Francis Wilhelm

I was six years old when my mother died, so there was just me, my brother Roy and my dad. Daddy was a coal miner. That was a dangerous job for a man whose children did not have a mother. I guess one of my best memories is Daddy coming in to our bedroom early

The George Miller Family: Finding Value in Adversity

Motivation. Ingenuity. Perseverance. Resilience. These character traits are found in all of our “Miner Recollections.” They seem to rise from the coal miner’s desire to “take care of family” in a time when assistance programs were not available for those in need of housing, heat, food, and income. George Miller was born in 1859 and