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Coal Miners Memorial
Rich Hill Mine,
Rich Hill No. 1 Mine,

Meadow Lands,
Washington County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Rich Hill Mine, Washington County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Nov. 10, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Rich Hill Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Rich Hill Mine, Meadow Lands, 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
RICH HILL MINE
[ A ]
[ B ]
Barfows, William
(German Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured.  Pelvic bone broken and internally injured by a fall of coal at the face of an entry, in the Rich Hill Mine, Dec. 23, 1912.)
[ C ]
Caine, Louis
(American Miner, Fire Boss ca.1912, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 31, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being run over by a motor on the main butt entry, in the Rich Hill Mine, Aug. 4, 1912.);
(See also: Caine, Louis Elmer.)
Caine, Louis Elmer
(English Miner, ca.1912, Rich Hill Mines, Washington Co., PA, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Rich Hill Mine, ca.1912.  Died in Washington Hospital Aug. 5, 1912.);
(See also: Caine, Louis.)
Cherfis, Peter
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of top coal while removing a post at the face of a room, in the Rich Hill Mine, June 12, 1912.)
Clark, William
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, for United Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA.)
Conroff, Coch
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and hip dislocated by a fall of slate, in the Rich Hill Mine, Oct. 17, 1905.)
Cook, R. M.
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Cook & Sons Company.)
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, for J. V. H. Cook & Sons Company.)
Coulson, W. L.
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, United Coal Company, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA.)
Cox, Edwin C.
(General Superintendent, ca.1916, United Coal Corp., Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA.)
Culer, Martin
(French Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken.  Struck by a piece of falling slate, in the Rich Hill Mine, Nov. 20, 1905.)
[ D ]
Danelo, Solvotale
(Italian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1904, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Hand broken by a punching mining machine.  He was caught between the machine and a coal pillar in his room, in the Rich Hill Mine, May 26, 1904.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Fenton, Arthur
(American Miner, Brakeman ca.1917, Rich Hill No. 1 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being run over by mine cars on the motor road.  He was thrown out of the front mine car in front of a trip of mine cars when the motor stopped and uncoupled from the trip, and it ran over him, in the Rich Hill No. 1 Mine, July 30, 1917.  He died the same day.)
Fenton, George
(American Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1904, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by mine cars.  His leg as caught between the mine car bumpers when uncoupling the mule from the trip, in the Rich Hill Mine, Jan. 19, 1904.)
France, Steve
(Italian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1906, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bne broken by being caught between the mule and a mine car, in the Rich Hill Mine, July 17, 1906.)
[ G ]
Geraium, Antony
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 27, married, wife Mary Francisco Gilta Gerolium, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of rock in an entry, in the Rich Hill Mine, April 26, 1912.);
(Mary Francisco Gilta Gerolium lived in Meadowlands, Pa. and ran a small restaurant until she remarried.);
(See also: Gerolium, Antony.)
Gerolium, Antony
(See: Geraium, Antony.)
[ H ]
Hughes, Frank
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 39, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured.  Strained internally while lifting a mine car on the track, in the Rich Hill Mine, Feb. 10, 1905.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Kraushaar, George
(American Miner, Motorman ca.1917, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured while sitting on the motor when an iron rail on the truck ahead struck a rib on an entry, in the Rich Hill Mine, May 24, 1917.)
[ L ]
Latimore, A. C.
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, for United Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA.);
(See also: Latiner, A. C.)
Latiner, A. C.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, for United Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA.);
(See also: Latimore, A. C. )
Lubovoik, Boyo
(Horwat Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of roof in break through near the point where it intercepted an old entry.  There were two glassey slips running parallel with each rib that should have been detected, in the Rich Hil Mine, Oct. 16, 1916.)
[ M ]
McCartney, John
(American Miner, Boss Driver ca.1917, Rich Hill No. 1 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Forefinger cut off by the gear wheels of an electric locomotive while running same, in the Rich Hill No. 1 Mine, Aug. 6, 1917.)
Minford, William
(Superintendent, ca.1916, of the Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, for United Coal Corp.)
Monegoney, Baptisela
(Tyrolean Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 54, single.);
(Injured.  Head and face cut and nose broken by a fall of slate, in the Rich Hill Mine, May 1, 1906.)
[ N ]
[ O ]
O'Neil, James D.
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, ca.1912, United Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA.)
Ocneal, John W.
(Irish Miner, Employee ca.1905, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 26, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken.  Kicked by a mule.  Outside the Rich Hill Mine, Nov. 17, 1905.)
[ P ]
Polovitch, Joe
(American Miner, Carpenter ca.1917, Rich Hill No. 1 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Injured.  Ankle broken by a mine car while rerailing same.  Outside the Rich Hill No. 1 Mine, Oct. 6, 1917.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Romanyaick, Jack
(Russian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1903, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Back injured by a fall of slate in his room, in the Rich Hill Mine, July 8, 1903.)
Rot, Baptista
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Rich Hill Mine, June 14, 1906.)
[ S ]
Schrazzeo, Angelo
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Rich Hill Mine,  Washington Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate inhis room, in the Rich Hill Mine, May 16, 1904.  The slate should have been taken down.)
Scrovanki, John
(Austrian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by a fall of roof at the face of a room, in the Rich Hill Mine, June 29, 1917.)
Snarey, John F.
(English Miner, ca.1916, Rich Hill Mines, Washington Co, PA, married, 2 children.);
(Injured.  Back broken from a fall of slate, in the Rich Hill Mine, ca.1916.)
[ T ]
Tomince, Frank
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Hip dislocated by a fall of roof at the face of a pillar, in the Rich Hill Mine, April 11, 1917.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
[ X ]
[ Y ]
[ Z ]
Zelco, John
(Granish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Face burned by powder igniting while he was handling it, in the Rich Hill Mine, July 19, 1906.)
Zonam, Mike
(Austrian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Rich Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 41, married.);
(Injured.  Head and face cut by a fall of roof coal and slate, in the Rich Hill Mine, April 10, 1906.)
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