Macoupin County IL - Superior Mine #3 Mount Clare Gillepie Township

Superior Mine No 3
Mount Clair Gillespie Township

Larry Clark writes, "Superior Coal Company Mine No. 3 was located in Mount Clare, IL which is adjacent to Benld.
Operational until the early 1950's when it closed."

This article donated by David Richard Newspaper unknown - Date unknown
George Slaughter Tells Of Early Mining George Slaughter, livelong resident of this community, called at this office Tuesday, and told us that it was an anniversary for him, that he had started to work in the old Dorsey mine east of this city on September 9th, 1882 when he was 12 years of age. He said that school started and he didn't want to attend so he went to the mine and secured a position. He began loading coal at the time, and worked there for several years with a William Craig. The mine manager was a Mr. Alex Butters. Mr. Slaughter was born near Bunker Hill in 1869, a son of the late "Grandpa" Slaughter and his wife, the late Mrs. Chris Peeck. He made his home with an uncle on the old William Coffee farm northwest of Gillespie and attended the Adams school. He stated that there were only a few of his schoolmates left and among them were Mrs. William and Mrs. Dave Thompson of Gillepie and Frank Vannatta of Carlinville. Mr. Slaughter has been making his home with his son, Clarence Slaughter and his wife, since the death of Mrs. Slaughter at the Macoupin County Home in Carlinville in February. He stated that he is thinking of going back to the home to live. He worked for the Superior Coal Company for many years and retired in 1936 because of poor eyesight. He uses a cane to get about town during the daytime, when he can get along without assistance.

contributed by Georgia Ferry
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Picture owned by David Richard
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Mount Clair IL Superior Mine #3
Article below and picture above donated by David Richard
Unknown Paper, unknown date.
"The picture in last week's paper (above) was taken at No. 3 mine of the Superior Coal Company, many years ago, and among those who were named were Dan McGill, George Slaughter, Sr., Frank McKinney, James Wilkinson, William Granger, and Alex Thompson, and "Kidlets" Slaughter. The picture was taken as the men were lined up to get on the cage to be lowered into the mine for their days work. The lunch pails that can be seen in the front row are all granite dinner pails."

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David Richard owns and donated the above picture for use on the Macoupin County IL genealogy site.
George Slaughter was David's grandfather. This picture is thought to be taken in Superior Mine #3 at Mount Clare IL.
Slaughter Family Pictures which includes John Slaughter, who was, before he died, the last Civil War Veteran in Macoupin County.

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