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Coal Miners Memorial
Coal Brook Mine & Coke Works,

Coalbrook,
Connellsville Twp.,
Fayette County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Coal Brook Mine, Moyer, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Jan. 10, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Coal Brook Mine & Coke Works


Following is a partial list of the miners, coke workers, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Coal Brook Mine & Coke Works, Coalbrook, Connellsville Twp., Fayette 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
COAL BROOK MINE & COKE WORKS
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[ B ]
Barry, R. N.
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Coal-Brook Mine, Fayette, PA, for H.C. Frick Coke Company, Scottdale, PA.)
Beerbower, R. C.
(Superintendent, ca.1913, ca.1916, of the Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for H.C. Frick Coke Company.)
Buksar, John Steven
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1896, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Susanna Hruby Buksar, 5 children.)
Buttermore, Lyell
(Miner, ca.1913, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(A Member of the ca.1913 Coalbrook Mine First Aid Team.)
[ C ]
Clingerman, W. H.
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, ca.1906, ca.1912, H.C. Frick Coke Company, Scottdale, PA, Coal Brook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Cook, Robert
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Coal  Brook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for McClure Coke Company.)
[ D ]
Doncaster, Richard
(Superintendent, ca.1905, ca.1906, of the Coal Brook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for H.C. Frick Coke Company, Scottdale, PA.)
Dougherty, Rufus
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1913, ca.1914, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 8, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1913.)
[ E ]
Emula, Frank
(Miner, ca.1914, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 33, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1914.)
[ F ]
Frinak, Ludwig
(Miner, ca.1899, Coal Brook Mines, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Veronica Hruby Frinak.)
[ G ]
Geordon, George
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Coal Brook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of ankle by fall of slate, in Coal Brook Mine, Nov. 4, 1905.)
Giles, William M.
(Miner, ca.1900, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Lived on Swagertown Street, Coalbrook, PA.)
Grindle, Samuel
(Miner, ca.1912, ca.1914, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(A Member of the ca.1912 Coalbrook Mine First Aid Team.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 6, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1914.)
Gushura, Joe
(Miner, ca.1914, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 32, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1914.)
[ H ]
Hahn, Albert
(Miner, ca.1896, Coal Brook, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Mary Ruberg Hahn.)
Head, Mr.
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Coal Brook, Fayette Co., PA, for H.C. Frick Coke Company, Scottdale, PA.)
Henderson, Earl
(Miner, ca.1912, ca.1913, ca.1914, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(A Member of the ca.1912, ca.1913,  Coalbrook Mine First Aid Team.)
Henderson, Edward
(Miner, ca.1914, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 15, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1914.)
Henderson, J. E.
(American Miner, ca.1913, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 14, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1913.)
Howe, William
(Miner, ca.1913, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Member of the Coalbrook Mine First Aid Team, ca.1913.)
Hrebar, George
(Miner, Pensioner ca.1919, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 39, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1919.)
Huddock [Hudock], Michael "Mike"
(Miner, Coke Oven Drawer ca.1914, ca.1919, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 38, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1914, ca.1919.)
Hudock, Mike
(See: Huddock, Mike)
Hull, James E.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1897, Coalbrook Coke Works, McClure Coke Company, Fayette Co., PA, Age 25, married.);
(Badly Injured.  He was badly injured by a fall of slate, had a broken knee, leg and shoulder, in the Coalbrook Mine, July 17, 1897.  He may never walk again.  [from the "Connellsville Courier," Connellsville, PA, July 23, 1897.].)
Humpage, John
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1912, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(A Member of the ca.1912 Coalbrook Mine First Aid Team.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Kasavitch, John
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Coal Brook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Thigh injured by fall of slate, in Coal Brook Mine, Feb. 22, 1905)
Keck, William C.
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1913, ca.1914, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Kennedy, O. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1901, ca.1903, H. C. Frick Coke Company, Coal Brook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Kostelnik, Micheal
(Slavonian Miner, Coke Yard Worker, Coal Brook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Father-in-Law of Francis T. "Frank" Maceyak.)
[ L ]
Lynch, Clay F.
(General Superintendent, ca.1916, ca.1917, H.C. Frick Coke Company, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Lyons, E. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for H.C. Frick Coke Company.)
[ M ]
Monosky, Joe
(Miner, Pensioner ca.1919, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.13, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1919.)
[ N ]
Nolan, John
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1898, Coal Brook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
[ O ]
[ P ]
Pinkey, David
(Miner, ca.1912, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(A Member of the ca.1912 Coalbrook Mine First Aid Team.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Rajnovich, Theodore
(Miner, ca.1906, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Evica Vucinich Rajnovich.)
Reed, Samuel
(Employee, Manager ca.1914, Union Supply Company, Coalbrook Store, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Richard, M. F.
(Superintendent, ca.1889, of the Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for McClure Coke Company.)
Ritenour, Alonzo
(Miner, ca.1908, Coalbrook Mine, married, wife Sadie Grimm Ritenour.)
Rowe, William
(Miner, ca.1912, ca.1914, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(A Member of the ca.1912, ca.1913, Coalbrook Mine First Aid Team.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 9, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1914.)
[ S ]
Saberick, Louie
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Body bruised by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Coalbrook Mine, April 14, 1910.)
Sayres, James
(American Miner, Mason ca.1913, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 9, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1913.)
Shipanik, Paul
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Body injured by a fall of slate at the face of the workings, in the Coalbrook Mine, Sept. 4, 1907.)
Stinger, Charles
(Miner, ca.1913, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(A Member of the ca.1913 Coalbrook Mine First Aid Team.)
[ T ]
Titterington, H. B.
(Superintendent, ca.1903, of the Coal Brook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for H.C. Frick Coke Company.)
Trader, Charles
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1913, ca.1914, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 12, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1913, ca.1914.)
Trader, Walter
(Miner, ca.1912, ca.1913, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(A Member of the ca.1912 , ca.1913, Coalbrook Mine First Aid Team.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Wardzella, Frank
(Miner, ca.1927, Leisenring, Fayette Co, PA, married, wife Mary Sasky Wardzella.)
Williams, Ernest
(Miner, ca.1914, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 7, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1914.)
Williams, Harry
(American Miner, Companyman ca.1916, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured.  Ruptured while lifting a pipe on the entry, in the Coalbrook Mine, Dec. 6, 1916.);
(See also: Williams, Harry S.)
Williams, Harry S.
(Miner, ca.1917, Coal Brook Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Myrtle Brooks Williams.);
(See also: Williams, Harry.)
Wolfe, John
(Miner, Pensioner ca.1919, Coalbrook Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.26, Coalbrook, PA, ca.1919.)
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