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Coal Miners Memorial
Ebensburg No. 1 Mine,

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

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Ebensburg 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. 18, 2008

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Ebensburg Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Ebensburg 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.
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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
EBENSBURG MINES
[ A ]
[ B ]
Benamata, Davy
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 26, married.);
(Injured.  Ribs fractured and elbow contused by a fall of slate in a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Dec. 12, 1917.)
Bisko, John
(Slavonian Miner, Motorman ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of the leg.  He attempted to jump on the locomotive while in motion and slipped and fell and the wheel of a mine car ran over his leg on an entry, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Jan. 9, 1917.)
Bukavich, John
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 26, married.);
(Injured.  Half of thumb taken off.  While moving a coal cutting machine in a room his hand got caught in the chain, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, March 28, 1917.)
[ C ]
Calverly, Charles
(American Miner, Fire Boss ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 49, single.);
(Injured. Pelvis fractured by a fall of slate on an entry, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, July 15, 1916.)
Conosolin, Gillio
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Rib fractured.  He was running with a mine car and it struck against other mine cars and his side caught against the end of the mine car, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Jan, 31, 1916.)
Cronva, Peter
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Clavicle and rib fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Oct. 15, 1917.)
[ D ]
Dascovitch, Peter
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 55, married.);
(Injured.  Clavicle and ribs fractured and shoulder crushed.  He placed a mine prop in front of the mine car wheel to stop the mine car and it derailed the car, catching him against the rib in a room in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, May 18, 1917)
Dedorich, Metro
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Hand and lower third of forearm blown off and ear drum split.  A blasting cap exploded while he was inserting it into the powder in a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Oct. 6, 1917.)
Dialposo, Valentine
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Edensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Ankle fractured and leg lacerated by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Oct. 1, 1917.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Farini, John
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 46, married.);
(Injured.  Clavicle fractured by a fall of bone coal at the face of a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, April 4, 1917.)
Fleming, David
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, Ebensburg Coal Company, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine.)
[ G ]
Greeney, John
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Rib fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Aug. 18, 1916.)
Gregory, Arthur
(American Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 40, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Pelvis crushed, urethra ruptured and leg lacerated and fractured by a fall of slate in pillar workings, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Sept. 21, 1917.  Died October 11, 1917.)
Griffith, William
(American Miner, Fire Boss ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 39, married.);
(Injured.  Ninth dorsal vertebra fractured by a fall of slate on an entry, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, July 15, 1916.)
[ H ]
Halupka, Steve
(Russian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1916, Ebensburg No 1 Mine, Age 25, married.);
(Injured.  Hands lacerated by a wheel of a mine car on an entry, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Oct. 5, 1916.)
Hoffman, Arthur
(American Miner Boy, Laborer ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture and laceration of leg.  Caught between the bumpers of mine cars while coupling them.  Outside the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, April 10, 1917._
[ I ]
Ieso, Peter
(Austrian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Forearm fractured.  Caught between a mine car and the roof while assisting in lifting the derailed mine car on the track, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, May 20, 1916.)
[ J ]
Jacini, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Pumpman ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 54, single.);
(Injured.  Radius fractured and severe contusions of forearm.  Caught between motors while trying to couple them, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Feb. 26, 1916.)
Johnson, George
(American Miner Boy, Electrician ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of legs.  He sat down on the track and fell asleep and a locomotive coming in the entry ran over both legs, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, June 26, 1917.)
[ K ]
[ L ]
Larissa, Lamberto
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 39, married.);
(Injured.  Ribs fractured and shoulder, face and arms contused by a fall of coal at the face of pillar workings, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, May 12, 1917.)
[ M ]
Mash, Victor
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Clavicle fractured by a fall of bone coal at the face of a pillar, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, April 3, 1917.)
Michelagelo, Leon
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 38, single.);
(Injured.  Sacro-lilac joint dislocated by lifting a mine car on an entry, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Nov. 30, 1917.)
Mishick, Emory
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 39, married.);
(Injured.  Face lacerated and leg contused.  Caught between mine cars, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Nov. 27, 1916.)
Monti, Tonio
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 39, married.);
(Injured.  Base of skull fractured, scalp lacerated and leg and arm contused by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Feb. 28, 1917.)
Mussaro, Joe
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 42, single.);
(Injured.  Clavicle fractured and thigh contused by a fall of coal at the face of a pillar, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Sept. 12, 1917.)
[ N ]
Novinsky, John
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Hand severely lacerated.  Caught between the end of a mine car and the roof in a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Oct. 12, 1916.)
Novinsky, John
(Polish Miner, Motorman ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 26, married.);
(Injured.  Wrist severely contused.  Caught between the bumpers of the mine locomotives while coupling.  Outside the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, April 20, 1917.)

[ O ]
Oldham, S. T.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, for Ebensburg Coal Company.)
[ P ]
Pallieschi, Francisco
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Hand, arm and chest lacerated. A drill hole exploded while he was charging it, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Mar. 1, 1916.)
Palmer, Daniel
(English Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 50, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate at the face of a pillar, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Aug. 24, 1916.)
Patarick, Andy
(Slavonian Miner, Spragger ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 22, married.);
(Injured.  Arm fractured.  Caught between a mine car and the roof in jumping on a moving mine car, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, June 27, 1916.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Re' Lazzaro
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 34, single.);
(Injured.  Pelvis fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Nov. 18, 1916.)
Rilowski, Enock
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 43, married.);
(Injured.  Fingers crushed and top of index finger taken off by a wheel of a mine car while placing a sprag in a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, March 15, 1917.)
Roskey, Andrew
(Hungarian Miner, Spragger ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Ribs fractured and pelis injured between a mine car and a timber, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Oct. 31, 1917.)
Rudolph, Casper
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Face lacerated and half of index finger blown off by a premature blast caused by using a short fuse, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, March 6, 1917.)
[ S ]
Saba, John
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 28, single.);
(Injured.  Punctured wound on elbow. Struck by a bar that he was using to move the machine in a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Aug. 30, 1916.)
Shuman, Joe
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Ribs fractured between the top of mine car and the mine roof on an entry, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Oct. 19, 1917.)
Stange, Vito
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Clavicle fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Jan. 19, 1917.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Walkeire, Joe
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No 1 Mine, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Ribs fractured. Knocked down on an entry when he came into contact with an electric wire, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, May 28, 1917.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yuhas, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 31, married.);
(Injured.  Back severely injured by a fall of loose coal at the face of a pillar, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Nov. 14, 1917.)
[ Z ]
Zanzuky, Frank
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of lower jaw.  Struck by the handle of a lifting jack in a room, in the Ebensburg No. 1 Mine, Aug. 20, 1917.)
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