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MINER, Mart 1841-1914

MINER, HORAHAN

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/16/2015 at 08:44:37

Early Grundy Resident Dies At Emmetsburg

Mart Miner Passed Away Tuesday Afternoon

Mart Miner died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dave Kulp at Emmetsburg Tuesday afternoon following an illness which covered nearly a year. For the past five months he failed rapidly. Though his appetite remained normal the food that he took the past few months seemed to furnish no nourishment for the body. He went to Emmetsburg the first of the year expecting to make a short visit there but he soon became so weak that it wasn't possible for him to return.

The remains were sent to this city yesterday and they reached here in the afternoon and were taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. A. Crary. Funeral services conducted by Rev. J. C. Curry are being held this afternoon at the home.

Mr. Miner was one of the early settlers of Grundy county. He came here from Lafayette, Ill., in 1867 and he resided here much of the time since. In an early day he bought the farm on which the P. Doak family now live and that remained the home of the family until they moved to town. Mr. Miners wife died about seven years ago. Since that time he has been making his home with his children.

Mr. Miner is survived by one son and six daughters. The son, W. H. lives at Gruiver. The daughters are Mrs. W. E. Morrison, Mrs. E. A. Crary, Mrs. Harry Morrison of this county, Mrs. Dave Kulp of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Harry Jacobs of Chicago and Mrs. Hoskins of Colorado Springs.

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kulp from Emmetsburg, W. H. Miner from Gruiver, Mrs. Harry Jacobs from Chicago are out of the county relatives present at the funeral.

--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 May 1914, pg 1

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Obituary

Martin Van Buren Miner was born in Layfayette, Ill., October 1, 1841, and passed away at the home of his eldest daughter, Mrs. Dr. D. E. Kulp in Emmetsburg, May 26th, 1914, at the age of 72 years, seven months and 25 days.

He grew to young manhood in Illinois, and when his country called he enlisted in Co. B, 37 Illinois Inf. and faithfully served until the close of the war.

On October 25th, 1867, at Kewanee, Illinois, he was united in marriage to Julia Horahan. Soon after their marriage they came to his farm in Melrose township, where they resided the greater part of the time until 1882, when he came with his family to Grundy Center. Since the death of his wife ten years ago, he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Harry E. Morrison.

Mr. Miner came to this county soon after the war and was always ready and glad to help a friend and neighbor in those pioneer days and any public enterprise received his support. He was generous to a fault and his friends were not only among the adults, but he was loved and trusted by any child he ever knew, as much as by his fourteen grandchildren who survive him.

During the last year his health gradually failed, and regardless of all that loving hands and medical skill could do he took to his bed four months ago and waited gladly and patiently the coming of the reaper and with out Saviour's name upon his lips he fell asleep. Three of his daughters were at his bedside.

The remains were brought to Grundy Center, and on Thursday the funeral was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. A. Crary. The services were in charge of Rev. J. C. Curry of the Baptist church and he was laid to rest in the Clark cemetery. His only son, his sons-in-law and a nephew acting as pallbearers.

Mr. Miner is survived by one son and six daughters. The son, W. H. lives at Gruiver. The daughters are Mrs. W. E. Morrison, Mrs. E. A. Crary, Mrs. Harry Morrison of this county, Mrs. Dave Kulp of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Harry Jacobs of Chicago and Mrs. Hoskins of Colorado Springs.

All but one child were present at the funeral also his only brother Chancy R. Miner and two nephews Charles and M. Miner all of LaFayette, Illinois, A. J. Anderson, a boyhood friend and was comrade, and his wife of Eldora, Ia.

"He has wandered away to a distant land
With a pleasant smile and a wave of the hand
And left us wondering how very fair
It needs must be since he lingers there."

--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 June 1914, pg 1


 

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