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Coal Miners Memorial
Oakmont No. 1 Mine
(Barking Mine),

Barking,
Plum Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Oakmont Mine (Barking Mine), Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Oct. 11, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Oakmont Mine (Barking Mine)


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Oakmont Mine (Barking Mine), Barking, Plum 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
OAKMONT MINE (BARKING MINE)
[ A ]
Armstrong , Cecil
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Cecil Armstrong also worked at the Harmar Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Arnette, David L.
(Miner, Engineering, Land Surveyor, Barking Mines, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(David L. Arnette also worked at the Renton Mines, Allegheny Co., PA and Summerset (Central City) Mine, Somerset Co., PA.)
[ B ]
Banish, Mr.
(Miner, Barking Mines [Oakmont Mines], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Beattie, Bruce
(Miner, Oakmont Mine [Barking Mine], Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Black, Richard
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked in the Barking Mine till it closed ca.1962.);
(Richard Black also worked in the Logans Ferry Mine [Springdale Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bonanzi, James
(Miner, ca.1936, Barking Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 53.);
(Injured.  He was cut on the arms and chest when pushed against the wall by a mine car, in the Hillman Coal Co's Mine at Barking, Dec. 5, 1936.);
(Bonanzi lived in Arnold, PA.)
[ C ]
Chipitas, Chip
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Clusta, Jonny
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ D ]
Dautovich, John
(Miner, Barking Mines [Oakmont Mines], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dolence, Steve
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dziuban, Samuel
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Samuel Dziuban was also a Miner, ca.1926+, at the Magee Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.);
(Moved to the Allegheny Kiski Valley from Yukon, PA and also worked at the Springdale Mine [Logan Ferry Mine], Renton Mines, in Allegheny Co., PA.);
(See also: Jupon, Samuel.)
[ E ]
Engles, Jeffrey A.
(Miner, Oakmont Mine [Barking Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Jeffrey A.. Engles also worked at the Renton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Engles, Robert J.
(Miner, Oakmont Mine [Barking Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Robert J. Engles also worked at the Renton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ F ]
Farneth, James W.
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident in the Barking Mine, ca.1925.);
(b. ca.1871 - d. ca.1925.)
Franconi, Joseph
(Miner, Driver ca.1933, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25.);
(Killed.  Killed in a explosion of gas and coal dust, in the Oakmont Mine, Sept. 11, 1933.  [from the "Sandusky Star Journal," Sandusky, OH, Mon., Sept. 11, 1933.] &  [The "New Castle News," New Castle, PA, Sept. 11, 1933.] .);
(Oakmont Mine Disaster, Sept. 11, 1933.)
[ G ]
Goodwin, Dave
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Grabowski, Joseph, Jr.
(Miner, Barking Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Grabowski, Joseph, Sr.
(Miner, Barking Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Grabowski, Vincent
(Miner, Barking Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ H ]
Haile, Walter
(Black Miner, Oakmont Mine [Barking Mine], Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Walter Hail also worked at several different mines, including the Jamison No. 3 Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Leith Mine at Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA, a mine at Boxcar Town, Delmont Fuel Mine, in Hunker, Westmoreland Co., PA, and at Salina, Westmoreland Co., PA.)
Hillard, Claire
(Miner, Oakmont Mine [Barking Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Hotalski, Joseph, Jr.
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Hotalski, Joseph, Sr.
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA, married.)
Howell, Lester
(Miner, ca.1961, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jefferson, Raymond
(Miner, ca.1961, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Jefferson, Tom
(Miner, Oakmont Mine [Barking Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Jupon, Samuel
(See: Dziuban, Samuel.)
[ K ]
Kakulski, John
(Miner, Barking Mines [Oakmont Mines], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Karotis, Mr.
(Miner, Barking Mines [Oakmont Mines], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Karp, Mr.
(Miner, Barking Mines [Oakmont Mines], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kirkpatrick, Chester
(Miner, Master Mechanic ca.1929, Barking Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Regina A. Kirkpatrick.);
(d. ca.1982.  [from The "Pittsburgh Post Gazette," Pittsburgh, PA, May 22, 1982.].)
Kukulski, Mr.
(Miner, Barking Mines [Oakmont Mines], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kurtik, John
(Miner, Barking Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ L ]
Lolo, Andrew
(Miner, Barking Mines [Oakmont Mines], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Lucas, Don
(Miner, Oakmont Mine [Barking Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Don Lucas also worked at the Renton Mines, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ M ]
McCready, John
(Miner, ca.1961, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, 1 child.);
(Lived in Lower Burrell, PA.)
McIntyre, F. J.
(Miner, Night Foreman ca.1947, Barking Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 61, lived in New Kensington, PA.);
(Killed.  While riding into the mine on a mine motor, three timbers fell on him, breaking his neck, in the Barking Mine, Nov., 1947. [from the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette," Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 11, 1947.].)
Matis, Mr.
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Miller, Jack "Jake"
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1933, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35.);
(Killed.  Killed in a explosion of gas and coal dust, in the Oakmont Mine, Sept. 11, 1933.  [from the "Sandusky Star Journal," Sandusky, OH, Mon., Sept. 11, 1933.] & ["The Clearfield Progress," Clearfield, PA, Mon. Sept. 11, 1933.] &  [The "New Castle News," New Castle, PA, Sept. 11, 1933.].);
(Lived in Acmetonia, PA.)
(Oakmont Mine Disaster, Sept. 11, 1933.)
Miller, Jacob
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Mary Miller, 8 children.);
(Killed.  Killed in an explosion, in the Barking Mine.)
Moffet, Ed
(Miner, ca.1961, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ N ]
[ O ]
Olson, Merle
(Miner, ca.1961, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ P ]
Petryka, Mr.
(Miner, Barking Mines [Oakmont Mines], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Pierbryka, Mr.
(Miner, Barking Mines [Oakmont Mines], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Polcsak, David
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Worked in the Barking Mine about 10 years.);
(d. Nov. 2006.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Ryan, D. J.
(Miner, Foreman, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.)
Ryan, James
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ S ]
Sabot, Pete
(Miner, Barking Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Sabot, Walter
(Miner, ca.1961, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Salmon, Charles
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1933, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 55.);
(Killed.  Killed in a explosion of gas and coal dust, in the Oakmont Mine, Sept. 11, 1933.  [from the "Sandusky Star Journal," Sandusky, OH, Mon., Sept. 11, 1933.] &  [The "New Castle News," New Castle, PA, Sept. 11, 1933.].);
(Oakmont Mine Disaster, Sept. 11, 1933.)
Sigmund, Frank
(Miner, Supervisor ca.1955, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.  [from the "Pittsburgh Post Gazette," Pittsburgh, PA, April 29, 1955.].)
Solomon, Charles
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1933, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 47.);
(Killed.  Killed in a explosion of gas and coal dust, in the Oakmont Mine, Sept. 11, 1933.  [from the "Sandusky Star Journal," Sandusky, OH, Mon., Sept. 11, 1933.] &  [The "New Castle News," New Castle, PA, Sept. 11, 1933.].);
(Lived in New Kensington, PA.);
(Oakmont Mine Disaster, Sept. 11, 1933.)
Stokio, Mike
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1933, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35.);
(Killed.  Killed in a explosion of gas and coal dust, in the Oakmont Mine, Sept. 11, 1933.  [from the "Sandusky Star Journal," Sandusky, OH, Mon., Sept. 11, 1933.].);
(See also: Stopko, Michael.)
(Oakmont Mine Disaster, Sept. 11, 1933.)
Stopko, Michael
(See: Stokio, Mike.)
[ T ]
Thomas, James
(Miner, ca.1950's, Oakmont Mine [Barking Mine], Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Lived in New Kensington, PA.)
Tromza, Pete
(Miner, ca.1961, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(He was secretary of the UMWA Local.)
Tromza, Steve
(Miner, Barking Mine [Oakmont Mine], Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Ann Tromza, 4 children.)
Tusing Greeley
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1933, Oakmont Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35.);
(Killed.  Killed in a explosion of gas and coal dust, in the Oakmont Mine, Sept. 11, 1933.  [from the "Sandusky Star Journal," Sandusky, OH, Mon., Sept. 11, 1933.] & "The Clearfield Progress," Clearfield, PA, Mon. Sept. 11, 1933.] &  [The "New Castle News," New Castle, PA, Sept. 11, 1933.].);
(Lived in Valley Heights, PA.)
(Oakmont Mine Disaster, Sept. 11, 1933.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Weld, Hazel
(Employee, Barking Coal Company Store, Barking, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Weld, Paul
(Miner, Oakmont Mine [Barking Mine], Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Hazel Weld.);
(Worked at several other mines.)
Wilkinson, Jesse
(Miner, ca.1954, Barking Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(President of the UMWA Barking Local ca.1954. [from the "Pitsburgh Post Gazette," Pittsburgh, PA, Dec. 25, 1954.].)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
[ Z ]

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