September 8th, 2014
Pay stub from Page Coal & Coke for Paris Mitchem (my grandfather). The pay period was ending 9/15/1954. He was 52 years old in 1954 and was a hard working coal miner. The date underneath his name says 4/1/26. I’m guessing that’s the date he began working for Page Coal & Coke.
At this time, he was making $2.305 per hour digging coal.
40 hours Gross pay = $92.20
Rent = $8.50 Doctor fee = $1.75 Insurance = $6.50 Union Dues = $4.00 Electricity = $1.00                                                                                    
Weekly Net Pay = $70.45
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Pay stub from Page Coal & Coke for Paris Mitchem (my grandfather). The pay period was ending 9/15/1954. He was 52 years old in 1954 and was a hard working coal miner. The date underneath his name says 4/1/26. I’m guessing that’s the date he began working for Page Coal & Coke.

At this time, he was making $2.305 per hour digging coal.

40 hours Gross pay = $92.20

Rent = $8.50
Doctor fee = $1.75
Insurance = $6.50
Union Dues = $4.00
Electricity = $1.00                                                                                    

Weekly Net Pay = $70.45

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September 7th, 2014
Paris Mitchem (my grandfather), UMWA Member’s Identification Card, March 1, 1952.

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Paris Mitchem (my grandfather), UMWA Member’s Identification Card, March 1, 1952.

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Purple Mountains Majesty

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Purple Mountains Majesty

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September 2nd, 2014
Paris Mitchem, Forest Protector, 1947

Pageton, McDowell County, WV
Conservation Commission of WV
August 20, 1947

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Paris Mitchem, Forest Protector, 1947

Pageton, McDowell County, WV Conservation Commission of WV August 20, 1947

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Mrs. Bill Daniels, Panther, McDowell County, WV  1946

Mrs. Bill Daniels, wife of a miner, canning pears. Panther Red Ash Coal Corporation, Douglas Mine, Panther, McDowell County, West Virginia.

Department of the Interior. Solid Fuels Administration For War. (04/19/1943 - 06/30/1947)

8/26/1946

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Mrs. Bill Daniels, Panther, McDowell County, WV 1946

Mrs. Bill Daniels, wife of a miner, canning pears. Panther Red Ash Coal Corporation, Douglas Mine, Panther, McDowell County, West Virginia.

Department of the Interior. Solid Fuels Administration For War. (04/19/1943 - 06/30/1947)

8/26/1946

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No. 9183

Honorary hunting and fishing privileges in WEST VIRGINIA

are hereby extended with pleasure to resident senior citizen

Paris Mitchem

Birth Date  March 3, 1902

This was my grandfather’s license.

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No. 9183

Honorary hunting and fishing privileges in WEST VIRGINIA

are hereby extended with pleasure to resident senior citizen

Paris Mitchem

Birth Date March 3, 1902

This was my grandfather’s license.

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September 1st, 2014
Lois Barksdale, 1946, Gary, McDowell County, WV

Lois, daughter of B. H. Barksdale, section foreman in mines, scrubs the front porch of their home. U.S. Coal and Coke Company, Gary Mines, Gary, McDowell County, West Virginia.

Department of the Interior. Solid Fuels Administration For War. (04/19/1943 - 06/30/1947)

8/17/1946

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Lois Barksdale, 1946, Gary, McDowell County, WV

Lois, daughter of B. H. Barksdale, section foreman in mines, scrubs the front porch of their home. U.S. Coal and Coke Company, Gary Mines, Gary, McDowell County, West Virginia.

Department of the Interior. Solid Fuels Administration For War. (04/19/1943 - 06/30/1947)

8/17/1946

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August 29th, 2014
Appalachian Morning

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Appalachian Morning

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August 26th, 2014

2 Corinthians 3:3

"Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart." KJV

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Company Store Meat Counter, Gary, WV

Miners and families at the meat counter in subsidiary company store. Store has ample, clean refrigerated space. The meat department was clean. U.S. Coal and Coke Company, Gary Mines, Gary, McDowell County, West Virginia.

Department of the Interior. Solid Fuels Administration For War. (04/19/1943 - 06/30/1947)

8/16/1946

Photographer:  Russell Lee

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Company Store Meat Counter, Gary, WV

Miners and families at the meat counter in subsidiary company store. Store has ample, clean refrigerated space. The meat department was clean. U.S. Coal and Coke Company, Gary Mines, Gary, McDowell County, West Virginia.

Department of the Interior. Solid Fuels Administration For War. (04/19/1943 - 06/30/1947)

8/16/1946

Photographer: Russell Lee

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