MINER, W. H. 1872-1957
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Date: 11/14/2016 at 17:18:17
Heart Ailment Fatal for W. H. Miner
William Harvey Miner, 85, died at 7:45 p.m. yesterday at Holy Family Hospital of a heart condition. Mr. Miner had had heart trouble for a number of years and had been hospitalized for the past three weeks.
The son of Martin Van Buren and Julia Ann Miner, Mr. Miner was born June 7, 1872 at Eldora. He was united in marriage to the former Ella A. Graves, June 27, 1904, at Jackson, Tenn.
Mr. and Mrs. Miner settled on a farm near Grundy Center for three years after their marriage and then moved to a farm near Gruver for eight years. They moved into Gruver for several years during which time they spent winters in Tennessee and Mississippi.
In 1935 the Miners moved to their home on Central Avenue in Estherville. Mrs. Miner died in 1955 and Mr. Miner has continued to live here.
Mr. and Mrs. Miner had made a home for B. T. Roach and his brother, Ollie Roach, for six years and in recent years Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Roach have lived in the Miner home to care for him.
Mr. Miner was a member of the Elks Lodge and First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. William Morrison, Mrs. Harry Morrison and Mrs. Belle Jacobs, all of Grundy Center and Mamie, of Pueblo, Colo.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sternborg Funeral Home. The Rev. William G. Niles of Gruver Presbyterian Church will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. at Grundy Center prior to interment in a Grundy Center cemetery.
Friends may call at Sternborg's until time of services Wednesday.
--Estherville Daily News (Estherville, Iowa), 15 July 1957, pg 1
Harve Miner Died At Estherville
Harve Miner, a former resident of Grundy Center, died Sunday in a hospital at Estherville. Three weeks before his death he suffered a heart stroke and was removed to the hospital. He was 85 years old the past month.
He was born in Eldora, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Miner, but came to Grundy Center with his family when he was a small boy and grew up here. He followed the barber trade in his early years in Grundy Center. In 1904 he was married to Ella Graves in Tennessee. The couple resided in Grundy Center two years, after which they moved to a farm near Gruver, Iowa. He acquired a number of farms in that locality. 20 years ago he and his wife left the farm and moved to Estherville, which remained their home since. The wife died two years ago and she was buried in the Grundy Center cemetery. The couple had no children of their own, but they raised twin orphaned boys.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. W. E. Morrison, Mrs. Harry Morrison and Mrs. Belle Jacobs, all from Grundy Center, and Mrs. Hotchkiss who resides in Colorado.
Services were in a funeral home in Estherville Wednesday afternoon. The body was brought to Grundy Center for burial by the side of his wife. Relatives from Grundy Center who were at Estherville for the service were Mrs. W. E. Morrison and her daughter Thelma Wise from Florida, and Mrs. Harry Morrison.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 July 1957, pg 8
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