Willow Grove Mine

Contributed by Kathi Wiley

The willow grove mine is located in Ohio about 5 miles from St. Clairsville, southeast between St. Clairsville and Bellaire on Willow Grove Rd.It is in Belmont County, OH.

St. Clairsville Gazette
Vol 129, No.12  March 22, 1940

In Memoriam

Supt. John H. Richards, 44, St. Clairsville
Howard Sanders, Outside Foreman, 52, St. Clairsville

Charles L. Carroll, General Inside Foreman, 50, St. Clairsville

Joseph Roque, 45,  St. Clairsville
Louis Roque, 42,  St. Clairsville
Robert Bakosh ,32,  Neff
Cecil W. Grimes, 30  St. Clairsville
Edwin Patterson, 34, Bellaire
Cornelius  Jobes, 25,  St. Clairsville
Mike Serdula 62, Midway
Mark Passmore, 52, Glencoe
George Fulton, 29,  Warnock
Wayne Hynes, 29, St. Clairsville
Joe Hess, 43, Neffs
Andy Sklenicka ,26, Fairpoint
Andy Hobart, 41, Midway
JohnGarlega 37, Stewartsville
Walter France, 50, St. Clairsville
James Warfield 58, Neffs
Ross McFadden, 54, Neffs
Elmer Clark, 46, Stewartsville
William Gardner ,57, St. Clairsville
Stanley Wasielewski 52, Lafferty
Lawrence Hrabak, 46, Maynard
Harry Klee, 38,  Neffs
Frank Dopkiss, 36, Maynard
Ed Zaleski, 26, Neffs
John Celuch, 46, Fairpoint
Steve Petran, 54, Neffs
Clarence Wiggins, 35, Bellaire
Walter Slater, 29, Bannock
George Bringmann, 24, Bellaire
Mike August, 40, Lafferty
Emilio Dalpiaz, 47, Lafferty
Charles Lupi, 42, Bellaire
Joseph Dalpiaz, 38, Lafferty
Constantino Daroma, 53 Neffs
Paul Kulevich,Jr. , 27, Willow Grove
John Miketo, 45, Belmont
Andy Rudol, 34, Neffs
John Mardk, 33, Neffs
Andy Valocik , 31, Neffs
Andrew Garek, 53, Midway
John McFetridge, 37, Stewartsville
Earl Pack 30, Neffs
Mitchell Jones, 44 Midway
Russell Fendon ,37, Neffs
Joe Prosek, 30, Bellaire
Emmet Krotky, 38, Neffs
John Demkowics, 37, Neffs
Joe Riddle, 52, St. Clairsville
Pete Rinkes, 36, St. Clairsville
Joseph W. Kresach, 45, Fairpoint
Cap Benson, 50, Willow Grove
Rudolph Vrba, 47, Bellaire
Ralph Sutton, 40, St. Clairsville
Garrett Kelley ,38, Willow Grove
Ray Davis, 50, Bridgeport
David Chini, 27, Bannock
John B. Knapski ,38, Bannock
William Shiller, 38, Neffs
John Sklenicka ,24, Fairpoint
John DeMopolos, 54 Neffs
Albert Kanopsic, 33, St. Clairville
Charles Bobka, 47 Neffs
Frank Pasco, 49, Neffs
Martin Bobka ,28, Neffs
Albert Eastham, 36, Neffs
Mike Pokerino 30, Bannock
Paul Kasarda 46, Midway
Phillip Paytash, 30, Lafferty

A POEM by Jerome B. Bell
What is this mystery that men call death ?
My friend before me lies: in all save breath
He seems the same as yesterday. His face
So like to life, so calm, bears not a trace
Of that great change which all of us so dread.
I gaze on him and say: He is not dead
But sleeps; and soon he will arise and take
Me by the hand. I know he will awake
And smile on me as he did yesterday;
And he will have some gentle word to say
Same kindly deed to do: for loving thought
Was warp and woof of which his life was wrought.
He is not dead. Such souls forever live
In boundless measure of the love they give.

Jerome B. Bell

Front page of the March 22, 1940 issue of the 
St. Clairsville Gazette Volume 129, No. 12

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