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Coal Miners Memorial
Colver Mine,

Colver,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Colver 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. 28, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Colver Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Colver Mines, Colver, 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.
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.

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COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
COLVER MINES
[ A ]
Aiken, Tom
(Miner, Fire Boss, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Aliskaus, Tony
(Miner, ca.1929, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1929.) 
Angert, Waler
(Miner, Fire Boss, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Angert, Walt
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Colver Mine, Mine Rescue team.)
Armanini, Louis
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Mary Pierwola Armanini.);
(Louis Armanini also worked at the Vintondale Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Born in Wehrum, PA, Dec. 4, 1917 - d. Buena, N.J., Dec. 17, 2006.)
Askew, John W.
(Miner, ca.1918, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Mabel Spencer Askew.)
[ B ]
Badorf, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Balog, Metro
(Miner, ca.1925, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1925.)
Bartoccio, Joe
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Bartock, John
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Becquet, Jules
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Belin, Sam A.
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Berkoski, Mike
(Miner, ca.1935, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1935.)
Bishop, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Bloskey, Charles
(Miner, ca.1940, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1940.)
Bobby, Nicholas
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Bonora, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Brenza, Pete
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Colver Mine, Mine Rescue team .)
Brown, Buster
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Brown, James Lemuel
(Miner, ca.1917, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his Examination for Fire Boss, ca.1917.  Received his Certificate ca.1917.)
Bukovitz, Andy
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Colver Mine, Mine Rescue team.)
Bukovitz, Mickey
(Miner, ca.1962, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1962.)
Burkey, Maurice
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ C ]
Cameron, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Cangroli, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Cessna, George Rheese
(Miner, ca.1917, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his Examination for Fire Boss, ca.1917.  Received his Certificate ca.1917.)
Choby, Bernard
(Miner, ca.1941, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1941.)
Clost, John
(Miner, ca.1946, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1946.)
Conrad, Clarence
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ D ]
Davis, John A.
(Miner, ca.1924, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1924.)
Delpra, Frank
(Miner, ca.1942, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1942.)
Depratte, Aldo
(Miner, ca.1935, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1935.)
Dilick, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Donatelli, Peimo
(Miner, ca.1932, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1932.)
Dotts, Arnold
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ E ]
Edwards, James
(Miner, ca.1927, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1927.)
Ellis, John H.
(Miner, ca.1918, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1918.  Received his Certificate ca.1918.)
Erdley, James Willard
(Miner, ca.1927, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Lillian Erdley.)
Evans, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
[ F ]
Finch, Mike
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Forberger, Patrick
(Miner, ca.1978, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1978.)
Fulton, Robert Merle
(Miner, Clover Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(d. Dec. 24, 1988.)
[ G ]
Gaboda, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Gaida, John
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Caroline Pierwola Gaida, 6 children.);
(Retired from the Colver Mine ca.1976.  d. Oct. 10, 1991.);
(John Gaida not only worked in the mine, he delivered house coal to the people in town with coal furnaces.)
George, Cliff
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Colver Mine, Mine Rescue team.)
Gherardi, Geremia
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Gherardi, John "Jerry"
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Lost both arms in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine.);
(Son of Geremia Gherardi.)
Gibson, Raymond
(Miner, ca.1941, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1941.)
Greizer, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Griffith, Bob
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Colver Mine, Mine Rescue team.)
[ H ]
Haskowitz, Henry
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Hazy, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Hennessey, Francis
(Miner, ca.1947, Colver Mines, Cambria Co, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mines, April, 1947.)
Hill, John
(Miner, Weighmaster ca.1944, Clover Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife "Dilly" Hill.)
Hill, Telford
(Miner, ca.1940, ca.1952, Colver Mines, Cambria Co, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mines, April, 1952.)
Holopka, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1914, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Holowchuck, Metro
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Holtzer, Charles
(Chief of Police ca.1913, of the Coal & Iron Police of the Ebensburg Coal Company, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  March 28, 1915 there was a drunken brawl at about 8:00 in the evening in the shoemaker shop where a bunch of men gathered to drink beer. One man was stabbed and Holtzer was called.  The man stabbed Holtzer, but he managed to shoot his assailant. Holtzer died several days later.)
Howe, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1918, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1918.  Received his Certificate ca.1918.)
Hudak, Alex
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Hudak, Andrew
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Huff, Earl
(Miner, ca.1936, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1936.)
Hughes, George
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Humka, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Hurley, Dave
(Miner, ca.1974, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1974.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jordy, John
(Miner, ca.1912, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 31.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident in the Colver Mine, Jan. 30, 1912.);
(Buried at Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church Cemetery, Wehrum, PA.)
Johns, Harlie
(Miner, ca.1917, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his Examination for Fire Boss, ca.1917.  Received his Certificate ca.1917.)
Johnston, Dr. C. W.
(Doctor, Coal Company Doctor, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Jones, Griffith
(Superintendent,Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Jones, Roy
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Colver Mine, Mine Rescue team.)
Jones, Samuel
(Miner, ca.1918, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1918.  Received his Certificate ca.1918.)
Juba, Steve
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1928.)
[ K ]
Katona, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Keenan, John Elmer
(Miner, ca.1917, ca,1918, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his Examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade ca.1917.  Received his Certificate ca.1917.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1918.  Received his Certificate ca.1918.)
Kephart, Ted
(Miner, ca.1927, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1927.)
Kielman, Walter
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Kirsch, Norbert
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Kokus, George
(Miner, ca.1978, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.);
(George Kokus and his partner Joe Pablic were the last men to work at the Colver Mine in 9 Row.)
Kokus, Martin
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.);
(Injured.  Lost an arm in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine.)
Koval, Joe
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Kovaletz, Steve
(Miner, ca.1930, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1930.)
Kozan, Art
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Kozcki, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Kozickie, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Kraynak, Victor
(Miner, ca.1934, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1934.)
Kushner, Martin
(Miner, ca.1941, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Anna Kushner.  [from "Tribune-Democrat," Johnstown PA, June 6, 2002.].)
Kutsor, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Kuzak, Jacob
(Miner, ca.1944, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1944.)
[ L ]
Lapina, Benjamin J.
(Miner, ca.1974, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, March 13, 1974.)
Larese, Anthony
(Miner, ca.1973, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1973.)
Laverick, Robert
(Miner, ca.1918, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1918.  Received his Certificate ca.1918.)
Lecell, Alexander
(Italian Miner, ca.1923, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of rock, in the Colver Mine, May 10, 1923.);
(Alexander Lecell had recently returned from Italy where he visited relatives during the 1922 coal miners strike.)
Lees, George
(Miner, ca.1935, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1935.)
Lenyo, Nick
(Miner, ca.1937, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1937.)
Lewis, Clair A.
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Lost a finger in a minng accident, in the Colver Mine.);
(Injured. Broke his back in another accident, he fell off a mine car and could not move and a truck or car was backing up, his hat had fallen off and the light caught the drivers eye who then stopped, otherwise he would have backed over him. He was in a full body cast for a very long time. He did recover and was able to walk.);
(d. ca.1981.)
Ludsky, Johnny
(See: Lutsky, Johnny.)
Luther, Ms.
(Teacher, ca.1928, Colver School, Cambria Co., PA.)
Lutsky, Johnny
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Colver Mine, Mine Rescue team.);
(See also: Ludsky, Johnny.)
[ M ]
Machuta, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Magee, Robert H.
(Miner, ca.1918, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1918.  Received his Certificate ca.1918.)
Magula, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Magyar, Dave
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(One of the last employees working at the Colver Mine, for the Ebensburg Coal Company.)
Malone, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Martin, Dr.
(Doctor, Coal Company Doctor, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Mastrine, Guido
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, Cambria Co., PA.)
McCoy, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
McMullen, Mr.
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Mr. McMullen also worked at the Heisley Mine, Cambria Co., PA, ca.1929.)
Metshula, William
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Mihalik, George
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Mikula, Charles
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Milhalic, John
(Chief of Police ca.1915, Colver Coal & Iron Police of the Ebensburg Coal Company, Cambria Co., PA.)
Miller, Bill
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(One of the last employees working at the Colver Mine, for the Ebensburg Coal Company.)
Miller, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1940, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1940.)
Miller, Raymond
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Minigini, Tita
(Miner, ca.1936, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1936.)
Mitchell, James Samuel
(Miner, ca.1917, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his Examination for Fire Boss, ca.1917.  Received his Certificate ca.1917.)
Mitchell, Samuel
(Miner, ca.1918, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1918.  Received his Certificate ca.1918.)
Muir, Walter
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.);
(Walter Muir also worked at the Heshbon Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Murdock, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Murphy, James
(Miner, ca.1938, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1938.)
[ N ]
Nemish, John
(Miner, ca.1929, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1929.)
Nihoff, John
(Miner, ca.1949, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Emma Valeri Nihoff.)
Nyland, Ray
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
[ O ]
O'Hara, John W.
(Miner, ca.1920, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Nora Wood O'Hara.)
Oldham, Samuel A.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Marie Love Oldham.)
Olinski, John
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Olinski, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
[ P ]
Pablic, Joe
(Miner, ca.1978, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Joe Pablic and his partner George Kokus were the last men to work at the Colver Mine in 9 Row.)
Palumbo, Carmelo
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Papel, Paul "Big Paul"
(Policeman, Colver Coal & Iron Police of the Ebensburg Coal Company, Cambria Co., PA.)
Pardee, William
(Miner, ca.1942, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1942.)
Paul, Billy
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Paul, Johnny
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Petak, John
(Miner, ca.1948, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1948.)
Petrosky, Pete
(Miner, ca.1938, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed. Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1938.)
Pavuk, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Petak, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Pierwola, Caroline
(See: Gaida, John;  wife of John Gaida.)
Pierwola, Stanley
(Miner, ca.1952, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1952.)
Plummer, Glenn
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Colver Mine, Mine Rescue team.)
Plummer, Glen F.
(Miner, ca.1936 - 1959, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Alice Glenn Burket Plummer, 6 children.);
(He started as a hand miner, spent several years on a Whaley rock loading crew, and a few years as a Joy operator. He was then promoted to fire boss and section foreman. He was also captain of the mine's first aid team and on the mine rescue team.  He was assistant mine foreman for 23 years.);
(b. ca.1912 - d. Aug. 22, 1960.)
Procup, Mike
(See: Prokop, Michael.)
Prokop, Michael
(Miner, ca.1957, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, married, 8 children.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, March 14, 1957.);
(See also: Procup, Mike.)
Putsakulish, Frank
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Rafter, Edward W.
(Miner, ca.1918, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1918.  Received his Certificate ca.1918.)
Rakovan, Tony
(Miner, ca.1957, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 58.);
(Killed.  Had a heart attack while working, in the Colver Mine, July 25, 1957.)
Ramsey, Howard A.
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Roberts, Theodore
(Miner, Member of the Colver Mine Rescue Team ca.1937, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the rescue team of the Ebensburg Coal Company that was sent to the Kramer Mine, Jefferson Co., PA mine disaster, March 29, 1937.)
Roberts, William P.
(Miner, ca.1918, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1918.  Received his Certificate ca.1918.)
Rose, George L.
(Miner, ca.1948, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1948.)
Rushnok, Mike
(Miner, ca.1960, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1960.)
Russick, Francis
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ S ]
Sagel, Samuel
(Miner, ca.1942, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Katheryn Lapina Sagel.)
Saltgiver, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Selko, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Shannon, George
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Colver Mine, Mine Rescue team.)
Shannon, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Shero, Bernard
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Sloan, Dave
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Colver Mine, Mine Rescue team.)
Shook, John J.
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, children.);
(Son of Thomas Shook.);
(John Shook also worked at the Wehrum Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Smith, George E. "Smitty"
(Miner, ca.1941, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Lena Smith.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, Aug. 11, 1941.)
Smith, Joseph
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Donna LaRue Widdowson Smith, 1 child.);
(Assistant Mine Foreman, Retired ca.l977 with 35 years of service.);
(Son of Joseph D. Smith.)
Smith, Joseph D.
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Mary [Maisy] Parkin Smith, 6 children.)
Smith, Merle
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Colver Mine, Mine Rescue team.)
Smith, William P.
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Ruth Johns Smith, 2 children.);
(Son of Joseph P. Smith.)
Solonica, Mike
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Spicher, Paul
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Stoyka, George
(Miner, ca.1976, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(George Stoyka was the last miner to leave the Colver Mine when it was shut down on April 3, 1978.)
Stoyka, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Staruch, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Such, John
(Miner, ca.1937, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1937.)
Sullivan, Dan
(Miner, Fire Boss, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Swerbinsky, Andrew "Andy"
(Miner, ca.1936, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mine roof collapse, in the Colver Mine, Sept. 17, 1936.)
Szfranski, John "Big John"
(Policeman, Colver Coal & Iron Police, of the Ebensburg Coal Company, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ T ]
Timms, Leonard
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the Colver Mine, Mine Rescue team.)
Tiraboskie, Sam
(Miner, ca.1940, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1940.)
Tishock, Charles
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Tishock, John
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Todd, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Tononi, Joe
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Trantz, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Tymenski, Joseph
(Polish Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married, 2nd wife Stella Szalaha Tymenski.)
[ U ]
Urban, John
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Manager of the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Urish, Joe
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
Urish, John
(Miner, ca.1930's, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Played on the Colver Mine Baseball Team in the 1930's.)
[ V ]
Valeri, Ubldo
(Miner, ca.1949, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Anna Migne Valeri.)
Vassanelli, Max
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Vay, George
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Visko, John
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ W ]
Washic, Mike
(See: Washick, Michael.)
Washick, Michael
(Miner, ca.1952, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Helen RokitovskyWashic, 3 sons.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, July 12,1952.);
(See also: Washic, Mike.)
Watkins, Morgan
(Miner, Member of the Colver Mine Rescue Team ca.1937, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(A member of the rescue team of the Ebensburg Coal Company that was sent to the Kramer Mine, Jefferson Co., PA mine disaster, March 29, 1937.)
Widdowson, Donald E.
(Miner, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Anna Jane Zimmerman Widdowson, 3 children.)
Weakland, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Wocosky, Walter
(Miner, ca.1913, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Josephine Baronski Wocosky.)
Wolf, Vernon
(Miner, ca.1948, Colver Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Colver Mine, ca.1948.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yanosky, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
[ Z ]
Zampini, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1928, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Zendzik, John
(Miner, Colver Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)

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