Once in a while, I
get a request like this. Sometimes I can help,
In this particular case, I could help, and received three pictures for my efforts.
Click on the "thumbnails" for a larger picture.
father, Avery Jeffers, and his brother, Willis Jeffers,
worked in the mines in the late 1930's and possibly
I have a picture of them, showing a mine's name - Butte. I believe it to be somewhere around the Kansas border,
but not sure. Hoping to find out more info on this site."
My grandmother and grandfather, William Dee and Martha Ellen Ennis Jeffers, are both buried at Union Cemetery, Stotts City, MO.
(From the 1925 Mining Directory)
BUTTE-KANSAS Company—Organized in 1917. P.O. Box 433, Joplin, Missouri.
Owns 120 acres of leases in Kansas on State line, near Waco, Missouri.
Has modern mill, the Butte with total capacity of 560 tons in 10 hours.
Manager, L. P. Buchanan, Joplin, Missouri. Superintendent, Ed Ellis.
General ground foreman, J. A. Skinner.