Melville Miner

Melville Miner[1]

Male 1839 - 1917  (77 years)

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  • Name Melville Miner 
    Born 25 Oct 1839  near Elwood, Madison Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jan 1917  Truckee, Nevada Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, Truckee, Nevada Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I21075  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2017 

    Father Richard Miner,   b. 25 Oct 1812, Union Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1875, Elwood, Madison Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Malinda Myra 'Lynda' Jackson,   b. 10 May 1814, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. date unknown 
    Married 30 Mar 1834  Wayne Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • 1 REFN 53721 [1]
    Family ID F7798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Cummings,   b. Abt 1852,   d. 1896  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 1872  [2
    Children 
     1. Linna M. Miner,   b. Abt 1873, Tipton Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1917  (Age ~ 45 years)
     2. Sylvester J. Miner,   b. Abt 1875, Tipton Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1917  (Age ~ 43 years)
     3. Von C. Miner,   b. prob Tipton Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1917
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F8226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Timeline and obituary contributed by Chaun L. Owens-Mortier:

      • 1850 Census, Madison, Tipton County, Indiana. October 15, 1850. Family was the 425th family and dwelling visited. Richard Miner is listed as 37 yrs old, born in Indiana and is a farmer. His wife Lydia, is 35 born in Indiana. Children listed are Louisiana, female age 14; William, age 12; Melville, age 10; James age 8; Jaboy, age 6; Sylvenus, age 4; Newton, age 1.
      • 1870 Census, Elwood, Tipton County, Indiana. June 6, 1870. Family includes Richard (Lawyer), his wife Lydia, children: Madona, age 16; Francis, age 11; Melville, age 29, Sylvanus, age 22.
      • 1880 Census, Windfall City, Tipton County, Indiana. June 14, 1880. Family includes Melville, age 40 (Tin Smith) and his wife Francis A., age 28. Two children include Linna M, age 7 and Sylvester J., age 5.
      • 1900 Census, Cicero, Tipton County, Indiana. June 4, 1900. Melville is living with his brother William.
      • California Voter Registration, November 7, 1916. Truckee District 2, Melville Miner listed as a Hotel Man, Von C. Miner (son); listed as Telegraph Operator.

      1900 Census Dist 122, Cicero, Tipton Co., Indiana
      Miner, William head W M Aug 1837 62 M44yrs IN IN IN
      Miner, Elizabeth A. wife W F Sept 1840 59 M44yrs 3ch/3lvg OH OH OH
      Miner, Malinda M. mother W F May 1813 87 Wd 11ch/4lvg IN NC DE
      Miner, Melville brother W M Oct 1839 60 M2yrs IN IN IN
      Miner, Gertrude dau W F Feb 1869 31 S IN IN OH

      January 13, 1917; Saturday. Melville Miner dies.
      TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, JANUARY 18, 1917
      DEATH COMES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS

      Melville Miner, father of Von C. Miner of Truckee, died about 8:30 A.M., Saturday, January 13th. Mr. Miner had been confined to his home for about two weeks on account of a severe cold but during the last few days had greatly improved. Friday evening he was in excellent spirits and retired about 10 P.M. He slept soundly until 4:20 A.M. when he was awakened by a dull heavy pain in the region of the heart and lungs. The doctor was called and Mr. Miner was given treatment.

      He then went to sleep about 7 A.M. apparently relieved. About 9:20 A.M. his son entered his father's room and found that the old gentleman had passed to the immortal realm beyond.

      Mr. Miner was born near Elwood, Indiana in 1839; in 1897 he removed to Oklahoma and in 1904 to California. He was the son of Richard Miner, a pioneer resident and lawyer of Indiana; his mother was Lydia M. Jackson, a native of Indiana and a descendent of the Jackson family of North Carolina of which Andrew Jackson belonged. He was married in 1872 to Francis Cummings who died in 1896. Three children survive him; two sons, Vess who is now in Alaska; Von, a resident of Truckee; a daughter, Mrs. Jas. P. Finan of Needles, California; and a sisterm Mrs. Dora Barnes of Elwood, Indiana.

      He was well informed in history and was much interested in the world's events and took a great interest in reading current publications of the world's progress. During his younger days he was a much interested worker and member for the society of Masons.

      Funeral Services were held at the Methodist church last Wednesday and the body was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

      To the sorrowing relatives we extend with the entire community our earnest sympathy in their sad bereavement.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1002] Research of Janeen Proctor, (jan pro 77 add the at aol add the dot com).

    2. [S103] Obituary or Newspaper Death Notice.
      Provided by Chaun Owens-Mortier email Feb 2009

    3. [S1038] Indiana, Marriages through 1850 at Indiana State Library, (https://www.statelib.lib.in.us/inmarriages1850/marriages_search.asp).



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