|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1861|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1933|
SOLDIER CLIPPER - February, 1933
Again death's angel entered our community and took one of our most beloved pioneer citizens, Mrs. J. P. Minner, whom we all knew and admired for her noble character and high ideas. Mrs. Minner was born January 26, 1861 in a large log house not far from Greenville, in Monroe county, West Virginia. She attended subscription school in that community during her childhood and later attended school in Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia, where her brother, Dr. W. W. Baker was instructor. While attending subscription school she and John Minner became friends. This friendship developed into romance and on February 14, 1883, they were married. To this union were born eight children, all of whom survive. They are; Mrs. Henry Banaka, Charlie Minner and Clyde Minner, of Soldier; Mrs. Charles Klusmire, of Holton; Mrs. Charles Diver, of Neosho Falls, Kansas; Mrs. Walter Forster, of New Orleans, Louisiana; Claude Minner, of Bakersfield, California; and Mrs. E. P. Skaggs, of Topeka.
At an early age Mrs. Minner joined the Methodist church in Greenville, West Virginia, and later transferred her membership to the Methodist Episcopal church of Soldier, Kansas. Her attendence here was irregular because of the calls of duty in the home and frequent ill health but as time passed her faith in her Divine Father grew stronger.
She was the youngest of a family of twelve children and the last of her father's family to answer the summons of death. A sister, Mrs. Lucy Broyles, of Superior, Nebraska, answered the call December 18, 1932.
On February 14, she and her husband, Mr. J. P. Minner, celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary by having an anniversary dinner at twelve o'clock for the oldest pioneer neighbors and in the afternoon from two to four o'clock, a reception for neighbors and friends. She was beautifully dressed in a becoming, wine colored silk crepe gown which was a gift from her husband especially for this occaision. This was one of her happiest days as it had always been her desire to celebrate her Golden Wedding day. At this time her health seemed much improved over her illness of last summer and it was a great shock to her family and friends when she became suddenly ill early the following morning and died soon afterward.
The funeral was held in the Soldier Methodist church on Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. W. Stanton, assisted by Rev. Mayfield, and her body was placed to rest in the Soldier cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS: Editor of Clipper: Kindly extend our thanks to the many friends who were so kind and helpful to us during our bereavment, the loss of our wife and mother. J.P. Minner and Children.
SOLDIER CLIPPER - February, 1933
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
On Tuesday, February 14, 1933, Mr. and Mrs. John Minner celebrated their Golden Wedding, rounding out fifty years of married life, all spent in our neighborhood. At noon, a beautiful delicious dinner was served to these guests: Mrs. Sally E. Nuzman, Mrs. R. DeGraw, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Venneberg, Mr. and Mrs. Greeley Booth, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hank, of Holton, Rev. and Mrs. O. W. Stanton, Mr. and Mrs. Minner. Members of the family who were present were: Mrs. Gividin and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Diver, Charleen and Roxie Belle, of Neosho Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Minner, Charleen and Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Banaka, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Minner, of Soldier; Mr. and Mrs. Chas Klusmire, Justine and Charlotte, and Mrs. Elmer Heath, of Holton.
During the afternoon, many friends and neighbors called and talked over old times. The romance of Mr. and Mrs. Minner recalled how Mr. Minner came here and settled, then went back to West Virginia for his bride. Of course, she experienced loneliness and homesickness at first, but the work, the family, and new friends soon filled her days with peace and happiness. She made some trips to her girlhood home, but was always glad to get back to Soldier. These and other pleasant memories were relived this Valentine Day.
Several beautiful and useful gifts were received, and letters and messages from many who could not be present in person. Altogether it was a beautiful, happy day for Mr. and Mrs. Minner, surrounded by children, grandchildren, other relatives and friends, none of whom spared an effort to make the occasion memorable.
John H. Baker (1809 - 1898)
Lucinda Harvey Baker (1812 - 1899)
John Peter Minner (1855 - 1938)*
Grace Myrtle Minner Banaka (1883 - 1940)*
Mary Lucinda Minner Skaggs (1885 - 1968)*
Claude Baker Minner (1887 - 1984)*
Roxie Belle Minner Campbell (1890 - 1949)*
Charlie Homer Minner (1891 - 1971)*
Ratia May Minner Klusmire (1893 - 1978)*
Bertha Lorena Minner Forster (1898 - 1984)*
Clyde Ewart Minner (1901 - 1996)*
Mary J. Baker Gwinn (1839 - 1914)*
William Ward Baker (1841 - 1920)*
Elizabeth Ellen Baker McGhee (1843 - 1917)*
Lucy Anna Baker Broyles (1846 - 1932)*
Golden Baker (1849 - ____)*
John Shannon Baker (1853 - 1920)*
Robert Penbrook Baker (1855 - 1907)*
Eliza Georgia Frances Baker Minner (1861 - 1933)
Created by: KUfan
Record added: Mar 12, 2009
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