Ebenezer Bell "E.B." Polen (1882-1947) and his wife Ella Rogers (Miner) Pritts (1874-1951?) united themselves in marriage in Uniontown, PA on the second day of 1906. Later, they relocated to a farm near Cadiz, Ohio, where they resided until the union ended in the 1920s.
Ella is a shadowy figure in our family's history, and not very much is known about her along the paper trail. She may have married a third time, but this is unconfirmed. A handwritten note in the family Bible of her brother William Henry "Squire" Miner (1862-1953) of Mill Run, PA, states that she died on June 11, 1951, at age 77, under the name "Pryor."
Ebenezer wed his second bride Anna Lisle (1886- ? ) in about 1926, and they made their home on her family's farm. In October 1944, having sold the farm, he held a public auction of its contents, with items available for bidding including cattle, hogs, chickens, hay, grain, farm implements and household goods. To advertise the sale, he had this poster printed on orange paper measuring 10 inches wide by 17 inches tall. He suffered a fatal heart attack nearly three years later and died at the age of 65 on Aug. 22, 1947, with burial in the Cadiz Cemetery. An original of this poster is preserved today in the Minerd.com Archives.