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MINERS OF GEORGE'S CREEK VALLEY

Dramatic stories, taken from history, of
George's Creek Valley Miners who perished in the coal mines.
Glimpse the lives of our brave and hard-working ancestors
who gave their lives to the coal mines,
and the families they left behind.
These compelling articles are a collaboration of
Polla Drummond Horn, Bucky Schriver & Barb Armstrong
and previously published in The Frostburg Express

They are very graciously shared with us here, for all to enjoy. 
You may find one of your mining ancestors that will help in your own research

Detailed accounts of mine tragedies
MINE EXPLOSION!

Links to Miner Recollections are listed below.

The Coal Miner Memorial Statue Fund is accepting contributions for the placement of
an educational memorial near the crossroads of
state Route 36 and the National Road in Frostburg. .
A bronze statue will honor all of our Georges Creek Valley miners,
and name those who perished while mining.
Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to the

Foundation for Frostburg CMMSF
P.O. Box 765
Frostburg, MD 21532

 Historical research uncovers sources that are not always accurate. 
We welcome updated information and encourage your participation.
Email:
 Polla at
jph68@verizon.net
or Bucky Schriver at bucky1015@comcast.net
to share your thoughts and stories.

Please note: You may have to use the scroll bar at the bottom of the page to see all content on some pages

     Memorial Statue       

  Those Who Died    Four Brothers    Walker

Keiling    Michael & Frankland    Miller    Shertzer  

Francis Wilhelm    Hott & Armstrong    Fairgrieve 

Hausrath    Mills    Yates   Hughes & Clark   Bowen

Kenny    Beeman, Sexton & Douglas

Sampson    Leptic Family    Bush, Cavanaugh & Scally

George Fair    Keller & Berry    Beemans    

John Canning    Boyd    Peter McGuire

Jenkins, Whiteman, & Thomas

Warnick ~ Green    Layman    Loar

Brunotte, Hamilton, Condry, Kight & Smith 

Unique Coal Fields-John Welsh

Clupp Family    John Benson    Ruffo Family  

Dailey     Murder of Douglas Love

   Loar, Smith & Dodds    Gracie    Evans Family    

Joseph Henry Wolford    John Keirs, Jr.

Dickel & Hosken    Leake    Mungo Walker   

John Shell, Jr.    Michaels & Hockenberry    Maryland First Aid

    Andrew Walker & Frank Strother      

 James & William Starkey      Alonzo Howsare     

Alfred Metz      Pietro Bommicino      David Peebles

Children of The Dark    Greenhorn ~ Preston    

Lonaconing's Men of Steele     Duffy Family

Russell Youst     Eli Thomas Mears    Joseph Timmons     

Harry Graney      Armold~Riggleman

        John P. “Stumper” Race      Tools and Bravery

Mooney & Eisentrout     Child Labor     Francis Meyers

William Gillespie    O'Brien Family   Urban Shea

Flower Children      Three Thomas Families

Shimer and Clark   Henry Stafford   Two Generations of Clarks


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