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Effie Rhea Minteer Gaiser
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1888
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1946
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA

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:

"Married Frank Gaiser who was the youngest son of Martin Gaiser, my sister-in-law, Mary Seligman's uncle. This was a German family who bought a farm near Craigsville in the middle 1800s. They were fine citizens, industrious and thrifty, and you will find Gaiser and Pfaff names many times in these annals. Both are now dead. I believe Effie graduated from Clarion State Teachers College and taught school until her marriage. Their home was adjacent to the consolidated grammar and high school for West Franklin Township and Worthington Borough. Frank was on the School Board at the time of this step in advancing education. Their daughter, Alma Grace, now occupies this home. I wish I might know this family better as I have known all of their ancestors for several generations back on both sides."

In 1900 she and her parents and seven siblings lived on the old Minteer farm in West Franklin Township, Armstrong County, PA, no doubt in their new home nearby her paternal grandparents. Her brother Samuel worked as a farm laborer.

In 1910 she and her parents and six siblings lived there. Jessie worked as a dressmaker at home, and she and Sarah were teachers in the common school. Also living with them was her maternal grandmother, and a recently orphaned cousin, Nellie Welton, her mother's sister Mary's youngest child.

In 1920 she and her parents and four siblings--Jessie, Harvey, Cora, and Howard--and their cousin Nellie Welton still lived there. Jessie was still making dresses at home, she was a public school teacher, and Harvey and Howard worked as laborers in the limestone mine.

In 1930 she and her husband and their two children lived on a farm they owned in West Franklin Township. Their home was valued at $4500 and they did not have a radio.

In 1940 the four of them still lived there. Their home was valued at only $2200 after the Great Depression. 
Family links: 
  James Harvey Minteer (1856 - 1930)
  Sarah Ann McMillin Minteer (1856 - 1933)
  George Adam Beilstein (1888 - 1918)
  Frank Otto Gaiser (1877 - 1947)
  Elton Minteer Gaiser (1923 - 1973)*
  James Clayton Gaiser (1925 - 1925)*
  Alma Grace Gaiser Lewis (1926 - 2009)*
  Samuel Boyd Minteer (1879 - 1963)*
  Jessie Elizabeth Minteer (1882 - 1967)*
  Sara Ellen Minteer Greenert (1886 - 1952)*
  Effie Rhea Minteer Gaiser (1888 - 1946)
  Ivy Minteer (1892 - 1962)*
  Harvey Dee Minteer (1893 - 1962)*
  Cora Alma Minteer Conley (1896 - 1982)*
  Howard Victor Minteer (1898 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Worthington Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Dec 21, 2010
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Effie Rhea <i>Minteer</i> Gaiser
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Effie Rhea <i>Minteer</i> Gaiser
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