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Ernest No. 1 Mine,
Ernest No. 2 Mine,
Ernest No. 3 Mine,
Ernest No. 4 Mine & Coke Works,
Ernest No. 5 Mine,

Ernest,
Rayne Twp.,
Indiana County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Sept. 9, 2010

A Memorial Honor Roll for the Coal Miners that Worked the
Ernest No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 & No. 4 Mines & Coke Works


Following is a partial listing of the miners, coke workers, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Ernest Mines & Coke Works, Ernest, Rayne Twp., Indiana 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
ERNEST MINES & COKE WORKS
[ A ]
Accial, Arturo
(Miner, ca.1921, ca.1923, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA,  Age 42, married, 3 children.)
Adair, Hans, Jr.
(Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1917. Certificate issued ca.1917.)
Adamson, James
(Miiner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Lizzie Adamson.)
Agoodus, Danonick
(Miner, ca.1904, Erenst Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Cathern Agoodus.)
Airgood, Clark
(Miner, Laborer ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Nova Airgood.)
Allan, Norris
(See: Allen, Morris.)
Allen, Morris
(American Miner, Machine Miner, Motorman ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30 or Age 32, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(Lived in Indiana, PA.);
(See also: Allan, Norris;  Allen, Noris.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Allen, Noris
(See: Allen, Morris.)
Anderson, J. D.
(Miner, Electrician ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Clarra Anderson.)
Anderson, John W.
(Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his Examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1917.  Received his certificate ca.1917.)
Anziask, Tony
(Polish Miner, Machine Runner ca.1918, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured. Pelvis fractured by a mine car at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1918.)
Arba, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Josephine Arba.)
Armstrong, George
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Artanbuma, Frank
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 39, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of a coal pillar, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, March 26, 1909.)
Artuse, Ross
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 32 or Age 33, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(See also: Artura, Roth.)
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Artura, Roth
(See Artuse, Ross.)
Asick, John
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Assick, George
(Miner, Spragger ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Augustine, Joe
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle fractured.  Struck by a piece of coal that fell from a mine car at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Jan. 25, 1916.)
Avins, Matt
(Miner, ca.1915, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 51, married, wife Aggie Avins, age 30, 2 children.)
[ B ]
Babel, Cardas
(Miner, ca.1918, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA
Babrey, Dom
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by an explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910. [from the "Indiana Democrat," Indiana, PA, Feb. 9, 1910.].);
(See also: Ballerino, Dominic.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
Bachara, Mike
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Ernest No. 5 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of mine roof in a room, in the Ernest No. 5 Mine, December 16, 1907.)
Bachini, Dulie
(Italian Miner, Motorman ca.1915, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed. Fatally injured between a mine car and the controller case of an electric locomotive on the haulage road, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, Oct. 14, 1915.)
Ball, J. William
(See: Balls, James William.)
Ballerino, Dominic
(See: Babrey, Dom. [from the "Indiana Democrat," Indiana, PA, Feb. 9, 1910.].);
Balls, James W.
(See: Balls, James William.)
Balls, James William
(American Miner, ca.1911, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, Second Grade, ca.1911. Certificate issued ca.1911.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1911. Certificate issued ca.1911.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1912. Certificate issued ca.1912.)
(American Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33 or Age 35, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(Lived in Ernest, PA.);
(Interred at Frostburg.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.);
(See also: Ball, J. William; Balls, James W..)
Balls, John
(Miner, Foreman Ernest Mines Tipple, Indiana Co., PA.)
Banasevski, Frank
(Russian Miner, Machine Miner; Coal Loader ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30, married, wife Julia Banasevski, 3 children.);
(Spelling of name from Pa. Dept. of Mines Report for 1916.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
(See also: Bonofhosk, Frank;  Banaszewski, Frank.)
Banaszewski, Frank
(See: Banasevski, Frank.);
(He was listed as Russian in the Dept. of Mines of PA Report for 1916, he was from Poland near Russia, and should have been listed as Polish.)
Barb, Francesco
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Barcella, Fred
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Bardeno, James
(Miner, Cutter ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 35.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Barkalonis, Charles
(Russian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Shoulder dislocated and fractured, and ankle and pelvis fractured by mine cars at the mouth of a room, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, July 11, 1916.)
Barna, John
(Miner, Ernest Coke Ovens ca.1939-1957, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Barna, Mike, Jr.
(Miner, Ernest Coke Ovens ca.1940-1957, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Barna, Mike, Sr.
(Miner, ca.1920's-1940's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Bash, Hale
(Miner, ca.1940-1950, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Bash, Walter
(Miner, ca.1940-1960, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Basket, Joe
(Miner, ca.1919, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 40, 8 Children.)
Bassette, Antoniano
(Italian Miner, Wireman ca.1914, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 32, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by being run over by an electric mine locomotive, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Aug. 2, 1914.)
Beattie, Richard
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.l951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Battistella, Bernardo
(Miner, ca.1915, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 41, married, wife Eugenia Battistella, age 35, 6 children.)
Battistelli, Bernardo
(See: Battistella, Bernardo.)
Battistelli, Pietro
(Miner, ca.1915, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 37, 3 children.)
Battistello, Pietro
(See: Battistelli, Pietro.)
Beakoskey, Charles
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Beanick, Charles
(Polish Miner, ca.1914, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Two fingers cut off while uncoupling mine cars on a room entry, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, July 24, 1914.)
Beattie, Richard
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Bedunts, Tony
(Polish Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Sept. 21, 1918.)
Bellari, Antonio
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Bendido, Pasquale
(Italian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1906, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Killed. Killed by mine cars.  He was cutting in a room, just turned off the heading.  An empty mine car was just behind his machine and the loader had failed to set his switch for straight track. The motorman's helper failed to make a couling on top of the hill and seven loaded mine cars ran back and into the room parting, striking the empty mine car and forcing it on to the machine board.  Bendido was caught between the mine car and machine.  Had the loader closed the switch as he should have done, the accident would not have happened, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Nov. 28, 1906.)
Benoma, Dominick
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1915, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 40, married, 2 children.);
(Killed. Electrocuted in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, July 13, 1915. A portion of the roof had fallen at the end of trolley wire near the entrance to the last room turned, bringing the wire down with it. It is presumed that he received a shock causing him to fall across the wire.)
Benson, Phil
(Employee, Machine Shop, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Bernard, Mr. "Rabbits"
(Miner, ca. ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A member of the Ernest R. & P. Baseball Team.)
Bert, James
(Italian Miner, PickMiner ca.1915, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured. Compound fracture of leg above the knee by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, June 30, 1915.)
Beskit, Joe
(See: Basket, Joe.)
Bettine, Bettine
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured. Bones of pelvis separated by being dragged by mine cars in a room, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Nov. 7, 1918.)
Bicisi, Angelo
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured. Two ribs broken by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, Jan. 5, 1918.)
Bido, Andrew
(Hungarian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 37, married, 4 children.);
(Killed. Fatally injured by a fall of slate at the face of a pillar while knocking out a prop, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Jan.16, 1918.)
Bistove, Ignots
(Polish Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 47, married, 6 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Blazavich, Alex, Jr.
(Miner, ca.1920-1948, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Blazavich, Alex, Sr.
(Miner, ca.  ? -1949, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Blixt, Carl Emerick
(Miner, ca.1918, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 31, married, wife Annie Blixt, age 34, 3 children.)
Blose, Jason
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Bonofhosk, Frank
(See: Banasevski, Frank.)
Boroskey, Joe
(Polish Miner, Employee ca.1907, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured. Skull fractured by a fall of mine roof in a heading, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, February 15, 1907.)
Boston, John
(Miner, ca.1920's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Boss, Samuel
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and ankle dislocated by a fall of mine roof at the face of an entry, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, Jan. 9, 1912.)
Bottell, Bianco
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Back broken and chest injured by a fall of roof at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Feb. 4, 1916.)
Bourdess, Andrew
(Miner, ca. ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Bowman, Fred
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Bowman, Fred
(Miner, Shop Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Bowman, Norman
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Machine Shop, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Brandon, Earl
(American Miner Boy, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Groin ruptured by falling on mining machine on an entry, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, Sept. 22, 1917.)
Brewer, Edward
(Miner, ca.1920's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Brewer, Emerson
(Miner, ca.1940's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Brewer, Oran
(Miner, ca.1920's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Bropko, Mike
(Austrian Miner, Rockman ca.1916, Ernest No.4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 39, married.);
(Injured.  Leg badly bruised by a fall of roof, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, March 13, 1916.)
Broskin, Alex.
(Polish Miner, Machine Miner; Coal Loader ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 40 or Age 48, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Broskin, John
(Miner, ca.  ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Brown, Charlton
(Miner, ca.1915-1956, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Brush, Samuel
(Italian Miner, Employee ca.1907, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 26, married, 1 child.);
(Killed. Running a mine motor and was killed by coming in contact with the trolley wire in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, July 26, 1907. He was at No. 7 right heading and was changing the trolley pole on the motor, around in some way unknown his body came in contact with the trolley wire.)
Buckshaw, Martin
(Miner, ca.1933-1965, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Budka, Michael
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 45, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, March 12, 1908.)
Buntin, George, Jr.
(American Miner, Motorman ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 25 or Age 27, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(See also: Bunton, George, Jr.)
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Bunton, George, Jr.
(See: Buntin, George, Jr. )
Bura, George
(Austrian Miner, Laborer ca.1927, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 52.);
(b. in Austria ca.1875 - d. Ernest Jan. 30, 1927.)
Bush, Chuck
(Miner, ca.1930, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A Member of the R. & P. Mine Rescue Team at Ernest Mine ca.1930.)
[ C ]
Cafarot, Bernard
(Italian Miner, Motorman ca.1911, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken and right foot smashed by mine cars. Outside of the Ernest No. 3 Mine, November 22, 1911.)
Calloway, A.W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company, Ernest No. 1, 2, 3, 4, Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Lived in Indiana, PA.)
Calvetti, Lou
(Miner, ca. ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A member of the Ernest Mine R. & P. Baseball Team.)
Camerata, Charles
(Miner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Josephine Camerata.)
Camorratte, James
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 45, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(See also: Comesatt, James, possibly the same man.)
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.
Campbell, Glen
(Miner, Electrician ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Campbell, Royden
(Miner, Ernest Machine Shop ca.1941-1942, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Capollen, E.
(Miner, ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Mary Capollen.)
Carrel, Mike
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Overcome by after damp, badly burned about the face, hands and body and suffering from shock, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(Survived the Explosion and fire damp.)
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Caspenella, Tony
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 31, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of coal off the side of a pillar, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, May 10, 1918.)
Catti, Louie
(Italian Miner, Rockman ca.1916, Ernest No 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 41, married.);
(Injured.  Pelvis broken and bladder punctured.  Caught between a mine car and a pillar when mine car left the track, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, March 17, 1916.)
Catyk, Frank
(Miner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Rosy Catyk.)
Cerovich, John
(Miner, ca.19 ?-1961, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Chapman, Daniel
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.,1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Chapman, Ralph
(Miner, ca.1930, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A Member of the R. & P. mine rescue team at Ernest Mine ca.1930.)
Chiode, Joseph
(Italian Miner Boy, Laborer ca.1913, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by mine cars on the slate dump.  Outside the Ernest No. 3 Mine, Jan. 10, 1913.)
Clark, William M.
(Miner, ca.1939-  ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Clark, William
(Miner, Electrician ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA.  [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Clerice, Agostino
(Miner, ca.1919, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 34, 7 children.)
Coash, Adam
(Slavonian Miner, Scraper ca.1907, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured. Squeezed and bruised by a fall of mine roof at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, February 25, 1907.)
Cobbett, Ross
(Miner, ca.1931-1964, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Coleman, Berton
(Miner, ca.1937-1962, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Coleman, Boyd
(Miner, ca.1936-1960, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Coleman, Cy
(Miner, ca.1931-1960, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Coleman, Leroy
(Miner, ca.1931-1965, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Coleman, Russell
(Miner, ca.1931-1965, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Coleman, Vernon
(Miner, ca.1934-1945, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Coliski, Wallie
(Polish Miner, Machine Scraper ca.1918, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured. End of two fingers taken off by a mining machine running over them, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, Aug. 31, 1918.)
Combo, Joseph
(Italian Miner Boy, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of "Coalite" blasting powder while preparing a charge at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, June 11, 1917.)
Comesatt, James
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 44, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(See also: Camorratte, James, possibly the same man.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Compel, John
(Miner, ca.1918, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 38, married, wife Emma Compel, age 37, 2 children.)
Conati, James
(Italian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken by fall of coal at face of his working place, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, July 7, 1910.)
Connelly, John
(Scotch Miner, Rock Boss ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age  37 or Age 48, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(Enterred at Greenwood Cemetery.);
(See also: Donnelly, John);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Connelly, Patrick
(Scotch Miner Boy, Laborer ca.1917, Ernest Mines Tipple, Indiana Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured. Ankle fractured by a piece of bone coal falling on it.  Outside the Ernest Mine, March 2, 1917.)
Conrad, Olen
(Miner, ca.1919, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Twyla Reasinger Conrad.)
Constantina, Dominick
(Italian Miner, Laborer ca.1913, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA, age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Arm taken off near the elbow in the gear wheels of a coal washing machinery.  Outside the Ernest Mine, Jan. 31, 1913.)
Cozel, George
(Austrian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1918, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured. Compound fracture of leg. Caught by a fall of coal off the side of a pillar, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, Feb. 22, 1918.)
Craven, Amos
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.)
Creatura, John
(Miner, ca.1910, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, married, wife Rosie Creatura, age 25, 2 children.)
Creevanski, Joe
(Austrian Miner, Employee ca.1907, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured. Burned on face and hands in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, October 6, 1907.  The mine door on a crosscut had been left open and a small quantity of gas had collected in a cavity in the roof and these men going in for a rail jack ignited it. Injured along with John Skipoola.)
Cribbs, James R.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Cronan, Jennings P.
(Miner, ca.1940's-1950's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Crosetti, Silvia
(Austrian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 35, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed by an electric shock. He was going to his work inthe mine, and in opening a mine door his mining drill struck against the electric wire, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, July 7, 1904.  Accidental and no one to blame.)
Curcio, James
(Miner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Rosalea Curcio.)
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Daly, Edward
(Scotch Miner, Motorman ca.1916, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured.  Heel lacerated and brusied by an electric locomotive on the haulage road, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, July 26, 1916.)
Daniels, William
(Miner, Laborer ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Emma Daniels.)
Davis, John
(Welsh Miner, ca.1914, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 63, single.);
(Injured. Simple fracture of the leg by a fall of coal, while loading a mine car at the face of an entry, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, February 24, 1914.)
Davis, Mr., "Cofy"
(Miner, ca. ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A member of the Ernest Mine R. & P. Baseball Team.)
Debosky, Mike
(Hungarian Miner, Motorman ca.1913, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 48, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by mine cars on the haulage road, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, July 9, 1913.)
Delaio, Joe
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Injured. Collar bone broken by a fall of mine roof in a room, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, October 15, 1907.)
Demett, Julian
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 37, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, April 30, 1913.)
Deshonnets, Wilford
(Miner, Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Diehl, Jacob
(Miner, Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Dietrement, Charles
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 26, married, 1 child.);
(Killed. Killed by mine cars.  He had pushed his empty mine car on to his room parting and blocked it. When the motor was passing with a loaded trip it must have jarred the block loose, and as there was a little grade the empty mine car ran back and the loaded trip jammed it against the pillar and he was caught between the mine car and the pillar, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Oct. 11, 1906.  Accident was due to his carelessnes in not standing on the other side of the mine car.)
Dimino, Cologero
(Miner, ca.1921, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 44, 8 children.);
(Lived in Creekside, PA.)
Dinardi, John
(Miner, ca.1921, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, 2 children.);
(Lived in Creekside, PA.)
Dinnario, Francesco
(Miner, ca.1920, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 41, 7 children.)
Ditch, George
(Miner, ca.1912, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1912. Certificate issued ca.1912.)
Dobash, Tony
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 39, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of an entry, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, June 4, 1912.)
Domenico, Nunzie
(Miner, Laborer ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Ernest, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Saveret Domenico.);
(Lived in Creekside, PA.)
Domino, Walter
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Donahue, Earl
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Donahue, Glen
(Miner, ca. ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Donnely, John
(See: Connelly, John.)
Donofris, Gabrials Donato
(Miner, ca.1908, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 27, married, wife Maria Teresa Donofris, age 27, 1 child.)
Douglass, George
(Miner, ca.1923-1965, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Downer, George T.
(American Miner, Laborer ca.1918, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 67, married.);
(Injured. Ankle fractured by mine cars. Outside of the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Feb. 12, 1918.)
Downer, W. M.
(Superintendent, ca.1916, ca.1917, of the Ernest Nos. 1, 2 & 3 Mines, Indiana Co., PA, for Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company.)
Downey, Carl
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Doyle, A.W.
(American Miner, Carpenter ca.1918, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 60, married.);
(Injured. Eye badly injured. Struck by a spall from a rivet. Outside of the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Feb. 14, 1918.)
Dropico, Stanley
(Russian Miner, Trackman ca.1910, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of rock on a heading, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, February 20, 1910.)
Duch, Joseph
(See: Duke, Joe.)
Duke, Joe
(Slavonian Miner, ca.1942, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 29, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Joseph Duke, a former resident of near Rossiter who now resides near Indiana was killed Monday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock by a rock fall in the Ernest Mine, Dec. 14, 1942.  He died of a broken Neck.  [from "The Punxsutawney Spirit," Punxsutawney, PA, Dec. 15, 1942.].);
(born Joseph Duch, in Circ, Slovakia.);
(See also: Duch, Joseph.)
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East, Robert Theodore, Sr.
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
East, Robert Theodore, Jr.
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
East, Thomas Daniel
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Emanuele, Giuseppe
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 39, married, wife Ernesta Emanuele, age 27, 2 children.);
(Lived in Creekside, PA.)
Embry, Belton
(Miner, ca.1928-1941, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Embry, D. C.
(Miner, ca.,1928-1941, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Embry, Dodge
(Miner, ca.1927-1961, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Ernest, Samuel
(Italian Miner, ca.1915, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured. Face and ankle bruised by a fall of roof at the face of a pillar, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Nov. 27, 1915.)
Evanko, John P.
(Miner, ca.1937, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Also worked at the Lucerne Mines, and the Tide Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
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Fairman, Afton K.
(American Miner Boy, Machine Runner ca.1917, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured. Great toe lacerated and three small bones fractured in foot between mine cars on an entry, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, July 19, 1917.)
Fairman, Bernard
(Miner, ca.1930's-1970's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Fairman, Carl
(Miner, ca.1920's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Faranto, Jake
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 39, married, 4 children.);
(Killed. Killed by a fall of rock at the face of his working place, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, June 14, 1910.)
Fareonio, Alberto
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 29, single.);
(Injured. Arm, leg and back bruised by fall of slate at face of pillar, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, June 27, 1918.)
Farri, Father Emilio
(Parish Priest ca.1936, Ernest Roman Catholic Church, Indiana Co., PA.)
Fatad, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 26, married, 1 child.);
(Killed. Killed by a fall of coal at the face of a heading, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, August 16, 1909.)
Favar, John
(Miner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Caroline Favar.)
Feators, John
(Italian Miner, Laborer ca.1916, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Great toe taken off by a piece of scrap iron falling on it.  Outside the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Nov. 22, 1916.)
Feck, Michael
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of mine roof, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, June 1, 1905.  He had fired a shot in the coal and went back to see the effect, when a rock fell from a slip and caught him.)
Ferrier, Clark
(Miner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Maggie Ferrier.)
Fetchko, John G.
(Miner, ca.1930-1961, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Fetterman, Lawrence T.
(Miner, ca. ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Fetterman, Murray S.
(Miner, ca.1941-1956, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Fiasca, Justenia
(Italian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1911, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured. Leg and rib broken by a fall of mine roof on the roadway of his room, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, January 9, 1911.)
Fillhart, Charles
(American Miner, Foreman ca.1910, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured. Arm and jaw fractured by being caught in a chute at the tipple, while dumping coal at the Ernest Mines, November 22, 1910. Outside the Ernest Mines.)
Fink, Charles
(Miner, ca.1945, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Took the First Class Mine Foreman Examination, at Indiana State Teachers College, June, 1945.  [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, June 8 1945.].)
Fleming, D.
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Ernest Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, Mines, Indiana Co., PA, for Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company, Indiana, PA.)
Fling, Lloyd
(Miner, ca.1940's-1960's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Flishiling, Pete
(Austrian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Injured. Ligaments in knee lacerated and knee-cap fractured by a fall of roof at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, June 13, 1918.)
Flori, George
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Freent, Leonard
(Miner, ca.  ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Fritchman, F. M.
(General Superintendent, ca.1913, ca.1916, ca.1917, Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company, Ernest Nos. 1, 2, 3, & 4 Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Futo, Berlin
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Injured.  Head bruised and lacerated by a mine car on an entry at the mouth of a room, in the Ernest  No. 2 Mine, Aug. 7, 1913.)
Fuzzani, Antonio
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
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Gabster, Andrew
(Miner, ca.1904-1935, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Gabster, John
(Miner, ca.1905-1957, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Gadura, Joe
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured. Injured by blown-out shot, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, September 24, 1906. He waited ten minutes for it to go off and as he went back in, the shot went off. Accident due to his carelessness.)
Galetto, Samuel
(Italian Miner, Laborer ca.1916, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 55, married.);
(Injured.  Hand and fingers badly lacerated.  Caught between mine car and an entry pillar, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, Dec. 18, 1916.)
Gallo, Angelo
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 31, single.);
(Killed. Killed by a fall of coal from a pillar, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, August 17, 1909.)
Galoness, Gulch
(Russian Miner Boy, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle fractured and hand lacerated by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Aug. 24, 1917.)
Gapshes, Tony
(Miner, ca.  ? -1955, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Garsick, John J.
(Miner, ca.1945, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Took the First Class Mine Foreman Examination, at Indiana State Teachers College, June, 1945.  [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, June 8 1945.].)
Garsona, Tony
(Italian Miner, Employee ca.1906, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 31, single.);
(Killed. Killed by a fall of roof.  He was working with some more men taking roof down in the main entry, when a large piece suddenly gave way and caught him, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, Sept. 24, 1906.  Unavoidable.)
Gasanerri, Frank
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Gearhart, Mr. "Timer"
(Miner, ca.1930, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A Member of the R. & P. Mine Rescue Team at Ernest Mines ca.1930.)
Gelones, John
(Lithuanian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of rock at the face of his room in Ernest No. 1 Mine, September 17, 1910.)
George, Carraeno
(Italian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
George, John
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
George, Paul [Pompia]
(Italian Miner, Mainine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Buried at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Indiana, PA);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Gerber, Harry E.
(Miner, ca.1934-1965, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Gerber, Harry J.
(Miner, ca.1928-1934, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Gerber, Thomas
(Miner, Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Gerber, Thomas E.
(Miner, ca.1930-1972, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
George, Jack J.
(Miner, ca.1945, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Took the First Class Mine Foreman Examination, at Indiana State Teachers College, June, 1945.  [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, June 8 1945.].)
Gibarty, John
(Austrian Miner, Motorman ca.1918, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 22, married, 1 child.);
(Killed. Fatally injured when he ran his locomotive against the end of “T” rails that were being hauled on rear end of a trip ahead of him, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, May 27, 1918.)
Gibbon, Charles, Jr.
(Miner, ca.1940's-1960's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Givotti, George
(Miner, ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Ernest, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Annie Givotti.)
Glebovich, Alex, Sr.
(Lithuanian Miner, Mechanic, ca.1914-1924, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married.)
Glebovich, Alex
(Lithuanian Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Olga McKeeton Glebovich, 2 children.);
(Alex worked the summer of 1931 during vacation, in the Ernest Mine. The summer of 1932 they wouldn't give him a job because his brother, Paul, who graduated from high school, got the job. After Alex graduated from Indiana High School in 1933, he started to work in the mines at Ernest.);
(Injured.  Seriously injured in a rock fall in the Ernest Mine, December 20, 1934. He was in the hospital for six years......."many trips to many hospitals.");
(Alex went back to work at Ernest Mine in the fall of 1940, firing the furnace in the cleaning plant, a greaser at the tipple. He was a larryman and various jobs until the mine was completely shut down.  Cleaning plant operator for aprox. 25 years.)
Glebovich, Paul
(Miner, ca.1931, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Griffith, John
(Miner, ca.  ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Griffith, Lawrence
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Goss, Adam
(American Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1914, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a large lump of coal rolling on him from loose coal that had been blasted down at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, September 8, 1914.);
(American Miner, ca.1920's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Goss, Frank, Jr.
(Miner, ca.1940's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Goss, Frank, Sr.
(Miner, ca.1925, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Goss, Joseph
(Miner, ca. ?, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Gottardi, Pete
(Miner, ca.1930, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A Member of the R. & P. mine rescue team at Ernest Mine ca.1930.)
Grant, Edward
(Miner, ca.1931-1963, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Grant, Fred
(Miner, ca.1931-1939, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Grant, John
(Miner, ca.1931-1940, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Grant, John, Sr.
(Miner, ca.1931, 1953, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Grant, Wilmer
(Miner, ca.1952-1954, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Griffith, John
(Miner, ca.  ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Griffith, Lawrence
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Groush, Stanley
(Russian Miner, ca.1908, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed. Suffocated December 8, 1908 in the Ernest No. 4 Mine. He and George Rellic, another miner, were sent to No. 18 room in No. 4 heading by the assistant foreman. The heading men had not worked in this heading for two or three days. They had cut through a clay vein some distance from the face of the heading and some roof had fallen close to the clay vein leaving a cavity. A small body of gas must have accumulated in this cavity and when he and Rellic went toward the face of the heading their lamps must have ignited the gas as Rellic was found in the back heading burned and Groush was found dead on the floor near the clay vein, probably having been suffocated by the afterdamp that was given off from the explosion of gas.)
Gruda, Mr.
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Grundy, John
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Gualtieri, Leopold
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed. Killed by a fall of sand rock at the face of a coal pillar, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, July 3, 1917.)
Guerrena, George
(See: Guerrio, George.)
Guerrio, George
(Miner, Cutter ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(See also: Guerrena, George.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Guevevio, Raldina
(Italian Miner Boy, Motorman ca.1916, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Electrocuted by coming in contact with the trolley wire on the haulage road, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Sept. 8, 1916.)
Guido, Anthony
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Mary Guido.)
Guido, August
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Gurinale, Vincenzo
(See: Invinale, Vincenzo.)
Guyarvich, Tony
(Lithuanian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 42, single.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of leg by a fall of coal at the face of an entry, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, May 7, 1913.)
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Haldin, Ed
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Halldin, John E.
(Miner, ca.1950's-1960's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Halldin, Rudolph
(Miner, ca.1950's-1960's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Halldin, Verner
(Miner, ca.1930's-1960's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Harman, Arthur G.
(American Miner, Blacksmith ca.1912, Ernest No. 4, Indiana Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured. Concussion of the brain by being struck on the head by an iron bar while moving a heavy piece of machinery, which broken through the floor and threw the bar against his head. In the Ernest No. 4 Mine, February 3, 1912.)
Harrington, Joe
(American Miner, ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, Second Grade. Certificate issued ca.1905.)
Harrington, John
(American Miner, Foreman ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, Second Grade ca.1905.  Received his Certificate ca.1905.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade. Certificate issued ca.1910.);
(American Miner, Foreman ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
Harrington, Michael
(American Miner, Pumper ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by an explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910. [from the "Indiana Democrat," Indiana, PA, Feb. 9, 1910.].);
(Son of John Harrington.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
Harvey, Robert
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married.)
Harvey, William
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Mary Grace Moody Harvey.);
(Son of Robert Harvey.)
Hatala, Lewis
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured. Leg fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a coal pillar, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Oct. 2, 1917.)
Havrilla, John
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Heaton, Harry
(Employee, Machine Shop, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Herday, Mike
(Austrian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Herman, James
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 19, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(This man could also be the same man as Hevmani, James listed below.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Hevmani, James
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 22, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(This man could also be the same man as Heerman, James listed above.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Hicks, Hershyl
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Hillard, Frank
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Hines, Charles
(Slavonian Miner, Spragger ca.1917, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 29, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by being run over by an electric mine locomotive when he fell in front of it.  Outside the Ernest No. 3 Mine, June 1, 1917.)
Hoch, C.
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Holliday, Andy
(Miner, ca.1945-  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Holliday, Andy H.
(Miner, ca.1909-  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Holliday, John
(Miner, ca.1935-  ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Holliday, Steve
(Miner, ca.1934-   ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Holliday, Steve
(Miner, ca.1935-  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Holliday, Steve H.
(Miner, ca.1909-1957, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Holt, Arthur
(Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1917. Certificate issued ca.1917.)
Holt, Samuel
(Miner, ca.  ?, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Hoover, Cecil
(Miner, ca.1937-1958, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Hutow, Vladimir
(Miner, ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by an explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910. [from the "Indiana Democrat," Indiana, PA, Feb. 9, 1910.].);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
Hynd, Alexander G.
(Miner, ca.1912, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1912. Certificate issued ca.1912.)
[ I ]
Ignutt, John
(Lithuanian Miner, ca.1914, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 29, single.);
(Injured. Simple fracture of the leg by a fall of mine roof in an entry cross-cut, caused by his knocking out a mine prop, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, February 23, 1914.)
Invinale, Vincenzo
(Miner, ca.1923, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 35, 4 children.);
(See also: Gurinale, Vincenzo.)
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Jeffrey, James
(Italian Miner, ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by an explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910.);
(Ernest Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
Jeffrey, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1914, ca.1915, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1914. Certificate issued ca.1914.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman First Grade, ca.1915. Certificate issued 1915.)
Jones, Duane
(Miner, ca.1930, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A Member of the R. & P. Mine Rescue Team at Ernest Mines ca.1930.)
Jones, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1914, ca.1915, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1914. Certificate issued ca.1914.);
(Passed examination for Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1915. Certificate issued 1915.);
(Miner, ca.1916-1940, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Jones, William
(Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Juvinilie, Enrico
(Miner, ca.1903-1932, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Juvinilie, James
(Miner, ca.1903-1928, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
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Kanaba, Michael, Jr.
(Miner, ca.1923-1957, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Kanaba, Michael, Sr.
(Miner, ca.1920's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Keeler, John Thompson
(Miner, ca. ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Keeler, Raymond
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Kerr, Harry V.
(Miner, ca.  ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
King, Matthew
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1916.  Certificate issued ca.1916.);
(Passed his Examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1917.  Received his certificate ca.1917.)
King, Mr. "Power House"
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A member of the Ernest R. & P. Baseball Team.)
Kiniski, Stiny
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed. Killed by a fall of mine roof in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, January 4, 1907. He and a companion were working in the heading when without a moment’s warning a flag of roof one hundred feet in length fell on him. His companion escaped. The roof had been tested a few minutes previous and sounded alright.)
Kislak, Pete
(Miner, ca. ?, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Klyap, Charles
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Klyap, Michael, Jr.
(Miner, ca.1934 - 1985, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married.)
Klyap, Michael, Sr.
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married.)
Klyap, Mike
(Miner, ca.1945, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Took the First Class Mine Foreman Examination, at Indiana State Teachers College, June, 1945.  [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, June 8 1945.].)
Klyap, Michael
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Kochish, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Ernest No. 5 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured. Head and back bruised by a fall of mine roof at fthe ace of his room, in the Ernest No. 5 Mine, June 26, 1908.)
Kowchuck, Bernard
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Kowchuck, George P.
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Kowchuck, John J.
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Kowchuck, Joseph
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Kowchuck, Paul S.
(Miner, ca.  ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Kowchuck, Paul S.
(Miner, ca. ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Kozel, Michael
(Hungarian Miner, ca.1911, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, from Benedik, Bereg Co., Hungary, married, wife Anna Medvigy Kozel.)
Krazcer, Andrew
(Miner, ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Slightly burned by an explosion of gas in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 5, 1910. Crawled on his stomach for a quarter mile to escape the after damp.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
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Lagant, Paul
(Russian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Lartonia, Lawrence
(Italian Miner, ca.1910, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 52, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of his working place, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, October 3, 1910.)
Laskey, Ed
(Miner, ca.1943-1963, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Lasko, Frank
(Hungarian Miner, Scraper ca.1908, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Killed. Fatally injured in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, October 6, 1908. He was scraping after a machine in a room and was busy cutting the coal when a large piece of coal fell from a slip and crushed him against a prop.   He died soon afterward.)
Learn, Clark
(Miner, ca.1940-1955, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Lecko, Mike
(Hungarian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1905, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of a piece of top coal, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, March 3, 1905.)
Leco, Josef
(Miner, ca.1915, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 51, married, wife Julia Leco, age 49, 4 children.)
Ledesky, Paul
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Leiner, Dorsey R.
(Miner, Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Lenich, Carl
(Polish Miner, Motorman’s Assistant ca.1918, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured. Foot badly sprained and bruised by a mine car on the haulage road, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, Dec.4, 1918.)
Leonardi, Francesco
(Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 39, married, wife Emmelina Leonardi, age 35, 5 children.);
(See also: Leonardi, Frank.)
Leonardi, Frank
(See: Leonardi, Francesco.)
Leshine, Joe
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 44, married.);
(Injured. Ankle dislocated by a fall of bone coal at the face of his room, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, May 19, 1910.)
Lesnick, Michael
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Letso, Peter
(Miner, ca.  ?, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Levitz, Anthony S.
(Miner, ca.1924-1940, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Lewis, Alfred
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Lingenfelter, John H.
(Miner, ca.1943-1945, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Linger, George
(Slavonian Miner, Motorman ca.1918, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured. Leg fractured by a mine motor on the haulage road, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, April 11, 1918.)
Locutus, Dominick
(Russian Miner, Motorman ca.1915, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured. Pelvic bone broken between motor and mine car on a room entry, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, March 9, 1915.)
Logan, Antonio
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co.,  PA, Age 25, single.);
(Killed. Was killed by a fall of coal in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, October 2, 1907. He was working on a coal pillar with another man, and they had left up the top coal and he went under it to undermine in the bottom coal, and the top coal fell on him.)
Long, John
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 31,  born in ca.1974, married.);
(Injured.  Burned about face and hands by a blownout shot igniting the fuse.  Did not get far enough away from the shot, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Dec. 28, 1905.)
Long, John
(Slavonian Miner, ca.1909, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 39, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken September 10, 1909. Caught between mine cars at the mouth of his room, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine.);
(This is a different John Long than the one listed above– the other was Italian and born in 1874.)
Lose, Emery
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 37, married.);
(Injured.  Femur fractured by a fall of roof at the face of an entry, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Nov. 10, 1917.)
Lostrick, Tom
(Miner, Ernest Mines.)
Loughney, Pat
(Miner, ca.1930, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A Member of the R. & P. Mine Rescue Team at Ernest Mines ca.1930.)
Love, George
(Scotch Miner, ca.1910, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1910. Certificate issued ca.1910.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, Second Grade ca.1913. Certificate issued ca.1913.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1913. Certificate issued ca.1913.)
(Scotch Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Age 44, married.);
(Injured. Ankle badly bruised by a fall of roof while directing the taking down of the roof, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, April 1, 1916.);
(Passed his Examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1917.  Received his certificate ca.1917.)
Lulka, Mike
(Austrian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Fingers fractured between a mine motor and mine car while making a coupling, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, Aug. 23, 1917.)
Lundstrom, John
(Miner, ca.1909, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed hisexamination for Fire Boss, ca.1909. Certificate issued ca.1909.)
Lydick, Clyde Emory
(Miner, Shuttle Car Operator, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Agnes Goldie Mihalich Lydick, 2 children.);
(Member of the Ernest Local No. 599, U. M. W. of A.)
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Mageon, August
(See: Micone, August.)
Mandolene, James
(Miner, ca.1946-1958, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA.)
Manko, Adam
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Ernest No. 5 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 43, married.);
(Injured. Legs and hip injured by a fall of bone coal at the face of his room, in the Ernest No. 5 Mine, June 16, 1908.)
Marcola, Augusti
(Italian Miner Boy, ca.1914, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured. Simple fracture of the thigh by a fall of mine roof in a room cross-cut, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, May 11, 1914.)
Marsico, Samuel
(Italian Miner Boy, Spragger ca.1915, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed. Fatally injured between a mine car and the frame of an electric locomotive on the haulage road, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, June 21, 1915.)
Mataish, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, ca.1909, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 31, married.);
(Injured. Foot injured by fall of mine roof in a room, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, July 2, 1909.)
Matisz, Wassil
(See: Mattis, Charles.)
Mattis, Charles
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 34, married, 1 child.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by an explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910. [from the "Indiana Democrat," Indiana, PA, Feb. 9, 1910.].);
(See also: Matisz, Wassil.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
McAllister, Hugh
(Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his Examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1917.  Received his certificate ca.1917.)
McClinsey, Darl H.
(Miner, ca.1941, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Served in World War II. Killed in action 24 June, 1944 on the Solomon Islands.)
McCracken, Robert
(Miner, ca.1912, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1912. Certificate issued ca.1912.)
McCurdy, Pantall
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
McGinnis, William L.
(Miner, ca.1928-1943, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
McGuire, James
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A member of the Ernest No. 2 Mine rescue team, ca.1916.);
(Injured.  Overcome by after damp, badly burned about the face, hands and body and suffering from shock, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(Survived the Explosion and fire damp.)
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
McKee, William
(American Miner, Assistant Engineer ca.1910, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 29, single.);
(Injured. Right shoulder dislocated by running through a mine door on a mine motor, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, August 30, 1910.)
McLeavy, William
(Miner, Fire Boss ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.)
McMillan, S. T.
(Superintendent, ca.1916, ca.1917, of the Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, for Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company.)
McQuown, Willard "Nook"
(Miner, ca.1930, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A Member of the R. & P. Mine Rescue Team at Ernest Mines ca.1930.)
McShane, Paul
(Employee, Outside Electrician, Machine Shop, Ernest Mines, Indian Co., PA, married.);
(Worked at the Ernest Mines for 20 years.)
Mecalanyo, Antonia
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Injured. Two toes and one rib broken and lung punctured by mine cars at the mouth of room, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, ca.1914.)
Meryan, John
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Injured.  Burned about face and hands by a blownout shot igniting the fuse.  Did not get far enough away, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Dec. 28, 1905.)
Micone, August
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(See also: Mageon, August.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Miconi, Sam
(Italian Miner, ca.1921, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, married, wife Maria Miconi, age 25, 4 children.)
Mihelic, George
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Miller, John
(Miner, ca.1915, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1915. Certificate issued 1915.)
Miller, Joseph
(Polish Miner, Pumper ca.1915, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 49, married.);
(Injured. Hip dislocated by a mine car on the haulage road at the entrance to an entry, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, March 29, 1915.)
Mintelow, John
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(Injured. Leg fractured by a fall of roof at the face of a pillar, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, July 19, 1918. Possibly with John Vitello.)
Moody, James
(See: Moody, Jim "Jimmy".)
Moody, Jim "Jimmy"
(American Miner, Motorman ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by being caught between motor and car on heading, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, November 23, 1910.)
(American Miner,  Motorman ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Survived the Feb. 11, 1916 Ernest Mine explosion.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 11, 1916.);
(See also: Moody, James.)
Moretti, Nazzareno
(Miner, ca.1910-1948, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Moretti, Raymond
(Miner, ca.1931-1965, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Morgant, Pete
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured. Femur fractured and arm bruised by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, Jan. 24, 1917.)
Morley, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1915-1918, Ernest, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1915. Certificate issued 1915.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1918. Certificate issued 1918.)
Morris, Alex
(Russian Miner, ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
Morris, Charles R.
(Miner, ca.1922-1949, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Morrison, Alex
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Morrison, David
(Miner, ca.1920, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 53, married, wife Catherine Morrison, age 52, 3 children.)
Motsko, Andy
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Mucci, Domenico
(Miner, ca.1914, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, married, wife Elnora Mucci, age 33, 2 children.)
Mulholland, James
(Scotch Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1905, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 60, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally burned by gas explosion, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, May 15, 1905.  He went into a new heading that did not have its first crosscut through, and his open light ignited a body of gas that had collected at the face.)
Mulligan, Dr. A. J.
(Employee, Coal Company Physician and Surgeon ca.1920, Ernest, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Eveniing Gazette," Indiana, PA, Nov. 2, 1920.].)
Munasko, Mike
(American Miner, Employee ca.1909, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Injured. Hips squeezed between mine cars and a mine timber on a heading, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, May 29, 1909.)
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Nanni, Biago
(Miner, ca.1920, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, married, wife Fibomena Nanni, age 24, 3 children.);
(Lived in Creekside, PA.)
Nastevno, Joe
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured. Great toe broken by a fall of coal at the working face, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, Feb. 28, 1916.)
Nicholson, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1940's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Nord, W. R.
(Swedish Miner, Machine Runner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 48, married.);
(Injured.  Hands and face burned by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(Survived the Explosion and fire damp.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
North, William
(Company Policeman, ca.1904, ca.1906, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Coal & Iron Police.)
Northover, William
(Miner, ca.1930, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A Member of the R. & P. Mine Rescue Team at Ernest Mine ca.1930.)
Nuck, Louis
(Italian Miner, Spragger ca.1913, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by mine cars on the haulage road, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, Dec. 3, 1913.);
(Italian Miner, Spragger ca.1915, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Killed. Killed between the top of mine car and the roof near the face of a butt entry, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, July 19, 1915.)
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O'Hara, Alexander R.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, ca.1918, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed April 1912 his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued ca.1912.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1918. Certificate issued 1918.)
O'Hara, Andrew
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
O'Hara, Andrew R.
(Scotch Miner, ca.1917, ca.1918, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1917. Certificate issued ca.1917.);
(Scotch Miner, Motorman ca.1918, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 31, married.)
(Injured. Pelvis fractured and hip injured. Caught between mine cars and a mine motor on the haulage road, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, January 21, 1918.)
O'Hara, Ben
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Survived the Feb. 11, 1916 Ernest Mine explosion.  Ben O’Hara, one of the employees, was just reaching the mouth of the mine when he felt the force of the explosion on his back.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
O'Hara, Gerald
(Miner, ca. ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
O'Hara, James
(Miner, ca. ?, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
O’Hara, John
(Miner, ca.1910, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed examination for Fire Boss ca.1910. Certificate issued ca.1910.);
(June 1910 - Suit was entered in the Indiana County Court against John O’Hara, Fire Boss at Ernest No. 2 Mine of the Jefferson and Clearfield Coal and Iron Company, for neglect of duty. At the hearing before the Hon. S.J. Telford, Judge of the Indiana County court, the defendant appeared and admitted the fact of official delinquency charged against him. The Court found that on May 30, 1910, the defendant had signed a report, certifying that he had made an examination of the mine as his duty required him to do, without in fact having made any such examination. The Court directed the Clerk of Court to notify the Examining Board of the Twelfth Bituminous District of the finding, and that said Board be instructed to withdraw the certificate of the defendant until the first day of March, 1912. With Andrew Watson.)
O'Hara, Joseph
(Miner, ca. ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
O'Hara, Vincent "Runt"
(Miner, ca. ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A member of the Ernest R. & P. Baseball Team.)
Onions, Joe
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 55, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken and back hurt by a fall of bone coal, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, March 11, 1904.)
Organ, William
(Employee, Clerk ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Nellie Organ.)
Orincci, Luigi
(See: Orinccio, Luigi.)
Orinccio, Luigi
(Miner, ca.1925, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 32, 5 children.);
(See also: Orincci, Luigi.)
Ouchi, Ladini
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, married, 3 children.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
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Palulinsh, Andy
(Lithuanian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured. Leg fractured by a mine car, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.)
Pana, Dominick
(See: Panei, Dominick.)
Panei, Dominick
(Italian Miner, Scraper ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 26 or Age 30, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(See also: Pana, Dominick.)
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Paoli, Giovani
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Parkin, William
(Miner, ca.1918, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1918 . Certificate issued 1918.)
Pascuto, Tony
(Italian Miner, Laborer ca.1910, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 37, married, wife Maria Pascuto, 4 children.);
(Killed. Killed by being run over by a mine slack larry, at the Ernest Mines, January 13, 1910. Outside the Ernest Mines.);
(The family moved to New York after Tony's death.);
(This miner could also be Tony Pascuzzi.);
(See also: Pascuzzi, Tony.)
Pascuzzi, Carman
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 39, married.);
(Injured. Thumb crushed between a mine car wheel and a sprag, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, January 10, 1918.)
Pascuzzi, Tony
(Italian Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(See: Pascuto, Tony.);
(These two men could be the same man.)
Pass, Mike
(Austrian Miner, Cutter ca.1907, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed. He was cutting at the face of the room with the cutting machine when a large piece of roof fell away from a slip, and he was caught under it, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, February 2, 1907.)
Pati, Philip
(Miner, ca.1919, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 24, married, wife Mary Pati, age 37.)
Patterson, Alex
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA..  [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Patterson, Frederick D. "Fred"
(Miner, ca.1915, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examinations for Assistant Mine Foreman and Fire Boss, ca.1915. Certificates issued 1915.)
(Passed his Examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1917.  Received his certificate ca.1917.)
Patterson, Gabriel
(Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his Examination for Mine Foreman, Second Grade, ca.1917.  Received his certificate ca.1917.);
(Passed his Examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1917.  Received his certificate ca.1917.)
Patterson, James N.
(Miner, ca.1909, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade ca.1909. Certificate issued ca.1909.)
Patwine, Jim
(Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Pauli, Antonio
(Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Pearce, Jack Edwin
(Miner, ca.1943, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA.)
Pease, Everett
(Miner, ca.1930's-1950's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Died in the early 1980's.)
Pease, George
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Pease, Russell "Buck"
(Miner, ca.1930's-1950's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Russell Pease was a man of small stature but in his day you could tell he was strong as of mule. In his hand loading of coal days, it was said he was so strong that while shaking people's hands he could make blood come out the ends of their fingers.);
(Died in the late 1990's.)
Pecori, Louis
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Pelgon, Tony
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1915, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Killed. Killed by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, June 30, 1915.)
Perduck, M.
(Hungarian Miner, Rockman ca.1915, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured. Back severely injured by a fall of slate near the face of an entry, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, Nov. 26, 1915.)
Persoponco, Steph
(See: Porsiponce, Stephen.)
Peterson, John
(Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1917. Certificate issued ca.1917.)
Petrosky, William
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 31, single.);
(Injured. Thumb and finger blown off by explosion of blasting cap while trying to pick the glycerine out of it, at face of room, in an Ernest Mine, June 11, 1914.)
Petrus, Basil
(Hungarian Miner, ca.1918, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, from Uogyorasha, Buez Co, Hungary, married, wife Elizabeth Molnar Petrus, from Kowaroc', Ung, Hungary.)
Philips, Pete
(Miner, ca.1919, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 24, married, wife Margaret Philips, age 20, 2 children.)
Piconloro, Leonardo
(See: Pilomoro, Leonardo.)
Piernick, Frank
(Miner, Assiatant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Pilomoro, Leonardo
(Miner, ca.1920, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 49, 3 children.);
(See also: Piconloro, Leonardo.)
Pina, John
(Miner, ca.1925-1945, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Pino, Frank
(Miner, ca.1906, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Frank Pino, a miner, was shot in the back by the Coal & Iron Police, during the Ernest Mine Riot, June 8, 1906, but, according to witnesses, he had walked, on foot, "the whole distance from the center of the riot in Ernest to Creekside, where he lay hovering between life and death for six weeks.")
Pisin, Alex
(Miner, ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by an explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910. [from the "Indiana Democrat," Indiana, PA, Feb. 9, 1910.].);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
Pluto, Matthew
(Miner, ca.1920's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Polanski, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 43, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by being caught between a  coal pillar and mine cars that left the track on the haulage road, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, September 19, 1914.)
Policarpo, Pubba
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 26, married.);
(Injured. Injured by mine cars on the side track, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, July 10, 1908.)
Polinsky, Frank
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Pompia, George
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.)
Poolinsky, Frank
(Miner, ca.1927-1955, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Porsiponco, Stephen
(Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 34, married, wife Susie Porsiponco, age 30, 5 children.);
(See also: Persoponco, Steph.)
Potts, Archie A.
(American Miner, Cager ca.1913, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 29, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured between hoisting cage and shaft timbers, in the Ernest No 4 Mine, May 15, 1913.)
Pucci, Frank
(Italian Miner, Shot Firer ca.1917, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(Injured.  Nose fractured, eye injured and severe burns on the body by an explosion of "Coalite" blasting powder at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, June 11, 1917.)
Puzzani, Antonio
(Miner, Coal Loader ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
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Raimindi, Abaldo
(Miner, ca.1919, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 43, 8 children.);
(See also: Raimondi, Ubaldo.)
Raimondi, Ubaldo
(See: Raimindi, Abaldo.)
Rapie, Charles
(Polish Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 34, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of coal at the face of a pillar, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, Sept. 29, 1916.)
Ray, Charles
(Miner, Assiatant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Reed, John
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company, Ernest No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 & No. 4 Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Reed, John Thomas
(Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 48, married, wife Elizabeth Reed, 2 children.)
Reed, William
(English Miner, Superintendent ca.1905, of the Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Burned by an explosion of gas, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, May 15, 1905.)
(Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, ca.1913, of the Ernest Nos. 1, 2, 3, & 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, for Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company.)
Reeves, James
(American Miner, Machine Runner ca.1914, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 56, married.);
(Injured. Foot, back and shoulder badly bruised by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, December 24, 1914.)
Reitch, John
(Italian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1918, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 34, single.);
(Injured. Finger taken off by the rope of mining machine at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, Nov. 20, 1918.)
Rellic, George
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured. Burned by an explosion of gas near face of a heading, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, December 8, 1908.)
Renden, Frank
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured. Leg and foot fractured by a fall of coal while scraping after puncher mining machine in a cross-cut of a room pillar, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, March 16, 1912.)
Reolphy, Santos
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1915, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured. Foot crushed by a fall of bone coal at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, July 27, 1915.)
Resinger, Herman
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Revie, James W.
(American Miner, Slatepicker ca.1911, Ernest Mine Tipple, Indiana Co., PA, Age 52, married.);
(Injured. Leg fractured below the knee by falling on the tipple floor. Outside, at the Ernest Tipple, October 26, 1911.)
Rhoads, John
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Richard, Austin R.
(Miner, ca.1933-1960, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Rickor, Michael
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of his room, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, May 26, 1908.)
Righetti, Ernesto
(Miner, ca.1920, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, 1 child.)
Riley, Vincent T.
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Rinkus, William
(Miner, ca.1940's-1960's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Romoli, Mario "Romeo"
(Miner, ca. ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A member of the Ernest R. & P. Baseball Team.)
Ross, John
(Italian Miner, ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 22, married.);
(Injured. Overcome by after-damp after an explosion, while trying to make his way outof the mine, Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
Ross, Massino
(Italian Miner, ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910. [from the "Indiana Democrat," Indiana, PA, Feb. 9, 1910.].);
(See also: Rossi, Massimi.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
Rossi, Arthur
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 39, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Rossi, Massimi
(See: Ross, Massino.)
Ruddock, David G.
(Miner, ca.1913, ca.1915, ca.1916, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1913. Certificate issued 1913.);
(Passed examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1915. Certificate issued 1915.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1916.  Certificate issued ca.1916.)
Ruzzini, Dominick
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
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Saiani, Emilio
(Miner, ca.1907- ?, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Saldera, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28 or Age 29, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(See also: Salvari, Joe.)
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Salimleni, Cesare
(Miner, ca.1919, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 44, married, wife Louisa Salimleni, age 41, 6 children.)
Salvari, Joe
(See: Saldera, Joseph.)
Sameloe, John
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 41, married, 2 children.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, Feb. 5, 1910.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
Sandy, James
(Miner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Della Sandy.)
Sarian, Philip
(Miner, ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Kate Sariann.);
(Lived in Creekside, PA, ca.1905.)
Scatonitch, Mike
(Miner, ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Mary Scatonitch.)
Schloder, Lawrence
(German Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured. Leg fractured and one tendon severed by a fall of roof at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, May 18, 1918.)
Schmidt, Mark
(American Miner, Coal Loader ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 36.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Sekosky, Barney
(Miner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Carola Sekosky.)
Selak, George
(See: Sherlock, George.)
Semetkoskey, Theodore Frank
(Miner, ca.1930-1953, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Helen Yetsina Semetkoskey, 6 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured in a mining accident in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Jan. 29, 1953.);
(Born Sept. 12, 1904, at Ramey, Pa., a son of the late Theodore and Anna Orlasky Semetkoskey, he had resided at Ernest for 21 years.);
(Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Indiana, PA.)
Senesski, Andrew
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by a electric wire.  He was crossing between an empty trip of mine cars on the heading and he struck his back against the wire and was shocked so severely that he died soon afterwards, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, June 23, 1906.  The accident would not have happened had he waited, as the motorman told him to do.)
Severyn, Antonio
(Miner, ca.1922, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 48, 7 children.)
Shaffer, J. T.
(Miner, ca.1906, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1906. Certificate issued ca.1906.)
Shank, G. U.
(Mier, ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Ida Shank.)
Shantie, James "Jimmie"
(Italian Miner, Motorman’s Assistant ca.1918, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured. Hand crushed. Caught between a mine car and a mine motor, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Jan.15, 1918.)
Shell, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 31, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by fall of coal at face of room, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, October 29, 1909.)
Sherlock, George
(Slavonian Miner, Naturalized Citizen, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, married, 3 children.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, Feb. 5, 1910. [from the "Indiana Democrat," Indiana, PA, Feb. 9, 1910.].);
(See also: Selak, George.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
Sheviah, Calvart
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co. PA.);
(Killed. Electrocuted coming out of the mine with steel auger over his shoulder, he hit the trolley wire, in the Ernest Mine, July 7, 1904.  Interred in the Indiana Catholic Cemetery.  [from "The Indiana Democrat,"Indiana, PA, July 18, 1904.].)
Shimskie, Paul
(See: Shinskie, Paul.)
Shimskie, Maft
(Slavonian Miner, Spragger ca.1917, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle fractured by a fall of slate on the haulage road, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, March 6, 1917.)
Shinskie, Paul
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 47, married, 2 children.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, Feb. 5, 1910.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.);
(See also: Shimskie, Paul, Slinszky, Paul.)
Skecko, Demo
(Italian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1906, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Killed. Killed by electric wire.  The motor was off the track at the mouth of Skecko's room, having run into an empty mine car that he had left off the track at that point.  He was climbing between the motor and first loaded mine car and came in contact with the trolley wire and was shocked so badly that he died in a few minutes, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Dec. 18, 1906.  Accident was due to his own carelessness.)
Skehan, Patrick J.
(Miner, ca.1911, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued ca.1911.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade. Certificate issued ca.1912.)
Skipoola, John
(Austrian Miner, Employee ca.1907, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 25, married.);
(Injured. Burned on face and hands in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, October 6, 1907. The door on a crosscut had been left open and a small quantity of gas had collected in a cavity in the roof and these men going in for a rail jack ignited it. With Joe Creevanski.)
Skoff, Gilbert
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Slinszky, Paul
(Miner, ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by an explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910. [from the "Indiana Democrat," Indiana, PA, Feb. 9, 1910.].);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.);
(See also: Shinskie, Paul;  Shimskie, Paul.)
Slomiany, John
(Miner, ca.1928, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Mary Urban Slomiany.)
Smith, Blair W.
(Miner, ca.1940's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Smith, Curtin
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Smith, John
(Polish Miner, ca.1910, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured. Leg crushed by fall of slate at face of a heading, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, September 14, 1910.)
Smith, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 42, married, wife Mary Smith, age 22, children.)
Smith, Michael J.
(Miner, ca.1928- ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Smith, Paul A.
(Miner, ca.1928-1965, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Smith, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1919-1941, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Smith, William C.
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Socol, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1924, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of gas, in the Ernest Mine, Sept., 1924.)
Soulchin, George N.
(Miner, Motorman during WWII years, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Mary Soulchin, children.);
(Lived in Fulton Run patch, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Left the mines approx. 1945, worked gas company at South Bend pump station from 1949 until his retirement.)
Spara, Angelo
(Italian Miner, Motorman ca.1913, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured.  Shoulder crushed and dislocated between the top of an electric locomotive and the mine roof on an entry, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, May 25, 1913.)
Spence, Clair
(Miner, ca.1934-?, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Spence, Clarence
(Miner, ca.1924-1958, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Spence, Frank
(Employee, Butcher ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Lilie Spence.);
(Lived on Main St. Ernest, PA, ca.1905.)
Spence, Leonard
(Miner, ca.1944-1945, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Spence, Robert B.
(Miner, ca.1930's-1954, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Spence, Silas W.
(Miner, ca.1934-1971, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Spondike, George
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(See also: Spondyke, George.)
Spondike, George
(Hungarian Miner Boy, Laborer ca.1918, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured. Arm broken at elbow by falling off a mine car. Outside of the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Sept.20, 1918.);
(Possibly the son of George Spondike or Spondyke.)
Spondyke, George
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 48, married, 4 children.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, Feb. 5, 1910. [from the "Indiana Democrat," Indiana, PA, Feb. 9, 1910.].);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.);
(See also: Spondike, George;  Spontago, George.)
Spontago, George
(See: Spondyke, George.)
Spotsi, Tony
(Miner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Cella Spotsi.)
Stahman, Clyde
(Miner, ca.1934-1965, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Stangonik, Frank
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Killed. Killed by coming in contact with an electric wire, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, May 19, 1905.  In pushing a loaded mine car out of his room he pushed it too far on to the heading, and it trying to push it back he came in contact with the live trolley wire.)
Stanko, George
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, from Nagy Zalaiska, Ung Co., married, wife Maria Fejedelem Stanko. from Tololyan, Zemplen Co.)
Stets, Andy
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, 3 children.);
(Killed. Killed in a mining accident, in the Ernest Mines, April 26, 1963.);
(Andy Stets entered the mines at age 14 to support his family.)
Stets, John
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Stets, John
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Stets, Joseph
(Miner, a Boss in the Mine, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Stets, Joseph, Sr.
(Miner, ca.1945, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Took the First Class Mine Foreman Examination, at Indiana State Teachers College, June, 1945.  [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, June 8 1945.].)
Stocehi, Close
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 35, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Stosko, Peter
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured. Leg fractured and back injured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Sept. 12, 1916.)
Strandquest, Carl V.
(Swedish Miner, ca.1914, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed May 1914 his examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued ca.1914.);
(Swedish Miner, Fire Boss ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(See also: Strandquist, Carl.)
Strandquest, John O.
(Miner, ca.1913, ca.1914, ca.1915, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed May 1913 examination for Fire Boss. Certificate issued 1913.);
(Passed May 1914 examination for Assistant Mine Foreman. Certificate issued ca.1914.);
(Passed examination for Mine Foreman First Grade. Certificate issued 1915.)
Strandquist, Oscar
(Swedish Miner, Motorman ca.1911, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured. Ribs broken and spine injured by being caught between top of electric locomotive and mine roof on entry, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, March 18, 1911.)
Strandquist, Carl
(Miner, Fire Boss ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30 or Age 35, married or single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.);
(See also: Strandquest, Carl V.)
Streams, William
(American Miner, Machinist ca.1915, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Killed. Killed by being crushed between a pillar and the mine motor frame while riding on electric locomotive on the main entry about one-half mile from mouth of mine, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, March 8, 1915. The locomotive ran off the track.)
Sullivan, Michael
(Miner, Foreman ca.1905, Ernest No. 2 Mine.)
Swanlek, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1928-1950, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Swanson, Edward
(Miner, Motorman ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Sarah Swanson.)
Swanson, Edward
(Miner, ca.1907, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA);
(Passed examination for Mine Foreman, Second Grade, ca.1907. Certificate issued ca.1907.)
Szaniszko, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by an explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910. [from the "Indiana Democrat," Indiana, PA, Feb. 9, 1910.].);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
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Taggart, Paul
(American Miner, Coal Loader ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Tartaglioni, Francisco
(Italian Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, single.);
(born in Italy.)
Telk, Bruno
(Miner, ca.1931-1964, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Telk, Mark
(Miner, ca.1910-1948, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Telk, Joe
(Miner, ca.1937-1946, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Telk, Tony
(Miner, ca.1903-1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Tennex, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured. Tibia fractured by stepping into a hole and falling.  Outside the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Aug. 21, 1916.)
Thorton, Charles W.
(Miner, ca.1940's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Toccifondi, Bruno
(Miner, ca.1924-1957, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Tognitti, Bruno
(Miner, ca.1916-1918, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Tomasina, Nicholas
(Italian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1909, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed. Killed by mine cars on a heading, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, February 3, 1909.)
Tomb, David R.
(Miner, ca.1906-1907, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Tondo, Baldassi
(Italian Miner, ca.1915, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 31, single.);
(Injured. Simple fracture of leg by fall of coal at face of entry, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, Oct.30, 1915.)
Tortella, Guido
(Miner, ca. ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Tote, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 47, single.);
(Injured. Hernia, caused by pushing a mine car, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, April 19, 1918.)
Totin, Mike
(Miner, ca.1919, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 40, 10 children.)
Tovis, Stephen
(Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 32, married, wife Mary Tovis, age 27, 4 children.)
Trunzo, Frank
(Miner, ca.1913, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, married, wife Rosie Trunzo, age 25, 3 children.)
Truse, Mike
(Austrian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30 or Age 40, married, 4 childen.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Turnbull, James
(Miner, ca.1903- ?, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Turnbull, Wilson
(Miner, ca.1920- ?, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
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Uncapher, J. L.
(Miner, ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Sarah Uncapher.)
Urgas, Andy
(Hungarian Miner, ca.1909, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 41, married.);
(Injured. Body squeezed between a mine car and the mine roof on a heading, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, March 20, 1909.)
Uvena, A. S.
(Miner, ca.1920-1965, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Uvena, Anthony
(Miner, Assistant Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Uvena, Frank, Jr.
(Miner, ca.1931-1941, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Uvena, Frank, Sr.
(Miner, ca.1903-1937, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Uvena, John
(Miner, ca.1930-1965, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Uvena, Mike
(Miner, ca.1930-1940, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
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Valercuski, Ignally
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Vallei, Francesco
(Miner, ca.1914, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 34, married, wife Maria Vallei, age 31, 5 children.)
Valtri, Nick
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 63, married, 4 children.);
(Killed. Fatally injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, August 1, 1912.)
Vasil, John
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Vassanelli, Fred
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Vay, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1918, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1918. Certificate issued 1918.)
Velteski, Ignots
(Russian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 42, married, 6 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Velteski, Walter
(Russian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Verner, Jim
(Italian Miner, ca.1910, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken by being caught between a loaded trip of mine cars, October 3, 1910. Outside of the Ernest No. 3 Mine.)
Victoria, Carnotti
(Austrian Miner, Dumper ca.1911, Ernest Tipple, Indiana Co., PA, Age 46, married.);
(Injured. Leg fractured below the knee by the sheet iron of the screen falling on it. Outside at the Ernest Tipple, November 28, 1911.)
Viniski, Joe
(Miner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Maggie Viniski.)
Visch, Lewis
(Miner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Cathern Visch.)
Vitello, John
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1918, Ernest No. 1 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured. Compound fracture of leg. Caught be a fall of roof at the face of a pillar, in the Ernest No. 1 Mine, July 19, 1918. Possibly with John Mintelow.)
Voscip, Paul
(Miner, ca.1911, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, from Javoreces Lisko Co., Galacia, married, wife Catharina Dzindza Voscip, from Luch, Lisko Co. Austria Galacia.)
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Walazimki, Anthony
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of rock, in the Ernest No. 4 Mine, November 23, 1906. Due to his carelessness.)
Walker, Albert R.
(Miner, ca.1924-1962, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Walker, Edward
(Scotch Miner, Employee ca.1908, Ernest No. 4 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 21, married, 2 children.);
(Killed. Fatally injured by the cage at the foot of the mine shaft of the Ernest No. 4 Mine, October 22, 1908. When the cage started up the shaft he jumped on the timbers on which the cage rested and started to shovel off some coal that was on the timbers. The engine, however, made a back stroke and the cage, which was about twenty-four feet up the shaft, fell back, catching Walker against the timbers. He was badly crushed and died one hour later.)
Warino, George
(Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916. );
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Watkins, Morgan
(Miner, ca.1911, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman, ca.1911. Certificate issued ca.1911.)
Watshaco, Joseph
(Slavonian Miner, ca.1910, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 31, married.);
(Injured. Fracture and dislocation of vertebrae by a fall of rock at the face of a heading, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, December 10, 1910. A pot hole fell out of the roof.)
Watson, Andrew
(Miner, Fire Boss ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(June 1910 - Suit was entered in the Indiana County Court against Andrew Watson, Fire Boss at Ernest No. 2 Mine of the Jefferson and Clearfield Coal and Iron Company, for neglect of duty. At the hearing before the Hon. S.J. Telford, Judge of the Indiana County court, the defendant appeared and admitted the fact of official delinquency charged against him. The Court found that on May 30, 1910, the defendant had signed a report, certifying that he had made an examination of the mine as his duty required him to do, without in fact having made any such examination. The Court directed the Clerk of Court to notify the Examining Board of the Twelfth Bituminous District of the finding, and that said Board be instructed to withdraw the certificate of the defendant until the first day of March, 1912. With John O’Hara.)
Watson, Arthur
(Miner, ca.1930-1965, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Watson, John
(Miner, ca.1910, Ernest, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1910. Certificate issued ca.1910.)
Wayland, Samuel
(Miner, ca.1905, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Flora Wayland.)
Wesley, Martin B.
(Miner, ca. ? , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Whinnie, Thomas
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1916. Certificate issued ca.1916.)
Whinnie, William
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1916.  Certificate issued ca.1916.)
White, Malvin
(Miner, ca.1920's, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Wilden, Samuel
(Miner, ca.1915, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed examination for Fire Boss ca.1915. Certificate issued 1915.);
(Passed his Examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1917.  Received his certificate ca.1917.)
Willish, Tony
(Russian Miner, Scraper ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 38, single.);
(Injured.  Hands and face burned by explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No.2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(See also: Wilish, Tony.);
(Survived the Explosion and fire damp.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Wilson, David
(Miner, ca.1917, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 36, married, wife Isabella Wilson, age 39, 3 children.)
Wilson, Harry A.
(Miner, ca.1912, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss, ca.1912. Certificate issued ca.1912.)
Wisilosky, John Frank
(Miner, ca.1948, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.):
(Injured.  Seriously injured yesterday afternoon while working in the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company's Ernest mine, according to a company official. The miner received a fracture of both legs, in the Ernest Mine, July 19, 1948. Requiring the amputation of the right leg, below the knee.);
(Born - October 12, 1885, Carnegie, PA; Died- October 28, 1949, Connellsville, PA.)
Wolf, Owen
(Miner, ca.1904, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife May Wolf.)
Wolf, Theodore
(Miner, ca.1905, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Sadie Wolf.)
Wolfgang, Ken
(Miner, ca.1935-1965, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Wuzenski, Peter
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Injured. Back broken by a fall of coal at the face of a heading, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, March 19, 1914.)
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[ Y ]
Yanity, Pete
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Yanni, Joe
(Miner, ca.1916, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, Age 38, married, wife Rosa Yanni, age 28, 1 child.)
Yard, Daniel
(Miner, ca.  ?  , Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Yargoes, Thomas
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Simple fracture of thigh by a fall of roof on his room roadway when a mine car knocked out a mine post, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 13, 1913.)
Yates, Charles
(Italian Miner, Employee ca.1907, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured. Foot crushed between a mine motor and mine cars on a heading, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, July 25, 1907.)
Yaunity, Peter
(Miner, Laborer ca.1903, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Cora Yaunity.)
Yeslovich, Joe
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA, married, wife Helen Yeslovich.)
Yohonn, Peter
(German Miner, ca.1914, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 21, married.);
(Injured. Simple fracture of forearm and head lacerated by a fall of coal at the face of a heading, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, March 16, 1914.)
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Zacherl, Clarence
(Miner, ca.1928-1954, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Zaffira, Vincenzo
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA.);
(Killed. Fatally burned by an explosion of gas and overcome by after-damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion of 1910, February 5, 1910. [from the "Indiana Democrat," Indiana, PA, Feb. 9, 1910.].);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster of Feb. 5, 1910.)
Zamferino, Adolph
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1913, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Jan. 29, 1913.)
Zasgily, John
(Slavonian Miner, Spragger ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of fire damp, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Feb. 11, 1916.);
(Ernest No. 2 Mine Disaster Feb. 11, 1916.)
Zasiski, Frederick
(Miner, Coke Oven Foreman ca.1951, Ernest Mine, Indiana Co., PA.  [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, April 27, 1951.].)
Zbignewich, Adam, Sr.
(Miner, ca.1907-1949, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Zbur, Nick
(Miner, ca.1928-1958, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Zellman, Frank E. "Zeke"
(Russian / Polish Miner, ca.1916 - 1965, Ernest Mines, married.);
(Lived at Coal Company House No. 124, Ernest, PA.);
(Supplemented his miners income by collecting garbage from the homes in Ernest from 1940 to 1958 for .25/week per house.);
(b. ca.1903 - d. ca.1983.)
Zemmski, Stanley
(Lithuanian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Ernest No. 3 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured. Finger cut off, in the Ernest No. 3 Mine, May 8, 1909. Caught between two mine motors on a heading.)
Zentner, Mr. "Zip"
(Miner, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.);
(A member of the Ernest R. & P. Baseball Team.)
Zizins, Tony
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Ernest No. 2 Mine, Indiana Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(Injured.  Rib broken lung punctured and shoulders bruised between mine cars on an entry, in the Ernest No. 2 Mine, Oct. 24, 1916.)
Zuara, George
(Miner, ca.1030-1933, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)
Zuara, Paul
(Miner, ca.1930-1933, Ernest Mines, Indiana Co., PA.)

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