MINERS OF GEORGE'S CREEK VALLEY
Dramatic stories, taken from history, of
George's Creek Valley Miners who perished in the coal mines.
Glimpse the lives of our brave and hard-working ancestors
who gave their lives to the coal mines,
and the families they left behind.
These compelling articles are a collaboration of
Polla Drummond Horn, Bucky Schriver & Barb Armstrong
and previously published in The Frostburg Express
They are very graciously shared with us here, for all to enjoy.
You may find one of your mining ancestors that will help in your own research
Detailed accounts of mine tragedies
Links to Miner Recollections are listed below.
The Coal Miner Memorial Statue Fund is accepting contributions for the placement of
an educational memorial near the crossroads of
state Route 36 and the National Road in Frostburg. .
A bronze statue will honor all of our Georges Creek Valley miners,
and name those who perished while mining.
Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to the
Foundation for Frostburg CMMSF
P.O. Box 765
Frostburg, MD 21532
Historical research uncovers sources that are not always accurate.
We welcome updated information and encourage your participation.
Polla at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Bucky Schriver at email@example.com
to share your thoughts and stories.
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The Valley Where Coal Was King
Miners' Hospital A Coal Miner's Prayer Mine Explosion!
Memorial Statue Preserving Our Heritage Those Who Died
Four Brothers Keiling Michael & Frankland Miller Shertzer Walker
Francis Wilhelm Hott & Armstrong Fairgrieve Hausrath Mills Yates Hughes & Clark
Kenny Sampson Leptic Family Bush, Cavanaugh & Scally Beeman, Sexton & Douglas
George Fair Keller & Berry Beemans John Canning Boyd Peter McGuire
Warnick ~ Green Jenkins, Whiteman, & Thomas Bowen Layman Loar
Brunotte, Hamilton, Condry, Kight & Smith Unique Coal Fields-John Welsh
Clupp Family John Benson Ruffo Family Dailey Murder of Douglas Love
Loar, Smith & Dodds Gracie Evans Family Joseph Henry Wolford John Keirs, Jr.
Dickel & Hosken Leake Mungo Walker John Shell, Jr. Michaels & Hockenberry
Andrew Walker & Frank Strother Alonzo Howsare Maryland First Aid
Alfred Metz Pietro Bommicino David Peebles James & William Starkey
Children of The Dark Greenhorn ~ Preston Lonaconing's Men of Steele Duffy Family
Russell Youst Eli Thomas Mears Joseph Timmons Harry Graney Armold~Riggleman
John P. “Stumper” Race Mooney & Eisentrout Child Labor Tools and Bravery
William Gillespie O'Brien Family Urban Shea Francis Meyers
Flower Children Margaret Blubaugh Martin Thomas O'Rourke Three Thomas Families
Shimer and Clark Wm Patrick Murphy Henry Stafford Two Generations of Clarks
The Trezise Father and Son Two Sloans John Edward Cosgrove Thomas Jefferson Green
John Thomas Miller Albert Kirk Palmer Schuylers Alexander Smith Somerville
Charles Meshack Preston Rubbing Elbows Heroes By the Dozen
Murphy and Tippen The Dillon Family Holiday Celebrations
Skidmore Saga John Melvin & John Callery
The Old Astor Mine ~ Flanigan and Conlon
Joseph Henry Adomnick William Langley John Henry Lapp
August F.T. Schell Robert Sturtz David Telford Hugh Muir
John “Edward” Brown, Robert L. Brown & John HansonSultzer
Albert Harris & John Malooly Horace Resley Hamilton
Richard & Hendley & Noah Hendley Horse Soldier John Morgan William Powell
PaulMcNerney John Thomas Ayers