James J. Holsing: My father. Caretaker of all the historical family documents and photographs. Son of James Jones Holsing.
Agnes Mae Holsing Buck: My Aunt. My father's sister, daughter of James Jones Holsing.
Emma Mae Patzsch Holsing: 1901-1988 My Grandmother. Born and raised in Canonsburg PA. Wife of James Jones Holsing 1902-1966. Inspired my interest in Genealogy.
Monica De Simone: My 2nd cousin. Daughter of Mary Helen Holsing, granddaughter of William Frederick Holsing of Canonsburg PA. Provided that Holsing line to present day.
Kimberly Jones: Wife of David G. Jones III my 3rd cousin. Provided lineage from David G. Jones to present day. Miami FL.
Betty Lou Ivell: Wife of James Ivell, my 3rd cousin twice removed. Provided obituaries, marriage documents, timelines and other family tree information. My best contact!
Kathleen Atkinson Kuhn: Provided lineage of Mary Ann Feehan Jones the wife of my Great Grand Uncle David G. Jones. Mary Ann Feehan Jones is her Grand Aunt.
Helen S. Durbin: Transcribed Marianna Mine Disaster articles from 1908 Washington Observer. Nearly 20 pages! Greene Co., PA
Chris Hood: Grandson of E. Frank Miller, Executive Officer for the Pittsburg Buffalo Company. Currently writing a book with his brother that will include the story of E. Frank Miller and his life with the Jones family and beyond.
James T. Herron Jr.: Noted historian of Canonsburg PA. Posted online story and images about the history of coal mining in Canonsburg. Editor 2002 Canonsburg Bicentennial. Helped me order a copy.
Lisa and Chris DellaMea: Coal Mining Historians. Coal Camp USA Modern images of Marianna and other coal patches in Western PA.
Marvin Munster: Sent me article about Johnetta reunion after the town was razed. His mother-in-law was born there. Her husband Robert Barnaby was the Manager of Johnetta.
Marta Burns: Provided some documentation of the sale of the Ivill mine in 1881 to James Jones.
Lori J. Selway-Mounts: Her great grandfather Michael Stevens, a Russian immigrant, was killed in the Marianna mine disaster of 1908. Glendale, AZ
Betsy Pursh: Ivill descendent. 3rd Cousion twice removed. Pittsburgh, PA
Kim Jenkins: Great Great Grandaughter of Thomas Marion Jenkins, owner of the T. M. Jenkins Coal Company.
Katy Blair: Grandaughter of Mary Hannah Jones, cousin of the Jones family. Unknown relationship.
The Jones Interests: 1905 Text from family plaque. Unknown author.
Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler: (1842-1922) Panoramic map artist. Collection at the Library of Congress.
Armstrong County, PA: Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Between Two Rivers: Published by the Elizabeth Township Historical Society in 1976
Reports of the Inspectors of Mines: 1890 Pennsylvania Department of Internal Affairs
Pittsburgh : Western Pennsylvania Biographical Association: 1923 A work for newspaper and library reference / compiled under the direction of the James O. Jones
Story of Pittsburgh: 1908 Published by the Pittsburgh Gazette.
History of Pittsburgh and Environs: 1922 by George Thorton Fleming
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA): U.S. Department of Labor
Holmes Safety Association Bulletin: 1999 online article about Marianna mine disaster.
The Old Miner: Virtual Museum of Coal Mining
Historic Pittsburgh: Online digital collection published by the University of Pittsburgh. Historic books of Pittsburgh and the surrounding Western Pennsylvania area. Fantastic resource!
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