|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1877|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1942|
In 1880 she lived with her parents, sister, brother, and her mother's sister Lena in the rowhouse at 228 Federal Street in Allegheny, PA. (A comparison of older maps with newer ones would show more closely what the current number would be, but the 1100 block should be pretty close.) Her father was an upholsterer.
Her parents divorced, probably in the early-to-mid-1890s when she was still in High School. I can only imagine what a stigma that was way back then. My Uncle Marvin and Aunt Betty had plenty of stories to tell about their Grandma Minteer, but I never thought to ask them if their father or Aunt Ruth had ever told any stories about THEIR Grandma Weber.
James and Ruby married in late 1895 or early 1896. In 1900 they and their two children lived in a house at 19 Sweeney Avenue in Allegheny, PA that they were renting. What was Sweeney Avenue is now Sunday Street in the 1100 block and Sunday Way in the 1200 block, so it has proven impossible to determine exactly where 19 Sweeney Avenue was. James was a carpenter.
Within a few years James bought a house out in Avalon on Home Avenue and physically moved it down the hill to its current location. In 1910 the four of them lived there, at what was numbered 406 McKinley Avenue in Avalon, PA. (That old house number would cause confusion for my Uncle Marvin in the mid-1950s when he and my grandmother visited Josephine Minteer Dickinson and he recorded some of their conversation on his old wire recorder. That confusion continued on for me into the 2000s when I listened to that recording. Knowing that there was no number one on old typewriters, I assumed that Josephine must have typed 4O6 when she meant 3I6, because many people did use the capital I instead of 1, whereas when I did what little typing I did when I was younger I used a lower-case l instead of a 1.) At any rate, Josephine did have the correct address, and in 1910 James owned their home, with a mortgage. He was a carpenter working for a contracting company, but whether his own or someone else's is not known.
In 1920 she and James and their son lived in the same place, which by then had been re-numbered to 316 McKinley Avenue. James was a house carpenter and Harold was a clerk for a construction company. By then James had paid off the mortgage on their home.
In 1930 the three of them lived in a house they were renting for $45 a month about three houses from 531 Bellevue Road in Ross Township, Allegheny County, PA. They had a radio. James was a building contractor and Harold was a carpenter working for a contractor--namely, his father. This location was not far from the house they would soon build at 1724 Renton Avenue for James and Ruby to live in. The steps getting up to the McKinley Avenue house had gotten to be too much for her, and she discouraged Harold from buying it for that reason. But of course the steps were not an issue for younger, more fit people.
Ruby only got to live in their new house for a very short time, because 1724 Renton was rented to another family in 1940. I have yet to locate James and Ruby in the 1940 census. My Uncle Marvin knew that they lived on Siebert Road briefly around then, but didn't know exactly where. Then on January 3, 1942 she was admitted to Woodville State Hospital in Collier Township, where she lived for the remaining ten months and 28 days of her life. Her cause of death was Chronic Myocarditis of one year's duration, with Psychoneurosis (Hypochondria) listed under Other Conditions.
Phillip Weber (1848 - 1921)
Mary Mattern Weber (1856 - 1906)
James McCullough Minteer (1869 - 1960)*
Ruth Irene Minteer Murphy (1896 - 1968)*
Harold James Minteer (1898 - 1979)*
Ella Weber Spore (1873 - 1926)*
Ruby K Weber Minteer (1877 - 1942)
Edward C Weber (1880 - 1914)*
Infant Weber (1883 - 1884)*
Bertha A Weber Barker (1890 - 1931)**
Philip George Weber (1892 - 1966)**
Worthington Presbyterian Cemetery
Maintained by: RobMinteer57
Originally Created by: Kelly Marshall
Record added: Feb 03, 2010
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