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LUNDALE

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
       Lonnie Lee Adkins, 7 years -- Daughter
       Mary Jane Adkins, 5 years -- Daughter

       John H. Bailey, 58 years -- Husband (disabled miner)
       Eleanor Bailey, 44 years -- Wife
       April E. White, 11 years -- Daughter of Eleanor by previous marrige

       Milton Baker, 71 years -- Husband
       Effie Baker, 68 years -- Wife
       Joyce Bartram, 40 years -- Daughter (Payroll Office, Amherst Coal Company)

       Betty Lee Black, 51 years

       Donna Sue Browning, 21 years - Mother
       Norman B. Browning, 3 years - Son

       Dessie Butcher, 57 years - Husband
       Leonard Butcher, 66 years - Wife

       Ballard Carter, 36 years - Husband (Miner, Mine 8-C, Buffalo Coal Mining Company,)
       Janice H. Carter, 29 years - Wife
       Matthew Carter, 6 years - Son
       Lillian S. Carter, 3 years - Daughter
       Samuel Carter, 20 months - Son (Missing)

       Berma Jo Dickerson, 20 years - Mother
       Steven Todd Dickerson, 18 months - Son

       Ruth Ann Elkins, 29 years

       Judy Ferguson, 27 years - Mother
       Connie S. Ferguson, 18 months - Daugther

       Etta Pearl Hatfield, 60 years

       Layton Oscar Hatfield, 50 years - Husband (Miner, Amherst Coal Company)
       Ruth B. Hatfield, 53 years - Wife
       Steven Hatfield, 16 years - Son
       Rebecca Broady, 15 years - (Daughter of Ruth B. Hatfield by previous marriage)

       Margaret Y. Jarrell, 42 years - Mother
       Karen Jarrell, 16 years - Daughter
       Patrick Jarrell, 24 years - Son (Miner, Amherst Coal Company)

       William L. Jarrell, 50 years - Husband (Miner, Amherst Coal Company)
       Lottie May Jarrell, 45 years - Wife

       Gary M. King, 24 years (Miner, Amherst Coal Company)

       Robert Murray, 71 years (Retired Miner)

       Wandell Osborne, Sr., 37 years - Husband (Disabled Miner)
       Residence Jeanette Osborne, 35 Years - Wife
       Wandell Osborne, Jr., 15 years - Son
       Regina Osborne, 12 years - Daughter
       Geneva Osborne, 11 years - Daughter
       Carolyn Osborne, 20 months - Daughter

       Henrietta Owens, 22 years - Mother
       Thomas Owens, 3 years - Son

       Marvel R. Scarberry, 73 years

       Anita Smith, about 17 years

       Gladys Staton, 25 years - Mother
       Kevin Staton, 1 years - Son

       Roby L. Waugh, 45 years - Father (Miner, Powellton)
       Donald Waugh, 20 years - Son
       Grady M. Waugh, 18 years - Son
       James L. Waugh, 11 years - Son
       Larry K. Wauch, 5 years - Son
       Kathy Waugh, 8 months (Missing)


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