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Coal Miners Memorial
Edenborn Mine & Coke Works,

Edenborn,
German Twp.,
Fayette County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Dec. 17, 2009

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


Following is a partial list of the miners, coke workers, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Edenborn Mine & Coke Works, Edenborn, German 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
EDENBORN MINE & COKE WORKS
[ A ]
Abbott, William
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1906, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a mule falling over on him, in the Edenborn Mine, Nov 19, 1906.)
Andria, Tony
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate, in the Edenborn Mine, June 23, 1904.)
[ B ]
Bainbridge, John
(Miner, ca.1912, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA);
(Manager of the ca.1912, Edenborn Baseball Team.)
Baker, C. W.
(Employee, Payroll Clerk, ca.1912, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for altering the accounts of the coal company. Sentenced to two to three years in the penitentiary.)
Beber, Andy
(Austrian Miner, Brakeman ca.1913, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Killed. Fatally injured by falling under mine cars, in the Edenborn Mine, Dec. 2, 1913.)
Bell, Stephen
(American Miner, Shaft Foreman ca.1900, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Killed.  Two men fell out of the hoisting bucket in going down the mine shaft.  Bell clung to shaft timber and then fell into bucket again, striking his head on the bail, fracturing his skull.  Michael McKee fell to the bottom of the shaft, in the Edenborn Mine, Sept. 28, 1900.)
Bemer, Andy
(Miner, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Boyd, H. N.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for H.C. Frick Coke Company.)
Burilla, Michael
(Slavonian Miner Boy, Car Dropper ca.1904, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured, while attempting to pass under the mine shaft hoisting cage, in the Edenborn Mine, March 19, 1904.)
[ C ]
Capp, Hilda
(See: Lawler, Edward;  wife of Edward Lawler.)
Carr, George
(American Miner, Laborer ca.1905, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 31, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of roof coal, in the Edenborn Mine, Jan. 31, 1905.)
Cavalier, Joe
(Miner, ca.1913, ca.1914, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 18, Edenborn, PA, ca.1913.)
Clingen, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1910, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Lived at coal company House No. 62, Edenborn, PA, ca.1910.)
Clingerman, W. H.
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, H.C. Frick Coke Company, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Coburn, Charles
(American Miner, Shaftman ca.1916, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 34, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by falling down the mine shaft, at the Edenborn Mine, Oct. 15, 1916.)
Curry, Francis
(Miner, ca.1912, Edenborn, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1912.  Certificate issued ca.1912.)
[ D ]
Dokalieck, George
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 48, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of roof coal and slate, in the Edenborn Mine, Oct. 19, 1904.)
Doyle, Patrick F.
(Miner, ca.1912, Edenborn, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1912.  Certificate issued ca.1912.)
Dubay, John
(Miner, ca.1913, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 12, Edenborn, PA, ca.1913.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Flesher, Cyrus A.
(Miner, ca.1912, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1912.  Certificated issued ca.1912.);
(Miner, ca.1913, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1913.   Certificate issued, ca.1913.)
Fogg, L. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, American Coke Company, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Foriska, Anastasia
(See: Martinkovic, John;  wife of John Martinkovic.)
Fotts, William
(Miner, ca.1912, Edenborn, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1912.  Certificate issued ca.1912.)
Freginto, Bruno
(Miner, ca.1910, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived at coal company House No. 17, Edenborn, PA, ca.1910.)
[ G ]
Gaydos, Mary D.
(Employee, Clerk, Union Supply Company, Edenborn Store, Edenborn, Fayette Co., PA.)
Geisel, Clyde
(American Miner Boy, Motorman ca.1917, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by mine cars on an entry, in the Edenborn Mine, June 27, 1917.)
Geary, John
(Miner, ca.1910, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived at coal company House No. 145, Edenborn, PA, ca.1910.)
Gillen, James
(Miner, ca.1912, Edenborn, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1912.  Certificate issued ca.1912.)
Golling, John
(Miner, ca.1910, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Lived at coal company House No. 164, Edenborn, PA, ca.1910.)
Goluck, Joe
(Horwat Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 55, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate at the face of a rib, in the Edenborn Mine, Aug. 31, 1916.)
Greenleaf, James
(Miner, ca.1913, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 25, Edenborn, PA, ca.1913.)
Grosnek, Joe
(Miner, ca.1914, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Guidosh, John
(Horwat Miner, Mule Driver ca.1917, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed.  Caught between a mine car and a rib on a heading, in the Edenborn Mine, July 12, 1917.)
Guziak, Mr.
(Miner, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Mary Annie Guziak.)
[ H ]
Hall, Jack
(Miner, ca.1913, ca.1914, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 66, Edenborn, PA, ca.1913.)
Hall, William
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1905, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 23, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by falling while jumping from one mine car to another, in the Edenborn Mine, Sept. 14, 1905.)
Harlock, Steve
(Slavonian Miner Boy, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured.  Crushed between Mine Cars, in the Edenborn Mine, May 29, 1905.)
Holda, Adam
(Miner, ca.1914, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Anna Lucas Holda.)
Holley, John
(Slavonian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1917, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 23, married.);
(Injured.  Foot injured.  Caught between a mine motor and a rib on an entry, in the Edenborn Mine, April 10, 1917.)
Hughs, William
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1901, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by falling under a mine car, in the Edenborn Mine, Aug. 1, 1901.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jaynes, Ralph C.
(Miner, ca.1920, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Ruth Carolyn Jaynes.)
Jennings, Thomas
(Miner, Fire Boss ca.1914, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Julian, Steve
(Miner, ca.1914, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
[ K ]
Kennedy, O. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1901, American Coke Company, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, H.C. Frick Coke Company, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Kittridge, Edward J.
(Miner, ca.1912, Edenborn, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1912.  Certificate issued ca.1912.)
Kolits, Mike
(Miner, ca.1914, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Kermes, Albert
(Miner, ca.1924, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Retired from the Robena Mine ca.1962.);
(Albert Kermes also worked at the Gates Mine, Fayette Co., PA and Robena Mine, Greene Co., PA.)
[ L ]
Lawler, Edward "Ted"
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1913, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 23, married, wife Hilda Capp Lawler.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being caught on the tight side between a mine car and a rib, in the Edenborn Mine, Aug. 8, 1913.);
(Ted Lawler was a catcher on the Edenborn Baseball Team.);
(He had just been married several weeks when he was killed.)
Lilley, Andrew
(Miner, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Mary Ellen Lilley.)
Loughran, Thomas E.
(Miner, ca.1913, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Passed examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1913.   Certificate issued, ca.1913.)
Lucas, Anna
(See:  Holda, Adam; wife of Adam Holda.)
Lynch, Clay F.
(General Superintendent, ca.1916, ca.1917, H.C. Frick Coke Company, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
[ M ]
Marofsky, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1913, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Passed examination for Fire Boss, ca.1913.   Certificate issued, ca.1913.)
Martinkovic, John
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1922, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Anastasia Foriska Martinkovic, 6 children.);
(b.ca.1893 - d.Aug. 3, 1972.);
(Lived on House No. 5 Shoaf, PA, until the 1922 Miners Strike, during the strike they lived on Marunyak's Farm outside Shoaf, moved to Edenborn in mid 1920's.)
Mauser, Joe
(German Miner, Trackman ca.1917, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Ankle injured.  Struck by a mine rail on an entry, in the Edenborn Mine, May 28, 1917.)
McCormick, Mike
(Irish Miner, Watchman ca.1901, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 50, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by falling into the mine shaft, at the Edenborn Mine, Nov. 22, 1901.)
McCracken, John F.
(Superintendent, ca,1903, ca.1905, ca.1910, ca.1913, ca.1914, ca.1916, of the Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for H.C. Frick Coke Company.)
McCracken, T.
(Miner, ca.1912, Juniata Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Played baseball on the ca.1912 Juniata Mine Baseball Team.)
McKee, Michael
(Irish Miner, Shaft Sinker ca.1900, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 54, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Two men fell out of the hoisting bucket in going down the mine shaft.  Stephen Bell clung to shaft timber and then fell into bucket again, striking his head on the bail, fracturing his skull.  McKee fell to the bottom of the shaft, in the Edenborn Mine, Sept. 28, 1900.)
Misf, Frank
(Miner, ca.1914, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(See also: Mish, Frank.)
Mish, Frank
(See: Misf, Frank.)
Mullen, John
(English Miner, Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1912, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by being struck by the mine car haulage rope on a curve.  The side sheave gave way and released the rope, in the Edenborn Mine, Feb. 26, 1912.)
Murphy, Robert
(American Miner, Driller ca.1917, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 46, single.);
(Injured.  Finger injured.  Caught between a mine car and the hoisting cage, at the Edenborn Mine, May 26, 1917.)
[ N ]
Nicklow, Harry
(Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1919, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed Saturday afternoon by a fall of slate in the Edenborn Mine, April 5, 1919.);
(Son of Stanton and Bertha Firestone Nicklow.);
(Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home at Footedale followed by interment in the Park Place cemetery. Service will be entirely under the direction of Lafayette Council No. 400 Jr. O. U. A. M. of which the deceased was a member.)
[ O ]
[ P ]
Palonsky, George
(Slavonian Miner Boy, Car Dropper ca.1916, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.   Foot crushed.  Caught by mine cars at mine shaft bottom, in the Edenborn Mine, July 12, 1916.)
Pavolka, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Chest crushed by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Edenborn Mine, April 28, 1916.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Rendina, Mildres
(Employee, Clerk, Union Supply Company, Edenborn Store, Edenborn, Fayette Co., PA.)
Rendina, Pietro
(Miner, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Edenborn Mine ca.1917.  Interred at New Salem, PA.)
Rendina, Riccardo
(Miner, ca.1910, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 16.);
(Started to work in the mines in ca.1910 at age 16.)
Riffle, Leslie
(Miner, ca.1910, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Lived at coal company House No. 148, Edenborn, PA, ca.1910.)
Robittsky, Joe
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 29, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of slate, in the Edenborn Mine, Sept. 16, 1905.)
Ruskevich, Walter
(Miner, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA
[ S ]
Schoda, Frank
(Miner, ca.1913, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 124, Edenborn, PA, ca.1913.)
Scopie, John
(Slavonian Miner, Track Clearner ca.1912, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally crushed under the wheels of a coke car while trying to board the car to apply the brakes.  He was doing someone else's work.  Outside the Edenborn Mine, Aug. 7, 1912.)
Sincovich, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Leg cut by the bits of a mining machine, in the Edenborn Mine, Jan. 21, 1905.)
Smally, John, Jr.
(Slavonian Miner Boy, Roadman ca.1916, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Killed. Electrocuted by coming in contact with a mining machine electric wire on an entry, in the Edenborn Mine, Oct. 5, 1916.)
Sopino, Joe
(Miner, ca.1910, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived at coal company House No. 72, Edenborn, PA, ca.1910.)
Steve, George
(Miner, ca.1913, ca.1914, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 18, Edenborn, ca.1913.)
Still, Green
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 42, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate near the face, in the Edenborn Mine, May 12, 1917.)
Stostish, Matt
(Horwat Miner, Mule Driver ca.1917, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Chest and side crushed.  Caught between a mine car and a rig on an entry, in the Edenborn Mine, Nov. 12, 1917.)
Swift, Joseph V.
(American Miner Boy, Chainman ca.1917, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Arm fractured.  Fell off a mine wagon.  Outside the Edenborn Mine, March 26, 1917.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
Urick, Joe
(Austrian Miner, Laborer ca.1900, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by rock falling down the mine shaft on him, in the Edenborn Mine, July 29, 1900.)
Utjesenowick, Stanley
(Miner, ca.1919, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Held for court for the knife wounds he is said to have inflicted on George Dixon, at House 89, in Edenborn, PA, June 19, 1919.)
[ V ]
Valic, Steve
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by falling down the mine shaft, at the Edenborn Mine, Nov. 23, 1904.)
Voithofer, Fred
(Miner, ca.1930's, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.)
Volusek, Mike
(Miner, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
[ W ]
Walter, L. S.
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for American Coke Company.)
Williams, T. D.
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for American Coke Company.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
[ Z ]
Zelenski, Valentine
(Miner, Edenborn Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Martha Zelenski.)

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