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Johnetta 1899
Hazel 1902
Marianna 1907
Francis 1903
James Jones 1835
John H. Jones 1866
Thomas P. Jones 1868
William I. Jones 1869
David G. Jones 1871
Harry P. Jones 1873
Mary Agnes Jones 1877
E. Frank Miller 1882
William Ivill 1819
Ann Agnes Ivill 1845
John J. Ivill 1862
William C. Ivill 1881
Harry E. Ivill 1885
W. F. Holsing 1840
W. J. Holsing 1869
Fredrick Holsing 1896
Stella Holsing 1900
James J. Holsing 1902
Holsing Family Photos
Patzsch Family 1912
James Jones 1912
Ann Agnes Ivill 1895
David G. Jones 1915
William I. Jones 1905
W. J. Holsing 1929
John H. Jones 1959
John H. Jones Mayor '05
James Jones B-day '07
HAZEL MINE: Canonsburg, PA
The Pittsburg Buffalo Comapany opened the Hazel Mine in Canonsburg, PA. My Great-Grandfather W. J. Holsing {1869-1929} was the Superintendent.

This a view of the Hazel Mine with Buffalo Hill in the background. The tipple is in the center with the four smoke stacks next to it. The shaft goes under the hill. Eventually the hill would be covered with company houses for the employees. At it's peak the mine employed over 600 men.

East view of the Hazel mine after an extension on the tipple was added.

This model of a company hopper, similar to the one in the scene above, is still available today!
The Pittsburg Buffalo Co. had over 500 coal hopper cars and four locomotives.

The smoke is coming from the engine house. All power needed for the mine was made here.

That's my cousin James Bernard Jones {1894-1972} in the pinstripes. His father David George Jones opened the Hazel Mine.