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 Minnie Alice <I>Kelley</I> Cash

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Minnie Alice Kelley Cash

  • Birth 7 Apr 1883 Johnson County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 1 Dec 1973 Marion, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Goreville, Johnson County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 19854597

Minnie Alice Kelley (born April 7, 1883) was the seventh child of Isaac and Elizabeth Francis (Lannom) Kelley. At age 23, she married Sam Cash on April 25, 1906. The newlyweds lived with Sam's parents for a while near Anna, Illinois. Sam & Minnie Cash then moved to Marion, Illinois. They lived in the southeast part of town near the C.E. & I. railroad tracks known as Gents Addition. By the winter of 1909, Sam had moved his family to an old log cabin just north of Goreville, Illinois. (On the hill just north of the Goreville Water Plant on the east side of the road.) Sam & Minnie's second daughter, Dimple Inez Cash, was born in this home on March 9, 1909. The family later moved back to the northwest section of Marion near what was called the Brick Plant. Here large kilns were used for baking bricks. Next the family moved to W. Main Street near where Memorial Hospital now stands.
For a short while, the family lived on College Street near the railroad tracks, but Minnie was afraid there. When Marie Cash was in first grade, they lived on Hill Street just a half a block from Lincoln Grade School. Mary Eva, their fourth daughter, was born May 13, 1915 when the family lived on W. Maplewood in the last house in the first block.
On September 4, 1917, their fifth daughter, Anna Mae Cash, was born at another family residence on the south side of W. Maplewood just two houses from S. Vicksburg. Sam then bought four empty lots across from this house. He moved his house to the lot farthest to the east (910 W. Maplewood) and later sold the other three lots. Bertha Lee Cash, the sixth daughter, was born here January 17, 1919.
In total, eight children where born to Sam & Minnie Cash - Marie Ada Russell, Dimple Inez Rodgers, Myrtle Elizabeth Harper, Mary Eva Askew, Anna Mae Dodds, Bertha Lee Bloodworth. Two other children, Mable Louise and Charles Eugene died in infancy.
Minnie would often read to her girls in the evenings, even after they were old enough to read themselves. At the start of each school year, they would trade school books with other families to save money. Minnie would take in washing and ironing.
The Thanksgiving before her death on December 1, 1973, she was discussing educational trends in California with her grandson Leon Rodgers. Minnie is buried next to her husband Sam at Cana Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Jeff Rodgers
  • Added: 12 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19854597
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Minnie Alice Kelley Cash (7 Apr 1883–1 Dec 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19854597, citing Cana Cemetery, Goreville, Johnson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Rodgers (contributor 46915340) .