These two photographs of mining crews were submitted by Shirley Gentry Humble. We are hoping that someone can help identify the workers. If you recognize any of the men please email Shirley Gentry Humble.
UPDATE MARCH 4, 2005
According to an email from Shirley Gentry Humble Dan Bowling identified the second man from the left in the group picture as Herbert C. Fateley. H.C. Fateley is a great uncle to Dan Bowling, Fred Crabb and Shirley Humble.
If you can identify the miner as Ebb Wilson please contact
According to more information from Larry Wilson, "If the
photo is Ebb Wilson, I think I can place the time frame as around 1910.
In the 1900 census, Ebb is shown living in Stone County with his
wife and only child. His occupation is listed as "farmer."
The boy died in July 1909. In the 1910 census, Ebb is living in a
boarding house in Webb City, Jasper County. His occupation
is listed as "machinist." Several other men, including his
youngest brother, living in the same boarding house are listed as
"miner" in a zinc mine.
I think the man standing to his left in both pictures may be his younger brother, Dote Wilson, age 22. If true, then this mine would be in Webb City. I can see some resemblance in the facial features - particularly the eyes and shape of the face. If these two are the Wilson brothers shown living in the boarding house in 1910, then some of the other men lined up along the side of the building may be the men living with them in the boarding house. I printed out an entire page from the census. More than half of the men listed on the page are miners. The other men in the photo COULD be: Noah Calton (Culton?), James Thomas, Charles Cornett, Charles Galgar and John Waldney. The names are difficult to read, so these may not be accurate spellings. Ebb is mis-written as Edward." Larry Wilson's father was also Ebb Wilson, born in the Barry / Stone County, Missouri area, and named for his uncle (pictured above).
Pictured on the left is Dote Wilson. The photo on the
right is taken from the group miner picture above. If you can positively
identify the miner as Dote Wilson please email Larry
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