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History of the Argyle Mines, South Fork, Summerhill Twp., Cambria Co., PA


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

South Fork,
Summerhill Twp.,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Nov. 23, 2009

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


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Argyle No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, South Fork, Summerhill Twp., Cambria 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
ARGYLE NO. 1 & NO. 2 MINES
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Anderson, Gus
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Argyle No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 21, married.);
(Injured.  Leg slightly hurt by mine cas, in the Argyle No. 2 Mine, April 15, 1905.)
[ B ]
Beckman, John
(Swedish Miner, Mule Driver ca.1906, Argyle No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., pA, Age 34, married.);
(Injured.  Arm broken by mine cars inside the mine, in the Argyle No. 2 Mine, Dec. 4, 1906.)
Bracken, M. J.
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, Argyle Coal Company, Cambria Co., PA, Argyle No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ C ]
Croyle, Howard
(American Miner, Company Man ca.1917, Argyle No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(Injured.  Head and face lacerated and shoulder dislocated by being thrown off a derailed mine car against a post.  Outside the Argyle No. 2 Mine, May 16, 1917.)
[ D ]
Dalton, John
(Miner, ca.19 ?, Argyle Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Argyle Mine First Aid Team.)
Donaldson, J. W.
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1898, Argyle Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Dunsmore, J. A.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Argyle No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Cambria Co., PA, for Argyle Coal Company.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Fitzgerald, H. R.
(Miner, ca.19 ?, Argyle Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Argyle Mine First Aid Team.)
[ G ]
Gedrates, Mike
(Russian Miner, Pcik Miner ca.1905, Argyle No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by mine cars, in the Argyle No.2 Mine, March 7, 1905.)
Gillen, Charles
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Argyle No.2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Head and chest badly crushed by a fall of coal, in the Argyle No. 2 Mine, Jan. 23, 1905.)
Gillpatrick, C. B.
(American Miner, Tippleman ca.1917, Argyle No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 39, married.);
(Injured.  Foot broken.  Caught under a mine car on the tipple.  Outside the Argyle No. 2 Mine, Sept. 17, 1917.)
Gooder, George
(Lithuanian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Argyle No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 44, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of roof in pillar work.  He started to cut across a coal pillar when a piece of roof fell as the result of the removal of a post at the road side that was supporting a cross bar over the roadway, in the Argyle No. 2 Mine, Feb. 19, 1917.)
Grobosky, John
(Lithuanian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Argyle No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 37, married.);
(Injured.  Foot Broken.  Caught under mine cars in a room, in the Argyle No. 2 Mine, July 27, 1917.)
[ H ]
Harrison, John W.
(Miner, Fireboss ca.1899, Argyle Coal Company, Cambria Co., PA.);
(He also worked for Loyalhanna Coal & Coke Company, Westmorelnad Co., PA, Berwind-White Coal Company, Dubois, PA.)
Hutchinson, Geo. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, Coulter & Huff Company, Greensburg, PA, Argyle No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Kuhns, D. O.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1881, Argyle Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by a mine car on the plane at the Argyle Mine, Feb. 8, 1881.)
Kunkle, Ralph
(Miner, ca.19 ?, Argyle Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Argyle Mine First Aid Team.)
[ L ]
[ M ]
Masters, Guy P.
(Superintendent, ca.19  ?, Argyle Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McDonal, James
(American Miner, Dilly Rider ca.1905, Argyle No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, married.);
(Injured.  Injured about breast and legs by mine cars, in the Argyle Mine, April 15, 1905.)
[ N ]
[ O ]
[ P ]
Paul, Charles
(English Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Argyle No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of coal, in the Argyle No. 1 Mine, March 14, 1905.)
Paul, William
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Argyle No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 41, single.);
(Injured.  Knee and ankle injured and tibia fractured by a mine car in a room, in the Argyle No. 1 Mine, May 20, 1917.)
Phillips, Silas
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Argyle No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of coal, in the Argyle No. 1 Mine, Aug. 20, 1906.)
Polakey, Joseph
(American Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1905, Argyle No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 14, single.);
(Injured.  Foot slightly injured by mine cars.  Three men were riding on a dilly trip on an outside plane, when a wheel broke and wrecked the trip, in the Argyle No. 2 Mine, April 15, 1905.)
Pulaska, Steve
(Miner, ca.19 ?, Argyle Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Argyle Mine First Aid Team.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Richardson, Simon
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1881, Argyle Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of coal, through neglecting to sprag up the coal while undermining, in the Argyle Mine, Feb. 23, 1881.)
[ S ]
Sargent, James
(Miner, ca.19 ?, Argyle Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Argyle Mine First Aid Team.)
Sloan, John
(Miner, ca.19 ?, Argyle Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Argyle Mine First Aid Team.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
[ V ]
Vincent, Wellington Y.
(American Miner, Tippleman ca.1917, Argyle No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Skull fractured.  Struck by a wrench while lowering the drop bottom of a railroad car under the coal tipple.  Outside the Argyle No. 2 Mine, Feb. 19, 1917.)
Volesky, Thomas
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Argyle No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of rock, in the Argyle No. 2 Mine, Oct. 29, 1906.)
[ W ]
Wilson, J. P.
(Superintendent, ca.1886, ca.1898, ca.1899, of the Argyle Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Huff & Coulter Company, South Fork, PA.)
Wilson, J. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Argyle No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 Mines, Cambria Co., PA, for Huff & Coulter Company.)
Wilson, Joseph P.
(Superintendent, ca.1881 to ca.1906, of the Argyle Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1901, Coulter & Huff Company, Argyle Mine.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, Huff & Coulter Company, Argyle No. 1, No. 2 No. 3 Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Argyle Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Coulter & Huff Company.)
Wright, Elmer H.
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Argyle No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 Mines, Cambria Co., PA, for Coulter & Huff Company, Greensburg, PA.)
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