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In Lasting Memory
A Remembrance of 4,096 Cousins and Spouses
Who Have Passed Away Since July 1, 2000

 

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 - 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 cousin or spouse every 1.89 days.

Sadly, in the years that have elapsed since July 1, 2000, when we started counting with precision, an alarming number of Minerd- Minard- Miner- Minor 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.

 

Dates when we 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
March 11, 2008 Dec. 16, 2020
May 31, 2008  

The data suggest that, on average, we may lose a cousin or their spouse as frequently as every 2.00 days. No epidemic illness is at work. Rather, it's the normal cycle of life, reflecting the 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 will be 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.

July 1, 2022 to Present (9)

Rodney S. Aller - Mount Pleasant, PA - July 24, 2022
Family of Martha (Leonard) Turney 

Keith Richard Bowman - Carmichaels, PA - July 18, 2022
Family of Elizabeth (Minerd) Rankin Rice

Ralette (King) Shinneman - Longview, TX - July 16, 2022
Family of Sarah "Etta" (Dillow) Shinneman

 Eric D. Rowh - Canton, OH - July 16, 2022
Family of Sarepta (Kennedy) Mayle

Sherri Ann "Wild Child" Johnson - Toledo, OH - July 14, 2022
Family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter

Rosella Catherine "Dottie" (Rankin) Campbell - Fairchance, PA - July 12, 2022
Family of John William Rankin

Roger D. Mayle - Malta, OH - July 7, 2022
Family of Inez Gertrude (Hayes) Crippen  

Delbert Horace Dalton - Morgantown, WV - July 7, 2022
Family of George Riley Minard

David Ray Mayle - Grafton, WV - July 3, 2022
Families of Martha Ellen (Mayle) Mayle and Ressie Ray Kennedy Sr.

 

Jan. 1, 2022 to Present (56):

Dorothy Helen (Bender) Krieg - Otsego, MI - June 30, 2022
Family of James Jasper Knight

James Albert Rose - Beaver, PA - June 22, 2022
Family of Jackson "Grant" Rose

Larry Dana Martin - Morgantown, WV - June 21, 2022
Family of James "William" Overfield

Bruce J. Bohy - Macomb, MI - June 16, 2022
Family of Marcellus Murray 

Alan Caldwell Plants - Mulberry, FL - June 16, 2022
Family of Ollie Margaret (Miner) Plants

Sandra L. Mayle - Canton, OH - June 15, 2022
Family of Benjamin "Harrison" Kennedy

Charles Robert "Bob" Heckler - Dunnellon, FL - June 14, 2022
Family of  Amanda (Younkin) Hechler

Patrick E. Mayle - Canton, OH - June 13, 2022
Family of Opha Cleophas "Ophie" Kennedy 

Hester Anne (Oliver) Fike - Uniontown, PA - May 27, 2022
Family of Emily Hester "Hessie" (White) Goff

Donald Lee Barber Jr. - Columbia, SC - May 16, 2022
Family of Charles Addison Dillow

James Galen Dreistadt - Hopwood, PA - May 13, 2022
Family of Emily Hester "Hessie" (White) Goff

Gladys M. (Pritts) Williams - Mill Run, PA - May 10, 2022
Family of  Rachel Ruamy (Long) Pritts

Clara "Annalee" (Mayle) McCoy - Peora, WV - May 6, 2022
Family of Minerva B. (Minerd) Mayle

George Leon Croston - Cleveland, OH - May 4, 2022
Family of Howard Lee Kennedy Sr.

Valerie Lynn (Harbaugh) Parsons - Wheeling, WV - May 3, 2022
Families of William Elliott Harbaugh and Ethel Irene Ream 

Charles "Robert" Miner - Bowling Green, OH - May 3, 2022
Family of Hugh Valentine Miner

Blanche Eva (Dalton) Dalton - Philippi, WV - May 3, 2022
Family of George Riley Minard

Gary E. Kooser - Little Valley, NY - April 30, 2022
Family of Esther (Ogle) Kooser 

Frank Dennis Farrell - WEst Allis, WI - April 27, 2022
Family of David "Nesbit" Miner

John E. Robinson - Tontogany, OH - April 26, 2022
Family of  Isabelle "Belle" (Burditt) Robinson 

Herman Elwood “Bill” Kennedy Sr. - Chesterhill, OH - April 26, 2022
Family of John Henry Kennedy

Thomas Jacob Curl - Tallahassee, FL - April 24, 2022
Family of Charles Addison Dillow

Trevor B. Ames Sr. - Polk/Ashland, OH - April 19, 2022
Family of Frank Trevor McKnight

Terry Lynn Bittner - Friedens, PA - April 15, 2022
Family of  Jackson "Grant" Rose

Levi Samuel Shackelford - Bridgewater, VA - April 3, 2022
Family of  Martha Aurilla (Fawcett) Shomaker

Evelyn Irene Mayle - Canton, OH - March 29, 2022
Families of Emily Jane (Minerd) Mayle and Sarepta (Kennedy) Mayle

Timothy Taz Mayle - East Canton, OH - March 29, 2022
Family of George Riley Minard 

Donna Jean Mayle - Canton, OH - March 28, 2022
Family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter

Stanley N. "Stan" Walker -  Montpelier, VT - March 26, 2022
Family of Elizabeth (Miner) Lindley

Bettie (Shackelford) Hibbs McBee - Independence, WV - March 18, 2022
Family of Martha Aurilla (Fawcett) Shomaker

Bonnie R. (Sherbondy) Cramer - Indian Head, PA - March 18, 2022
Families of Mary Eliza Harbaugh and James R. Hall 

Lela "Vietta" (Noakes) Jordan - Fairchance, PA - March 2, 2022
Family of Marshall "Ellsworth" Rowan

Thomas G. Wingrove - Normalville, PA - Feb. 26, 2022
    Family of Irene (Miner) Welsh

Darwin Lee "Tom" Hoover - Rockwood, PA - Feb. 25, 2022
Family of Minnie Edna (Miner) Gary 

Lindsey Brown "Jack" Walters III - Hopwood, PA - Feb. 22, 2022
Family of Robert Marshall White Sr

Kenneth M. Wilson -  Brownsville, PA - Feb. 12, 2022
Family of Frank Trevor McKnight

Catherine A. (Blanchard) Lora Stewart - Feb. 11, 2022
Family of Franklin Miner

Jack Markley - Vorhees, NJ - Feb. 9, 2022
Family of  Robert Marshall White Sr

Frederick William Younkin Sr. - Chesapeake, VA - Feb. 6, 2022
Family of Charles Arthur Younkin  

Linda Ann (Brothers) Davis - New Brighton, PA - Feb. 1, 2022
Family of Raymond Miner 

Theresa (Moore) Bailey - Houston, TX - Jan. 30, 2022
Family of David "Nesbit" Miner

Donetta L. (Basinger) Graham - Connellsville, PA - Jan. 30, 2022
Family of George E. Rowan

Larry D. Rugg - Mill Run, PA - Jan. 28, 2022
Family of Franklin Miner

Carol (McClain) Johnson - Snow Camp, NC - Jan. 27, 2022
Family of Ervin M. Minard 

Penny (Lytle) Rugg - Mill Run, PA - Jan. 24, 2022
Family of Franklin Miner 

Dorothy Jean (Conn) Younkin Butch - Salisbury, PA - Jan. 21, 2022
Family of  Bertha Blanche (Ream) Conn

Keith Knodle - Lawrenceville, GA - Jan. 19, 2022
Family of Effie Ruhama (Minard) Pelsma Thomann 

Doris Jean (Peck) Grimm - Indian Head, PA - Jan. 19, 2022
Family of Raymond Miner 

Gail A. (Mayle) Parsons - East Sparta, OH - Jan. 19, 2022
Family of  Emily Jane (Minerd) Mayle 

Larry D. Cunningham - Beaver, PA - Jan. 16, 2022

Family of Albert "Ward" Minerd

Michael Cathers Farrell - Omaha, NE - Jan. 11, 2022
Family of David "Nesbit" Miner 

Elizabeth Joyce (Myers) Miner Starett - Angie, LA - Jan. 9, 2022
Family of Robert Marshall White Sr.

Michael Emmett Newhouse Jr. - Dutton, VA - Jan. 4, 2022
Family of Robert Patterson Fawcett 

Dr. Gordon Richard Kern - Findlay, OH - Jan. 3, 2022

Family of Dorothy Lena (Stoner) Sheldon

Donald Eugene Carson - New Athens, OH - Jan. 2, 2022

Family of Henry "Franklin" Minard

 

 

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

 

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