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Euclid Mine & Coke Works,
(Youghiogheny Shaft Mine & Coke Works),

Fitzhenry (Port Royal),
South Huntingdon Township,
Westmoreland County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Euclid Mine, Fitzhenry (Port Royal), South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Oct. 2, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Euclid Mine (Youghiogheny Shaft Mine) & Coke Works


Following is a partial list of the miners, coke workers, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Euclid Mine (Youghiogheny Shaft Mine) & Coke Works, Fitzhenry (Port Royal), South Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
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
EUCLID MINE & COKE WORKS
[ A ]
Amelia, Peter
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Injured.  Neck burned slightly by an explosion of fire-damp, in the Euclid Mine, Oct. 25, 1904.)
Asper, Joe
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate at the room face, in the Euclid Mine, Aug. 26, 1907.)
[ B ]
Bernard, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 45, single.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed by falling slate, in the Euclid Mine, Feb. 16, 1903.)
Blower, William
(Superintendent, of the Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, ca.1910, for the Pittsburgh Coal Company.);
(Superintendent, ca.1912, ca.1916, of the Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA.);
(English Miner, Superintendent ca.1916, of the Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 59, married.);
(Injured.  Rib and finger broken and head and body bruised.  He was standing on the running board in front of the coal chute under the tipple when a car of coal was dumped.  The pan was open and knocked him off the running board.  Outside the Euclid Mine, Nov. 16, 1916.)
Bovis, G.
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by fall of coal, in the Euclid Mine, Nov. 12, 1907.)
Brindle, Augustus
(German Miner, Motorman ca.1908, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 29, single.);
(Killed.  Electrocuted.  Came in contact with a wire carrying 500 votes.  He was on a mine motor and was changing the position of the mine motor's trolley pole, in the Euclid Mine, July 21, 1908.)
Brow, John
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by fall of coal, in the Euclid Mine, Sept. 7, 1907.  He was engaged opening the tight side of an entry that have been shot the night previous.  He did not have sufficient space between a mine car and the face to avoid the falling coal.)
[ C ]
Cornella, Earnest
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1904, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Arm fractured by mine cars, in the Euclid Mine, Oct. 26, 1904.)
[ D ]
Davis, William
(Welsh Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 47, single.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of the arm by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Euclid Mine, June 26, 1916.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Fabean, Albert
(Miner, Euclid Mine, Fitzhenry, Westmoreland Co., PA.);
(Lived at West Newton, R D 1 "Turkeytown", PA.);
(b. June 6, 1886 - d. March 2, 1973.  [from "The Valley Independent," Monessen, PA, Sat., March 3, 1973.].)
Fabian, John
(Polish Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1910, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Three fingers cut off and foot injured by fall of slate at the face of a pillar, in the Euclid Mine, May 23, 1910.)
Fall, John
(Polish Miner, ca.1938, Fritz Henry Mines [Euclid Mine], Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 70.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate, in the Fritz Henry Mine, March 2, 1938.)
Forner, Frank
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1902, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone fractured by a fall of coal, in the Euclid Mine, April 15, 1902.)
Fronhafer, Frederick
(German Miner Boy, Company Man ca.1903, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by mine cars, in the Euclid Mine, Sept. 8, 1903.)
[ G ]
Garvey, P. J.
(Mine Foreman, ca.1908, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, of the Euclid Mine, ca.1909, for Pittsburgh Coal Company.)
Graves, Allin
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Arm fractured by falling slate, in the Euclid Mine, Sept. 17, 1903.)
Guris, John
(Austrian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle injured by a fall of coal and slate at the face of an entry, in the Euclid Mine, Aug. 5, 1916.)
[ H ]
Hall, Earl W.
(Miner, ca.1934-ca.1936, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 20);
(Killed.  Killed in a mine cave-in along side his father,  Robert Hall, Dec. 12, 1936, in the Euclid Mine.)
Hall, Robert
(Miner, ca.1916, Assistant Mine Foreman certificate May 28, 1916, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA,.)
(Miner, ca.1916 - Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1936, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 68.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mine cave-in, along side of his son, Earl Hall, Dec. 12, 1936, in the Euclid Mine.)
Hargress, Geo. O.
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Injured by a fall of slate, in the Euclid Mine, July 18, 1901.)
Hindmarch, J. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
Hondvose, Joseph
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1902, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Head and shoulder bruised by a fall of slate, in the Euclid Mine, Aug. 12, 1902.)
Howel, Christopher
(Welsh Mine, Fire Boss ca.1903, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 65, married.);
(Injured.  Burned and injured otherwise by an explosion of fire-damp, in the Euclid Mine, Dec. 10, 1903.)
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[ J ]
[ K ]
Kachura, Vassel
(Austrian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of an entry while shearing coal, in the Euclid Mine, March 14, 1917.)
Kavesky, John
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1913, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 46, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Euclid Mine, April 18, 1913.)
Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, Pittsburg Coal Company, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.)
Kutchman, John
(Austrian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Euclid Mine, Aug. 3, 1906.)
[ L ]
Lawfer, Michael
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle dislocated by a fall of coal at the face of a pillar, in the Euclid Mine, Sept. 13, 1912.)
Leake, David
(Pittsburgh Coal Company's mining Superintendent of the Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, ca.1910's and 1920's, he lived in Smithton, PA.)
Lobish, Ely
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured.  Toes on right foot crushed by a fall of slate on pillar work, in the Euclid Mine, Oct. 27, 1914.)
Luciano, Peter
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1901, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 37, married.);
(Injured.  Ribs dislocated by mine posts, in the Euclid Mine, Aug. 7, 1901.)
[ M ]
Machinah, Andy
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca. 1913, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 60, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and scalp injured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Euclid Mine, April 17, 1913.)
Manri, Joseph
(Austrian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1901, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Breast bruised by a fall of slate, in the Euclid Mine, July 18, 1901.)
Marcus, Charles
(American Miner Boy, Miner's Helper ca.1902, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 14, single.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by mine cars, in the Euclid Mine, Dec. 5, 1902.)
Marcus, Sebastian
(German Miner, Machine Runner ca.1910, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 56, married.);
(Injured. Injured internally by fall of roof near face of room while cutting the pillar over, in the Euclid Mine, Feb. 11, 1910.)
McMillin, Milton
(American Miner Boy, Mining Engineer ca.1903, Euclid Mine, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Milton McMillin, was employed as transit man upon the engineering corps. Killed instantly by an explosion of fire-damp, in the Euclid Mine, Dec. 9, 1903.)
McPhee, William
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1903, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.)
Minosky, John
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Euclid Mine, Jan. 29, 1900.)
[ N ]
[ O ]
Oliver, Edgar
(Miner, Assistant Mining Engineer ca.1903, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.);
(Edgar Oliver was employed as an assistant transit man upon the engineering corps.)
[ P ]
Pasquala, Frank
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Bruised and injured in general by falling slate, in the Euclid Mine, July 2, 1904.)
Penosa, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 37, single.);
(Injured.  Head and shoulder injured by fall of slate on pillar work, in the Euclid Mine, June 16, 1910.)
Plaswig, Adolph
(German Miner, Machine Runner ca.1914, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by mining machine at the face of a room, in the Euclid Mine, June 1, 1914.)
Podbesek, Matthew
(Miner, ca.1916, Fritz Henry, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, married, wife Theresa Kosec Podbesek.)
Powan, Joe
(Italian Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1907, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Cut and bruised by flying coal from a blast fired in an adjoining room, in the Euclid Mine, Sept. 18, 1907.)
Powlick, Paul
(Austrian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1903, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  One rib fractured by mine cars, in the Euclid Mine, Nov. 7, 1903.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Rapsak, Paul
(Miner, ca.1910, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of Mining Laws, ca.1910:  September - Paul Rapsak and Akilis Santz, employed at Euclid Mine were charged with passing a danger signal and entering with open lights a sectin of said mine worked exclusively with locked safety lamps, September 23, 1910.  They entered a plea of guilty and were sentenced to pay a fine of five dollars and the costs.)
Rascinger, Anthony
(Granish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1910, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 37, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Euclid Mine, Aug. 7, 1910.)
Rigg, William
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
Rompelli, Andrew
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 42, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate on pillar work, in the Euclid Mine, July 8, 1914.)
Rounika, Anthony
(Granish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 31, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by falling and striking his head against a piece of slate in the gob, in the Euclid Mine, Feb. 20, 1913.)
Roy, Michael
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1898, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, for O. & P. Coal Company.);
(Miner, Mine Foreman Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA,  ca.1901, Age 29);
(Killed.  Killed by explosion of fire damp in Port Royal No. 2 Mine, June 10,1901, during a mine rescue attempt, his body was recovered Sept. 11, 1901.)
[ S ]
Samon, Mike
(Granish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 49, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Euclid Mine, June 18, 1910.)
Santz, Akilis
(Miner, ca.1910, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of Mining Laws, ca.1910:  September - Paul Rapsak and Akilis Santz, employed at Euclid Mine were charged with passing a danger signal and entering with open lights a sectin of said mine worked exclusively with locked safety lamps, September 23, 1910.  They entered a plea of guilty and were sentenced to pay a fine of five dollars and the costs.)
Sarosi, John
(Miner, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, married, wife Margaret Urick Sarosi.)
(Injured.  He was trapped for 48 hours as a result of a gas explosion in the Euclid Mine. When he was rescued by his fellow workers, his first words were"This is my last day in the mines, I've had enough.");
(John Sarosi also worked at the Magee Mine.)
(Son of Charles Sarosi, miner at the Magee Mine.);
(b.1918-d.1970.)
Schluederberg, George W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1901, Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, ca.1913, ca.1916, Pittsburgh Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.)
Sedlar, John
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1910, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Euclid Mine, Sept. 28, 1910.)
Sharpe, J. D.
(Superintendent, of the Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, ca.1908, for Pittsburgh Coal Company.)
Sopra, Dominick
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Euclid Mine, Age 37, married.);
(Injured.  Neck burned slightly by an explosion of Fire-damp, in the Euclid Mine, Oct. 25, 1904.)
Soppitt, Edward
(Superintendent, of the Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, ca.1903, ca.1904, for Pittsburgh Coal Company.)
Steck, Joseph
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1939, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 25, married, wife Mary Steck, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Received a fractured of skull due to fall of slate, in the euclid mine, Sept. 25, 1939, resulting in his death.)
Swaney, A. W.
(American Miner, Mine Superintendent, ca.1903, of the Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by an explosion of firedamp, in the Euclid Mine, Dec. 10, 1903.)
[ T ]
Tallot, Frank
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Face, hands and arms burned by an explosion of fire-damp, in the Euclid Mine, Oct. 25, 1904.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
Vinergel, Roch
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1901, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone fractured by a fall of slate, in the Euclid Mine, Sept. 25, 1901.)
Virag, Gabar
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Body bruised and ankle sprained by a fall of slate at the face of a pillar, in the Euclid Mine, March 4, 1910.)
[ W ]
Williams, Edward
(Miner, Assistant Mining Engineer ca.1903, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA.);
 (Edward Williams was employed as an assistant transit man upon the engineering corps.)
Williams, John
(Italian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1903, Euclid Mine, Westmoreland Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bone fractured by mine cars, in the Euclid Mine, Oct. 13, 1903.)
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