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Coal Miners Memorial
Ridgeway Mine,

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

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Ridgeway 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
Ridgeway Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Ridgeway Mine, Cecil, 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
RIDGEWAY MINE
[ A ]
[ B ]
Burns, Howard
(Superintendent, ca.1916, of the Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company.)
[ C ]
Clement, Alex
(French Miner, Coal Loader ca.1903, Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate in his room, in the Ridgeway Mine, June 19, 1903.)
[ D ]
[ E ]
[ F ]
Fereday, Charles
(Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, of the Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ G ]
[ H ]
Hedgedus, Stephen
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Rib broken by a fall of slate. Hedgedus and Horkai were taking down the same piece of slate which struck both of them, in the Ridgeway Mine, Jan. 11, 1900.)
Horkai, L.
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 35, single.);
(Injured.  Arm broken by a fall of slate.  Horkai and Hedgedus were taking down a the same piece of slate which struck both of them, in the Ridgeway Mine, Jan. 11, 1900.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Kagle, Thomas
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA.)
Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1905, ca.1906, Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA, Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA.)
[ L ]
[ M ]
[ N ]
[ O ]
[ P ]
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Renshaw, Thomas
(Superintendent, ca.1903, of the Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
Rose, Floyd
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1903, Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a mine car running back, down the slope, which caught him, in the Ridgeway Mine, Nov. 3, 1903.)
[ S ]
Schluederberg, George W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, ca. 1912, ca.1916, Pittsburgh Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA, Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA.)
Sterkman, Victor
(Belgian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 52, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate in his room.  In this case the slate broke away from a free slip which could bot be seen until after the slate fell, in the Ridgeway Mine, May 17, 1900.)
Strazer, Andy
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 29, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a piece of coal falling upon him, in the Ridgeway Mine, May 25, 1900.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
[ V ]
Vadas, George
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 36, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate in his room, in the Ridgeway Mine, Sept. 14, 1903.)
Vindaney, Antonu
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 57, windower.);
(Injured.  Leg broke by falling slate, in the Ridgeway Mine, Jan. 3, 1901.)
[ W ]
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yeats, A. H.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, ca.1906, of the Ridgeway Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
[ Z ]
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