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Coal Miners Memorial
Commercial No. 1 Mine,
Commercial No. 2 Mine,
Commercial No. 3 Mine,
Commercial No. 4 Mine
(Bracken Mine),
Commercial No. 5 Mine,

Twin Rocks, Expedit,
Commercial No. 4 Mine (Bracken),
Blacklick Twp.,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated April 27, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Commercial Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Commercial Mines, Twin Rocks, 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
COMMERCIAL MINES
[ A ]
Adams, Clyde
(American Miner, Laborer ca.1915, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, married.);
(Injured.  His third finger was cut off and his second & fourth fingers lacerated on a sand-pipe, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, March 5, 1915.)
Allago, Paul
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured in two places by fall of roof at face, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, March 22, 1913.)
Anderson, A. T.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1929, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, June 27, 1929.)
Anderson, Nicholas
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Fractured leg and hip, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, July 13, 1907.)
Angie, Phillip
(Miner, ca.1931, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Thigh bone broken in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Nov. 26, 1931.)
Anton, Carlo
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of drawn slate while cleaning up a fall in a room, in the Commerical No. 4 Mine, Nov. 23, 1914.)
[ B ]
Babinchak, Paul
(Miner, ca.1937, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Seriously injured by an explosion of Dynamite, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Jan. 21, 1937.)
Balast, Sophia
(See: Cossor, George; wife of George Cossor.)
Balazok, Nick
(Austrian Miner, Laborer ca.1918, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 49, born in Austria, married.);
(d. April 28, 1918, of Lobar Pneumonia.);
(Buried at the Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Wehrum, PA.)
Balick, Jack
(Miner, ca.1918, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of Mining Laws:  Charged with taking matches in a section worked exclusively with locked safety lamps, pleaded guilty.  $10.00 fine and cost.)
Balog, Mary
(See: Maniski, John, wife of John Maniski.)
Banyas, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in the Commerical No. 3 Mine, May 23, 1911.)
Baratock, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Commerical No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commerical No. 3 Mine, Aug. 20, 1913.)
Barber, John, Jr.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1915, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Aug. 8, 1915.)
Bardosky, Simon
(Russian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1910, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of coal while undermining at the face of a room, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Aug. 20, 1910.);
(See also: Bardosky, Simora.)
Bardosky, Simora
(See: Bardosky, Simon.)
Barr, Adam
(Ran the Hotel in Bracken, Cambria Co., PA, ca.1917.)
Beaith, Steve
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Nov. 10, 1911.)
Bebeuko, Andy
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Commerical No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Killed. Killed in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Feb, 7, 1913.)
Beck, George
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commerical No. 3 Mine, June 25, 1914.)
Beckey, Louis
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining acident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, March 11, 1909.)
Bellock, George
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1915, Commerical No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate at the face of a room,  in the Commerical No. 4 Mine, Jan. 18, 1915.)
Benko, Joseph
(Polish Miner, Machine Runner ca.1912, Commerical No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Injured.  Severely injured, leg cut off by being caught in the sprocket chain of the mining machine while entering a room, in the Comme4rcial No. 5 Mine, Feb. 7, 1912.)
Bernot, Mike
(Russian Miner, ca.1910, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 31, born in Russia, married, wife Mary Kulka Bernot, age 37, born in Russia, 3 children.)
Bertusck, Joe
(Miner, ca.1919, Commerical No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Thigh fractured, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Sept. 6, 1919.)
Bokar, Joseph
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 47, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of draw slate while taking out a pillar in his room, in the Commerical No. 4 Mine, Jan. 26, 1910.)
Bolonge, Charles
(Miner, ca.1909, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commerical No. 5 Mine, April 27, 1909.)
Borodor, Jacob
(Miner, ca.1911, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Nov. 24, 1911.)
Boskia, Birt
(Italian Miner, ca.1918, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 48, born in Italy, married, wife Manetta Rosa Boskia, born in Italy, 9 children, 5 living.);
(This is probably the same man as Bert Boskie and Bert Boskio listed below.)
Boskie, Bert
(Italian Miner, ca.1917, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Italy, married, wife Mary Rosa Boskie.);
(This is probably the same man as Bert Boskio listed below, and Birt Boskia listed above..)
Boskio, Bert
(Italian Miner, ca.1917, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Italy, married, wife Rosa Monithi Boskio, born in Italy.);
(This is probably the same man as Bert Boskie and Birt Boskia listed above.)
Bowman, Lou
(American Miner, ca.1910, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 39, born in Pennsylvania, married, wife Phoebie McDonald Bowman, age 22, born in Pennsylvania, 3 children.)
Bracken, David
(Miner, ca.1913, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Nov. 18, 1913.)
Brass, James
(Miner, ca.1908, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Sept. 3, 1908.)
Britsky, Mike
(Austria Miner, ca.1920, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Austria, married, wife Helen Holochok Britsky, born in Austria.)
Buncle, Mike
(Slovonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Injured.  Foot sprained by a fall of draw slate, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Aug. 8, 1907.)
Burnot, John
(Slavonian Miner, Tippleman ca.1909, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 29, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by mine cars, outside the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Aug. 2, 1909.)
Butterbaugh, Edward
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1912, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 21, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of leg by mine cars on a heading, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Sept. 10, 1912.)
[ C ]
Caprillo, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Motorman ca.1915, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 28, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate, while traveling on an entry, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, April 21, 1915.)
Casill, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1911, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Sept. 9, 1911.)
Chapenik, Joe
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 46, married.);
(Injured.  Ribs fractured.  He was riding in an empty mine car down the slope when the mine car derailed and threw him against the side, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, June 8, 1917.)
Chisak, Frank
(Miner, ca.1937, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Arm crushed in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, ca.1937.  His arm had to be amputated.)
Chopka, Mike
(Russian Miner, ca.1910, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 34, born in Russia, married, wife Petrona Roberts Chopka, age 26, born in Russia, 3 children.);
(This could be the ame man as Mike Chopka listed below.)
Chopka, Mike
(Austrian Miner, ca.1914, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 29, born in Austria, married, wife Petronia Roberts Chopka, age 30, born in Austria, 5 children.);
(This could be the same man as Mike Chopka listed above.)
Choyka, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Hand and fingers bruised by mine cars on a heading, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, May 9, 1912.)
Clerenger, Merton
(Miner, ca.1910, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Bruised by mine cars at the bottom of the slope, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Jan. 11, 1910.)
Corasy, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of rock, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Jan. 31, 1910.)
Cossor, George
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Austria, married, wife Sophia Balast Cossor, born in Austria.)
Costoly, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Back injured by a rock fall in a heading, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Jan. 15, 1910.)
Cramer, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1917, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, married, children.)
Curtis, Joe
(Miner, ca.1919, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, July 18, 1919.)
[ D ]
Decarlo, Premo
(Italian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1918, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Abe 20, single.);
(Injured.  Sternal end of clavicle fractured, slipped and fell while removing a harness from a mule, outside the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Aug. 19, 1918.)
Dessatorie, Tony
(Italian Miner, ca.1910, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, born in Italy, married, wife Lucy Parakina Dessatorie, age 30, born in Italy, 6 children, 4 living.)
Dodson, Russell
(Miner Boy, Commercial No. 4 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 13.)
Dolosko, Frank
(Austrian Miner, ca.1917, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, born in Austria, married, wife Verrna Yina Dolosko, age 25, born in Austria, 3 children.)
Domineck, Mike
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Commercail No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured. Injured in a mining accident in the Commercail No. 3 Mine, Jan. 4, 1909.)
[ E ]
Eaton, Wm.
(Scottish Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1912, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 38, born in Scotland, married, wife Della Buterbaugh Eaton, age 37, born in Pennsylvania, 8 children, 7 living.);
(This could be the same man as William Eaton listed for the Vinton Mines, Vintondale.)
Engell, Alfred Andrew
(Miner, ca.1918, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed the Examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1919.  Received his certificate ca.1918.)
Evan, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1913, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, July 31, 1913.)
Ewan, John
(Miner, ca.1909, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Jan. 6, 1909.)
[ F ]
Feddock, Julian
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907 Comercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Head bruised by a fall of coal, he failed to set sprags under the coal, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Jan. 4, 1907.)
Ferrie, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Pelvis fractured by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Dec. 19, 1912.)
Folde, Michael
(Miner, ca.1913, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, July 31, 1913.)
Forcas, Gabor
(Miner, ca.1909, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, June 8, 1909.)
Ford, John
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Commercial Coal Mining Company, Expedit, PA.)
Fuller, William
(Miner, ca.1914, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Feb. 12, 1914.)
[ G ]
Gavasky, Frank
(Slavonian Miner, Laborer ca.1913, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of one leg and the other leg broken, struck by a haulage rope on an entry, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Nov. 8, 1913.)
Gedias, John
(Miner, ca.1911, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Dec. 11, 1911.)
Gedoga, Alex
(Miner, ca.1909, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Nov. 1, 1909.)
Georeg, John
(Austrian Miner, ca.1918, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 30, born in Austria, married, wife Mary Stunkovich George, age 24, born in Austria, 4 children.)
George, Joseph
(Austrian Miner, ca.1918, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 34, born in Austria, married, wife Julia Gassa George, age 26, born in Austria, 4 childen.);
(This could be the same man as Joe George who was working at the Vinton Mines, Vintondale, Cambria Co. ca.1914.)
Giazzon, Louis
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 41, married, children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate while removing a pillar, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Jan. 5, 1914.  He failed to set sufficient timber.);
(Louis Giazzon's sons worked at the Vinton No. 6 Mine, Vintondale, Cambria Co., PA.)
Gotshall, Elmer
(Miner, ca.1914, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Dec. 1, 1914.)
Gregor, Steve
(Miner, ca.1908, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, May 20, 1908.)
Grantz, Steve
(Slavonian Miner, Brakeman ca.1915, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Contusion of knee and foot, the gear case became loose, throwing the end of the locomotive off the track, he was caught between the locomotive and a the side of an entry, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, April 9, 1915.)
Gregor, Steve
(Russian Miner, ca.1910, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 34, born in Russia, married, wife Mary Katur Gregor, age 25, born in Russia, 1 child.)
Gregor, Steve
(Austrian Miner, ca.1913, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 32, born in Austria, married, wife Mary Zosse Gregor, age 27, born in Austria, 2 children, 1 living.)
Gregorger, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 31, married.);
(Died of TB of lungs & throat, March 19, 1913.);
(b.Sept. 28, 1881 - d. March 19, 1913.);
(Buried at Twin Rocks Cemetery.)
[ H ]
Hammond, John
(Superintendent, ca.1910, of the Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, for Commercial Coal Mining Company.)
Haragar, John
(Miner, ca.1908, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, April 27, 1908.)
Herbaty, John
(Miner, ca.1907, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Back injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, July 17, 1907.)
Hodges, Herman
(Miner, ca.1913, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, June 25, 1913.)
Holmes, Bert
(Miner, ca.1911, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Nov. 14, 1911.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jasper, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1937, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 38, single.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Commercial No 5 Mine, Jan. 21, 1937.)
Johns, Adam
(Miner, ca.1909, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured. Injured in a mining accident, in the Comercial No. 3 Mine, May 28, 1909.)
Juba, Mike
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910 - 1919, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Austria, married, wife Annie Scuba [Skiba] Juba, born in Austria, children.)
[ K ]
Kavish, Steve
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Head cut and bruised by a fall of coal, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, June 24, 1905.)
Kega, Vivion
(Miner, ca.1913, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Comercial No. 3 Mine, May 23, 1913.)
Keith, Samuel
(Miner, Company Man ca.1913, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Jawbone broken by mine cars while riding in an empty trip of mine cars down the slope, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, May 2, 1913.)
Kessler, Ethel
(Teacher at the Bracken School, Cambria Co., PA, ca1917.)
Kish, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1917-1920, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, married, children.);
(Mrs. Kish ran a boarding house for the miners on the Kaiser Farm above the Cambridge Mine.)
Klinko, Andy
(Hungarian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1916, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by coming into contact with the trolley wire on an entry.  The boards protecting the wire were eight inches apart, and the witness was not able to tell how Klinko got his head between them, in the Commerical No. 5 Mine, Feb. 21, 1916.);
(Buried at Belsano Cemetery.)
Kneda, Mike
(Austrian Miner, ca.1914, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, born in Austria, married, wife Katea Grisdula Kneda, age 25, born in Austria, 1 child.)
Kolasky, Philyo
(Miner, ca.1913, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accidetn, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, May 23, 1913.)
Kolesko, Tony
(Austrian Miner, ca.,1910, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 36, born in Austria, married, wife Katie Poscovich Kolesko, age 27, born in Austria, 4 children, 3 living.)
Korda, Katie
(See:  Supstaling, Joseph; wife of Joseph Supstaling.)
Korin, Daniel
(Austria-Hungary Miner, ca.1917,  Commercial Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 62, married.);
(Died of Pulumonary hemorrhage, Aug. 6, 1917.);
(Buried at Russian Orthodox Cemetery Wehrum.)
Kososky, Steve
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Russia, married, wife Alice Melaski Kososky, born in Russia.);
(This could be the same man as Steve Kososky listed below.)
Kososky, Steve
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1918, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Poland, married, wife Alase Milewsko Kososky, born in Poland.)
(This could be the same man as Steve Kososky listed above.)
Kovalack, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1915, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Feb. 17, 1915.)
Kovash, Lewis
(Hungarian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1917, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of leg, caught between mine cars on an entry, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, July 12, 1917.)
Kreashko, George
(Miner, ca.1917, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Brachen], Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Kreathko, George
(Hungarian Miner, ca.1918, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Hungary, married, wife Hellen Sobots Kreathko, born in Hungary.)
Krichko, George
(Austrian Miner, ca.1918, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Austria, married.)
Kulka, Mary
(See: Bernot, Mike;  wife of Mike Bernot.)
[ L ]
Lavitski, John
(Russian Miner, ca.1916, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, born in Russia, married, wife Sophia Worbun Lavitski, age 31, born in Russia, 3 children.)
Lewis, Joseph
(American Miner, ca.1914, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 37, born in Pennsylvania, married, wife Minnie Jankins Lewis, age 29, born in Pennsylvania, 4 children.)
Lewis, Samuel
(Welsh Miner, ca.1915, Commercial Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 38, single.);
(Died suddenly, cause unknown, Oct. 31, 1915.);
(Buried at Belsano Cemetery, Belsano, PA.)
Little, Edward
(American Miner, ca.1915, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 28, born in Pennsylvania, married, wife Elsie Musser Little, age 23, born in Pennsylvania, 1 child.)
Long, Robert Milton "Milt"
(Miner, ca.1907, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Aug. 21, 1907.)
Lordon, Frank
(Russian Miner, ca.1910, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, born in Russia, married, wife Eliza Chartar Lordon, age 30, born in Russia, 1 child.)
Loria, Talix
(Italian Miner, ca.1913, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 29, born in Italy, married, wife Angelina Giranlo Loria, age 26, born in Italy, 3 children, 2 living.)
Lovish, Joseph
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 43, married, 6 children.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by coal falling on him, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, June 8, 1905.  He failed to set sprags under the coal.  Lovish and his partner had commenced work early inthe morning of the 8th, and were engaged in completing the undermining across the room.  Most of the mining had been done on the previous day, and two shots had been fired which failed to bring the coal down.  At 7 o'clock in the morning the coal fell on both men, killing Lovish and seriously injuring his partner, Frank Nodge.  No attempt was made to protect themselves by setting sprags.)
Lower, James
(American Miner Boy, Car Coupler ca.1907, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed by mine cars outside the Commerical No. 4 Mine, Jan. 4, 1907.)
Lukoewitch, Shandor
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, April 21, 1914.)
Luzon, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Jan. 16, 1908.)
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Machintick, William
(Austria-Hungary Miner, ca.1917, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(Killed.  Received an electrical shock in the mine, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, March 9, 1917.);
(Buried at Twin Rocks Cemetery, Twin Rocks, PA.)
Makari, Louis
(Miner, ca.1909, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Sept. 28, 1909.)
Malek, Edward
(Miner, ca.1919, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Several ribs broken in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Feb. 1, 1919.)
Malek, Edward
(Miner, ca.1930, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 31, married, wife Mary Malek, 4 young children.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Dec. 18, 1930.)
Manfari, Saveris
(Miner Boy, ca.1910, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 19.);
(Killed. Killed in a mining accident in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, March 2, 1910.)
Maniski, John
(Austrian Miner, ca.1917, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Austria, married, wife Mary Balog Maniski, born in Austria.)
Marines, Frank
(Miner, ca.1927, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 58, married, 9 children.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, July 14, 1927.)
Marinus, Mike
(Slavonian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1917, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Tibia and fibula fractured and leg contused by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, June 11, 1917.)
Martin, Joseph
(Russian Miner, ca.1910, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 35, born in Russia, married, wife Mary Martin, age 30, born in Russia, 6 children.)
Maxonesky, John
(Miner, ca.1908, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Aug. 19, 1908.)
Mazzano, John
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Italy, married, wife Mary Whren Mazzano, born in Italy.)
Mazziba, John
(Miner, ca.1916, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA.)
McCracken, William Henry
(Miner, ca.1917, Bracken, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Passed his Examination for Fire Boss, ca.1917.  Received his Certificate ca.1917.)
McDonnell, Earnest
(Miner, ca.1928, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Dec. 6, 1928.)
Mechintick, William
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by coming in contact with an electric wire.  From the position in which the body and cap were found, it is supposed that he was coupling mine cars from the wire side of the entry, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, March 9, 1917.)
Melaski, Alice
(See: Kososky, Steve; wife of Steve Kososky.);
(This is probably the same woman as Alase, Milewsko listed below.);
(See also: Milewsko, Alice.)
Michaels, Robert
(American Miner Boy, Laborer ca.1917, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Scalp lacerated and contused.  Timbers gave way on rock dump and he fell down with a mine car.  Outside the Commercial No. 5 Mine, July 31, 1917.)
Milewsko, Alase
(See: Kososky, Steve;  wife of Steve Kososky.);
(This is probably the same woman as Alice Melaski, listed above.);
(See also: Melaski, Alice.)
Minkia, Anton
(Miner, ca.1913, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, May 23, 1913.)
Monar, Steve
(Austrian Miner, ca.1920, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 46, born in Austria, married, wife Annie Rosko Monar, age 40, born in Austria, 11 children, 5 living.)
Moskolaski, Joe
(Polish Miner, ca.1919, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, born in Poland, married, wife Eva Skeva Moskolaski, age 32, born in Poland, 6 children.)
Motala, George
(Miner, ca.1907, Comercial No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Sept. 9, 1907.)
Murvitch, Charles
(Miner, ca.1908, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Oct. 19, 1908.)
Musser, Elsie
(See: Little, Edward;  wife of Edward Little.)
Musser, James
(American Miner, ca.1915, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 29, born in Pennsylvania, married, wife Olive Reed Musser, age 20, born in Pennsylvania, 2 children.)
Muzer, Tony
(Austrian Miner, ca.1916, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 27, born in Austria, married, wife Pauline Parakaoish Muzer, age 24, born in Austria, 3 children.)
Myanchick, John
(Miner, ca.1926, Commercial Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  His legs caught against a siding by a mine car, in the Comercial Mine, Feb. 11, 1926.)
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Naggie, Mike
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 34, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of coal at the face of a room.  While undermining between the rib and a sprag, a distance of 5 feet, a piece of coal together with two inches of slate fell from a V shaped slip, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Feb. 10, 1917.  He dies Feb. 13, 1917.)
Nodge, Frank
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Seriously injured by coal falling on him, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, June 8, 1905.  He failed to set sprags under the coal.)
Nordilli, John
(Miner, ca.1919, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA.)
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Oldham, Herbert
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, for Commercial Coal Mining Company, Expedit, PA.)
Oldham, Herman
(Superintendent, ca.1907, of the Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, for Commercial Coal Mining Company.)
Ornich, Stephen
(Miner, ca.1930, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 53, married.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, April 3, 1930.)
Orsick, Mike
(Austrian Miner, Bracken Mine [Commerical No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 25, born in Austria, married, wife Susana Kom Orsick, age 26, born in Austria, 2 children.)
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Pavish, Angelo
(Miner, ca.1909, Commercial No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 2 Mine, July 2, 1909.)
Petrola, John
(Miner, ca.1914, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Feb. 21, 1914.)
Pidolski, Albert
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Age 49, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of coal while undermining at the face of his room, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Dec. 22, 1910.);
(This is probably the same man as Albert Podolski listed below.)
Pingsaw, Valint
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Hand and eye burned.  He went back to a shot that he supposed had missed fired, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Aug. 30, 1916.)
Plesnicar, George
(Miner, ca.1925, Commercial Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  His leg was broken in a mining accident, in the Commercial Mine, July 9, 1925.)
Podolski, Albert
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 52, married.);
(Injured.  Pelvis bone broken by a fall of rock while pushing a mine car out of a room.  The roof fell on his back, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Jan. 31, 1913.);
(This is probably the same man as Albert Pidolski listed above.)
Porash, George
(Miner, ca.1910, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by mine cars on a heading, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, July 25, 1010.)
Prideaux, Dr. William
(Coal Company Doctor in Bracken, Cambria Co., PA, ca.1917.);
(Dr. Prideaux lived in Twin Rocks, and travelled to Bracken daily.)
Puck, Mike
(Miner, ca.1914, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, June 1, 1914.)
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Rager, Neely B.
(Miner, ca.1947, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Twin Rocks, Cambria Co., PA, Age 37, married, wife Rhoda Patrick Rager, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Dec. 11, 1947.)
Reyeck, Victor
(Miner, ca.1911, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured. Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Jan. 8, 1911.)
Rofa, Alex
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by mine cars, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Dec. 27, 1904.)
Roguo, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 45, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Aug. 9, 1907.)
Ross, Edward
(Miner, ca.1911, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Jan. 5, 1911.)
Rutledge, Paul
(American Miner Boy, Brakeman ca.1916, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Entire face contused and lacerated.  While riding empty mine cars dow a slope he lost control of it and the mine car upset, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Sept. 23, 1916.)
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Sackcrash, Charles
(See: Sackerash, Charles.)
Sackerash, Charles
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Rib fractured.  While pushing a mine car into a room he slipped and fell against the mine car, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Jan. 16, 1917.)
Sackerash, Paul
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, single.);
(Injured.  Injured on right side resulting in a hernie.  A mine car derailed and caught him against the mine roof on the slope entry, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, May 31, 1917.)
Sape, Frank
(Miner, ca.1918, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of Mining Laws:  Charged with taking matches in a section worked exclusively with locked safety lamps, pleaded guilty.  $10.00 fine and cost.)
Scuba, Annie
(See: Juba, Mike;  wife of Mike Juba.);
(See also: Skiba, Annie.)
Shiffer, W. C.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Commercial No. 3 & No. 4 Mines, Cambria Co., PA, for Commerical Coal Mining Company, Expedit, PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, Commercial Coal Mining Company, Expedit, PA, Commerical No. 3, No. 4 Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Shineco, Steve
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Sept. 3, 1908.)
Sineski, Charles
(Austrian Miner, ca.1918, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, born in Austria, married, wife Bertha Kusman Sineski, age 27, born in Austria, 4 children.)
Skeba, Frank
(Austria-Hungary Miner, ca.1917, Commercial Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Died.  Tuberculosis of lungs, Jan. 31, 1917.);
(Interred at the Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Wehrum, PA.)
Skiba, Annie
(See: Juba, Mike;  wife of Mike Juba.);
(See also: Scuba, Annie.)
Skiba, Frank
(Miner, ca.1917, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mine accident, in the Bracken Mine [Commerical No. 4 Mine], Jan. 17, 1917.)
Smega, Paul
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 31, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of mine roof, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Oct. 24, 1905.  The victim had fired a shot in the coal at the face of his room and he immediately returned to see what the shot had done.  He was cleaning the coal when a large piece of the roof fell on him.  He should have been aware that the roof was dangerous, as slips in it showed themselves overlapping each other.)
Smith, William C.
(General Superintendent, ca.1907, Commercial Coal Mining Company, Expedit, Cambria Co., PA .);
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, ca.1917, Commercial Coal Mining Company, Commercial No. 3, No. 4 & No. 5 Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Commercial No. 3, No. 4 & No. 5 Mines, Cambria Co., PA, for Commercial Coal Mining Company, Expedit, PA.)
Smith, William M.
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, Commercial Coal Mining Company, Ebensburg, PA, Commercial No. 3 & No. 4 Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
Snedden, Eli
(American Miner, Rope Rider ca.1912, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 31, married.);
(Injured.  Finger broken by a fall of slate while riding on an empty trip of mine cars entering the mine, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Feb. 17, 1912.)
Sobots, Hellen
(See: Kreathko, George;  wife of George Kreathko.)
Sowers, George
(American Miner, ca.1918, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 37, born in Pennsylvania, married, wife Edna Albright Sowers, age 25, born in Pennsylvania, 5 children, 2 living.)
Stultz, Emile
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Internal injuries, run over by a trip of empty mine cars, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Sept. 17, 1910.)
Substanley, Joseph
(American Miner, ca.1917, Bracken Mine[Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 42, born in Pennsylvania, married, wife Katie Kordor Substanley, age 35, born in Pennsylvania, 7 children, 5 living.);
(This is probably the same man as Joseph Supstaling, listed below.)
Sumanek, Stanco
(Austrian Miner, ca.1910, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 30, married, wife Eva Misko Sumanek, age 25, born in Austria, 2 children, 1 living.)
Supstaling, Joseph
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Russia, married, wife Katie Korda Supstaling, born in Russia.);
(This is probably the same man as Joseph Substanley listed above.)
Sutton, Lillie
(See: Utter, Peter, wife of Peter Utter.)
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Tintosh, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1907, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Right leg hurt by being caught between two mine cars, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Sept. 28, 1907.)
Toma, Charles
(Italian Miner, ca.1910, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 31, born in Italy, married, wife Rosa Decan Toma, age 20, born in Italy, 1 child.)
Topar, John
(Miner, ca.1931, Commercial Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Leg broken in a mining accident, in the Commercial Mines, ca.1931.)
Toth, John
(Austrian Miner, ca.1918, Bracken Mines [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 31, born in Austria, married, wife Lizzie Gregor Toth, abd 37, born in Austria, 2 children.)
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Utter, Peter
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, born in Germany, married, wife Lillie Sutton Utter, born in West Virginia.)
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Valina, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Injured.  Spine injured by a fall of coal while undermining with a loose end at the face of his room, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Oct. 18, 1910.)
Vassanilles, Joe
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 34, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of coal, had been loosened by a shot, but did not fall, set sprags under it after blasting, when he went under it to mine farther in, the coal fell over the sprag, in the Commercial No. 4 Mine, Feb. 22, 1908.)
Velitzko, Mike
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, Nov. 16, 1914.)
Veto, Nino
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1915, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 45, single.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Jan. 5, 1915.)
Vicalik, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of coal at the face, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, May 24, 1910.)
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Wagner, Russell
(Manager of the Coal Company Store in Bracken, Cambria Co., PA, ca.1917.)
Wagner, Russel H.
(American Miner, Company Store Manager ca.1920, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 21, born in Pennsylvania, married, wife Mable Bennett Wagner, age 21, born in Pennsylvania, 2 children.)
Whren , Mary
(See: Mazzano, John, wife of John Mazzano.)
Woods, George A.
(Miner, ca.1926, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Commerecial No. 5 Mine, July 15, 1926.)
Wotonsky, Joe
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken], Cambria Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Contusion of limbs and back.  Sprained by a fall of coal at the face of an entry, in the Commerical No. 4 Mine, Sept. 19, 1916.)
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Yako, Mike
(Austrian Miner, ca.1916, Bracken Mine [Commercial No. 4 Mine], Cambria Co., PA, Age 37, born in Austria, married, wife Annie Vercoski Yako, age 36, born in Austria, 4 children, 3 living.)
Yelenosky, Mike
(Miner Boy, Commercial No. 4 Mine [Bracken Mine], Cambria Co., PA.)
Yowna, Don
(Miner, ca.1911, Commercial No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 5 Mine, Nov. 28, 1911.)
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Zuak, Metro
(Miner, ca.1913, Commercial No. 3 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Injured. Injured in a mining accident, in the Commercial No. 3 Mine, May 23, 1913.)
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