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  • ID: I136567
  • Name: Clarence L.D. LEDFORD
  • Title: # 4
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 17 JUN 2001
  • Birth: 15 FEB 1913 in Osceola, Missouri
  • Death: 25 SEP 1979 in Novinger, Mo. Adair Co.
  • Burial: Green Castle Cemetery, Sull. Co.Mo.
  • Note:
    Married Name:<_MARNM> Ledford
    Name Prefix:<NPFX> Mr.
    Name Suffix:<NSFX> # 4
    Cause of Death:<CAUS> Heart Attack
    Clarence of Novinger, Mo. owned and operated several small coal mines, which he opened himself. These mines were locatedaround Morelock Community, and Sidney vicinity, North of Green Castle, Mo., most of the work was done by hand and the cars of coal was pushed out by the miners instead of mules, Ledford had a portable power generator that was run by a catapiller diesel engine. The power generator supplied power to the mining machine, large cables ran back in the mine to supply power to an electric mining machine that took the dirt out from under the coal which later could be sledged down by sledge and wedge, and hauled out to the scales to be weighed and sold. Ledford closed his mines in summer months. He had no large contracts and couldnot supply large amounts of coal. He mainly supplied his local customer residents of the area with winters fuel. mining was very hard work, but their was always fun and excitement to it like the time a cow came up from the pasture andate 2 sticks of dynamite from the ledge of the dynamite shack, there was some very nervous miners around for a week. One time a driver was bringing out a truck load of coal up a steep hill when he got off to the side and slid off the road rolling over several times, when the truck stopped at the bottom the drivergot out laughing, black all over and a cloud of coal dust still in the air, hesays its to late to worry now. Clarence Ledford opened 5 of these small minesat different times. He closed down in 1960 because the residential area was converting to oil and propane gas. There is still a streak of coal in his blood, because he talks about it a great deal, and myself as a son who never really workded much in the mines but thinks there is a special apmosphere about coal mining and the booning towns of the community.
    Owen Ledford
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    Father: Edwin Laural LEDFORD b: 20 JUL 1886 in Osceola, Missouri
    Mother: Artella Armelda FENWICK b: 1889 in Missouri

    Marriage 1 Reva Beatrice OWINGS b: 28 JUN 1918 in Green City, Mo.Sull. Co.
    • Married: 01 JUL 1935 in Unionville, Mo.Putnam Co.
    1. Has Children Living LEDFORD
    2. Has Children Living LEDFORD
    3. Has Children Living LEDFORD
    4. Has Children Living LEDFORD
    5. Has Children Living LEDFORD
    6. Has No Children Donna Belle LEDFORD b: 04 MAR 1940 in Adair Co.Mo.
    7. Has Children Randy Joe LEDFORD b: 03 FEB 1952 in Kirksville, Mo. Adair Co.Mo.

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