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Coal Miners Memorial
Patterson No. 1 Mine,
Patterson No. 2 Mine,

Elizabeth,
Lincoln Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Nov. 18, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Patterson No. 1 & No. 2 Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Patterson No. 1 Mine & Patterson No. 2 Mine, Elizabeth, 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
PATTERSON MINES
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[ B ]
Balkan, Joseph
(German Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1906, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, May 9, 1906.)
Baraneck, Mike
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of slate, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, July 23, 1904.)
Barns, Samuel
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 50, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, May 28, 1906.)
Black, John
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for United Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Brown, James T.
(American Miner, Fire Boss ca.1916, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured. Leg fractured. Caught between a mine motor and a mine car, on an entry, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Jan. 21, 1916.)
[ C ]
Colston, John
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured.  Arm broken by being caught between mine car and a rib, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1905.)
Copeland, John C.
(Miner, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(b.1879 - d.1920.);
(Lived in Elizabeth Boro, Allegheny Co.)
Coulson, W. L.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1904, ca.1905, United Coal Company, Patterson No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Coxe, Edw. H.
(General Superintendent, ca.1916, United Coal Corp., Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Crage, Daniel
(Superintendent, ca.1904, of the Patterson No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for United Coal Company.);
(See also: Craig, Daniel.)
Craig, Daniel
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Patterson No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for United Coal Company.);
(See also: Crage, Daniel.)
Critcheron, George
(Russian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1905, Patterson No. 2, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of slate, while shoveling coal out of the left side of the room, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Dec. 23, 1905.  This accident was caused by negligence, as the slate was very bad and should have been taken down. )
[ D ]
Dawson, George
(American Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1909, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, June 6, 1909.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Feroni, Antoni
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of coal and slate while loading a mine car, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Oct. 21, 1905.  It seemed from the condition of the place where the accident occurred, that he had made no provision at all for his own safety.)
Flemming, George
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1914, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken.  Run over by a machine while moving it, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Feb. 2, 1914.)
[ G ]
Galeney, Joe
(Russian Miner ca.1914, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 41, single.);
(Injured.  Arm lacerated and broken by a fall of slate, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, June 5, 1914.)
Galiza, Joseph
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Patterson No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken, head and face cut, by a fall of slate, in the Patterson No. 1 Mine, May 20, 1903.)
Gilburke, Charles
(Lithuanian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1910, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 39, married.);
(Injured.  Shoulder and chest bruised on an entry.  Caught between a mine car and an entry pillar as he was uncoupling a mine car from the driver's trip, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Jan. 25, 1910.)
[ H ]
Henderson, James
(Superintendent, ca.1909, of the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for United Coal Company.)
Hiazcyza, Stephen
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader after Machines ca.1905, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of slate, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, July 19, 1905.  It is not known why Hiazcyza went to the face of the working place, as a short time before the slate fell George Nestor, who worked with Hiazcyza, told him that he was going to knock out the post that was under the slate, for the purpose of taking it down.)
Homes, John
(American  Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Patterson No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of roof coal, in the Patterson No.1 Mine, April 23, 1904.)
Horneck, Frank
(Hungarian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1909, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 47, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room, while knocking coal, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, May 5, 1909.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jackson, Mr.
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1903, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Son of Thomas Jackson, who was killed in the Patterson No., 2 Mine, Sept. 10, 1903.)
Jackson, Thomas
(English Miner, Machine Loader ca.1903, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 64, married.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of coal & slate, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Sept. 10, 1903.);
(Thomas Jackson, loader, was instantly killed by a fall of coal and slate in the Patterson Mine No. 2, September 10.  The accident occurred at the face of a room where he and his son were engaged in loading coal.) 
Jacobs, Steve
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1908, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 45, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room while shoveling coal , in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Feb. 8, 1908.  Died in 30 minutes.)
Jibalgia, Joseph
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1909, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 45, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Feb. 24, 1909.)
Joll, William H., Jr.
(American Miner, Machine Boss ca.1914, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Suffocated by after-damp and dust in Nos. 11 and 12 south face entries, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Oct. 26, 1914.)
[ K ]
Katter, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 52, married.);
(Injured.  Thigh fractured and foot lacerated by a fall of slate, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Aug. 20, 1906.)
Kennedy, Joseph
(Superintendent, ca.1916, of the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for United Coal Corp.)
[ L ]
Lasco, John
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1909, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed.  Kiled instantly by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Oct. 29, 1909.)
[ M ]
Marcrinlinas, John
(Lithuanian Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1908, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of slate and coal at the face of a room while undermining, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, June 13, 1908.)
McCorkle, William
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1909, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Head and body squeezed.  Caught between the mine roof and the top of a mine car on an entry, in the patterson No. 2 Mine, Aug. 7, 1909.)
Mulley, John
(Finnish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1909, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Patterson Mine, Dec. 22, 1909.)
[ N ]
Nagy, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 37, single.);
(Injured.  Head and leg bruised by a fall of slate, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Sept. 1, 1903.)
Nestor, George
(Miner, Coal Loader after Machines ca.1905, Patterson No 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Nestor, John
(American Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1916, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Head and chest squeezed. Caught between a mine car and a rib coming onto no. 6 face, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Aug. 7, 1916.)
[ O ]
O'Neill, J. D.
(General Superintendent, ca.1909, United Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(See also: O'Neil, James D.)
O'Neill, James D.
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, United Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(See also: O'Neil, J. D.)
Oniel, J. D.
(Superintendent, ca.1903, of the Patterson No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for United Coal Company.)
[ P ]
Parenti, Charles
(Italian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1910, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Finger cut off.  While coupling a loaded trip on an entry his hand was caught between the mine car bumpers, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, June 29, 1910.)
Patrick, Tony
(Lithuanian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1909, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 55, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken in two places by a fall of slate at the face of an entry, while knocking out a mine post to let the slate fall, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, June 5, 1909.)
Pauline, Peter
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Patterson No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 37, married, 2 children.);
(Killed. Killed instantly by a fall of roof, in the Patterson No. 1 Mine, Aug. 31, 1906.)
Pluva, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Loader ca.1904, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 55, single.);
(Injured. Internally injured.  Crushed between a mine car and an entry pillar, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, April 18, 1904.)
Price, Samuel
(American Miner, Motorman ca.1905, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Two toes taken off by being caught in the gear wheel of a motor, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, May 29, 1905.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
[ S ]
Scuknick, George
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1908, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 31, single.);
(Injured.  Leg crushed by an empty mine car on an entry.  While handling a mine car, another person ran into him with a mine car, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, June 4, 1908.)
Sheraski, Joseph
(Russian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1909, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Leg and arms injured by blasting caps exploding in his pocket while going into the mine, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, May 24, 1909.)
[ T ]
Talpash, William
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, March 13, 1906.)
Tushraratz, Frank
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Arm broken by a fall of slate, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, March 31, 1904.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yocamady, Nick
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Patterson No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured.  Arm severed by a fall of slate at the face of the working place, in the Patterson No. 2 Mine, Mar. 14, 1916.)
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