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Eureka No. 37 Mine,
Eureka No. 37 1/2 Mine,
Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine,
Eureka No. 37 West Mine,
Eureka No. 40 Mine,
Eureka No. 41 Mine,
Eureka No. 42 Mine,
Eureka No. 42 Upper Mine,

Eureka No. 37, Richland Twp.,
Eureka No. 40, Richland Twp.,
Eureka No. 42, Adams Twp.,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated July 14, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Eureka Mines No. 37, No. 40, No. 42, Cambria Co., PA


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Eureka Mines, 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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COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
EUREKA MINES NO. 37, NO. 40, NO. 42,
Cambria Co., PA
[ A ]
Adamsick, Joseph
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of coal at the face of a room with undermining without using sprags, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, April 4, 1914.) ;
(See also: Ademsik, Joe.)
Ademsik, Joe
(Slovanian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Joe Ademsik, Slovak miner killed by a fall of coal in Eureka No. 42 Mine. Meek undertaker. Slovak church funeral and burial in East End cemetery. [from the "Windber Era," Windber, PA, April 16, 1914.].);
(See also: Adamsick, Joseph.)
Angelo, Joseph
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  August 11, 1917:  Anthony Schonesky, Anthony Spando, Joseph Angelo and Lewis Stanish, miners, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Berwind-White Coal Mining Company.  Charge:  Failure to have their place properly secured by props, and failure to set sprags while undermining the coal.  They entered a plea of guilty and the case was settled by consent of the District Attorney.)
August, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  January, 1912.  Information was made against Roy Henry, Stephen Sahaey & John August, miners, Eureka Mine No. 37 of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, charging them with endangering the lives of themselves and others by placing powder in an iron pipe and exploding it as a cannon, in a very dry section of the mine.  They pleaded guilty, and upon payment of the costs further sentence was suspended.)
[ B ]
Bakell, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by fall of coal and bone while undermining it at face of room, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, Aug. 19, 1913.   He failed to set sprags.)
Baker, John
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1901, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Ballo, Dan
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 37, married.);
(Injured.  Hip broken by a fall of top coal while loading a mine car near the face, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, Feb. 9, 1917.)
Barato, George
(Hungarian Miner, Laborer ca.1914, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 48, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being squeezed between a mine motor and a prop on the side of the main heading while on his way out of the mine.  He saw the motor coming and attempted to tavel to another shelter hole and was caught, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Feb. 9, 1914.  He died in a few hours.)
Barci, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of of coal while loading a mine car, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Feb. 14, 1917.)
Baron, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1915, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 42, married, 6 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate while making preparations to put a prop under it, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, Sept. 3, 1915.)
Baylor, R. S.
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Eureka Nos. 37, 37 Upper, 40, 41, 42, 42 Upper Mines, Cambria Co., PA, for Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, Windber, PA.)
Bigi, Gotlib
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 46, married.);
(Killed. Instantly killed by fall of coal while undermining at face of his room. He neglected to set sprags under the coal, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Jan. 10, 1911.) 
Bodnar, Joe
(Miner, ca.1933, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Died at Eureka No. 42 Mine, Nov. 2, 1933.)
Bodra, Mike
(Hungarian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of coal, a lump rolling and striking his shoulder, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Oct.1, 1906.)
Bogaro, Staney
(Miner, ca.1917, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  Dec. 29, 1917:  Staney Bogaro and John Scovell, miners, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Berwind-White Coal Mining Company.  Charge:  Failure to comply with Rule 13 of the General Rules by taking twenty-five pounds of powder into the mine at one time.  They pleaded guilty and the case was settled by consent of the District Attorney.)
Bortman, Frank
(American Miner, Spragger ca.1903, Eureka No. 31 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Killed.  This man after unhitching the car from the motor jumped on the corner of his motor and was caught under the roof and squeezed to death. He knew there was not enough of height to ride on top of motor and therefore should not have jumped on, in the Eureka No. 31 Mine, March 17, 1903.)
Bosnok, Louis
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 25, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being struck on the side by the handles of a Pneumelectric mining machine that he was using in a heading, in the Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, March 19, 1912.  He died in a few days.)
Bresko, George
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1902, Eureka No. 35 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 29, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed by electricity; this man was walking along the road or rail, with his hand on the top; there was a small wire from the trolley wire into tool shanty and he took hold of it and it caused his death, in the Eureka No. 35 Mine, Aug. 9, 1902.)
Bridgewater, William
(English Miner, Timberman ca.1908, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Leg injured by a fall of dirt while getting ready to set timbers, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Jan. 6, 1908.)
Broskey, Stiney
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken;  caught between mine cars, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, April 19, 1904.)
Buckwalter, Lawrence D.
(Miner, Shotfire, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife ____ Savage Buckwalter.);
(Son of Marion Buckwalter.)
Buckwalter, Marion
(Miner, ca.1920's Motor Boss, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Bulick, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 38, single.);
(Injured.  Injured internally by fall of coal that he neglected to sprag, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, April 8, 1907.)
Burns, George W.
(American Miner, Cutter ca.1906, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Bone below the knee fractured.  He was struck by a mine car that the coal loader neglected to sprag, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Feb. 13, 1906.)
[ C ]
Calverley, Walter R.
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, Windber, PA, Eureka Nos. 37, 37 Upper, 40, 41, 42, 42 Upper Mines, Cambria Co., PA
Captur, Peter
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 25, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured.  Struck by a rope attached to a mine car which his partner started as he was on his way to the hoist, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, April 18, 1917.)
Chiskiski, George
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 48, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed while putting checks on his cars on a heading. A trip of seven cars broke loose and ran into the cars he was checking, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, July 25, 1913.)
Colder, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 31, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by a fall of draw-slate as he left his working place for the man-trip, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Aug., 24, 1917.)
Colesar, John
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken.  Struck by a piece of coal that fell as he was digging coal from the pillar, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, July 31, 1917.)
Colinski, Mike
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 38, single.);
(Killed. Fatally injured by fall of bone-coal at face of room, in the Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Feb. 23, 1910.)
Cook, A. J.
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Eureka No. 37 1/2 Mine, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Berwind White Coal Mining Company, Philadelphia, PA.)
Comita, Charles
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Ribs fractured.  While loading coal a prop gave way and he was caught between draw-slate, mine car and prop, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, May 31, 1917.)
Contra, James
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Scalp and shoulder lacerated by a fall of rock while riding on a man-trip on the main heading, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Aug. 28, 1917.)
Coon, John
(Hungarian Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1906, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Small bone in hand broken and arm bruised by a mine car that jumped the track.  He was caught between the car and a rib,  in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Jan. 22, 1906.)
Cragnale, Carmine
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1918, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by fall of roof while loading a car of coal in a room, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, Sept. 25, 1918.).
Cunningham, J. S.
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Berwind White Coal Mining Company.)
Custer, Arthur
(A,erican Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 38, married, 4 or 5 children.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly while blasting rock in fourth right heading by an explosion caused by an overcharged dynamite blast, which in turn ignited the dust, in the Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, April 9, 1909.);
(Killed.  Michael Gibson, Arthur Custer, William Gibson, Steve Nemis, Joseph Kowatz, Metro Katopitz and Paul Myernak came to their death from an explosion in Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, on the 9th of April, 1909, said explosion being caused by an overcharge or blast of dynamite while blowing rock at fourth right off No. 4 right heading, the work being under the supervision of Michael Gibson. April 9, 1909.);
(Arthur Custer, One of 7 men killed in Eureka No. 37 Mine in an explosion. Aged 38 of Scalp Level. [from the "Johnstown Democrat," April 16, 1909.].);
(Arthur Custer, All 7 killed in explosion in Eureka No. 37 Mine. Others injured. [from the "Somerset County Democrat," April 14, 1909.].);
(Arthur Custer, Aged 38. Lived in Scalp Level. Son of John Custer, who lives in Crum. Married and leaves wife and 4 or 5 children. [from the "Windber Era," Windber, PA,. April 15, 1909.  and "Windber Era," Windber, PA, April 22, 1909.].);
(Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine Disaster of April 9, 1909.)
[ D ]
Dalingo, Valentine
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 44, married.);
(Injured.  Scalp lacerated and shoulder and forearm injured by a fall of coal while undermining at a pillar face, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, June 23, 1917.)
Debias, John
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Lower part of body crushed by a fall of coal in a room, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, Jan. 20, 1912.  He had neglected to use sprags.)
Dinya, Joseph J.
(Miner, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Dobosh, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 37, single.);
(Killed.   Run down by a trip of mine cars, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine.  Mr. Roseleski was also killed. [from the: "Johnstown Democrat," Johnstown, PA, Aug, 5, 1904.].);
(John Dobosh. One of two killed, a third injured when run down by trip of cars in the Eureka No. 37 Mine Friday. Unmarried. Died at Memorial Hospital later. Undertaker Meek and burial in Roman Catholic cemetery. [from the article: "Fatal Accident at #37 Mine," "Windber Era," Windber, PA. Aug. 4, 1904.].);
(John Dobosh. One of two killed coming out of Eureka No. 37 Mine and run over by a mine motor. Aged 37. [from the: "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, Aug. 3, 1904.].)
[ E ]
Eswak, Andrew
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 38, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by fall of rock while taking off some coal on rib side of heading in pillar workings. He had been warned by the assistant mine foreman not to work in the place on account of the dangerous conditions of the roof, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, Dec. 15, 1911. Died a few days later in the hospital.)
Evan, George
(Hungarian Miner, Spragger ca.1917, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Injured internally.  Thrown out of a mine car when an empty trip on which he was riding derailed, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Sept. 19, 1917.)
[ F ]
Feloe, Felix
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 37, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being run over by car on cross heading. He had pushed two cars out of his room and when the second car struck the first one it ran back and caught him, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, March 16, 1911. Died a few days later.)
Fischer, Thos.
(General Superintendent, ca.1901, Berwind White Coal Mining Company, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co. PA.);
(See also Fisher, Thomas.)
Fisher, Thomas
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, Berwind White Coal Mining Company, Philadelphia, PA, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, Berwind White Coal Mining Company, Philadelphia, PA, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Eureka No. 37 1/2 Mine, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(See also: Fischer, Thos.)
Foster, Steve
(Hungarian Miner Boy, Spragger ca.1917, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Finger lacerated between mine cars that he was coupling on a heading.  The motor pushed the mine cars back, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, Aug. 1, 1917.)
Foust, J. L.
(American Miner, Laborer ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 63, married.);
(Injured.  Bone of foot broken by a piece of timber falling on it while loading cross-bars.  Outside the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Jan. 13, 1917.)
Fraikor, George
(Czech. Miner, laborer until mine closed ca.1951, Eureka No. 42, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Anna Gera Fraikor, 8 children.);
(Worked at the mines in South Fork, Dunlo, Beaverdale. Cambria & Brandeville, Westmoreland Co., PA.  Injured in a mining accident ca.1932, broken leg.);
(born in Czechoslavkia, immigrated to the United States at Age 16, d. at age 82, in ca.1966.)
Franchic, John
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured.  Hands and face burned by an explosion of a can of powder he had in his hands, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Sept. 8, 1906.)
[ G ]
Gaspar, John
(See: Gaster, John.)
Gasper, John
(Slavonian Miner, Motorman ca.1917, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, married.);
(Injured.  Foot lacerated and contused.  He was knocked partly under a moving loaded trip by a runaway trip that ran into some empty mine wagons that he was passing, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, July 6, 1917.);
Gaster, John
(Slavonian Miner, Rockman ca.1911, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being struck in the stomach by a bar that he was using to pull down some rock. The rock struck the bar and caused it to spring and strike him, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, May 11, 1911. Died two days later.);
(Killed.  John Gaster, Hurt by a fall of rock in the Eureka No. 42 Mine Friday and died on Saturday. Not realize seriousness of injuries. Aged 40. Leaves wife and 4 children. Burial in Slavish cemetery Monday.  [from the "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, May 17, 1911.].);
(See also: Gaspar, John.)
Geng, Martin
(Hungarian Miner, Cutter ca.1906, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Squeezed about the hips and body.  He tried to jump on a motor and was caught between it and a rib, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, March 13, 1906.)
Gerbi, Lou
(Miner, ca.1909, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 28.);
(Killed.  Aged 28. All 7 killed in explosion in Eureka No. 37 Mine. Others injured. [from the "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, April 14, 1909.].);
(Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine Disaster of April 9, 1909.)
Ghon, Robert
(American Miner, Motorman ca.1906, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken. Squeezed between the motor and a mine car, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Dec. 11, 1906.)
Gibson, Michael
(American Miner, Rock Boss , Company Man ca.1909, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 58, married, 7 children.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly while blasting rock in fourth right heading by an explosion caused by an overcharged dynamite blast, which in turn ignited the dust, in the Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, April 9, 1909.);
(Killed.  Michael Gibson, Arthur Custer, William Gibson, Steve Nemis, Joseph Kowatz, Metro Katopitz and Paul Myernak came to their death from an explosion in Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, on the 9th of April, 1909, said explosion being caused by an overcharge or blast of dynamite while blowing rock at fourth right off No. 4 right heading, the work being under the supervision of Michael Gibson. April 9, 1909.);
(Killed.  Aged 58. Lived in Eureka No. 37. Rock boss at Eureka No. 37 Mine. Leaves large family, including wife, 2 sons, and 5 other children. Father of William Gibson. Two sons employed in Eureka No. 37 Mine and not there at time of accident. Once lived in Houtzdale, Boswell, Dunlo, Horatio. Roman Catholic service. [from the "Windber Era," April 15, 1909. & "Windber Era," April 22, 1909.].);
(Michael Gibson. One of 7 men killed in 37 mine in explosion. Aged 58. Father of William Gibson. Lived at 37. [from the "Johnstown Democrat," Johnbstown, PA, April 16, 1909.].);
(Michael Gibson. Aged 58. All 7 killed in explosion in Eureka No. 37 Mine. Others injured. [from the "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, April 14, 1909.].)
(Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine Disaster of April 9, 1909.)1909
Gibson, William
(American Miner, Roadman ca.1909, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Killed.   Killed instantly while blasting rock in fourth right heading by an explosion caused by an overcharged dynamite blast, which in turn ignited the dust, in fthe Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, April 9, 1909.);
(Killed.  Michael Gibson, Arthur Custer, William Gibson, Steve Nemis, Joseph Kowatz, Metro Katopitz and Paul Myernak came to their death from an explosion in Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, on the 9th of April, 1909, said explosion being caused by an overcharge or blast of dynamite while blowing rock at fourth right off No. 4 right heading, the work being under the supervision of Michael Gibson. April 9, 1909.);
(Killed.  William Gibson, Aged 22. Lived in Eureka No. 37, PA. Son of Michael Gibson.  [from the "Windber Era," May 15, 1909. & "Windber Era," Windber, PA, April 22, 1909.].);
(William Gibson. One of 7 men killed in Eureka No. 37 Mine in explosion. Aged 23. Son of Michael Gibson. Lived at Eureka No. 37, PA. [from the "Johnstown Democrat," Johnstown, PA, April 16, 1909.].);
(William Gibson. Aged 22. All 7 killed in explosion in Eureka No. 37 Mine. Others injured. [from the "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, April 14, 1909.)
(Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine Disaster of April 9, 1909.)
Groseck, Joseph
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eureka No 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 35, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of rock while loading a mine wagon in pillar work.  He and his partner thought they could finish the place without setting any more props, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Feb. 14, 1912.)
[ H ]
Hadkish, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 41, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by coming in contact with electric trolley wire in the mine, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Nov. 27, 1906.);
(Nov. 27, 1906, Mike Hadkish, Slavonian, miner, was killed at Eureka No. 37 Mine by a shock from the electric trolley wire.  He left his regular working place and came back about 100 feet along the heading to take a cut out of a stump of coal, where the wire was right against the car he was loading.  It was foolhardy for him to attempt to work at that point, as it was almost impossible for him not to get against the wire in loading his mine car.)
Hanish, John
(Slavonian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1913, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, age 19, single.);
(Killed.  John Hanish. Miner caught under a fall of rock while taking out heading stumps, in Eureka No. 42 Mine on Tuesday, April 8, 1913. E. A. Diethrick funeral. Slavish Catholic church. Aged 19. [from the "Windber Era," Windber, PA, April 10, 1913.].)
Haslett, Thomas
(American Miner Boy, Motorman ca.1913, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured on heading by being squeezed between rib and motor while running along the side to get to the front end of motor, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Dec. 25, 1913.)
Henry, Roy
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  January, 1912.  Information was made against Roy Henry, Stephen Sahaey & John August, miners, Eureka Mine No. 37 of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, charging them with endangering the lives of themselves and others by placing powder in an iron pipe and exploding it as a cannon, in a very dry section of the mine.  They pleaded guilty, and upon payment of the costs further sentence was suspended.)
Hoagland, Andrew
(Swedish Miner, Wireman ca.1915, Eureka No 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife I. Z. Hoagland, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured. Run over by motor on main heading while repairing the trolley lines. Motors were coming in opposite directions on the double track and in getting out of the way of one he stepped in front of the other in the Eureka No 40 Mine, April 22, 1915. Died the same day in hospital.  His wife, Mrs. I. Z. Hoagland, brought lawsuit against Eureka Casualty Company, Berwind-White's accident insurance company, and lost case. Judge Ruppel ruled.[from the "Windber Era," Windber, PA, Jan. 18, 1917.].)
Hoffman, Stinely
(Polish Miner, Roadman ca.1906, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Killed. Killed by coming in contact with electric trolley wire in the mine, in the Eureka No 40 Mine, Oct. 27, 1906.);
(Oct. 27, 1906, Stinely Hoffman, Polish, roadman, at Eureka No. 40 mine, came in contact with the trolley wire and was killed.  At the point he touched the wire it is six feet off the rail, but between the two track railss at this point there was a big pile of rails piled up a foot higher than the track rails, and there is no doubt that Hoffman was on this pile of rails when he touched the trolley wire, as he was not over 5 feet 8 inches in height.)
Honchak, Michal
(Slavonian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Back bruised and internally injured by a fall of coal in a room while undermining, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, July 19, 1912.)
Hoski, John
(Slavonian Miner, ca.1906, at Eureka No. 33 Mine, married, lived at Eureka No. 37, PA. [from the "Johnstown Democrat," Johnstown, PA, Sept. 28, 1906.].)
Huda, John
(Slavonia Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Injured internally by being struck by mine cars that broke loose from trip on the heading and run back. He stood in the middle of the road instead of turning out to the side for safety, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Jan. 21, 1907.)
Hulick, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Hand lacerated by a blast.  When he went back to relight a shot that he had not given time to explode, the shot went off, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, May 23, 1917.)
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Yanik, Gasper
(Miner, ca.1956, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.);
(Gasper Yanik was trapped by a fall of rock, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine.  He dug out by his friend Gasper Yanik.  Moved to Lorain, OH to work for B. F. Goodrich plant in Avon, OH.)
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Katonia, Alex
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Killed. Instantly killed by an electric shock from contact with live trolley wire on haulage road, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, July 13, 1909.)
Katopite, Metro
(Miner, ca.1909, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed.  Metro Katopite, Aged 24. Lived in Eureka No. 37, PA. Not married. All 7 men killed in explosion in Eureka No. 37 Mine Friday. Three others hurt. [from the "Windber Era," Windber, PA, April 15, 1909.].) and [from the "Windber Era," Windber, PA, April 22, 1909.].);
(Eureka No. 37 Mine Disaster of April 9, 1909.);
(See also: Katopitz, Metro.)
Katopitz, Metro
(Polish Miner, Company Man ca.1909, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly while blasting rock in fourth right heading by an explosion caused by an overcharged dynamite blast, which in turn ignited the dust, in the Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, April 9, 1909.);
(Killed.  Michael Gibson, Arthur Custer, William Gibson, Steve Nemis, Joseph Kowatz, Metro Katopitz and Paul Myernak came to their death from an explosion in Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, on the 9th of April, 1909, said explosion being caused by an overcharge or blast of dynamite while blowing rock at fourth right off No. 4 right heading, the work being under the supervision of Michael Gibson. April 9, 1909.);
(Eureka No. 37 Mine Disaster of April 9, 1909.)
(One of 7 men killed at Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA in explosion. Aged 24. Lived Eureka No. 37, PA. [from the "Johnstown Democrat," Johnstown, PA, April 16, 1909.].);
(Katopitz, Metro. Aged 24. All 7 killed in explosion in Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA. Others injured. [from the "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, April 14, 1909.].);
(Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine Disaster of April 9, 1909.);
(See also: Katopite, Metro.)
Kerula, Leslo
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1915, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 53, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of coal that he was undermining at face of room, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Oct. 9, 1915.)
Kesperiuski, George
(Hungarian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1902, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 45, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Head crushed by a fall of rock; this was an unavoidable accident; two slips which came together in the roof and were not visible, caused the rock to fall, killing him instantly, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Sept. 17, 1902.)
King, Steve
(Miner, ca.1904, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, children.);
(Fatally Injured.  Steve King sustains a broken back from a fall of coal in Eureka No. 37 Mine last Friday. There is hope of recovery. [from the "Windber Era," Feb. 4, 1904.].);
(Steve King, who was injured some time ago at Eureka No. 37 Mine, and who returned here last week from the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, died of his injuries Saturday. Interment was made in the East End cemetery, the funeral being conducted by Undertaker Ribbling. A wife and several children survive him. [from the "Windber Era," Windber, PA, May 26, 1904.].)
Kish, Stiny
(Slavonian Miner, Rockman ca.1911, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by runaway cars while standing on the heading waiting for the trip, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Feb. 17, 1911.)
Kondas, Louis
(Miner, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Son of Michael Kondas.)
Kondas, Michael
(Miner, ca.1922, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.)
Kondas, Mike
(Miner, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Son of Michael Kondas.)
Kosick, Joe
(Miner, ca.1909, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed. Joe Kosick, Aged 28. Lived in Eureka No. 37, PA. Not married. All 7 men killed in explosion in Eureka No. 37 Mine Friday. Three others hurt. [from the "Windber Era, " Windber, PA, April 15, 1909.] and [from the "Windber Era," Windber, PA, April 22, 1909.].);
(Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine Disaster of April 9, 1909.);
(See also: Kowatz, Joseph.)
Kovatz, Joe
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Killed. Instantly killed by fall of slate at face of entry, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, June 28, 1910.) 
Kowats, Joseph
(See: Kowatz, Joseph.)
Kowatz, Joseph
(Polish Miner, Company Man  ca.1909, Eureka No 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly while blasting rock in fourth right heading by an explosion caused by an overcharged dynamite blast, which in turn ignited the dust, in the Eureka No;. 37 Upper Mine, April 9, 1909.);
(Killed.  Michael Gibson, Arthur Custer, William Gibson, Steve Nemis, Joseph Kowatz, Metro Katopitz and Paul Myernak came to their death from an explosion in Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, on the 9th of April, 1909, said explosion being caused by an overcharge or blast of dynamite while blowing rock at fourth right off No. 4 right heading, the work being under the supervision of Michael Gibson. April 9, 1909.);
(See also: Kosick, Joe;  Kowats, Joseph.)
(Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine Disaster of April 9, 1909.)
Kuk, Demicure
(See: Kuku Denipure.)
Kuku, Denipure
(Magyar Miner, Pick Miner ca.1902, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Killed.  Was killed by a fall of rock; while drilling a hole in his coal, a piece of rock fell out of a pot hole in the roof; it was an unavoidable accident, in the Eireka No. 37 Mine, Aug. 23, 1902.);
(Killed.  Denipurem Kuku, A Magyar killed at 37 on Friday by a fall of rock.  [from "Windber Era," Windber, PA, 8-21-1902.].);
(See also: Kuk, Demicure.)
Kunkle, William
(American Miner, Company Man, Motorman ca.1910, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Killed. Killed by contact with 500 volt electric circuit on entry, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Dec. 3, 1910.);
(Killed.  Killed in Eureka No. 40 Mine by electric wire. Promoted to motorman from spragger one month ago. Worked for Berwind White for 2 years. Lived with brother. Parents and brothers and sisters. Burial in Geistown. [from the "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, Dec. 7, 1910.].)
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Larks, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Body injured by a fall of coal while making an undercut at the face, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, March 29, 1917.)
Lovrencic, Mike
(Miner, ca.1942, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Frances Lovrencic.)
Lucas, George
(Roumanian Miner, Laborer ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Small bone of leg fractured by a collision of empty mine cars and a mine motor, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, April 2, 1917.)
Lundel, Mike
(Polish Miner Boy, Road Cleaner ca.1908, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by derailed truck between pit mouth and tipple. He was riding on the truck when the motorman saw another motor approaching, and in his effort to stop the truck, it was derailed and turned over, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, March 17, 1908.)
Lutz, John
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by fall of slate while loading coal at face of working place, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Sept. 7, 1909.)
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Macura, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 31, married.);
(Injured.  Back and leg injured by a fall of rock, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, May 27, 1908.)
Maha, Wassal
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 24 or 26, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by fall of rock. Place was poorly posted. He had put a shot in the roof to bring down the bony, and after firing he went in through the smoke to see the effect of the shot. The roof above the bony had been loosened and it fell on him, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, June 17, 1907. The place was not well posted.);
(Killed.  Wassal Maha, Hungarian killed while opening new heading in Eureka No. 37 Mine. Aged 24. Single. A sister lives here. Burial in Greek cemetery. [from the "Windber Era," Windber, PA, June 20, 1907.].);
(Wassal Maha, Miner killed when a blast at Eureka No. 37 Mine and buried in debris. Aged 24 and unmarried. One sister lives at Windber. Blasting to open up a heading. [from the "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, June 26, 1907.].)
Malinda, Mike
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1918, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by fall of slate in pillar work, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Nov. 26, 1918.)
Mark, Mike
(Roumanian Miner, Laborer ca.1917, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 58, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured.  He jumped from a mine car of a runaway trip and was caught against the rib, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Aug. 4, 1917.  He Died the next day.)
Marrion, Mike
(Hungarian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1907, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Leg injured by a fall of coal, i the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Jan. 31, 1907.)
Meyernak, Paul
(See: Myernak, Paul.)
Miklo, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Back contused and sacrum fractured by a fall of draw slate while repairing track, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, Jan. 19, 1917.)
Moner, Frank
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being crushed between mine cars and coal rib on haulage road, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Nov. 12, 1909.)
Monday, Joseph
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1902, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 34, single.);
(Killed.  This man was killed by electric wire while lifting a mine car on the track with a rail for a lever, which slipped and threw him against the electric trolley wire, causing his death from an electric shock, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, April 19, 1902.)
Motts, George
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of coal while lying on his side mining out the coal sprags or stumps in the room, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, March 6, 1912.)
Moyernak, Paul
(See: Myernak, Paul.)
Mulson, Mike
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 43, married.);
(Injured.  Injured by fall of rock for want of more care in propping, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Feb. 2, 1903.)
Myernack, Paul
(See: Myernak, Paul.)
Myernak, Paul
(Slavonian Miner or Polish Miner, Company Man ca.1909, Eureka No 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 25 or 30, married, 2 children, wife and children in Old Country.);
(Killed. Killed instantly while blasting rock in fourth right heading by an explosion caused by an overcharged dynamite blast, which in turn ignited the dust, in the Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, April 9, 1909.);
(Killed.  Michael Gibson, Arthur Custer, William Gibson, Steve Nemis, Joseph Kowatz, Metro Katopitz and Paul Myernak came to their death from an explosion in Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, on the 9th of April, 1909, said explosion being caused by an overcharge or blast of dynamite while blowing rock at fourth right off No. 4 right heading, the work being under the supervision of Michael Gibson. April 9, 1909.);
(Killed.  Paul Moyernak, Aged 25. All 7 killed in explosion in Eureka No. 37 Mine. Others injured. [from the "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, April 15, 1909.].);
(Killed.  Paul Myernack, Aged 25. Lived in No.37, Pa. A Slav. Married. Leaves a wife and 2 children in the Old Country. All 7 men killed in the explosion in Eureka No.37 Mine,  Friday. Three others hurt. [Source: "Explosion at 37 Mine," Windber Era, Windber, PA, 4-15-1909 and "Overcharge the Cause," Windber Era, Windber, PA, 4-22-1909.].);
(Killed.  Paul Myernak, One of 7 men killed at Eureka No.37 Mine in explosion. Aged 25. Lived at No.37, Pa. from the "Johnstown Democrat," Johnstown, PA, April 16, 1909 .].);
(See also: Meyernak, Paul;  Moyernak, Paul;  Myernack, Paul.)
(Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine Disaster of April 9, 1909.)
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Nemis, Steve
(Greek Miner or Polish Miner, Company Man ca.1909, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, age 28, married, 1 child.);
(Killed. Killed instantly while blasting rock in fourth right heading by an explosion caused by an overcharged dynamite blast, which in turn ignited the dust, in the Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, April 9, 1909.);
(Killed.  Michael Gibson, Arthur Custer, William Gibson, Steve Nemis, Joseph Kowatz, Metro Katopitz and Paul Myernak came to their death from an explosion in Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, on the 9th of April, 1909, said explosion being caused by an overcharge or blast of dynamite while blowing rock at fourth right off No. 4 right heading, the work being under the supervision of Michael Gibson. April 9, 1909.);
(Killed.  Steve Nemis, Aged 28. All 7 killed in explosion in Eureka No.37 Mine. Others injured. [from the "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, April 14, 1909.].);
(Steve Nemis, Aged 28. Lived in Eureka No.37, Pa. "Steve Nemis was a Greek and was married." All 7 men killed in explosion in Eureka No.37 Mine Friday. Three others hurt. [Source: "Explosion at 37 Mine," Windber Era, Windber, PA, 4-15-1909 and "Overcharge the Cause," Windber Era, Windber, PA, 4-22-1909.].);
(Steve Nemis, One of 7 men killed in Eureka No.37 Mine in explosion. Aged 28. Lived at No.37. [from the "Johnstown Democrat," Johnstown, PA, April 16, 1909.].)
(Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine Disaster of April 9, 1909.)
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O'Rourk, Percy W.
(American Miner, Scraper ca.1913, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by fall of roof while making a machine-cut in the coal on side of heading, in the Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Sept. 12, 1913.)
Orris, Gus
(Hungarian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1911, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by coming to contact with live wire while pushing a wagon down the heading, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, June 3, 1911.)
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Patsko, John
(Slavonian Miner, Scraper ca.1917, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle lacerated by bit on cutter head of a mining machine which skidded while unloading it from the truck, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Jan. 9, 1917.)
Paul, Peter
(Hungarian Miner, Motorman ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Side contused.  The motor derailed and struck the side of a heading, throwing him against the controller box, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, July 29, 1917.)
Pedor, Stephen
(Hungarian Miner, Spragger ca.1912, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being struck by a derailed mine wagon on a heading.  The mine wagon had been derailed at the switch close to where he was standing, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, July 8, 1912.)
Peter, Thomas
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 36, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by fall of coal he failed to sprag while undermining at the face of a room, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Aug. 12, 1913.)
Petnicha, Pete
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 34, single.);
(Injured. Injured internally by fall of slate, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, April 16, 1907.) 
Petrosky, Andy
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 West Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Clavicle fractured by a fall of coal while lying down digging coal, in the Eureka No. 37 West Mine, Nov. 26, 1917.)
Phillip, George
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1907, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by electric shock. He was passing a trip of empty cars in the mine on the trolley side, with drills on his shoulder. He was going to the mine with some drills on his shoulder, and there was a trip of empty cars on the road. He started to walk on the trolley side of the cars and it is supposed that the drills touched the wire, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Sept. 24, 1907.)
Polinkis, Stephen
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being struck by a mine motor.  He was walking out of the mine and stepped on the track in front of the trip, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, March 26, 1917.)
Polival, Dominick
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(Injured.  Thigh broken by a fall of slate while setting props, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Feb. 15, 1917.)
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Rock, John
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 20, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of draw slate from the side of a cross heading. He was taking out room pillars and would occasionally dig and load the loose coal along the sides of the heading. Instead of loading the wagons in the room pillars. While doing this he neglected to secure the top, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, Dec. 4, 1914.)
Roseleski, Vida
(Polish Miner, ca.1904, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 35, married, 3 Children.);
(Killed.  Crushed by an electric motor and mine cars.  He was walking on the hauling road and was caught by the trip, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, July 29, 1904.);
(Vider Roseleski, Aged 35. Killed.  Run down by a trip of mine cars in Eureka No.37 Mine. Dobosh was also killed. A wife and 3 children in the Old Country. [Source: "Johnstown Democrat," Johnstown, PA, 8-5-1904.].);
(Vider Roseleski. Killed.  One of two killed coming out of Eureka No.37 Mine and run over by a mine motor. Aged 35. Leaves wife and 3 children in the Old Country. [Source: "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, 8-3-1904.].);
(Vider Roseleski, Killed.  One of two killed, a third injured when run down by a trip of mine cars in Eureka No. 37 Mine Friday. Aged 30. Leaves wife and two children in Old Country. Undertaker Meek and burial in Roman Catholic cemetery. [Source: "Fatal Accident at #37 Mine," "Windber Era," Windber, PA, Aug. 4, 1904.].);
(See also: Roseleski, Vider.)
Roseleski, Vider
(See: Roseleski, Vida.)
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Sabo, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1918, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by fall of draw-slate while loading car of coal, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, Sept. 25, 1918. Died in November.)
Sahaey, Stephen
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  January, 1912.  Information was made against Roy Henry, Stephen Sahaey & John August, miners, Eureka Mine No. 37 of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, charging them with endangering the lives of themselves and others by placing powder in an iron pipe and exploding it as a cannon, in a very dry section of the mine.  They pleaded guilty, and upon payment of the costs further sentence was suspended.)
Satilsowski, Jacob
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1915, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 29, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by being thrown from an empty mine car that was derailed at a parting, while being hauled out the mine, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, June 3, 1915.).
Savage, Gervase
(Miner, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Canbria Co., PA.);
(Son of William & Mary Mayer Savage.)
Savage, John W.
(American Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1918, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Electrocuted. He was operating an electric hoist and in some undetermined way came in contact with the current, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Sept. 26, 1918.);
(Son of William and Mary Mayer Savage.);
(b. Sept. 12, 1899 - d. Sept. 26, 1918.)
Savage, William
(Miner, ca.1918 - 1921, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Mary Mayer Savage, 9 children: 5 daughters, 4 sons.);
(Miner, ca.1921 - ca.1945 when Eureka No. 42 Mine was abandoned, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, family moved to Eureka No. 40, Cambria Co., PA, ca.1921.)
Schonesky, Anthony
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  August 11, 1917:  Anthony Schonesky, Anthony Spando, Joseph Angelo and Lewis Stanish, miners, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Berwind-White Coal Mining Company.  Charge:  Failure to have their place properly secured by props, and failure to set sprags while undermining the coal .  They entered a plea of guilty and the case was settled by consent of the District Attorney.)
Schrum, W. L.
(See: Schrum, William L.)
Schrum, William L.
(American Miner, Night Foreman ca.1908, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by mine cars. While running a motor along the main entry, he ran into a trip of empty cars, standing on the entry, and one of the cars ran over him. It was not his duty to run the motor, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Nov. 14, 1908.);
(Killed.  Night foreman of Eureka No.40 Mine.  Killed by a crash of mine cars in the mine. He ran a motor and trip of cars in the absence of a motorman. Came to Windber several years ago from Blairsville, Pa. Leaves brothers and sisters there. Undertaker E. A. Diethrick and burial in Blairsville. [Source: "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, Nov. 25, 1908.].);
(See also: Schrum, W. L.)
Schulack, John
(Miner, Eureka Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Pearl Schulack.)
Scovell, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  Dec. 29, 1917:  Staney Bogaro and John Scovell, miners, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Berwind-White Coal Mining Company.  Charge:  Failure to comply with Rule 13 of the General Rules by taking twenty-five pounds of powder into the mine at one time.  They pleaded guilty and the case was settled by consent of the District Attorney.)
Sebastian, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Timber Man ca.1908, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by fall of rock at face of west main drift. He was setting false timbers to secure the roof, and while he was setting the last timber, the rock and timber gave way, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Sept. 18, 1908.)
Selats, Nicholas
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured. While working at the low side of the air course some wagons that had been left standing on the heading ran down into the air course and caught him, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Aug. 25, 1916. Died the next day.)
Shaey, Stephen
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  January, 1912.  Information was made against Roy Henry, Stephen Sahaey & John August, miners, Eureka Mine No. 37 of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, charging them with endangering the lives of themselves and others by placing powder in an iron pipe and exploding it as a cannon, in a very dry section of the mine.  They pleaded guilty, and upon payment of the costs further sentence was suspended.)
Shando, Bob
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Broken leg by fall of rock; could have been avoided by propping, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Aug. 15, 1903.)
Sharpless, Charles E.
(Superintendent, ca.1904, of the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Berwind White Coal Mining Company.)
Sheich, Mike
(Hungarian Miner, ca.1903, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Killed.  Broken thigh. Died about three hours after accident, which was caused by a fall of rock while he was loading a car. Could have been avoided by careful propping of his place, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, March 2, 1903.);
(Killed.  A foreign miner caught in fall of coal on Monday in Eureka No. 37 Mine and died two hours later. Taken to Memorial Hospital. Undertaker Ribbling and services by Rev. Krider. Burial in East End Cemetery. [Source: "Caught in Fall of Coal," Windber Era, Windber, PA. March 5, 1903.].);
(See also: Sherish, Martin.)
Sherish, Martin
(See: Sheich, Mike.)
Shock, John
(Russian Miner, Cutter ca.1906, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 37, married.);
(Injured.  Back and leg hurt by a fall of rock, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Aug. 22, 1906.)
Smouse, Wilson
(American Miner, Motorman ca.1911, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 32, married, 5 children.);
(Killed. Killed by coming in contact with the electric wire while turning the trolley pole on the heading, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, Sept. 27, 1911.)
Spando, Anthony
(Miner, ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  August 11, 1917:  Anthony Schonesky, Anthony Spando, Joseph Angelo and Lewis Stanish, miners, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Berwind-White Coal Mining Company.  Charge:  Failure to have their place properly secured by props, and failure to set sprags while undermining the coal .  They entered a plea of guilty and the case was settled by consent of the District Attorney.)
Stanish, Lewis
(Miner, ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  August 11, 1917:  Anthony Schonesky, Anthony Spando, Joseph Angelo and Lewis Stanish, miners, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Berwind-White Coal Mining Company.  Charge:  Failure to have their place properly secured by props, and failure to set sprags while undermining the coal .  They entered a plea of guilty and the case was settled by consent of the District Attorney.)
Stella, Martin
(Hngarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 35, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Caught between two mine cars and squeezed to death, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Aug. 29, 1904.);
(See also: Strag, Martin, could be the same man.)
Steve, Louis
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 West Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 38, married, 6 children.);
(Killed.  Electrocuted while attempting to move a trip of mine cars that had stopped at a switch.  He went between two mine cars and his head came in contact with the electric trolley wire, in the Eureka No. 37 West Mine, April 5, 1917.)
Strag, Martin
(Hungarian Miner, ca.1904, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife and children in Hungary.);
(Killed. Hungarian killed in Eureka No. 37 Mine when hit by cars. Undertaker E. C. Meek. Leaves wife and several children in Hungary. [Source: "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, Sept. 7, 1904.].);
(See also: Stella, Martin, could be the same man.)
Suetzko, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Injured by a fall of rock, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, April 16, 1907.)
Svinor, John
(Slavonian Miner, Spragger ca.1914, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 22, married.);
(Killed.  Spragger killed Saturday. Instantly killed by being crushed between side of heading and empty wagons that were derailed and the wreckage piled at the place where he went for shelter at the junction of cross heading and main heading, in Eureka No. 42 Mine, June 13, 1914. Married short time. Meek undertaker. Greek Catholic church. [Source: "Deaths," Windber Era, Windber, PA, June 13, 1914.].);
(See also: Swinor, John.)
Swatt, Mike
(Hungarian Miner, Motorman ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Wrist fractured. Arm was caught between controller lever and the roof while pushing a trip up a low heading, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Oct. 26, 1917.)
Swinor, John
(See: Svinor, John.)
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Thanko, Michal
(Slavonian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eureka No. 36 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Hips bruised by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Eureka No. 36 Mine, Sept. 28, 1912.)
Thompson, Alex
(Scotch Miner Boy, Spragger ca.1917, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Arm fractured when he fell from the motor on which he was riding as he tried to change his hold from one hand to the other, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, July 14, 1917.)
Timco, Mike
(See: Trinko, Mike.)
Timko, Mike
(See: Trinko, Mike.)
Tobias, Andy
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of the leg by a fall of slate.  He neglected to prop the roof which he knew was loose and ready to fall, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, March 27, 1906.)
Toki, Andy
(Hungarian Miner, Laborer ca.1914, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 55, married.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by fall of rock while loading a wagon of slate on the heading. It occurred along the main heading where he was helping to make room for a side track, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, July 22, 1914.);
(See also: Toki, Gabor;  Toki, Gabrial.)
Toki, Gabor
(See: Toki, Andy.)
Toki, Gabriel
(See: Toki, Andy.)
Torok, Frank
(Miner, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Sue Torok.);
(Lived in the coal company patch housing at Eureka No. 42, PA.);
(Frank d. April, 1978, Age 68;  Sue d. Aug., 2005.)
Trimovitch, John
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Back and pelvis injured by a fall of slate from the side of the heading while loading a mine wagon, in the Eureka No. 42, Mine, Feb. 20, 1912.)
Trinko, Mike
(Hungarian Miner, ca.1903, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 25, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Hungarian killed in Eureka No. 37 when run down by motor. Aged 25. Buried in Greek Catholic cemetery and undertaker Meek. [Source: "Killed at Eureka No. 37," Windber Era, Windber, PA, Nov. 12, 1903.].);
(Killed. Killed in Eureka No. 37 Mine by being struck by electric motor. Hungarian avoided one motor and struck by another. Aged 25. Leaves wife and 2 children. Buried in Greek Catholic cemetery. Rev. Polivka ceremony. [Source: "Foreigner Killed," Windber Journal," Windber, PA, Nov.12, 1903.].);
(See also: Timco, Mike; Timko, Mike.);
Tronstick, Frank
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 29, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle fractured by a fall of slate while cleaning up rock along the heading, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, May 8, 1918.)
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Uhouse, James
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1918, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by fall of rock while loading a mine car of coal, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Sept. 28, 1918.)
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Vargo, Carl
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed. Crushed under electric motor on entry, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Sept. 10, 1910.)
Varner, Howard
(American Miner Boy, Laborer ca.1917, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured.  Thigh broken.  Caught between two empty mine cars that he was coupling on the tipple.  Outside the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Feb. 10, 1917.)
Vicentkey, Gotlieb
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Body and hips squeezed by a fall of rock in pillar work, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, July 6, 1912.)
Voina, Eles
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Back injured and leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Eureka No. 37 Upper Mine, June 27, 1912.)
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Ward, Joseph
(American Miner Boy, Motorman's Assistant ca.1918, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed when his head was caught between the headlight of the motor and the roof, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Jan. 5, 1918.   He was riding on the motor along the main heading when the armature case dropped down, causing the motor to rise toward the roof.)
Washinsky, Watsaly
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Eureka No. 42 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Leg mangled and later amputated.  He fell as he got off the man-trip on the heading and the sand car passed over his leg, in the Eureka No. 42 Mine, Oct. 16, 1917.)
Wick, Lewis
(Hungarian Miner, Motorman ca.1906, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 26, married.);
(Injured.  Leg cut and body bruised.  He was caught between his motor and a mine car, in the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Aug. 13, 1906.)
Wise, W. D.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married, 2 children.);
(Killed. Instantly killed while trying to get on some loaded wagons that he and motorman had been gathering in the pillar workings by coming in contact with the electric wire in pillar workings. The wire was unguarded and less than six and one-half feet above the rail, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Sept. 8, 1911.);
(Killed.  W. D. Wise, Miner killed by live wire in mine 40 on Friday. Died within hour. "Miners who have been instructed in first aid work made vain efforts to revive the injured man. "Former resident of Jamestown, Cambria County."  Leaves wife and 2 children. [from the "Somerset County Democrat," Somerset, PA, Sept. 13, 1911.].)
Wikoski, Paul
(See: Woikoski, Paul Emil.)
Woikoski, Paul Emil
(Miner, ca.1924, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(He is listed as living in Seanor, Mine No. 38, in ca.1918 when he signed his World War I registration papers. He was also living in Seanor, Mine No. 38, when his wife died in ca.1923. She was only 21 years old, and is buried in the Richland Cemetary.);
(Moved to Mine No. 37, ca.1924. He moved to Mine 37 right after his wife died, because his in-laws were living and working at Mine 37, and he would have needed help caring for his 23 month old daughter.);
(See also: Wikoski, Paul; Wokoski, Paul.)
Wokoski, Paul
(See: Woikoski, Paul Emil.)
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Yanik, Gasper
(Miner, ca.1956, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.);
(Injured.  Injured in fall of rock, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine.  He was trapped by the fall and dug out by his friend Joe Jubick.  Moved to Lorain, OH to work for B. F. Goodrich plant in Avon, OH.)
Yonetes, Ralph
(Italian Miner, Repairman ca.1912, Eureka No. 40 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of rock on a heading while cleaning along the side of the haulage road, in the Eureka No. 40 Mine, Jan. 25, 1912.  He died the same evening.)
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Zigler, Shannon
(American Miner, Laborer ca.1912, Eureka No. 37 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Back and ribs bruised.  He was lying on the motor while it was in motion and was squeezed between it and a low overhead bridge.  Outside the Eureka No. 37 Mine, Nov. 27, 1912.)
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