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Near East Huntingdon in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Morewood Massacre

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2012
1. Morewood Massacre Marker
Inscription. On April 2, 1891, at the nearby Morewood Mines of the H.C. Frick Coke Company, sheriff's deputies killed seven strikers; two more died later. These were among some 16,000 workers striking for higher wages in the coke region. Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of the original seven victims, who were buried in a mass grave in Saint John's Cemetery, Scottsdale. By late May the strike had collapsed, and the organizing of coke workers suffered a severe blow.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 8.886′ N, 79° 33.878′ W. Marker is near East Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Morewood Street (Pennsylvania Route 981) 0.2 miles west of U.S. 119, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant PA 15666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Braddock's Military Road 1755 (approx. 0.8 miles away); General Edward Braddock and His Army (approx. 0.8 miles away); Henry Clay Frick (approx. one mile away); First General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ
Morewood Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2012
2. Morewood Massacre Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); John W. Geary (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mount Pleasant War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Henry Clay Frick (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Morewood Massacre-Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on May 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Massacre at Morewood Mine & Coke Works. (Submitted on May 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Morewood Massacre Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2012
3. Morewood Massacre Stone Marker
Those who died at Morewood on April 2, 1891 are as follows
Paul Dohannis (Donahas-Dohannas). Hungarian. Of Standard. Single. Shot in the head.
Valentine Zeidel (Zerdel). Hungarian. Of Donnelly. Single. Shot through the neck.
James Josef Brochto (Bachio-Procte). Polish Hungarian. Single of Tarrs. Shot through the breast.
Jacob Shucaskey. Polish Hungarian. Of Tarrs. Shot through the head. Left a wife and five children.
John Fudora (Tudore). Of Standard. Shot above the left eye.
Antonio Anda Rist (Rest). Polish. Single. Of Standard. Shot throught the head.
Crsezo Cresinger (Rinevo-Buero). Italian. Of Tarrs. Single shot through the breast.
Joseph Klassmand. Of Donnelly. Married.
Paul Galinsky. Of Spring Garden. Married. Six Children.
Morewood Massacre Mass Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 23, 2014
4. Morewood Massacre Mass Grave Marker
Located in St. John the Baptist Cemetery south of Scottdale
Inscription reads:
Seven of the nine strikers killed by deputies at the Morewood Coke Works April 2, 1891 are buried in a mass grave here.
PA Labor History Society 2000
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 23, 2014
5. Morewood Massacre Mass Grave Marker
Located in St. John the Baptist Cemetery south of Scottdale
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2012. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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