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History of the Gallatin Mine, Forward Twp., Gallatin, Allegheny Co., PA


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Coal Miners Memorial
Gallatin Mine,

Gallatin,
Forward Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Gallatin Mine, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian, Editor,
Ryan P. Washlaski, Technical Editor,

Updated Aug. 16, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Gallatin Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Gallatin Mine, Gallatin, Forward Twp., Allegheny Co., PA.   The coal miners names have been researched and complied from various sources by Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian: newspaper obits, newspaper articles, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines Reports, township histories, and names of coal miners submitted by various people, etc..
The Nationalities listed for various miners, are taken directly from "Report of the Department of Mines of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA" as reported for the various years.  Those listed as American, could be either native born or naturalized citizens.
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Since 1870, Pennsylvania's Annual Report on Mining Activities has recorded 51,483 deaths from mining accidents-- 31,113 deaths in anthracite mines and 20,370 deaths in bituminous mines.

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COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
GALLATIN MINE
[ A ]
Ambrogi, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1903, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].)
Ambrosia, John
(Miner, ca.1908, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Armstrong, John T.
(American Miner, ca.1913, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Stella Downey Armstrong.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].);
(American Miner, Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1916, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 59, married.);
(Injured.  Thumb crushed by a fall of roof on an entry, in the Gallatin Mine, Dec. 8, 1916.)
[ B ]
Bagnis, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 46, married.);
(Injured.  Severe laceration above eye by a fall of roof at the face of a rib, in the Gallatin Mine, Oct. 20, 1916.)
Bajourno, Peter
(Miner, ca.1909, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 44.);
(Died.  Died of heart trouble Dec. 14, 1909. Lived in Gallatin, PA.  Interred at St. Mary's Cemetery.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].)
Barke, Bert
(American Miner, Coal Loader ca.1909, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 48, single.);
(Injured.  Leg cut by a fall of roof on one of the main entries, in the Gallatin Mine, March 17, 1909.)
Berry, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1910, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Biaginnia, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1910, Gallatin Mine, Alllegheny Co., PA, married.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Bianuci, Rafaele
(Miner, ca.1899, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 43.);
(Killed.  Killed by a P. & L. E. Railroad train, June 17, 1899.  Interred at St. Mary's Cemetery. [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Bijohn, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1898, ca.1899, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married. [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Black, John
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company.)
Blackburn, O. A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1903, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bositti, Louis
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of the leg by a fall of coal at the face of the working place, in the Gallatin Mine, Mar. 24, 1916.)
Brooks, Alvin L.
(Miner, ca.1907, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30.);
(Died.  Died from comsumption, Aug. 23, 1907.  Interred at Monongahela Cemetery.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Brooks, Vester
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken; caught between a mine car and a mine door, in the Gallatin Mine, Oct. 15, 1900.)
[ C ]
Calabro, Antonio
(Italian Miner, ca.1914, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Immigrated from Regio, Calabria, Italy ca.1914.  Relocated his family to Clairton, PA, ca.1920's.)
Cambria, Antonio "Tony"
(Italian Miner, ca.1915, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Antonetti Ross Cambria.)
Castor, Robert
(Miner, ca.1916, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1916, Certificate issued ca.1916.)
Claymont, A. M.
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Cooper, Martin
(Miner Boy, ca.1912, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 16.);
(Killed.  The youth was standing near a motor used for hauling cars in and out of the mine and when the machine started his trousers leg was caught,  His body was wound around and around, his head at each revolution striking on the concrete foundation of the motor, outside the Gallatin Mine, Jan. 15, 1912.  Lived in Gallatin.  [from "The Charleroi Mail," Charleroi, PA, Jan. 15, 1912.].)
Counihan, F. J.
(Superintendent, ca.1916, of the Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company.)
Crompton, George H.
(Miner, ca.1916, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1916, Certificate issued ca.1916.)
[ D ]
Dunklo, Joseph
(Austrian Miner, Brakeman ca.1916, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Injured.  Middle finger fractured while coupling mine cars on an entry, in the Gallatin Mine, Aug. 10, 1916.)
Dutky, Joseph
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 36, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Gallatin Mine, April 23, 1903.);
(On April 23, Joseph Dutky, miner, employed at Gallatin Mine, was fatally injured by a fall of slate while knocking coal.  From the evidence shown in the room where the accident occurred, it was evident that the deceased was somewhat careless.)
[ E ]
Entey, Hugh
(American Miner, Machine Runner ca.1900, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(Injured.  Cut on leg;  by a fall of slate, in the Gallatin Mine, June 29, 1900.)
[ F ]
Feree, Benjamin
(Miner, ca.1890, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Kiled in a mining accident, in the Gallatin Mine, March 5, 1890.)
[ G ]
Gargel, John
(Austrian Miner, ca.1915, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Barbara Vargo Gargel.  Lived at No. 60, Gallatin, PA.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Gerski, Joseph
(Lithuania - Russia Miner, ca.1915, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Maggie Yalkafski Gerski.  Lived at Gallatin, 23 Manown Hollow, ca.,1915.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Gray, Hugh
(Miner, ca.1916, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1916, Certificate issued ca.1916.)
[ H ]
Helsko, Wassel
(Hungarian Miner, Machine Loader ca.1903, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 48, married.);
(Injured.  Head cut and toe smashed by a fall of slate, in the Gallatin Mine, March 26, 1903.)
Holmes, Robert
(Scotish Miner, ca.1914, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Elizabeth Phillips Holmes.   Lived at No. 57 Gallatin, PA. [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Hornickle, Lute
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company.)
[ I ]
Ivill, W. H.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Ivill Coal Company.)
[ J ]
Jeffres, Charles
(American Miner, ca.1913, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Ada Robinson Jeffres.  From OH.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Jones, Robert B.
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1900, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 41, married.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by being run over by coal cars, in the Gallatin Mine, April 20, 1900.)
[ K ]
Kacinko, Joseph
(Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1899, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident in the Gallatin Mine, Jan. 9, 1899. Lived in Gallatin, PA.  Interred at St. Mary's Cemetery. [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Kavaloski, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1907, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Agnes Kavaloski.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home reocrds.].)
Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Keil, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1901, Gallatin Mine, Alleghey Co., PA.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Kelly, George
(Miner, Scraper ca.1898, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 41, married.);
(Injured.  Small bone in left leg broken by a fall of coal and slate, in the Gallatin Mine, June 16, 1898.)
Kles, Jacob
(German Miner, ca.1915, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 61.);
(Died.  Died June 13, 1915 of cancer of the liver.  b. April 15, 1854 - d. June 13, 1915.  Lived at No. 68, Gallatin, PA.  Interred at West Newton Cemetery.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
[ L ]
Little, George
(Scotch Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of rock.  He was at work on the traveling-way when a large piece of rock fell off the side and caught him, in the Gallatin Mine, May 4, 1908.);
(Killed.  Killed in a fall of slate, in the Gallatin Mine, May 4, 1908.);
(Lived in Black Diamond, PA. [from the "Monessen Daily," Monessen, PA, May 5, 1908.].)
Liska, John
(Miner, ca.1909, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22.);
(Died.  Died of typhoid fever in the hospital, Feb. 4, 1909. Interred at the Mononghaela Cemetery. [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
[ M ]
Marino, Joseph
(Italian Miner, ca.1915, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Antonia Steffano Marino.  Lived at No. 4, Gallatin, PA.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].)
McPaul, John
(American Miner, ca.1914, Gallatin Mine, Alleghey Co., PA, married, wife Jean Wallace McPaul.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].)
McVickers, Chas. C.
(Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1904, of the Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Monchenic, John
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, single.);
(Injured.  Back injured by a fall of coal and slate, in the Gallatin Mine, April 3, 1903.)
[ N ]
Naley, Sam
(Miner, Watchman ca.1912, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA. [from "The Charleroi Mail," Charleroi, PA, Jan. 15, 1912.].)
[ O ]
Ouchie, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Oveshie, John
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Gallatin Mine, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by a fall of roof coal, in the Gallatin Mine, Nov. 5, 1900.  His leg had to be amputated.)
Ozella, Jack
(See: Ozzella, John.)
Ozzella, John
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32 or 34, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate, in the Gallatin Mine, March 22, 1901.);
(Lived in Gallatin, PA.  Interred in St. Mary's Cemetery. [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].);
(See also: Ozella, Jack.)
[ P ]
Peto, John
(Miner, ca.1911, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Ester "Stella" Liska Peto.)
Popovish, Michael
(Slav. Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, age 21, single.);
(Killed.  Michael Popovish, miner, was injured by a fall of slate in the Gallatin Mine, March 10th, 1900.  He died March 15th., 1900.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Rae, William
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1903, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken, caught by a mine car, in the Gallatin Mine, Nov. 16, 1903.)
Raffin, John
(Miner, ca.1890, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Gallatin Mine, April 3, 1890.)
Remo, Peter
(Italian Miner, ca.1915, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Jenny Cisare Remo. [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].)
Ross, Mr.
(French Miner, ca.1914, Manown Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Redocrds.].)
[ S ]
Sabitine, Louis
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured.  Shoulder dislocated.  Caught between mine car and rib on the haulage road, in the Gallatin Mine, Dec. 12, 1916.)
Schincons, Haro
(Polish Miner, Machine Loader ca.1903, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, married.);
(Injured.  Leg injured by a fall of roof, in the Gallatin Mine, June 2, 1903.)
Schluederberg, George W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1916, Pittsburgh Coal Company, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Selo, Mommy
(Russian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Gallatin Mine, April 13, 1916. Died fifteen minutes later.)
Senyok, Mike
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by afall of slate at the face of a room, in the Gallatin Mine, July 16, 1914.)
Setus, Maik
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate, in the Gallatin Mine, July 16, 1914.);
(Lived in Manown, PA.  Interred in Monongahela City Cemetery. [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].);
(See also: Sines, Mike.)
Shaw, John
(Miner, ca.1911, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Elizabeth Shaw.);
(Moved to the Clyde Mine, Fredericktown, Washington County, when that mine opened.)
Shaw, William Franklin
(Miner, ca.1916, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1916, Certificate issued, ca.1916.)
Simco, Benjamin
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22 or 32, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of roof and side, in the Gallatin Mine, Nov. 5, 1900. The deceased and John Ouchie was on their way out of the mine, and on reaching a point near an entry known as "Old No. 17," a fall occurred which measured 74 feet long, 16 feet wide and about 5 feet in depth.  The mine officials say that the place was examined in the morning of the accident and no unusual danger discovered.  An inquest was held and verdict of accidental death rendered.);
(Lived in Monongahela City.  Interred in St. Mary's Cemetery. [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].);
(See also: Sinko, Ben.)
Simon, Thomas
(Russian Miiner, ca.1914, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Natrona Pasfullo Simon. [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].)
Sines, Mike
(See: Setus, Maik.)
Sinko, Ben
(See: Simco, Benjamin.)
[ T ]
Taylor, John
(Miner, ca.1890, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed. Killed in a mining accident, in the Gallatin Mine, April 7, 1890.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
Valesko, Andrew
(Hungarian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1901, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal and slate, in the Gallatin Mine, March 4, 1901.)
Vellota, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1908, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.  [from the Bebout & Yohr Funeral Hiome records.].)
Vica, A.
(Italian Miner, Machine Scraper ca.1904, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Foot cut off by the bits of a mining machine, in the Gallatin Mine, July 8, 1904.)
[ W ]
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yuhar, Joseph
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Gallatin Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a piece of slate sliding on him, in the Gallatin Mine, May 27, 1901.)
[ Z ]
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