was in readiness for the explosion and Mr. Jones had gone to another part of the mine where the powder was kept, away from where the men were working, in order to be out of danger from explosions from their lamps.  He had secured the powder and was on his way back to the point where he was going to make the blast when without a moment’s warning he was caught by the falling slate.

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The Jeffersonian, 14 May 1921 pg. 1 c. 7

Fire Boss Was Badly Burned

Louis Jones Ran Into Gas Pocket at Trail Run Mine.

Byesville, May 14—Lewis Jones, of Trail Run, was taken in the Herlan ambulance to the City hospital in Cambridge Friday afternoon suffering with severe burns, caused by an explosion of gas at Trail Run No. 1 mine early Friday morning.

Mr. Jones was a fire boss and was making the usual examination of the mine before the men went to work for the day.  It is thought the accident was due to a pocket of gas caused by a heavy fall of slate during the night.

He was badly burned about the face, hands and body, but is resting as well as could be expected.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian 11 Aug 1904 pg. 3 c. 5

Coroner Yeo and Constable Gallup were called to the southern part of Guernsey county on the 3d to hold an inquest over the remains of Otis Jordan, who lived in Noble county but was killed in this county by a fall of slate. Jordan was about twenty-five years of age and leaves a wife and one little child to mourn his death.

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Guernsey Times, Tues. 21 Jun 1910 pg. 1 c. 7

Miner Killed in Little Kate No 2

Slav Meets End in Mysterious and Sudden Manner on Monday Night shift.

Entry Man Believed to Have Been Shocked by Electricity and Hurt in Fall.

Mike Kachmarik, a Slav coal miner employed at Little Kate mine No. 2 of the National Coal Co., between Byesville and Blue Bell, was found dead in the neck of an entry of the mine Monday evening about 7 o’clock by a machine man, and whether he had been electrocuted from a charged wire or not is not known, but death is thought to have occurred in that manner.

Kachmarik had apparently shoved his car into the entry and was returning when he dropped dead from either a heavy shock or some accident, but as no slate was near the body it was not thought his death was caused from a fall of slate, but a small hole was found in the top of his head which could not be accounted for, except that he was shocked and in falling the injury was suffered.

Kichmarik was about 37 years of age and is said to be survived by a wife and three children in Austria. He lived in house No. 55, owned by the company, near the mine.

Funeral services will probably be held Wednesday afternoon, conducted by one of the Slav fraternal organizations.

Deputy State Mine Inspector W. H. Turner was in the mine on Tuesday morning, reporting wires, etc., in O. K. order. It is thought the victim, who has several cousins in Guernsey county and a brother in Cleveland, was stunned by an electric shock and that the heavy fall following completed the dissolution.

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The Jeffersonian, 22 July 1909 pg. 3 c. 5

Vicious Mule Bites Miner

Thos. Kackley Loses Finger and Part of Hand as result of Attack

Pleasant City, July 20—Several of our citizens went to see Mr. Thomas Kackley of near Ava Sunday who was injured in a peculiar manner recently. He had his little finer and part of his hand bitten off by a mule in the mines near Belle Valley last Thursday, and is suffering considerable pain as the result.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 11 Sept 1958 pg. 4 c. 3

Let’s Reminisce Sept. 11, 1918

A Bohemian miner, John Kernell, 49, was killed by a fall of slate at Kings Mine Monday afternoon.  An inquest will be held Friday at 7 p.m.

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Miner Injured By Slate Fall

Jack Killiany, Cambridge R. D. 6, was admitted to St. Francis hospital Tuesday with injuries received by the fall of slate at the McFarland mine, near Opperman.  He sustained a dislocated right shoulder, fractured right leg, three fractured ribs and back bruises.

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The Jeffersonian, 5 May 1930 pg. 1 c. 3

Orlando Kirk Is Fatally Crushed

Miner Alone In Rigby Mine When Fall Of Slate Occurs

Orlando Kirk, aged 49 years, of Pleasant City, was crushed to death Sunday night at 11:30 o’clock by a fall of slate in Rigby mine of the Akron Coal Co., Senecaville.

Mr. Kirk was employed with several other miners in removing slate falls.  He was alone at the time of the accident.  Other workmen were nearby and were attracted to the scene by the crash of the falling stone, which struck him about the chest and head and pinned him to the floor of the mine.  Death apparently resulted almost instantly.

The body was removed to the Hetlan morgue at Buffalo and prepared for burial and Monday morning was removed to the home in Pleasant City.

The deceased leaves six daughters and three sons.  His wife died several years ago.  He was a member of the Pleasant City M. E. Church, where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Hubbard. Burial will be made at Pleasant City.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 13 Feb 1902 pg. 3 c. 2

Wm. Kleis, a coal miner employed at the Old Orchard mines, was caught between a car, which jumped the track, and a rib of the bank while at work Saturday morning and so badly injured that he died Sunday morning about 4 o’clock.  At the time the man was injured Dr. E. E. Vorhies was called and rendered temporary aid after which the injured man was removed to his home in Byesville.

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Cambridge Herald, 30 Dec 1886 pg. 3 c. 2

A miner named Knott was seriously injured at the Nicholson coal mines south of town, Saturday.

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The Jeffersonian 12 Jun 1916 pg. 1 c. 5

Two Boys Killed In Local Mines

John Kolosky, aged 16 years, employed as a trapper in the Black Top mine, of the Morris Coal Co., was killed by a fall of coal Saturday morning , at 10 o’clock.  His skull was fractured and the body cut and bruised.

A number of miners working near by heard, the fall of coal and immediately went to the young man’s assistance, but he was dead before the mass of coal could be removed. Coroner Lawyer was notified and after viewing the body, announced he would hold, an inquest Wednesday morning, of this week at 9 o’clock. There will be ten witnesses to examine.

Coroner Lawyer was holding an inquest regarding the death of William Allender, when notified of the death of Mr. Kolosky,  Mr. Allender was 17 years old and had been employed as a loader in the Murray Hill mine of the same company. He was injured Monday by a fall of coal, and died Tuesday. The young man was a son of William Allender, Sr., living at Kings Mines.

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The Jeffersonian, 12 May 1919 pg. 1 c. 5

Miner Killed in Fall of Slate

Joe Kotch, aged 22 years, employed as a miner in the Harriette mine of the National Coal Company, was killed Friday afternoon by a fall of coal.  The deceased had lived at Harriette mine for some time and the only known relatives in this country is a sister living in New Jersey.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 14 Mar 1912 Pg. 2 C. 5

John Kovack, employed in the Forsythe mine, east of the city, was caught and badly injured by a fall of slate while at work in the mine Monday Morning. The injured man with a number of others had prepared a shot and immediately after it had been fired, reentered the room. Mr. Kovock was in advance of the other, and was caught.  He was carried from the mine and Dr. L. M. Ross was called.

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Guernsey Times, 12 Apr 1915 pg. 1 c. 3

Long Suffering Of Miner Ends At Senecaville

Steve Kovack Dies From Broken Back Injured In Slate Fall Last September 5

Steve Kovak, single, a Hungarian, died Saturday night at Senecaville, after suffering for seven months with a broken back.

September 5, Kovak’s back was broken by a fall of slate in the Senecaville mine, where he was employed. He was brought to the Cambridge hospital and later taken to Mt. Carmel hospital at Columbus, but nothing could be done to save his life, and he was returned to his home in Senecaville.  Considering the nature of his injury, his living so long after the accident is regarded as remarkable.

Coroner W. M. Lawyer had been notified of the death, and will leave for Senecaville this morning to hold the inquest.

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The Jeffersonian, 22 Jan 1938 pg. 3 c. 1-2

Lore City Miner Crushed To Death By Fall Of Slate

Joseph Krall, 33, prominently known in baseball circles in Guernsey county, was instantly killed Friday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock when caught beneath a fall of slate at Rigby mine of the Akron Coal Co. aid, but they heard the crash and rushed to Krall’s aid.  The slate struck his shoulders, neck and head; causing instant death.  Krall had been an employe of the coal company for a number of years and was highly respected by his fellow employes. Surviving, are his widow, one son, his mother and a number of brothers and sisters.

The young man had been interested in sport since boyhood and nearly always was given a position on independent baseball teams in the Lore City community, winning the admiration of his team mates and opponents, alike for his sportsmanship and fair play.

The body was removed o the Seider funeral home, Lore City.

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The Jeffersonian, 21 Sept 1916 pg. 1 c. 1

Body Burned Almost To Crisp

Fire Boss Of Blue Bell Mine Victim Of Gas Explosion

__Thursday Morning

George Kranak, Age 50, Died Today, at Cambridge Hospital, From Injuries.

George Kranak, aged 50 years, of Pleasant City died at the Cambridge city hospital, Thursday afternoon, at 1:00, after suffering untold agony since 4:30 o’clock Thursday morning when he was terribly burned, as the result of an explosion of gas in the Blue Bell mine, of the Cambridge Collieries Co.

Mr. Kranak, fireboss of the mine, left his home early Thursday morning, arriving at his work about 3 o’clock. At the time of the accident he was making his rounds of the mine. On Wednesday a number of men had been employed in driving a rock entry, in which a pocket of gas had collected, and when Mr. Kranak entered that place with his light, the gas let go with terrible force. He was burned from the top of his head to his feet and the skin on his hands, face, head and body was reduced almost to a crisp.

Following the explosion he staggered for a distance of 800 feet through the mine with his clothes smoldering and after making a frantic effort to extinguish the sparks he was rescued by the water bailer. Harry Williams, who at once called to companions who were near at hand. With their assistance the burning clothing   (Continue on Page Three)

Body Burned Almost To Crisp   (Continued from page one.)

Was extinguished and the victim was carried to the entrance of the mine where first aid was given him. Dr. Wallenfeltz, of Pleasant City, was called and found Mr. Kranak in a very serious condition. He was taken to the street car junction near Pleasant City and brought by way of interurban to this city at 10 O’clock.

He was removed to the Cambridge hospital from the car by the Taylor & Lyon’s ambulance. An examination was held by Drs. Wallenfeltz and Huth and an attempt was made to dress his burns, but upon touching his hands the skin and finger nails drooped off, causing the patient to suffer excruciating pain. At the hospital everything possible was done by the attending physicians, but so horribly was he burned about the body, arms and face, that ho hopes for his recovery were held out.

Mr. Kranak is one of the oldest and most experienced fire bosses in Guernsey county, as he has held that position almost all of his adult life, and is well known among the miners. He was for a number of years fire boss in the old Walhonding mine, at Pleasant City, where he had lived for a number of years, and has been employed by the Cambridge collieries Co. for a number of years.

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Cambridge Herald,  8 Aug 1889 pg. 3 c. 4

There were two fatal, three serious and two minor accidents in the mines of this county reported for 1888.  Of the first named Peter Krapus was killed at Trail Run, December 19th, 1887, by explosion of gas, and Edward Ward at Nicholson’s by fall of slate, March 20th. Of the three serious reported they were Everet Campton and Peter Allen, each a leg broken at Nicholson’s by fall of slate, and George Hodges leg broken at Trail Run.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 11 June 1960 pg. 4 c. 2

Let’s Reminisce  June 11, 1910

The second fatality at the Forsythe mine, east of the city, since it was opened 18 years ago, occurred Saturday about 9:30 a.m. when John Kuti was caught by a fall of slate and almost instantly killed.

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Guernsey Times, 11 Jun 1910

Miner Is Killed At Forsythe

Fall of Slate Ends Life of Hungarian

Entryman Early Saturday Morning.

Victim Was 30 Years of Age, Experienced Workman and With Lone Relative.

Another Guernsey County, coal miner was killed when John Kuti, aged 30 years and single, a Hungarian, was killed by a fall of slate in Forsythe’s mine east of the city, Saturday morning, about 10:30 o’clock.  Funeral services have not yet been arranged.

Kuti was an entryman, working alone. His body fast chilling with death, was found by companions and brought to the surface. Coroner A. G. Ringer was summoned to view the remains.

The victim has been in the employe of the Forsythe Coal Co., for a year past. He came here from Adena, and was an experienced miner.

Efforts were being made Saturday, to locate a half brother, Mike Kuti, at Adena, the only known relative in this country.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 8 Feb 1912 Pg. 8 c. 7

Coal Miner is Fatally Injured

Byesville, O., Feb 6.—Andy Kuvalic, aged forty-five years, employed as miner in the Puritan Coal Co.’s mine near Byesville, was caught between the ribs of the shaft and the hoisting cage Monday afternoon, about 3 o’clock, and so badly injured that he died at his home in Byesville, at 7 o’clock Monday evening.

With about ten other miners he had completed his day’s work in the mine and they were riding to the mouth of the shaft on the hoisting cage, when Kavalic, who it was reported was subject to heart trouble, suddenly fell between the cage and the ribs of the shaft, being crushed about the  chest and shoulders.

The cage was stopped as quickly as possible and the man who had been wedged in between it and the shaft was removed and taken to the mouth of the shaft. He was brought to this place on the 3:30 o’clock street car and taken to the office of Dr. J. E. Patton, where an examination was made, showing that his left hip had been broken, and that he was badly crushed through the chest.  In addition his head was struck against a heavy piece of timber and he was injured internally.

It was apparent that very little could be done to save the man’s life, and Conner’s ambulance was called and he was taken to his home, where he died in the evening at 7 o’clock.  The injured man remained unconscious until the end.  He is survived by his wife and three children. Coroner A. G. Ringer was notified at the accident and viewed the remains.

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  Alfred LaFollette

The Jeffersonian, Thursday 19 Feb 1903, pg. 3, c. 3

Al. LaFollett, a coal miner employed at Black Top mine, near Lore City, was almost instantly killed Saturday afternoon as the result of falling from the cage as it was ascending from the bottom of the shaft.  His neck was broken and skull fractured. Deceased was about thirty years of age and leaves a wife and two small children.  Coroner Vorhis was notified of the accident and went to the mine Saturday to hold the inquest.  The funeral was held this morning at 10 o’clock.

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The Jeffersonian, 24 Dec 1934 pg. 5 c. 7

Miner Crushed By Slate Fall

Firmia Lafollette, 59, of Buffalo, is in a critical condition in Wells hospital as the result of a slate fall Monday morning at 9 o’clock in Walhonding mine of the Cambridge Colleries Co.

Lafollette was working with two other men at the time of the fall but his fellow workmen escaped injury. The slate struck him on the left side, pinning him to the ground, and it was several minutes before he was released.

His skull was badly fractured on the left side, several ribs were broken and his left lung was punctured.  He was unconscious when admitted to the hospital and slight hope is entertained for his recovery.

Mr. Lafollette had been employed in mines for 40 years since he was 16 years of age, and this is the first time he had been injured in a mine accident.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 5 sept 1907 pg. 3 c. 1

Obituary

William J. LaFollette, son of James and Ellen LaFollette, was born April 1, 1862, near Mt. Zion, O., and was killed by a heavy fall of slate in the Walhonding mine August 8, 1907, at Pleasant City, age 45 years, 4 months and 8 days.

He united with the E. L. church at Mt. Zion at the age of 14 years.  In the year 1900 he removed his name to the M. E. church at Pleasant City and during this time he has lived a consistent Christian life.

He was united in marriage with Campsey D. Love September 9, 1891,. To this union were born four children, Summer, age 15, Wm. Emmet, who died in infancy, Dwight Edgar, age 7, Ernest Raymond, age 3. These with the wife, father, five sisters, one brother and many friends are left to mourn the loss of a kind and very affectionate father, husband, son and brother. Yet we would say to the heartbroken wife and children and the many sorrowing friends to look up for while they are drinking this bitterest cup of sorrow he has gained that happy home where sickness and death can never enter. And although his familiar form will never again be with his loved ones, nor fondle or caress his little ones as he was wont to do, yet he is now waiting and watching for them on the other shore.

Funeral services were held at the Mt. Zion church and interment was made at that cemetery, conducted by Revs. Norris and Hershiser.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 10 Mar 1904, pg. 4, c. 4

Miner Killed

George Lamb, aged 56 years, employed as a coal miner in the Black Top mines, near Lore City, was caught by a fall of slate while at work in the mines Monday afternoon at about 2:15 o’clock, and instantly killed, his left side being crushed.   Coroner W.R. Yeo was notified of the accident and went to Lore City this morning to hold the inquest.

After the remains had been viewed by the coroner they were taken to Summerdale, the former home of the deceased, where the interment will be made tomorrow.

Mr. Lamb was the father  of the superintendent of the Black Top mines and was well liked by the other men in the mine.

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Guernsey Times 8 Dec 1910 pg. 1 c. 5

Miner Injured May Succumb

Edward Landman, aged 35, of Center, was caught by a heavy fall of slate while working in Old Orchard mine of the Morris Coal Co., Thursday morning about 9 o’clock, and received injuries which may prove fatal.

Landman is a machine man. He was suddenly caught by a heavy mass of slate. He was taken from the mine and hurried to his home in a sled. Dr. L. M. Ross was called and found him suffering with a broken left leg, besides a badly wrenched back. His condition is serious.

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Guernsey Times, 7 Jan 1919 pg. 1 C. 3

Workman Instantly Killed in Accident At Mines, Yesterday

Dewey Larrick was instantly killed in the Blue Bell mine of the Cam-morning at 9 o’clock when a car which he was driving collided with another car.  The driver of the other car escaped injury.

The unfortunate young man was 20 years old and is survived by his widow and one child.  The family have resided at Blue Bell for some time.  The accident was reported to Coroner Bates, but he was to il to give the case attention and a justice of the peace was called to view the body and hold the inquest.        (No mistake in typing, this is the way the paper read)

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 5 Jun 1902, Pg. C. 2

Doc Larrison, a machine miner at Forsythe’s mines, was caught by a fall of coal and slate Tuesday about noon, and badly injured about the head and neck. Dr. O. F. Lowry was called.  An examination revealed that there were no bones broken but there was a long and deep cut in his neck.

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Guernsey Times, 22 Apr 1915 Guernsey Times pg. 1 c. 4

Miner Killed By Slate Fall At Black Top

James Lawrence, aged 47 years, was instantly killed by a fall of slate in the Black Top mine of the Morris Coal Company at 8:30 o’clock Wednesday morning.

The unfortunate man was working with his son, John Lawrence, at the time. The son was warned of the approaching danger and called to his father to jump, but the elder man was caught and buried by the fall.

The debris was quickly removed by other miners but the man was dead when taken out. Coroner W. M. Lawyer was notified and after viewing the body ordered it prepared for burial.

The deceased was survived by his wife and five children.  He had been employed by the Morris Company for a number of years.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 5 Nov 1903, pg. 3, c. 1

James Lawton, who was injured in the explosion at Walhonding mine, died Saturday morning, Oct 24th, after a week of intense suffering.  Funeral services were held Monday at 10 O’clock at the Lutheran church, the Odd Fellows, K. of P. and Forester Lodges officiate.  Interment at the Pleasant City cemetery. Pleasant City Citizen.

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The Jeffersonian, 20 Sept 1920 pg. 1 c. 6

Miner Killed By Fall Of Slate—At Senecaville

Senecaville, Sept. 20—Mike Leishen, aged 35 years, was instantly killed by a fall of slate in the Cleveland mine of the Morris Coal Co.  Sunday morning, his head being almost severed from the body.  Another man working near by narrowly escaped injury.

Mr. Leishen, is survived by his widow, two daughters and one son. The funeral services will be held here Tuesday morning and the interment will be made in the Pleasant City cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 21 Aug 1902, pg. 3, c. 4

Injuries Prove Fatal

Coroner Vorhies received a telegram this morning announcing that George Letsak, the second of the Slav coal miners injured by an explosion of a keg of powder in Old Orchard last Wednesday, died about 3 o’clock this morning.  The Coroner went to the mines after receiving the message and viewed the remains. Deceased leaves a wife and one child to mourn his death.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 5 Jul 1900 pg. 3 c. 1

Charles Lewis, a coal miner employed at Walhonding mines, was caught by a fall of slate Tues. morning.  He was badly injured about his hips and his head was painfully cut. His left arm was also broken.

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The Jeffersonian, 13 Sept 1930 pg. 9 c. 4

Miner Injured By Fall Of Stone

Quaker City, Sept. 12—Mansel Long, Baileys Mills, employed at Moonshine Mine, was severely injured Tuesday while at work in the mine, by a fall of stone. He was removed to a Martins Ferry hospital, where x-ray revealed a broken collar bone, one lung punctured and several broken ribs.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 13 Jan 1887, pg. 3 c. 2

William Long a miner, whose home is in Senecaville, met with a serious accident last Thursday at the Hartford mines. A shot failed to go, and he was drilling it out when the drill set it off, and he received the full charge of eleven inches of powder in his breast and side.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 26 May 1904, pg. 1, c. 1

Wilson T. Long Dead

Wilson T. Long, who was injured by a fall of slate at the Old Orchard Mine Monday while he was leaving the mine after his day’s work, died Wednesday night from the result of his injuries. Coroner Yeo was notified of the death and went to the Old Orchard mine this morning to hold the inquest.  Deceased was about 51 years of age and leaves a family of six sons and one daughter to mourn his death.

The funeral services were held at his late home two miles east of Byesville Friday morning at 10 o’clock.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 19 Oct 1905, pg. 1, c. 5

Miner Killed Near Byesville.

Abraham Love, a young man about 18 years of age, employed at the Ideal mine near Byesville, was killed Saturday afternoon while at work in the mine.

Mr. Love was employed to switch the cars from one track to another and while engaged in this work a car jumped the track catching him against the side of the entry.  The young man was terrible crushed about the chest and lived about an hour before death came to relieve his sufferings.

The funeral services were held this afternoon and were very largely attended as deceased was a popular young man. James Pritchard, a district mine inspector of the Third district, living at Hemlock, the former home of deceased, attended the services.

A number of very handsome floral offerings were prepared by I. A. Oldham, of North 7th street, for friends of deceased, and sent to the funeral services Tues morning.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 12 May 1904 pg. 5 C. 5

Supt. Love Injured

Superintendent Thomas H. Love, of the Forsythe mines, met with a very painful accident Friday evening, which will confine him to his home for some time. The injuries are about his head, face and limbs.

At the time of the accident Mr. Love was superintending a number of men who were engaged in unloading mine cars from a B. & O. flat car, when a piece of timber flew up striking him across his legs and knocking him from the car to the ground below, his head striking on the railroad tracks.  He was rendered unconscious by the fall.

Mr. Love is fast recovering.

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Cambridge Times

11 Apr 1918 pg. 3

Death Resulted From Injuries Received In An Accident At Mines

Elva H. Loyd, age 26 years, died at the Cambridge hospital Tuesday night at 9 o’clock as the result of injuries caused when he was caught under a fall of slate at the Black Top mine of the Morris Coal Co. He was employed as a loader and was at his work when without warning a mass of slate fell on him, crushing him about the head and chest besides injuring him internally. He was attended by Dr. Arndt who rendered first aid and later removed him to Cambridge.  He is survived by a wife and one child at the home in Lore City.

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The Jeffersonian, Sat. 9 Dec 1911 pg. 5 c. 5

Slavish Miner Killed By Slate

Martin Mack, Slavish, about thirty-four years of age, employed as a timberman in the Detroit mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., was caught by a fall of slate while at work Saturday morning, about 10:15 o’clock, and instantly killed, almost every bone in his body being broken.

At the time of the accident the victim was engaged in pulling timber when without a moment’s warning a large piece of slate fell, bearing him to the ground. Other miners head the fall but were too late to be of assistance.

The slate was removed and the body carried from the mine. Coroner A. G. Ringer was called and viewed the remains. Mr. Mack was single and had been employed by The Cambridge Collieries Co. for a number of years.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 22 Sept 1892 pg. 3 c. 7

Wm. Mackley while engaged in mining at Farmers mines yesterday got severely mashed by soil falling on him. Dr. Ringer was at once called and pronounced his injuries serious.

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Guernsey Times, Thurs 1 sept 1910 pg. 1 c 1

Miner Is Killed In Trail Run

A distressing accident resulted fatally Thursday morning to Frank Malay, a driver in Little Trail Run mine of the Byesville Coal Co. just south of Byesville, when he was struck by a cut of cars and almost instantly killed.

The accident was a horrible one as the victim’s head and chest were horribly crushed. His body was viewed by Coroner A.G. Ringer of this city.

The body was removed to the home of the  victim’s father in Byesville and funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

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Guernsey Times, 21 Apr 1915 pg. 1 c. 1

Injured Miner Is Examined

A.R. Mallett, of Lore City who was injured in the Black Top mine by a fall of slate 21 weeks ago, was examined here Tuesday by Dr. H. H. Dorr, medical examiner for the state industrial commission.

The injuries which Mallett sustained in the mine accident were very serious, his body being badly crushed. The amount which he will receive under the workmen’s compensation act is expected to be announced soon.

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The Jeffersonian, 25 Sept 1923 pg. 1 c. 8

Pleasant City Miner Killed

Pleasant City, Sept.  25—Steve Mallett, 46, of Pleasant City, fire boss at Banner Mine of the Cambridge Collieries Company, was instantly killed by a fall of slate while at work Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock.  The body was removed to the home here.  His widow and eight children survive.

Mr. Mallet was working by himself in the mine and as far as is known no one saw him struck down by the slate.  His lifeless form was discovered under the debris within a half hour, it is said.  He had long been in the employ of the Cambridge Colleries Company and was an experienced miner.

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The Jeffersonian, 25 Nov. 1922 pg. 2 c. 3

Mr. David Maneilly

Mr. David Maneilly was born in County Antrim, Ireland, July 13, 1851, and died at his work near Byesville Nov. 18, 1922, aged 71 years, 4 months and 5 days.

In his early young manhood he moved to Scotland and was there united in marriage to Miss Janet Middleton Dec. 21, 1869, and to this union there were born eleven children, viz: Mrs. Catherine Moffatt, David, John, Samuel, Thomas, George and Mrs. Jessie Lanning all deceased; James of Ava, Mrs. Lizzie Bishard, Mrs. Maggie Foraker and William all of Byesville, who together with the widow survive the father and mourn his loss.

When but a young man living in Scotland he accepted Christ as his Saviour and from that time his life has been identified with the church, after coming to Guernsey county he united with the U. B. church where he was a recognized leader until he united with the First Baptist church of Byesville and was baptized by the present pastor Rev. W. H. Wilson.  His devotion to the cause of Christ early marked him as a trustworthy leader and on July 1, 1906, he was ordained to the Deaconate of the First Baptist church of Byesville where he honored his sacred office until removed by death.

David Maneilly possessed remarkable and rare traits of character; he was courageous, fearless, and sturdy as the rock ribbed mountains and yet possessed a spirit as sweet, as gentle and kind, as a fond mother. The sunshine of his presence and the kindliness of his heart won even the hearts of the little children, of whom he had many devoted friends who will miss him and long for his presence again.

He was a man who loved his country and stood on the right side of every great moral question. He lived religious liberty and when in his home land was an enthusiastic Orangeman.

In his departure the family loses a devoted husband, an affectionate father, the church one of its most faithful members and Byesville one of her truest citizens.

Funeral services were conducted in the First Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock p.m. by his pastor. Interment took place at the Enon cemetery.

The numerous floral tributes, and the large throng of people who attended the obsequies were but a fitting expression of the high esteem in which he was held by all the people.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 26 Sept 1907 pg. 5 c. 4

Coroner W. B.  Yeo went to Byesville last evening and held an inquest in regard to the death of Thomas Maneilly who was killed by a fall of slate in the Ideal mine, Monday night, Sept. 16. The verdict will be made known later.

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Guernsey Times, 1 May 1914 pg. 1 c. 2

Killed By Fall Of Slate In Blacktop Mine

Repair Man at Work in Mine Meets Instant Death Yesterday Afternoon.

Charles Maruzik was killed almost instantly by a fall of slate Thursday afternoon while at work in Black Top mine of the Morris Coal company, near Lore City.

With other men, Maruzik was employed in repairing the mine, during the shut-down. He went into a room alone and removed a post used to hold loose slate, in place. There was a crash of slate and coal, and when his fellow workmen reached him life was extinct.

Coroner Rowles was summoned and went to Lore City on train No. 104.  He found the dead man’s head badly crushed, his back broken and several ribs torn loose. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.

Maruzik was 37 years of age, married. His wife and two children have lived in Austria-Hungary for five years.  They formerly resided near Black Top.

Coroner Rowles will hold the inquest at his office Monday morning at 10 o’clock.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian 15 Oct 1896 pg. 3 c. 3

Instant Death

John Matheney, of Hartford, Killed by Coming in Contact with a Live Electric Wire.

Robins, O., Oct 7th,(Special)—Word was received here this afternoon stating that John Metheney, a miner at Hartford had accidentally grasped an electric wire which had caused instant death.  He was standing in an entry conversing with a fellow workman at the noon hour; he slipped and started to fall when he caught the wires in a effort to save himself, the result was as above stated. The wires being insulated and a voltage of only 500 being carried makes it seem a charge to electricians that it should have proved fatal.

Mr. Matheney was a man well known in the community and his death is quite a shock.  He was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife and one child, who have the sympathy of the community in the very sad bereavement.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 8 Jan 1880 pg. 3 c. 1

This Week A Year Ago

Henry Mathews fatally injured by a fall of slate at the Cambridge Mines.

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The Jeffersonian, 24 Jan 1929 pg. 1 c. 8

Miner Killed By Fall Of Slate

A fall of slate and coal in Plainview mine of the Plainview coal Co.  crushed out the life of Mike Maxim, aged about 35 years, of near Dogtown, at 12:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon.

Maxim was employed as a loader in the mine and was moving through an entry when the fall came without warning and almost completely buried him.  Fellow workmen rushed to his assistance and worked frantically to remove the pile of debris from his body. He died, almost instantly, however, being crushed about the head and back.  When he was extricated it was found his right leg had been broken at the hip and doubled across his back.

The body was removed to a Cambridge undertaking establishment and was to be viewed late this afternoon by Coroner J. E. Robins of Buffalo.  Maxim was married and the father of several children.

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Cambridge Herald, 15 Apr 1886 pg. 3 c. 3

James Maxwell, a miner at Mathews mines, had his head cut and face badly burned by a blast, last Saturday.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 14 Dec 1893 pg. 3 c. 3

Homer Meek an excellent young man of Byesville, aged about 22 years, died Friday morning after ten days’ intense suffering.  It will be remembered that Mr. Meek was crushed by a fall of coal in Pioneer mines, resulting in his death.

The funeral took place Sunday at 10:30 a. m. from the M. P. church, interment in Enon cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, 11 July 1916 pg. 6 c. 1

Cao Miners Had Narrow Escapes

One Was Caught Between Two Cars and Another Crushed by Fall of Slate

Byesville, O., July 11—Charles Mehok, employed in the Trail Run mine, No. 2, had a narrow escape of instant death Monday morning when he was caught between two cars.  His head and shoulders were badly cut and bruised.

Steve Marki met with a painful accident Monday morning while employed as a loader at Minnehaha mine. He was caught by a fall of slate and sustained a bad cut on his head, a broken knee and was also badly bruised about the body.  Dr. V. H. Danford was the attending physician.

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The Jeffersonian, 15 July 1909 pg. 1 c. 7

Inquest Over Miner’s Death

May Necessitate the Removal of Aretus Meighen’s Remains From the Grave

The death of Aretus Meighen, which occurred Saturday evening at the hospital as the result of injuries received in the Opperman coal mine nineteen days before, and the fact that the remains were interred near Kennonsburg, Noble, county, Monday afternoon, have brought to light a peculiar case, which is at present being investigated by Dr. A. G. Ringer, Coroner of Guernsey county and may result in the dis-interment of the body in order that an inquest may be held.

According to a state law, in all cases of accidents in coal mines which are followed by the death of the victim no matter how many days may elapse between the date of the accident and that of the death, the coroner of the county is required to hold an inquest. This fact seems to have been over looked in this case, and was brought to notice through the activity of Wm. H. Turner, of this city, District Mine Inspector.

Aretus Meighen was injured in the Opperman mine and his leg was caught and crushed by a motor. Gangrene set in and the young man was afterwards taken to Keenan’;s hospital for treatment, his condition being extremely critical. At the hospital it was decided that the injured leg must                  (Continued on Page Four)

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Inquest Over Miner’s Death

be amputated which was done, but the effects of the disease would not be overcome, and he died Saturday afternoon about 5 o’clock. Sunday the remains were taken to Kennonsburg, the home of the young man for interment. The funeral services were held at the home of the young man’s parents and the interment made in the cemetery there.

Late Monday evening District Mine Inspector Wm. H. Turner learned of the death and burial of Mr. Meighen and that no inquest had been held by the coroner.  He then notified Supt. Cox, of the Cambridge Collieries Co., of the facts, and by the law in regard to holding inquests and Supt. Cox in turn notified Coroner Ringer, who decided to take the matter up with Prosecuting Attorney Charles S. Sheppard.  Mr. Sheppard however was in Columbus, but he was finally reached in that city by telephone and advised Coroner Ringer not to remove the remains for the present at least, but to go ahead and hold an inquest.

Coroner Ringer went to Blue Bell this afternoon to secure the name of witnesses in the case and to take testimony. Whether or not it will be necessary to dis-inter the remains is not known.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 16 Apr 1903, pg. 3, c. 2

Kaul Mesko, a miner employed in the Walhonding mines at Pleasant City, was killed by a fall of slate yesterday.  He was thirty years of age and married.  Coroner Vorhies went to that city today to hold an inquest.

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The Jeffersonian, 21 Mar 1934 pg. 6 c. 4

William Messenger Is Fatally Crushed By Fall of Slate

Barnesville, March 21—William W. Messenger, a miner, was killed Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock by slate which fell on him while he was at work in Moonshine Mine, near Bailey’s Mills.  He was crushed through the chest and death was instantaneous.  The deceased was 67 years of age and had been a resident of this community for a number of years.  He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Sherman Messenger of Bailey’s Mills, with whom he made his home, Andrew Messenger, of Flushing and Mrs. Harriett Coleson, of Moundsville, W. Va.  His wife preceded him in death several years ago.  The Guernsey county coroner was called and the body was moved to the Campbell Funeral Home. Funeral services probably will be held on Thursday.  Leonard Carpenter, aged 35 of Quaker City, who was working near Messenger at the time of the accident, escaped with minor injuries.

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The Jeffersonian, Sat. 11 Mar 1911 pg. 1 c. 1

Detroit Miner Badly Crushed.

Caldwell, Mch. 11—Tom Milck, a Slav. Age 22, employed at the Detroit mine at Ava, was caught by a fall of slate this morning, soon after going to work and terrible crushed about the head, breast, back and right arm. Dr. C. A. Craig, of Ava was called.

It is impossible to tell now whether the injuries will prove fatal. Hie condition is serious and he is suffering great agony.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 4 Feb 1897 pg. 2 c. 6

Fall Of Slate!

Two Men Killed, and Two Others Badly Injured While Engaged in Mining Coal.

Saturday seemed to have been a very unfortunate day for the coal miners employed in this county.  One man killed instantly, one so badly injured that he died in the evening and two other badly hurt is the record of the day. All the accidents were caused by the fall of slate.

George Milhone was the first man reported killed, mention of which was made in the Jeffersonian Saturday as was the injury of H. Johnson, who worked with Milhone. His injuries were light as he only suffered a bruised foot.

Just as the paper was going to press Saturday a telephone message was received stating that J. W. Davis, of this city, who is employed at Nicholson’s mines had his leg broken by the fall of slate. He was brought to his home and physician called in.  At first it was not though the was fatally injured, although the examination showed that he was injured otherwise besides the breaking of his leg, and at about 6  o’clock he died.

The other man injured was Isaac Peters, of Byesville, who works in the Waldhonding mines.  How badly Peters was hurt is not yet known but it is thought not seriously, with the exception of having both arms broken.  Coroner Daugherty held an inquest over the remains of Milhone today and will hold the Davis inquest tomorrow. The remains of Milhone were interred today. The funeral of Mr. Davis was held today at 2 o’clock in the M. P. church, services being conducted by rev. J. A. Selby.  Interment in Cambridge cemetery. The K of P Lodge, of which deceased was a prominent member, had charge of the funeral arrangements. Mr. Davis leaves a wife and five children, four daughters and one son.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 4 Feb 1897 pg. 2 c. 6

Geo. Milhone Killed

George Milhone, a coal miner, who resides near Scott’s mines and who is employed in the King’s mines, operated by Robins’ Bros of this city, was instantly killed while at work on Saturday by a fall of slate.
Mr. Milhone was about twenty five years of age and had been married about one year.  H. Johnson who worked with Mr. Milhone was also injured in the feet. Coroner Daugherty was seen early this morning and when asked about the accident and that the matter had not been reported to him but that as soon as it was he would go to the mines and hold an inquest.

The remains of the unfortunate man was brought to this city in charge of Dr. Lowry, of Lore City, and taken to the undertaking establishment of I. G. Bur where they were prepared for interment.

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The Jeffersonian, 15 Feb 1930 pg. 2 c. 4

John Miller

Byesville, Feb 15—Funeral services will be held at the Roman Catholic church here Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. Sokup for John Miller, aged 20, who died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Miller near Maple Leaf Mine Friday morning from injuries received when he was crushed beneath a fall of slate late Thursday  in a small country mine near his home.  In addition to his parents he is survived by one brother. Burial will be made at Pleasant City cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, 10 Jan 1919 pg. 1 c. 5

Miner Killed When Caught by Big Slate Fall

George W. Milton of Byesville, was instantly killed by a fall of rock in the Republic mine near the Mt. Zion church, at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon.

When other workmen in the mine succeeded in prying the rock off the man, they found he was dead. The body was badly smashed.

The remains were taken to the surface and removed to the home in Byesville where they were reviewed by Justice A. M. Baxter of this city, acting for Coroner Bates.

Mr. Milton was 45 years old and a well known citizen of Byesville.  He is survived by his wife and four daughter.

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The Jeffersonian, May 23, 1901 Pg. 3 C. 4

A Sad Accident!

Russ Mitchell Accidentally Killed at King’s Mines Monday About Noon.

Russell Mitchell, a well known colored resident of South Cambridge, was accidentally killed about 12 o’clock Monday while at work at Kings Mines.

Mr. Mitchell was engaged in driving at the time the accident occurred.  He was bringing a number of cars of coal from an entry, and just as the cars came to the main entry one of them jumped the track as the curve was being made. Mitchell was caught between the car and the side of the entry, crushing his breast and otherwise injuring him.  He lived only three minutes after the accident.

Coroner Vorhies and State Inspector of Mines were notified and the body was brought to Cambridge.

The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell of the South Side. And he leaves his parents, three sisters and two brothers, a wife and a two year old daughter to mourn their loss.

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The Jeffersonian,  Mon. 11 Sept 1911 pg. 7 c. 2

Saml. Mitchell Is Laid At Rest

Funeral services over the remains of Samuel Mitchell, who was electrocuted at Little Kate Mine No. 2, of the National Coal Co., were held at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mitchell, near Cassel’s Station, Sunday afternoon at 1 :30 o’clock. The funeral was attended by the many friends. A  number of the United Mine Workers Union attended the services .

The funeral cortege was met in Cambridge by the Modern Woodmen lodge, of which he was a member, and escorted to Northwood cemetery where interment was made.

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Cambridge Herald, 27 Jan 1887 pg. 3 c. 4

A fatal accident occurred at Mathews mines, south of town, last Saturday, by which William Moffett lost his life.  He had put in a blast, but as it did not blow in the time he thought it ought to, went to investigate the cause, and just as he was near, it exploded, hurling a vast quantity of coal upon him, producing almost instant death.  The deceased lived in Cambridge and leaves a wife and two children.  The funeral took place Sunday.  His remains were taken to Byesville for interment.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 26 Jul 1906, pg. 3, c. 5

Death List is Growing

Slate Boss Meets Instant Death and Another Miner is Painfully Injured.

Charles Monroe, employed as slate boss in the Walhonding mine near Pleasant City, was killed while at work Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock Mr. Monroe had been at work removing loose slate from the roof in one of the rooms of the mine, when a piece larger than he expected fell and in attempting to get out of the way he was hit, the force of the blow knocking him against a nearby slate truck on which his head struck, killing him instantly.

The fall of slate attracted the attention of other workmen who immediately set about removing the coal and slate and removed the body to Mr. Monroe’s home. He was about thirty eight years of age and is survived by a wife and two small children.

Charles Cramblet, employed as a miner  in the Old Orchard mine, was painfully injured Thursday afternoon in a collision between two cars.  He was going with a number of other miners toward the entrance, after the day’s work was over, when the cars came together and the impact threw him to the ground cutting a deep gash in the forehead. Dr. Cain was called and dressed the wound.

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The Jeffersonian, 11 Dec 1915 pg. 1 c. 6

Crushed Thru Chest

Thomas Moore, a machinist at Forsythe’s mine, was badly crushed through the chest Saturday noon, when he was caught between a post and a mine car. Dr. C. A. Frame was called. The car struck Moore with such force as to knock down the post.  Though he is suffering intense pain, it is not thought that his injuries will prove fatal. He is married and lives at the mine.

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The Jeffersonian, 30 Mar 1931 pg. 12 c. 4

Injuries Cause Death Of Miner

Injuries received last Wednesday when he was caught beneath a fall of slate in Buffalo mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., resulted in the death Sunday morning at 8:30 o’clock of Thomas R. Moore, aged 55, of East Cambridge, at the Little Clinic in Byesville.  Moore was crushed about the head and chest.

Moore had been a resident of Guernsey county all of his life and had been employed as a coal miner for many years. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Mary Moore and three sons, Paul, Leo and Sterman, all of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Nelson and Mrs. Elizabeth Bernard, all of East Cambridge. His (line is unreadable)bridge, of which he was a member, conducted by the pastor Rev. E. K. Rogers, assisted by Rev. John McLeod.  Interment will be made at Northwood cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, 18 Sept 1916 pg. 8 c. 5

Miner Caught By Falling Slate

  1. Y. P. U. Met With Large Attendance–Byesville News Letter

Byesville, Sept 16.__John Moravick was injured in Ideal mine at 9 o’clock Thursday night when he was caught by a fall of slate. He was badly bruised and scratched on the right side and leg.  It is thought he was not injured internally. The injured man was brought to his home on First street and a physician was called.

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The Jeffersonian, 24 Apr 1925 pg. 2  c. 6

Coal Miner Was Hurt In Mine

Pleasant City, April 24, Evan Morgan, while at work in the Walhonding mine had the misfortune to have one bone in his right leg broken Saturday.  He was taken to his home and Dr. D. F. Wallenfeltz was called.

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Cambridge Times, 26 July 1919 pg. 7

Instantly Killed.

Raymond Morgan, aged 21 years, was instantly killed by a fall of slate while working at Ideal mine, about one o’clock yesterday afternoon. The body was removed to the Connor morgue by Connor’s ambulance where it was viewed by Coroner Bates of Cambridge. No arrangements have been made as to the funeral services.

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The Jeffersonian, 27 Mar 1929 pg. 1 c. 5

John Morsky Killed and John Stropki Fatally Hurt By Slate At Harryette

John Morsky, 44, was instantly killed, John Stropki, 42, was fatally crushed and George Kachila and Mike Liptock narrowly escaped death Tuesday night at 10:30 o’clock when a huge quantity of slate fell at Harryette mine of the National Coal Co.

Morsky was almost decapitated.  His head was crushed to a pulp, right arm broken, chest crushed and right leg broken in five places. Stropki was crushed about the right side and one leg was broken in two places. Internal injuries caused his death.

Stropki and Kachila were machine men, while Morsky and Liptock were loaders. All were working in the same room in the mine.

Robert Gollop, Byesville, deputy state mine inspector, and Charles Aston, superintendent of Harryette mine, made an investigation of the accident Wednesday. They estimated that 15 tons of slate had fallen in the room where Morsky and Stropki were crushed. The room in which the men were working had recently been posted, but the weight of the rock which broke loose from the top was too heavy for the supports, causing them to crumble, it is said.

Coroner Robins questioned witnesses Wednesday to the accident.  His verdict has not been announced.

At the time the rock fell, Stropki and Kachila were cutting coal in the room where Morksy and Liptock were employed. While the cutters were working on the machine, the loaders were watching the operations.  The men were trapped in the small inclosure and had no chance to escape.

Almost without warning the debris crashed to the floor of the mine.  There was a cracking sound and an instant later the slate fell.  Morsky and Stropki were unable to leap to a place of safety before they were struck down. With a thundering crash the debris came down from the roof of the mine.

The rock measured approximately  10 square feet and weighed several tons.

Kachila, and Liptock were stunned by the suddenness of the tragedy that had befallen their comrades, but worked heroically to rescue them. Stropki and Morsky were buried under the fallen stone and it was neces-

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sary to break it up before it could be removed from their bodies.  Other men in the mine hurried to the scene and aided in the rescue work.

Morsky was dead when his body was extricated and Stropki was mortally injured, Dr. Henry Wells gave first aid to Steripki and he was placed in an ambulance.  His death occurred as the ambulance was racing along Woodlawn avenue to Wells hospital.

The bodies of the two victims were removed to a local morgue, where they were viewed by Coroner Robins.  Kachila and Liptock escaped being struck by the falling slate by inches.

Harryette mine of the National Coal company resumed operations about a month ago, working under authority granted by Judge B. W. Hough in federal court, the properties of the company being involved in receivership with W. J. McFarlin Cleveland, as receiver.  All of the men were experienced in mining and had been working since the mine reopened.

The accident is the worst that has marred the operations of the Cambridge mines since they were reopened almost one year ago.  It was the second similar accident of the day as Steve Dragon, Caldwell, was seriously injured Tuesday morning by a fall of slate in Caldwell mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co. Stropki is married and has six children.  Morsky had no known relatives in Guernsey county.

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The Jeffersonian, Wed. 10 Jan 1917 pg. 1 c. 5&6

Miner Fell Against Live Wire and Was Electrocuted.

Byesville, Jan. 10—Mike Motork, aged 35 years, employed in the Little Kate Mine No. 2 (Black Diamond) of the National Coal Company, was electrocuted in the mine Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, during excitement caused by the report of a fire in the mine.

It is thought the man was overcome by smoke and fell against the wire.

The mine was reported to be on fire and all of the men were ordered out. Mr. Motork had been working in one of the entries and started for the mine entrance but became confused and ran in the wrong direction. After the flames had been extinguished the body of the dead man was recovered and Coroner Lawyer, of Cambridge was notified. The damage by the flames was small.

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The Jeffersonian, 29 Aug 1901 pg. 3 C. 3

Chas. H. McCollum, a miner employed in the Klondyke mines, was caught by a fall of slate Thursday afternoon and injured about the hips and legs. He also suffered a number of cuts about his head.  The injured man is a member of the Cambridge I. O. R. M. Lodge and is well known in this city.

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The Jeffersonian, 5 Oct 1938 pg. 6 c. 5

Miner Is Injured

Corb McConagha, North Seventh street, Byesville, had his right are badly bruised and cut Monday morning while working in the Byesville Coal Company mine, formerly known as McFarland mine.  Although his condition is reported satisfactory, Mr. McConagha will be confined to his home several days.

The accident is reported to have occurred when a coal car jumped the track and pinned him against the wall of the mine. Fellow workmen, uninjured in the accident, assisted Mr. McConagha.  His condition is not serious.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 20 Apr 1905 pg. 4 c. 7

Leg Injured,

John McElroy a coal mine employed in the Ideal mine, met with a very painful accident while at work in the mine Monday.  Mr. McElroy is employed as a machine miner, and at the time of the accident was engaged in moving the machine when one of the spikes of the machine run through his left leg between the knee and ankle. The accident was caused by the machine jumping the track.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 21 Mar 1918 Pg. 6 C. 3

Seriously Injured

John McElroy, Jr. was seriously injured in the Trail Run mine Monday when he was caught between the mine cars, caused by the runaway of a mule Dr. Patton was called.

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Cambridge Herald, 15 May 1890 pg. 3 c. 4

Thomas McGee, a miner, was caught by falling coal in Trail Run mine number two, last Thursday, and sustained injuries which caused his death in a few hours. The bearing in and shot had been made which the mass appeared to resist, and while investigating it the crash came. He leaves a wife.  The funeral took place at Byesville, Sunday, conducted by the K of P order.

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Cambridge Herald, 15 Oct 1885 pg. 3 c. 4

A fall of slate at Scott’s mines, Saturday, caught Samuel McHenry, a miner, producing serious and painful injuries about the body.  No bones were broken. For a time it was feared he would die, but at last reports he was doing some better.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 25 Feb 1897 pg. 2 c. 4

Editor Jeffersonian:

Buffalo, Ohio, Feb 18th, 1897.

Hartford mine had another accident yesterday at 3:15 p.m.

Wesley McHenry, a driver, slipped and fell on the electric wires; and although others were at his assistance almost immediately life was gone before they succeeded in removing him from his deadly grasp.

He was a young man of about 27 years and had just commenced work here on the morning of the accident.  He lived at Dysons, O. at which place a wife and two little children are left to mourn his sudden and tragic death. Thus it is that the laws of the great state of Ohio will permit a corporation to construct a system of subtle, death dealing wires through the narrow and unlighted passages of a coal mine where the miner, forced by the pangs of hunger, is compelled to work.  And when these death dealers have snapped away the spark of his life in an instant, the coroner of Guernsey county, will render a verdict of “heartfailure”  for the consolation of bereft friends.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 25 May 1905, pg. 5, c. 5

Miner Killed

James McLaughlin, a coal miner employed in the Midway mine near the Old Cambridge Baptist church, was caught by a fall of slate while working in the mine Mon. morning and almost instantly killed, and James Warne, another miner who was working with McLaughlin at the time was so badly injured that it is not thought that he can live.

McLaughlin lived but a few minutes after the accident. Warne was badly injured about the breast and hip and his right leg was laid bare from the hip to the ankle. Mr. McLaughlin was about fifty years of age and is survived by a wife and large family.  Mr. Warne is about forty years old.

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The Jeffersonian, 27 Jan 1922 pg. 5 c. 3

Motorman Killed In Murray Mine

Earl Munyon, age 19 years, motorman in the Murray mine of the National Coal Company, was almost instantly killed Thursday night at 11 o’clock when crushed between the motor and timbers of the mine.

The exact manner in which Mr. Munyon met death is not known, but employes who were near the scene of the accident Thursday night, a few minutes before his body was discovered, believe he leaned from the side of the motor while it was in motion, possibly to inspect part of the mechanism.

The young man’s head was terribly crushed, but he was alive when found by fellow workmen. The body was carried to the entrance of the mine and Dr. Patton, of Byesville was called.  Death, however had occurred before the arrival of the physician.

Mr. Munyon’s body was removed to the Herlan morgue in Byesville where it was viewed by Coroner ? Bates who ordered it prepared for burial.   An inquest will be conducted to ascertain the manner in which the young man was killed.  Mr. Munyon lived near the mine with his brother and has been employed as motorman for some time.

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The Jeffersonian 29 Aug 1901 pg. 3 c. 3

Chas. H. McCollmn, a miner employed in the Klondyke mines, was caught by a fall of slate Thursday afternoon and injured about the hips and legs.  He also suffered a number of cuts about his head.  The injured man is a member of the Cambridge I. O. R. M. Lodge and is well known in this city.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 31 July 1884 pg. 3 c. 4

On Monday as West Neads, a miner at Mathews’ mines was coming out with a load of coal the car left the track. To prevent injury to the mule he jumped off to catch the car, which fell against him. His head was fearfully cut and an ankle joint displace so that the bone protruded through the flesh. The bone was not replaced until a portion of it was sawed off. Drs. Ramsey, Moore and Wall were called.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 13 Aug 1908 pg. 3 c. 4

George Nichols Passes Away

Victim of Thursday’s Accident in Puritan Mine Succumbs to Terrible Injuries

George Nichols, the machine operator employed in the Puritan Mine no. 2 of the Puritan Coal Co., who was caught and crushed by a fall of slate and coal Thursday morning about 9 o’clock, died as the result of his injuries, at his home in Byesville last night about 11 o’clock.  Mr. Nichols was about thirty-six years of age, and is survived by his wife and two children. He was a brother-in-law of Clarence Murphy, of this city who received a message this morning announcing the death. The complete funeral arrangements have not been announced, but the services will be held at the family home in Byesville on Sunday.

Mr. Nichols did not regain consciousness. His head was terribly cut, and he was crushed about his shoulders and hips, and one leg was broken.

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The Jeffersonian, 9 Dec 1915 pg. 1 c. 3

Back Broken By Fall Of Stone

Byesville, Dec 9, Melvin Nicholson, 31, of Fourth street was seriously injured at the Ideal mine of the Cambridge Collieries Coal at 1 o’clock today, by a fall of stone, commonly known in the miners as a wheel.

Dr. J. E. Patton and Conner’s ambulance were called. Mr. Nicholson’s injuries are thought to be fatal, as he was hurt internally and his back was broken.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian 14 July 1898 pg. 3 c. 2

Andrew Noble, who was injured while working in King’s mines last Wednesday by a fall of slate which knocked a live electric wire down on him, died Sat. morning. Coroner Daugherty was notified and went out to the mines to hold the inquest.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 18 Jan 1912 pg. 5 c. 3

Kicked In The Face By A Mule

John Noble, of Guernsey, east of the city, was kicked in the face and on top of his head by a mule, at the Midway mine, of the Cambridge Collieries Co., Tuesday morning, the first blow knocking out five teeth, besides cutting his face in a very painful manner, and the second blow, on top of the head, narrowly missed a point, that would have caused death.

Mr. Noble is employed as a driver and at the time of the accident had entered the stable to get the mule, when the animal let fly both hind feet. The man was brought to the office of Dr. W.G. W. Hixon, where the injuries were dressed.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 8 Mar 1894 pg. 3 c. 3

Wm. Noble a married man, employed in Scott’s mines east of Cambridge, was badly injured by a fall of  coal in the mine on Saturday afternoon. Dr. Wall was summoned and found that Noble’s injuries consisted of five ribs and his collar bone broken. The ribs are broken from the sternum, or breast bone, and the crush being upon the vital organs makes it all the more dangerous.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 15 Mar 1894 pg. 2 c. 4

William Noble, who was hurt in the mines near here one week ago Saturday died last Thursday morning and was buried Friday.  He leaves a wife and five small children.

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Guernsey Times, Wed. 13 July 1910

Blue Bell Miner Hurt.

Special to The Guernsey Times.

Pleasant City, O., July 13.—Joseph Norwick, a foreigner, employed in Blue Bell mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., met with a number of painful injuries Saturday morning when he failed to get far enough away from a shot of powder.  His head was badly bruised and cut in a number of places, and Dr. D. W. Wallenfeltz sewed up his wounds.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 6 Feb 1908 pg. 6 c. 2 & 3

Fall Of Coal Crushes Out Life Of An American In The Imperial Mine.

John W. Nyman, employed as a driver in the Imperial mine, near Derwent, was caught by a fall of slate and coal while loading a car Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock and instantly killed, his head being crushed almost to a pulp. He was an American aged about 60 years and is survived by his wife and several children.

At the time of the accident Mr. Nyman was working by himself, loading a car in one of the rooms of the mine, where he had been engaged all day and it is supposed that in taking out the coal the roof was weakened.  The position in which the body was found by other miners attracted by the falling coal, indicated that the victim had slight warning of his danger and had attempted to get to a place of safety but was caught before he could escape from the room. Both the front and back of his head were terribly crushed.

The remains were taken from the mine to his home by those who discovered him. Coroner Yeo was notified by telephone and went to Derwent last evening to view the remains and take testimony. The inquest will be held later.

Mr. Nyman was a prominent member of the M. E. Church and K. of P. lodge. Funeral services will be held at Pleasant City Saturday.

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The Jeffersonian, 17 Jan, 1933 pg. 5 c. 5

Miners Dig Coal To Rescue Man

James Oakley, 54, of Cambridge R. D. 7 was seriously injured at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning while working in Murray Hill mine of the Akron Coal Co., when he was caught between a cutting machine and a rib of coal.

His pelvis was fractured on both sides and he was crushed through the abdomen.  Dr. H. R. Neeland, of Cambridge attended him and had him removed to Wells hospital here.  Oakley was imprisoned for several minutes between the heavy cutting machine and the coal.  Fellow workmen found it impossible to move the machine and set to work releasing the pinioned man by digging coal out of the rib back of him.  Finally a space large enough to permit his removal was hacked away. He suffered intensely during this procedure.  X-ray examination at the hospital revealed the fracture of the pelvis.  It is not known how badly vital organs in the abdomen were crushed and his condition is regarded as critical.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 18 Jan 1963 pg. 4 c. 3

Let’s Reminisce

Jan. 18, 1913

Charles Oldy, aged about 30, a loader in Minnehaha Mine of the National Coal Co., was electrocuted about 10 a.m. Friday when he came in contact with a heavily charged wire.

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The Jeffersonian, 23 Feb 1905 pg. 3 c. 4

Killed By Fall Of Slate

Stephen Oioch, a Hungarian coal miner, aged about 35 years, employed in the mines at Ava, was caught by a fall of slate while at work in the mine Tuesday.  Receiving injuries which resulted in his death a short time afterwards.  Coroner W. R. Yeo was notified of the accident and death and went to Ava Wed Morning to view the remains and take the testimony of witnesses. A wife and three children are left in Austria.

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The Jeffersonian, 5 Dec 1934 pg. 1 c. 6

Explosion Of Dynamite Kills Senecaville Man

Body of Michael Olehavsky Is Almost Severed By Blast

Force Of Charge Strikes In Stomach

Senecaville, O., Dec. 4—The Body of Michael Olehavsky, 46, well known local citizen, was almost severed at the waist at 5:30 o’clock Tuesday evening when a charge of dynamite he had just placed in a drill hole exploded prematurely in Rigby mine of the Akron Coal Co.

The full force of the dynamite charge struck him in the stomach, chest and head.  One side of his face was torn away, a gaping cavity in his chest was opened and his abdomen was horribly lacerated. Death resulted instantly.  Olehavsky was working alone in an entry of the mine. Fellow employes hearing the blast rushed to the scene and found his mutilated body.

It is believed he was tamping the dynamite in the hole when the charge exploded as the percussion cap had not been set in place.  Olehavsky was a highly respected miner.  He was a  native of Czecho-Slovakia but had resided in this community for many years, being a member of the Greek Orthodox Catholic church at Lore City, which he served as treasurer for over 15 years.

In addition to his widow he is survived by six sons, Mike, Joe, Andy, Gus, Amel and Charles, all of the home; his aged parents and four brothers in Czecho-Slovakia.

His body was removed to the Corwin undertaking establishment.  Funeral services will be held Friday morning at the home at 10:30 o’clock with additional services at the Lore City church. Burial will be made in the Senecaville cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, Thur. 23 Mar 1911 pg. 5 c. 2

Wm. Oliver Is Killed In Mine.

William Oliver, aged 55 years, employed as a coal miner in the Ideal mine, of the Cambridge Collieries Co., near Byesville, was instantly killed Thursday morning about 7:30 o’clock by a fall of slate. The body was removed to the Conner undertaking establishment to be prepared for burial. Mr. Oliver was a prominent citizen of Byesville, and leaves his wife one son and one daughter. He was an active Mason and Old Fellow and will be greatly missed. The son, was married Saturday of last week and is living in Martins Ferry.

At the time of the accident Mr. Oliver was engaged in placing timber in one of the entries when without warning a mass of slate fell from the roof. The body was badly crushed, killing him instantly. Another man was working near by the time but was uninjured, as he was standing to one side when the slate fell.

This is the first serious accident in any of the mines operated by the Cambridge Collieries co., since November 7th, when Lee McConahay, a young man was injured in Trail Run Mine No. 1, and died about twenty-seven hours later.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 23 Mar 1961 pg. 4 c. 2

 Let’s Reminisce  March 23, 1911

William Oliver, aged 55 years, employed as a coal miner in the Ideal Mine, of the Cambridge Colleries Co., near Byesville, was instantly killed Thursday morning about 7:30 o’clock by a fall of slate.

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The Jeffersonian, 1 Feb 1929 pg. 1  c. 7

Miner Killed By Fall Of Slate

Byesville, Feb 1—William Orr, aged about 60 years, of Race avenue Byesville, was instantly killed by a fall of slate in the Ideal mine Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The body was removed to the Harlan morgue.

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Guernsey Times, 6 Oct 1910 pg. 1 c. 7

2 Fatally Injured In Coal Mine

Clark Padgett and Ezra Ramage, coal miners ow the Klondyke mine of the Morris Coal Co., east of Cambridge will probably die as the result of a fall of slate in the mine Wednesday afternoon about 2 o’clock breaking Padgett’s back, tearing all of the ribs loose from his right side, breaking the right leg and arm, and it is impossible for him to live. Ramage was hurried through here Thursday morning on the accomodation train to Columbus and it is thought his back is broken.

Ramage and Padgett were working in an entry and had taken down a large amount of loose slate. Padgett was sitting on a lump of coal and Ramage had just stepped under the loose slate when it let go with awful force catching both men and it was regarded as miraculous that they escaped instant death.

Dr. H. W. Arndt of Lore City was hurriedly summoned and the men were taken to their homes near the mine. Dr. I. W. Keenan was called Wednesday evening but it is not thought neither of the men can live.

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The Jeffersonian, 19 Dec 1923 pg. 2 c. 1

George Patchin, Driver in Trail Run Mine No. 2, Was Instantly Killed Tuesday Afternoon

Byesville, Dec. 19—George Patchin, of Trail Run, driver at Mine No. 2, was run down by a car of coal and instantly killed Tuesday afternoon, the head and body being badly crushed. The body was taken to the Herlan morgue where it was prepared for burial, and was later taken to the home of his cousin at Trail run.  He leaves to mourn his death a father, mother and several brothers and sisters living in Akron.

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Guernsey Times, 7 Apr 1910 pg. 1 c. 2

Miner Is Killed On First Day

Foreigner at Minnehaha Mine of National Coal Co., Electrocuted Thursday

Found By Partner Just After Death Occurred

Mine Car Had Gotten Off Track and He Was Trying to Get It Back Again.

John Pattish, a Slav coal miner at Minnehaha mine of the National Coal Co., at Dogtown, south of Cambridge, was electrocuted Thursday morning about 9:30 o’clock at the mine when he came in contact with a live wire in the mine and was killed instantly.  Pattish when found by his partner in the mine, George Borelli, seemed to have been in the set of putting his car, which was off track, back on and it was supposed had come in contact with the heavily charged wire, death being instantaneous.

The victim had no known living relatives in this country, but it is said is survived by a wife in the old country. He was about 28 years old and was liked by the miners. He had just gone into the mine to his first day’s work after the wage agreement.

Coroner A. G. Ringer, of this city, was notified of the death. Funeral arrangements have not been made as yet.

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The Jeffersonian, 29 Feb 1916 pg. 1 c. 7

Loader Killed In Ideal Mine

Byesville, Feb 29__Joe Paulishock employed as a loader in the Ideal mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., was caught between a car and a post Tuesday and so badly crushed about the chest that he died while he was being removed from the mine.  Coroner Lawyer was notified.

Paullshock was about 45 years of age and leaves his wife and five children.  The family lives at Stop No. 9.

There were no witnesses to the accident but it is supposed the man was moving an empty car which got away from him, and in order to stop it he attempted to place a sprag in the spokes of one of the wheels and was caught between the car and post. The body was removed to Conner’s undertaking establishment.

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The Jeffersonian, 17 Sept 1920 pg. 10 c. 1

Obituaries

Mr. Emanuel Peach

Emanuel Peach, who was born in Linton, Derbyshire, England, March 3, 1874, departed this life at his home in Lore City, Sept. 8, age 46 years, six months and five days.  He was united in marriage to Mrs. Lizzie Burns Adams in 1903, at Cambridge.  He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, the following children, Mrs. Harry Dunfee and Mrs. Malcolm McNeil, of Lore City, Mrs. Henry Finley and Mrs. Arthur Bauer, of Canton, Mrs. Wayne Carpenter, of Akron, Mr. William B. Adams of Cadiz, Frances, Samuel, Kenneth, Alexander and Harry all of the home, His aged parents Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Peach, of Senecaville.  The following brothers and sisters; Messrs. James, Richard and Frank, of Senecaville, Mr. William Peach, of Follansbee, W. Va., Mrs. Fannie Sellers, of Zanesville, Mrs. Marie Hopps, of Walhonding, Miss Alice Peach of Senecaville, and Mrs. Edna Overaenil of Roundup Mont. Also ____  grandchildren and a host of friends.  Mr. Peach was injured in the Goodyear mine the 30th of July, suffering a broken back.  During his five weeks of suffering he was always patient and never complained.

Mr. Peach will be greatly missed in his home, as well as among a great circle of friends, as he was ever ready to help anyone in need, and to stand for the right of his fellow workingmen.  He was a member of the K. of P. lodge of Senecaville, the I. O. O. F. lodge of Lore City, the Encampment of Cambridge, the Forresters of Murray City.

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at Lore City, sept. 11th, conducted by Rev. Mr. Dean and Rev. Mr. Simpson.  Interment in Senecaville cemetery.

The charmed circle broken; A dear face

Missed day by day from its accustomed place

But, cleaned, and saved, and perfected, by grace

One more in heaven;

One less at home.

One voice of welcome hushed, forever more

One farewell  word unspoken; on the shore

Where parting comes’ one soul landed more

One more in heaven.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 21 Mar 1918 Pg. 6 C. 3

Miner Injured

Robert Penman of Peters avenue, was seriously injured by a fall of slate at the Puritan mine Monday.  He sustained a fracture of the spine and compound fracture of the left leg.  He was removed by Conner’s ambulance to the Pennsylvania depot and taken to the Bethesda hospital at Zanesville.

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Guernsey Times, 15 Aug 1919 pg. 1 c. 2

Coal Car Crushes 15-Year Old Boy To Death In Mine

Arden Pennell Killed Thursday While at Work For Morris Coal Company

Senecaville, O., Aug. 14—Crushed by an empty coal car while at work in the Senecaville mine of the Morris Coal Company, about 1 p.m. Thursday, Arden Pennell fifteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Con Pennell of Senecaville died at this home one hour later.

Young Pennell had been employed as a trapper in the mine for the past two months. The impact of the car striking the lad crushed his body and broke both legs. Fellow workmen hurried to the scene and carried the boy to the mouth of the mine where first aid was rendered. The boy was then taken to the home and Dr. Craig was called. It was found that young Pennell had been internally injured. He died within one hour.

The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church and had a large circle of friends. Coroner Dr. C. Bates was notified. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

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The Jeffersonian, 27 Nov 1922 pg. 5

Miner Killed In Banner Mine

Leaning back to wipe the sweat from his brow while sitting on a motor in Banner mine Saturday night at 8 o’clock, Clinton Pennell, age 45 years, of Derwent, was electrocuted when his neck came in contact with the trolley wire.  Death resulted instantly.

Mr. Pennell, with Harrison Phillips, working night shift in the mine, had stopped to eat lunch and the former climbed onto the motor. The men had been cleaning slate from along the motor road in the mine. The trolley wire touched Mr. Pennell’s neck near the base of the brain, sending a powerful electric current through his body.

Phillips was standing at the side of the motor and quickly went to the rescue of his companion. He succeeded in breaking Pennell’s contact with the trolley by pulling the unfortunate man’s coat, but death had already resulted.

Three tragedies have occurred in the Pennell family within the past three years. Two years ago his son, Robert Pennell, was instantly killed by a Pennsylvania train near the depot at Derwent. Three years ago Arden Pennell, his nephew, was struck by a car in Cleveland mine at Senecaville, and almost instantly killed.

Clinton Pennell was crushed by a fall of slate in Banner mine three years ago and had been unable to return to work until October 25th, one month, from the day he was killed.  At that time he was cared for in a hospital at Cambridge for some time and was later moved to a Columbus hospital, He was industrious man and had many acquaintances in Derwent, Buffalo, Senecaville and vicinity. His widow and four children, Samuel, of Ellensburg, Wash.; James, Ida and Francis Pennell, of the home, survive, in addition to four brothers and one sister, Thomas, Porter and Cliff Pennell, of Senecaville; William Pennell, of Columbus, and Mrs. John Farrow, of Nelsonville.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Derwent M. E. church, by Rev. C. W. Cooper. Interment will be made in Senecaville cemetery.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 27 Nov 1913 pg. 4 c. 4

Miner Badly Injured

Howard Perry, a loader in Ideal mines, was accidentally injured by a fall of slate Monday about one o’clock.  He was taken to his home on short Street and medical aid was rendered: two ribs were broken and it is thought that he is internally hurt.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 18 Jan 1900 Pg. 3 Col. 3

Carlos Peters

An Employe at the Walhonding Mines, Pleasant City, Killed Tuesday Morning.

Carlos Peters, a young man, aged about 23 years, was caught between a car and the cage at the Walhonding mines, Pleasant City, about 8:0 o’clock Tues, morning and so seriously injured that he died before help could reach him.

At the time of the accident Mr. Peters was at the bottom of the shaft engaged in putting loaded cars in the cage and after getting the cage loaded he attempted to start it but in some manner became fastened and he tried to start the car with a bar of iron.  Suddenly the car started and the iron bar flew back striking him just below the heart.  His fellow workmen heard him make a noise but before they reached him he was dead. He was carried out of the mine and taken to his home.  Coroner Vorhies was notified and viewed the remains this afternoon. All the miners employed at the Walhonding now regard mine as hoo-doo because so far this year two men have been killed and on other probably fatally injured.  Peters leaves a wife but no children. Thede Davis, who was injured in the Walhonding mines is still alive but there is hardly any hopes for his recovery.

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The Jeffersonian, 9 Jan 1923 pg. 1 c. 8

Fall Of Slate Killed Miners

Garvin S. Peters, 920 Gomber avenue, and George Weston, of Four Mile hill were buried beneath a fall of slate in Elm tree mine of the Cambridge Glass Company, east of Cambridge, and instantly killed Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock.

The horrible accident occurred as the men were cutting coal in a room of the mine. Several tons of slate fell without warning, crushing the men to death. Timbers in the room of the mine were the tragedy took place were splintered by the mass of falling stone.

The bodies of the men were hidden from view by the huge amount of stone which fell upon them.  Miners immediately formed a rescue party and worked heroically in an effort to reach the men, but were handicapped because of the hazard from loosened stone.

It was necessary for the rescue party to timber up the roof before the bodies could be extracted from the debris.  More for the lives of the men was held out until the last by those who were in the mine.

Physicians were rushed to the mine and two motor ambulances of the D. M. Stevens undertaking establishment made a fast run to the scene, but the victims lives had been snuffed out.

Employes of the mine tenderly carried the bodies of their unfortunate companions to the surface where they were placed in the ambulances and removed to the Stevens morgue. Both men were terrible crushed.

Removal of the bodies from the mine was a pathetic scene and many friends of the dead men were unable to restrain their feelings and wept.

At the Stevens morgue the bodies were viewed by Coroner C. bates who ordered them prepared for burial.

Messer’s. Peters and Weston are widely known in mining circles of Guernsey county and their many acquaintances extend condolence to the bereaved families. Mr. Peters had worked as a machine man in mines in Guernsey county for many years. He is survived by his widow and one son.

Mr. Weston leaves a widow and three children. A few weeks ago Mr. Weston’s father was seriously crushed by a fall of slate in Elm Tree Mine but a short distance from the scene of Tuesday’s tragedy. He was discharged from the Lawrence hospital on New Year’s day, but has not yet fully recovered from his injuries.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 21 May 1908 pg. 5 c. 2

John Petras, the foreigner who was injured by a fall of coal and slate in the mines near Ava, Friday evening, and was brought to Keenan’s hospital Saturday morning, was operated on during the afternoon.  His condition is reported as critical, but it is thought that he will live.

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Guernsey Times, Tues. 20 Sept 1910 pg. 5 c. 2

Caught By Slate

Cora Phillips  a coal miner at Forsythe’s mine east of the city was badly injured Tuesday morning about 10 o’clock when he was caught by a fall of slate and his back wrenched. He was brought to his home in this city in a wagon and will be laid up for some time.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 18 Jun 1896, pg. 3, c. 2

George Poland, who was so badly injured in Scott’s mine some time ago died at 11 o’clock Wed. Mr. Poland was about 18 years of age and his death will be a sad blow to his parents. George was well known in the neighborhead in which he resided and was well liked by all.  The funeral was held Thursday at 3 o’clock at Center.

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The Jeffersonian, 11 Dec 1922 pg. 5

Orville Poland

Injuries suffered by Orville Poland, age about 40 years, two weeks ago in Goodyear mine, of the Akron Coal Company, proved fatal Sunday afternoon.  Mr. Poland was employed as a loader in the mine and was crushed by a fall of slate. His body was removed to the Sevens morgue and prepared for burial before being taken to the home in Lore City. Complications in his condition developed a few days ago when blood poisoning set in. Sunday morning he underwent an operation for amputation of his left leg at the Cambridge hospital where he was taken following the accident. Funeral services will be conducted at Lore City, on Tuesday. His widow and two children survive.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 15 Jan 1903, pg. 2, c. 3

John C. Pollock.

This city and community were never more profoundly stirred than by the report on Tuesday of the probably fatal injury received by John C. Pollock in the Derwent mines soon after noon.  It was sincerely hoped that his injuries would not prove fatal, but the crushing weight of four tons of coal upon his body was too great to leave hope and he died soon after being brought to his home, at about 5 o’clock.

As soon as possible after the fall he was rescued by his fellow workmen and brought by special train to Cambridge, thence in a sled to his home two miles west, of the city.  He was met at Byesville by his son, Arthur and accompanied home.  Physicians were summoned and everything done that could be done to relieve his sufferings.

Mr. Pollock was a great excellent man, a devoted, earnest, working christian from boyhood, a kind neighbor, a model father and husband, a quiet, sensible, dignified citizen of more than ordinary intelligence and comprehension of public affairs, an excellent instructor, a perfect American gentleman.

He leaves a wife and three sons and two daughters. The children are Arthur, a prominent business man of Byesville, holding a very important position with the Wills Creek Coal Company; Mrs. Edna Moore, wife of Karl Moore, of Louisville, Ky.  Miss pearl and two young sons, Roy and Halsey, at home.  They are all members of church and follow the example of their christian father in active usefulness in christian living.

For many years Mr. Pollock was a leading member and deacon of the Old Cambridge Baptist church, superintendent of the Bible school and generally regarded as a model superintendent.  After removing to Cambridge he and his family became members of the Baptist church of the city, was soon after elected deacon, assistant treasurer and assistant superintendent of the Sunday School where he instructed a large class of women.

In all his relations to the home, to the church, to society and to the state he was conscientious, earnest, active, loyal and true.

Few men can leave such a clean, worthy record behind them after an active life of 53 years, few men could be more missed or more sincerely mourned than John Calvin Pollock. Funeral services will be held in the baptist church in Cambridge on Thursday at 1 o’clock afternoon. Interment in Northwood cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, Thur. 18 May 1911 pg. 4 c. 4

Slav Miner Is Caught By Slate.

Mike Pollock, a Slavish coal miner, employed in the Ideal Mine of the Cambridge Collieries Company, was caught by a fall of slate while at work in the mine yesterday afternoon, the bones of his back being dislocated. The injured man was taken from the mine and Dr. Patton of Byesville called. The physician died all he could to relieve the man’s sufferings and then accompanied by Earl Conner, brought him to Keenan’s hospital for treatment Thursday morning.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 3 Sept 1903, pg. 3, c. 3

Killed by Fall of Slate

Iven Powell, aged 22 years, of Long Bottom, Meigs county, O., was caught by a fall of slate in the Little Kate mine at Lucasburg, near Byesville, Friday day, sustaining injuries which resulted in his death about an hour later.

The young man had been visiting the family of J. E. Stephenson, who resides on the Witten farm, near Byesville.  He had never been in a coal mine and accepted an invitation from Mr. Stephenson to accompany him and his son on  a trip in the mine.  Hardly had Mr. Stephenson turned his back when the fall of slate and coal took place, catching young Powell.  The injured man was taken from the mine and carried to a nearby house where he died about  an hour later.

Mr. Powell was single and lived with his parents in Meigs county where the remains were sent. He had made many friends during his short visit and his death was a sad blow to all.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 29 Oct pg. 3 c. 6

Thomas Price, a coal miner employed at King’s mine, was seriously injured Saturday while riding on a motor.  It ran against a closed gate throwing him against it.

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Guernsey Times, 25 Aug 1919 c. 1 & 2

Thomas W. Price, aged 47 years, of Morton avenue, was instantly killed, James Stillions, aged 23, of Old Washington, was seriously injured, and Andy Sedorsan, of Four Mile Hill, was slightly injured when a section of the roof of the Forsythe mines caved in Saturday morning.

A quantity of slate fell in the mine Friday night and Saturday morning the miners were assisting in cleaning up and raising props under he places where parts had fallen when, without warning, a section of the roof gave away, crushing Price to the ground. Death was instantaneous.  Stillions, while running from the slate, received a fractured leg and was cut about the lower section of the body.  Seodorsan received only a few minor injuries.

The injured men were carried to the entrance of the mine and Dr. C. R. Johnson of Cambridge and Dr. Thompson of Old Washington were called. When it was found that Mr. Price had been killed, Dr. C. Bates, coroner, was called, and after viewing the body, ordered it prepared for burial. Seodorsan was taken to his home, while Stillions was removed to the Cambridge hospital in the McCreary ambulance.

The body of Mr. Price was removed to Stevens’ morgue on South Eighth street in Stevens ambulance and prepared for burial. Thomas W. Price was well known in Cambridge, where he had resided for a number of years, having moved here from Pleasant City.  He was a member of the Point Pleasant lodge F. and A. M. of Pleasant City and Cambridge Lodge NO. 301 I. O. O. F.

The deceased is survived by his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Price of Lore City, and the following children: Mrs. William Calvert and Mrs. Bert Christian, of Buffalo, Mrs. Stella Gibbons of Iowa, Herbert and Thomas of Cambridge, Ernest, Wilbur, Edward, Florence and Vera Price, who live at home. Two sisters, Mrs. J. N. Ferren of Cambridge R. D., and Mrs. Caroline Keyber of Pittsburgh, also survive.

Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday at 2 P. M. Burial will be made in Senecaville.

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The Jeffersonian, 27 Nov 1926 pg. 1 c. 5

Miner Killed by Fall of Slate

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Senecaville, O., Nov. 27—William Purdum, 55, an employe of Cleveland mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., was crushed to death Saturday morning at 7:30 o’clock by a fall of slate.  The mine had started operations but a few minutes Saturday morning when the accident occurred.  He had for many years been employed at Cleveland mine.

Mr. Purdum was a timberman and upon entering the pit Saturday morning was told that a room needed posting.  Going to the place where the slate was reported as hazardous, Purdum stepped into the room to sound the top.  The instant he struck the slate it fell, bearing him to the ground.  His body and head were badly crushed and he was dead before miners who were nearby were able to remove the debris.  The body was removed to the home.

Mr. Purdum was thoroughly familiar with the interior of Cleveland mine and was skilled in timbering.  He was considered a careful workman.

His father, Wesley Purdum, met tragic death here several years ago.  He was assisting in building a road from the public square to the R. and O. depot and had been using dynamite to remove rock from the thoroughfare.  A stick of the explosive was being placed in a hole for blasting purposes when it exploded, killing him instantly.

Mr. Purdum was a lifelong resident of Senecaville and had a wide circle of friends here.

He had for many years been a member of the M. E. church.

Surviving are his widow and three children, Misses Francis and Sarah Purdum, of the home, and Wesley Purdum, a student at Meredith Business College, Zanesville.  Mrs. Emma Hutton, of Cambridge, and Mrs. Gaston, of Byesville, are sisters.  He also has a sister living in Colorado.

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The Jeffersonian, Mon. 16 Jan 1911 pg. 1 c. 5

Fall Of Slate Kills Miner

Paul Ragon, a Slavishman, aged about thirty-five years, was caught by a fall of slate and instantly killed while at work in the Klondyke mine, east of Cambridge, Monday morning about 9 o’clock.

The mine is owned and operated by the Loomis-Moss Coal Co., and at the time of the accident Mr. Ragon was at work in a room by himself. Without a moment’s warning a great mass of slate fell crushing him to the floor, terribly mangling his body.

Miners at work in another party of the mine heard the sound and ran in the direction of the room. Hoping that life had not left the body, the men set to work digging away the slate. After working for about an hour the body was recovered and removed to the home of the family some little distance from the mine entrance.

Coroner A.G. Ringer was notified and viewed the remains Monday afternoon. A wife and five children survive.

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Guernsey Times, 27 Oct 1914 pg. 1 c. 4

Was Crushed To Death By Mass Coal

William Rainey Victim IN Harryette Mine.

Was Operating Machine When Accident Occurred

Prop Fell, Removing Support From Coal Above—Leave Wife And Family

William Mansel Rainey, aged 33 years, was killed by a fall of coal in the Harryette mine of the National Coal Company three miles west of Byesville Monday evening at 6:30 o’clock.

Mr. Rainey was employed in the mine as a machine man and was working on the night turn. He had gone to work at 3:30 o’clock and was at work in his room when from some cause yet to be determined a prop fell letting a great mass of coal down upon him, crushing his chest. Other men working near by hurriedly removed the coal but the man was dead when taken out.

He was removed from the mine and taken to Byesville in the Conner ambulance where Coroner W. M. Lawyer viewed the body and ordered it prepared for burial.

The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rainey and lived on his father’s farm near the Cambridge County Club.   He engaged in farming during the summer and worked in the mine during the winter months.

Besides his parents the deceased is survived by his wife and three daughters, the youngest of which is a year old.  The deceased is also survived by four brothers and two sisters who live in the west.  Another sister, Mrs. Taylor, and her husband, recently arrived at her father’s home to take care of the place while her parents spent the winter in Florida.

The deceased was a member of the Old Cambridge Baptist church and of the Masonic lodge. The arrangements for the funeral have not been made. Coroner Lawyer stated last night that he would probably hold the inquest some time this week.

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The Jeffersonian, 15, Oct 1934 pg. 8 c. 4

Injuries Are Fatal To William Ramage.

Byesville, Oct. 15—Injuries sustained Thursday at noon in Buffalo mine resulted in the death of William Ramage, 80, Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock, at the Little clinic hospital here.  He suffered internal injuries and a fractured leg.  He was employed as a driver, and the accident occurred when he fell beneath a mine car.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. May Ramage; two daughters, Gaynell and Laura, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ramage, of Byesville; two half-brothers, Bertal Welch, of Cambridge, and Clarence Welch, of Byesville, and one half-sister, Mrs. Paul Patterson, of Akron.  HE was a member of the M. P. church, Byesville.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the M. P. church, by the pastor, Rev. Cottrill.  Interment will be made in Northwood cemetery, Cambridge.

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Jeffersonian, Tues. 9 Jan 1917 pg. 1  c 5.

Coal Miner was Instantly Killed

William Reed, age 45 years, was instantly killed Tuesday morning at 6:45 o’clock, when he was caught by a fall of slate, while at work in the Puritan mine. Mr. Reed was employed as a loader, and had entered for the day’s work, but a few minutes before the accident.

The body was removed to the entrance of the mine, and coroner W. M. Lawyer was called, after which it was ordered prepared for burial. The Connor ambulance, of Byesville, was called, and the body was removed to that place. Mr. Reed lived on South Fifth Street in Byesville, and was well known in that city. Besides his wife the deceased is survived by seven children, Raymond Reed, the eldest son has been seriously ill at his home with typhoid fever for some time.

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Guernsey Times, 2 Sept 1918 pg. 1 c. 3-4-5

Miner Caught By Heavy Fall Of Slate in Blue Bell Mine and Instantly Killed

Ephriam Reeves, of Pleasant City, was instantly killed in the Blue Bell mine of the Cambridge Collieries Company, Saturday morning when he was caught by a fall of slate.  The accident is thought to have occurred about 10:30 o’clock, but the victim was not found for three hours later. The men at the mine finished their work on Saturday at noon and when it was noticed that Mr. Reeves did not come to the surface men went in search of him and found his feet protruding from a great mass of slate.

The body was not recovered until 8:30 o’clock Saturday night, wand was found to be badly mangled, the head being crushed and the back broken. The body was removed to the home at Pleasant City, Saturday night where it was viewed by Coroner Lawyer, Sunday. The coroner has not set the date for the inquest.

Mr. Reeves was 55 years old and had been a resident of Pleasant City for a number of years. He had been employed at this mine for several years and was regarded as a careful workman.

The deceased is survived by his wife and four children.

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The Jeffersonian, 18 Sept 1923 pg. 5 c. 6

Falling Slate Crushed Miner

Nick Revel, of near Blue Bell, was seriously crushed by a fall of slate in Maple Leaf coal mine Monday night at 8 o’clock.  He was mining coal in the entry when the debris fell, crushing him about the shoulders and body.

The McCreary & Connor invalid coach was called and removed the injured man to the Lawrence hospital where he was attended by Dr. W. W. Lawrence.  His condition Tuesday appeared to be somewhat improved, however, the extent of his injuries could not be determined.

Mr. Revel was the second miner injured in the mines in the southern end of Guernsey county Monday by slate falling as George Gourgous, of Pleasant City, was fatally crushed Monday morning in Walhonding mine.

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Guernsey Times, 2 Oct 1914 pg. 1 c. 5

Slate Fall Crushed Out Boy’s Life

Orville Reynolds Victim At Black Top Mine

Father and Brother Escaped Injury

Head Was Crushed To a Pulp And Was Dead When Slate Was Removed

Orville Reynolds, the sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Reynolds, was Instantly killed at the Black Top mine of the Morris Coal Company Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Young Reynolds was assisting his father and brother in loading coal in a mine car. The car had been filled and the men were waiting for a motor to remove it. Orville was standing with his hands on the rear of the car when tons of slate fell from above him, completely burying him and the car.  His father and brother had left the car shortly before the slate fell and escaped injury.

Other men employed in the mine assisted the father and brother in removing young Reynolds from the debris. When he was gotten out it was found that his head had been crushed to a pulp and that both arms were broken at the wrist.

The body was removed from the mine and taken to the Reynolds home near the mine, when it was viewed by Coroner W. M. Lawyer. The coroner stated he would hold an inquest next week.

Reynolds was an industrious young man and had many friends in the neighborhood where he resided. The arrangements for the funeral have not been announced.

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The Jeffersonian, 13 Nov 1935 pg. 1 c. 4

Miner Falls Dead While At Work

Lonnie Henry Riffle, 45, Cambridge R. D. 4, employed at the J. E. Burris coal mine the past 15 years, fell dead while at work in the mine Wednesday afternoon shortly after 12:30 o’clock.

His brother-in-law, James Burris, working nearby, saw the man slump over as he was drilling a hole preparatory to shooting coal, and ran to his side.  After applying artificial respiration and cold water to his face, Mr. Burris summoned assistance of other men working in the mine and they carried Mr. Riffle to the surface.

Dr. F. C. Huth was summoned and pronounced him dead after an examination. Death was thought to have been instantaneous. The body was removed to the McMillen and Scott funeral home, where an inquest was conducted Wednesday afternoon by the coroner, R. M. Dix.  Upon leaving him home for work

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Wednesday morning. Mr. Riffle was reported to have been in his usual health and made no complaint.  He had been employed as a miner about 20 years and his death is a distinct shock to relatives, friends and acquaintances.

The deceased, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Riffle, was born March 25, 1890, at Point Pleasant, W. Va. He came to Guernsey county over 18 years ago and had since lived here.  In 1917 he united in marriage with Lena Ellen Burris and to this union three daughters and one son were born, Stella, Dorothy, Betty and Clifford, all of the home, who survive, in addition to his widow.  Three brothers also survive; John, Columbus; Jake, Heights, W. Va.; James Riffle, United States navy, now located in the east.

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The Jeffersonian, Thurs. 4 Dec 1902 pg. 3

Fall Of Slate

In Guernsey Mines Wednesday Afternoon Injures Four Men

Four coal miners, one the pit boss, employed in the Guernsey mines, were caught and injured by a fall of slate late Wednesday afternoon.  At the time all the men were at work in the large room without a thought of danger as the roof to all appearances was secure. The men were in a hurry to complete their work in order to get home to their families to assist in the preparations for their Thanksgiving day dinners. All at once a rumbling- noise was heard and before the men could escape to places of safety a large part of the roof fell, burying the men beneath tons of slate and coal. Other men at work in different parts of the mine heard the sound of the fall and quickly ran to the assistance of the injured men.  So heavy was the fall of slate that it was some time before the rescuers could reach the men. In the meantime news of the accident had reached the homes of the miners and in a few minutes a large number of men and women gathered at the entrance of the mine.

After a great deal of hard work the injured men were reached and removed from the mine. The injured men are Wm. Bernard, pit boss, caught across the stomach and bowels: Chris Robe, leg broken; Louis Robe, leg crushed, and John Moffet, are bruised.  Bernard was hurt more than the others and was unconscious when removed from the mine, but later on he rallied and it is now thought that he will live. Drs. C. A. Frame and Fred Fletcher, of this city, were called.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 6 Jul 1905, pg. 1, c, 2

The Injuries Of Roberts Prove Fatal.

Deceased Carpenter Succumbs to Terrible Sufferings.

Robert C. Roberts, who was injured Monday while at work on the tipple of the new mine for the Puritan Coal Co. on the Riddle farm one half mile southwest of Byesville, died at his home on South 8th street, about half an hour after being brought to this city Monday afternoon.

For sometime Mr. Roberts, who was a carpenter, had been employed with others in erecting the tipple at the new mine, and at the time of the accident he was near the top when without a moment’s warning the structure collapsed, throwing him to the ground and one of the largest of the timbers falling on his hips and legs.  He was crushed about the hips and both legs from the hips to knees.

Dr. Patton, of Byesville, was called and after doing all he could to relieve his sufferings, ordered that the injured man be brought to his home in this city.  Dr. Patton telephoned Dr. Harrison of the accident stating that Mr. Roberts would be brought here on the 2 o’clock car and asked that an ambulance be ready to remove him to his home. This was done but the patient was too seriously injured to recover and died in about half an hour after arriving home.  Besides the injuries noted above Mr. Roberts was also injured internally.

Mr. Roberts was born in St. Augustine, Fla., and was about 50 years of age.  He had been living in Cambridge for the past seven years, coming here from Barnesville.  A widow and two daughters, one 12 years and the other 16 years old, are left to mourn his death.  Deceased was a member of the Cambridge K. of P. lodge as well as belonging to the Carpenters Union.   The funeral services will be held at the U. R. church this evening at 4 o’clock, conducted by the pastor Rev. W. S. White.  Interment at the South cemetery. The services will be under the auspices of the K. of P. lodge.

In connection with the death of Mr. Roberts we learned this morning of a remarkable incident which is worthy of psychological study.  His twelve year old daughter Bessie, was visiting her aunt, Mrs. Chas. Livingston, at Zanesville, last week and one night dreamed that she had returned home and that her father had died two days later.  Becoming worried, she cut her visit short returning to Cambridge Saturday night only to have her sad dream realized.  Mrs. Livingston is now with the bereaved family.

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The Jeffersonian, 11 Oct 1921 pg. 1 c. 7

Chas. Robinson Killed In Mine

Four Cambridge Men Also Injured in Accident at Murray Hill

Charles Robinson, aged about 20 years, of Kipling, was instantly killed and Albert Valentine, C. H. Collins, John Rehosky and William Collins all of Cambridge, were badly injured in the Murray Hill Mine, of the Akron Coal Co., Monday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock, when the car in which the men were riding from the room to the entrance, collided with a motor which had been left standing at the bottom of a steep incline.

Mr. Robinson was driving the car in which the men were riding. His head and chest were crushed, and left arm broken, causing instant death. The other men were cut and bruised about their bodies, but their injuries were not serious. Dr. H. R. Neeland, the Akron coal Co, surgeon, was called and dressed the injuries of the four Cambridge men.

Coroner Bates was notified of the accident and viewed the remains of Mr. Robinson at the mine. An inquest will be held later. All of the injured men were removed to their

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Homes in this city and Tuesday morning were reported as resting as well as could be expected.

The men had been working in the mine during the day and jumped in the car to ride to the entrance. Mr. Robinson was in charge of the car and did not see the motor until it was too late to avoid the accident.

Charles Clementine Robinson was born in Byesville, May 15, 1902, and was well known in that city and in Cambridge.  He had lived at Kipling for a number of years.  He is survived by his parents, one brother, Leonard, and sever sisters, Mrs. John Williams, of Cambridge; Mae, Nellie, Nancy, Florence, Elizabeth and Lucille, of the home. The funeral services will be held in the Methodist Episcopal church in Lore City. Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Spurrier.

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The Jeffersonian, 17 May 1917 pg. 8 c. 5

Fall Of Slate Killed Miner

John Roboik, age 34 years, was almost instantly killed, while his partner T. Ponzana, escaped injury, Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, when he was caught by a fall of slate, while at work in the Cleveland mine of the Morris coal company at Senecaville.  The two men had gone to work at 3:15 o’clock on the night shift, and at the time of the accident, were attempting to push a car of coal from their room when the slate fell without warning. Roboik was struck about the body, and was crushed to the ——?

Coroner W. M. Lawyer was called and made a preliminary investigation of the accident, Tuesday night, and his inquest will be held later. The deceased had made his home in Senecaville for some time. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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The Jeffersonian, 17 Jul 1929 pg. 1 c. 6

Mike Roby, aged 53, of East Cambridge, a loader employed at Black Top mine of the Morris Coal Co., near Lore City, was caught beneath a fall of slate at noon Wednesday and instantly killed.

He was crushed about the head and chest and fellow workmen labored for several minutes in extricating his body. The victim had lived in East Cambridge for many years and had been employed in the mines of this district for some time.

Mr. Roby is survived by his widow; two sons, John and Andrew, and one daughter Helen, of the home; also one sister, Mrs. Anna Sopko, of Ellerton, Pa.  He was a member of the Roman Catholic church at Byesville.

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The Jeffersonian, 10 Jun 1930 pg. 1 c. 1

Miner’s Injuries Prove Fatal

Rufus Rogle, aged 52, of Klondyke, died at Wells hospital at 11:30 o’clock Tuesday morning as the result of internal injuries sustained at Murray Hill Mine of the Akron Coal Co., Monday morning when he was hit in the stomach by a lump of coal.

Fogle was working on top of a loaded coal car when he lost his balance and fell over the side of the car to the ground.  He alighted on his hands and knees and rolled over upon his back. As he did so a large lump of coal on the car, dislodged by his foot as he fell, dropped from the car and struck him in the stomach.

He was attended at the mine by Dr. Charles F. Shively, of Cambridge, after which he was removed to his home on Lore City R. D. 3.  His condition became worse Monday afternoon and later he was removed to Wells hospital.  Internal injuries were received by the severe blow in the stomach and Tuesday morning his condition quickly became serious.

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Guernsey Times, 17 Feb 1914 pg. 2 c. 5

Miner Injured

Jo Rusnak narrowly escaped serious injury and perhaps death Tuesday morning about 11 o’clock, then a heavy fall of slate crashed down in the part of Black Diamond mine where he was working. But for two loaded coal cars standing near by, the miner might have been crushed to death.

He is badly bruised about the back and hips, and will be unable to resume his work for a time. Dr. E. L. Lowthian dressed the injuries.

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The Jeffersonian, 5 Jun 1923 pg. 1 c. 6

Miner Is Killed By Fall Of Slate

Kuzma Rusnok, aged about 43 years, employed as a miner in the Harryette mine of the National Coal Co., near Byesville, was almost instantly killed by a fall of slate Tuesday morning at 11:30 o’clock. Rusnok was working alone in a room when caught by the slate.

Coroner Bates was notified of the accident and after viewing the body it was removed to the Stevens morgue and prepared for burial.

A number of other miners heard the slate fall and ran into the room. The slate was removed and the man started to carry Rusnok from the mine, but he died before reaching the entrance. Rusnok was single and has one brother living in this country.

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The Jeffersonian, Thurs. 30 May 1901 pg. 2

Seriously Injured.

Harry Saiethler, a Welshman employed as a loader in the Central mines at Byesville was perhaps fatally injured about 10 o’clock Tues. morning by a fall of slate.  The injured man is about 23 years of age, single and lives at Byesville.

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The Jeffersonian, Tues. 15 Aug 1911 pg. 4 c. 4

Fell Asleep On The Track.

John Saltis, Jr., a young man employed as a trapper in the Black Top Mine of the Morris Coal co., had a narrow escape from being instantly killed Monday afternoon. The boy fell asleep on the track, when a string of loaded cars came along. The man on the front end saw Saltis and leaning over, succeeded in kicking him off the track. However one wheel grazed the young man’s leg and he will probably be crippled for life.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 1 Sept 1898 pg. 3 c. 6

Fall Of Slate

At the Cisco Mines at Pleasant City, Snuffs Out Another Life.

Pleasant City, August 26th—(Special)—Willie Savage, aged 15 years, employed in the Cisco coal mines at this place, was caught by a fall of slate while at work in the coal mines this morning and sustained terrible Injuries from which death resulted two hours after being taken from he mines.

Young Savage was employed in the mines as a mule driver, and after the accident was tenderly carried to his home near the mines where it was seen that nothing could be done to save his live.  He lingered in terrible agony for two hours when death relieved his sufferings.

Coroner Daugherty was notified and with Constable N. E. Gallup went to Pleasant City this afternoon to view the remains.

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Cambridge Times, 8 Feb 1918 pg. 2

Instantly Killed

John Schernigesy, a foreigner, aged 47 years, was almost instantly killed by a fall of slate in the Buffalo mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co. Thursday afternoon at 2:45 o’clock.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 26 July 1906 pg. 5 c. 2

Charles Scholfield, the man who was reported as having died from injuries received b a fall of slate recently in the Hartford mine, is still living and hopes are now entertained by the physicians and his friends for complete recovery.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 7 Nov 1907 pg. 3 c. 1

John Schreath, a foreign coal miner, who was injured in the Little Kate mine about two week ago, was brought to this city on one of the inter urban cars this morning and was taken to a Columbus hospital for treatment.

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The Jeffersonian, 17 Aug 1920 pg.? c. 7

Miner Instantly Killed Saturday

Byesville, Aug. 16—Steve Schuhay, aged 53 years, was instantly killed at the Minnehaha mine Saturday at 10:30 o’clock when he was run over by a motor.  The body was removed to the Herlan undertaking parlors and prepared for burial.

The deceased is survived by his widow and three children, living at Redtown. Funeral services were held Monday and interment was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

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Guernsey Times, 14 Sept 1910 pg. 3 c. 3

Miner Injured At Little Kate

James Scott a young car coupler of Derwent employed at Little Kate Mine No. 1 met with an unfortunate accident Tuesday afternoon about 1 o’clock when several cars passed over his left ankle and badly crushed the bones, but it is not thought amputation will be necessary.

Dr. D. F. Wallenfelz, of Pleasant City was called and attended the injured young man and he was removed to his home. He will be off work for several weeks.

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The Jeffersonian, 26 Mar 1949 pg. 2 c. 4

Injuries Fatal To Byesville Mine Boss

Andrew Sebak, 65, of 122 N. Tenth St., Byesville, mine boss at the McFarland mine of the Byesville Coal Co., died Saturday at 7:30 a. m. in St. Francis Hospital from injuries suffered Tuesday when run over by an eight-ton motor in the mine.

Mr. Sebak’s legs were so badly mangled by the wheels of the motor that amputation of both between the knee and ankle was necessary. The motor, running wild after leaving its trolley crashed through a door behind which the mine boss was standing.

Mr. Sebak was born Dec. 29, 1883 in Austria.  He came to the United States in 1898.  His wife, Barbara Hedegus Sebak, died in 1944.

He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic church of Byesville, the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Slovak Union. He served for many years as a member of the board of education of Jackson township.                                                                                                          Surviving are the following children; Mrs. Mary Kendicky of Byesville, with whom he had resided, Steve, of Byesville, Vincent of the home, Joseph, Mrs. Elizabeth Thur and Mrs. Anna Jaselium of Cleveland. Twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Three sons are now deceased.

The body was taken to the McCracken funeral home and will be removed to the Kendicky residence Sunday morning. The Rosary will be recited Monday at 8 p. m. Rev. Fr. Stephen Laca will officiate at solemn requiem high mass Tuesday at 9:30 a. m. at Holy Trinity Catholic church.  Burial will be in Byesville cemetery.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 23 Jan 1902 pg. 3 c. 2

Dwight Secrest, a coal miner employed in the Cisco mines at Pleasant City, was painfully injured by being struck on the head by a heavy piece of timber while at work Wednesday.  A deep gash was cut in his head. A physician was called.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday , 5 Apr 1906, pg. 3, c. 7

Badly Mashed By Falling Slate

Watson Selby Dies From Injuries Received while Working in Walhonding Mine.

Watson Selby, a coal miner of Pleasant City, employed in the Walhonding mines near that place, was caught by a fall of slate and coal while working Thursday and received injuries which later resulted in his death.

The sound of the falling slate attracted the attention of the other men in the mine and knowing that Selby was working near that point, they hurried forward expecting to see his mangled body beneath the slate.  Mr. Selby sustained a compound fracture of the left leg, the bone protruding through the flesh, and a number of cuts and bruises.

The injured man was taken to his home and a physician called, but his injuries were fatal, and he died at 9 o’clock Thursday night without having regained consciousness.  Mr. Selby was about 35 years of age and married.

Coroner W. B. Yeo was notified of the accident and death and went to Pleasant City to view the remains Friday morning.

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Guernsey Times, 24 Dec 1914 pg. 1 c. 2

Crushed Out Miners Life

John Semko, aged 22 years, was killed by a fall of slate in the Murray Hill mine of the Akron Coal company Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock.

The man was engaged in drawing props in an old room of the mine when the roof fell upon him crushing his right leg and arm and abdomen.  He was removed from the mine and taken to his home at Klondyke, where he died soon afterward.

The young man was a native of Hungary and had been in this country about eight years. He was married last August and is survived by his wife.

Coroner W. M. Lawyer was notified and viewed the body. He will hold an inquest Monday evening.

The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock. The interment will be made at the Byesville cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, 19 Sept 1923 pg. 8 c. 4

Miner Caught By Falling Slate

John Sevihra, 17, of Trail Run, was seriously crushed by a fall of slate in Trail Run mine of the Cambridge Collieries company Tuesday afternoon.  He was removed in the Herlan motor ambulance to the Cambridge hospital where he was attended by Drs. Patton and Swan.

Sevihra’s right ear was almost several and he suffered a compound fracture of the right leg below the knee and injuries about the back. His condition Wednesday was reported to be somewhat improved.

The accident was the third due to falling slate in the Guernsey valley coal field within two days.

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The Jeffersonian, 3 Jan 1917 pg. 1 c. 2

Miner’s Right Arm Was Torn Off By Loaded Coal Car

David Shatto age 40 years, of Little Kate Mine No. 1, was probably fatally injured Wednesday morning about 8 o’clock when he was run over by a loaded coal car, while at work in the Harryette mine of the National Coal company.

The injured man is employed as a loader, and at the time of the accident was at work with his son.  After loading the car with coal, Mr. Shatto told his son to remove the brakes and let it run down the steep grade from the room into the main track. The young man did as requested, while his father went to the front of the car, and after it had gained considerable speed, he attempted to sprag it with a large piece of wood. The next instant he tripped and fell under the wheels of the car, which passed over his right arm, grinding it off between the elbow and shoulder, and he was otherwise seriously injured.

The son rushed to his father’s assistance, and with the aid of other employes carried him to the entrance, and Dr. Danford of Dogtown, was called. Following an examination it was found that besides the loss of the right arm, Mr. Shatto had suffered a broken left leg above the knee, internal injuries, and a number of bruises and cuts about the body, and it is thought that his back was broken.

His injuries were dressed and he was removed to his home, and later was taken to the Cambridge City hospital.

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The Jeffersonian, 6 Jan 1917 pg. 1 c. 5

Injured Miner Died

David Shatto, who was fatally injured while at work in the Harryette mine of the National Coal company recently, died Saturday afternoon at 1:50 o’clock at the Cambridge hospital.

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The Jeffersonian, Thurs. 11 May 1911 pg. 5 c. 2

Falling Slate Kills Miner.

John Shatto, employed as a loader in the Little Kate Mine No. 2, of the National Coal Co., located south of the city, was caught by a fall of slate Thursday morning at 11:15 o’clock and instantly killed, his body being horribly mangled. He was about sixty-five years of age and is survived by his wife and a number of children, the family, living near the Little Kate No. 2 mine.

Mr. Shatto with a number of other men was engaged in loading a car, when without warning a great mass of slate fell from the roof. The other men were standing at one side and escaped with a few scratches and bruises. Mr. Shatto, however, was standing directly under the slate and received the entire weight, being crushed to the floor. The other men set to work immediately to remove the slate with the hope that the man was still alive, but he was dead when found.

Coroner Ringer was notified and went to view the remains. District Mine Inspector Abel Elwood was also notified, as it required by the law.

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The Jeffersonian, Thurs, 18 May 1911 pg. 3 c. 4

Obituary

Mr. J. Shatto was called away when he least expected; on the morning of May 11, 1911, he bid his wife goodby; and went to his work; at 11:15 he started for home. When he got on the entry, there were some loaded cars standing there and never thinking that a motor was pushing back he came close behind the cars when the motor with 8 cars came against the standing cars and they knocked him down and ran over him, crushing him to death. He was brought to the home of his son, where he was taken care of until his burial. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss,  He was 73 years old, a good moral man. The funeral services were held in Harmony church, conducted by Rev. Thos. Edgar, at 10 o’clock Saturday. Rev. Edgar preached a message to the people; after which the remains were laid to rest.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 9 Apr 1908 Pg. 4 C. 7

Remains Taken To Nelsonville.

The remains of Alonzo Shelton, the young coal miner who died at his home in Byesville from injuries received recently by a fall of coal and slate, were brought to this city this morning in a special car over the C.P.L & T. Co. and taken to Nelsonville for interment.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 21 Nov 1912 Pg. 5 c. 3

Fingers Badly Mashed

John Sherman of West Gomber Avenue, had the fingers of the right hand badly mashed while at his work at Forsythe’s mines Monday at 10 o’clock.  His hand was caught by falling slate.  A Physician was called and dressed the injuries which are painful.

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The Jeffersonian, 22 Dec 1923 pg. 1 c. 4

Back Broken By Fall Of Slate

Grant Sherrard, Timberman, Fatally Injured in Maple Leaf Mine

Buffalo, O., Dec. 22—Grant Sherrard, aged 60 years, was caught by a fall of slate in the Maple Leaf mine, Friday morning, at 8:30 o’clock, suffering injuries which resulted in his death two hours later at the home of Watt James, at this place.

Mr. Sherrard was employed as a timberman in the Maple Leaf mine, which is owned by a Massillon company. His back was broken, right hip crushed and he suffered a compound fracture of the bones of the left leg below the knee. The injured man was carried from the mine to the James home and Dr. Wallenfeltz of Pleasant City, was called, but death resulted at 10:30 o’clock.

Mr. Sherrard is survived by his widow and three sons, Richard and Robert, of New Philadelphia, and Noble, who was employed with his father in the Maple Leaf mine.

Short funeral services were held at the home of Mr. James Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, following which the body was taken to New Philadelphia, where additional services are to be held and interment made.

Mr. Sherrard and family lived in Pleasant City for a number of years, recently moving to New Philadelphia.

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The Jeffersonian, 27 Jan 1922 pg. 5 C. 2

Was Crushed By A Fall Of Slate

William Sickle, age 56 years, of Cambridge R. D. 10, was probably fatally crushed by a fall of slate in the Kimbolton mine of the Kimbolton Mining Company, at 9:30 o’clock Friday morning.  Mr. Sickles is an experience miner, but he was unable to escape from the falling mass Friday morning.  He was buried under about 600 pounds of slate which struck him across the back and hips.

Dr. Palmer, of Kimbolton, was called and made an examination and it is believed the injured man’s back was broken.  He was also crushed through the hips. The Stevens motor ambulance removed Mr. Sickles to the Cambridge hospital. The outcome of his injuries could not be determined Friday afternoon.

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The Jeffersonian, Thurs. 6 July 1911 pg. 8 c. 4

Is Killed By Fall Of Slate.

Byesville, July 6—Alex Sigman of North Sixth street was killed by a fall of slate about 9 o’clock this morning at the Bl??? Brothers coal mine owned by The Cambridge Valley Coal co.

Mr. Sigman was a highly respected citizen of this place, and is Noble Grand of the I. O. O. F. lodge and is a member of the Rebecca Lodge, K of P. and Rathbone Sisters.
He is survived by his wife ne a two daughters, Misses Alice and Roxy and his father, Rolla Sigman, of near Chalfant’s Chapel

He is a member and a loyal worker in the M. P church and was highly respected by all who knew him.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 18 Jan 1912 pg. 5 c. 5

Hand Painfully Crushed

Elza Sigman, employed at the Old Orchard Mine east of the city, met with a very painful accident Tuesday morning. While attempting to lift a heavy barrel of oil one end slipped, catching his right hand and mashing on the end of the middle finger. The hand was otherwise badly crushed and cut by the sharp edge of the barrel. Mr. Sigman came to the city and the injury was dressed by Dr. G.W. Nixon.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday , 12 July 1900, pg. 3, c. 5

Coroner Vorhies Makes His Report

Coroner Vorhies had reported the following verdicts:

Inquest of John A. Sigman, who died from injuries received at the Trail Run Mines.

After having heard the evidence, examined the body, I do find that the said deceased came to his death by shock and lost of blood as a result of an injury to the said John A. Sigman by having both of his legs crushed on the 13th day of June 1900, by being run over by cars that are in the control of the Pennsylvania Railroad system, and while in the act of trying to control a cut of said cars he was thrown under them on the Trail Run coal switch, and the accident was the result of negligence on the part of said Pennsylvania Co., as the brakes on part of the cars were in bad order, and it is known to them that cars placed on an incline coal switch have to be controlled by the use of proper brakes, in dropping cars down to the coal tipple.

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The Jeffersonian, 30 Mar 1936 pg. 1-2

Digs Coal For 30 Years Tho Helpless From Waist Down

Homer Shipman, 56, whose indomitable courage kept him alive after his back had been broken and who worked in a country coal mine for more than 30 years, although helpless from the waist down, died Monday morning at 1:10 o’clock at his home in Birmingham, Guernsey county, his death being attributed to complications caused by his physical impairment.

Mr. Shipman’s case of fortitude is one of the most laudatory on record in southeastern Ohio. In spite of his physical handicap he crawled for 30 years two miles to a coal mine in the vicinity of Birmingham, performed arduous tasks and then crawled home. In those years he reared a family of five children.

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Attended him declared he could not live as the spinal cord had been impaired. Shipman defied the opinion of all medical authorities and regained his health, although unable to use his legs.

It was before the workmen’s compensation law became effective and Shipman decided to resume his work as loader in the coal mine. Without means of transportation he crawled to his work. He would load coal equally as speedily as a man with normal use of all his faculties and at the close of the day’s work would crawl to his home. For more than 30 years Homer Shipman performed this unusual feat, developing powerful arms and shoulders.

Forced to Give Up

Last August he became seriously ill and had since been confined to his home. His condition became critical a week ago and death followed.

In addition to his widow, the deceased leaves five children, Mrs. Edith Cosgrove, Canton, Mrs. Martha Mathews, Gilmore; Mrs. Ina Felton, Canton, Ralph, of Birmingham, and Eugene, of the home, in addition to 14 grandchildren, one brother and five sisters. One daughter, Mrs. Gladys Cosgrove, and two sisters, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at the home in Birmingham at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. George Peoples of the Hopewell M. E. church. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday ,   13 Sept 1906, pg. 7, c. 1

Mine Claims Another Victim

Little Town of Ava Reports One Fatality And Serious Runaway, in Which Two Are Injured.

The miners of Guernsey county arrived another name to their long list of victims when John Sills age 42, was crushed to death by a fall of slate and coal in the Detroit mine  near Ava, South of Cambridge, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

Mr. Sills was working at the entrance in a break through, when the fall occurred and although a skillful miner and well served in the dangers that beset one of his calling he did not recognize his peril until too late.  Other miners were working near but could not reach the unfortunate man to render assistance, other then removing the body from the debris.

Mr. Sills had been engaged in mining all of his life and on account of his thorough understanding of the industry and held many responsible positions.  He was one of the foremost citizens of Ava, in every respect, an active member of the Methodist church and was a prominent of the Byesville lodge of American Mechanics, which order he joined before removing from that city to his new home.  He is survived by a wife and six children; by his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Sills, of Ava, the following brothers; James, of Ava, Samuel and Henry, of Byesville, Councilman A. O. Sills, of Cambridge; Mr. John Sharrock, of Quaker City, Mrs. C. F. Moore, of Homestead, Pa.

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Cambridge News, 8 Nov 1877 pg. 3 c. 5

Killed in a coal Bank

Last Thursday morning a man named Thomas Simmons, aged about 75 years, and one of the oldest miners in this county, who has been working at the Ohio Coal works, on the Nicholson farm, two miles south of Cambridge, for several years, was so badly crushed by the falling of a mass of coal, while working at the bank, that he only lived a few hours after the accident.

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The Jeffersonian, 3 Jul 1931 pg. 1 c. 6

Fall Of Slate Kills Miner

Andy Sklenar, Jr., aged 22, was instantly killed at 7:15 o’clock Thursday morning by a fall of slate in Rigby mine of the Akron Coal Co.  Fellow employes worked for several minutes extricating him from the debris.

The young man was employed as a loader and resided with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Sklenar, Sr., two miles northwest of Senecaville.  The body was removed to the home where funeral services will be held probably Saturday.  In addition to his parents he is survived by several brothers and sisters.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 20 Oct 1904 pg. 3 c. 6

Injuries Prove Fatal.

“Dock” Slay, a coal miner, who was injured while at work in the Old Orchard mine, Saturday morning by being caught in a fall of coal, died at his home in Ankertown, east of the city, Monday morning at 1 o’clock.

Coroner Yeo was notified of the accident and death and went to Ankertown to view the remains.

Mr. Slay was about 45 years of age and a wife and large family survive him.  He was crushed in a frightful manner about the hips by the falling coal.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 16 Jan 1902 pg. 3 c. 1

Ed. Slay, a coal miner employed at the central mines at Byesville, was painfully injured by a fall of slate Thursday afternoon.

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Guernsey Times 9 Nov 1910 pg. 4 c. 5

Miner Killed By Slate Fall

David Smith of Byesville, a miner employed at the Minnehaha mine of the National Coal Co., south of the city, was fatally crushed Tuesday morning about 11 o’clock by a fall of slate, which fell in the room in which he was working. Not a bone in his body was broken, but the doctors think the pressure of the slate caused the blood to rush to his brain and a bursted blood vessel resulted.

Dr. C. R. Austin of Byesville was called and after putting the injured man in a comfortable position, Connor’s ambulance was called and brought the victim to Keenan’s hospital about 3 p.m., but despite all that was done the victim expired at 9 o’clock Tuesday evening.

The remains were taken to Conner’s undertaking establishment in Byesville, where they were prepared for burial and later removed to his home.

Smith was about 40 years of age, and is survived by a wife and six children. He was an honest and upright man and honored and respected by all that knew him.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 26 May 1904, Pg. 5 C. 2

John Smitley, of Clay avenue, South Side, was caught by a fall of slate Friday afternoon while at work at King’s mines, and while the injuries were very painful it is not thought that they are of a serious nature.  The injured man was brought to this city on a freight train and taken to his home on Clay avenue.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 29 Jun 1905, Pg. 5 C. 5

Driver Fell Before Car.

And Was Killed.  Thomas Sobini the Victim.

Thomas Sobini, a Slavish man employed as a driver at the Murray Hill coal mine on the B. & O. road east of the city, met a horrible death Monday morning at about 9 o’clock by falling before his car, the wheels passing over his body causing injuries which resulted in almost instant death

Deceased was about twenty-three years of age, single and had been employed at the Murray Hill mine for some years.

Shortly before   9 o’clock Sobini had received his car loaded with coal and started on his trip to the mouth of the mine, without a thought of the fate he was to meet before he reached the end of his trip.  He had reached a point about midway from where he had started to the mouth of the mine when he suddenly lost his balance and with a scream fell before his car.  The car was running rapidly and before he could roll out of the way of danger the wheels were on him crushing his body and injuring him so badly that he died almost instantly.

Coroner Yeo was notified of the accident

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The Jeffersonian, 11 Sept 1930 pg. 1 c. 8

Blow Is Fatal To Frank Spaid

Walhonding Mine Carpenter Succumbs To Injuries Sustained Wednesday Afternoon

Frank Spaid, aged 58, of Buffalo, carpenter at Walhonding mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., died at Wells hospital here Wednesday afternoon at 5:15 o’clock as the result of a fractured skull sustained at 3 o’clock at the mine when he was struck on the left temple by a heavy iron pulley.

With several other men Mr. Spaid was assisting in unloading steel mine cars from a railroad car.  The pulley was attached to a heavy I-beam which protruded from the tipple 35 feet above the railroad car.  A mine car had been hoisted and was being swung over to a waiting automobile truck when the spindle in the pulley snapped.  The wheel of the pulley, given added impetus by the weight of the mine car, descended with considerable force and crashed in almost the entire left side of Mr. Spaid’s skull.  He was taken to Wells hospital immediately where death resulted without regaining consciousness.

The accident victim was born and reared at Buffalo, the son of Jerry and Martha Spaid, and had been employed at Walhonding mine since early manhood.  He was highly respected by a large circle of friends and possessed a pleasing, Christian disposition.  Early in life he became a member of the M. E. church at Buffalo and was active in its affairs.  He was also a member of the pleasant City Masonic lodge No. 369, Cambridge chapter No. 53, R. A. M. and K. of P.

Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Lizzie Spaid; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Siddle of Cambridge, and Miss Reba of the home; one brother, Mahlon Spaid, Blaine avenue, Cambridge and one sister, Miss Marie Spaid, of Buffalo.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the M. E. church at Buffalo by Rev. Mullen and Rev. Forrest W. Hall. Burial will be made in Buffalo cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, Mon. 30 Oct 1911 pg. 4 c. 4

Slav. Miner Badly Injured.

A slavishman, employed during the night in the Forsythe mine, east of the city, was very badly hurt Sunday night.   His name could not be learned. He was found, almost unconscious Monday morning by the fire boss, while making his usual rounds, before the day men were permitted to enter to go to work.

The man was carried from the mine to a house nearby and all he was able to say was that he had been caught between the water box and the rib. Dr. L. M. Ross was called and found the man suffering much pain. The extent of his injuries cannot yet be determined.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 29 Jun 1905, Pg. 5 C. 5

Driver Fell Before Car.

And Was Killed.  Thomas Sobini the Victim.

Thomas Sobini, a Slavish man employed as a driver at the Murray Hill coal mine on the B. & O. road east of the city, met a horrible death Monday morning at about 9 o’clock by falling before his car, the wheels passing over his body causing injuries which resulted in almost instant death

Deceased was about twenty-three years of age, single and had been employed at the Murray Hill mine for some years.

Shortly before   9 o’clock Sobini had received his car loaded with coal and started on his trip to the mouth of the mine, without a thought of the fate he was to meet before he reached the end of his trip.  He had reached a point about midway from where he had started to the mouth of the mine when he suddenly lost his balance and with a scream fell before his car.  The car was running rapidly and before he could roll out of the way of danger the wheels were on him crushing his body and injuring him so badly that he died almost instantly.

Coroner Yeo was notified of the accident

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Guernsey Times, 10 Oct 1914 pg. 1 c. 5

Fatal Hurt Result When Man Jumped

Arlie Spencer Meets Fatal Accident in Mine

Was Motorman At Minnehaha Mine

Brought To the Cambridge Hospital But Died While Surgeon’s Were Operating.

Arlie Spencer, the nineteen-year-old son of Lewis Spencer, of Jackson township, was so badly injured at the Minnehaha mine of the National Coal company seven miles southwest of this city, Friday afternoon, that he died at the Cambridge hospital last night at 8:40 o’clock.

Young spencer was employed as a motorman and was coming from the mine with a train of loaded cars when the accident occurred. In descending a grade as noticed that a trap door had not been opened and to avoid the wreck that would probably occur he jumped from the motor and was caught between a car and the rib of the mine. His right hip was crushed and he was injured internally.

Dr. R. L. Lothian was called and found that the man was badly hurt.  He called Conner’s ambulance from Byesville and Spencer was brought to the Cambridge hospital arriving here at 7:15 o’clock.

After the arrival at the hospital further examination was made by Dr. F.C. Huth and Dr. Lothian, who found that an operation was the only hope of saving the young man’s life. Spencer died in the operation.

Immediately after the death Coroner W. M. Lawyer was notified, viewed the body and ordered it prepared for burial. The coroner had not fixed the time for holding the inquest.

The deceased lived with his parents near the Buckeye mine. Besides his parents he is survived by a sister and two brothers.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 3 Mar 1904, pg. 5 c.2

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Spiker wish to express their heartfelt thanks to express their heartfelt thanks to the many friends and neighbors for their kindness in the sickness and death of their dear son, Edwin, and especially to the Sunday school of the Old cambridge Baptist church, his fellow workmen of Nicholson’s mines and to the I. P. of T. for their beautiful token of respect.

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The Jeffersonian, 22 Oct 1926 pg. 1 c. 4

Miner Killed By Fall Of Slate—In McFarlin Mine

George Spechok, 37, of near Pleasant City, was instantly killed and Oscar Price, 38, was probably fatally crushed Friday morning, at 11 o’clock, by a fall of slate in McFarlin mine operated by the New Pocock Coal Co. Spechok was married and is the father of 12 children.

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Miner Killed By Fall Of Slate

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Mine when the slate fell, crushing both men to the ground.

Spechok and Price were buried under five tons of stone. The former’s skull was crushed to a pulp, neck broken, body and legs mangled, while his companion is thought to have sustained a broken back, severe cuts and bruises and probable internal injuries.

Fellow-workmen removed the debris and Dr. Wallenfelsz, of Pleasant City, gave first aid to Price, after which he was removed in the Stevens ambulance to the Wells hospital.  Little hope is entertained for his recovery.

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Guernsey Times, 10 Oct 1914 pg. 1 c. 5

Fatal Hurt Result When Man Jumped

Arlie Spencer Meets Fatal Accident in Mine

Was Motorman At Minnehaha Mine

Brought To the Cambridge Hospital But Died While Surgeon’s Were Operating.

Arlie Spencer, the nineteen-year-old son of Lewis Spencer, of Jackson township, was so badly injured at the Minnehaha mine of the National Coal company seven miles southwest of this city, Friday afternoon, that he died at the Cambridge hospital last night at 8:40 o’clock.

Young spencer was employed as a motorman and was coming from the mine with a train of loaded cars when the accident occurred. In descending a grade as noticed that a trap door had not been opened and to avoid the wreck that would probably occur he jumped from the motor and was caught between a car and the rib of the mine. His right hip was crushed and he was injured internally.

Dr. R. L. Lothian was called and found that the man was badly hurt.  He called Conner’s ambulance from Byesville and Spencer was brought to the Cambridge hospital arriving here at 7:15 o’clock.

After the arrival at the hospital further examination was made by Dr. F.C. Huth and Dr. Lothian, who found that an operation was the only hope of saving the young man’s life. Spencer died in the operation.

Immediately after the death Coroner W. M. Lawyer was notified, viewed the body and ordered it prepared for burial. The coroner had not fixed the time for holding the inquest.

The deceased lived with his parents near the Buckeye mine. Besides his parents he is survived by a sister and two brothers.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday ,  3 Mar 1904, pg. 6, c. 1

Edwin Spiker, the young man, aged about 15 years, who was injured while at work in the Nicholson mines Tuesday afternoon and taken to the City Hospital Wednesday for treatment, died there Fri. morning at about 4:30 o’clock.  The remains were prepared for burial at Bair’s undertaking establishment and will be taken to Ava Sunday morning where the funeral services will be held. The interment will be made in the cemetery there.

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Guernsey Times, Fri. 24 Jun 1910  pg. 1 c. 1

Young Miner Succumbs To His Injuries

Charles Steinbrook, the young coal miner of Crooksville, who has been employed at the Little Kate mine No. 2 of the National Coal Co. for some time and who was so badly injured at the mine Thursday afternoon about 12:30 o’clock hen a number of cars ran over him, died at Keenan’s hospital Thursday evening at 8 o’clock after over seven hours of suffering of internal injuries, besides two badly mashed legs.

While standing on a train of cars Steinbrook accidentally fell between the cars and five loaded cars crushed his legs and caused such internal injuries that he died a few hours after arriving at the hospital in Bair’s ambulance.

Steinbrook was a single man about 20 years of age and his home was at Crooksville, where, it is said, he is survived by a mother.

The body was taken to his home in Crooksville Friday morning on the 9:39 train for funeral services and interment.

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The Jeffersonian, 29 Mar 1923 pg. 11 c. 4

Injuries Prove Fatal To Miner

Fatally crushed six weeks ago when caught in an electric pump in the Cleveland mine of the Akron Coal Company, Frank Stevens, age 67 years, of Senecaville, died Wednesday afternoon at 2:45 o’clock at the Cambridge hospital where he had been receiving attention since the accident.

Mr. Stevens was alone in the mine at the time of the accident and was held prisoner in the pumping machinery for half an hour. He managed to escape by using tools which he carried in his pockets. One lung was punctured and he suffered other injuries which caused complications.

Mr. Stevens had been an employe of the Cleveland mine for some time and was well known in the community of Senecaville.  His widow and seven children survive. The body was removed to the Stevens morgue, prepared for burial and Thursday was taken to the home in Senecaville.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 30 Jan 1913 pg. 8 c. 4

Last week was a remarkable one in the history of Claysville for its fatalities and deaths.  On Monday, James Stevens was caught by a fall of coal in Minnehaha mine and instantly killed.

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The Jeffersonian, 1 Aug 1907 pg. 1 c. 3

Miner Has A Narrow Escape

Ray Stevens, a coal miner, employed at the Little Kate mine near Byesville, met with a very painful accident Monday night.  While at work in a room he was caught by a falloff slate and was cut and bruised about his head.  He heard the warning rumble as the coal and slate was falling and was thus able to get away from the danger, or otherwise might have been killed.

The injured man was taken to Dr. T. W. Long in Byesville, where he was attended to, and was able to leave this afternoon to his home near Zanesville.

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The Jeffersonian, 19 July 1923 pg. 7 c. 2

Raymond Stiff

Raymond Stiff, age 18 years, of Byesville, injured by a fall of slate four weeks ago in Ideal mine of the Cambridge Collieries Company, died Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the Cambridge hospital. Mr. Stiff was engaged in loading coal when the debris fell, striking him about the body and causing internal injuries. For some time his condition lad been regarded as critical, as complications developed. The body was removed to the home in Byesville.

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The Jeffersonian, 21 July 1923 pg. 2 c. 1

Funeral Notice

Funeral services for Raymond Stiff will be held Sunday at 2 o’clock at the residence by Rev. Cooper of Derwent.  Burial at Greenwood.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 13 Feb 1896 pg. 2 c. 6

Cumberland

Ellis Stockwell, a miner, who was injured by a fall of slate in the mine at Hartford last Tuesday, died on Friday morning. The remains were brought here for interment.  Funeral services were held Saturday from the M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. W. M. Anderson. The deceased was a brother of G. W. Stockwell of this place.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 13 Feb 1896 pg 3 c. 2

Ellis Stockwell, who was injured by a fall of slate in the Hartford mines died Thursday evening at 7 o’clock.  The funeral was held at Cumberland on Saturday where the body was interred.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 14 Mar 1912 pg. 2 c. 5

Son Killed and Father Crushed—By Fall Slate

When they were caught by a fall of slate in Little Kate Mine, No. 1, of the National Coal Company, Monday afternoon about 1 o’clock, John Stoko, aged about 50 years, was badly crushed and both legs were broken, and his son Bearl, about 20 years old, was instantly killed. The young man was terribly crushed about the head and shoulders.

John Stoke and his son of Byesville, were working in an entry when the fall occurred. The body of the young man was removed by fellow miners and he father was taken to the outside where Dr. J. E. Patten, of Byesville, was called and did everything possible to allay the pain.

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The Jeffersonian, 4 Feb 1916 pg. 5 c. 3

Miner Badly Bruised

Byesville, O., Feb. 4__John Stokoe, living on the Joseph Bruner farm, on the Senecaville road, and employed as a loader in the Buffalo mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., was injured by a fall of coal Friday morning. His back was badly bruised and he was cut about the face. Dr. Paden was called.

Mr. Stokoe is singer and formerly lived in Byesville.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 6 Jun 1918 pg. 6 c. 2

Injured By Fall Of Slate

Raymond Straugh, aged 18 years, of Trail Run No. 1, was injured today in a fall of slate. His right foot was badly mashed, but it is believed that the injuries may not prove serious.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, Sep. 8, 1904 Pg. 3 C. 2

Miner Killed

Michael Sullivan, a well known young man living at Guernsey, east of the city, and who was employed as a driver at King’s mines, met with an accident Tuesday afternoon about 1:30 o’clock which resulted in his death half an hour later.

Shortly before the accident Mr. Sullivan sent a young man by the name of Dugan into the entry to bring up an empty mining car, and as it appeared he attempted to step on the front end, missing his footing and was thrown between the mule hauling the car and the front end of the car. The mule became frightened and started to run off dragging Sullivan some distance before it was stopped by some miners who had witnessed the accident. The wheels of the car passed over the back of his neck and he was injured about the body and legs.

The injured men was tenderly carried by his fellow working men to a house near the entrance of the mine, where he died about a half hour later.  Coroner Yeo was notified of the accident and ordered the remains to be taken to the home of the young man’s parents at Guernsey, which was done, the body being taken there on the B. & O. Labor train, and later the coroner went to the house to view the remains and take testimony.

Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sullivan of Guernsey, and was their main support.  Besides the parents, one brother, Edward Sullivan of Guernsey, and a sister Mrs. Wm. Collins of West Gomber avenue, this city, are left to mourn his untimely death.  Mr. Sullivan was 33 years of age and until recently had been employed at the Klondyke mines. He was well known in this city.  The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 28 June 1906 pg. 3 c. 7

Little Kate Miner Receives Injur- That May Result Fatally.

Main Swiggle, of Cambridge R. D. No. 6, aged 24 years, employed at the Little Kate mine of the Byesville Coal Co., about three miles west of Byesville, was caught by a fall of coal and slate while at work in the mine Thursday afternoon, receiving injuries which it is feared will result in his death.

At the time of the accident Swiggle was engaged in propping up a layer of shale in the mine, and this was the first accident since the mines resumed operations under the 1903 scale. Repairs had been going up preparatory to resuming operations and the placing of this prop was the last of the work. Dr. Long of Byesville was called to attend the injured man.

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The Jeffersonian, 10 Oct 1930 pg. 1 c. 8

Injuries Prove Fatal To Miner

Caught beneath a fall of slate at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon in Harryette mine of the Akron Coal Co., Daniel Sziehay, 23, of Cambridge R. D. 4., received injuries which resulted in his death a few minutes after he was removed from the mine to await the arrival of an ambulance.

Fellow workmen heard the roar of the falling slate and worked frantically to rescue Sziehay.  They finally dug him from the debris and carried him to the mine opening where he died without regaining consciousness.  He sustained a broken neck, fractured skull, crushed chest and internal injuries.

The body was removed to Cambridge and was viewed by Coroner Robins. Sziehay is survived by his widow and one son, and his parents Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sziehay, of Senecaville.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 10 o’clock and burial will be made at Mt. Zion cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday 16 Apr 1903, pg. 3, c. 3

James Tandy.

James Tandy, of Georgetown, aged about 62 years, died Monday evening April 13, 1903.  April 6th Mr. Tandy was injured by a fall of slate at Nicholson’s mines, and death came as a result of these injuries.

A wife, two brothers, and an adopted daughter are left to mourn.  The brothers are Wm. Tandy, of Georgetown, and Nimrod Tandy, of Zanesville.  Mrs. Annie Morgan, the daughter, resides near Moundsville, W. Va.

The deceased was a member of the Cambridge Post. G. A. R.  His regiment was the 26th O. V. V. I. , Company F.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the residence, services conducted by Rev. James Jones, assisted by other ministers.

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The Jeffersonian, 15 Mar 1930 pg. 1 c. 5

Miner is Killed In Harryette

Felix Tarry Sustains Fractured Skull In Accident Early Tuesday Evening.

Felix Tarry, aged about 43 years, of Red Town, a small settlement located between Harryette and Minnehaha mines, was almost instantly killed at 6 o’clock Tuesday evening in Harryette mine where he was employed as a trip rider.  He was riding a motor ahead of a cut of two cars, and it is believed he was either brushed off the motor or fell off as the mine train ran through a narrow entry.  He was found a few minutes after the accident by workmen.

His skull had been fractured, his right leg fractured in three places and his body was cut and bruised.  At first it was thought he had been knocked beneath the wheels of the mine cars and had been run over. No one witnessed the accident and the circumstances of how it occurred are not definitely known.

He apparently lived only a few minutes after the accident as he was pronounced dead by Dr. Taylor, who was summoned, before he was carried from the mine.  The body was removed to a Cambridge undertaking establishment.

Tarry is survived by his widow and nine children.  He had been employed as a miner in the Guernsey Valley for many years.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 9 Jan 1913 pg. 2 c. 5

Fall Of Slate Kills Miner

Mike Terpok, aged 35 years, a foreigner, of near Byesville, was fatally injured Saturday at 4 o’clock by a fall of slate in the Little Kate Mine, No. 1, of the National Coal company, and died at his home at 7:30 o’clock.

He was working in an entry when without warning a mass of slate fell crushing him about the body. He was removed to his home where he passed away.  A wife and one child survive.

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Guernsey Times, 13 Nov 1918 pg. 1 c. 5

Miners Were Killed When Caught By Big Fall Of Slate

William Thacker, aged 60 years, and Herschel Hayburn, aged 40 years, were instantly killed by a fall of draw slate in the Banner mine of The Cambridge Collieries Co., Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Both men lived at Derwent, and had been employed, in the mine for many years. No particulars of the accident were known at the office of the company Tuesday night.  Coroner Lawyer was notified.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 21 Nov 1912 pg. 2 C. 3

Coal Miner is Badly Injured

Gene Thomas, aged 24 years, colored, a driver in the Puritan mine, of the Puritan Coal Co., was very badly hurt about his back, while working in the mine Monday morning.  He was placed on a street car and arriving here was taken to his home on East Wheeling Avenue, in Bair’s ambulance, where his injuries were dressed by Dr. A. G. Ringer.

Thomas was caught between the side of the car and a pile of slate.

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Guernsey Times, 9 July 1910 pg. 1 c. 3

Young Trapper Killed By Fall Of Mine Slate

A sad accident occurred at Detroit mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co., near Ava, Friday afternoon when Joseph Thomas, the 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Thomas, ran under a bunch of loose slate, which fell, crushing him to death.

The young man was working as a tripper and was standing near where some men were working with the loose slate braces, and although it is said he had been warned, he ran under the slate just as it fell and about six tons crushed out his life.

Coroner A. G. Ringer was called and after viewing the body ordered it prepared for burial.

Funeral arrangements over the remains have not as yet been announced.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 31 Jul 1913 pg. 8 c. 5

Thursday, July 24th, was another fatal day when Earl Thompson, of Byesville, was caught under a motor in Minnehaha mine, of the National Coal Company, and crushed so badly that he died later in Keenan’s hospital here.

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The Jeffersonian, 6 Mar 1917 pg. 1 c. 3

Miners Head Was Terrible Crushed

Byesville, March 6—George Thompson, aged 55 years was instantly killed by a fall of slate in the Puritan mine Tuesday morning at 8:33 o’clock.  The body was taken to the Conner undertaking establishment and prepared for burial.

Mr. Thompson was employed as a loader in the mine and at the time of the accident was working some distance from the other men.  His head was terribly crushed, being almost severed from the body. He is survived by his wife and children, the family living in Derwent.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 22 Feb 1894 pg. 3 c. 5

Death of John Thompson

John Thompson, who was scalded by the explosion of a boiler in Mathews’ mines on Sunday last, died Wed. Morning at 10 o’clock. He had not been removed to his home in Cambridge, being too seriously scalded to be brought outside of the house and he died at the house to which he was taken directly after the accident. He leaves a wife and two sons, one seven and the other five years old. The funeral took place Friday morning.

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The Jeffersonian, 7 May 1923 pg. 1 c. 1

Falls of Slate Kill Two Miners, Injure a Third

Victims Were Employed In Banner Mine

Accident occurred about 11:30 O’clock Sunday Morning

Pleasant City, May 7—Two miners were killed and another seriously injured Sunday morning at 11:30 o’clock by two falls of slate at Banner mine of the Cambridge Collieries Company.  Walter Thompson, 19, of Pleasant City and Ralph Ferrell, 34, of Derwent, were instantly killed and William Thompson, 22, a brother of Walter Thompson, was seriously crushed.

The three men had entered the mine but a short time before the accident to remove track from an entry where a squeeze had occurred.  The first fall of slate caught Walter Thompson and Ferrell, crushing them to death.  William Thompson was nearby at the time and narrowly escaped being caught by the first fall of debris.   He was grief stricken over the disaster and instantly started to work to remove the slate from his brother and Mr. Ferrell.

While engaged in his hopeless task the second fall of slate occurred, striking him about the body and limbs.  A Rescue party was quickly formed and the stone was removed from the men.

Walter Thompson and Ferrell were dead when taken from beneath this debris. William Thompson was hurried to the entrance of the mine where Dr. Wallenfeltz attended him.

He was then removed to the Herlan motor ambulance to the Cambridge

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hospital where he was attended by Drs. Huth and Wallenfeltz.

William Thompson’s condition Monday morning was somewhat improved, giving rise to hope that he will recover.

The bodies of Thompson and Ferrell were taken from the mine, the former being removed to the Finley morgue and the latter to the Herland morgue.  Ferrell is survived by his wife and four children.

Walter Thompson leaves to mourn his death his father, William Thompson Sr., coal inspector for the Cambridge Collieries Company, one brother, William, and two sisters.  His mother is deceased. William Thompson is married and has one child.

The Thompson boys and Mr. Ferrell were well and favorably known in the vicinity of Pleasant City and Derwent and the horrible accident is deplored by all their friends.

Walter Thompson and Mr. Ferrell were crushed about their heads and upper parts of their bodies.

The funeral services for both victims of the accident will be held Wednesday, the services for Mr. Ferrell being held at 10 o’clock, in the Derwent Methodist Episcopal church, and interment will be made in Northwood cemetery, Cambridge.  Mr. Fertrell is survived by his widow, four children, his mother, four brothers and six sisters.

Services for Walter Thompson will be held in the Pleasant City Lutheran church in the afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, and interment will be made in the Pleasant City cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, 30 Dec 1941 pg. 1 c. 4

Miner Fatally Hurt By Slate.

Andy Tomko, aged 50 Lore City, coal loader at Rigby mine of the Akron Coal Co., near Senecaville, was crushed to death in a slate fall Tuesday at 4:30 a. m. and two others, Frank Yentch, 30, Kipling, and Nick Antish, Lore City, were injured.

All three of the men were employed as loaders and were the only ones working in the room where the late fall occurred, according to officials of the company and D. W. A. Larrick, Guernsey county coroner, who investigated.

Tomko, whose body was examined at Herlan funeral home, Byesville, by Coroner Larrick, was believed to have been killed instantly as he was severely crushed through the chest and (Continued on Page Two.)

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pelvis.  Both legs were fractured and his lower jaw was broken, the coroner said.

Only a small part of the slate struck Yentch, injuring him about the face, back and legs. Swan hospital attaches, where he was taken for treatment, said that an examination disclosed no broken bones and that his condition was satisfactory Tuesday at noon.  Antish’s injuries were only slight. He was able to go home.

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The Jeffersonian, 12 July 1916 pg. 4 c. 3

Fall Of Slate Killed Miner

John Tomshaw, age 35 years, was instantly killed in Black top mine, east of the city, Tuesday about 1:40 o’clock, when he was caught by a fall of slate. Mr. Tomshaw, who was employed as a loader, was horribly crushed; the slate weighing several tons, fell without warning, catching him across the chest. His partner, Edward Gorgovits, also narrowly escaped death by being crushed. So much slate fell upon the unfortunate man that it was only after several hours hard work that the body was removed.

Coroner W. M. Lawyer was notified and went to the mine Tuesday afternoon. The body was brought to the surface where he viewed it and ordered it prepared for burial. A number of witnesses have been instructed to appear at the inquest to be held Friday morning at 9 o’clock in the coroner’s office.  Mr. Tomshaw is survived by his wife and six small children.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 25 Dec 1913 pg. 5 c. 4

Miners Back Broken

Steve Tonasco of near Pleasant City employed in the Walhonding mine, suffered a broken back and left leg Monday morning at 9 o’clock, when he was caught by a fall of coal. The mass fell, following a shot. He was removed to his home and Dr. F.C. Huth and a Pleasant City physician were summoned.  As his condition is critical he will be removed to the Cambridge hospital Tuesday evening by Bair’s ambulance.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 19 Jul 1906, Pg 5 C. 3

Crushed by Six Tons of Coal

Mike Tovt, a miner employed at the Hartford mine was covered by a heavy fall of coal, resulting from an explosion, early Saturday morning, and died soon afterward from the injuries.

With two other miners, Tovt was working a break-through, he was in one room, the other men on the opposite side in the other room, the men fired a shot without notifying Tovt and before he could get out of the way six tons of coal fell upon him.  He was still alive when rescued but, died soon after being removed to his boarding house.

Very little is known about the unfortunate man’s life, but his is supposed to be single as he has lived at a boarding house since going to Hartford.

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Guernsey Times, 16 Sept 1910 pg. 5 c. 7

Robert Trehen Buried.

A large number of miners and friends of Robert Trehern who died here Wednesday, attended the impressive funeral services held at the home at Trail Run, Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Little Trail Run No 1 of which Mr. Trehern was fire boss was idle Friday on account of the services. The body was buried in the Trial Run cemetery.

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The Jeffersonian, 30 May 1912, pg. 1 c. 4

Fall Of Slate Kills Mine Boss

Allen Trehern, mine boss at the Klondyke Mine, east of the city, was caught by a fall of slate and instantly killed Tuesday morning about 9 o’clock. He was alone at the time, and while walking through a new “working” was struck on the head by a small quantity of slate, knocking him to the ground, the blow causing death.

Mr. Trehern was about 50 years of age and had been employed in the Klondyke mine since it was opened about 14 years ago. He was an Englishman, but had lived in this country since a boy. He is survived by his wife and five children.

The deceased was a devout Christian having been a member of the Klondyke M. E. church for a number of years, and took a great interest in the church work. He was regarded an honest, industrious citizen, and had a large circle of friends who mourn his untimely death.

Crooner A.G. Ringer was notified and after viewing the body, ordered it prepared for burial.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 24 Aug 1963

Let’s Reminisce Aug. 24, 1913

Arthur R. Treherne, aged 20 and single, was instantly killed by a fall of slate at the Black Top Mine of the Morris Coal Col., Saturday night.

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The Jeffersonian, 24 Aug 1913

Slate Kills Worker At Kings Mines

Albert Treherne Caught at Black Top Mine Saturday.

Was Working In Company Of Others.

Men who Witnessed Accident Took Out Dead Body—Victim was Badly Crushed.

Albert R. Treherne, aged 20 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Treherne, of King’s Mines, was instantly killed by a fall of slate in the Blacktop mine of the Morris Coal Company, Saturday night at 10 o’clock.  The body was badly crushed about the head and shoulders.

Treherne was at work in the mine with other men when the slate fell without warning. He was dead when taken out by men who witnessed the accident. The body was removed from the mine and taken to the home of his parents at King’s mines.

Coroner T. H. Rowles was notified of the accident by the Bair Undertaking company. The coroner ordered the body prepared for burial. He viewed the body at the home early Sunday morning and will hold an inquest later.

The deceased was a highly respected and well known young man who was popular with his employers and his friends. This is the first death in a large family of children.

The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock

The interment will be made in a private burying ground.

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The Jeffersonian, 20 Sept 1924 pg. 1 c. 1

Fall Of Slate Proves Fatal

Edwin A. Treherne, 61, of Kings Mine, crushed by a fall of slate in Kings mine, of the Akron Coal company Friday afternoon, at 1:20 o’clock, died Friday night at 9 o’clock at the Wells hospital.  His left shoulder and chest were crushed and he was injured about the left side of his head.

Frank Treherne, a son of the deceased, was an eye witness to the fatal accident.  The father and son were employed as loaders in Kings mine and while at work in their room Friday afternoon the slate fell without warning.  Frank Treherne escaped from under the falling mass of rocks, which weighed about six tons, but his father was struck down.  The son assisted in removing the stone from his father’s body.

A preliminary examination disclosed that Mr. Treherne had suffered internal injuries and it was feared from the outset that he had

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been fatally crushed.  The Stevens ambulance removed the injured man to the Wells hospital where attention was given.  The body was removed to the Stevens morgue and prepared for burial.

Funeral services will be conducted at the home by Rev. I. S. Evans, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and interment will be made at Northwood cemetery.  The hour of the services had not been fixed.

Mr. Treherne had been a resident of Guernsey county for 25 years and was well and Favorably known.

In addition to his widow he leaves the following children: Mrs. Mathew Jackson and James and Allen Treherne, of Kings Mine; Mrs. Charles Touvell, of Lore City, and Mrs. John Touvell and Frank Treherne of Cambridge.  One son, Arthur Treherne is deceased.

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The Jeffersonian, 7 Sept 1932 pg. 1 c. 2

George Troyan Is Fatally Crushed In Walhonding Mine

George Troyan, 28, of Derwent, employed as driver in Walhonding mine of the Cambridge Collieries Co. was fatally crushed while at work Thursday afternoon.  Troyan was riding on a car of coal and fell.  He was crushed about the chest and hips and his skull was fractured.

Dr. McCormick, of Senecaville, gave first aid at the mine and the injured man was removed in the Herlan ambulance to the Litle Clinic at Byesville, where death ensued within 40 minutes.  He was conscious until a short time before death.

Mr. Troyan was a native of Guernsey county and had a wide circle of friends who were shocked by his tragic death.  He leaves his widow and two small children, in addition to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Troyan, of Pleasant City, and the following brothers and sisters: John Jr., Joseph; Peter and Pauline Troyan, all of Pleasant City, and Mrs. John Bare, of Cleveland.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Derwent M. E. church conducted by Rev. Cunningham of Buffalo. Interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery, Byesville.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 10 Nov 1904, pg. 3, c. 2

Miner Killed

James E. Unger, a coal miner employed at the Old Orchard Mine, while at work there that morning about 8 o’clock was caught by a fall of coal and instantly killed, the fall of coal breaking his neck. George Tucker, who was working with Mr. Unger at the time, was also caught by the coal but escaped without injury.

Deceased was about 37 years of age and leaves a wife and two children to mourn his death.

Coroner Yeo was notified of the accident and went out to the Old Orchard Mine to view the remains, after which they were taken to J. G. Bair’s undertaking establishment, on East Wheeling avenue and prepared for burial and then taken to the home of the deceased on 7th street, South Side.

Mr. Unger was a member of the Baptist church.

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The Jeffersonian, 21 Jun 1928 pg. 1 c. 6

Andy Valentine Died At The Wells Hospital Today

Burns Received Last Saturday Morning Proved Fatal To Miner

Was Victim of Powder Explosion

Was in Small Niche of The Wall When The Accident Occurred.

Andrew Valentine, aged 30, of West Steubenville avenue, died at Wells hospital Thursday morning at 1:53 o’clock as the result of burns received Saturday morning when a keg of powder exploded on the interior of Black Top Mine of the Morris Coal Co. Three others were burned in the explosion but are recovering.

According to the investigation conducted after the explosion by Mine Superintendent Morris K. Petty, Mr. Valentine was in the act of making a powder cartridge when a cutting machine was moved up beside him.  A half-keg of powder nearby suddenly exploded, igniting spark presumably coming either from the starter box or the cutting machine or from the  electric cable feeding the machine with current.

Mr. Valentine was in a small niche in the wall of the coal vein and was burned about the head, face, arms, neck and back and chest.  According to those who rescued him the clothes on the upper part of his body were burned almost to ashes. The explosion occurred about one mile from the main shaft.

Others burned were William Maley, 31, of Cutler, O., C. Guy Moss, Byesville, and W. H. Ryan, of near Cambridge. Ryan was dismissed from Wells hospital Monday, his burns being slight. Maley and Moss are still confined to their beds, but it is believed will recover.

Funeral services for Andrew Valentine will be held at the McMilen & Scott funeral parlors Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock and burial will be made at Northwood cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his father, Charles, of near Mineral Siding: his widow and two children Katherine and Arthur, of North Third street; four brothers, Charles, of Cambridge, Albert and Clarence of Wheeling, Thomas, of Akron; and one sister, Ida May Valentine of Detroit.

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The Jeffersonian, Thurs. 4 Dec 1902 pg. 3

Fatal Fall of Slate.

Joe Voloches, an employe of Old Orchard coal mines, was killed on Monday by a fall of coal while at work in the mines.  Deceased was a widower about 36 years of age and leaves three children to mourn his death.  At the time of the accident deceased with his fellow workman was at work in a room when without a moment’s warning, the roof fell. Voloches was buried beneath a large pile of coal. The funeral was held Wednesday.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 21 Aug, 1902 pg. 1 c. 6

Powder Explodes

In Old Orchard Mine, Frightfully Burning Two Slavish Miners, Wednesday Afternoon.

Two Slavish miners employed at the Old Orchard Mines on the B. & O. railroad, east of the city, and shoes names were given as Vondrosak and Lestak, were very painfully burned by the explosion of a twenty-five pound can of powder while at work in the mines Wednesday afternoon about 3:30  o’clock. It is feared that the first names will die from the effects of his injuries, as he was so frightfully burned all over his body that at different places the flesh was literally cooked.

Lestak, the other man, was also burned about his body from the hips up, but his injuries are not so serious as are his companions and it is thought by the attending physicians, Dr. T. J. Harrison and Dr. F. M. Mitchell that he will recover.

At the time the two men had about completed their day’s work and were engaged in preparing a blast to be set off this morning. They had carried twenty-five pounds of powder into the room where they were working and it was while they were preparing what is known as the cartridge which sets the blasts off, that the explosion occurred. It is thought that while they were doing this that fire dropped from the lamps on their caps into the powder keg.  Other miners heard the sound of the explosion and ran to their assistance.

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The Jeffersonian, 9 Jan 1919 pg. 1 c. 3

Workman Dies From Injuries He Received

Charles Waddel, of Byesville, was so badly crushed by a fall of slate in the coal mine of the Nicholson Clay Product Company, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, that he died at his home about four hours later.

The unfortunate man had conducted a vulcanizing shop in Byesville until recently when he went to work for the Clay Products company.  He and his step-son Walter Rose, were at work in a room of the mine when the slate fell without warning crushing Mr. Waddel to the floor of the room.  His son escaped injury.

Workmen in the mine rescued the victim and brought him to the surface and he was removed to his home in Byesville.  He was badly crushed about the had and chest and one arm was badly mashed.

The deceased was about 45 years of age and is survived by his wife and several children.  He was well known in Byesville and at one time was the marshal of the town.

At the request of Coroner Bates, who is ill, Justice A. M. Baxter, of this city, went to Byesville to view the body and make arrangements for holding the inquest.

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Guernsey Times, 18 Jan 1919 pg. 7 c. 2

Charles R. Waddell

Charles R. Waddell, son of Mr. and Mars. Isaac Waddell, was born at Old Washing ton September, 1880, being 38 years, 11 months and 30 days of age at the time of his death.  He spent his entire life in and around Guernsey county. He was united in marriage to Miss Luella Jacksman in 1900, who preceded him to the great beyond September 26, 1905. To this union were born the following children: Mrs. Marie Walters, Clifford, Louise, all of this place.

He was again marriage to Mrs. Myrtle A. Rose November 28, 1917, who with the following children survive: Mrs. Marie Walters, Clifford, Louise and one stepson, Walter Rose, and also the following brothers and sisters: Bid Waddell of Hartford, and Mrs. Jet Walker of Cambridge.

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The Jeffersonian, 3 July 1913 pg. 5 c. 4

Miner Killed by Fall of Slate

Byesville, O., July 1—Joseph W. Walters, aged 50, of this city, was instantly killed late Monday afternoon, when caught by a fall of slate in the Puritan mine, near Byesville.

He was employed as a timberman and with another miner was placing props under some loose roofing when the mass let loose. He is survived by a wife and four children.

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Cambridge Herald, 22 Mar 1888 pg. 3 c. 3

Ed. Ward, a miner at the Ohio mines, near here was caught beneath falling coal Tuesday morning and sustained very serious injuries. His body was crushed at the hip and it is feared internal hurts have been received. Dr. Wall was called.

Cambridge Herald, 29 Mar 1888 pg. 3 c. 2

Ed. Ward, the miner, reported hurt last week, died Wednesday.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 30 Sept 1897 pg. 3 c. 2

Sam Warden, who is employed as a miner at the Nicholson mines east of the city, had his right hand very painfully injured Thursday. At the time of the accident he was putting a wedge in front of a car wheel in order to keep the car from moving when the wedge slipped and his hand was caught between the car and a post that was in the ground beside the rail. He was taken to Dr. Cain’s office where his injuries received attention.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 28 Nov 1907 pg. 3 c. 3

Miner Buried In Slack Pile

Fall of Coal Crushes John Wargo at the Guernsey Mines Wednesday

John Wargo, a miner employed in the Guernsey mines east of the city,, was caught by a fall of coal and slate Wednesday afternoon while at work and was badly crushed about the hips and limbs.

At the time of the accident he was standing on a pile of slack and when the heavy mass of coal and slate fell on him he was buried, thus saving him from more serious injury. The injured miner was taken to his home near the mine and a physician called.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 25 May 1905 pg. 8 c. 3

Second Miner Dies.

James Warne, the miner who was so badly injured while at work in the Midway mine Monday morning by a fall of slate, which almost instantly killed his companion, James McLaughlin, died Monday afternoon at about 4 o’clock. Warne was badly injured in the breast, hips and right leg, and it was not thought from the time of the accident that he could live.

Coroner W. B. Yeo was notified of the accident and went to the mines to view the remains.

The body of McLaughlin was taken today to Corning, his former home, for interment.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 11 Feb 1897 pg. 2 c. 3

Miner Killed.

Buffalo, O. Feb, O, 1897—Andy Washak was instantly killed at 2 p.m. Monday, while at work in the mines.

He was shearing a neck shot and sheared into a slip which let the entire shot fall pinning him to the rib and crushing his head.

Andy was well educated and intelligent. He was about 35 years of age, of Hungarian descent, and leaves a wife and one child to mourn his untimely death.

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The Jeffersonian, 31 Aug 1921 pg. 1

Miner Killed By Fall Of Slate

James (Jack) Wells, age about 38 years, of Derwent, was crushed to death Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock by a fall of slate in Banner mine of the Cambridge Collieries Company.

Mr. Wells was employed as a machine man in the mine and was cutting coal in a room when the earthen mass fell without warning, striking him about the neck and shoulders. The weight of the stone knocked him down and fell across his chest and neck, crushing him to death before other employes in the mine succeded in rescuing the unfortunate man. His neck was broken, chest crushed, right arm broken, face and head cut and bruised.

The Stevens motor ambulance was called and removed the body to the Stevens morgue on South Eighth street, where it was prepared for burial after being viewed by Coroner C. Bates.

Mr. Wells was a well known citizen of Derwent, a faithful employe in the mine, and was held in high esteem by his many acquaintances.  He was an active member of Pleasant City, F. & A. M. and is survived by his widow and six children. The body will be taken to the late home in Derwent Wednesday evening.

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Cambridge Herald, 2 Sept 1886 pg. 2 c. 4

Cross Roads.

Elmer Wharton came in contact with the point of a pick, while mining coal last week, and now suffers a bad wound.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 6 Jan 1898 pg. 3 c. 4

Serious Accident

Elmer Wharton, a coal miner employed by the Hamilton Coal co., in what is known as the Old Mathews mine south of the city was seriously and perhaps fatally injured Thursday afternoon, by being caught in a squeeze. For some time Wharton, and a companion, have been engaged in what is known as cutting out pillars. As the mine is to be abandoned.

Usually two men are employed on this work and it is a very difficult task, the miners, being compelled to lie down and dig, taking turns at the work.  All the pillars in this mine had been removed except one and Wharton was at work on the last one when he was caught in a squeeze.

His companion secured assistance and the injured man was taken to his home on the South side and Dr. Vorhies was called. It is thought that he cannot recover as he is injured internally.  Last Friday night after the miners had stopped work there was a heavy fall of slate in the mine which almost closed the entrance.

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The Jeffersonian, 15 Sept 1924 pg. 1 c. 8

Injuries Prove Fatal To Miner

Crushed through the hips by a fall of coal while at work in Minnehaha mine of the National Coal company on Friday morning, Hiram Wickham, 52, of Dogtown, died from his injuries Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock at his home. Mr. Wickham’s left hip was dislocated and he was severely bruised by the falling coal, but his condition was not considered serious and he was removed to his home.  Complications developed and death resulted.  He had been employed in the mines in Guernsey county for a number of years and was well and favorably known.

His widow, three sisters, Mrs. C. A. Dennis, of R. D. 6, Mrs. Thomas Davis, of Byesville, and Mrs. Martin Rayner, of Sarahsville; one brother, John Wickham, of Pleasant City R. D.; three half brothers Charles and Harry Rayner, of Ava and Clarence Rayner, of Claysville, and two half sisters, Mrs. Charles Norman and Mrs. Frank Norman, of Cambridge R. D., survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the home Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock.  Interment will be made at Holley’s Ridge cemetery, near Ava.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 19 Jan 1905 pg. 3 c. 2

Miner Injured.

Sam Wiley, of the South side, who is employed as a coal miner at the Forsythe mine, was caught by a fall of slate while at work at the mine Wednesday evening and very painfully injured about the hips and back.  The injured man was brought to his home in this city Thur. morning and Dr. A.R. Cain called. It is thought that he is seriously injured.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 30 Oct 1902 pg. 3 c. 7

Pleasant City

David Williams met with a fatal accident, Thursday while working in the Walhonding mines. While mining, coal fell on him and crushed him to death.  The funeral services were held at the Methodist church Sunday at 1 p.m., conducted by his pastor.  He was a member of the K. of P. and Foresters lodges, which attended in a body. He leaves a wife and three small children and a host of friends to mourn his death.

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The Jeffersonian, Thursday, 11 Jan 1912 pg. 4 c. 1

George Williams, a motorman in the Minnehaha mine of the National Coal Co., was very badly injured Tuesday morning. While running a number of cars into a room he was thrown from the motor, and caught between a post and the motor. His hips were crushed and he was otherwise injured about the body.  Dr. E. L. Lowthian was called and found the victim suffering incense pain but an examination showed that no bones were broken and unless he was injured internally or complications set in he will recover.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 24 Oct 1889 pg. 3 c. 2

Paul Williams, the miner who was so badly injured by falling coal last week, is recovering.

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Cambridge Herard, 17 Nov 1889 pg. 3 c. 4

Paul Williams, a miner of this place, was caught by a mass of falling coal in Nicholson’s mines, Thursday and sustained dangerous injuries. One leg was broken besides other hurts. Dr. Warne was called.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, 14 Feb 1889 pg. 3 c. 3

Death Of Eli Wilson.

On last Friday morning while Eli Wilson was engaged in mining a shot of coal at Farmers mines, Byesville, about 3,000 pounds of coal fell on him.  A miner working near him heard him utter a moan and immediately went to his aid, finding him buried beneath the coal, he notified other miners and as soon as it was possible he was taken from under it brought to his home, Dr. Ringer an Fletcher was summoned and they found that one side of him was crushed.  There were serious scalp wounds. He lived until 3 o’clock p.m., when death came to his relief. Mr. Wilson was an honest and industrious man highly respected by all who knew him, especially by those of his own craft. He was a strong, hearty man and his sudden death brings sorrow to many hearts. He was fifty years of age and leaves a wife and five children who were depending upon his daily toll for their sustenance.  The funeral services took place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Rev. Thompson officiating. He preached a very impressive sermon from Job, 18th chapter and 22nd verses. “When a few years are come then I shall not return.”  He was buried by the Odd Fellows and the G. A. R. of which orders he was a highly esteemed brother.

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Cambridge Jeffersonian 13 Aug 1896 pg. 3 c. 2

John Wilson, aged about 23 years, of Pt. Pleasant met with an accident Friday evening that caused his death almost instantly.  Mr. Wilson is a driver in the Walhonding mine and was engaged in taking a load of coal from the mine when his head came in contact with a beam in the roof of the mine. He leaves a wife and three children.

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The Jeffersonian, 6 Dec 1928 pg. 1 c. 8

Miner Killed By Fall Of Slate

Cleve Wiseman, aged about 35 years , of  Byesville, was fatally crushed by a fall of slate Thursday morning at Guernsey mine, operated by Harry Tickhill, where he was employed as a driver.  This was the first fatality in the Cambridge mine field since the mines reopened on May 1.

There were no witnesses to the accident, Wiseman’s body being found under the debris by Dode Beabout, a loader. His forehead was crushed, hips mashed and he sustained internal injuries.

Wiseman was gathering the cars of coal from the rooms in the mine and was walking along the entry when the rock fell, striking him about the body and pinning him to the ground. It is thought the accident occurred between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Thursday, the body being found about two hours later.

Guernsey mine was abandoned some time ago and was later reopened for the mining of coal largely for domestic consumption.

Mr. Wiseman was an experienced miner, married and head three children.

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