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William Clark Minteer
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1845
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1925
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 Sarah Summerville, a niece of Aunt Hannah Semple Minteer, Uncle Billy's second wife. This was one of the happiest and most prominent families in the community. Designated as 'up the creek Will'."

from the memoirs of Frank Dumm:

"The next child of James and Jane Clark Minteer was a son, William Clark, 'Uncle Will' to us. He was born Oct. 23, 1845 and died June 8, 1925. Uncle Will was one of the jolliest and most hospitable persons I have ever known. A visit to his home up north of Craigsville was a real treat. He was married in 1867 to Sarah Somerville. They had three children, two boys and a girl: James Clark, William Edgar, and Amanda. Clark and Ed are still on the old farm north of Craigsville. The farm was divided between them. Ed lives in the old homestead, and Clark built a house a half mile south of that. Clark married Jennie Donaldson. They have two sons and two daughters. One of their daughters is a teacher. The other is married. I do not remember the name of Edís wife. Her home was up near Chicora. They have one daughter who was a nurse, but is now married and lives near Butler. Ed reminds me so much of his father, jolly and good-hearted. So is Clark. They are both fine men. Amanda was married to William Iseman, and lived four miles north of Freeport on the Slatelick Road. She died some years ago, leaving a daughter and also a step-daughter. Her husband, Will Iseman, died a few years after her."


In 1850 he lived with his parents, six brothers and sisters, and cousins Elijah and James Calvin. As mentioned elsewhere, their new house was either done or almost done.

In 1860 he still lived there with his parents and six brothers and sisters. They weren't the same six as in 1850, however. John Young was married with two children and living across the field to the west in the half of the old log house that he had moved there and fixed up. And his youngest brother Joseph was there by then--the only one of his father's eight children to be born in the new house.

In 1870 he and his wife and their first child lived on a farm in West Franklin Township, Armstrong County, PA. This was the place up the north fork of Buffalo Creek above Craigsville, where he and Sarah would live the rest of their lives. That was how he received the designation "up the creek Will" which was used to differentiate him from all the other Williams in the family.

In 1880 he and his wife and their three children lived on the farm up the creek from Craigsville. Also living with them were a cousin of Sarah's, 19-year-old Sadie Somerville, and two farm workers, 16-year-old George Klugh and 58-year-old William Donnelly.

In 1900 he and Sarah and their two sons lived there. He owned their home, mortgage free. Also living with them was their niece, Virginia Huston, whose parents had recently died.

In 1910 he and Sarah still lived there on the farm. They had a boarder living with them, 74-year old James Altman. Their sons were both married, and Clark had a daughter already. They each lived in separate houses next door to their parents--or so it appeared in the census record.

In 1920 Will lived there by himself, with Ed next door and Clark two houses away.
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 Parents:
  James Minteer (1806 - 1898)
  Jane Clark Minteer (1813 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Somerville Minteer (1845 - 1912)
 
 Children:
  James Clark Minteer (1868 - 1965)*
  Amanda Jane Minteer Iseman (1870 - 1922)*
  William Edgar Minteer (1879 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Young Minteer (1832 - 1901)**
  James McCullough Minteer (1835 - 1919)**
  Mary Jane Minteer Dumm (1837 - 1926)**
  Samuel Alexander Minteer (1839 - 1863)**
  Martha Elizabeth Minteer Huston (1843 - 1897)*
  William Clark Minteer (1845 - 1925)
  Nancy Ellen Minteer (1848 - 1863)*
  Joseph H Minteer (1852 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Worthington United Presbyterian Cemetery
Worthington
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: RobMinteer57
Originally Created by: Jim Wray
Record added: Sep 13, 2010
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William Clark Minteer
Added by: RobMinteer57
 
William Clark Minteer
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William Clark Minteer
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