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Roy Kenneth Stringer

Male 1897 - 1933


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  • Name  Roy Kenneth Stringer 
    Born  15 Jul 1897  Carterville, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1918 
    Miner 
    • The Tri-State district was an historic lead-zinc mining district located in southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma. The district produced lead and zinc for over 100 years. Production began in the 1850s and 60s in the Joplin - Granby area of Jasper and Newton counties of southwest Missouri and continued until the closure of the Picher, Oklahoma mines by 1970.

      In 1913, as the Tri-State district expanded, lead and zinc ore was discovered on Harry Crawfish's claim and mining began. A townsite developed overnight around the new workings and was named Picher in honor of O. S. Picher, owner of Picher Lead Company. The Picher area became the most productive lead-zinc mining field in the Tri-State district producing over $20 billion worth of ore between 1917 and 1947. More than fifty percent of the lead and zinc metal used during World War I were produced by the Picher district. At its peak over 14,000 miners worked the mines and another 4,000 worked in mining services. Many of these workers commuted by an extensive trolley system from as far away as Joplin and Carthage, Missouri.

      The Picher Mining Field is located in southeastern Cherokee County, Kansas and northeastern Ottawa County, Oklahoma. Approximately 45 sections in T28N-29N, R22E-R24E, contain mine workings in the Oklahoma portion of the field. Up to 30 percent of the mining field in Oklahoma was located on restricted Indian lands requiring lease arrangements managed by the U. S. Department of the Interior (DOI). DOI lease restrictions required more mine shafts and mills to be constructed than was necessary to remove and mill the ore. During the mining period 1891-1970 U. S. Bureau of Mines records show that 181,048,872 tons of crude ore were removed from the mines producing 8,879,818 tons of zinc and 1,679,222 tons of lead concentrates. The remaining 170,500,000 tons consisting of mine and mill tailings were spread over approximately 7,000 acres.

      Mining practiced in the Picher Mining Field is commonly referred to as random room-and-pillar mining where rooms were excavated and pillars were left to support the mine roof. Approximately 1,200 vertical mine shafts between 90 and 350 feet were sunk to intercept the main ore horizons. Milling depended primarily on specific gravity methods, including jigs and tables. In the 1920s the flotation process became the primary means for extracting concentrates from the finely ground ore remaining from the initial milling process and remilling tailings. By the late 1920s, 227 mills were operating in the mining field. By the late1930s most of the higher grade ore had been mined and most tailings piles remilled. Several central mills were built to replace the smaller, less efficient mills in order to extend the life of the field.

      The amount of ore mined annually continued to decrease in the 1950s and 60s until 1970 when all mining ceased and all pumps were removed from the mines. The abandoned mine workings continued to fill with water until 1979 when the entire underground workings in the field were flooded.

      http://www.miningartifacts.org/Oklahoma-Mines.html (accessed 26 Jan 2014)
    _UID  C19ECAB14C3D3249B8A42B3D942CD6E21AE0 
    Buried  Feb 1933  Mountain View Cemetery, Deming, Luna County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • His headstone application shows he was a private in the US Army, "16Co4RecBn." The application was completed by Maude Stringer on 20 Jun 1933. She was living at 315 South Zinc in Deming.
    Died  26 Feb 1933  Deming, Luna County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Stringer, Roy Kenneth Veteran Headstone Application (1933)
    Stringer, Roy Kenneth Veteran Headstone Application (1933)
    For service in World War I and burial in Mountain View Cemetery, Deming, Luna County, New Mexico.
    Notes 
    • Father Benjamin H Stringer? death record jasper county 1916 missouri.sos
      marriage license
    Person ID  I1164  Page-Dumroese
    Last Modified  1 Feb 2014 

    Father  James B. Stringer,   b. 1872, St. Francois County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Mary Kathryn Jinkerson,   b. 3 Apr 1876, Washington County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1949, Desloge, St. Francois County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Apr 1897  Palmer, Washington County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1047  Group Sheet

    Family  Maude Page,   b. 20 Feb 1898, Carterville, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1965, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Jun 1918  Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Family ID  F431  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1897 - Carterville, Jasper County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jun 1918 - Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Feb 1933 - Mountain View Cemetery, Deming, Luna County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1933 - Deming, Luna County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Stringer, Roy Kenneth and Maude Page Marriage Record (1918)
    Stringer, Roy Kenneth and Maude Page Marriage Record (1918)
    Married in Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri on 22 June 1918 by WM Wright, Justice of the Peace.

  • Sources 
    1. [S450] US Headstone Applications for Veterans, Stringer, Roy Kenneth, d 26 Feb 1933, buried Mountain View Cemetery, Deming, New Mexico (accessed Jan 2014).

    2. [S369] Missouri: Marriage Records, 1805-2002 (Ancestry), Stringer, Roy to Maud Page, 22 Jun 1918, Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri (accessed Jan 2014).