Avondale Mine Disaster Victims
May the men and boys of the Avondale Mine disaster always be remembered, for in mining their black bounty near the depths of infernal darkness, their souls were uplifted to the heights of eternal light.
Dedicated September 9, 2009
September 1869 Avondale Mine disaster victims
buried within Washburn Street Cemetery.
James Powell William Harding William L Williams William N Williams Edward Owen
William D Jones Morgan Watkins Richard Woolley William J Evans Edward Edwards
William Porfit John Jenkins John D Evans William J Davies James T Williams John J
Thomas Hatton William Hatton Thomas D Jones Daniel D Jones
David Thomas Thomas L Jones Thomas Hughes John Hughes
William Lewis Samuel R Morgan Evan Rees Henry Morris
James Phillips David J Rees David Rees William Rees
William T Morgan Lewis Davies Rees Lumley Joseph Morris
John E Thomas Thomas Llewellyn Rees Llewellen
John Harris Richard Owen William R Rees William Evans
Methuselah Evans William Evans Lewis Evans
William R Evans William Bowen Rowland Jones
Evan Hughes John Bowen Thomas Phillips William Phillips
[The Roll of Honored Dead was unveiled on September 7, 2019]
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is September 6, 1869.
Location. 41° 24.871′ N, 75° 41.527′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Markers are in Washburn Street Cemetery, off Washburn Street about 0.6 miles west of Main Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Avondale Mine Disaster (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Saint John the Baptist Church Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rev. William Bishop (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Bivouac of the Dead (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
Also see . . .
1. Avondale Mine Disaster Site, Plymouth, PA 2005 Tour. (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 150th Anniversary of the Avondale Mine Disaster (WNEP, 2019). (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Remembering the Avondale Mine Disaster: 150 Years Later (WNEP, 2019). (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.