Category Archives: Logan

Frederick Lutwyche Round

FREDERICK LUTWYCHE ROUND, M. D. Reared in several of the great industrial communities of Pennsylvania, Doctor Round learned the machinist’s trade, but left that to train himself for the profession of medicine and surgery, and for the past twenty years has been one of the busy men in his profession in Southern West Virginia. Most of his work has been in the mining district and as a mine physician, and his present location is at Monaville in Logan County, on the Omar branch of the Chesapeake & Ohio.

Doctor Round was born in the City of Birmingham, Eng- land, May 31, 1872, son of Frederick and Arabella (Lut- wyche) Round, both natives of England and of English ancestry. In 1873, when Doctor Round was about a year old, the family came to the United States and settled at Pottsville, Pennsylvania. In 1880 they removed to North Umberland, Pennsylvania, in 1883 to Sunbury and in 1889 to Danville. Later they again lived at Sunbury. Frederick Round became a prominent man in the iron and steel indus- try of Pennsylvania. For a time he was general bookkeeper of the Pottsville Iron and Steel Company, was connected with the Van Allen Nail Works at North Umberland, the Montour Iron and Steel Company, was manager of the Danville Nail Works, and subsequently was general manager of the Sunbury Nail Works. He was a vestryman in the Episcopal Church, and at the time of his death was registrar of his diocese. Fraternally he was affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Frederick Lutwyche Round was reared and attended schools in the several Pennsylvania cities above named. He was in high school at Sunbury, and on leaving high school began an apprenticeship in a machine shop at Danville owned by the Montour Iron and Steel Company. He served the apprenticeship for four years, but followed the trade eight years. In 1897 he took up the study of medicine under Doctor Paules of Danville, and later entered the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, where he gradu- ated M. D. in May, 1902. In search of a field for his pro- fessional work he came to Big Sandy, West Virginia, in November, 1902, was located there about a year, and for ten years was in practice at Davy. For two years his home and professional work were in Huntington, West Virginia, and then after a year at Wilcoe he located at Monaville, and for the past five years has been mine physician for the Island Creek Coal Company. He is a member of the various medical societies, and one of the leaders in his profession.

In 1908, at Bluefield, West Virginia, Doctor Round mar- ried Miss Minnie E. Fortner, of Davy, daughter of William and Octava (Darr) Fortner, both natives of Virginia. Her father was a Confederate soldier in the Civil war, and aside from his military experience his life was spent as a farmer. Doctor and Mrs. Round have two children, Virginia Arabella and Frederick William. Mrs. Round is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, while he returns the faith in which he was reared in the Episcopal Church. Doctor Round is a Royal Arch and Scottish Rite Mason.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 456-457

Submitted by Valerie Crook
July 5, 2000

Benjamin B. Wilson

BENJAMIN B. WILSON. For a man of his years Benjamin
B. Wilson has had an unusual series of responsibilities in
the coal mining industry. He comes of a family of miners
and coal operators, and has had personal experience in nearly
every branch of the industry. He is now superintendent of
the C. J. H. Coal Company at Peach Creek in Logan County.
This mine was opened recently, and all its modern equip-
ment was installed under his supervision.

Mr. Wilson was born on a farm at Covington in Tioga
County, Pennsylvania, December 11, 1884, son of Thomas
and Jennet (Clendening) Wilson. His father was born in
the North of Ireland, and was two years of age when
brought to the United States. The mother was born in
Scotland, and was a young girl when her people came here.
She is now living, at the age of seventy-eight, at Logan,
West Virginia. Thomas Wilson, who died in Pennsylvania
in 1894, at the age of sixty-eight, was at that time a
resident of Clearfield County. He was a farmer, was a
miner and mine superintendent, and inherited that voca-
tion from his father before him. Thomas Wilson was a
Federal soldier in the famous Bucktail Regiment of Penn-
sylvania, and served three years, rising to the rank of
lieutenant. He was in several of the Virginia campaigns,
and also at the battle of Gettysburg, and was twice wounded.
He voted as a republican, was a member of the Presby-
terian Church, and was affiliated with the Masonic Order,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias.
Thomas Wilson had a family of seventeen children, five of
whom are still living: H. T., president of the H. T. Wilson
Coal Company, with mines near Logan, and he was a pioneer
in the coal industry in this section of the state, being first
interested at Dingess in Mingo County. His home is in
Cleveland. Ella Wilson is the wife of Andrew Mitchell, a
mine foreman for the Wilson Coal Company. Mary is the
wife of Arthur Evans, a miner and farmer at Glenrichey,
Pennsylvania. Thomas, the youngest of the family, is sales
agent for the Wilson Coal Company at Detroit.

Benjamin B. Wilson attended school in Tioga County and
also the Mansfield High School. He completed his educa-
tion at the age of seventeen, and at the age of eighteen
became a mule driver in a Pennsylvania mine. In 1901 he
came to H. T. Wilson’s operation known as the Camp Branch
Coal Company at Dingess. While there he kept store and
was general utility man for three years. He then returned
to the mines in Pennsylvania, but a year later reached Logan
County, West Virginia, as mine foreman for the Draper
Coal Company. He held that position five years, and for
two years was mine foreman and six years superintendent
for the H. T. Wilson Coal Company. His next work was as
superintendent of mines numbered 7, 9. 14 and 15 for the
Main Island Creek Coal Company at Omar. He left that
work just seven months before opening the C. J. H. Mine.
That seven months he spent in the business of writing in-
surance for the West Virginia and Kentucky Insurance

In 1910 he married Julia McDonald, daughter of Bryant
McDonaId, a pioneer family in the Guyandotte Valley. She
was born near the mine location of the C. J. H. Coal Com-
pany, at the mouth of Peach Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
have two children, Thomas and Francis. Mrs. Wilson is a
member of the Baptist Church. He is a Master Mason and
an Elk.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 472

Submitted by:
Valerie Crook
July 9, 2000

Aaron Edson Altizer

AARON EDSON ALTIZER, M. D. Altizer is one of the old- est family names in the Buffalo Valley District of Logan County. During the past seventy years the business inter- ests of the family have been chiefly engaged in farming and the timber and logging industry there. Doctor Altizer had some rugged experience as a boy in the timber, and since qualified for his profession has done an extensive practice, chiefly around the mines that have developed within his lifetime along this valley. His home is at Acco- ville.

Doctor Altizer was born on a farm that included ground on which the later town and now thriving little City of Man is located, near the mouth of Buffalo Creek. He was born there November 19, 1882, son of Joseph and Nancy (White) Altizer, and grandson of Aaron and Sarah Altizer. His grandfather came from Virginia to Logan County in 1858. Aaron Altizer is now ninety-eight years of age. He has been a witness of and a contributing factor in the de- velopment of this valley for seventy years. Soon after coming here he bought a large tract of land at the mouth of the Buffalo. This land was covered with heavy timber, and his labors cleared up a farm there. His active years were devoted to the timber business and farming. Aaron Altizer has been an influence for good in this locality. He has been a man of temperate habits, which no doubt ac- counts for his long life, and he has also been satisfied with the simple life, producing most of the food that sup- plied his table, including milk, butter and honey, and has kept up with the march of events by constant reading, so that he is well informed not only on local history, but on the history of the world and topics of the day. He was a Confederate soldier and a prisoner of war. His service was with a Virginia regiment. In politics he has a rather in- dependent choice in casting his vote. The large tract of land he formerly owned he finally sold for $15,000, but it is now worth many times that figure. The town of Man was built on this land, and he was the first postmaster of the village and served as justice of the peace and at differ- ent times was a member of the local school board. His great age is not exceptional in his family, since he had an older brother in Virginia to reach the age of ninety-eight years. After the death of his first wife Aaron Altizer married Mary Aliff, of Roanoke County, Virginia, and she died in 1907. He now lives with his son Charles at Kistler, a mining village also built on part of the Altizer farm.

Joseph Altizer, father of Doctor Altizer, was one of a family of nine sons and two daughters. He was born in 1848 in Montgomery County, Virginia, and was ten years of age when the family came to Logan County. He de- voted his life to the lumber business and farming, and died on March 10, 1911. He was a Baptist and a democrat. His wife, Nancy White, was a daughter of Green White, and she is now sixty-five years of age. They had a family of seven sons and two daughters: George W., a merchant and justice of the peace at Accoville; D. K., a lumberman and dealer in railroad ties and timber, living at Hunting- ton; Aaron E. and Bruce, twins, Bruce being yard master for the Chesapeake & Ohio at Logan; Walter, in the mines at Kistler; Ellen, wife of Thomas Perry, of Kistler; Julius, who lives with his mother at Kistler; Lena, wife of Beverly Burke, of Kistler; and Cecil, at home.

Aaron Edson Altizer had a happy boyhood on the old farm long before any railroad was in the vicinity or any of the mines opened along the valley. He worked in the timber, and helped pilot many log rafts down the Guyan- dotte River. He attended school at Man, and during 1905-07 was a student in Marshall College at Huntington. At the age of twenty he began teaching, his first school being at Oilville on Island Creek in Logan County. He taught a number of terms, aggregating fifty-two months altogether. As a teacher he made the money that put him through medical college at the University of Louisville, entering that school in 1907 and graduating in 1910. While there he specialized in children’s diseases. He had work in the Louisville City Hospital in 1911, 1920 and 1922, and then returned to Man and began practice. Almost from the beginning much of his practice has been in the mining towns. In 1916 he moved to Accoville, where he has charge of the medical practice for the mines owned by the Litz- Smith, the Deegan Eagle, the Arthur D. Cronin companies. He is president of the Triadelphia District School Board and many of the modern school buildings have been erected under his supervision. He is associated in membership with various medical societies.

In 1911 Doctor Altizer married Elsie Burgess, daughter of C. A. Burgess, of Man. Their four children are Boyd Delmont, Aaron Edson, Jr., Vera Vane, and Joseph Corne- lius. Doctor Altizer is a trustee of the Methodist Church. He is affiliated with the Lodge and Chapter of Masonry at Logan, the Knight Templar Commandery at Charleston, the Shrine at Charleston, and the Scottish Rite degrees in Wheeling.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 211

Submitted by Valerie Crook March 18, 2000

Archibald Roger Montgomery

Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature,
Officers of the State Governement and judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals,
West Virigina, 1917

West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1917,
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate,
The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va.
pgs. 719 – 770


pg. 727

(Democrat.) Address: Clothier, West Va. Born in Rad-
nor township, Delaware county, Pennsylvania; educated in
public schools and University of Pennsylvania, from which
latter institution he received the degree of Bachelor of
Science in Civil Engineering; besides following his profession
he is also engaged in the coal business; was elected to the
Senate from Eighth District in 1916; a hold-over Senator;
committee assignments in the sessions of 1917: Privileges
and Elections, Finance, Banks and Corporations, Railroads,
Mines and Mining, Claims and Grievances, Public Library,
Passed and Enrolled Bills..

Submitted by: Valerie Crook

Lloyd Edward Bragg

Biography of Lloyd Edward Bragg

Lloyd Edward Bragg was born May 19,1914 in Logan County West Virginia although they lived in Lincoln County, so he grew up in Lincoln County West Virginia .
He was the son of Albert Bragg and Lottie Spears Bragg.
His siblings were 3 sisters they were by a previous marriage of his mother
Their names are Bernice,Bessie and Allie Sowards
His paternal Grandparents are James Calloway Bragg and Sarah Adkins Bragg
Maternal Grandparents are Hamilton Spears and Jerusha Spurlock Spears.
He married Rita Irene Elkins d/o Dennie Wirt Elkins and Corba Louvina Stewart February 15,1933 In Oceana Wyoming County,West Virginia.
He was a resident of Oceana Wyoming County for over 47 years as they made their home there.
They had 10 children 6 sons and 4 daughters and adopted 1 granddaughter
Their children are as follows James Edward Bragg ,Patsy Bragg Sexton,Danford Earl Bragg,Carol Bragg Slattton, Hubert Acy Bragg,Dennis Everett Bragg,Frederick Keith Bragg,Judith Bragg Milam Lowe Barbara Bragg Spears Crouse,Jimmie Randall Bragg and the adopted granddaughter is Kimberly Bragg Lafferty
Dad and Mom met when he came to Oceana to work on the railroad building the railroad to Eastern Gas and Fuel at Kopperston and when this was finished he went to work at Eastern Gas and Fuel in the mines at Kopperston ,Wyoming County,West Virginia where he worked over 40 years .
He was a disabled coal miner and suffered from Black Lung.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows in Matheny West Virginia
He was a member of The United Mine Workers for 47 years.
He was among the founders of Turkey Ridge Independent Baptist
Served as a Deacon of the church for years ,he worked with the youth fellowship I can still see him when Church youth group would go roller skating he would skate right along with us and could skate as well as anyone and better than most.
He died September 15,1980 in Beckley Raleigh County West Virginia
Buried in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny Wyoming County West Virginia.

Submitted by son Danford Earl Bragg Sr

Cecil H. Perry

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
Valerie & Tommy Crook
September 24, 1999

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 264
Logan County

CECIL H. PERRY was born in Logan County at a time
when this famous coal district was hardly known to the
world. He received a training that equipped him with the
liighest degree of technical skill for service in the coal in-
dustry, and as a civil and mining engineer returned to his
native county a year or so ago and is now general superin-
tendent for the Main Island Creek Coal Company at Stirrat
on the Omar Branch of the Chesapeake & Ohio.

Mr. Perry was born in Logan, May 22, 1886, son of N. F.
and Ida (Gore) Perry. The Gores are an old West Virginia
family. The Perry family were early settlers in the famous
Pike County District of Missouri. N. F. Perry was born,
however, in West Virginia, and served in the Confederate
army, being a member of the regiment known as the Wild
Cats. He was once wounded in the forearm, and subse-
quently was captured and was held at Fort Donelson until
1866. He was a farmer by occupation.

Cecil H. Perry attended common schools at Logan, and
acquired his professional education in Columbia University
of New York City, where he graduated civil engineer in
1907. As a civil engineer engaged in work of a mine en-
gineer he spent two years in New Mexico with the Kooky
Mountain and Pacific Coal Company. He then returned
East and was at Washington from 1909 to 1912 as resident
engineer for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. Returning
to West Virginia, he became an engineer with. the Consoli-
dated Coal Company at Fairmont, and served with this
corporation successively as mining engineer, superintendent
and finally as general superintendent until January, 1920,
when he resigned and took up his present duties at Stirrat
with the Main Island Creek Coal Company. He is general
superintendent of mines Nos. 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
and 22 for this company. Mr. Perry was discouraged from
army service during the war, since he was more useful to
the Government in securing a maximum of coal production.

On May 22, 1912, at Jackson, Kentucky, Mr. Perry mar-
ried Miss Nancy E. Woodman, daughter of Jesse and
Elizabeth (Combs) Woodman, both natives of Kentucky.
Her father is a merchant at Hazard, that state. The two
children born to their marriage are Mary Elizabeth and
Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Perry are Baptists, and he is a Master
Mason and is also affiliated with the Independent Order of
Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias.

Chester Cush Chambers

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume II.
pg. 356.


Chester Cush Chambers, the efficient and popular city attorney
of Logan judicial center of Logan County, was born at Pecks
Mills, this county, Decmeber 11, 1890, and is the son of Leroy
and Martha (Chambers) Chambers, both natives of this state,
where they still reside on their excellent homestead farm near
Pecks Mill. The father of Leroy Chambers was born in Virginia,
where the family, of English lineage, was founded in the
days, and he became one of the distinguished and eloquent
clergymen of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as a minister of
which he labored long and earnestly and gained high reputation
for his consecrated zeal and devotion.

After receiving the discipline of the public schools Chester C.
Chambers was for three years a student in Marshall College at
Huntington, this state. In 1915 he graduated in the law
department of historic old Washington and Lee University,
Virginia, and after thus receiving his degree of Bachelor of
Laws he engaged in the practice of his profession at Logan,
where his success marks him as one of the representative younger
meembers of the bar of Logan County. He served one term as
county recorder, and the year 1922 finds him giving an
effective administration in the office of city attorney of

On the 6th of March, 1918, Mr. Chambers entered the nation’s
military service in connection with the World war. He passed
one year at Camp Greenleaf, Georgia, and for ten months
thereafter he was stationed at Fort Bayard, New Mexico. He
won commission as second lieutenant, was assigned to the
sanitary corps, and at Fort Bayard he was made adjutant of the
United States General Hospital, commanding officer of the
hospital force of 600 men, custodian of the hospital funds and
fire marshal of the Post. The preferments denote the high
estimate placed upon him and also the effieciency of his
service. He received his honorable discharge in August, 1919,
and then resumed the practice of his profession at Logan. He
is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and the Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks.

In March, 1918, Mr. Chambers was united in marriage with Miss
Ida Robinette, of Logan County, she being a daughter of
Preston and Ella (Gore) Robinette, the former a native of
Kentucky and the latter of the present Logan County, West
Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Chambers are popular figures in the
representative social activities of their home community.

Submitted by Vivian Brinker April 27, 2000

Floyd D. Stollings

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
“John “Bill” Wheeler”
December 6, 1999

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.
Chicago and New York, Volume ll.,

Floyd D. Stollings, who has been a prominent and influential figure in
connection with the timber business in West Virginia and also in the handling
of coal lands, has the distinction of maintaining his home in a town that was
named in his honor, the attractive village of Stollings, Logan County. He was
born near Chapmanville, this county in January. 1853 and is a son of Nelson and
Lurania(Workman) Stollings, the former of whom likewise was born near
Chapmanville and the later of whom was in Boone County, where her death occurred
in 1890 and where her husband died in 1900, at the venerable age of eighty-four
years. Josiah Stollings, grandfather of the subject of this review, owned large
tracts of land near Chapmanville, and was one of the representative pioneers of
Logan County. The Stollings came from North Carolina and were numbered among the
first settlers in the Guyan valley in what is now West Virginia. Abraham
Workman, maternal grandfather of Mr. Stollings likewise came to this section in
an early day, his former home having been in North Carolina, near the Virginia
Nelson Stolling finally established his home on a farm in Boone County,
about midway between Chapmanville and Madison, and he met with heavy property
and financial losses at the time of the Civil War. He became a mail contractor
and transported the mail from Logan to Charleston and also between Logan and
Wayne, besides which he established a postoffice at Tracefork, a village now
known as Manila, in Boone County.After the close of the war Nelson Stollings as
prosperous in his activities as a farmer, trader and mail contractor. He was
born in the year 1816 and his wife in 1821, both having been earnest members of
the Missionary Baptist Church and his political allegiance having been given to
the democratic party. Of their seven children Floyd D., of this sketch, is the
only one now living. The oldest son, Thomas B. though under the age at the time,
enlisted for services as a confederate soldier in the Civil War.
Floyd D. Stollings gains his early education in the schools of Logan and
Boone Counties, and his initial work of independent order was the service which
he gave as postmaster at Tracefork. From 1874 to 1876 inclusive, he was in the
panhandle district of Texas, and upon his return to West Virginia he engaged in
the mercantile business in Boone County. He next turned his attention to the
timber industry and instituted operation of Twelve Pole Creek and Guyandot
River. He first bought popular and walnut timber, which he would raft down to
the Ohio River, down which stream the fleet of logs were towed by boats to
market points. In his operation, which became of large scope, he maintained his
headquarters at Catlettsburg, Kentucky, which was the headquarters for all of
the old timber men operating on the Twelve Pole and Guyandot rivers. Mr.
Stollings has bought and sold many thousand acres of timber and coal lands, has
cut the timber from much land that he later sold to coal operators, and among
his purchases was 500 acres where the village of Stollings is now situated,
this town having been founded in 1900, which was named in his honor and to the
development of which he has contributed in general measure, he having
established his home after many years’ residence in Boone County. He is a
democrat in political allegiance and his wife is a member of the Christian
The year 1873 recorded the marriage of Mr. Stollings and Miss Luella Stone,
daughter of the late William N. Stone of Boone County. Of this union were born
five sons and five daughters, two of the sons being deceased.

Edgar B. Gibson

EDGAR B. GIBSON is a superintendent of the Logan Chilton Coal Company on the Guyandotte Eiver near Henlawson in Logan County. Well versed in all the details of mine de- velopment and operation, he first became a factor in the mine industry as an electrician and electrical engineer. Practically all his working experience has been with the Leckie interests in West Virginia.

Mr. Gibson was born at Cooper in Mercer County, West Virginia, August 25, 1889, son of William B. and Lou E. (Butterworth) Gibson, the former a native of Washington County, Tennessee, and the latter of Campbell County, Vir- ginia. The mother is still living on the old homestead farm at Watauga, Tennessee. William B. Gibson, who died February 5, 1922, at the age of sixty-four, spent a number of years in the coal mines of the Tug River District of West Virginia, chiefly at Elkhorn, where he was in the service of the Pocahontas Consolidated Fuel Company in all the varied positions from track layer to superintendent. He finally left the mines to return to his farm in Washington County, Tennessee. He was a republican, a Baptist and an Odd Fellow. All of his five sons at some time were con- nected with the coal mining industry: A. J., now a farmer at Princeton in Mercer County, spent twenty years with the Pocahontas Fuel Company and other mines; C. C. was killed by accident while with the Tidewater Coal and Coke Com- pany as hoisting engineer; C. S., a farmer at Princeton, was formerly associated with the Tidewater Coal Company, Bottom Creek Coal Company and other mines; and M. P., a resident of Princeton.

Edgar B. Gibson attended a seminary near his old home in Washington County, Tennessee. His training in electrical engineering was gained by a practical course of apprentice- ship and instruction at the Jeffrey Manufacturing Com- pany’s plant in Columbus, Ohio. He has been an electrical engineer for twelve years. His first work was in the mines at Leckie on Tug River in McDowell County as a hoisting engineer. He spent six years at Leckie, and was chief electrician when he left there. His next location was at Aflex in Pike County, Kentucky, on the Tug River, where for two years he was electrician and assistant superinten- dent. For three years he was chief electrician at Fireco in Raleigh County, at the same place during the succeeding year was superintendent of Leckie Mine No. 3. Then, in May, 1921, he came to Logan County for the purpose of opening the Logan Chilton Mine, and all its equipment was installed under his supervision. He also opened mines at Aflex and Leckie No. 3.

In 1915 Mr. Gibson married Viola V. Phipps, daughter of Herbert Phipps, of Sullivan County, Tennessee. Their two children are Helen and Alma. Mrs. Gibson is a Presby- terian. He is a democrat, and is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and Elks.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 343-344

Submitted by Valerie Crook March 18, 2000 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Jenkin J. Gilmore

Jenkin J. Gilmore, after completing a very liberal education, returned to West Virginia and entered the coal industry, and is one of the well known mine superintendents in Logan County. His headquarters are at Barnabas on the Omar branch of the Chesapeake & Ohio, about twelve miles from Logan.

Mr. Gilmore was born January 1, 1888, at Bramwell in Mercer County, West Virginia. He is of Scotch and Irish ancestry, and a son of Milton and Alice (Becker) Gilmore. His parents were both born in Virginia. His father , who died in 1907, was a member of a Virginia regiment in the Civil war, and for many years was associated with the mining interests of the firm of Freeman & Jones at Bramwell.

Jenkin J. Gilmore acquired a common and high school education at Bramwell, finishing his high school course in 1903. For three years he pursued advanced training in Mount St. Joseph School at Baltimore, Maryland, and in 1908 graduated in a bookkeeping and general business course at Eastman’s Business College of Poughkeepsie, New York. On returning to West Virginia he was given work that constituted a general training in the mining industry under Colonel Tierney in the Pocahontas coal field. At the end of three years he had been advanced to mine boss and foreman for the Pocahontas Consolidated at Cherokee, where he remained two years. In 1915 he came to the Logan Field for the Main Island Creek Coal Company, where his first work was building a supply house. He was then made mine boss or foreman, and since 1919 has been mine superintendent for the Main Island Creek Coal Company at Barnabas. During the was he made every effort to get into service, but was ruled out, since his work in the coal fields was more essential to the winning of the war.

In 1917, at Catlettsburg, Kentucky, he married Miss Edna Easley, daughter of Frederick and Lou (Hatcher) Easley, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of West Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore have one son, Frederick. Mr. Gilmore is a Catholic, while his wife is a Presbyterian. He is affiliated with the Knights of Columbus.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.
Chicago and New York, Volume 111
Pg. 370

Submitted by Tina Hursh Sept 23 2000