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 Post subject: Pyne area of Scranton, Glen Alden
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:37 pm 
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Looking for any info, pics, and maybe maps of the Glen Alden complex, and specifically the pyne neighborhood circa 1930s. Don't have a mine name. I will be searching the state archives for a John Roberts who was killed in one of those mines in some sort of cable accident, assuming hoist. About 1936-38. If anyone has any pics of area I'd love to have some to print for someone.

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 Post subject: Re: Pyne area of Scranton, Glen Alden
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:04 am 
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Did as much digging on my own as I could overnight, I believe I found him in the PA register of fatalities. Killed in 1930 not 1938, John Roberts. He was a pulleyman as his grandson states, and said he lived in the Pyne neighborhood, I found he was killed in the Pyne shaft. Any pics, maps, info on this would be great.

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 Post subject: Re: Pyne area of Scranton, Glen Alden
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:30 pm 
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Is this a relative of yours?

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 Post subject: Re: Pyne area of Scranton, Glen Alden
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:03 am 
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No, not my relative. The person responsible for me still being here's great grandfather.

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 Post subject: Re: Pyne area of Scranton, Glen Alden
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 6:21 pm 
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jdr,

Did you find the John Roberts accident you were looking for? I do have a John Roberts accident, 1934Mar29, Age 39, married who fell down a chamber manway. I also have other John Roberts accidents and mine picture references, see and contact me through my web site http://miningaccidents.weebly.com/ “Mining Accidents United States, Canada, Australia & New Zealand”

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 Post subject: Re: Pyne area of Scranton, Glen Alden
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 6:35 pm 
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jdr,

I am wondering if you have the incorrect name. I also have a fatal accident, Glen Alden Coal Co., John Richards, died 1939Oct10, age 45.

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http://miningaccidents.weebly.com/ “Mining Accidents United States, Canada, Australia & New Zealand”


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 Post subject: Re: Pyne area of Scranton, Glen Alden
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 Post subject: Re: Pyne area of Scranton, Glen Alden
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johnr wrote:
Did as much digging on my own as I could overnight, I believe I found him in the PA register of fatalities. Killed in 1930 not 1938, John Roberts. Review by Jhon https://www.virtualpalomarwest.org/sizegenetics-review/ He was a pulleyman as his grandson states, and said he lived in the Pyne neighborhood, I found he was killed in the Pyne shaft. Any pics, maps, info on this would be great.

Whats he to you dude?


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 Post subject: Re: Pyne area of Scranton, Glen Alden
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Source: The Microfilm specifications of the
Pennsylvania State Archives Record Group RG-45
Records Of The DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES
Office of the Secretary of Mines and Mineral Industries

Pennsylvania Registers of Mine Accidents, Anthracite, 1899-1972 . (7 microfilm rolls)

Card No./ Mine Name / Operator / Year / Month / Day / Surname / First and Middle Name / Age / Fatal, Nonfatal / Inside, Outside / Occupation / Nationality or Country of Birth / Citizen, Alien / Single, Married / Widower / No. Children under 16 years (under 18 years 1959 & later) / Years of experience in mines / Years experience in occupation engaged when injured (ir = irregular) / Accident Cause or Remarks (d. = died) / Fault or Responsibility: Officials, Official & Victim, Victim (carelessness on the part of the injured), Miner, Others (carelessness on the part of others), Equipment, Unavoidable, Accidental / County / Page No. / Mining District / Pennsylvania State Archives Film No. / Anthracite, Bituminous

13 Pyne Alden Alden Coal 1930 8 7 Roberts John 58 fatal inside pulleyman American citizen married 45 20 fall coal helping build wall face pillar accidental Lackawanna 26 4th 3590 anthracite

In mining, a pulley man is a laborer who inspects idler rollers or pulleys over which a cable passes along inclined haulageways, oiling or greasing rollers, resetting displaced ones, and repairing or replacing damaged ones. Also called roller man; pulley repairer; pulley repairman; roller repairman; sheaveman; wheelman.

This is all the information that I have on this accident. A death certificate or newspaper article may have more information.

The best source I'm aware of for Scranton newspaper files from the early 1880's (a scattered few earlier) up to almost present-day (mid-2012), is the microfilm library, second floor, Albright Library in Scranton.

Pennsylvania death indices, 1906-1963, are online at:

http://www.phmc.pa.gov/Archives/Researc ... soUY_krK00

If you have Ancestry, you can access the PA Death Certificates at Ancestry.
http://www.phmc.pa.gov/Archives/Researc ... ry-PA.aspx
This assumes that you have a certificate number.

From the Ancestry home page, click “Search” and "Card Catalog" For title enter “Pennsylvania;" for keyword enter "death certificates.”

Next screen choose "death certificates", click “search". The form that comes up has an option of "Advanced Search". Choose that, and on the advanced form fill in ONLY two fields: the year of death, click “exact”, and the certificate number, click “exact.” Then click Search, and surprise! there is your certificate!

The secret for success is to never use the “advanced" search option

MAPS:

http://www.minemaps.psu.edu/ “Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas”

http://www.minemaps.psu.edu/tutorial2.htm “Tutorial: How to Use the Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas”

http://guides.libraries.psu.edu/PAMinesandMining “Pennsylvania Mines & Mining”

http://www.lat-long.com/ListLocations-1 ... -Mine.html “138 Mine Locations Found in Pennsylvania Mine Locations"

http://mmr.osmre.gov/ "National Mine Map Repository"

http://www.northernfield.info/ “Pennsylvania’s Northern Anthracite Coal Field 1870-1970” (maps, photos & reports)

From Jerry,
http://miningaccidents.weebly.com/ “Mining Accidents United States, Canada, Australia & New Zealand”


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