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Friday, January 24, 2014

thanks to Marianne for the heads up on this memorial to the workers of the Wilpen Mines & Coke Works

Following is a partial list of the miners, coke workers, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Wilpen Mines & Coke Works, Wilpen, Ligonier Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA. The coal miners names have been researched and complied from various sources by Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian: newspaper obits, newspaper articles, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines Reports, township histories, and names of coal miners submitted by various people, etc..
The Nationalities listed for various miners, are taken directly from "Report of the Department of Mines of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA" as reported for the various years. Those listed as American, could be either native born or naturalized citizens.
Can you add additional Coal Miner's names to this Coal Miners Memorial Honor Roll? e-mail "The Old Miner" Editor