Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

Mine buggy - Virtual Museum of Coal mining in Western Pennsylvania
Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western Pennsylvania

Digital Coal Research Library
The 20th Century Society of Western Pennsylvania
Links to:
Return to the Main County Index for Southwestern Pennsylvania Coal Mines


History of the Sagamore Mines, Sagamore, Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co., PA


Sagamore, Coal Company Patch Town, Sagamore, Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co., PA


Coal Mines of Armstrong Co., PA MAIN INDEX

Links to More Local History Web Sites
Coal Miners Memorial
Sagamore No. 1 Mine,
Sagamore No. 2 Mine,
Sagamore No. 3 Mine,
Sagamore No. 4 Mine,
Sagamore No. 11 Mine,
Sagamore No. 12 Mine,
Sagamore No. 13 Mine,
Sagamore No. 14 Mine,
Sagamore No. 15 Mine,
Sagamore No. 16 Mine,
Sagamore No. 17 Mine,
Sagamore No. 18 Mine,

Sagamore,
Cowanshannock Twp.,
Armstrong County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Feb. 9, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Sagamore Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Sagamore Mines, Sagamore, Armstrong 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.
Can you add additional Coal Miner's names to this Coal Miners Memorial Honor Roll?   e-mail   "The Old Miner" Editor
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.

Your help is needed to preserve our coal mining heritage.
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:
The Coal & Coke Heritage Center,
Penn State University Fayette Campus,
PA Rt. 119, P.O. Box 519, Uniontown, PA 15401

COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
SAGAMORE MINES
[ A ]
Adamuch, S.
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws: Charge: Preparing to fire a blast without tamping the hole, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Jan., 1914. On a plea of guilty, he was sentenced to pay costs of prosecution. With P. Barfine.);
(See also: Barfine, P.)
Anthony, Blair
(American Miner Boy, Employee ca.1908, Sagamore No. 14 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured. Arm badly bruised while uncoupling mine car on the tipple. Outside of the Sagamore No. 14 Mine, December 12, 1908.)
[ B ]
Bahleda, Frank J.
(Miner, ca.1921, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA, married, wife Mary M. Kovach Bahleda.)
Barfine, P.
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted  for Violation of the Mining Laws:. Charge: Preparing to fire a blast without tamping the hole, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, January 1914. On a plea of guilty, he was sentenced to pay costs of prosecution. With S. Adamuch.);
(See also: Adamuch, S.)
Bebul, Mike
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Sagamore No. 18 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured. Finger fractured. He fell and his hand struck a rail of the track in a room, in the Sagamore No. 18 Mine, June 5, 1917.)
Bennett, George
(American Miner, Motorman ca.1915, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 40, single.);
(Injured. Arm fractured while coupling loaded mine cars in a heading, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, December 31, 1915.)
Bennett, George
(American Miner, Spragger ca.1911, Sagamore No. 16 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured. Finger taken off by being caught between the bumpers of mine cars while uncoupling empty mine cars on an entry, in the Sagamore No. 16 Mine, January 11, 1911.)
Bernakis, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1937, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Blose, V. J.
(Miner, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Miner, Sagamore Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Bonerick, Alfonso
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws: Charged with firing a blast without giving warning to persons working in the adjoining room. Plead guilty on July 15, 1912, and paid the costs of prosecution and also paid Joseph Boulaskie $32.00 for loss of time caused by injury received. With Verner Pereicono.);
(See also: Boulaskie, Joseph;  Pereicono, Verner .)
Boulaskie, Joseph
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured. Leg badly bruised and hip injured by a blast blowing through a room pillar, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, June 26, 1912.);
(See also: Bonerick, Alfonso and Pereicono, Verner.)
Broda, William
(Polish Miner, Scraper ca.1908, Sagamore No. 12 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 31, single.);
(Injured. Injured by a fall of top coal near the face of a heading, in the Sagamore No. 12 Mine, July 7, 1908.)
Bunish, Steve
(Slavonian Miner, Scraper ca.1909, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured. Leg bruised by a fall of top coal in a room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, September 14, 1909.)
Burns, Anthony
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Sagamore No. 16 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured. Part of his finger taken off by being caught between a mine car and a post when the mine car got off the track in his room, in the Sagamore No. 16 Mine, November 27, 1911.)
Burns, George
(American Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 55, married.);
(Injured. Clavicle fractured and laceration over sternum by flying coal from a blast at the face of a room, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, January 3, 1918.)
[ C ]
Carlson, Albert
(Swedish Miner, Machine Cutter ca.1906, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 39, single.);
(Injured. Hand badly cut by a fall of draw slate, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, August 22, 1906. Accident unavoidable.)
Carlson, Charles
(Finnish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 26, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of bone coal at the face of his room, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, May 19, 1908.)
Casker, Edward W.
(Miner, ca.1907-1912, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman Second Grade. Certificate issued 1907.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1912. Certificate issued 1912.)
Casker, William
(Miner, ca.1907, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman Second Grade. Certificate issued 1907.)
Chuckett, Charles
(American Miner Boy, ca.1909, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured. Finger cut off by a piece of bone coal falling back on it at the face of a room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, November 19, 1909.)
Cipranic, Louis
(Miner, ca.1922, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA, married, wife Eva Cipranic, children.)
Coche, Rifle
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1911, Sagamore No. 16 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 49, married.);
(Injured. One finger cut off and another one injured by being caught between the side of a mine car and a post in his room, in the Sagamore No. 16 Mine, October 5, 1911.)
Collobert, Frank
(Miner, ca.1916, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1916.)
Comi, Stanley
(Italian Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1916, Sagamore No. 18 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured. Two toes cut off and foot lacerated by a wheel of a loaded mine car along the haulage road in a room, in the Sagamore No. 18 Mine, November 22, 1916.)
Composky, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed. Instantly killed by a heavy fall of roof at the face of room pillar, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, February 15, 1916. He was working in a place that had been cut through pillar 20 feet wide and pillar was 20 feet thick. The roof fell without giving him warning. With Charles Gearhart.);
(See also: Gearhart, Charles.)
Constanich, J.
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1911, Sagamore No. 11 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 58, married.);
(Injured. Injured across the hips by fall of bone coal at face of his room, in the Sagamore No. 11 Mine, July 22, 1911.)
Costell, Nick
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1916, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws: Charge: Filling a cartridge with black powder with open lamp on his cap, in Sagamore No. 13 Mine, June 26, 1916. August 18 entered a plea of guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of $10.00 and costs.)
Covitcha, A.
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Sagamore No. 16 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Injured. Leg cut by a fall of bone coal at the face of his room, in the Sagamore No. 16 Mine, February 12, 1909.)
Cusick, Joseph
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by fall of roof on entry where he was starting to turn a room, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, January 12, 1911.)
[ D ]
Dabosky, Valet
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 51, married, 6 children.);
(Killed. Fatally injured by being struck on forehead by a mine prop at face of room pillar, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, December 23, 1914. He was taking stump out from under breast of coal, when the coal fell over and knocked out the prop. Died December 24, 1914.)
Daisley, Thomas
(American Miner, Coal Loader ca.1908, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken and his body injured by fall of draw slate in his room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, January 23, 1908.)
Davis, Robert
(Miner, ca.1908, ca.1910, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed examination for Mine Foreman Second Grade. Certificate issued 1908.);
(Passed examination for Mine Foreman First Grade. Certificate issued 1910.)
Davison, John
(Miner, ca.1911, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.)
Demetrenk, S.
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured. Thigh fractured by a fall of coal at face of a pillar, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, November 9, 1917.)
Demgen, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured. Ankle crushed by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, January 19, 1914.)
Ditch, John
(American Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 61, married.);
(Injured. Leg fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, June 15, 1917.)
Dubelcon, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured. Arm, back and thigh contused by a fall of roof at the face of a heading, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, September 27, 1917.)
Duff, John
(American Miner, Motorman’s Assistant ca.1918, Sagamore No. 18 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 23, married.);
(Injured. Heel crushed and knee contused between mine cars on a heading, in the Sagamore No. 18 Mine, October 2, 1918.)
Duncan, Ralph
(Miner, ca.1947, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Miner, ca.1947, Sagamore Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Dynaleo, John
(Miner, ca.1944, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Miner, ca.1944, Sagamore Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
[ E ]
Eckman, Floyd
(Miner, ca.1940's Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Eckman, Frank
(Miner, ca.1940's, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Eckman, Jack
(Miner, ca.1940's Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Eckman, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1940's Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Eckman, Richard I.
(Miner, ca.1940's, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Eckman, Wayne
(Miner, ca.1940's, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Emrovich, Paul
(Austrian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 40, married, 2 children.);
(Killed. Instantly killed by a fall of coal at the face of a room pillar while shoveling coal, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, December 23, 1918.)
Ewing, James
(Miner, ca.1911, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.)
[ F ]
Ferino, F.
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1915, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 54, married.);
(Injured. Arm fractured by being struck by a prop at the face of a room while taking down bone coal, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, September 18, 1915.)
Fins, Andy
(Irish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 75, married.);
(Injured. Knee dislocated by being struck by flying coal from a shot at the face of a room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, November 23, 1909.)
Flanigan, O. J.
(Miner, ca.1910-1911, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1910.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.)
Forrest, J. J.
(Miner, ca.1911, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.)
Forsburg, Emil
(Swedish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Sagamore No. 16 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Injured. Injured by a shot near the face of a heading, in the Sagamore No. 16 Mine, June 6, 1908.)
Fulton, Delmas
(American Miner, Fireboss ca.1939 to Mines shutdown, Sagamore No. 16 Mine, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA, married, 2 children.);
(Son of Fairman Fulton.)
Fulton, Fairman
(Miner, Sagamore Mines, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA, married, several children.);
(Killed.  Killed in a roof fall, in the Sagamore Mines.)
Fulton, Kenneth
(Miner, Sagamore Mines, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Electricuted in a minining accident, in theSagamore Mines.);
(Son of Fairman Fulton.)
Fulton, Willard
(Miner, Sagamore Mines, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA, married.);
(Son of Fairman Fulton.)
[ G ]
Gaydosn, John
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1917, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured. Eye injured by flying coal from the point of a pick, at the face of room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, April 10, 1917.)
Gearhart, Charles
(American Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 28, married, 3 children.);
(Killed. Instantly killed by a heavy fall of roof at the face of a room pillar, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, February 15, 1916. He was working in a place that had been cut through pillar 20 feet wide and pillar was 20 feet thick. The roof fell without giving him warning. With Mike Composky.);
(See also: Composky, Mike.)
Gibson, Wm. Milroy
(Miner, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Gonda, Joseph
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 51, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of his room, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, April 5, 1911.)
[ H ]
Hall, Dilbert
(Miner, Sagamore Mines, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA, married, 4 children.)
Hanerico, Albert
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1916, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws: Charge: Filling paper cartridge with blasting powder with an open light on his cap, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, September 28, 1916. October 6 entered a plea of guilty. Sentenced to pay costs of prosecution on his promise to comply with the law in the future.)
Harvey, James
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, Buffalo & Susquehanna Coal & Coke Company, Du Bois, PA, Sagamore Nos. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Hays, Samuel A.
(Miner, ca.1911, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.)
Headley, Harry O.
(Miner, ca.1911, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.)
Henderson, John
(Swedish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Sagamore No. 18 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 50, married, 6 children.);
(Killed. Killed by a fall of roof at the face of his room, in the Sagamore No. 18 Mine, May 24, 1911.)
Hill, Robert
(Scotch Miner, Timberman ca.1916, Sagamore No. 18 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 51, married.);
(Injured. Leg fractured by a fall of rock on a heading, in the Sagamore No. 18 Mine, December 28, 1916.)
Horvat, Charles
(Slovanian Miner, ca.1913, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA, married, wife Mary Kovalchick Horwat.)
Horvite, Charles
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1915, Sagamore No. 18 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 26, married.);
(Injured. Face and hands burned by an explosion of black powder near the face of a room, in the Sagamore No. 18 Mine, October 11, 1915. While carrying a cartridge to the face of a room, he tripped and fell, and the flame from his lamp ignited the powder.);
(See also: Horwitch, Charles.)
Horwitch, Charles
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1916, Sagamore No. 18 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured. Bone in foot fractured, in the Sagamore No. 18 Mine, September 8, 1916. Caught between the wheel of a mining machine and a board.);
(See also: Horvite, Charles.)
Houslick, John
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1908, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 26, married.);
(Injured. Injured by a premature blast near the face of a heading, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, October 18, 1908.)
[ I ]
Icher, John
(German Miner, Scraper ca.1908, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 38, single.);
(Injured. Injured by a fall of bone coal at the face of a room, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, October 15, 1918.)
Icher, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1912-1917, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1912. Certificate issued 1912.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1914.);
(Passed examination for Mine Foreman Second Grade. Certificate issued 1916.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman First Grade. Certificate issued 1917.)
[ J ]
Johnson, Alexander
(Miner, ca.1916, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1916.)
Johnson, Eric
(Finnish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured. Back and hips bruised by a fall of bone coal in a cross-cut, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, July 20, 1908.).
Johnson, Wilfred
(Miner, ca.1909, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman First Grade. Certificate issued 1909.)
Jones, James
(Miner, ca.1911-1912, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman First Grade, ca.1912. Certificate issued 1912.)
Jones, Walter
(English Miner, Timberman ca.1910, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured. Ankle bruised by a pot hole falling out of the roof on a heading, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, November 22, 1910.)
[ K ]
Keenan, John
(Irish Miner, Mule Driver ca.1907, Sagamore No. 16 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured. Toes crushed between bumpers of cars on a heading, in the Sagamore No. 16 Mine, November 25, 1907.);
(See also: Keenan, John E.)
Keenan, John E.
(Miner, ca.1912, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed examination for Fire Boss, ca.1912. Certificate issued 1912.);
(See also: Keenan, John.)
Kellar, Perry
(Miner, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Kennedy, Joseph H.
(Miner, ca.1911, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.)
Kernapick, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Sagamore No. 18 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 42, married, 6 children.);
(Killed. Killed by fall of roof on entry, in the Sagamore No. 18 Mine, February 5, 1912. He had been sent to take down loose roof and make it safe.)
Kessler, James P.
(Roofing Contractor, ca.1907, completed a contract of putting on 2000 squares which amounts to 20,000 feet of slate for the B&S company. The job includes 95 houses, 140 porches, a school house and a power house, in the Sagamore patch, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Kovack, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured. Hip and ribs injured by a fall of bone coal at the face of his room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, June 14, 1910.)
Kovalchick, Nick
(Czech. Miner, ca.1909, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA, married.)
[ L ]
Lewis, John
(Miner, ca.1912, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1912. Certificate issued 1912.)
Lewis, William
(Miner, ca.1911, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.)
London, Joe
(Italian Miner, Scraper ca.1915, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 39, married.);
(Injured. Forehead lacerated by a fall of bone coal at the face of a room, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, March 9, 1915.)
Lucas, Albert
(American Miner, Piak Miner ca.1910, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured. Two fingers cut off by mine cars on a heading, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, June 16, 1910.)
[ M ]
Mallett, Anthony
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1915, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws: Charge: Firing a blast without having the hole stemmed, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, April 26, 1915. Warrant issued but defendant so far has avoided arrest. With Charles Mallett.);
(See also: Mallett, Charles.)
Mallett, Charles
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1915, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws: Charge: Firing a blast without having the hole stemmed, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, April 26, 1915. September 24, found "guilty." Sentenced to pay the costs and a fine of $50.00. With Anthony Mallett.);
(See also: Mallett, Anthony.)
Malone, James
(American Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1905, Sagamore No. 4 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 14, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken.  He slipped off the mine car, in the Sagamore Mine, Dec. 7, 1905.)
Marcoline, Joseph
(Miner, Sagamore Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Marcoline, Paul
(Miner, Sagamore Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Marcoline, Peter
(Miner, Sagamore Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Mehalk, John
(Miner, Machine Runner ca.1918, Sagamore No. 18 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of thge Mining Laws: Charge: Working under dangerous roof and not for the purpose of making it safe, in Sagamore No. 18 Mine, March 5, 1918. Plead guilty and was sentenced to pay a fine of $10.00 and costs.)
Midock, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 60, married.);
(Injured. Rib fractured by a fall on the track rail while pushing a mine car in a room, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, February 10, 1917.);
(This man could possibly be the same man as Mydock, Mike.);
(See also: Mydock, Mike.)
Miller, James
(Miner, ca.1913-1916, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed on May 1913 his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1913.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1916.)
Morgan, George W.
(Miner, ca.1911, Sagamore, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.)
Moulder, H. A.
(Superintendent, ca.1906, ca.1908, ca.1912, of the Sagamore Nos. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Mines, Armstrong Co., PA, for Buffalo & Susquehanna Coal Mining Company, DuBois, PA.)
Munch, C. P.
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, Buffalo & Susquehanna Coal Mining Company, Sagamore No. 1 & No. 4 Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, Buffalo & Susquehanna Coal Mining Company, DuBois, Pa, Sagamore Nos. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, Buffalo & Susquehanna Coal Mining Company, Sagamore Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Mydock, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 53, married.);
(Injured. Toe fractured and foot lacerated by a fall of coal at the face of a pillar, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, November 9, 1917.);
(This man could possibly be the same man as Midock, Mike.);
(See also: Midock, Mike.)
[ N ]
Neece, Charles
(Miner, ca.1910, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1910.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman First Grade. Certificate issued 1910.)
Nylund, Alfred
(Miner, ca.1913, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed May 1913 his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1913.)
[ O ]
Olexa, Paul
(Miner, ca.1925, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 38, 5 children.)
Olson, Julius
(Miner, ca.1910, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman First Grade. Certificate issued 1910.)
Orlo, E.
(Miner, ca.1918, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws: Charge: Working under dangerous roof and not for the purpose of making it safe, in the Sagamore No. 18 Mine, April 18, 1918. Defendant is a fugitive from justice.)
Orvos, Steve
(Hungarian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1906, Sagamore No. 16 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Burned and injured by blown-out shot.  He thought it had missed fire and went to see, in the Sgagmore No. 16 Mine, Sept. 20., 1906.  Accident due to his carelessness.)
[ P ]
Packer, Samuel S.
(Miner, ca.1914, Plumville, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1914.)
Patterson, William
(Scotch Miner, Employee ca. 1909, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured. Shocked from coming in contact with an electric wire on a heading, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, April 6, 1909.)
Pencon, George
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1916, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws: Charge: Refusing to comply with orders given by mine foreman to take down loose bone coal and set timber, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, June 26, 1916. August 18 entered a plea of guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of $10.00 and costs.)
Penrose, Joseph
(See also: Penvose, Joseph.)
Penvose, Joseph
(English Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 59, married.);
(Injured. Leg fractured by loose coal falling over on him at face of room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, December 24, 1917.);
(See also: Penrose, Joseph.)
Pereicono, Verner
(Miner, ca.1912, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws: Charged with firing a blast without giving warning to persons working in the adjoining room. Plead guilty on July 15, 1912, and paid the costs of prosecution and also paid Joseph Boulaskie $32.00 for loss of time caused by injury received. With Alfonso Bonerick.);
(See also: Joseph Boulaskie.)
Peron, Eph
(Miner, ca.1914, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1914.)
Perry, Charles
(Italian Miner, Machine Cutter ca.1908, Sagamore No. 12 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed. Instantly killed in the Sagamore No. 12 Mine, July 7, 1908. He was making a cross-cut from the heading and had worked only a short time when a large mass of coal fell on him from a pot in the roof.)
Pichik, Andrew
(Miner, Machine Scraper ca.1918, Sagamore No. 18 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws: Charge: Working under dangerous roof and not for the purpose of making it safe, in the Sagamore No. 18 Mine, March 5, 1918. Plead guilty and was sentenced to pay a fine of $10.00 and costs.)
Pitchnock, John
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1915, Sagamore No. 18 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Injured. Ankle fractured by fall of rock at face of room, in the Sagamore No. 18 Mine, December 8, 1915.)
Plant, George
(Miner, ca.1943 - 1950, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Poliski, Joseph
(Lithuanian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 40, married, 5 children.);
(Killed. Killed by fall of coal from a pillar, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, March 2, 1909.)
Powers, Charles
(English Miner, Employee ca.1908, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 53, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by fall of roof in heading, in Sagamore No. 13 Mine, November 14, 1908.)
Poy, Sam
(Hungarian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 49, married.);
(Injured. Hand lacerated and contused between car and pillar in neck of room, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, November 26, 1917.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Reed, Alexander
(Miner, ca.1914, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1914.)
Reed, George
(Scotch Miner, Machine Runner ca.1916, Sagamore No. 18 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 64, married.);
(Injured. Bones in foot fractured, ankle bruised and contusion of hip by fall of coal at face of room, in the Sagamore No. 18 Mine, March 3, 1916.)
Richard, Walter
(American Miner, Spragger ca.1916, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 20, married.);
(Injured. Vertebrae dislocated. Caught between roof and top of electric locomotive along haulage road, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, December 9, 1916.)
Richcase, Adam
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by mine cars at room switch on entry, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, November 29, 1912.)
Robertson, John A.
(Miner, ca.1911, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.)
Roshensky, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured. Small bone in foot broken by fall of coal at face of his room, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, September 13, 1911.)
Rovnyak, George
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co, PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured. Thumb fractured between mine cars on heading, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, April 16, 1917.)
[ S ]
Sabo, Emery
(Hungarian Miner, Motorman’s Assistant ca.1918, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co.,PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured. Leg fractured between a mine car and the floor when the mine cars jumped off track on a heading, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, July 8, 1918.)
Sabo, Paul
(Hungarian Miner, Machine-Cutter ca.1908, Sagamore No. 16 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 38, married, 1 child.);
(Killed. Fatally injured. He was making a cross-cut at the face of the heading, in the Sagamore No. 16 Mine, October 29, 1908. The scraper told him that the bone coal was dangerous, but he did not set props and it fell on him, breaking his neck. He died the next day.)
Sandy, Joseph
(Italian Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1906, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured. Squeezed between a mine car and the roof, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, January 17, 1906. Accident unavoidable.)
Sayna, Andy
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Sagamore No. 17 Mine Armstrong Co., PA, Age 43, married.);
(Injured. Finger fractured by being caught between a lump of coal of topping loaded mine car and roof along roadway in room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, June 19, 1914.)
Scott, E. M.
(Miner, ca.1909, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman Second Grade. Certificate issued 1909.)
Scruba, John
(Polish Miner, Scraper ca.1916, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co, PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured. Leg fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, December 7, 1916.)
Seitch, Mike
(Hungarian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 46, married.);
(Injured. Compound fracture of leg. Caught by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, April 16, 1918.)
Shaffer, Harvey
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured. Caught between mine cars at the mouth of a room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, September 22, 1909.)
Shaum, William
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured. Two fingers cut off. The mine car jumped the track and caught his fingers against the roof, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, March 17, 1909.)
Shausky, Adam
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1915, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 37, married.);
(Injured. Leg bruised by a fall of rock at the face of a heading, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, August 12, 1915.)
Skebeck, Peter
(Polish Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 62, married.);
(Injured. Leg fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, February 21, 1918.)
Sirockman, Steve
(Miner , Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Sova, Joe
(Russian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1910, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed. Killed by a pot hole falling out of the roof at the face of his room, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, May 11, 1910.)
Stoddard, Arthur E.
(Miner, ca.1915, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA,.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1915.)
Swanson, Elmer
(Swedish Miner, Mule Driver ca.1917, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured. Finger crushed and had to be amputated. Caught in coupling of mine cars on a heading, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, January 8, 1917.)
Syrok, Frank
(Italian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1908, Sagamore No. 14 Mine or Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Killed. Fatally injured by a fall of coal while helping his father to load coal in a room, in the Sagamore No. 14 Mine, or Sagamore No. 17 Mine, March 4, 1908. He died three days later.)
[ T ]
Thompson, John
(Miner, ca.1911, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA,.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.)
Thompson, Lucius L.
(Miner, ca.1914, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1914.)
Troup, David
(Miner, ca.1914-1916, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1914.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman First Grade. Certificate issued 1916.)
Turnbull, George M.
(Miner, ca.1908, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman First Grade. Certificate issued 1908.)
Turnbull, Thomas C.
(Miner, ca.1911, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued 1911.)
[ U ]
Utberg, Adolph Edward
(Miner, ca.1918, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA, married.)
[ V ]
Viskisinski, John
(Polish Miner, ca.1910, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured. Ankle fractured by a fall of coal at the face of his room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, July 30, 1910.)
[ W ]
Wales, Peter
(Polish Miner, Machine Runner ca.1916, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured. Leg fractured by a fall of coal at the face of room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, September 12, 1916.)
Walker, William
(Miner, Sagamore Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Warlsog, Joe
(Hungarian Miner, Loader ca.1915, Sagamore No. 17 mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured. Back bruised by a fall of bone coal at the face of a pillar while taking down loose coal, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, June 11, 1915.)
Whitehead, Thomas
(Italian Miner, Laborer ca.1916, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured. Arm fractured by falling from the top of a railroad car to the ground near the tipple. Outside of the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, December 22, 1916.)
Williams, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1908, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman First Grade. Certificate issued 1908.)
Windows, William
(English Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured. Ankle broken by a fall of bone slate at the face of a room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, July 12, 1912.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yankuski, Frank
(Polish Miner Boy, Loader ca.1915, Sagamore No. 15 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured. Head lacerated and shoulder bruised by a fall of rock at the face of a room while taking down loose rock, in the Sagamore No. 15 Mine, July 9, 1915.)
Yannty, Peter
(American Miner Boy, Trapper ca.1912, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured. Small bone in ankle broken by mine cars at an entry switch on the haulage road, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, December 20, 1912.)
Yedlowsky, James
(Miner, ca.1916, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1916.)
Yorchic, John
(Polish Miner, Machine Runner ca.1917, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured. Finger fractured by a spike bar while taking up track in a room, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, June 9, 1917.)
Yordage, Steve
(Horwat Miner [Croatian Miner], Scraper ca.1912, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Killed. Killed by a fall of coal at the face of a pillar, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, October 21, 1912.)
Young, Oliver
(Miner, ca.1912, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1912. Certificate issued 1912.)
Young, Robert R.
(Miner, ca.1943 - 1950, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Younger, George
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 35, married, 3 children.);
(Killed. Killed by coming in contact with the trolley wire on a heading, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, October 8, 1910.)
[ Z ]
Zak, Adam
(Miner, ca.1943, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Zak, John
(Miner, ca.1943, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Zak, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1943, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Zak, Mike
(Miner ca.1943, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Zak, William
(Miner, ca.1943, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Zebraw, Dick
(Russian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Sagamore No. 13 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 29, single.);
(Injured. Foot crushed by a fall of roof at the face of a room pillar, in the Sagamore No. 13 Mine, March 28, 1918.)
Zemko, Steve D.
(Miner, ca.1920's - 1949, Sagamore Mines, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Zrellock, Joe
(Slavonian Miner, Laborer ca.1914, Sagamore No. 17 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured. Collar bone fractured while setting up a rock drill near the face of a heading, in the Sagamore No. 17 Mine, June 19, 1914.)

Search our web sites total data base!
Enter a Miner's last name, Coal Mine name, or Coal Company Name.
A single name works best.
powered by FreeFind

Sagamore, Coal Company Patch Town
Sagamore, Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co., PA
History of the Sagamore Mines,
Sagamore, Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co., PA

Support the Coal & Coke Heritage Center, a non-profit research center and museum.
Want to know more about the women who lived in the coal patch towns?  You need this book.  One of the few studies done on the women of the coal & coke era.
Common lives of Uncommon Strength:
The Women of the Coal & Coke Era of Southwestern Pennsylvania 1880-1970
Complied, written and edited by: Evelyn A. Hovanec, PhD   227 pages.
Voices of the women tell unique stores of the coal and coke era, plus vintage photographs, documents, maps, and newspaper articles.  Hardcover $35.00  Soft cover $25.00  Add $5.00 shipping / handling.
Send Check or money order to:
Coal & Coke Heritage Center, Penn State University Fayette Campus
P.O. Box 519, Uniontown, PA  15401
To Select another Index
to Armstrong County Coal Mines
Click on the Larry cars for Index Page
or on a Letter below
Select another Index to Jefferson County Mines


or
Go to Top of Page

Select another Index to the Coal Mines of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
[Click on a letter to take you to that Index]
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Return to the Main County Index for Southwestern Pennsylvania Coal Mines

Local History Sites
Links to other coal mining sites
Reference Sources for Southwestern Pennsylvania Coal Mines The New Message Boards have not worked, Use our guestbook.  Email the Editor. Have information to add on Armstrong County Coal Mines?
E-Mail the Editor
View the
"Old Miner's"
Guestbook
Let the Old Miner know you've been here.
Sign the
"Old Miner's"
Guestbook
Guestbook by GuestWorld

FastCounter by LinkExchange
Mercers, an Undertakers Business - Web Productions If you have additional information or pictures on the Coal Mines of Armstrong County, PA
Contact: Ray Washlaski, Editor

Copyright 2008, All rights reserved, by Raymond A. Washlaski, Ryan P. Washlaski & The 20th Century Society of Western Pennsylvania.
Web site Design by "Mercers, an Undertakers" Web Design Company