1845 Theodore Henry Minor

Theodore Henry Minor. 1845–1932
BIRTH MARCH 22, 1845 • Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA
DEATH MAY 12, 1932 • Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States
2nd great-grandfather of writer.  Ancestry.com link for Theodore Henry Minor:  https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/69705632/person/34215528855/facts

SPOUSES of Theodore Henry Minor b. 1845:

Mary Jane Hunter 1847-1889:  they had 6 children.
Carrie Gaff 1879-1914: they had  4 children
Elizabeth H. Hammon 1892-1936: they had 3 children

PARENTS: 

1544. Samuel Minor (Isaac , Samuel , Stephen , William , Clement ) was born on 23 Dec 1800 in, Fayette, Pennsylvania. He died on 18 Dec 1878 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He was buried in Old Baptist Cem, Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania.  Samuel married Louisa Bella Keller in 1825 in Uniontown, Fayette, Penn. Louisa was born on 3 Aug 1806 in , Fayette, Pennsylvania. She died on 9 Nov 1848 in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania.

CHILDREN:

First Marriage:  Mary Jane Hunter 1847-1889:  they had 6 children.

Anne Louise Minor 1868–1938
Joseph Henery Minor 1870–1946
Hannah Elizabeth Minor 1871–1948
Theodore William Minor 1873–1937
John Francis Minor 1875–1953
Harry Garfield Minor 1881–1949

Second Marriage:  Carrie Gaff 1879-1914: they had  4 children

Hazel Minor 1900–1969
Isaac Minor 1902–1918
David Keller Minor 1906–1920
James Edward Minor 1907–1995

Third Marriage:  Elizabeth H. Hammon 1892-1936: they had 3 children

Samuel Minor 1916–1962
Matthew Minor 1919–
Elizabeth Minor 1927–2003

SIBLINGS:

Eliza Douglas Minor 1826–1902
Louisa Minor 1827–1879
Daniel Keller Minor 1829–
Isaac Minor 1830–1915
Sarah Ann Minor 1833–1856
Samuel Minor 1835–1863
Rachel Minor 1839–1870
David Wilson Minor 1839–1920
William Hazlett Minor Sr 1843–1893
Theodore Henry Minor 1845–1932

+ 3874 F i Eliza Douglas Minor born on 2 Mar 1826. She died  13 Sep 1902.
3875 F ii Louisa Minor born about 1827.
3877 M iv Daniel Keller Minor born on 9 Dec 1829.
+ 3878 M v Isaac Minor born on 3 Apr 1830. He died on 11 Dec 1916.
+ 3881 F viii Sarah Ann Minor born in 1833. She died in Oct 1856.
3882 M ix Samuel Minor born  9 Jun 1835 in Uniontown, Fayette, PA. Died 3 Aug 1863.
+ 3883 F x Rachel Minor born in 1837.
3884 M xi David W. Minor born on 23 Oct 1839 died on 7 May 1920 in Arcata, CA.
+ 3885 M xii William Hazlett Minor born 19 Apr 1843. Died 6 Jul 1893 in Arcata, CA.
+ 3886 M xiii Theodore Henry Minor born 22 Mar 1845. Died 12 May 1932.

FACTS and EVIDENCE:

Ancestry.com page:  https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/69705632/person/34215528855/facts

US CENSUS:

1848 Samuel Minor’s wife and Theodore H Minor’s mother, Louisa Keller, dies in 1848.

1850 US Census:  Name: Samuel Minor.  Age: 49  Birth Year: abt 1801
Birthplace: Pennsylvania.  Home in 1850: Union, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male.  Family Number: 185
Household Members:   Name Age
Samuel Minor 49
Louisa Minor 23
Daniel K Minor 22
Isaac Minor 19
Sarah Ann Minor 17
Samuel Minor 15
Rachel Minor 13
David W Minor 11
William H Minor 6
T H Minor 4   http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8054&h=197022&ssrc=pt&tid=69705632&pid=34215530590&usePUB=true

1856 sister Sarah Ann Minor Sembower dies in Iowa.

1860 US Census:  Name: Saml Minor. Age: 59 Birth Year: abt 1801
Gender: Male. Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: North Union, Fayette, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Uniontown. Family Number: 410
Household Members:   Name Age
Saml Minor 59
Wm Minor 17
Theodore Minor 14
(Note: Unknown what relation the following people were listed at Samuel’s home – they may have been boarders, or Sarah Lutz may have been teaching Theodore and the other children listed):
Sarah Lutz 45
Jno O Todd 12
Caroline Cropp 7
Jacob Smith 5
Emily Smith 4
Robt Smith 1  http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7667&h=3680085&ssrc=pt&tid=69705632&pid=34215530590&usePUB=true

1863 brother Samuel Minor dies in Arcata, California – attacked while out working lumber – brother Isaac had left early for town for some business, Samuel was shot with a gun, shot with arrows, scalped, and hacked with an axe – he lived about a day longer and was able to describe the attackers.

1867 Theodore Henry Minor marries Mary J. Hunter.

1868 – daughter Anne Louise Minor born to Theodore and Mary J. Minor in Henry Co, Iowa.

1870 – son Joseph Minor born to Theodore and Mary J. Minor in Henry Co, Iowa.

1870 US Census:  Name: Theodore H Minor. Age in 1870: 24. Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Pennsylvania. Home in 1870: Canaan, Henry, Iowa
Race: White. Gender: Male
Post Office: Mount Pleasant
Household Members:
Name Age
Theodore H Minor 24
Mary J Minor 22
Anna L Minor 2
Joseph H Minor 3/12
John Dannels 52
Anna Dannels 51
William H Minor 27 http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7163&h=26456390&ssrc=pt&tid=69705632&pid=34215528855&usePUB=true

1871 daughter Hannah E Minor is born in Henry Co, Iowa.

1873 son Theodore W. Minor (“Dode”) is born in Iowa.

1875 son John Francis Minor is born in Iowa.

1878 Dec 18 – Death:  Samuel Minor died December 18, 1878 while living at his son Theodore Henry Minor’s home in Henry County, Iowa according to pleadings in probate papers.  See:  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9064/007594699_00317/484714?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/69705632/person/34215530590/facts/citation/323893506112/edit/record#?imageId=007594699_00318

1878/79: Samuel Minor’s probate papers found in DesMoines, Iowa, show he had returned back east in his final years of his life. According to the probate papers, he alternated living with his daughter Elizabeth Douglas Hedden (Minor)’s family, and his youngest son Theodore Henry Minor’s family.

1879 sister Louisa Minor dies some time prior to 1879 (unknown exactly when, but between 1850-1879 probate of father Samuel Minor’s estate).

1880 US Census:  Name: Theodore Minor. Age: 34. Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Pennsylvania. Home in 1880: Rawlins, Kansas
Race: White. Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Mary J. Minor
Father’s Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother’s Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members:
Name Age
Theodore Minor 34
Mary J. Minor 32
Louisa Minor 12
Joseph Minor 10
Hannah Minor 8
Theodore Minor 7
John F. Minor 4  http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=6742&h=49109064&ssrc=pt&tid=3993525&pid=310087500073&usePUB=true

1881 son Harry G. Minor is born in Rawlins, Kansas.

1889 wife Mary J. Minor (Hunter) dies in Rawlins, Kansas.

1893 brother William Hazlett Minor Sr dies in Arcata, California.

1898 Theodore Henry Minor 53 yrs old marries Carrie Gaff b. 1879 who is 19 yrs old (34 years younger than himself) in Rawlins, Kansas.

1899-1900 Theodore H. Minor moves his family to Canada along with his sons John F. Minor and Harry G. Minor.

1900 daughter Hazel Minor is born to Theodore and Carrie Minor (either in USA or Canada).

The following 1906 Canadian Census shows that Theodore H. Minor had moved to Canada in 1900 – about the same time as his sons, John Francis Minor and Harry G. Minor.

1902 son Isaac Minor is born in Saskatchewan, Canada to Theodore and Carrie Minor.

1906 son David Keller Minor is born in Saskatchewan, Canada to Theodore and Carrie Minor.

1906 Canadian Census:  Name: Theodore H Minor
Gender: Male. Marital Status: Married. Age: 60
Birthplace: United States of America
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse’s Name: Carrie Minor
Immigration Year: 1900
Province: Saskatchewan. District: Assiniboia West
Sub-District Description: Townships 13 to 18 inclusive in ranges 20 to 29 inclusive, and fractional Townships 13 to 18 inclusive in range 30, all west of the 2nd M. Sub-district: 35
Household Members:
Name Age
Theodore H Minor 60
Carrie Minor 26
Hazel M Minor 7
Isaac Minor 4
David Minor 2  http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8827&h=3049596&ssrc=pt&tid=3993525&pid=310087500073&usePUB=true

1907 son James Edward Minor is born to Theodore and Carrie Minor.

1910 (abt):  The following picture is Members of Minor family, Medicine Hat area, Alberta:  Back row, L-R: Theodore Henry Minor; John Minor; Mrs. Theodore Henry Minor; Ann Halvorsen; Hannah Abbott; Perry Minor (being held); Arthur Abbott; Mrs. Harry G. Minor; Harry G. Minor, holding Edna Minor.
Children standing, 2nd row, L-R: Dave Minor; Roy Abbott; Jim Minor.
Children sitting, L-R: Hazel Minor; Isaac Minor; Dorothy Abbot; Theodore W “Dode” Minor.  Owners of Drowning Ford Ranch, north of Medicine Hat, Alberta.

1910 Minor family in Medicine Hat area

The next photo has Members of crew at dipping vat round-up, Sand Hills:  L-R: Arthur Abbot; Babe Sinclair; Harry Minor (making biscuits); John Minor; Joe Buck; Theodor W “Dode” Minor; Theodore Henry Minor.  Cook making biscuits on back of wagon, in front of tent.

1910 Minors at dipping vat

1911 Canadian Census:  Name: Theodore Minor. Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married. Age: 65
Birth Date: Mar 1846. Birth Place: United States of America
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse’s Name: Carrie Minor
Immigration Year: 1899. Race or Tribe: English
Province: Saskatchewan. District: Moosejaw
District Number: 211. Sub-district: 111
Household Members:
Name Age
Theodore Minor 65
Carrie Minor 31
Hazel Minor 12
Isac Minor 9
David Minor 6
James Minor 4  http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8947&h=2343544&ssrc=pt&tid=3993525&pid=310087500073&usePUB=true

1912: Next photo is:  Members of Minor family, Medicine Hat area, Alberta.  L-R: Flora; Perry; Edna; Katie (with infant daughter Mary b. 1911 at foot); Dode; Anne; John; Hazel; Isaac; Alice Forbes; Ed Westerlund; Mrs. —? Minor; Hannah; Theodore Henry Minor.
Owners of Drowning Ford Ranch.

1912 picture of Minor family

This picture was marked “Old Man Family”. John Francis Minor and his dad and brothers and sisters and other family.

Next Photo:  Members of Minor family, Medicine Hat area, Alberta.  Back row, L-R: Katie Minor; Flora Minor; Mrs. —? Minor; Ed Westerlund; Hazel Minor; Theodore Henry Minor.
Front row, L-R: John Minor; Mary Minor; Perry Minor; Harry Minor; Edna Minor; Dave Minor; Jim Minor; Isaac Minor.
Ranchers at Drowning Ford Ranch, north of Medicine Hat.

1913-1914 members of Minor family in Medicine Hat, Alberta

1914 wife Carrie Minor (Gaff) dies in Saskatchewan, Canada.

1915 brother Isaac Minor dies in Arcata, California.

1916 Canadian Census:  Name: Theodore Minor. Gender: Male. Marital Status: Widowed. Age: 70.  Est. Birth Year: 1846. Birthplace: United States
Year of Immigration: 1899. Home in 1916: 29, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan
Racial or Tribal Origin: English. Relation to Head of Household: Self
Sub District Desc.: Townships 16, 17, 18 and 19, ranges 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25, W. 3. M.
Household Members:
Name Age
Theodore Minor 70
Isac Minor 14
David Minor 12
James Minor 9
Hazel Minor 17
Willis Bowen 41
Rees Bowen 18  http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1556&h=757208354&ssrc=pt&tid=3993525&pid=310087500073&usePUB=true

1916 Theodore H Minor marries a 3rd time to Elizabeth Hammon (who had been married to man with last name Kuntz and had 2 children from the prior marriage) in Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi.

1916 son Samuel Minor is born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.

1918 son Isaac Minor dies in Saskatchewan.

1919 son Mathew Minor is born in Canada.

1920 son David Keller Minor dies in Saskatchewan, Canada.

1920 brother David Wilson Minor dies in Arcata, California.

1927 daughter Elizabeth Minor is born in Meridian, Mississippi.

Theodore Henry Minor in Mississippi

(From:  http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/s/t/a/Cave-F-Starling-AB/PHOTO/0012photo.html ).

1930 US Census:  Name: Theodore H Miner
Birth Year: abt 1854
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Enterprise, Clarke, Mississippi
Map of Home: View Map
Dwelling Number: 352
Family Number: 370
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Radio Set: No
Lives on Farm: Yes
Age at First Marriage: 31
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father’s Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother’s Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: general farm
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Employment: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Theodore H Miner 76
Elizabeth Miner 36
Sam Miner 13
Mathew Miner 11
Elizabeth Miner 2
Rosie Kuntz 19
Mary Kuntz 16  http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=6224&h=36459797&ssrc=pt&tid=3993525&pid=310087500073&usePUB=true

1932 death of Theodore Henry Minor in Meridian, Mississippi.

See also:  Minor family of Canada:   https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/minor-family-of-canada/

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1 Response to 1845 Theodore Henry Minor

  1. jamie forbes says:

    Thanks for doing this. My great-grandmother, Anna Louise Minor Forbes and my great-aunts, Alice Forbes and Hannah Forbes, are in these photos. In fact, I have some of these photos.

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