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Avondale Mine Disaster Victims

 
 
Avondale Mine Disaster Victims Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 7, 2019
1. Avondale Mine Disaster Victims Marker
Inscription.  

On September 6, 1869, the mine shaft at the Avondale Mine near Plymouth, PA caught fire. 108 men and boys lost their lives when their only chance of escape was blocked. Two rescuers also perished. Avondale stands as the most deadly mining disaster in the anthracite coal industry.

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.

William Lipski

Dedicated September 9, 2009
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September 1869 Avondale Mine disaster victims
buried within Washburn Street Cemetery.

Lower Row
Thomas Morris Thomas Davies John Burch John Burch Jr William Powell
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
Avondale Mine Disaster Victims Honor Roll Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 7, 2019
2. Avondale Mine Disaster Victims Honor Roll Marker
Thomas

Middle Row

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

Upper Row

John Harris Richard Owen William R Rees William Evans
Methuselah Evans William Evans Lewis Evans
William R Evans William Bowen Rowland Jones

Laid to rest in nearby family plots

Evan Hughes John Bowen Thomas Phillips William Phillips

[The Roll of Honored Dead was unveiled on September 7, 2019]


 
Erected 2009.
 
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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Avondale Mine Disaster (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet
Avondale Mine Disaster Victims Plot and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 7, 2019
3. Avondale Mine Disaster Victims Plot and Markers
Shortly before the 150th anniversary remembrance
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); Terence V. Powderly (approx. one mile away); Right Reverend William O'Hara, D.D. (approx. one mile 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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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