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Re: African American coal miners


You may already have this information, but I did not see this on your site. I was doing research in North Carolina and found the following concerning Africian American coal miners during the time period you ask for. The following is submitted:


1925 Coal Glen Mine African American mining deaths:

Arhtur Poe, age unknown
William Moore, age 45
James Nabors, age 65
Elijah Hill, age 50
Wesley Howard, age 27
Thomas N. Wright, age 49
Wilson Chesney, age 49
Johnie Alston, age 17
David Barr, age 19
James Williams, age 21
Lee Hodge, age 40
James Wright, age 23
Will Irick, age 32
Issac Hays/Hayes
Albert Holly
John Shaw
James Spruell, 20
June Cotton, age 19
Lewis Halston, age 31
Henry Alston, age 31
Manly Lambert, 25
Wade Wilson
Theodore Wright, age 18
Charles Watson, 38
Russell Wright, 16
John Burger, age 30
Robert Williams

There is more information on these men on the site.

Some of these surnames are some of my family names and are from some of the same counties I am searching. This is a very unique story and it list many other things was well pertaining to mines nearby. It also shows that family members went to various places to obtain work and support families. Some of these men who died that day were from different counties in the state.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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