Index of Fatalities in West Virginia Coal Mines 1883-1925

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Use the online Index of Fatalities in West Virginia Coal Mines 1883-1925 to obtain data from the government Reports of Mine Inspectors. After 1925 names were not included in the fatality reports. Since death registration may not have been ongoing nor deaths reported in all parts of West Virginia in this time period, these records serve as an alternative source of death information.

Content[edit | edit source]

The online index lists the surname, the given name and page number of the fatality lists.

Internet address[edit | edit source]

or search for Index West Virginia Mining Fatalities or “Mining Accidents United States, Canada, Australia & New Zealand”

Using the site[edit | edit source]

After you have used the online index, go to Helen S. Stinson's book of extracted information from the reports of mine inspectors.  The book is titled:  Fatalities in West Virginia Coal Mines, 1883-1925.

The Family History Library call number for the book is 975.4V2s. The book has also been microfilmed, the film number being 1035726 (item 14).

Reported in these extractions are: Number, Name of Company, Name of Mine, Name of Person Killed, Date of Injury, Date of Death, Nationality, Years of Experience, Age, Occupation, Widow, Number of Children, Number of Dependents, How Killed, If Inquest Performed, Inside or Outside.

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Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Information in the Reports varies; more information is found in later years.
  • Additional details may be had in local newspapers concerning the accident.
  • Check the list for variant spellings.
  • Possibly a surname and given name have been reversed in the index.

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