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In Lasting Memory
Remembering 5,790 Cousins and Spouses
Who Have Passed Away Since July 1, 2000 -
An Average of One Every 1.53 Days

 

Recent Deaths - 2000-2001 - 2002-2003 - 2004-2005 - 2006-2007 -
2008-2009 - 2010-2011 - 2012-2013 - 2014-2015 - 2016-2017
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2018-2019
- 2020-2021 - 2022-2023  
Honor Roll - Cemetery Cleanups

 

The incessant march of time continues to take a huge toll on our extended family of tens of thousands of cousins. On average, we lose a Minerd- Minard- Miner- Minor cousin or spouse every 1.53 days.

Dates when we've lost 5
cousins in a single day:

July 30, 2002 July 16, 2012
March 3, 2004 Dec. 5, 2012
Oct. 14, 2007 April 12, 2013
Oct. 30, 2007 Dec. 12, 2013 
March 11, 2008  Dec. 16, 2020 
May 31, 2008 Jan. 14, 2021    
March 28, 2012*  Feb. 22, 2021   
* 7 deaths  June 1, 2021

Sadly, in the years that have elapsed since July 1, 2000, when we started counting with precision, an alarming number of cousins and spouses has passed away, all of them descendants of southwestern Pennsylvania pioneers Jacob and Maria (Nein) Minerd Sr.. We extend our deepest sympathy to their loved ones.

No epidemic illness is at work. Rather, the data evidences the normal cycle of life, reflecting the extended family's enormous headcount and the aging of the baby boom generation.

It's a staggering toll, but certainly is not comprehensive, as we have no true way of knowing the status of every single branch of the clan. The lists of past years' data are conintually backfilled as we learn more.

Only a miniscule fraction of the total names at death was some form of M-M-M-M -- less than one percent. Not surprisingly, everyone else carried some other, different name -- more than 99 percent of the headcount. 

This is because, as the family has grown to an immense population, the proportion of cousins who descend from females doubles with each succeeding generation, and with that the number of other names.

January 1, 2024 to Present (21):

Beverly Joan (Spear) Turner - Markleysburg, PA - Feb. 25, 2024
Family of Ulysses Simpson Grant Turner

Bruce E. Parfitt - Alverton, PA - Feb. 17, 2024
Family of Austin J. Firestone Sr.

Patricia Ann Born - Bridgeport, WV - Feb. 13, 2024
Family of James "William" Overfield Sr

Jack Lee Dexter - Logan, OH - Feb. 11, 2024
Family of Stephen T. Minerd

John Robert Basinger - Pittsburgh, PA - Feb. 11, 2024
Family of George E. Rowan

Duane R. Guynn - Scottdale, PA - Feb. 9, 2024
Family of William Austin Rowan

 William J. Beeman - Rockwood, PA - Feb. 5, 2024
Family of James "Franklin" Younkin

 Donna Faye Hixon, PhD - Erie, PA - Feb. 3, 2024
Family of William Stewart McKnight

Paul R. Wilson - Confluence, PA - Jan. 31, 2024
Family of Laura Belle (Younkin) Shroyer

Blair E. "Jake" Younkin - Markleton, PA - Jan. 21, 2024
Family of Robert Bacom Harbaugh Jr.

David Andrew King - Uniontown, PA - Jan. 19, 2024
Family of  Sarah Jane (Rankin) Addis

Michael Ray Rodeheaver - Albright, WV - Jan. 19, 2024
Family of Alfred R. Rankin

Carol (Rohr) Miner - Canal Fulton, OH - Jan. 17, 2024
Family of John Andrew Miner

Debra Lee (Bielstein) Wingard - Connellsville, PA - Jan. 15, 2024
Family of Austin J. Firestone Sr.

Doris R. (Herbert) Keefer - Normalville, PA - Jan. 15, 2024
Family of Kathryn (Miner) Burkholder

Linda Sue (Nicholson) Bottomley - Mill Run, PA - Jan. 12, 2024
Families of Raymond Miner and Margaret (Miner) Bottomley Sr.

Rudy R. Rice - Cincinnati, OH - Jan. 11, 2024
Family of John Minard Burditt

Timothy Duane "Timmy" Mayle - Webster/Grafton, WV - Jan. 9, 2024
Families of Jefferson Davis Mayle and George Riley Minard

Bonnie Lee (Pfeifer) Morell - Rochester, PA - Jan. 9, 2024
Family of Sarah Ellen "Ella" (Enos) Hart

Barbara C. Minerd - Seminole, FL - Jan. 7, 2024
Family of James Whalen Minerd

Paul J. Veres - Waterville, OH - Jan. 2, 2024
Family of Edna (Gorsuch) Hyatt

Recent Deaths - 2000-2001 - 2002-2003 - 2004-2005 - 2006-2007 -
2008-2009 - 2010-2011 - 2012-2013 - 2014-2015 - 2016-2017
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2018-2019
- 2020-2021 - 2022-2023  
Honor Roll - Cemetery Cleanups

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