10 January 2015

On This Day: Coal boss killed

Henry Dunne was reportedly a well liked superintendent of the New York and Schuylkill Coal Company’s collieries. Despite being well liked, it was On This Day that he was murdered on a road just west of Pottsville in 1867. No one was ever found guilty.

On 13 January the Trinity Episcopal Church in Pottsville, recorded Dunne’s death as murdered. He was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. 

Aurand, A. Monroe Jr., Historical Account of the Mollie Maquires. Lancaster: The Aurand Press.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 492 


On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention. Some posts will be brief while others may be more detailed.                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.