Henry Allman went to work in the mines in 1897,when he was only nine years
His nick-name was shorty. They said he was so little that his lunch bucket
dragged along the railroad as he walked to work. As an adult he was a mine
Henry's father, Ephraim Allman, was also a miner, and Ephraim's
worked in the mines in Ohio.
Henry's wife, Sarah Edith Woodrum Allman, told a story of company men coming
in to their house to check for weapons. She believed that cleanliness was
next to Godliness, and I remember her saying, "they stuck their dirty hands
right down in our flour and sugar looking for guns"