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Coal Miners Memorial
Charleroi Coal Works,
Charleroi Mine,
Charleroi No. 1 Mine,
Charleroi No. 2 Mine,

Charleroi,
Washington County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Aug. 10, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Charleroi Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Charleroi Mines, Charleroi, Washington 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
CHARLEROI MINES
[ A ]
Armaskey, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Back injured by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi Mine, Sept. 15, 1903.)
[ B ]
Barry, Louis
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1908, Charleroi No. 1 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Fingers injured.  Run over by a trip on an entry, in the Charleroi No. 1 Mine, Jan. 30, 1908.)
Bernard, Angel
(Miner, Shot Firer ca.1910, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA.);
(Killed. Instantly killed by an explosion of Monebel explosive, in the Charleroi Mine, Dec. 13, 1910.)
Bolodaish, Joseph
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1908, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Head and left foot injured by a fall of coal, in the Charleroi Mine, June 26, 1908.)
Briggs, Lemuel "Lem"
(Miner, Track Man ca.1912, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, married, 2 children.);
(Killed. He moved to the Cincinnati Mine and was killed in an explosion of gas and coal dust, in the Cincinnati Mine, April 23, 1913.);
(Lived in Venetia, PA when he died, interred in Charloroi Cemetery.);
(Cincinnati Mine Disaster of April 23, 1913.)
Bulsack, John
(Lithuanian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1909, Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA,  Age 42, married, 4 children.);
(Killed. Instantly killed by a fall of slate at the face of a room while knocking coal, in the Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Nov. 27, 1909.)
[ C ]
Chatwick, James
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1909, Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA,  Age 27, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of draw slate at the face of an entry, in the Charleroi No. 2 Mine, April 28, 1909.)
Chillka, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi Mine, May 8, 1901.)
Coch, Paul
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of slate while filling a mine car at the face of his room, in the Charleroi No. 2 Mine, April 16, 1907.)
Cratty, Charles
(American Miner, Trip Runner ca.1903, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 22, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being caught between a runaway mine car and trip, in the Charleroi Mine, July 17, 1903.)
Cratty, John
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1900, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Head injured;  caught between a mine car and a rib, in the Charleroi Mine, May 18, 1900.)
Crumpton, Adam
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 49, married.);
(Injured.  Arm broken; struck by a falling mine post, in the Charleroi Mine, Aug. 1, 1900.)
[ D ]
Daruredellia, John
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 47, married.);
(Injured.  Head injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room while taking down the slate, in the Charleroi Mine, June 11, 1917.)
Deboe, Frank
(Belgian Miner, Motorman ca.1916, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Finger and thumb injured.  Caught between the rail and the wheel of a mine locomotive on a cross entry.  He was adjusting the sand pipe on the motor while it was in operation, in the Charleroi Mine, July 22, 1916.)
Dergenia, James
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 31, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Charleroi Mine, Dec 19, 1910.)
Devine, Henry
(French Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Hip bruised by a displaced mine post at the face of a pillar, in the Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Oct. 23, 1909.)
Digratzia, Olinto
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 38, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi Mine, April 13, 1903.)
Doneto, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured.  Thigh fractured by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi Mine, Dec. 11, 1900.)
Donetto, Antello
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 24, married.);
(Injured.  Leg injured by mine cars, in the Charleroi Mine, Aug. 17, 1905.)
Dorkin, Joe
(Russian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 38, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being caught between the face of a room and the end of an empty mine car while knocking coal.  An empty trip was accidentally run into his room, which struck his mine car, crushing him against the face, in the Charleroi Mine, Nov. 24, 1917.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
[ G ]
Gitson, Steve.
(Croatian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 37, married.);
(Injured.  Arm broken by a fall of slate at the face of a pillar, in the Charleroi Mine, Oct. 4, 1910.)
[ H ]
Hall, C. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1916, ca.1917, of the Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Youghiogheny & Ohio Coal Company, Cleveland, OH.)
Hanger, Henry
(Miner, Fire Boss ca.1910, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA.)
Hazuha, John
(Austrian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1908, Charleroi No, 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Foot bruised by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Oct. 8, 1908.)
Holbola, Martin
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1908, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Left foot injured by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi Mine, June 26, 1908.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Johnston, J. K.
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Charleroi, PA, Charleroi Coal Works, Washington Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Charleroi Coal Works, Washington Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Charleroi, PA.);
(See also: Johnston, Jesse K.)
Johnston, Jesse K.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Charleroi Coal Works.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1903, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, Charleroi Coal Works, Charleroi Mines, Washington Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1903, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, of the Charleroi Mine, Charleroi No. 1 Mine & Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA.);
(See also: Johnston, J. K.)
[ K ]
Kelly, Frank
(American Miner, Machine Runner ca.1909, Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate at the face of the working place, in the Charleroi No. 2 Mine, July 28, 1909.)
Kozetta, Emanuel
(Austrian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 47, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of coal and slate at the face of a room.  It is not known what he was doing at the time of the accident, in the Charleroi Mine, Jen. 3, 1916.)
Kuklaske, Michael
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal and slate, in the Charleroi Mine, Jan. 24, 1905.)
[ L ]
[ M ]
Malaval, Felix
(French Miner, Pick Miner ca.1923, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA.);
(Killed. Buried under a fall of rock and slate, in the Charleroi Mine, Oct. 16, 1923.);
(Immigrated from France, ca.1890.)
Marliagiat, Gaitaniv
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi Mine, Nov. 13, 1906.)
Mazzo, Julia
(Italian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone fractured.  Caught between a loaded mine car and a coal pillar while attempting to uncouple the mine cars, in the Charleroi Mine, July 26, 1916.)
Mehalko, Andrew
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 48, married.);
(Injured.  Back bruised by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi Mine, June 13, 1904.)
McConnell, James
(American Miner, Machine Runner ca.1908, Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 43, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken.  Struck by a motor on an entry, in the Charleroi No. 2 Mine, March 23, 1908.)
Milhollock, Michael
(Slavonian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1908, Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Foot bruised.  Caught between mine cars of his trip, in the Charleroi No. 2 Mine, March 25, 1908.)
Morris, John
(Miner, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, of the Yough & Ohio Coal Company, Age 55.);
(Injured.  Toes of right foot crushed, in the Charleroi Mine, July 3, 1930.);
(Lived in North Chaleroi, PA. [from the "Charleroi Mail," July 3, 1930.].)
[ N ]
[ O ]
Osborne, A. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1916, ca.1917, Youghiogheny & Ohio Coal Company, Cleveland, OH, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA.)
Oukine, Martin
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1908, Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Foot broken by a fall of slate while loading a mine car at the face of a room, in the Charleroi No. 2 Mine, March 2, 1908.)
[ P ]
Pigates, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 39, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi Mine, Feb. 7, 1905.)
Plotashie, Matthew
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Charleroi No. 1 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Arm broken by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi No. 1 Mine, Oct. 12, 1903.)
Pretroskey, Peter
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Ankle dislocated by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi Mine, Feb. 25, 1903.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Rehula, John
(Russian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1909, Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Hip broken by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Charleroi No. 2 Mine, July 27, 1909.)
Rupert, William
(American Miner, Laborer ca.1905, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 58, married.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by being caught between a full mine car and an entry pillar, in the Charleroi Mine, Jan. 5, 1905.  He had thrown a switch, for the purpose of allowing the motorman to make a flying switch, and while the trip was passing, one of the mine cars left the track, swung around and caught him.)
[ S ]
Sharra, John
(Russian Miner, Motorman ca.1908, Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 35, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Aug. 31, 1908.) 
Simon, Nick
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of the leg.  Caught by a fall of roof while drawing mine posts at the face of a pillar, in the Charleroi Mine, Dec. 18, 1916.)
Spesic, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 54, married.);
(Injured.  Body injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Charleroi Mine, Dec. 20, 1910.)
Stilling, August
(French Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 39, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Charleroi Mine, April 19, 1901.)
Strope, Herman
(American Miner, Scraper ca.1916, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 37, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of a room while operating a mining machine, in the Charleroi Mine, Aug. 14, 1916.)
Sweeney, Daniel
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 47, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken by being caught between a piece of coal and falling slate, in the Charleroi Mine, March 15, 1906.)
[ T ]
Tonko, William
(American Miner, Machine Runner ca.1908, Charleroi No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal while shoveling dust from the machine, in the Charleroi No. 2 Mine, March 25, 1908.)
Tasovich, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Ruer ca.1917, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co. PA, Age 48, married.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate at the face of a pilar while knocking coal, in the Charleroi Mine, March, 1917.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Williams, Alexander
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 40, single.);
(Killed.  Alexander Williams, miner, was fatally injured in Charleroi Mine February 21st, 1900, by a fall of slate.  The deceased had fired a shot in the tight which failed to throw the coal;  he then started to take it down with a pick and while doing this work, coal and slate fell, a piece of the latter caught him in such a manner as to cause death seven days afterwards.)
Williams, Jobe
(Miner, Horse Driver ca.1910, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by an explosion of Monebel, in the Charleroi Mine, Dec. 13, 1910.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yenovich, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1917, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 48, married.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate at the face of a pillar while knocking down coal, in the Charleroi Mine, Jan. 12, 1917.)
Yuschak, Nick
(Miner, ca.1930, Charleroi Mine, Washington Co., PA, married.);
(Killed.  Killed a mining accident in the Charleroi Mine, August 15, 1930.)
[ Z ]
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