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Coal Miners Memorial
Monarch Mine
(Rural Ridge Mine),

Rural Ridge,
Indiana Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Dec. 16, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Monarch Mine (Rural Ridge Mine)


Following is a partial list of the miners, coke workers, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Monarch Mine (Rural Ridge Mine), Rural Ridge, Indiana 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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Please donate any mine records, mine maps or copies of them, pictures of the mines, pictures of miners, stories about the miners, mine memorabilia, books on mining, or tax deductable monetary donations to:
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PA Rt. 119, P.O. Box 519, Uniontown, PA 15401

COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
MONARCH MINE (RURAL RIDGE MINE)
[ A ]
Alexeychick, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Allias, Joe
(Employee, Manager, ca.1922, Saxman Coal Company Store, Rural Ridge, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ B ]
Babich, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Ben, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Berezny, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Betush, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bicanich, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bokatch, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bonanni, Josephine [Mrs. Nello Simonetti]
(Employee, Clerk, Monarch Fuel Company Store, Rural Ridge, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bonanni, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bondarinko, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bracco, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Brozek, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ C ]
Castellino, Lucilie
(Employee, Assistant Manager, ca.1920's, Monarch Fuel Company Store, Rural Ridge, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Castellino, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Caylor, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Chetsko, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Collins, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Condra, Bob
(Miner, Mine Boss ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Connor, Al
(Employee, Manager, ca.1920's, Monarch Fuel Company Store, Rural Ridge, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Contento, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ D ]
Domenici, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Drusin, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Duryea, Helen [Mrs. George Erceg]
(Employee, Clerk, Monarch Fuel Company Store, Rural Ridge, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Duryea, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Duryea, Violet [Mrs. Ted Pish]
(Employee, Clerk, Monarch Fuel Company Store, Rural Ridge, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ E ]
Ellwood, James
(Miner, Mine Boss ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Erceg, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ F ]
Fetchko, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Firko, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Formento, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Franks, August
(Miner, Hoisting Engineer ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Franks, Charles
(Miner, ca.1922, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked on the construction of the Monarch Mine shaft, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Franks, Violet [Mrs. Joseph Rusnak]
(Employee, Clerk, Monarch Fuel Company Store, Rural Ridge, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ G ]
Goga, Mary [Mrs. John Sable]
(Employee, Clerk, Monarch Fuel Company Store, Rural Ridge, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Goga, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Gordon, Frank
(Miner, ca.1906, Rural Ridge, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1906.  Received his certificate ca.1906.)
Gunia, Ed
(Miner, Hoisting Engineer & Mechanic ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Ed Gunia also had worked at the Harwick Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, as a boy, survived the 1904 mine explosion at the Harwick Mine.)
[ H ]
Herstek, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Hilderbrand, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Hill, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Karan, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Karney, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kasards, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kasha, Stanley
(Miner, ca.1922, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked on the construction of the Monarch Mine shaft, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kernisky, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kindrock, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kish, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Knezevich, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kondrick, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kozlowski, Joseph
(Miner, Hoisting Engineer ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kuznicki, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ L ]
Lederich, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Levandowski, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Lewis, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Linder, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ M ]
Malovich, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Mariani, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Metal, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Micale, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Morrison, John
(Miner, ca.1922, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked on the construction of the Monarch Mine shaft, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Mustano, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ N ]
Nemchick, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Newmar, Lewis
(Miner, ca.1922, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked on the construction of the Monarch Mine shaft, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Niardi, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ O ]
Orsevich, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ P ]
Paich, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Parker, Jim
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Pawlosky, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Petika, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Pitts, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Popovich, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Radich, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Ravera, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Robutka, Walenty
(Miner, ca.1922, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked on the construction of the Monarch Mine shaft, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Rowe, Edgar
(Miner, Mine Superintendent ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Rubinosky, Casmer "Kaiser"
(Miner, ca.1922, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked on the construction of the Monarch Mine shaft, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Rukavina, Mr.
(Miner, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Julia Rukavina.)
Rusnak, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Rutstein, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ S ]
Sabatini, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Schlocter, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Shematovich, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Shorts, Frank
(Miner, Blacksmith ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Shultz, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Simapovich, John
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked on the construction of the Monarch Mine shaft, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Slavinsky, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Slovenec, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Slovyak, Mike
(Miner, Stable Boss ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Smetanick, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Sobotka, Stella
(Employee, Assistant Manager, ca.1922, Saxman Coal Company Store, Rural Ridge, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Stepp, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Suche, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Suvoy, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Sukel, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Swaiko, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ T ]
Tallop, Joe
(Miner, ca.1922, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked on the construction of the Monarch Mine shaft, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Thompson, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Tominac, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.) 
Torin, Dr. David
(Coal Company Doctor, Rural Ridge, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Turner, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
Varshine, Betty [Mrs. Andy Grubur]
(Employee, Clerk, Monarch Fuel Company Store, Rural Ridge, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Varshine, John
(Miner, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed.  He was the first miner killed in the Monarch Mine.)
[ W ]
Walkanis, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Welsh, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Whitico, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Wienskovich, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Woods, Fred
(Miner, Mine Boss ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yaworski, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Yelich, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ Z ]
Zahradnik, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1930's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Zebracki, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Zietz, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Monarch Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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