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John Pritchard


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/19/2006 at 15:22:08

John Pritchard, of the firm of Pritchard & Laport, proprietors of coal mine, Sec 2, P O Ogden, was born in England, July 19,1849, and was educated in the high school, when fourteen years of age he commenced coal mining, and followed the same until 1864, when he emigrated to America, landing in New York, he soon went to Pennsylvania, still following mining, and in the spring of 1867 he went to the state of Delaware, and there followed quarrying, the following fall he came to this county, continued his trade here, and in 1879+ came to Yell township, where he still lives, being a partner in the coal mine, he was married December 31, 1874 to Miss Frinzina Bennett, they have two children: Maud P and John J, the area of this mine is ten acres, depth thirty-five feet, thickness of vein four feet, it was first opened in the fall of 1876 by Eli Myers, sixteen hands are at present employed, and about 7,000 tons of coal are taken out annually

1880 Boone co History Book


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