|Birth: ||Nov. 13, 1845|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1923|
Co C 71st O.V.I.
Co M 1st U S Calvory
AMOS G. MINNEAR MEETS DEATH IN A ACCIDENT AT AN EARLY HOUR. BICYCLE IS SIDES WIPED BY AUTO. MACHINE DRIVEN BY ROBT. WAGONER HELD BLAMELESS FOR THE ACCIDENT
BAD ACCIDENT AT TEH CORNER OF FRANKLIN AVENUE AND WATER STREET SATURDAY MORNING
ACCIDENT BELIEVED UNAVOIDABLBE
Mr. Minnear's Skull Fractured When He Fell From His Wheel and Hit Head Against the Brick Street. Was 77 Years of Age.
A bad accident occurred at the corner of south Franklin Avenue and Water Street about 6:15 o'clock Saturday morning resulting in the death of Amos G. Minnear, age 77 Court Street. Mr. Minnear was riding his bicycle at the time going to his grocery for the day's business when he collided with an auto driven by Robt. Wagoner, the taxi man. No blame has been attached to any one and it is believed that the accident was unavoidable.
Mr. Minnear has been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. E. W. Forrar on S. Franklin Avenue. Early Saturday morning he started to ride his bicycle to his store going toward the north on Franklin Avenue. Just as he reached the Water Street crossing, Robt. Wagoner, driving his auto taxi, came along. Mr. Wagoner had let a passenger get from his machine at Walnut Avenue, and was driving toward the east when Mr. Minnear rode out into the street.
Both Mr. Wagoner and Mr. Minnear attempted to avoid the accident. Wagoner swerved his car to the left, Mr. Minnear also headed in the same direction. The auto had almost passed the bicycle when the bicycle hit it near the rear whell of the machine, the machine sideswiping the bicycle. Persons who saw the accident state that Mr. Minnear attempted to place his foot on the ground to stop, fell over and hit his head atainst the brick street. He was rendered unconscious immediately and died before a physician could be called.
The machine was running slow at the time and was stopped within a very few feet.
Several persons were close by at the time and reudered all the assistance possible. They were Fred Bush, Charles Ross, Harry Fry, Geore Ruff, Web Morgan, Wm. Stolly, Decil Quellhorst and others, all of whom tell about the same story of the accident.
The bicycle was not damaged in the least.
Wagoner, in telling of the accident, stated that he was driving about 8 miles an hour toward the east having let a passenger out of his machine at Walnut Avenue. As he drove into the Franklin avenue crossing he noticed Minnear riding toward him with his head down. He turned the car to the left to get out of Minnear's way and was almost clear when the bicycle struck the back wheel of the auto.
He says he did not see Minnear fall. He immediately stopped the machine.
Wagoner is ver much broken up on account of the accident and expressed his great sorrow over it.
Coroner Hussey and the police officials made an investigation of the accident during the day and have absolved Wagoner of all blame.
Amos Gordon Minnear was born in the country near Lebanon, Ohio, November 13, 1845. For a number of years he lived in Illinois and for sevral years lived in Piqua. At the age of sixteen years he with his brother Martin enlisted in the army at Troy and served during the Civil War. His brother Martin died from the effects of the service in the army. After locating to Sidney he attended the Sidney schools, bothe the graded school and the high school. He prepared himself for a teacher and taught school for fourteen years, being one of the county's early successful teachers.
April 6, 1871, he was married to Emma Frances Kelley. There were found children born to them, Cella Bertha, who died in infancy, and Orville, who died at the age of twenty two years, and Lenora, Mrs. E. W. Forrar, and Myra, Mrs. D. R. Shelton. Mrs. Minnear died January 1, 1919. Besides his two daughters he is survivied by two grandchildren, LaBrieta Forrar and Barbara Anne Shelton, and one brother Isaac. One sister is deceased.
Mr. Minnear for a number of years lived in Green township and then moved to Swanders where he was engaged in the tile business for nineteen years. Later he engaged in teh grocery business, first being in the business at Piqua and then in the grocery business in Sidney. He was a member of the Methodist church all his life and was an earnest and conscientious member. He was also a memeber of the G.A.R. and the Sidney Lodge I.O.O.F. and Osceola Encampment and was always an active member.
Mr. Minnear was of a quiet and unassuming nature, was always interested in his business and friends and had a large circle of friends who were shocked to hear of his sudden death.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at the M. E. church at 2 o'clock.
Friends desiring to view the remains may call any time after 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of E.W. Forrar, 418 South Franklin Avenue.
Published by the Sidney Daily News
Saturday, March 24, 1923. pg 6.
Samuel Minniear (1818 - 1900)
Isaac F. Minniear (1845 - 1927)*
Amos G Minnear (1845 - 1923)
Anna M. Minniear Millspaugh (1869 - 1936)*
John Minniear (1875 - 1892)*
Plot: 57-4 Grave 1
Created by: Joan Shoffner
Record added: Mar 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87134737