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Carol R
30-09-2007, 1:43 PM
Hi

I have some ancestors named PURSGLOVE who were born in Derbyshire UK. They arrived in USA in 1880/1881. I have found them in 1910/1920 census in Ohio and they were operators at the PURSGLOVE mining co. I am trying to establish if it was them who started the business. If anyone has any information on this company I would be very grateful.

Carol

Mike_E
30-09-2007, 1:57 PM
is this the sort of info you are looking for?

Joseph Pursglove emigrated from England with his parents in 1881 and began working in the coal mines at age fourteen. Shortly after the turn of the century, Pursglove and his brothers Samuel and David established their own mining firm. In 1908, Joseph Pursglove moved to Cleveland, Ohio, as senior officer of the Pursglove Coal Sales Company. The Pursglove Mining Company maintained its headquarters in Pursglove, although President Joseph Pursglove and the financial department were in Cleveland, and operated coal mines in Logan, Harrison, and Monongalia counties in West Virginia and Belmont County, Ohio.47 :)

Carol R
01-10-2007, 6:45 AM
Hi Mike

Thanks very much for that information.

Much appreciated

Carol