Tuesday, June 09, 2009

George O. MINER Obituary

Graveyard Rabbits Carnival, July 2009 edition

This is the obituary of George Owen MINER. He was the husband of my great grand aunt, Frances Denison STEWART. This obituary is probably from a local paper like The Day [of New London] or The Westerly [RI] Sun. It is not identified or dated. It came to me as a photocopy of many Stewart obituaries cut and pasted into a journal from the North Stonington Historical Society.

The Minor [Miner] family descends from Thomas Minor, a founder of Stonington, who came here from Chew Magna, England.

Although, George O. Miner is not a direct descendant of mine, the information given in this obituary does confirm information for my tree. I was pleased to see that his parents were listed and his wife. The date of their marriage, written in my family Bible, is the same date as listed here. Coincidentally, that is today's date. [117 years ago]. I have found George and Frances listed in the 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 census.

I have not located him in the 1920 census as yet. Reading obituaries and gravestone dates reminds you of the information you have not yet located.

George is listed as a farmer and business partner. They were a well-to-do family in Groton in their day.

Frances and George and their only child, Owen Stewart Miner lived first in the Minor house in Groton [House of Thomas Avery Miner] It is a fine house that stands, renovated, today owned by a physician.

George Owen Minor, his wife Frances Denison Stewart and their son are all buried in the Starr Burying Ground in Groton, CT. [I took these photos on 8 August 2004.] This obituary lists his two grandsons without naming them and as he died in1928, he did not live to see his four granddaughters.

I still have work to accomplish for this branch of my family!

1 comment:

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Enjoyed reading about Mr. Miner. It is gratifying to find evidence of pieces of information that we have already. I love the newspaper! Great post, Midge.