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Re: African American coal miners

Hi Tim,

I really liked your site! Here's a VERY brief rundown on my coal mining ancestors:

James W. Cain
born in Virginia
Coal Miner
Falls, Fayette County, West Virginia
1910 census

Clarence Henry Huff
born Kentucky or Georgia
Coal Miner
Gatliff, Whitley County, Kentucky
1910 Census

Curtis L. Huff
born in TN or AL
Coal Miner
Gatliff, Whitley County, Kentucky
1910 Census

Felix Huff
born in Georgia
Coal Miner
Gatliff, Whitley County, Kentucky
1910 Census

Henry Jones Huff
born in Georgia
Coal Miner
Black Oak, Whitley County, Kentucky
1900 Census

Coal Miner
Gatliff, Whitley County, Kentucky
1910 Census

Oliver Livingstone Johnson
Born Albemarle County, Virginia
Laborer
McCready Rogers Coal Company
Allegheny County, PA
family papers

Edward Maxwell
born in Pennsylvania
Coal Miner
Jefferson Township, Fayette County, PA
1900 Census

Engineer
Erie Coal Company
Jefferson Township, Fayette County, PA
1920 Census

Eva Maxwell Sewell
born in "Coal Mining Town of Grindstone, Fayette County, PA" (from her 1993 obituary in The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Henry Cornelius (Neal) Maxwell
born in Pennsylvania
Miner
Pittsburgh Coal Company
Perryopolis, PA 1917
WWI Draft Card

William Frank Maxwell
born Pennsylvania
Miner
Weirton Coal Company
Isabella, Washington County, PA 1942
WWII Draft Card

Laborer
Erie Coal Company
Jefferson Township, Fayette County, PA
1920 Census

Running Electric Pump
Pittsburgh Coal Company
Perryopolis, PA, 1917
WWI Draft Card

Samuel Milton Maxwell
Born Pennsylvania
Coal Miner
Climax Coal Company
Braznell, Fayette County, PA 1918
WWI Draft Card

Laborer
Erie Coal Company
Jefferson Township, Fayette County, PA
1920 Census

Walter (Pryor?)
born in Tennessee
Coal Miner
Black Oak, Whitley County, Kentucky
1900 Census

Dandridge T. Rayford
born Salem, Virginia
Coal Miner
Milburn, Fayette County, West Virginia
1920 Census

Best Wishes,
Lee Cook


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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