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Fannie Sellins

(1870-1919)

 
 
Fannie Sellins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 5, 2012
1. Fannie Sellins Marker
Inscription. An organizer for the United Mine Workers, Fannie Sellins was brutally gunned down in Brackenridge on the eve of a nationwide steel strike, on August 26, 1919. Her devotion to the workers' cause made her an important symbolic figure. Both she and Joseph Starzelski, a miner who was also killed that same day, lie buried here in Union Cemetery where a monument to the pair was erected.
 
Erected 1989 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 34.927′ N, 79° 45.469′ W. Marker is in Arnold, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Freeport Road and Moore Street, on the right when traveling north on Freeport Road. Touch for map. Located at Union Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: New Kensington PA 15068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willie Thrower (approx. 1.2 miles away); Eddie Adams (approx. 1.3 miles away); Stephanie Kwolek (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rachel Carson (approx. 3.2 miles away); Carnegie Hero Fund Commission (approx. 3.3 miles away);
Fannie Sellins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 5, 2012
2. Fannie Sellins Marker
Burtner House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Camp D. D. Gaillard (approx. 5.1 miles away); Oakmont Carnegie Library (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Fannie Sellins - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on August 5, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Fannie Mooney Sellins at FindAGrave. (Submitted on August 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Joseph Starzeleski at FindAGrave. (Submitted on August 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Fannie Sellins Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 5, 2012
3. Fannie Sellins Memorial
Located in Union Cemetery
Fannie Sellins Memorial (front) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 5, 2012
4. Fannie Sellins Memorial (front)
In Memory of
Fannie Sellins
and
Joe Starzeleski
Killed by the Enemies of Organized Labor near the Allegheny Steel & Coal Co. at West Natrona, PA.
Erected by the United Mine Workers of District No. 5
Fannie Sellins Memorial (front bottom) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 5, 2012
5. Fannie Sellins Memorial (front bottom)
They Fell a Victim to the Lust of Greed
They Whose Blood Ran Hot With Labors Need
They Foully Murdered August 26, 1919
Fannie Sellins Memorial (left side) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 5, 2012
6. Fannie Sellins Memorial (left side)
Great Sister Of The Poor
Your Lips Will Speak No More
Of The Imearsurable Wrong
Done To Your Kind,
For Whom A Great White
Love You Bore
But They Shall Hear Us Who
Are Left Behind
To Storm The Ramparts
Where You Fell
And They Shall Know Your
Voice Among The Toiling Millions
When They At Last Rebel.
Fannie Sellins Memorial (right side) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 5, 2012
7. Fannie Sellins Memorial (right side)
Faithful Ever To The Cause Of Labor
All Of Us Deeply Regret The Fate You Met
Nobly You Fought The Fight Against Greed And Gain
Never Flinching With Your Efforts When The Bullets Came
Immortal To The Miners Shall Ever Be Thy Name
Embellished In Their Hearts The Sacrifice You Made
Fannie Sellins Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 5, 2012
8. Fannie Sellins Grave Marker
F. Sellins
1872-1919
(Note: marker shows birth year as 1870)
Joseph Starzeleski Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 5, 2012
9. Joseph Starzeleski Grave Marker
J. Starzeleski
1865-1919
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 5, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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