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Coal Miners Memorial
Big Bend Mine
(Big Run Mine),
Big Bend No. 1 Mine,
Big Bend No. 2 Mine,
Big Bend No. 5 Mine,
Big Bend No. 6,

Twin Rocks (Expedit),
Blacklick Twp.,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Aug. 8, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Big Bend Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Big Bend Mines, Twin Rocks (Expedit), Blacklick 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
BIG BEND MINES
[ A ]
Adams, Sam
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Aewal, John
(See: Alwal, John.)
Allen, Frank
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Allen, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Allinder, Andy
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Alwal, John
(Hungarian Miner, ca.1910, Big Bend No. 6 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Right foot contusions by a fall of coal while undermining, at the face of a room, in the Big Bend No.6 Mine, March 21, 1910.);
(See also: Aewal, John.)
Anderson, Jno.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Anili, Nick
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Arnbrern, Paul
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Arndt, Fred
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ B ]
Ballock, Steve
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Banky, Charles
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Bearer, Lawrence
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Beer, H.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Belly, Andy
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Bendic, Mike
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Bittner, Elmer G.
(Miner, ca.1932, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 42, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, Nov. 1932.)
Bivora, Paul
(Miner, ca.1910, Big Bend No. 6 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by mine cars on a heading, in the Big Bend Mine, Aug. 18, 1910.)
Bober, Gober
(Miner, ca.1900, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, June 26, 1900.)
Bodenski, Albert
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Bodenski, Jas.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Bodnic, Albert
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Bola, Andy
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Boyle, Geo.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Bradley, Wm.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Bremian, Owen
(Irish Miner, Company Man ca.1912, Big Bend No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 25, married.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed by mine cars on a heading, in the Big Bend No. 1 Mine, Feb. 2, 1912.  Amputation was necessary.)
Bronica, James
(Miner, ca.1911, Big Bend No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Big Bend No. 1 Mine, Aug. 28, 1911.)
Brown, Jos.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Brown, Wm.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Brutzman, Jas.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Burgh, Fred H.
(Miner, Mule Driver ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Burgh, John
(Miner, Helper ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Burgh, P. F.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Busselli, Louis
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Butty, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ C ]
Calloba, Mike
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Capitainer, Patsy
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Ben Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Carra, Tony
(Italian Miner, ca.1909, Expedit, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 26, born in Italy, married, wife Joan Gamara Carra, age 26, born in Italy, 2 children.)
Chaplin, H. C.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Chirgha, John
(Miner, ca.1900, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Shoulder broken in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, Feb. 16, 1900.)
Chock, Andy
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Clements, Sidney
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1898, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Clinton, Chris
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Codrady, Mike
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Comas, Peter
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Conrad, Harry
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Cook, Jno.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Craighton, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Curtis, James
(Miner, ca.1937, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a rock fall in the Big Bend Mine, Nov. 16, 1937.  Died in the hospital.)
[ D ]
D'Angela, Angela
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
D'Arenzia, Tony
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Dally, Jas.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Davis, Evan D.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Davis, Joe
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Delozier, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Demka, George
(Miner, ca.1899, Bi Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Dimmenni, Javk
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Donaldson, Jno.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Dorricott, J. Harry
(Miner, Night Operating Engineer ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Dukes, Wm.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Dunn, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Duntza, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Durky, Jno.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ E ]
Elley, Thos.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Evans, Evan D.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ F ]
Feltman, W. S.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Fierce, Jno.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Flick, John E.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Fredrick, Elmer
(Miner, ca.1948, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Agnes Fredrick.);
(Killed.  Killed in the Big Bend Mine, March 14, 1948.)
Fresh, B. F.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ G ]
Gardner, Thos.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Garrity, Jno.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Gerber, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Gerika, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Glenn, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Good, A.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Good, H. E.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)

Robert Henry gordon worked at big bend mine in twin rocks. when it closed he went and pulled stumps at #5 on the other side of town.i went with him to start pumps in the mine. i was 10 he told me to go school and not be a miner.

Gordon, Joseph A.
(Miner Boy, Big Bend No. 5 Mine, Twin Rocks, Cambria Co., PA, Age 10.);
(When the Big Bend Mine in Twin Rocks closed Robert Gordon went to the No. 5 Mine o the other side of town to pull stumps, his son Joseph Gordon, age 10 went with him to start the pumps.  His father telling himto go to school and not be a miner.)
Gordon, Robert Henry
(Miner, Big Bend Mine, Twin Rocks, Cambria Co., PA, married, children.);
(When the Big Bend Mine in Twin Rocks closed Robert Gordon went to the No. 5 Mine o the other side of town to pull stumps, his son Joseph Gordon, age 10 went with him to start the pumps.  His father telling himto go to school and not be a miner.)
Grimes, Frank
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Gyretsa, Jno.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ H ]
Hamond, Hugh
(American Miner, Carpenter ca.1909, Expedit, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 32, born in Pennsylvania, married, wife Catherine Campbell Hamond, age 27, born in Pennsylvania, 5 children, 4 living.)
Harnack, John
(Miner, ca.1912, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, May 21, 1912.)
Harris, Fred Fitz
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Harbor, Thos.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Harnack, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Big Bend No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Collar Bone broken and side of head lacerated by a fall of coal at th eface of a room, in the Big Bend No. 1 Mine, May 21, 1912.)
Harvey, Isaac
(Miner, Cutter ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Hayden, J. S.
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, Blacklick Mining Company, Expedit, PA, Big Bend No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Hendrickson, Joseph
(Miner, Rockman ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Henry, Jacob
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Henry, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Hesketh, Jacob
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Hesketh, Wm.
(Miner, Mule Driver ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Hicks, William, Jr.
(Miner, ca.1931, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, Aug. 20, 1931.)
Hina, Jos.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Hrobeck, Wasko
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ I ]
Isican, Andy
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Isican, Gabriel
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Isican, Jno.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ J ]
Jarrat, Thos.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca,1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Johns, A.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Johnson, Matt
(Miner, Machine Runner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Joseph, Andy
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Judge, Jas.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ K ]
Karaks, George
(Miner, ca.1923, Expedit, Cambria Co., PA.)
Kechi, Steve
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Kelly, Thos.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Kenny, Patrick
(Miner, ca.1930, Expedit, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Martha Kenny.)
(Martha Kenny died Feb. 21, 1930.)
Kephart, Norman
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Bend No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of rock while undermining coal, in the Bend No. 5 Mine, Aug. 27, 1906.)
Kiory, Ignos
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Expedit, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 42, born in Austria, married, wife Rosa Cristina Kiory, age 39, born in Austria,  7 children, 5 living.)
Kolts, Lewis
(Austria-Hungary Miner, ca.1917, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Killed.  Stab wound of the abdomen, April 15, 1917.);
(Buried at Twin Rocks Cemetery, Twin Rocks, PA.)
Kopsic, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1926, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Arm crushed in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, Nov. 26, 1926.  His arm was amputated at the hospital.)
Kovasc, Steve
(Austria-Hungary Miner, ca.1918, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Died. Acute nephitis memic poison, Feb. 22, 1918.);
(Buried at St. Charles Cemetery.)
Kovitch, George
(Austria-Hungary Miner, ca.1916, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 54, married.);
(Died of Appoplexy, Sept. 15, 1916.);
(Born in Austria Hungary, April 24, 1862.);
(Buried at Twin Rocks Cemetery, Twin Rocks, PA.)
Kowalsick, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1937, Twin Rocks, CAmbria Co., PA, married, wife Elizabeth Kowalsick.);
(died Feb. 9, 1937.)
Kranki, Steve
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Kurtley, Robt.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ L ]
Lacour, France
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Lambkin, Frank
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Lobush, Jno.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Lowrie, T. J.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Lucas, Mike
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Lynch, Danl.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Lynn, Jas.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)

[ M ]
Mackintick, William
(Miner, ca.1917, Big Bend No. 5 Mine, Expedit, CAmbria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed by the electric power, in the Big Bend No. 5 Mine, March 12, 1917.)
Magaran, George
(Miner Boy, ca.1900, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, Oct. 24, 1900.)
Majancsick, John
(Miner, ca.1923, Big Bend Mine, Expedit, Cambria Co., PA.)
Maloni, Tonat
(Italian Miner, ca.1909, Expedit, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 41, born in Italy, married, wife, Mary Gorgia Maloni, age 34, born in Italy,1 child.)
Maniscalco, Giacomo
(Miner, ca.1921, Expedit, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Murdered, Jan. 8, 1921.)
Markovick, Mike Jacob
(Miner, ca.1946, Twin Rocks, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Susan Markovick.);
(Died Dec. 30, 1946.)
Maskulka, Jacob
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Matchin, David
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Matchin, Lester
(Miner, Mule Driver, Snapper ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Mays, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McCallum, Jas.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McCarty, Jas.
(Miner, Machine Helper ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McCarty, Patsy
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McCarty, Tim
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McCarty, Tom, Jr.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McCauley, Edw.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McCreery, Thos. M.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McEwan, Matt
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McFadden, H.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Chas. McFadden, Jr. Company, Epedit, PA.)
McHugh, A. J.
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Black Lick Mining Company.)
McHugh, Harry
(Miner, ca.1902, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 27.);
(Injured.  Leg cut off in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, Aug. 1, 1902.) 
McLeanley, Edw.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McLearty, Jas.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McQueary, Ely
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McVoy, Mike
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
McVoy, Peter
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Meredith, Frank
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Meslyer, Andy
(Russian Miner, ca.1909, Expedit, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 22, born in Russia, married, wife Annie Roback Meslyer, age 17, born in Russia, 1 child.)
Miller, Frank
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Miller, Peter
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Mohney, Danl.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Molley, John R.
(Miner, ca.1911, Big Bend No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Big Bend No.1 Mine, Aug. 31, 1911.)
Mooney, Danl.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Morarty, Mike
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Morris, Andrew
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Motley, George Clarence
(Miner, ca.1930's - 1940's, Big Bend Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Mulhollen, Jesse
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Mullen, Peter
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Murphy, D. C.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ N ]
Nanse, Adam
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Nina, Jos.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Neugent, Wm.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ O ]
Ochran, Andy
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Oill, Jos.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Ontko, Jno.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ P ]
Pallone, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1941, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, Feb. 21, 1941.)
Pasco, Mike
(Russian Miner, ca.1909, Expedit, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 31, born in Russia, married, wife Patricka Soba Pasco, age 28, born in Russia, 1 child.)
Perry, Henry
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Patonka, Joe
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Persti, Mike
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Perstr, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Peter, Paul
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Peterson, H. L.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Petock, Andy
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Petrick, Peter
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Plunkett, Luke
(Miner, ca.1939, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  His right leg was fractured in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, Oct. 19, 1939.);
(A Luke Plunkett worked at the Lincoln Mine, Cambria Co., PA, ca.1927, this could be the same man.)
Polinky, Mike
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Porter, Elmer
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Pommiaby, Vasco
(Miner, ca.1911, Big Bend No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Big Bend No. 1 Mine, Sept. 19, 1911.)
Pusty, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Rabic, John
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Rabic, Mike
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Rager, Hiram
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Rager, Sam
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Rager, Walter
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Rager, Wm.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Ramsey, Joseph
(American Miner, ca.1909, Expedit, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 27, born in Pennsylvania, married, wife Alma Kephart Ramsey, age 21, born in Pennsylvania, 1 child.)
Rass, Chas.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Reynolds, L. N. "Kid"
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Rhodes, Benj. F.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(This is the same person as Benj. F. Rose listed below.);
(See also: Rose, Ben J.)
Ribaugh, Simon
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Robic, Jno.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Robinson, Andy
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Rodgers, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1932, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of the right leg, in the Big Bend Mine, Sept. 22, 1932.)
Rogers, Mike
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Rose, Benj. F.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(This is the same person as Benj. F. Rhodes listed above.);
(See also: Rhodes, Benj. F.)
Roudebush, Jas.
(Miner, Machine Helper ca.1899, Big Bend Mine.)
Rumshaw, Joe
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ S ]
Schiffer, W. C.
(Superintendent, ca.1904, of the Big Bend No 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Black Lick Mining Company, Ebensburg, PA.)
Scoran, Jno.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Seece, Henry, Jr.
(See: Seese, Henry, Jr.)
Seese, Henry, Jr.
(Miner, ca.1947, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, married, wife Elizabeth Seese, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, July 12, 1947.);
(See also: Seece, Henry, Jr.)
Sefio, John
(Miner, ca.1927, Expedit, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of rock, in the Expedit Mines, Jan. 30, 1927.)
Shaffer, W. J.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Shiffer, W. C.
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, Black Lick Mining Company, Big Bend No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, Commercial Coal Mining Company, Expedit, PA, Big Bend No. 2 Mine, Commercial No. 3, Commercial No. 4 Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Shimko, John
(Miner, ca.1924, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injurted.  Crushed by mine cars in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, Aug. 21, 1924.)
Smega, Mike
(Austrian Miner, ca.1909, Expedit, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 31, born in Austria, married, wife Annie Cochinski, age 21, born in Austria, 2 children.)
Smith, Carl
(Miner, ca.1937, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Leg injury in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, Oct. 28, 1937.)
Smith, Ralph
(Miner, ca.1927, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a fall from the tipple, outside the Big Bend Mine, Dec. 29, 1927.);
(This could be the same Ralph Smith listed below.)
Smith, Ralph
(Miner, ca.1937, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Finger cut and crushed in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, Feb. 18, 1937.);
(This could be the same Ralph Smith Listed above.)
Smith, W.
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Big Bend No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Commercial Coal Mining Company, Expedit, PA.)
Smith, Willis
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Smith, Wm. M.
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, Black Lick Mining Company, Ebensburg, PA, Big Bend No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Solosh, George
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Sonsetty, Joe
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Soper, Freeman
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Sponsky, Frank
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Stanka, Andrew
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Starry, Jos.
(See: Valushic, Jos.)
Strechic, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Strenka, Jos.
(Miner, Machine Runner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Stevens, Alvin
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Stephens, Chas.
(Miner, Trapper ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Stephens, Chris
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(This is the same man as Chris Stevens listed below.);
(See also: Stevens, Chris.)
Stephens, Elery
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Stevens, Chris
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(This is the same man as Chris Stephens listed above.);
(See also: Stephens, Chris.)
Susnick, Elmer
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Sutcliffe, Jos.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
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Tacoth, Andy
(Austrian Miner, ca.1909, Expedit, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 36, born in Austria, married, wife Mary Zimoski Tacoth, age 29, born in Austria, 4 children, 3 living.)
Terna, Mike
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Tackle, Simon
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Thorton, A. B.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Thorton, Wm.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Tote, Jno.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
Valushic, Jos.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(See also: Starry, Jos.)
[ W ]
Walker, Jas.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Washer, Joe
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Weedish. Jno.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Wesca, Thos. C.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Wilkinson, Walter
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Williams, Andy
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Williams, John, Jr.
(English Miner, Laborer ca.1917, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 53, married.);
(Died.  Pluro-pneumonia lobar, Jan. 27, 1917.);
(Interred at the U.B. Cemetery, Belsano, PA.)
Wise, Albert
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Woodling, Herman
(Miner, ca.1943, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Arm and face injured caught in a belt, in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, ca.1943.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yakebusky, Jno.
(Miner, ca.1899, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ Z ]
Zamboni, Louis
(Miner, ca.1937, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Arm fractured, in the Big Bend Mine, Sept. 23, 1937.)
Ziotz, Andrew
(Miner, ca.1931, Big Bend Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Right ankle broken in a mining accident, in the Big Bend Mine, Feb, 26, 1931.)
Zulirensky, Andy
(Slavonian Miner, ca.1911, Big Bend No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 44, married, 6 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of coal while repairing an entry, in the Big Bend No. 1 Mine, Sept. 19, 1911.)
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