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Coal Miners Memorial
Eriton Mine
(Eriton Shaft Mine),
Eriton,
Sandy Twp.,
Clearfield County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Eriton Mine, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated June 22, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Eriton Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Eriton Mine, Eriton, Sandy Twp., Clearfield 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
ERITON MINE
[ A ]
Andezjewski, Stanley
(Polish Miner, ca.1930, Eriton Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA. [from "The Dubois Courier," DuBois, PA, Sept. 24, 1930.].)
[ B ]
Babbi, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
Beck, Guy
(American Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Hips crushed by being caught between mine cars and a timber on an entry, in the Eriton Mine, March 6, 1912.)
Benget, George
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Crushed about the hips by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Eriton Mine, Nov. 18, 1912.)
Bosky, William
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
Brazenski, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1918, Eriton Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, married.);
(Killed.  Run down and killed by a delivery truck of Andrews Bros. Company, DuBois, PA, while riding his bicycle returning from work at the Eriton Mine, July 21, 1918.  He died a few hours later.  [from the "Clearfield Progress," Clearfield, PA, Sept. 3, 1918.].)
Brown, William
(American Miner, Spragger ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Leg crushed by being caught between a motor and a prop in a room neck, in the Eriton Mine, Dec. 30, 1912.)
Bruce, Andrew
(Scotch Miiner, Fire Boss ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Hips injured by a fall of car against a mine car in a room, in the Eriton Mine, Nov. 19, 1912.)
Bruce, Alexander C.
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
[ C ]
Castilian, Mr.
(Italian Miner, ca.1906 - ca.1927, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
Cook, Joseph
(American Miner, Spragger ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Killed.  Fataqlly injured by being struck by a mine motor on an entry.  He jumped off the front of the motor to turn a switch while the motor was in motion.  He fell on the track and before the motor could be stopped it struck him, in the Eriton Mine, Jan. 24, 1912.  He died within a few hours.)
Couse, William
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Legs severely injured by mine cars on an entry, in the Eriton Mine, Sept. 7, 1912.)
Crawford, James
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Hips crushed between a mine car and a coal pillar on an entry, in the Eriton Mine, Feb. 28, 1912.)
[ D ]
Dacey, David
(American Miner, Spragger ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed by mine cars on an entry, in the Eriton Mine, Nov. 11, 1912.)
Devins, Frank
(Miner, Bottom Cager ca.1910, Eriton Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
Domensky, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Trackman ca.1906, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 36, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by the side fall of roof on the main west entry, which was being graded and made wide enough for double track, in the Eriton Mine, Feb. 9, 1906.  The victim was laying track when the side fell over on him.)
Druza, Joe
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  May, 1912.  Information was made against Frank Norak, Joe Renisky, Andy Gurnisky, and Joe Druza, miners, Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company, for Violation of Section 2, Article 16, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  The defendants would not admit that they were guilty, although very positive proof was produced against them.  The case was dismissed by the Justice, on Payment of the costs of prosecution by the defendants.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Fulford, John H.
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, ca.1912, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company, DuBois, PA, Eriton Mine, Eriton, Clearfield Co., PA.)
[ G ]
Gilmartin, Patrick
(Irish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 35, single.);
(Injured.  Hands and face severely burned by powder flame on an entry, in the Eriton Mine, May 28, 1912.)
Grack, Leo
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
Guido, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
Gurnisky, Andy
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  May, 1912.  Information was made against Frank Norak, Joe Renisky, Andy Gurnisky, and Joe Druza, miners, Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company, for Violation of Section 2, Article 16, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  The defendants would not admit that they were guilty, although very poaitive proof was produced against them.  The case was dismissed by the Justice, on Payment of the costs of prosecution by the defendants.)
[ H ]
Haley, William
(American Miner, Runner ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Hand severely injured by mine cars on an entry, in the Eriton Mine, Feb. 5, 1912.)
Hand, Charles
(American Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Thigh fractured while jumping on a motor on an entry, in the Eriton Mine, March 20, 1912.)
Huffman, Frank
(American Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Body injured by being crushed by a mine car at the face of a room, in the Eriton Mine, Feb. 9, 1912.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jennings, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
John, Albert
(American Miner, Cager ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Claerfield Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Arm severely injured by falling coal in the mine shaft, in the Eriton Mine, Oct. 26, 1912.)
Jones, Samuel
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by a fall of side rock on an entry, in the Eriton Mine, Feb. 9, 1906.)
"Jumbo"
(Miner, ca.1910, Eriton Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
(Injured.  The man called "Jumbo" was smoking a cigarette, and one of the persistent reports id that he was taking powder down in a sack under his coat, and that a spark from the cigarette found its way to the sack, which was concealed bedcause it is against the rules to carry powder into the mine that way, and the explosion resulted. Several of the men carried cans of powder and two were exploded, all making a terrific blast that momentarily stunned the men and filled the cage with flame and immediately set fire to the clothing of the men.
The moment the cage reached the bottom of the shaft the men began tearing off their clothing to keep from burning to death. Several were very severely burned but it is believed all will recover. Cager Frank Devins telephoned to the top of the shaft and assistance was sent down and the injured men were taken to the surface and given firat attention, and then taken to their homes. "Jumbo" went out from DuBois in the trolley car along with Tom and Dominick Kuntz and Frank Valeski. They were returned on a car and all were looked after by Drs. Free and Lewis. Later in the day some of the Eriton men were taken to the Adrian hospital. [from the "Dubois Courier-Express," Dubois, PA, Feb. 22, 1910.].)
[ K ]
Kellar, Ralph
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
Kuntz, Dominick
(Miner, ca.1910, Eriton Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
(Injured.  The man called "Jumbo" was smoking a cigarette, and one of the persistent reports id that he was taking powder down in a sack under his coat, and that a spark from the cigarette found its way to the sack, which was concealed bedcause it is against the rules to carry powder into the mine that way, and the explosion resulted. Several of the men carried cans of powder and two were exploded, all making a terrific blast that momentarily stunned the men and filled the cage with flame and immediately set fire to the clothing of the men.
The moment the cage reached the bottom of the shaft the men began tearing off their clothing to keep from burning to death. Several were very severely burned but it is believed all will recover. Cager Frank Devins telephoned to the top of the shaft and assistance was sent down and the injured men were taken to the surface and given firat attention, and then taken to their homes. "Jumbo" went out from DuBois in the trolley car along with Tom and Dominick Kuntz and Frank Valeski. They were returned on a car and all were looked after by Drs. Free and Lewis. Later in the day some of the Eriton men were taken to the Adrian hospital. [from the "Dubois Courier-Express," Dubois, PA, Feb. 22, 1910.].)
Kuntz, Tom
(Miner, ca.1910, Eriton Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
(Injured.  The man called "Jumbo" was smoking a cigarette, and one of the persistent reports id that he was taking powder down in a sack under his coat, and that a spark from the cigarette found its way to the sack, which was concealed bedcause it is against the rules to carry powder into the mine that way, and the explosion resulted. Several of the men carried cans of powder and two were exploded, all making a terrific blast that momentarily stunned the men and filled the cage with flame and immediately set fire to the clothing of the men.
The moment the cage reached the bottom of the shaft the men began tearing off their clothing to keep from burning to death. Several were very severely burned but it is believed all will recover. Cager Frank Devins telephoned to the top of the shaft and assistance was sent down and the injured men were taken to the surface and given first attention, and then taken to their homes. "Jumbo" went out from DuBois in the trolley car along with Tom and Dominick Kuntz and Frank Valeski. They were returned on a car and all were looked after by Drs. Free and Lewis. Later in the day some of the Eriton men were taken to the Adrian hospital. [from the "Dubois Courier-Express," Dubois, PA, Feb. 22, 1910.].)
Kutts, John
(Miner, ca.1918, Eriton Mines, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Eriton Mines, Jan., 1918.)
[ L ]
Laputa, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1920, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
Litshner, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
[ M ]
Malenge, Martin
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
Mantano, Francisco
(Italian Miner, ca.1908, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Disappeared after the powder explosion on the Dubois Traction Company car, May 23, 1908. [from "The Daily News," Frederick, MD, May 23, 1908.].)
Matrosky, Casper
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
McNeil, Thomas
(Scotch Miner, Spragger ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed by mine cars on an entry, in the Eriton Mine, Aug. 2, 1912.)
[ N ]
Nelson, Charles
(Miner Boy, Motorman ca.1914, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 19.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by being caught between a mine car and a mine rib.  Whils taking mine cars into the mine he left a switch open and in coming out the mine cars ran into the open switch and Nelson was crushed between the cars and rib, in the Eritopn Mine, Aug. 18, 1914. [from "The Clearfield Progress," Clearfield, PA, Aug. 21, 1914.].)
Newchuck, John
(Russian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Neck, shoulder and arms injured by a premature explosion of a detonating cap, in the Eriton Mine, Dec. 7, 1912.)
Norak, Frank
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  May, 1912.  Information was made against Frank Norak, Joe Renisky, Andy Gurnisky, and Joe Druza, miners, Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company, for Violation of Section 2, Article 16, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  The defendants would not admit that they were guilty, although very poaitive proof was produced against them.  The case was dismissed by the Justice, on Payment of the costs of prosecution by the defendants.)
Nosky, William
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
[ O ]
Oskrosky, Tony
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Eriton Mine, July 29, 1912.)
[ P ]
Penhall, John
(Miner, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
Penhall, Mr.
(Miner, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Son of John Penhall.)
Perri, Tony
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., pA, Age 34, single.);
(Injured.  Arm and side injured by a blast at the face of a room, in the Eriton Mine, Dec. 11, 1912.)
Pias, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
Pierce, Miles
(Miner, ca.1926, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, married. [from the "Clearfield Progress," Clearfield, PA, Jan. 25, 1926.].)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Reed, William K.
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Eriton Mines, Eriton, Clearfield Co., PA, for Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company, DuBois, PA.)
Renisky, Joe
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  May, 1912.  Information was made against Frank Norak, Joe Renisky, Andy Gurnisky, and Joe Druza, miners, Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company, for Violation of Section 2, Article 16, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  The defendants would not admit that they were guilty, although very poaitive proof was produced against them.  The case was dismissed by the Justice, on Payment of the costs of prosecution by the defendants.)
Rindos, Andrew
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Eriton Mine, Eriton, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 24, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by a fall of side rock on an entry, in the Eriton Mine, Feb. 9, 1906.)
Robertson, E. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Eriton Mine, Jefferson LKine, Jefferson Co., PA, for Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company, DuBois, PA.)
Rosetta, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
[ S ]
Savinski, Mike
(Polish Miner, Scarper ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Leg injured by a coal-cutting machine at the face of a room, in the Eriton Mine, Dec. 4, 1912.)
Schultz, Walter
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, 23, single.);
(Injured. Hands and face severely burned by powder flame while making up a charge, in the Eriton Mine, July 13, 1912.)
Sikony, Lewis
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
Stonsul, Enoch
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
[ T ]
Turk, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
Valeski, Frank
(Miner, ca.1910, Eriton Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
(Injured.  The man called "Jumbo" was smoking a cigarette, and one of the persistent reports id that he was taking powder down in a sack under his coat, and that a spark from the cigarette found its way to the sack, which was concealed bedcause it is against the rules to carry powder into the mine that way, and the explosion resulted. Several of the men carried cans of powder and two were exploded, all making a terrific blast that momentarily stunned the men and filled the cage with flame and immediately set fire to the clothing of the men.
The moment the cage reached the bottom of the shaft the men began tearing off their clothing to keep from burning to death. Several were very severely burned but it is believed all will recover. Cager Frank Devins telephoned to the top of the shaft and assistance was sent down and the injured men were taken to the surface and given firat attention, and then taken to their homes. "Jumbo" went out from DuBois in the trolley car along with Tom and Dominick Kuntz and Frank Valeski. They were returned on a car and all were looked after by Drs. Free and Lewis. Later in the day some of the Eriton men were taken to the Adrian hospital. [from the "Dubois Courier-Express," Dubois, PA, Feb. 22, 1910.].)
Venfrovesy, Frank
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
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Washcovish, John
(Polish Miner Boy, Scraper ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of the leg by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Eriton Mine, March 15, 1912.)
Watosky, Mike
(Miner, ca.1918, Eriton Mines, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Eriton Mines, Jan., 1918.)
Whipple, Oscar
(American Miner, Topman ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Eriton, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 55, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by falling sown the main hoisting shaft.  He was employed on night turn.  A mine car containing machine picks was to be lowered on the cage.  He turned around to get wooden blocks to secure the catches on the cage, and while so doing the cage was hoisted from the landing without his knowledge, and he stepped into the shaft, thinking he was stepping onto the cage.  Owing to steam and darkness it ewas difficult for him to see, outside the Eriton Mine, Feb. 6, 1912.)
Wilcox, Edward
(English Miner, Spragger ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Foot severely injured by mine cars on an entry, in the eriton Mine, Aug. 8, 1912.)
Woods, Clem
(Miner, ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  March, 1912.  Information was made against the following persons for violation of Section 6, of Article 17, of the Act of June 9, 1911.  Alexander C. Bruce, Mine Foreman;  Joseph Litshner, Joseph Pias, Lewis Sikony, Joseph Rosetta, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Turk, Ralph Kellar, Clem Woods, Casper Matrosky, Frank Venfrovesy, Joseph Babbi, William Bosky, Leo Grack, Joseph Guido.Martin Malenge, and Enoch Stonsul, all employes of Eriton Mine, Northwestern Mining & Exchange Company.  They plead guilty before the Justice of the peace and were ordered to pay the cost of prosecution, further sentence being suspended.)
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Yearosky, Tony
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Eriton Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Foot severely injured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Eriton Mine, June 1, 1912.)
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