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Logan No. 1 Slope Mine,
Logan No. 2 Mine,
Logan No. 3 Mine,
Logan No. 4 Mine,
Logan No. 5 Mine,
Logan No. 6 Mine,
Logan No. 6 1/2 Mine,
Logan No. 7 Mine,
Logan No. 8 Mine,
Logan Slope Mine,

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

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Feb. 13, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Logan Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Logan Mines, Beaverdale, 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
LOGAN MINES
[ A ]
Appleyard, Arthur
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Logan No. 5 Mine, Carrolltown, Cambria Co., PA, for Logan Coal Company, Johnstown, PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, Logan Coal Company, Logan Mines, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ B ]
Bearich, John
(Miner, ca.1934, Logan No. 2 Mine, Beaverdale, Cambria Co., PA, Age 47.);
(Lived in Lloydell, PA.);
(Killed. Four men were killed and three were burned critically Thursday in an explosion at the No. 2 shaft of the Logan coal company at Beaverdale, four miles from Johnstown.  Two of the men were unidentified. All of the miners were brought to the Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. [from the "Gettsyburg Times," Gettsyburg, PA, March 2, 1934.].);
(Logan No. 2 Mine Disaster, March 2, 1934.)
Bearto, Andy
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Logan No. 4 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of coal, in the Logan No. 4 Mine, March 17, 1906.)
Blackburn, William
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Logan No. 1, No. 7 Mines, Cambria Co., PA, for Logan Coal Company.)
Bonaz, Joe
(French Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1906, Logan No. 4 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of coal while mining.  He had been told by his partner to come out from under the coal, in the Logan No. 4 Mine, July 10, 1906.)
Booth, Wm. H.
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Logan Slope Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Logan Coal Company.)
Boucher, Irwin A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, Logan Coal Company, Johnstown, PA, Logan No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 6, No. 7 Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, of the Logan No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 6, No. 7 Mines, Cambria Co., PA, for Logan Coal Company, Johnstown, PA
Bousher, J. A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, Logan Coal Company, Johnstown, PA, Logan No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
[ C ]
Chubits, Joseph
(Austrian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1904, Logan No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of rock.  A bottom shot blew the bottom rock up against the roof, loosening a piece of it that was already heavy, and while cleaning the bottom shot hole a piece of rock fell and struck him on the back, in the Logan No. 2 Mine, April 14, 1904.)
Cook, John
(American Miner, Runner ca.1906, Logan No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Two ribs broken.  He slipped and fell while putting on the brake on mine cars, in the Logan No. 5 Mine, May 25, 1906.)
Corle, Frank
(Miner, ca.1934, Logan No. 2 Mine, Beaverdale, Cambria Co., PA, Age 18.);
(Lived in Beaverdale, PA.);
(Injured.  He suffered slight burns in attempting to help the injured, in an explosion at the No. 2 shaft of the Logan coal company at Beaverdale, four miles from Johnstown. Corle was an onlooker, he ran three miles through deep snow for aid. All of the miners were brought to the Memorial Hospital in Johnstown.  [from the "Gettsyburg Times," Gettsyburg, PA, March 2, 1934.].);
(Logan No. 2 Mine Disaster, March 2, 1934.)
Creason, Tony
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Logan No. 4 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of draw slate that the foreman had ordered him to put a prop under, in the Logan No. 4 Mine, Sept. 27, 1906.)
[ D ]
Dubik, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Logan No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of coal, in the Logan No. 2 Mine, July 3, 1906.  The victim and his butty had a piece of coal on side of room, with practically two loose ends, which they undermined from both sides leaving a stump in the center.  dulik lay down undr the coal to mine out the stump and it fell on him.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Findlay, Dick
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Logan No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of draw slate, in th eLogan No. 2 Mine, Feb. 12, 1906.)
Fraser, C. F.
(General Superintendent, ca.1901, Logan Coal Company, Logan Slope Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
Furnadel, Andy
(Miner, ca.1934, Logan No. 2 Mine, Beaverdale, Cambria Co., PA, Age 45.);
(Lived in Lloydell, PA.);
(Killed. Four men were killed and three were burned critically Thursday in an explosion at the No. 2 shaft of the Logan coal company at Beaverdale, four miles from Johnstown.  Andy Furnadel's body was decapitated and hurled 150 feet.  Two of the men were unidentified.  All of the miners were brought to the Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. [from the "Gettsyburg Times," Gettsyburg, PA, March 2, 1934.].);
(Logan No. 2 Mine Disaster, March 2, 1934.)
[ G ]
Guba, Andras "Andy"
(Ruthenian Miner, ca.1898, Logan Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married, wife Maria "Mary" Hruszt Guba, children.);
(Lived in the Dunlo area of Cambria Co.  Moved to the Clevrland, OH area.);
(b. in Kruslov, Austria-Hungary, Dec., 1897 - d. ca.1937.)
Guba, John "Andy"
(Ruthenian Miner Boy, ca.1913, ca.1917, Logan Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Became a truck driver after World War I.);
(b. in Kruslov, Austria-Hungary, ca.1895. Immigrated to the United States Dec. 5, 1897. - d. Nov., 1949, in the Dunlo area of Cambria Co.);
(Son of Andras Guba.)
[ H ]
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Kaplan, Josef "Joseph"
(Miner, ca.1918, Logan Mines, Beaverdale, Cambria Co., PA.)
Kirisick, John
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Logan No. 4 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 37, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed by being run over by a loaded trip of mine cars while walking out of the mine over the main slope.  The trip rider claimed the victim turned to the wrong side of the road and kept running ahead of the trip, in the Logan No. 4 Mine, Dec. 21, 1917.)
Kovynik, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Logan No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 54, single.);
(Injured.  Back injured and two ribs broken by a fall of roof in pillar work, in the Logan No. 1 Mine, Sept. 25, 1917.)
[ L ]
Leomas, Penn
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Logan No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 54, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken, caught between mine cars, in the Logan No. 1 Mine, April 4, 1904.)
[ M ]
Machum, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Logan No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 44, married.);
(Injured.  Hips and pelvis injured by a fall of slate in a room, in the Logan No. 2 Mine, May 16, 1917.)
Masler, George
(Miner, ca.1934, Logan No. 2 Mine, Beaverdale, Cambria Co., PA, Age 32.);
(Lived in Beaverdale, PA.);
(Injured.  Crirically Injured in an explosion at the No. 2 shaft of the Logan coal company at Beaverdale, four miles from Johnstown. Masler was burned in the face and eyes. All of the miners were brought to the Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. [from the "Gettsyburg Times," Gettsyburg, PA, March 2, 1934.].);
(Logan No. 2 Mine Disaster, March 2, 1934.)
Miller, Rudolph
(Austrian Miner, ca.1913, Logan Mines, Cambria Co., PA.);
(born in Austria in 1887 and worked as a miner in Duisburg, Germany before immigrating to Cambria County in 1913 to do the same. Some time after 1920 he went west and worked in mines in Colorado.)
Molendis, Roland
(Polish Miner, ca.1906, Logan No. 5 Mine, Carrolltown, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Killed.A man said to be Roland Molendis, a Polander, was run down and killed by a coal train at Carrolltown on Monday. Molendis was about 45 years of age and was employed by the Logan Coal company at Carrolltown where he also resided. He had on his person fifty-one cents in cash and a store book issued by the Logan Valley Store Company. [from the "Cambria Freeman," Ebensburg, PA, Feb. 2, 1906.].)
Monday, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Logan No. 4 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Leg squeezed between the bumpers of mine cars in his room, while dropping them into the heading, in the Logan No. 4 Mine, May 4, 1906.)
[ N ]
Nugent, William
(American Miner, Motorman ca.1905, Logan No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed.  Squeezed to death between his motor and a piece of timber on the tipple.  Outside the Logan No. 1 Mine, April 14, 1905.)
[ O ]
[ P ]
Pardoe, Frank
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Logan No. 2, No. 4, No. 6 Mines, Cambria Co., PA, for Logan Coal Company.)
Peron, Peter
(Miner, ca.1956, Logan Mines, Cambria Co., PA, married.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Logan Mines, ca.1956.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
[ S ]
Spads, Mr.
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Logan No. 4 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, married.);
(Father of Tony Spads, injured in the Logan Mine, listed below.)
Spads, Tony
(Italian Miner, Boy, Pick Miner ca.1906, Logan No. 4 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Three ribs and leg broken by a fall of draw slate.  His father has been notified to take down the slate, in the Logan No. 4 Mine, Sept. 18, 1906.)
Stanko, Andy
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Logan No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 48, married.);
(Injured.  Colar bone fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Logan No. 1 Mine, Jan. 16, 1917.)
[ T ]
Trummino, Lawrence
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Logan No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 52, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of rock at the face of a room, in the Logan No. 1 Mine, Dec. 10, 1917.)
[ U ]
Unidentified Miners
(Two Miners, ca.1934, Logan No. 2 Mine, Beaverdale, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Lived in Lloydell, PA.);
(Killed. Four men were killed and three were burned critically Thursday in an explosion at the No. 2 shaft of the Logan coal company at Beaverdale, four miles from Johnstown.  Two of the men were unidentified. [from the "Gettsyburg Times," Gettsyburg, PA, March 2, 1934.].);
(Logan No. 2 Mine Disaster, March 2, 1934.)
[ V ]
Vanderbaken, Leopold
(Belgian Miner, Company Man ca.1917, Logan No. 4 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 48, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by mine cars on the haulage road, in the Logan No. 4 Mine, Nov. 12, 1917.)
[ W ]
Warpaw, Charles
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Logan No. 5 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed.  Fatallu injured by mine cars on a heading.  In the Logan No. 5  Mine, Aug. 2, 1906.  He died the following day when they were taking him to the hospital.)
Westover, O. J.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Logan No. 6 1/2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 23, married.);
(Injured.  Hand injured and finger cut off.  Caught between rope and drum of an electric hoist in room, in the Logan No. 6 1/2 Mine, Dec. 13, 1917.)
Williams, Elmer
(Miner, Assistant Superintendent ca.1934, Logan No. 2 Mine, Beaverdale, Cambria Co., PA, Age 36.);
(Lived in Beaverdale, PA.);
(Injured.  Crirically Injured in an explosion at the No. 2 shaft of the Logan coal company at Beaverdale, four miles from Johnstown. Williams was critically burned about the body.  All of the miners were brought to the Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. [from the "Gettsyburg Times," Gettsyburg, PA, March 2, 1934.].);
(Logan No. 2 Mine Disaster, March 2, 1934.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yeager, James
(Miner, ca.1934, Logan No. 2 Mine, Beaverdale, Cambria Co., PA, Age 30.);
(Lived in Beaverdale, PA.);
(Injured.  Crirically Injured in an explosion at the No. 2 shaft of the Logan coal company at Beaverdale, four miles from Johnstown. Yeager is expected to die with burns on the body and loss of sight in both eyes. All of the miners were brought to the Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. [from the "Gettsyburg Times," Gettsyburg, PA, March 2, 1934.].);
(Logan No. 2 Mine Disaster, March 2, 1934.)
[ Z ]
Zachtilla, Tony
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Logan No. 4 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 36, single.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by mine cars on the main slope, in the Logan No. 4 Mine, Dec. 31,1917.)

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