The name was selected by George Jones; the exact significance is not known. (Doutt, Logan County, p. 67)
In 1972 Amherst No. 5 mine and, Lundale No. 1 and No. 2 mines, all three of Amherst Coal Company (Lundale), was located at Lundale. Amherst No. 5 employed 18 persons and produced 50,000 tons annually. Lundale No. 1 mine employed 163 persons and produced 360,000 tons, and No. 2 mine employed 129 persons and 263,000 tons annually (WV Directory of Mines, 1972, sheet 25). There was also the Yolyn No. 2-A mine of the Amherst Coal Company (WV Directory of Mines, 1972, sheet 28).
There were fifty-one known fatalities, two missing, in Lundale:
Brookie Mae Adkins, 31 years -- Mother
John H. Bailey, 58 years -- Husband (disabled miner)
Milton Baker, 71 years -- Husband
Betty Lee Black, 51 years
Donna Sue Browning, 21 years - Mother
Dessie Butcher, 57 years - Husband
Ballard Carter, 36 years - Husband (Miner, Mine 8-C, Buffalo Coal Mining Company,)
Berma Jo Dickerson, 20 years - Mother
Ruth Ann Elkins, 29 years
Judy Ferguson, 27 years - Mother
Etta Pearl Hatfield, 60 years
Layton Oscar Hatfield, 50 years - Husband (Miner, Amherst Coal Company)
Margaret Y. Jarrell, 42 years - Mother
William L. Jarrell, 50 years - Husband (Miner, Amherst Coal Company)
Gary M. King, 24 years (Miner, Amherst Coal Company)
Robert Murray, 71 years (Retired Miner)
Wandell Osborne, Sr., 37 years - Husband (Disabled Miner)
Henrietta Owens, 22 years - Mother
Marvel R. Scarberry, 73 years
Anita Smith, about 17 years
Gladys Staton, 25 years - Mother
Roby L. Waugh, 45 years - Father (Miner, Powellton)
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