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Coal Miners Memorial
Filbert No. 1 Mine & Coke Works,
Filbert No. 2 Mine & Coke Works,

Fairbank,
Fayette County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Filbert Mines, Fairbank, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Aug. 12, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Filbert No. 1 Mine & Coke Works and
Filbert No. 2 Mine & Coke Works


Following is a partial list of the miners, coke workers, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Filbert No. 1 Mine & Coke Works, and  Filbert No. 2 Mine & Coke Works, Fairbank, 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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Please donate any mine records, mine maps or copies of them, pictures of the mines, pictures of miners, stories about the miners, mine memorabilia, books on mining, or tax deductable monetary donations to:
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COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
FILBERT NO. 1 MINE & COKE WORKS,
FILBERT NO. 2 MINE & COKE WORKS
[ A ]
Agea, Charles
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Filbert No. 1 Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of roof near working place in roadway of the room, in the Filbert No. 1 Mine, Aug. 23, 1916.)
Ashton, Jim
(Miner, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Started working at the Filbert Mine when he turned 21.);
(Played on the Filbert Mine Baseball Team.)
[ B ]
Balcheck, John
(Miner, Outside Laborer ca.1917, Laborer ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.186, Filbert, PA, ca.1917, ca.1919.)
Beaumont, O. H.
(Miner, Boiler House Fireman ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Lived in coal company House No.190, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
Boyd, H. N.
(Superintendent ca.1916, of the Filbert Nos. 1 & 2 Mines & Coke Works, Fayette Co., PA, for H.C. Frick Coke Company.)
Brashear, Leonard Earl
(Miner, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Leonard Brashear also work at the Palmer Mines, and Lambert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.)
[ C ]
Callaghan, L. B.
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1915, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Campbell, Earl Woodrow
(Miner, ca.1942, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Margaret Mae Wolford Campbell.)
Christopher, Ernest
(Miner, Machinist Filbert Shops, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Goldie G. Moody Christopher.)
Cole, Urish
(Miner, ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA, Age 48, married, several children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate in the Filbert Mine, April 18, 1919.)
Cole, Uriah
(Miner, ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.36, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
Creuatwick, George
(Slavonian Miner, Laborer ca.1916, Filbert No. 1 Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Eye injured.  Struck by piece of slate near the face of a room, in the Filbert No. 1 Mine, Jan. 7, 1916.)
Cropp, John
(Miner, Fireman ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.188, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
[ D ]
[ E ]
[ F ]
Ferkes, Bolius
(Miner, ca.1910, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Festage, William
(Miner Boy, Laborer ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA, Age 18.);
(Killed. Instantly killed by a fall of rock & slate, in the Filbert Mine, Aug. 16, 1919.);
(Lived at Continental No. 1.)
Frain, Walter
(Miner, ca.1919, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Lived in coal company House No.11, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
Fulytar, John
(Miner, Roadman ca.1919, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 168, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
[ G ]
Gahela, John
(Miner, ca.1919, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 97, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
[ H ]
Hardesty, J. E.
(Union Supply Company, Filbert Store manager ca.1919, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 2, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
Harvey, Dennis James
(Miner, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Hulda Harvey.)
Herne, Mr.
(Miner, ca.1917, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Mary Herne.);
(Lived in coal company House No.11, Filbert, PA, ca.1917.)
Hickle, Joseph C.
(Miner, Master Mechanic, Filbert No. 1 & Filbert No. 2 Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Joseph Hickle ran the Filbert Repair Shops.)
Hilko, Mike
(Miner, ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA,);
(Lived in coal company House No. 92, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jones, George Edward
(Black Miner, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(George Edward Jones started working at the Filbert Mine at the age of 14.)
Jones, Paul
(Superintendent, ca.1913, of the Filbert Nos. 1 & 2 Mines, Fayette Co., PA, for H.C Frick Coke Company.)
Jordon, James
(Black Miner, Laborer ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA, single.);
(Killed. Instantly killed by a fall of rock & Slate, in the Filbert Mine, Aug. 16, 1919.)
Jroshn, John
(Miner, Roadman ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.90, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
[ K ]
[ L ]
Leacy, William
(Miner, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(William Leacy also worked at the Collier Mine and Shoaf Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Lewis, Clarence
(Miner, ca.1910, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.)
Ludden, James
(Miner, ca.1925 - 1943, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived at coal Company House No. 45, Orient, PA.)
Lynch, Clay F.
(General Superintendent ca.1916, Filbert No. 1 & No. 2 Mines & Coke Works, Fayette Co., PA, for H.C. Frick Coke Company.)
[ M ]
Mannocchi, Pietro
(Italian Miner, ca.1940's, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Pierina Mannocchi, children.);
(born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, immigrated to the United States ca.1913.);
(b. ca.1886- d. ca.1950.)
Matcheos, Albert
(Polish Miner, Laborer ca.1913, Filbert No. 1 Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 48, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of roof while cleaning up a fall of slate near the face of No. 1 butt entry, in the Filbert No. 1 Mine, June 21, 1913.)
McDonough, William "Bill"
(Miner, Filbert Shops, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(William McDonough also worked at the Collier Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
McMurrough, John O.
(Miner, ca.1916, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Passed his Examination for Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1916.  Certificate issued ca.1916.)
McSloy, John
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1912, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA, Age 50, married, children.);
(Killed.  Crushed to death between two mine wagons, Dec. 26, 1913.);
(John McSloy worked at the Buffington Mine, Fayette Co., PA before coming to the Filbert Mine.)
Millward, George A.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA, for the H.C. frick Coke Company, married.)
Moser, Frank
(Miner, Motor Driver ca.1919, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 28.);
(Killed. Instantly killed by a fall of rock & slate, in the Filbert Mine, Aug. 16, 1919.)
Mullan, W. H.
(Miner, Payroll Clerk ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.4, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
[ N ]
[ O ]
Oris, John
(Miner, ca.1905, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Mary Oris.)
[ P ]
Podovich, Frank
(Miner, ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 64, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
Polander, John
(Miner, ca.1917, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Lived in coal company House No. 70, Filbert, PA, ca.1917.)
Preshau, John
(Miner, ca.1917, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.90, Filbert, PA, ca.1917.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Reagan, E. H.
(Miner, ca.1910, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Rich, John
(Miner, ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.95, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
Ritz, Andy
(Miner, Coal Cutter ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.93, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
Ryland, James
(Miner, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(James Ryland also worked at the Continental No. 1 Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
[ S ]
Sabo, Andy
(Slavonian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1916, Filbert No. 1 Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally Injured. Kicked in the neck by his mule as he was bringing it out of the mine, in the Filbert No. 1 Mine, May 10, 1916.)
Shea, Edward
(American Miner, Motorman ca.1913, Filbert No. 1 Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 43, married, 6 children.);
(Killed Instantly killed by a locomotive on the main haulage way.  The cab of the locomotive struck a cross bar, in the Filbert No. 1 Mine, Nov. 7, 1913.)
Slagle, J. D.
(Miner, ca.1910, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.)
Stossel, Frank J.
(Miner, Inside Laborer ca.1941-1942, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co. PA, married, wife Mary Lechnar Stossel, 1 child.);
(Frank J. Stossel was in the Military Service ca.1942-ca.1945.);
(He also worked at the Kyle Mine, and Dearth Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Stull, H. P.
(Miner, Master Mechanic ca.1919, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.7, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
[ T ]
Tomasko, John, Jr.
(Miner, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Tomasko, John, Sr.
(Miner, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
Vall, Anthony Ross
(Miner, Filbert Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Anthony Vall also worked at the Lambert Mine and Star Junction Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Vance, Elmer
(Miner, ca.1910, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA, married, wife Nell Bennett Vance.)
[ W ]
Waldero, James
(Miner, Laborer ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.31, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
Wayachuck, Frank
(Miner, ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.184, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
Work, Frank
(Miner, Mule Driver ca.1919, Filbert Mines, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Lived in coal company House No.88, Filbert, PA, ca.1919.)
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