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Employment Records from the old Kentucky-Jellico Mining Company

The Knox Historical Museum (KHM) recently received copies of employment records from the old Kentucky-Jellico Mining Company which mined in Knox County, Kentucky.

The employment records cover a time period from 1940 to 1951. The records also include a reference to the Kay Jay Local Union Number 6068.

The copied records were donated to KHM in December 2017 by Stanley Peace, whose father, the late George Peace Jr., worked for the mining company.

Mr. Peace was given the copied records by John Bill Martin, formerly of Laurel Country, Kentucky, whose late father, Albert "Ab" Martin, worked for the mining company.

Below is a table that features a selection of key information from the copied records now housed at the KHM. This selection includes the employee's name, the hire date, the nearest relative (which generally is the name of the employee's spouse) and the last employer.

Kentucky-Jellico Mining Company Employment Records

Employee Name

Hire Date

 

Nearest Relative

Last Employer

 

Alford, Cecil

10/08/1940

   

Happy Collieries

Alford, George

10/30/1950

 

Gertrude

Warren Coal Co.

Allen, Walter D.

07/15/1950

 

Flora Allen

Blue Diamond Coal Co.

Bain, Gragg G.

11/22/1950

 

 Angeline

 

Baird, John Louis

05/19/1941

 

M.D. Baird

J.R. Ketchen Coal Co.

Baker, Melvin Lynn

10/28/1950

 

W.E. Baker

 

Bays, Loyd Wesley

01/07/1947

 

Maggie

 

Beeler, Press

01/11/1949

 

Martha Ann

 

Bennett, Aron Thomas

02/05/1942

 

Della

 

Bennett, Seigle

10/26/1950

 

Mary

 

Bennett, Luster

08/17/1942

     

Black, John Milton

04/08/1942

 

Verda

Lonesome Pine Coal

Black, John Jr

12/24/1951

 

John Black

 

Blair, Jess

04/25/1943

 

Dora

Cornett & Lewis

Blanton, Eldred

10/31/1946

 

Martha

L & N Railroad

Blanton, Joe D.

08/29/1947

 

Francis

Crummies Creek Coal

Boatwright, James

04/27/1948

 

Grace

 

Bray, James Dewey

02/06/1943

     

Bray, Edward Estle

02/23/1942

 

Dewey Bray

 

Brewer, Nick

09/22/1943

 

Lucy

Fayette Jellico Coal

Brewer, Orville

09/22/1943

 

Dorthae

Fayette Jellico Coal

Brock, Harvey

08/19/1944

 

Effie

Chantey Lumber Co.

Brown, John Willie

10/06/1948

 

Elva

Warren Coal Co.

Brown, John Will

02/29/1944

 

Florence

 

Brown, Lee

09/06/1943

 

Hazel

Ford Motor Co.

Brown, Roy

02/22/1940

 

Orangie

Harlan Collieries

Browning, James Elwood

02/06/1948

 

Dorothy

 

Buchanan, Bill

10/06/1948

 

Cecil

Fayette Jellico Coal

Buchanan, Jerald

11/14/1949

 

Bill Buchanan

 

Buchanan, Bob D.

06/09/1950

 

G. H. Buchanan

 

Bull, Bill

10/25/1948

 

Nellie

Fayette Jellico Coal

Bull, Daniel Andrew

01/23/1943

 

father - John

 

Bull, Daniel Scott

07/03/1943

 

Hester

Highsplint

Bull, John

       

Bull, Hershel Paul

06/04/1951

 

John Bull

 

Bull, Richard

01/11/1943

 

Florence

 

Campbell, William Herbert

10/02/1947

 

Geatie

Crocket

Cole, W. A.

10/02/1952

 

Susan

 

Collins, Zarab

10/26/1945

 

Ruth

 

Cox, Burlin Albert

10/23/1941

 

Mary Ann

Gatliff Coal Co.

Cox, Frank

01/25/1951

 

Jess Cox

 

Cox, Jess

09/08/1942

 

Lillie

Fayette Jellico Coal

Crawford, Eli

09/22/1943

 

Lee

Harlan

Crawford, Eli Jr

04/21/1952

 

Eli Crawford

 

Crawford, Harde

01/21/1948

 

Florene

 

Crawford, Hubert

09/22/1943

 

Lillie

Fayette Jellico Coal

Croley, A. J.

04/13/1943

 

Mildred

Detroit

Daniels, Squire Duff

02/22/1943

 

Estil Daniels

 

Davenport Willard

12/03/1949

 

Mary Bell

self-employed

Davis, Chalmers

09/18/1941

 

Lera

Fayette Jellico Coal

Davis, Clyde

11/08/1940

   

Fayette Jellico Coal

Davis, Frank

07/02/1942

 

Vada

Fayette Jellico Coal

Davis, Fred S.

09/23/1941

 

Kittie Lee

Bell Coal Co.

Davis, Lee

08/28/1945

 

Lacie

Fayette Jellico Coal

Davis, Oscar

04/09/1948

 

Lula

Fayette Jellico Coal

Davis, Thomas Walter

05/06/1948

 

Myrtle

Bell Coal Co.

Delph, James

11/04/1942

 

Ethel

 

Delph, James C.

07/04/1947

 

Jerrie

Bell Coal Co.

Delph, Charles Ray

11/17/1950

 

James Delph

 

Donaldson, John

07/28/1950

 

James Donaldson

Bell Coal Co.

England, Dewey Franklin

04/03/1942

 

Mae

Harlan Wallins Coal

England, William Roscoe

02/09/1942

 

Jane England

Harlan Wallins Coal

Evans, Avery

01/08/1951

 

Sara

Crummies Creek

Evans, Curtis

09/29/1948

 

W.M. Evans

 

Evans, Charles C.

04/15/1950

 

Hattie

 

Evans, Robert E.

       

Evans, Walter

08/03/1942

   

Nell Anchor

Evans, William

09/02/1942

 

Ethel

 

Ferguson, James

08/10/1945

 

Pauline

Oak Ridge Tn

Fuson, Eli

09/28/1942

 

Arvill Fuson

 

Fuson, Daniel

01/15/1944

 

Tom Fuson

 

Fuson, John Will

06/28/1945

 

Ollie

 

Gibson, Leander

11/21/1941

 

Edith

Edwards Co.

Gibson, Luther

04/24/1947

 

Aline

 

Gibson, Thomas

09/02/1941

 

Nora Dee

Warren Coal Co.

Golden, Perry

10/06/1948

 

Millie

 

Golden, Roy

03/31/1950

 

Perry Golden

 

Goodin, Alexander

11/30/1952

 

Thelma

Southern Mining Co.

Goodin, Herman

12/09/1948

 

Georgia

 

Goodin, Loss

04/14/1942

 

Dora

Harlan Industrial

Goodin, Powers

02/12/1940

 

Bertha

Southern Mining Co.

Goodin, Robert Neal

01/18/1943

 

Ad Goodin

Cary Coal Co.

Grant, Earsal

05/08/1942

 

Gencie

Warren Coal Co.

Green, Arthur

       

Green, Bill Victory

04/03/1950

 

Nora Green

 

Griffith, Enoch

05/26/1942

 

Susie

Blue Diamond Coal Co.

Halcomb, Vernon

       

Hamby, Hershel

08/11/1945

   

Harlan Colliers

Hamilton, Ledford

11/09/1951

 

Hester

Clover Splint

Hamilton, Robert

08/03/1950

 

Molly

 

Hamilton, Walter P.

10/30/1950

 

Celida

 

Hampton, George Washington

06/19/1944

   

U.S. Coal & Coke Co.

Hampton, Joe

08/06/1931

 

Flossie

 

Harmon, Tee

06/27/1942

 

Viola

Fayette Jellico Coal

Harp, Edward Jr

   

Mary M. Harp

Crosley Corp.

Hembree, Otis Elmer

07/26/1946

 

Clara

Davisburg

Henderson, O.B.

07/11/1952

   

Cornett Lewis Coal Co.

Henderson, Elmer

08/28/1942

 

Mary Emly

Fayette Jellico Coal

Henderson, Lewis

10/21/1941

 

Estill Henderson

 

Hickman, Morris

11/14/1950

 

Cora

Blackwood Fuel Co.

Hill, Elmer Lee

06/14/1940

 

Mannual Hill

 

Hyden, Leonard

12/01/1951

 

Susie

 

Jones, Gilbert

02/01/1943

 

Mossie

Machine Steel Casting

Jones, Farris

09/30/1941

 

Bessie

Highsplint

Jones, Hubert

12/14/1950

 

Bill Jones

 

Jones, Lee

10/31/1944

 

Ethel

 

Jones, Roy

08/28/1941

 

Maggie

 

Jones, Shelby

02/07/1940

 

Vina

 

Kerley, Keathley

07/19/1947

     

Lake, Van

02/07/1942

 

Stella

 

Lee, Dewey

06/25/1947

 

Edith

Cornett-Lewis

Lee, Keith

04/21/1952

     

Lee, General

       

Lee, Houston B.

       

Lee, William Shelby

12/06/1944

 

Elizabeth

Carnes Coal Co.

Logan, Duerell

06/24/1953

 

G. C. Logan

 

Logan, Grover Cleveland

01/27/1942

 

Ella

U.S. Coal & Coke Co.

Logan, Grover Cleveland Jr

03/02/1942

 

G. C. Logan

U.S. Coal & Coke Co.

Logan, Vealor Owen

01/30/1943

 

Jerry

 

Lynch, General

03/28/1950

 

Axie

Warren Coal Co.

Lynch, John Frank

11/09/1951

 

General Logan

 

McCabe Eli

03/16/1944

 

Mary

Peabody Coal Co.

Mahan, Roy

07/15/1950

 

Dollie

Smith Coal Co.

Mahan, William Thomas

01/14/1941

 

Gloster

Black Mountain Coal

Marsee, Andrew S.

05/25/1951

   

Fayette Jellico Co.

Marsee, Charlie

11/20/1950

 

Provie

Warren Coal Co.

Martin, Albert

11/24/1947

 

Elizabeth

Kentland- Elkhorn

Mays, Everett

11/11/1950

 

Wilma

 

Miller, Jack T.

05/05/1952

   

Universal Garage

Miller, James A.

12/05/1945

 

Martha

Warren Coal Co.

Mills, Walter

07/28/1948

 

Sally

Harlan Coal Co.

Miracle, Herman

11/03/1947

 

Wilma

 

Miracle, Barney

10/16/1950

 

Donna

 

Miracle, William L.

       

Monhollen, Elbert

11/25/1942

 

Thursie

Gatliff Coal Co.

Moore, Basil

07/30/1952

 

Helen

 

Mosley, Miphra

08/07/1942

 

Addie Lee

 

Mullis, Charles

07/12/1948

 

Mossie

Fayette Jellico Coal

Murray, Boyd

05/28/1952

 

Maurene

Ed Detherage

North, Bill Lee

06/01/1950

 

May

 

Osborne, Garfield

08/08/1941

     

Partin, Fred O.

04/27/1950

 

mother - Ethel

V.P. & C.

Partin, Howard

07/09/1949

 

Gladys

Warren Coal Co.

Partin, Emby

06/30/1943

 

Nannie

Lumber Co.

Partin, Henry

08/13/1942

 

Edith

John Partin Timbers

Partin, Jason Lawrence

07/09/1942

 

Beatrice

 

Partin, Joseph

07/11/1944

 

Rhoda Mae

 

Partin, Silas

01/14/1942

 

Maudie

Gatliff Coal Co.

Patterson, James

11/09/1951

 

Chastine

 

Patterson, Joe

05/21/1942

 

mother - Sallie

 

Peace, Elmer

09/16/1950

 

Marjorie

 

Peace, Henry Edd

09/14/1942

 

Bertha

 

Peace, George G. Jr

04/27/1948

 

George Peace

 

Petrey, Sam

11/14/1942

 

Rosie

 

Powers, George E.

11/03/1944

 

Ada Lee

U.S. Army

Powers, Murph

07/13/1942

 

Lilly

Fayette Jellico Coal

Pridemore, Richard Raymond

06/13/1940

 

mother - Della

 

Redner, Everett

12/04/1944

 

Lula

Black Star Coal Co.

Reed, Robert J.

07/15/1950

 

Villey

Siler Coal Co.

Rhodes, Otis

12/30/1950

 

Eli Rhodes

 

Rhodes, Randall

12/31/1945

 

Ruby

Crummies Creek

Rhodes, Robert

08/21/1942

 

Polly

 

Rhodes, Vernel Wade

05/04/1940

   

U.S. Coal & Coke Co.

Rickett, Charles Nelson

09/09/1948

 

Virginia

 

Rickett, Hayes

01/29/1951

 

Judie

Dean Coal

Rickett, Paul

12/05/1948

 

Martha

self-employed

Ridner, Jess

11/05/1951

 

Susan

self-employed

Roark, Mack

08/03/1940

   

New Anchor Block

Roark, Woodrow

02/02/1946

 

Bessie

self-employed

Roark, Robert G.

09/28/1942

 

Mae

New Long Ridge Co.

Ryan, Charlie Cecil

10/11/1952

     

Sears, Fred

03/03/1947

 

Loretta

self-employed

Sergent, Thomas Howard

09/14/1942

 

Eula

Gatliff Coal Co.

Shelton, George

11/12/1949

 

Evalee

 

Sims, Alvin

10/26/1945

 

Liza

 

Sizemore, Crit

07/05/1945

     

Slusher, Enoch

07/01/1944

   

Blue Diamond Coal Co.

Slusher, Walter

09/14/1942

 

Ruby

Aluminum Co. of Amer

Slusher, William

10/30/1942

 

Martha

Bell Coal Co.

Smith, James

06/12/1944

 

Evelyn

 

Smith, Joe

09/04/1943

 

Mary

Breeze Bros.

Stephenson, Dave

11/06/1950

 

Mossie

 

Stewart, Jess

06/24/1942

 

Maussie

New Anchor Block

Strong, Paul

05/10/1948

 

Alma

 

Sturgill, Pat

10/20/1947

 

A. L. More

 

Syme, Gerald J.

07/08/1948

 

Jewel

Warren Coal Co.

Thomas, Oscar B.

10/03/1946

 

Evelyn

Paul Ensslin

Swafford, Criss

   

Anna

 

Tye, James

   

Jane

 

Vanover, Lee

07/19/1946

 

mother - Emma

 

Warren, Claude

07/19/1952

 

Lucy

 

Walker, Charles

08/12/1950

 

Everet Walker

 

Walton, Ernest

02/12/1952

     

Walton, Edward Claud

07/31/1941

   

Happy Collieries

West, C. D.

10/21/1950

 

Mable

Warren Coal Co.

West, Conley

07/02/1943

 

Sally

 

West, Dewey D.

05/02/1950

 

Renzo West

 

West, Lee

07/10/1946

 

Evie

 

West, Renzo

   

Lina

New Anchor Block

West, Roy

12/03/1945

     

Whitfield, Bryan W.

       

Whitfield, Bryan W. Jr

       

Williams, Charlie Warren

08/11/1944

 

Pearl

W. E. Sizemore

Williams, Edward

05/14/1948

 

Idella

Fayette Jellico Coal

Williamson, Bruce

       

Wilson, Joe H.

04/05/1950

     

Wilson, Lloyd

07/10/1948

     

Wilson, Robert

01/02/1940

   

Fayette Jellico Coal

Wilson, Robert C.

07/22/1948

 

Willie Wilson

 

Wilson, William

       

Wilson, William Glen

05/13/1942

     

Woolum, D. H.

05/27/1950

 

Ruby

Yokum Creek Coal

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