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Coal Miners Memorial
Harmar Mine,

Harmarville,
Harmar Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Sept. 1, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Harmar Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Harmar Mine, Harmarville, Harmar 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
HARMAR  MINE
[ A ]
Adams, Mr. "Jakey"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Aleckovic, Salko "Klepich"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Alexander, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Antal, Lou
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Injured.  He had his leg all busted up in a mining accident,  in the Harmar Mine.);
(Lived in Arnold, PA.)
Anderson, Albert
(Miner, ca.1914-15, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married wife Brita Kristina Gidlov Anderson, born in Sweden.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of mine gas and coal dust, in the Harmar Mine, August 24, 1948.);
(Brita Gidlov Anderson remarried and moved to Canada.)
Andres, Ceasne
(Miner, ca.1938, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed. Hit by an auto near the Oakmont Bridge, died shortly after.  [from the "Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, March 26, 1938.) 
Ansell, Charles, Sr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA)
Anuskiewicz, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, married, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Armstrong, Cecil
(Miner, worked at the mine storeroom, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Cecil Armstrong also worked at the Barking Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Armstrong, Lawrence
(Miner, Coal Company Clerk, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Armstrong, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ B ]
Babich, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Moved to Harmarvile from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident in the Harmar Mine.)
Babincak, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Babinchak, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Banik, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Barr, Joe
(Miner, worked in the Lamp House, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Beamans, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Beers, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Begovich, John
(Miner, Fire Boss ca.1928, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Begovich, Matt
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA)
Belinsky, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bell, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bergen, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Besirevic, Hussein Beg "Skinny Mike"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Beslic, Suli
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Big Sam, ?
(Company Coal & Iron Police, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bircher, Billy
(Miner, Cutter, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Blanford, Tom
(Miner, General Superintenent, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Blenda, Steve
(Miner, ca.1976, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 53.);
(Killed. He was adjustig a timber jack when a large rock fell from the mine roof on him, in the Harmar Mine, Oct. 28, 1976. [from "The Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 28, 1976.].)
Blumetti, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Bolonga, Nick
(Italian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, widower.)
Bolwan, Joseph
(Ukrainian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bolwan, Sophia
(Employee, Harmar Mine Coal Company Store, Harmar, Alllegheny Co., PA.);
(See also: Sophia Bolwan Domaratz.)
Bonetti, Dan
(Italian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Elizabeth Bonetti.)
Bonzo, Mr.
(Italian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bosak, Paul, Jr.
(Miner, ca.1973, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.  [from the "Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, March 24, 1973.].)
Bosnich, Don
(Miner, worked on the Tipple, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bosnich, Mike "Tukan"
(Bosnia Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Mande "Margaret" Srdoja Bosnich.);
(Injured.  Injured in a roof fall in the Harmer Mine.);
(Mike Bosnich used several different names: Sam Smith, Mike Kelly, etc., after he came to America from Bosnia, his original name was Hussein Mujakic.  Mike Bosnich was the name used on his U.S. citizenship papers.);
(See also: Kelly, Mike;  McCormick, George;  Mujakic, Hussein;  Smith, Sam.)
Bosnich, Ray
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bozich, Frank
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Braden, Walter
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Brinkley, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Brittingham, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Brown, Charlie
(Miner, Chief Electrican Retired, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.  [from the "Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, Jan. 25, 1972.].)
Bruno, Louis
(Miner, ca.1915, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Theresa Bruno.);
(Immigrated from Colenza, Italy ca.1915.)
Budimilic, Abraham
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA)
Burmer, Paul
(Black Miner, ca.1918, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35.);
(Killed.  Severely injured in an explosion in the mine shaft of the Harmar Mine, Aug. 7, 1918.  Died in the hospital Aug. 9, 1918. Lived in Harmarville, PA.  [from "The Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 9, 1918.].)
Burns, Mr.
(Coal Company Coal & Iron Policeman, Harmarville, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Burrows, George
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Helen Burrows.)
Butcher, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Butcka, Frank
(Croatian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ C ]
Caleta, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Mary Caleta.)
Callahan, Clem "Mickey"
(Miner, Mine Boss, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Lived in the bungalows, Harmarville, PA.);
(Retired from the Harmar Mine.)
Campbell, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA)
Casagrand, Louis
(Miner, ca.1950, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.  Lived in Export, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of coal, in the Harmar Mine, July 22, 1950.  [from the "Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, July 24, 1950.].)
Chinowsky, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Chopp, Mike
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Choro, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Chulack, Charles "Charlie" "Wild Horse Charlie"
(Miner, ca.1941-1961, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Mine Check No. 2570.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co. PA)
Clites, Freeman
(Miner, ca.1948, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Ann Clites.);
(Injured.  Injured by an explosion of mine gas and dust, in the Harmar Mine, August 24, 1948.);
(Brother-in-law of Glenn Johnson, who was killed in the same accident.);
(Harmar Mine Disaster Aug. 24, 1948.)
Colpo, Battista "John"
(Miner, ca.1940-1945, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Connolly, Mr.
(Miner, Mine Boss, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Crissman, Arnold "Slim"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Retired to Warren Co., PA)
Cunko, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ D ]
Dahl, Jim
(Miner, Repair Shop, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dallase, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Daugherty, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Delaney, Bob
(Miner, Worked on the Tipple, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Delaney, Thomas
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(A 60 year member of the UMWA, he died in ca.1998 at age 93.)
Delmontague, Chuck
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Stella Delmontague.)
Despot, George
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dillon, John "Jack"
(Miner, ca.1920, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Minnie Dillon, 3 children.);
(Lived in Coal Company House No. 58, Harmarville, PA, ca.1920.)
Direk, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dizdarevic, Alija
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(He was born in town of Vitina, Bosnia & Herzegovina in ca.1883. and immigrated to the U.S. in April, 1907 via Hamburg, Germany. He joined the U.S. army in June 1917.);
(This could be the same man as Dizdarevic, Mr. listed below.)
Dizdarevic, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(This could be the same man as Dizdarevic, Alija, listed above.)
Dolansky, Joseph
(Miner, Loading Machine Operator, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Domain, Andrew
(Miner, Motorman ca.1949, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32.  Lived in New Kensington, PA.);
(Injured.  The men were riding two mine motors which crashed into a string of empty mine cars, the crash knocked out timbers supporting the mine roof, killing Roberts and injuring Domani and two other miners, in the Harmar Mine, Aug, 8, 1949.  [from the "Pittsburgh Post Gazette," Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 9, 1949.].)
Domian, Andy
(Miner, Hand Loader; Electrician; Mechanic ca.1940's - ca.1976, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Domaratz, Fred, Jr.
(Ukrainian Miner, Mechanic, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Domaratz, Theodore "Frank"
(Ukrainian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Sophia Bolwan Domaratz.)
Dominici, Julius
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Julius Dominici also worked at the Indianola Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(d. Dec. 28, 1997.);
(Interred in Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar Twp., PA.)
Donahue, James
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(James Donahue also worked at the National No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Donemayer, James
(Miner, Foreman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Drab, Jenry J.
(Miner, Supervisor ca.1955, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.  [from the "Pittsburgh Post Gazette," Pittsburgh, PA, April 29, 1955.].)
Draskovich, Joe
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Drop, Anthony
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dumez, James
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dunmyre, Edward M., Jr. "Ed"
(Miner, Dispatcher, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(He was a dispatcher, when he retired from the Harmar Mine.)
Dunmyre, Edward M., Sr. "Big Ed."
(Miner, Lamp House, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Retired from the lamp house.)
Dunmyre, James "Jim"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked till the Harmar Mine closed, ca.1970's)
Dunmyre, Paul
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked till the Harmar Mine closed, ca.1970's)
Dunmyre, Ronald
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dunmyre, Tom
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dunmyre, William "Bonnie""Herb"
(Miner, Outside Laborer, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
Durkt, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Durkt, Mike
(Miner, Fire Boss ca.1928, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Durkt, Mr. "Butch"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dyer, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dyrek, Pete
(Polish Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dzik, Anthony
(Miner, Supervisor ca.1955, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.  [from the "Pittsburgh Post Gazette," Pittsburgh, PA, April 29, 1955.].)
[ E ]
Eaton, Jack R.
(Miner, Supervisor ca.1955, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.  [from the "Pittsburgh Post Gazette," Pittsburgh, PA, April 29, 1955.].)
Ellison, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Ewing, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ F ]
Fair, Sam
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Fedock, Butch "Henry"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident in the Harmar Mine.)
Fedock, Pete
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Helen Fedock.)
Fedorka, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Fember, Mike
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
Ferian, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Feryan, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1940, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Flais, Fred
(Miner, ca.1941-1961, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Mine Check No. 2573.);
(Lived on Freeport Road.)
Flias, Fred
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Fliss, Joseph
(Polish Miner, Foreman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Anna Washlaski Fliss, 3 children.);
(Lived in New Kensington, PA.)
Fillabaum, Walter
(Miner, Pit Boss, Mine Boss, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Fogle, Joseph, Jr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Fogle, Joseph, Sr. "Sonny"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Fogle, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Fogle, Tony
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Frank, William J. "Brownie"
(Hungarian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(b. May 14, 1918 - d. Feb. 6, 1996.);
(Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II.);
(He was the brother-in-law of Joseph Mautino, long-time President of Local No. 5 of the UMWA.);
(Lived in Harmarville in the row houses on old Route 28 just south of the Hulton Bridge, and then on School Avenue in Acmetonia, PA.);
(William J. Frank also worked at the Hutchinson Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.) 
Frena, Andy
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Frena, Mike
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ G ]
Gabedos, Jack
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
Gaggiotti, Alfreda "Freddie"
(Employee, Clerk, Coal Company Store Employee, Harmarville, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Gaggiotti, Louie "Louis"
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1936, Shotfirer, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Ida Gaggiotti, 6 children.);
(Immigrated for Canale, near Rome, Italy.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed:  Killed in a rock and coal fall in the Harmar Mine, June 24, 1953.)
Gaggiotti, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Galian, John
(Miner, ca.1949, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Galore, Frank
(Miner, Repair Shop, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Retired in ca.1977 after 43 year in the mine.)
Galore, Mr.
(Miner, Foreman at the Tipple, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Galore, Samual A.
(Miner, Coal Barge Loader, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Nancy Galore.);
(Worked at the Harmar Mine for 46 years.);
(b. Sept. 30, 1911 - d. Feb. 21, 1993.)
Garris, Mr.
(Miner, Superintendent ca.1930, Company Office, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Wheeling Steel Corp.)
Gasparich, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Gaydos, Al
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Gaydos, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Gelmini, John
(Italian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Amelia Gelmini.);
(Killed.  Run over by a mine car, in the Harmar Mine, April, 1949.);
(b. ca.1889 - d.April, 1949.)
Generalovic, Steve
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Suzi Generalovic.)
George, Paul
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Gobedas, Carmine
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
Gobrish, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Grga, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ H ]
Hajduk, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Halasowski, Chester
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Halasowski, Mr.
(Polish Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(He also worked in the Indianola Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Halasowski, Walter
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Halayama, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Halich, Joe
(Miner, Worked on the Tipple, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Halich, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Hanna, Mark
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Hanus, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Hause, Ernest B.
(See: Hawse, Ernest B.)
Hawse, Edward
(Miner, Driller, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Son of Elmer E. Hawse, Jr.);
(Lived in Mt. Pleasant, PA.)
Hawse, Ernest B.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Ernest Hause also worked at the Crows Nest Mine, Bovard, Westmoreland Co., PA and various only mines.);
(b. Sept. 18, 1912 - d. Aug. 19, 1996.);
(See also: Hause, Ernest B.)
Hawse, Elmer E., Jr
(Miner, Shotfirer, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, Mrs. ___ Baluh Hawse.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Harmar Mine, Jan. 27, 1953.);
(Lived in Mt. Pleasant, PA.)
Hawse, Elmer Richard
(Miner, Shuttler Car Operator ca.1950-1953, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Son of Elmer E. Hawse, Jr.);
(Lived in Mt. Pleasant, PA.);
(Moved to St. Charles, Missouri, became a licensed aircraft mechanic and worked for Ozark Airlines and finished up with TWA.)
Hawse, Harry
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked at various other mines in western Pennsylvania.)
Hawse, William W.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Agnes Buscaglio Hawse.);
(Worked at various other mines in western Pennsylvania.);
(Lived in Cheswick, PA.);
(b. Sept. 21, 1916 - d. Dec. 3, 1997.);
(Interred in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, PA.)
Henderson, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Henry, William, D.
(Miner, Section Foreman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Hodich, Hussein
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Howard, Hugh
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Hrebar, George
(Slovak Miner, Motorman, ca.1935-1965, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Pauline Lavrich Hrebar, 3 children.);
(Lived in Springdale, PA);
(Married ca.1942.)
Hribar, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Hulings, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Husar, Andrew
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Husko, Charles
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
[ I ]
Ibrahimovich, Alijo
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Ireland, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Ivanovic, Dusan
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ J ]
Janoski, Louis, Sr.
(Croatian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(See also: Janosky, Louis.)
Janosky, Louis
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(See also: Janoski, Louis, Sr.)
Jeffers, Mike
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Jensen, Mr.
(English Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Jerich, Chas.
(Miner, ca.1941-1961, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Mine Check No. 2571-2572.)
Johnson, Byrl
(Miner, ca.1948, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 41.);
(Injured.  Injured by an explosion of mine gas and dust, in the Harmar Mine, August 24, 1948. Lived in Parnassus, PA. [from the "Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 25, 1948.].);
(Brother of Glenn Johnson, who was killed in the same accident.);
(Harmar Mine Disaster Aug. 24, 1948.)
Johnson, Calvin Henry
(Miner, ca.1948, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(He was working in the Harmar Mine when the explosion of mine gas and dust happened, Aug. 24, 1948.);
(Son of Oliver Glen Johnson.);
(Harmar Mine Disaster Aug. 24, 1948.)
Johnson, Oliver Glenn
(Miner, ca.1948, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 43, married, wife Sarah Clites Johnson, 6 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of mine gas and dust, in the Harmar Mine, August 24, 1948.);
(Lived in the patch coal company row housing on Guys Run Road, Harmarville, PA.);
(Brother of Byrl Johnson, who was injured in the same accident.  [from the "Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 25, 1948.].);
(Harmar Mine Disaster Aug. 24, 1948.)
[ K ]
Kalput, Joseph
(Miner, Scraper, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kapron, John F.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Anna A. Oleniacz Kapron.);
(Lived in Cheswick, PA.);
(He was a coal miner for the former Harmar Coal Co. with 38 years of service.);
(b. Oct. 31, 1911 - d. Feb. 10, 1994.)
Karnis, John, Jr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Karnis, John, Sr.
(Miner, ca.1948, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.  Lived in Cheswick, PA  Had a heart attack outside the mine, as he was preparing to go to work, Jan. 24, 1948.  [from "The Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, June 24, 1948.].)
Karsovsky, John "Santa Claus"
(Russian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kaus, Bill
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kaus, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(John Kaus was Secretary of the Slovenian Lodge No. 472 for 45 years.);
(A member of the Slovenian Singing Society.)
Kavel, Whitey
(Miner, Motorman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kelhar, Henry "Spike"
(Miner, Motorman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Henry Kelhar worked at the Harmar Mine when it was closed.  He also worked at other mines in the area.)
Kelly, Mike
(See: Bosnich, Mike.)
Kipp, Walter
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kiser, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Klaput, Joe
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(A member of the 1961 Firat Aid Team.)
Klara, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Klepich, Salko
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Klingensmith, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kobzi, John Steve
(Polish Miner, Harmar Mine & Dorseyville Slope Entry Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Started in the mine at age of 13 to earn the money to bury his father and worked there until he went to the U. S. Army, after W.W.II he went back to the mine in Harmarville Mine.);
(Served in the U.S. Army. 163Rd. Infantry Regiment 41st Division (aka the Jungleers) in the South Pacific.1942-45.).
(Injured.  Injured in a mine cave-in, in the Harmar Mine, ca.1953.);
(b. ca.1920 - d. ca.1989);
(Son of Steve Kobzi.);
(John Kobzi is buried at Rose Hills, in the State of California.)
Kobzi, Steve
(Polish Miner, ca.1920, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident in the Harmar Mine, ca.1920.);
(Buried in Deer Creek Cemetery.)
Konapsik, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Koslozski, Bill
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kovalchick, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Kovel, Henry
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Worked for 38 years in the Harmar Mine.)
Kovel, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked for 3 years until the mine closed in ca.1980.)
Kozawski, Mr.
(Russian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kozlica, Sam "Hussein"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kozlowski, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Krasovsky, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kremer, John
(Miner, ca.1949, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Kristoff, George
(Miner, ca.1928, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate, in the Harmar Mine, May 11, 1928.  [from the "Beaver County Times" "The Daily Times," Beaver, PA, May 11, 1928.)
Krito, Martin
(Slovak Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Krnacik, John
(Miner, ca.1930's - 1961, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Ann Rywak Krnacik.);
(He started at the Harmar Shaft as a hand loader and then became a shot firer, when the work site moved to the Dorseyville Slope.);
(Lived in Arnold, PA.);
(d.1979. He is buried in the Union Cemetery, Arnold, PA, near the Fannie Sellins historical marker.)
Kulick, Joseph
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kunkle, Earl G.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Miner, Supervisor ca.1955, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.  [from the "Pittsburgh Post Gazette," Pittsburgh, PA, April 29, 1955.].);
(Superintendent, ca.1973, Preparation Plant, Cleaning Plant in Harmarville, for Pittsburgh Coal Division of Consolidation Coal Company. [from "The Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, Jan 17, 1973.].);
(b. Aug. 20, 1909 - d. March 7, 1995.)
Kuznicki, Mr.
(Funeral Director for many of the Harmarville families.)
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Laktash, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
LaMarche, Bucky
(Miner, Motorman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA)
LaMarche, George
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
Langus, Al
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Langus, Matt
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Lapitsky, Nicholas "Nickolas"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Injured.   Severely injured when an explosion occurred and he was burned over a great portion of his back, in the Hamar Mine, ca.1970's.);
(Lived first in Curtisville and later in Russellton, PA.)
Lavine, Mr.
(Italian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Lawson, Clyde
(Miner, Cutter, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Lazzari, Frank
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Step-son of John Gelmini.)
Lazzari, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Step-son of John Gelmini.)
Leary, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Lenosky, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Killed. Killed in a mining accident, in the Harmar Mine.)
Letunik, Tom
(Miner, Worked on the Tipple, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Lewetag, Edward John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Also worked at the Russellton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Lewis, James
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA., married, wife Cornelia Lewis)
Liberati, Mario
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Antoinette Liberati.)
Lieberman, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Bessie Simon Lieberman.);
(Ran a store in Harmarville, PA.)
Liko, Metro
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Liko, Mike
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Mine check No. 219.)
Lofink, John
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1930, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Lived at 106 Guys Run Road, Harmarville, PA.)
Lolo, Andrew
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Longdon, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Lonick, Nick
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, widower.)
Ludwig, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Luptak, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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Macario, Primo
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Mackos, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Mackos, Ted
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA., married, wife Lucille Mackos.)
Maleski, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, widower.)
Malich, Mike "Stutter"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Malinsky, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Manning, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Marchese, Phil
(Miner, worked in the Repair Shop, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Maringo, Joseph
(Miner, Cutting Machine Operator, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Markulin, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1949, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Helen Markulin.)
Marrow, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Martin, Paul
(Miner, Supervisor, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Harmar Mine.)
Maruski, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Maruskin, Mr.
(Miner, Harmer Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Maryanski, Theodore J.
(Miner, July, 1931 - March, 1977, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Worked Harmarville & Dorseyville entries, last worked at the tipple in Harmarville.);
(d. ca.1982.)
Masci, Pete
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Mautino, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1930's, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Erminia Annoni Mautino, 3 children.);
(President, ca.1934, of the Local U.M.W.A. District 5, Local No. 4426, Union, Harmar Mine.)
Mautino, Joseph, Jr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Pierina Ferrero Mautino.);
(Miner, Motorman ca.1949, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35.  Lived in Cheswick, PA.);
(Injured.  The men were riding two mine motors which crashed into a string of empty mine cars, the crash knocked out timbers supporting the mine roof, killing Roberts and injuring Mautino and two other miners, in the Harmar Mine, Aug, 8, 1949.  [from the "Pittsburgh Post Gazette," Aug. 9, 1949.].)
(He had 50 years of service with Harmar Coal Co.);
(b. July 19, 1912 - d. March 24, 2001.);
(Interred in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Twp.)
McCaslin, Clarence
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
McCauley, Joe
(Miner, Electrician, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
McCauley, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
McClaren, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
McCormick, George
(See: Bosnich, Mike.)
McCullough, Dr.
(Coal Company Doctor from Cheswick that served the mining families of Harmarville, Allegheny Co., PA.)
McKenney, Mr.
(Miner, Outside Boss, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
McLaren, Robert
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
McLaren, William "Scotty"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Medved, Misho "Mike"
(Croatian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Elizabeth Oswald Medved "Mina," 6 children: 4 boys and 2 girls);
(Moved across the river to Oakmont.  Mike walked across the bridge to the Harmerville Mine to work every day. He never had a driver's license.);
(Misho Medved also worked at the Indianaola Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(d. ca.1972.)
Mehmedovich, Salko
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Meloni, Clem
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, widower.)
Meloni, Jack
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Meloni, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Meyers, Mandy
(Miner, hauled coal to the houses, with a horse and wagon, Harmarville, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Middlemus, Roy
(Miner, Dispatcher in Mine, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Mikolski, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Mikulski, Walter
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Miller, Fred
(Miner, ca.1918, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 43.);
(Killed.  Severely injured in an explosion in the mine shaft of the Harmar Mine, Aug. 7, 1918.  Died in the hospital Aug. 9, 1918. Lived in Harmarville, PA.  [from "The Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 9, 1918.].)
Miller, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Miskel, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Mock, Dr.
(Coal Company Doctor from Springdale, PA that took care of most of the mining families from Harmarville, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Molchan, John
(Miner, Mining Machine Operator, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate in the Harmar Mine.)
Molloy, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Moore, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Morlini, Fred "Rico"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Moroff, Steve
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Catherine Moroff)
Moroffs, Mike
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Dora Moroffs.)
Morrison, James
(Miner, ca.1940's - early 1950's, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Mujakic, Hussein
(See: Bosnich, Mike.)
Murgon, John
(Miner, ca.1929, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 36.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured in a fall of slate, in the Harmar Mine, April 1, 1929. Died that evening.  [from "The Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, April 2, 1929.].)
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Nelson, James
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Mine Check No. 2575.);
(Lived in New Kensington, PA.)
Norman, Bill
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Mary Jane Taylor Oswald Norman.);
(Lived in Oakmont, PA.)
Nury, Emmett
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Dolores Nury)
Nury, George
(Yugoslav Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Caroline Nury, 8 children.)
Nury, Nick
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ O ]
O'Leath, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
O'Mara, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Oravec, Andy
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Orkish, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Orzechowski, Bronislaus "Brownie"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Stella Orzechowski, 6 children.)
Orzechowski, Edmond "Ed Brownie"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Helen Orzechowski.)
Orzechowski, Walter "Brownie"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Marie Orzechowski, 1 child.);
(Lived in a company house on Terrace Drive, Harmarville, PA until ca.1962 then moved to Plum, PA.);
(b. Feb. 15, 1922 - d. Aug. 25, 1994.)
Oskin, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Oskin, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Oswald, Charlie
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Served in World War II.);
(Charlie Oswald also worked at the Indianola Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Severely injured in a mine cave-in in the 1950's, he could not work after his injuries.)
Oswald, Frank
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Served in World War II.);
(Retired from the Harmar Mine.);
(Frank Oswald also worked at the Indianola Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Oswald, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Mary Oswald [Her first husband Frank Vedopia, was deceased.].)
[ P ]
Paloucak, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Palovcak, John
(Miner, ca.1922, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Elizabeth Husar Palovcak.)
Palovcak, John Stefan
(Miner, Wire & Telephone Man, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Palovcak, Zole
(Miner, Coal Loader & Timberman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Pandura, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Pasanacs, Louis
(Miner, before ca.1945, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Paticks, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Patucci, Geno
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Paukocek, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Paukoucek, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Paukoucek, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Paulovich, Barb
(Miner, Fire Boss, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Pdhurchak, George "Red"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident in the Harmar Mine.)
Perpich, Edward
(Miner, Coal Washing Plant ca.1952, Hauled boney to the boney dump ca.1955, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Perpich, Nick
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Perpich, Nick
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Mary Perpich.)
Petro, Nick
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Petroff, Harry
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Pdhurchak, George "Red"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured by mine cars in the Harmar Mine.)
Phillips, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Piper, Dr.
(Coal Company Doctor from Oakmont that served the families of Harmarville, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Podhurchik, George
(Miner, Motorman ca.1949, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35.  Lived in Cheswick, PA.);
(Injured.  The men were riding two mine motors which crashed into a string of empty mine cars, the crash knocked out timbers supporting the mine roof, killing Roberts and injuring Podhurchik and two other miners, in the Harmar Mine, Aug, 8, 1949.  [from the "Pittsburgh Post Gazette," Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 9, 1949.].)
Pollack, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Polo, Louie "Little Louie"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Polsak, Colman
(Miner, ca.1941-1961, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Mine Check No.2574.);
(Lived in Cheswick, PA.)
Prasnikar, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Prpich, Vitsko
(Yugoslav Miner, ca.1930, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Mitzie Prpich.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Rakich, Mike
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Lived in Russellton, PA.)
Ride, Mr.
(Manager of the Harmar Coal Company Store, Harmarville, PA.)
Riotti, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Roberts, Harry Lee
(Miner, Motorman ca.1949, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35.  Lived in Saxonburg, PA.);
(Killed.  The men were riding two mine motors which crashed into a string of empty mine cars, the crash knocked out timbers supporting the mine roof, killing Roberts, in the Harmar Mine, Aug, 8, 1949.  [from the "Pittsburgh Post Gazette," Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 9, 1949.].)
Rogan, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Rogers, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Roman, Paul
(Miner, ca.1918, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23.);
(Killed.  Severely injured in an explosion in the mine shaft of the Harmar Mine, Aug. 7, 1918.  Died in the hospital Aug. 9, 1918. Lived in Harmarville, PA.  [from "The Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 9, 1918.].)
Roofner, Harold Victor
(Miner, ca.1949, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Estelle Marie Carrigan Roofner, 3 children.);
(Lived in Springdale, PA);
(Killed.  Fatally injured in a mining accident in the Harmar Mine, Nov. 19,1949.);
(Harold Roofner was born Oct. 6, 1910.)
Rosic, Mehmed
(Bosnian Miner, ca.1909, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Immigrated from Bosnia, Austro-Hungary.)
Ross, Andrew
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Lived in Springdale, PA.)
Rusnak, George
(Slavonian Miner, ca.1943, Harmar Mine, Age 52, married, wife Mary Kozak Rusnak, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Harmar Mine, Feb. 26, 1943.  His chest was crushed, from being struck by a falling mine motor.);
(Lived in Springdale, PA.  At the time of his death, his 4 sons were all serving overseas in World War II.);
(Interred at Deer Creek Cemetery.)
Ryan, Dennis
(Miner, ca.1949, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Ryvak, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Mine Check No. 2582.);
(Lived in Arnold, PA.);
(See: Rywak, John.)
Rywak, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Emma Rywak.);
(John lived in Arnold, PA.);
(d. 1964, he is buried in Union Cemetery, Arnold, PA.);
(See also: Ryvak, John.)
[ S ]
Sabolic, Mike
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Sabulski, Art
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Salko, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Samol, Mike
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Stella Samol)
Saric, Sam
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(See also: Sarich, Sam.)
Sarich, Sam
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(See also: Saric, Sam.)
Savinda, Mike
(Miner, ca.mid 1940's - 1960's, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Mary Adamsky Savinda, 4 children.);
(Lived up on the Terrace, Harmarville, PA.)
Schreba, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Schreba, Mike
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Schreckengost, Charles
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Schreckengost, Clarence "Chink"
(Miner, Mine Car Dumper, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Schreckengost, Enos
(Miner, Motor Barn Boss, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Schreckengost, Floyd
(Miner, Motorman and Dispatcher, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Schreckengost, James
(Miner, Coupler and Mine Car Dumper, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Son-in-Law of Oliver Glen Johson.)
Schreckengost, Lawrence
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Schreckengost, Leonard
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Schreckengost, Lloyd
(Miner, Motorman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Emily Schreckengost, 12 Children.)
Schreckengost, Merle
(Miner, Motorman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Schrekengost, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Sempr, Frank
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Son of Nicholas Sempr.)
Sever, Milan
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Katherine "Blondie" Sever.);
(Mr. Sever also worked at the Newfield Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(It's rumored that Katherine "Blondie" Sever produced and sold moonshine in Harmarville during prohibition.);
(d. Feb. 8, 1951.)
Shannon, Rudy
(See: Shanter, Rudy.)
Shanter, Rudy
(Miner, Snapper, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Injured.  He got his foot caught in a switch, and mine cars ran over it, in the Harmar Mine.);
(See also: Shannon, Rudy.)
Sheldon, Dick
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Lee Sheldon.)
Sherwood, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Sherwood, Patrick
(Miner, ca.1940's - early 1950's, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Sherwood, Tom
(Miner, ca.1940's - early 1950's, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Shimpeno, George W.
(Employee Coal Company Store, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Siedell, William
(Miner, ca.1940's - early 1950's, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Sieminski, Frank J., Jr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Anastasia Hulawich Sieminski.);
(b. Sept. 15, 1920 - d. Jan. 12, 1994.);
(Interred in St. Mary Cemetery, Lower Burrell, PA.).
Sikoskis, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Sim, Mr.
(Butcher, Coal Company Store, Harmar Mine, Harmarville, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Simon, Rudy
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Simpson, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Siplive, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Siplive, Mike
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Slemok, Frank
(Polish Miner, ca.1931, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 40, married, wife Mary Kois Slemok, 5 children.);
(They lived in Harmarville, PA on a farm and later moved to Springdale, PA. [from the "Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 31, 1931.].);
(d. June, 1985.)
Slemok, Joseph
(Miner, Motorman ca.1943, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 20.);
(Killed.  Killed in the Harmar Mine, Sept. 23, 1943.   He was working the midnight shift, running a mine motor, when he was killed.)
Smith, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Smith, Sam
(See: Bosnich, Mike.)
Smoulder, Bill
(Coal Company Coal & Iron Policeman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Smul, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Snee, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1949, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Snyder, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Solinski, Steve
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Mary Tuschak Solinski.)
Sonnie, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Spangler, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Spater, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Spolar, Carl
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Spolar, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Spolar, Rudy
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Stankovich, Mickey
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Mine Check No. 2588.)
Stankovich, Mierko "Jim"
(Miner, ca.1941-1961, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Mine Check No. 2569, married.)
Steiner, Elmer
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Stepek, John "The King"
(Miner, Coal Loader, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed. Killed in a fall of rock and coal, in the Harmar Mine, June 24, 1953.);
(Lived in New Kensington, PA.)
Stepin, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Stiffler, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Stoeff, Alex
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Stoeff, Mr.
(Bulgarian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Anna Stoeff.)
Suli, Mr. "Big Suli"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Suschak, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident in the Harmar Mine.)
Suschak, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Son of Mr. Suschak above.)
Swartzlander, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ T ]
Talop, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1934, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Officer, ca.1934, in the U.M.W.A. District 5, Local 4426.)
Tarasi, Nick
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Ann Bruno Tarasi, 13 children.);
(Nick Tarasi, b. 1871 - d. 1941;  Ann Bruno Tarasi, b. 1875 - d. 1832.)
Tarasi, Samuel
(Miner, ca.1934, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Son of Nick Tarasi.);
(Officer, ca.1934, in the U.M.W.A. District 5, Local 4426.)
Tatsup, Mr.
(Russian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Telep, Joseph Jr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Telep, Joseph, Sr.
(Miner, ca.1920, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Thom, Tom "Tom Tom"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
Thon, Campbell
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Timko, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Thompson, Dave
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Mine Check No. 2577.)
Tromza, John
(Miner, ca.1950's - 1960's, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Tsavinicis, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Tsvanis, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Tukan, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Tuscak, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Tuschak, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Brother of Joe Tuschak.)
Tuschak, Joe
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Brother of John Tuschak.)
Tutak, Pete
(Miner, ca.1953, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Anna Sturga Tutak.);
(Lived in Springdale, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining acident, in the Harmar Mine, Jan. 11, 1953.)
Twyman, Levi
(Black Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ U ]
Unglo, Jack
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Urana, Martin F., Jr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Frances Urana.);
(Martin Urana also worked the Ocean No. 1 Mine OCC, and the Hutchinson Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.);
(b. March 10, 1908 - d. Jan. 7, 1997.)
[ V ]
Vastelica, John
(Miner, Foreman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Valenti, Guido "Veto"
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Ann Valenti)
Valenti, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Anna Valenti)
Valenti, Joseph
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Helen Valenti)
Valentis, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Valicent, Savero "Sam"
(Italian Miner, worked on the coal tipple, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Maria "Mary" Fucci Valicent.);
(born Jan. 18, 1880, Cersosimo, Italy; died Jan. 25, 1968.);
(Lived in Acmetonia, PA, at 112 Acme Street.)
Vedopia, Frank
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Mary Vedopia.);
(Frank died early and Mary remarried John Oswald.)
Vlastelica, Nick
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Vitsko, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Vodopia, John
(Croatian Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Vukovich, Matt
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Vurgonovic, Frank
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ W ]
Wallace, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
Washlaski, Anthony A. "Tony"
(Polish Miner, Harmar Mine & Dorseyville Slope Entry Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Laurel Cwiklik Washlaski, 2 children.);
(Son of Benjamin, Washlaski.);
(He was a motorman ca.1972 when he retired from the Harmar Mine, Dorseyville Slope Entry Harmer Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
(Lived in New Kensington, PA.);
(Retired after 42 years in the Harmar Mine, ca.1972.);
(b. Feb. 11, 1911 - d. July 10, 1986.)
(Buried in St. Mary's Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, PA.);
(See also: Wasko, Anthony A.;  Waszkiewicz, Anthony.)
Washlaski, Benjamin
(Polish Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Josephine Andrguczyk Washlaski, 6 children.);
(Immigrated from Bialystok, Poland, it is in northeastern Poland, near the Russian border.);
(Benjamin Washlaski also worked at the Newfield Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Lived in the Lower Row Houses, Harmarville, PA.)
(Father of Anthony, John, Stanley, Edward, Anna [Fliss] and Mary Washlaski.);
(Buried in St. Mary's Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, PA.):
(Benjamin Washlaski's name was originally, as we were told, Wasko.  He changed it to Waszkiewicz, as we were told, because the mine bosses won't give him a job because they said they were not hiring Russians, and than again to Washlaski,  here again because the mine bosses told him his name was too hard to spell, change it.);
(See also: Wasko, Benjamin;  Waszkiewicz, Benjamin.)
Washlaski, John
(Polish Miner, Harmar Mine & Dorseyville Slope Entry Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Bee Washlaski, 2 children.);
(Son of Benjamin Washlaski.);
(Lived in the cottages in Harmarville, PA);
(See also: Wasko, John.;  Waszkiewicz, John.)
Washlaski, Stanley(Polish Miner, worked on the coal barges at the coal loading canal and the on the Allegheny River, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Florence Washlaski, children.);
(Son of Benjamin Washlaski.);
(Lived in Oakmont, PA.);
(See also: Wasko, Stanley.;  Waszkiewicz, Stanley.)
Wasko, Anthony A.
(See: Washlaski, Anthony)
Wasko, Benjamin
(See: Washlaski, Benjamin)
Wasko, John
(See: Washlaski, John)
Wasko, Stanley
(See: Washlaski, Stanley)
Waszkiewicz, Anthony
(See: Washlaski, Anthony.)
Waszkiewicz, Benjamin
(See: Washlaski, Benjamin.)
Waszkiewicz, John
(See: Washlaski, John.)
Waszkiewicz, Stanley
(See: Washlaski, Stanley.)
Waterhouse, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Williams, John
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Wineberger, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Wineberner, Frank
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Wineberner, Harry
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Wise, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yakopec, Mike
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Yankovitz, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1949, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Yelko, Charlie
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Moved to Harmarville from the Janesville Mine, Clearfield Co., PA)
Yohman, John
(Miner, ca.1948, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of mine gas and coal dust, in the Harmar Mine, August 24, 1948. Lived in Harmarville, PA.  [from the "Pittsburgh Press," Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 25, 1948.].);
(Harmar Mine Disaster Aug. 24, 1948.)
Yohman, Stephen A.
(Miner, Foreman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Frances O. Slemok Yohman, 5 children.);
(Served in WW II as a Marine, on the U.S.S. Birmingham.);
(Lived in a coal company row house on Terrace Drive, Harmarville, PA);
(d. Aug. 2, 1978.)
Yonick, Felix
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Yurkovich, Frank
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Lived in Harmarville, PA.);
Yurkovich, Ernie
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Yurkovich, George, Jr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Yurkovich, George, Sr.
(Yugoslav Miner, Shot Lime, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Daisy Yurkovich.);
(See also: Yurkovich, Frank.)
Yurkovich, Sam
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ Z ]
Zack, Walter
(Miner, Scraper, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Zastawniak, Albert, Jr.
(Polish Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Alice Mautino Zastawniak, 2 children.);
(born in Wyano, PA.)
Zebrac, Frank
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Zebrack, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Zebrak, Mr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Zinck, John
(Miner, ca.1918, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 34, married, wife Lucy Thalman Zinck.);
(Killed.  Killed by a mine gas explosion, in the Harmar Mine, Aug. 7, 1918.);
(One of five miners killed in the explosion of Aug. 7, 1918.);
(Harmar Mine Disaster of Aug, 7, 1918.)
Zorch, Albert
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Zorch, John , Sr.
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Zorch, Mr. "Big Zeke"
(Miner, Coal Loader, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Zorch, Paul
(Miner, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Zubic, John
(Miner, Timberman, Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)

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A very special thanks to Jeanne Svitesic Cecil for many of the names of the Harmar Mine miners.  The miners names have been extracted from her book "Our Coal-Mining Community Heritage:  Harmarville, PA, "  Jeanne Svitesic, 2001.  The book is available from the Aspinwall Bookshop, Aspinwall, PA   e-mail  JTBooks@city-net.com

A special thanks to Viola Nury Guercione and family for the addition of many more names of the miners that worked at the Harmar Mine.

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