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Coal Miners Memorial
Cardiff Mine,
Cardiff No. 1 Mine,
Cardiff No. 6 Mine,

Cardiff, Nettleton,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Sept. 5, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Cardiff Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Cardiff Mines, Cardiff, Nettleton, 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
CARDIFF MINES
[ A ]
Anderson, Carl Amos
(Miner, ca.1931, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Leg broken, in the Cardiff Mine, Oct. 22, 1931.)
Anderson, John
(Miner, Motorman ca.1907, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Anderson, William
(Miner, ca.1926, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Seriously injured, fell beneath a trip of mine cars, in the Cardiff Mine, March 25, 1926.)
Arksor, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1915, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, Sept. 2, 1915.)
Augash, Stephen
(Austria-Hungary Miner, ca.1918, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Born March 15, 1880 - Died March 31, 1918, of Endocarditis, acute rheuma.);
(Buried at Sr. Charles Cemetery.)
[ B ]
Banyi, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Collar bone and jaw broken, in the Cardiff Mine, May 15, 1907.)
Barr, Fred
(Miner, ca.1936, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, May 28, 1936.)
Bayuss, Joseph
(Austria-Hungary Miner, ca.1915, Cardiff Mines, Cambria Co., PA, Age 29, widower.);
(Killed:  Killed by a train of the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks, June 28, 1915.);
(Born April 21, 1880 - Died June 28, 1915.);
(Buried at Twin Rocks Cemetery.)
Beass, Nick
(Hungarian Miner, Machine Man ca.1916, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Toes bruised.  While lifting a mining machine with a jack, the jack slipped and the mining machine fell on his toes, in the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, April 20, 1916.)
Behory, Steve
(Miner, ca.1950, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 27, married, wife Dianna Kovacic Behory.);
(Killed. Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, Sept. 14, 1950.)
Behorye, Steve
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, June 11, 1913.)
Berksdresser, Mr.
(Assistant Superintendent, of the Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Black, Alex
(Miner, ca.1927, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, Feb. 3, 1927.)
Bracken, M. J.
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, Cardiff Coal Company, Gallitzin, PA, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, Inland Coal Company, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Buynack, Steve
(Miner, ca.1930, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injuries to the back, in the Cardiff Mine, Nov. 6, 1930.)
[ C ]
Clark, Tommy
(Manager, Cardiff Coal Company Store, Cardiff, Cambria Co., PA.)
Coleman, John M.
(Superintendent, of the Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Cosion, Thomas
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Jan. 10, 1911.)
Curry, J. J.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Cardiff No. 6 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Curry Coal Mining Company.)
[ D ]
Dovey, C. C.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Dovey, C. C.
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Cardiff Coal Company, Latrobe, PA.)
Dudash, Gustie
(Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1907, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, Jan. 14, 1907.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Folde, George
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Knee bruised by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Cardiff Mine, Nov. 28, 1912.)
Ford, Walter
(Miner, ca.1925, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, May 7, 1925.)
[ G ]
Gallo, William
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Jan. 6, 1911.)
Green, Celestine
(Miner, Brakeman ca.1901, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Green, Charles
(Miner, Motorman ca.1907, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Green, Lester
(Miner, ca.1924, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Both legs fractured, in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, June 12, 1924.)
[ H ]
Hawksworth, Butch
(Company Store Employee, Butcher, Cardiff Coal Company Store, Cardiff, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Gladys Patterson Hawksworth.)
Hite, William
(Miner, ca.1919, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Huppert, Albert
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff  Mine, March 20, 1909.)
Hutsko, Peter
(Miner, ca.1919, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in the Cardiff Mine, April 1, 1919.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Katis, Mr.
(Austira-Hungary Miner, ca.1917, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 56, married.);
(Died of Endocarditis, chronic inte, May 13, 1917.);
(Buried at Twin Rocks Cemetery, Twin Rocks, PA.)
Kinny, Joe
(Miner, ca.1919, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Badly bruised in a mining accident, in the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Feb. 21, 1919.)
Kish, Stephen
(Hungarian Miner, ca.1914, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Killed.  Murdered, received a stab wound of the heart, May 7, 1914.);
(Buried at Twin Rocks Cemetery.)
Kosh, John
(Miner, ca.1943, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Ribs and several vertabroe fractured, in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, ca.1943.)
Kovach, Paul
(Miner, ca.1931, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Head injuried in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, Oct. 8, 1931.)
Kovacic, Dianna
(See: Behory, Steve, wife of Steve Behory.)
[ L ]
Lucass, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 53, married.);
(Injured.  Shoulder broken by a fall of coal at the face of a pillar, in the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Jan. 13, 1917.)
Lutsic, John
(Miner, ca.1931, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Two fingers of his right hand cut off in a mining accident in the Cardiff Mine, Oct. 22, 1931.)
[ M ]
Madill, Robert
(Miner, ca.1929, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured his arm and shoulder in the mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, Oct. 17, 1929.)
Mage, Pete
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, June 25, 1913.)
Magonski, Mike
(Miner, ca.1919, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.);
(Died June 8, 1919.)
Mahon, Harry
(American Miner Boy, Mine Car Dumper on Tipple ca.1916, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured.  Struck by a mine car.  Outside the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Dec. 6, 1916.)
Manesko, John
(Miner, Tipple Worker ca.1910, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall off the tipple.  Outside the Cardiff Mine, Jan. 17, 1910.)
Masor, Paul
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Shoulder and back bruised by a fall of slate while removing a pillar, in the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, April 3, 1912.)
Mazor, Paul
(Miner, ca.1912, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, April 3, 1912.)
McAnulty, James
(Miner, ca.1931, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 42, married, wife Elizabeth McAnulty, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Kiled in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, April 23, 1931.)
McFadden, Fred J.
(General Superintenent, ca.1917, Curry Coal Mining Company, Cardiff No. 6 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Michaels, William
(Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1907, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining acident, in the Cardiff Mine, July 11, 1907.)
Monus, Paul
(Miner, ca.1930, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Mosnilyer, Joe
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Cardiff Mines, Cambria Co., PA, Age 41, married.);
(Injured.  Ankle brusied by a fall coal at the face of a room, in the Cardiff Mines, April 6, 1912.)
[ N ]
Nagy, Paul
(Miner, ca.1937, Cardiff Mines, Cambria Co., PA, Age 30, married, wife Elenore Nagy, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mines, March 26, 1937.)
Nemchak, Frank
(Miner, ca.1930, Cardiff Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ O ]
Oblinsky, George
(Miner, ca.,1936, Cardiff Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Finger injured in a mining accidetn, in the Cardiff Mines, July 2, 1936.)
Olex, Steve
(Miner, ca.1935, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Fingers injured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mines, Oct. 10, 1935.  Ring finger amputated after injury.)
[ P ]
Palko, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1937, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 54, married, wife Elizabeth Palko, 9 children.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, March 18, 1937.)
Papp, Toney
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Ankle fractured by a derailed mine car in a room, in the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Sept. 27, 1917.)
Patterson, Gladys
(See: Hawksworth, Butch, wife of Butch Hawksworth.)
Patterson, Mr.
(Miner, Chief Electrican, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Paul, John
(Miner, ca.1924, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Leg caught between two mine cars, in the Cardiff Mine, Jan. 31, 1924.)
Puruczky, Stephen
(Miner, ca.1941, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, June 8, 1941.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Reeke, George
(Miner, Brakeman ca.1901, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ S ]
Sabona, Paul
(Austria-Hungary Mine, ca.1917, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 51, widower.);
(Died.  Acute dilatation of the heart, Jan. 12, 1917.);
(Buried at Twin Rocks Cemetery,Twin Rocks, PA.)
Saxman, C. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, Cardiff Coal Company, Latrobe, PA, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Semoggi, Frank
(Miner, ca.1930, Cardiff Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed. Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mines, Aug. 20, 1930.)
Shantish, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 35, single.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, March 7, 1907.)
Smith, Riffas
(Miner, ca.1934, Cardiff Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Somogyi, Frank
(Miner Boy, ca.1930, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 17.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, Aug. 21, 1930.);
(Son of Paul Somogyi.)
Somogyi, Paul
(Miner, ca.1930, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Staslo, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 24, married.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, May 10, 1911.)
Strayer, David
(Proprietor, ca.1907, of the Cardiff Hotel, Cardiff, Cambria Co., PA.)
Szmagaj, Albert
(See: Szmryga, Albert.)
Szmryga, Albert
(Polish Miner, ca.1925, Cardiff Mines, Cambria Co., PA, Age 45, married, 4 children.);
(Wife and 4 children still in Poland.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, Aug. 13, 1925.);
(See also: Szmagaj, Albert.)
[ T ]
Telec, Jouis
(Miner, ca.1931, Cardiff Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married, 1 child; a daughter.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mines, Dec. 10, 1931.)
Toth, James
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, Jan. 29, 1914.)
Toth, John
(Miner, ca.1919, Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, April 30, 1919.)
Toth, Joseph
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, June 31, 1913.)
Toth, Steve
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1915, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, April 19, 1915.)
Tucker, Fred
(Miner, ca.1923, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Overcome by fumes, in the Cardiff Mine, May 17, 1923.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
Vargo, John
(Miner, ca.1928, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 48, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, Sept. 10, 1928.)
Vincer, Steve
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, March 11, 1914.)
[ W ]
Wagoner, Winfred
(Miner, Mule Driver ca.1907, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Walker, James
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Cardiff Coal Company, Gallitzin, PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Cardiff No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Inland Coal Company.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yoder, Clyde
(Miner, ca.1927, Cardiff Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Foot and ankle broken in a mining accident, in the Cardiff Mine, Sept. 29, 1927.)
[ Z ]
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