From "The Minteers As I Have Known Them" by Josephine Minteer Dickinson (1961 limited-edition private printing of 200 copies), youngest and last surviving of William Minteer and Mary Nicholson's 85 grandchildren:
"Never married. He was a carpenter and excellent craftsman. He went west to Missouri but returned and worked around the Butler-Pittsburgh area. He became ill, lingered a few years and died with what was then called "creeping paralysis". He was a gentle, lovable man and his sickness and death was one of the tragedies of my early life. He was probably born in the early sixties. He always had so many good stories to tell and was full of fun for the young cousins."