The Wives of the Miners

You are welcome to submit a biographical sketch, photo or memorial to your West Virginia Coal Miner ancestors or their wives to this site. Please send them to Gracie Stover at and they will be posted here.
The wives of coal miners had a hard life and endured hardships along with their husbands. Their strength and determination in a difficult time kept the home fires burning while their husbands toiled in the mines. In many cases, they had to take in work to help make ends meet and sometimes ended up having to raise their children alone if their husbands died in the mines.
I am searching for a photo that would go on this page as a tribute to the wives. If anyone has one that they think would be appropriate, please let me know.

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