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Coal Miners Memorial
Yukon Mine & Coke Works,

Upper Whyel,
Yukon,
Sewickley Township,
Westmoreland County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Yukon Mine, Upper Whyel, Yukon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Oct. 7, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Yukon Mine & Coke Works


Following is a partial list of the miners, coke workers, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Yukon Mine & Coke Works, Upper Whyel, Yukon, Sewickley Twp., Westmoreland 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
YUKON MINE & COKE WORKS
[ A ]
Abraham, James A.
(Superintendent, ca.1913, ca.1916, of the Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, for Whyel Coke Company.);
(General Superintnedent, ca.1917 Whyel Coke Company, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA.)
Alexi, Albert
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle broken by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Yukon Mine, Mar. 24, 1916.)
Augustine, Joseph
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Yukon Mine, Age 32, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate near the face of a pillar.  He had left his working place and was removing coal that should not have been touched at that time, in the Yukon Mine, May 4, 1914.)
[ B ]
Bibby, Harry
(American Miner Boy, Company Man ca.1913, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured. Cut and bruised on body.  Caught by a mine car on an entry, in the Yukon Mine, July 21, 1913.)
[ C ]
Condie, Andrew Peterson
(Miner, worked on Yukon Mine tipple, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA.);
(Baseball player for the Yukon Mine Baseball Team.)
Condie, James
(Miner,Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA.);
(Father of Andrew, Joseph & William.)
Condie, Joseph
(Miner, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA.);
(Baseball player on the Yukon Mine Baseball Team.)
Condie, William
(Miner, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA.);
(Baseball player for the Yukon Mine Baseball Team.)
[ D ]
[ E ]
Errett, John
(American Miner, Company Man ca.1917, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, Age 49, single.);
(Injured.  Ribs broken when caught between a mine car and a building.  Outside the Yukon Mine, Feb. 10, 1917.)
[ F ]
[ G ]
Gravetsky, Frank
(Polish Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Leg crushed when caught between mine cars on an entry, in the Yukon Mine, March 10, 1917.)
[ H ]
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Kokie, Michael
(Hungarian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1913, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, Age 25, married.);
(Injured.  Three fingers amputated.  Caught between a mine car and a rib on an entry, in the Yukon Mine, April 14, 1913.)
[ L ]
Lasko, John
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of a room in which he was working, in the Yukon Mine, Feb. 11, 1914.)
Laurich, Anton "Tony"
(Slovenian Miner, ca.1912, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, married.)
[ M ]
Merich, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, Age 30, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of coal while cutting over the pillar about 30 feet from the face of the pillar.  There was a slip in the coal, not visible until after the accident, in the Yukon Mine, April 27, 1914.)
Milocheck, Paul
(Miner, ca.1913, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violation of the Mining Laws:  June 2, 1913,  Paul Milocheck, miner at Yukon mine of Whyel Coke Company.  Charge:  Opening a canister of powder with an open light on his head. Warrant issued, but defendent has so far avoided arrest.)
Motto, George
(Slavonian Mine Coal Loader ca.1913, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate at the face of an entry, in the Yukon Mine, May 15, 1913.)
[ N ]
Neal, Henry
(Suerintendent, ca.1917, of the Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, for Whyel Coke Company.);
(Miner, ca.1918,  Yukon Mine, married, wife Catherine Schrech Neal.)
Nicholson, Charles
(Miner, ca.1918, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, married, wife Jeanie Condie Nicholson.)
[ O ]
Ohler, Thomas
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1913, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, Age 25, married.);
(Injured.  Hand injured and fingers broken by being caught by a mine car on an entry, in the Yukon Mine, Aug. 14, 1913.)
[ P ]
Paulick, Louis
(Miner, ca.1930, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, married, wife Mary Wojciecouisky Paulick.)
Pirman, Anton
(Miner, ca.1915, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, married, wife Mary Pirman.)
Potocher, Frederick
(Miner, ca.1935, Roof  Bolter, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, married, wife Dorothy Stangry Potocher, 1 child);
(Frederick Potocher was born in Claridge, Pa, moved to Yukon, PA in ca.1935.);
(Transferred to the Hutchinson Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA,  when the Yukon Mine closed.)
Progonich, Michael
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1914, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, Age 28, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of coal while cutting over the pillar about 30 feet from the face of the pillar.  There was a slip in the coal, not visible until after the accident, in the Yukon Mine, April 27, 1914.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Renomeno, Paul
(Miner, ca.1910, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA.);
(Killed.  Killed by the coal company's Coal & Iron Police deputies during the 1910 coal miners strike.)
[ S ]
Stangry, John Prokop
(Miner, ca.1914, also worked outside on the coal tipple, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA, married, wife Kathryn Danelko Stangry, 8 children.);
(Immigrated from Galicia in the Ukraine ca.1914.);
(Died of black lung, at age 71.)
[ T ]
Tott, Dr.
(Coal company doctor in Yukon, Westmoreland Co. PA, ca.1922.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Whyel, Harry
(General Superintendent, ca.1909, ca.1916, for Whyel Coke Company, Yukon Mine, Westmoreland Co. PA.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
[ Z ]
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