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Coal Miners Memorial
Sunny Side Mine,

Sunny Side,
Forward Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Sunny Side 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
Sunny Side Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Sunny Side Mine, Sunnyside, 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
SUNNY SIDE MINE
[ A ]
Alexa, Martin
(Miner Boy, ca.1912, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age abt. 16.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining Accident, in the Sunnydside Mine, Jan. 13, 1912.  Interred at the Monessen Cemetery.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Alexander, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Sunny Side Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Injured.  Hips and lower part of his body caught between a mine car and a rib, in the Suny Side Mine, Feb. 23, 1905.)
[ B ]
Battichio, Robert
(Italian Miner, ca.1915, Sunnyside Mine, Alllegheny Co., PA, married, wife Elizabeth Gioconelli Battochio.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].)
Bernaid, George
(Italian Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1904, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured. Foot crushed by a fall of slate, in the Sunnyside Mine, June 15, 1904.) 
Black, John
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Sunny Side Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Blackburn, O. A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Bononene, John
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 34, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a blast while drilling out a shot hole in a piece of slate, at the face of a room.  The shot had missed fired, in the Sunnyside Mine, Sept. 28, 1914.):
(Lived in Gallatin, PA.  Interred at Monongahela City Cemetery. [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].);
(See also: Bononini, John.)
Bononini, John
(See: Bononene, John.)
Botidrio, Robert
(Italian Miner, ca.1914, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Elizabeth Gioanelli Botidrio.  [from the bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].)
Brooks, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1910, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
[ C ]
Chilesso, Roman
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Injured.  Hip joint dislocated by a fall of roof at the face of a rib, in the Sunnyside Mine, May 6, 1914.)
Claymont, A. M.
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Conell, Thomas E.
(Superintendent, ca.1903,  of the Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Corsky, Frank
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken and back injured by a fall of coal at the face of a rib, in the Sunnyside Mine, Feb. 19, 1914.)
Counihan, F. J.
(Superintendent, ca.1916, of the Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company.)
[ D ]
[ E ]
[ F ]
Feri, Samuel
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of a leg by a fall of slate at face of rib, in the Sunnyside Mine, Sept. 29, 1916.)
Fillippi, Gervasio
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Sunny Side Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Bone in foot broken by a fall of coal at the face of a rib, in the Sunny Side Mine, Mar. 18, 1916.)
[ G ]
Gevardi, Damiel
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Sunny Side Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Hips injured by a fall of slate, in the Sunny Side Mine, April 3, 1905.)
Groppi, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1916, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, married, 2 children.);
(Killed. Instantly killed. Crushed between a loaded mine car and a rib, at the mouth of 52 right butt off 7 face, in the Sunnyside Mine, Mar. 10, 1916.)
Gumbort, Tony
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 46, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Sunnyside Mine, May 19, 1914.)
[ H ]
Hrioz, Herity "Frank"
(Austrian Miner, ca.1914, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 59, married, wife Annie Hrioz.);
(Died Sept. 7, 1914.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
[ I ]
Ivill, William H.
(Miner, ca.1904, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, Second Grade, ca.1904.  Received his certificate ca.1904.)
[ J ]
Jones, James
(Welsh Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 47.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and head cut by a fall of slate, in the Sunnyside Mine, April 13, 1903.)
Julian, Anton
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Leg injured by a fall of slate, in the Sunnyside Mine, Oct. 17, 1903.)
[ K ]
Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA, Sunny Side Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kiltz, Florinda
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken, head and nose cut, by a fall of slate and roof coal, in the Sunnyside Mine, Jan. 17, 1903.)
[ L ]
Lapratta, Louis
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate & roof coal, in the Sunnyside Mine, Jan. 17, 1903.)
[ M ]
Marsh, Joseph
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1905, Sunny Side Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Kicked in the stomach by a mule, in the Sunny Side Mine, Dec. 6, 1905.)
Martin, Alexander S.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Sunny Side Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 44, married.);
(Injured.  Body injured and leg cut by a fall of coal and slate, in the Sunny Side Mine, Dec. 27, 1905.)
Martinello, Angelo
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 47, married.);
(Injured.  Toes smashed by a fall of slate, in the Sunnyside Mine, Sept. 22, 1903.)
McVicker, Chas. C.
(Superintendent, ca.1904, of the Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company.)
McVickers, Robert
(English Miner, Roadman ca.1908, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 40. married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken , hip and arm bruised by a fall of roofon an entry, while timbering, in the Sunnyside Mine, Aug. 21, 1908.)
[ N ]
Noglooski, Maxon
(Slavonian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1905, Sunny Side Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by being caught between a mine car and the side on an entry, in the Sunny Side Mine, Nov. 24, 1905.)
[ O ]
[ P ]
Padaski, Thomas
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate at the face of a room while shoveling caol, in the Sunnyside Mine, June 28, 1907.)
Pascarell, Michael
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Sunny Side Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by being caught between a mine post and a mine car wheel, in the Sunny Side Mine, Dec. 9, 1905.)
Penenia, Emilo
(Italian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1903, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle injured by a fall of roof coal, in the Sunnyside Mine, Aug. 24, 1903.)
Penola, Charles
(Austrian Miner, ca.1914, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Annie Bago Penola.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records.].)
Polanski, Cyryl
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of slate, in the Sunnyside Mine, June 27, 1904.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
[ S ]
Schluederberg, George W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1916, Pittsburgh Coal Company, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Secrist, Jacob
(Miner, ca.1915, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Nancy Dunn Secrist.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].)
[ T ]
Tameko, Paul
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured. Bone in foot broken by a fall of coal at the face of a rib, in the Sunnyside Mine, Feb. 3, 1916.)
Toadiski, Henry
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room while knocking coal, in the Sunnyside Mine, March 24, 1908.  Died the following day.)
Todd, Robert
(Scotch Miner, Company Man ca.1909, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 37, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by coming in contact with an electric wire while repairing a signal line on the dily road, in the Sunnyside Mine, Aug. 20, 1909.)
Tredici, Giovanni
(Italian Miner, ca.1905, Sunny Side Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Name was listed as Tretchi, John in the 1905 Dept. of Mines of Pennsylvania Report.  See: Tretchi, John.)
Tretchi, John
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Sunny Side Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 29, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of coal and slate while bearing in, in the Sunny Side Mine, Dec. 27, 1905.);
(See also: Tredici, Giovanni.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
Vuksta, John
(Polish Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1906, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Sunnyside Mine, March 21, 1906.)
[ W ]
[ X ]
[ Y ]
[ Z ]
Zucconi, Gualchario
(Italian Miner, ca.1914, Sunnyside Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, married.);
(Killed.  Seriously injured, his back was broken, in the Sunnyside Mine 7 months ago.  Died July 20, 1914.  Lived in Milesville, PA.  Interred at Monongahela City Cemetery.  [from the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home records.].)
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