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Coal Miners Memorial
Irvona No. 3 Mine,
Irvona No. 5 Mine & Coke Works,
Irvona No. 9 Mine & Coke Works,
Irvona No. 10 Mine,
Irvona, Blain City,
Beccaria Twp.,
Clearfield County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated April 19, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Irvona Mines & Coke Works


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Irvona Mines & Coke Works, Irvona, Blain City, Beccaria 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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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
IRVONA MINES & COKE WORKS
[ A ]
Abramavich, Andy
(Lithuanian Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 48, married, 9 children, lived in Emmons, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(b. June 20, 1884 - d. Aug. 15, 1828.);
(Interred in the Barnesboro North End Cemetery.);
(See also: Ambromovich, Andy;  Abromovich, Andy.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
Abramavich, Tony
(Lithuanian Miner Boy, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 18, lived in Emmons, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(Son of Andy Abramovich.);
(b. May 18, 1911 - d. Aug. 15, 1928.);
(Interred in the Barnesboro North End Cemetery.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
Abromovich, Andy
(See: Abramavich, Andy.)
Ambromovich, Andy
(See: Abramavich, Andy.)
[ B ]
Bathgate, A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, Irvona Coal & Coke Company, Coalport, PA, Irvona No. 5 Mine, Irvona No. 9 Mine, Irvona No. 10 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, Irvona Coal & Coke Company, Coalport, PA, Irvona No. 5 Mine, Irvona No. 10 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.)
Bathgate, George
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Irvona No. 5 Mine & Irvona No. 10 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, for Irvona Coal & Coke Company, Coalport, PA.)
Bathgate, Thomas
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Irvona No. 5 Mine & Irvona No. 9 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, for Irvona Coal & Coke Company, Coalport, PA.)
Becinger, Fred
(Superintendent, ca.1928, of the Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, for Irvona Coal & Coke Company, Coalport, PA.)
Bell, A.
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1900, Irvona No. 3 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Hand injured by a mine car jumping the track, in the Irvona No. 3 Mine, Oct. 30, 1900.)
Britton, Herman
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 23, lived in Osceola Mills, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
[ C ]
Coccia, Marino
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Escaped from the gas explsion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
Collins, John
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 36, lived in Coalport, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, burned and mangled, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(Interred in Kylertown Cemetery.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
[ D ]
Dumseller, Albert
(German Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1906, Irvona No. 3 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured.  Two fingers crushed.  He was lying on his back trying to lift and push the mine wagon with his feet and thoughtlessly caught hold of the rail, and when the wagon moved it when over his fingers, in the Irvona No. 3 Mine, March 1, 1906.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Fulare, Joe
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, lived in Madera, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
((Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
[ G ]
[ H ]
Hays, W. H.
(See: Mayes, William H.)
Hunt, James Gredering
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 25, lived in Irvona, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
Hunt, Raymond
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, lived in Irvona, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(See also: Hunt, Roy.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
Hunt, Roy
(See: Hunt, Raymond.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jepson, Edward
(Miner, ca.1901, Irvona Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Irvona Mine, May 14, 1901.)
Jordan, Donald L.
(Miner, ca.1923, Irvona Pit Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Irvona Pit Mine, Jan., 1923.)
[ K ]
Kibler, John, Sr.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Irvona No. 10 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 43, married.);
(Injured.  Shoulder blade broken by a fall of slate.  He was trying to pull down a piece of slate and reached in under it to cut outr some more of the coal, when the slate fell on him, in the Irvona No. 10 Mine, Dec. 19, 1906.)
Kubicina, Charles
(See: Kubicini, Charles.)
Kubicini, Charles
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, lived in Madera, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(See also: Kubicina, Charles;  Kuticina, Charles.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
Kuticina, Charles
(See: Kubicini, Charles.)
[ L ]
Love, Joseph H.
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Irvona No. 5 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of roof at the face of a room, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Oct. 10, 1912.)
[ M ]
Martlot, Frank
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Irvona No. 5 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 38, single.);
(Injured.  Small bone in foot broken by a fall of roof at the face of a room, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, June 22, 1912.)
Mayes, W. H.
(See: Mayes, William H.)
Mayes, William H.
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 47, lived in Coalport, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(See also: Hays, W. H.;  Mayes, W. H.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
Mead, William
(Irish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Irvona No 10 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 42, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly while undermining some coal.  A piece of it fell on him and broke his neck, in the Irvona No. 10 Mine, Jan. 10, 1906.);
(Jan. 10, 1906, Irvona No. 10 Mine, William Mead, Irish, Miner, was instant;y killed while undermining coal.  A piece of coal in the center of the heading projected out more than the rest of the face, and he determined to mine under it and take it down so as to square the face.  A previous shot had made a break in the piece and thia was not taken into consideration, and while he was undermining it the coal fell on him.)
[ N ]
Newton, William
(English Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Irvona No. 3 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Ribs injured and head cut by a fall of ripping, in the Irvona No. 3 Mine, Oct. 30, 1900.)
[ O ]
Oavendar, John
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1912, Irvona No. 10 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Hips squeezed by a fall of rock on a heading, in the Irvona No. 10 Mine, Nov. 25, 1912.)
[ P ]
Papayan, Ayzlop
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Irvona No. 9 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Injured.  Shoulder and ankle bruised by a fall of slate while attending to his work, in the Irvona No. 9 Mine. March 3, 1906.)
Peacock, Cortland "Coke"
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blaine City, Clearfield Co., PA.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Richards, Charles W.
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 31, lived in Madera, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
[ S ]
Shoetack, Johnny
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, married, lived in Utahville, PA.);
(Escaped from the gas explsion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
Skanner, Emery
(See: Skinner, Emery.)
Skannier, Emery
(See: Skinner, Emery.)
Skinner, Emery
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, lived in Madera, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(See also:  Skanner, Emery;  Skannier, Emery;  Skonier, Emery.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
Skonier, Emery
(See: Skinner, Emery.)
Smail, Harvey
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Irvona No. 5 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 53, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal and ripping while removing a pillar, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, April 9, 1912.)
Smail, William
(American Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 40, lived in Coalport, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(See also: Small, William.);
((Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
Small, William
(See: Smail, William.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
[ V ]
Vorabele, Steve
(See: Vorable, Steve.)
Vorable, Steve
(Miner, ca.1928, Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine, Blain City, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 47, lived in Madera, PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a gas explosion, in the Irvona No. 5 Mine, Aug. 15, 1928.);
(See also: Vorabele, Steve;  Vrable, Steve.);
(Irvona No. 3 or No. 5 Mine Disaster, Aug. 15, 1928.)
Vrable, Steve
(See: Vorable, Steve.)
[ W ]
Walker, James
(Superintendent, ca.1906, Irvona No. 10 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, for Irvona Coal & Coke Company, Coalport, PA.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
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