LONG BRANCH CCB Smokeless Coal Co 1913 - 1948

C.R. Turner superintendent and H.L. Hendrickson mine foreman.

Long Branch Coal Company, located at Long Branch, In Fayetteville District, on the Virginian Railway. Operation of Long Branch No 1 and 2. These are drift opening in the No 2 Gas and Eagle coal beds with thickness of 6 feet.

Year 1915
Shipments of Coal
Long Branch 113,111 tons
 

Year 1917

The Long Branch Coal Company, of which Lattelle Graney is general superintendent, has increase its capital stock from $50,00 to $150,00. The operation is one of the largest and most prosperous on the Virginian Railway. Improvement and increase tonnage are contemplated.

Year 1923
Long Branch Coal Company

#2 Gas & Eagle coal beds 293 Men (25 pick & 100 machine)
164 Days worked
16,750 Tons outpu
t

1922 Long Branch Running

About a dozen strikers at the Long Branch mine have been served notices to vacate houses and get off the job. The mine is running right along whenever there are cars. The Weirwood mine has never resumed operation.

1922 Long Branch Postmaster

J. Richard Aliff has been commissioned postmaster at Long Branch this county.

1924 Long Branch Winner

The Beards Fork ball club went down to defeat for the first time this season, at the hands of the Long Branch aggregation, in a well played game on the later's diamond by a score of 2 to 0. The two runs were scored in the fifth inning when Syronna failed to catch an infield fly, and Settle threw wild to McCombs. The third runner was out at the plate when Stroup threw to Kidd.

The feature of the game was the fielding of the Long Branch players who never allowed a man to pass second base.

 

 
 Name  position  AB

R

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PO

  A

 E

 R Humphrey  ss  4  0  0  4  4  0
 Johnson  cf  4  0  1  0  0  0
 Humphrey  3b  3  0  0  2  2  0
 Woolwine  2b  3  0  0  3  2  1
 W Canterbury  rf  3  1  0  0  0  0
 H Canterbury  c  3  1  0  5  0  0
 F Canterbury  1b  3  0  1  10  1  0
 P Humphrey  lf  3  0  1  0  0
 Warren  p  3  0  0  2  1  0
 Stolen Base - Johnson 2, R. Humphrey 1
 Base on Ball - Warren 0
 Strike out - Warren 5
 Hits off Warren - 8
 Umpires - Harless and Davis

July 8, 1925
Mine Water Kills Fish

In opening an old drift mouth at No. 2 mine at Long Branch Coal Co. last week employees of that company turned a large stream of mine water into Paint Creek which raised the creek a foot and killed many fish as far down the creek as two miles.

Many Bass as well as other kinds of fish were picked up along the bank by boys after the water had fallen.

 

 



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(third other two destroy by fire) 1935-1952    Disassemble 1980


1931 Time Book
 

NAME  OCCUPATION  MAN #
  J.C. Holley     701
 Walter Jordan     702
 Pat Chambers Machine Operator   703
 E. Coles Machine Helper   705
 Jeff Lively Timber   708
 G.E. Warren Motor   710
 Richard Wright Timber   712
 Harry Sweeney Track   713
 Allie Graley Ditching   714
 W.C. Harris Gob   715
 Elliott Taylor     716
 Lee Williams Timber   717
 Jack Akers Brake   718
 John Mullins Brake   719
 H.S. Kincaid Track   720 
 Allen Stover Machine Helper   721
 Field Hall Track   722
 Burl Mullins Motor   723
 George Mullins Brake   725
 Ed Washington Ditching   727
 Emmitt Craddock Driver   728
 Shan Lively Gob   729
 Clyde Harris  rack   730
 L.N. Lively Cleaner   731
 Elee Janney Track Helper   732
 Frank Akers Pipe   733
 Clarence Abbott Motor   735
 Grover Sheppard Track Layer   736
 W.R. Nickles Pumper   738
 Buster Williams Cleaner   740
 Willis Humphery Cleaner   741
 Earl Shrewder Track Helper   742 
 Nelson Williams Drum Runner     743
 W.H. Asbery Motor   744
 Howard Humphery Brake   745
 Claude Sowders Gob   746
 Howard Williams Driver   748
 Sherman Foster Gob   749
 Joe Pryor Driver   750
 Sam Bryant Timber   751
 J.E. Fuller Track Layer   752
 Charlie Ward Driver   754
 W.M. Mullins Coupler   755
 V.B. Cook Coupler   756
 G.W. Gadly Track Helper   757
 Chas Humphery Recovery Track   758
 T.J. Craddock Driver   759
 Willie Taylor Recovery Track   761
 Mason Janney Track Helper   762
 Ira Stover Ditching   763
 Nath Boyd Brake   764
 Elmer Christian Electrician   765
 C.A. Brown Electrician   766
 Bernard McGraw Timber   767
 Ira Sowders Substation   768
 A.P. Rhome Electrician   769
 T.J. Underwood Substation   770
 G.W. Humphery Substation   771
 Ray Foster Banding   772
 W.M. Bowyer Blacksmith   773
 Lloyd Wilson Picker   774
 Clate Williams     467
 Frank Maynor     452
 James Toney     451
 Claud Boyd     450
 Linard Edward     473
 Asbey Williams    
 Henry McGraw    
 E.H. Weaver    
 J.W. Toney     416
 Renix Treadway     454
 Homer Williams     470
 H.L. Hendrickson     477
 Sam Stone     433
 Charlie Bailey     456

 

Rate Per Hour

 Trackman  56 cents
 Trackman helper  51 cents
 Gob  51 cents
 Setting Timber  56 cents
 Cleaner  51 cents
 Recovery Trackman  51 cents
 Motorman  58 cents
 Brackman  54 cents
 Drum Runner  62 1/2 cents
 Driver  54 cents
 Banding  56 cents
 Coupler  50 cents
 Pipeman  54 cents
 Ditching  56 cents
 Picker  54 cents
 Electrician  58-75 cents
 Substation  55 cents
 Blacksmith  62 1/2 cents
 Pumper  58 cents
 Machine  58 cent
 Machine Helper  54 cents