Miners Registry

The online version of the Miners of the Little Cities Registry is available as a spreadsheet and will open when you click here.


The Miners of Little Cities Registry is an attempt to gather the names of all people in the Little Cities area who have worked in coal mines.  The first edition of the Miners of the Little Cities Registry was released in October 2008. Over 6,000 names have been entered into the registry. Over 400 of the names came from registration forms submitted by citizens since the initiation of the project. The balance are from research conducted by LCBD Council historian Cheryl Blosser.

Add a Name to the Miner’s of the Little Cities Registry

Registration forms can be picked up at the Archives or  downloaded (Miners Registry Form) and emailed directly to lcbdohio@gmail.com, dropped off at the Archives or mailed to:  Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council, PO Box 128, Shawnee, Ohio 43782.  For more info please call 740-394-3011 or email lcbdohio@gmail.com.

The registry is divided into four subsections: full list of names, followed by names with mines worked, unions joined and specific life events. Copies of the registry are available for $10 each from the Council Office in Shawnee.

3 Responses to Miners Registry

  1. Joy Kettell Clarridge says:

    Good day, I have several relatives that worked in the mines which I could not find on your registry.
    My grandfather, great grandfather & uncles all lived/worked near York Township, Nelsonville, Ohio. The information that they worked in the mines were found on 1880-1900-1910-1920 Census’s. Their jobs were listed as “fillers”, “weighs coal” & “laborers”.

    Charles H. Kettell/Kittle born 1849.
    William J. Ossman born 1866.
    Frederick Ossman born 1893.
    Harry Kettell/Kittle born 1893.
    George M. Kettell/Kittle born 1895.
    William B. Ossman born 1896.

    Any help you can give me will be sooo appreciated.

    Thank You so much,
    Joy Kettell Clarridge

  2. Joy Kettell Clarridge says:

    Hello, I’ve found another relative who was a miner. I’ve also found his death document which states he died from a “boiler explosion”. I wondered if it was at one of the mines. His name is Charles or CHARLIE Kettell or KETTLES, that was the name listed on his tombstone. Do you have any documentation regarding this incident?

    Charles Kettell or Charlie Kettles B) 30 July 1880 D) 23 Oct 1907

    Thanks for your time,
    Joy Kettell Clarridge

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