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In Lasting Memory
A Tribute to 2,416 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
Honor Roll
- Cemetery Cleanups

 

The incessant march of time continues to take a huge toll on our extended family of thousands of cousins.  

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.

 

On average, we lose
a cousin or spouse every 2.53 days

The data suggest that, on average, we lose a cousin or their spouse as frequently as every 2.53 days. No epidemic illness is at work. Rather, it's the normal cycle of life, reflecting the family's enormous headcount, aging of the baby boom generation and the backfilling of past years' data as we learn more. 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.

Only a small fraction of the total names at death were some form of M-M-M-M -- less than one percent. Not surprisingly, everyone else carried some other, different name -- more than 99 percent.  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, 2019 to Present (16):

Trai Michael Norris - Philippi, WV - Aug. 31, 2019

Family of George Riley Minard

Ruth E. (Bryner) Miner - Mill Run, PA - Aug. 30, 2019

Family of Franklin "Frank" Miner

Audrey Ferne (Smith) Hibler - Pittsburgh - Aug. 26, 2019

Family of William Austin Rowan

William Ellsworth "Billy" Croston - Grafton, WV - Aug. 20, 2019

Family of Elsworth "Elza" Mayle

Lisa Marie (Anderson) Lees - Charleroi, PA - Aug. 20, 2019

Family of William Stewart McKnight

Eloise (Newman) Dalton - Canton, OH - Aug. 10, 2019

Family of George Riley Minard

Juanita (Dickinson) Carmichael - New Lexington, OH - Aug. 6, 2019

Family of John Henry Kennedy

Judy A. (Weimer) Johnson - Normalville, PA - Aug. 2, 2019

Family of Elizabeth (Enos) Weimer

Dennis W. MacBurney - Dickerson Run, PA - July 30, 2019

Family of Julia Ann (Ream) Nicklow

Tressie Lynn (Mayle) Swiger - Philippi, WV - July 22, 2019

Family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter

Luther John "Pete" Peters - Fountain Hills, AZ - July 19, 2019

Family of John Minard Burditt

Rodney "Scott" Miner - Canal Fulton, OH - July 18, 2019

Family of John Andrew Miner

Donald Raymond Taylor Jr. - Dunbar, PA - July 17, 2019

Family of George Washington Rankin

Hazel (McKnight) Hixon - Dawson, PA - July 11, 2019

Family of William Stewart McKnight

Ronald James Smith Jr. - Acme, PA - July 7, 2019
Families of Laura Belle (Younkin) Shroyer - Harriet (Younkin) Romesburg Turney

Theodore Thomas Turney Jr. - Connellsville, PA - July 5, 2019

Family of Martha (Leonard) Turney

 

January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 (46):

Verna M. (Flydell) Shipley - Connellsville, PA - June 26, 2019

Family of Rachel Ruamy (Long) Pritts

Betty Ruth (McClain) Stewart - Uniontown, PA - June 22, 2019

Family of Margaret (Hoye) McClain

Ronald Charles Paes - Jefferson, PA - June 19, 2019
Family of Marcellus Murray

Albert "Kenneth" Hominsky - Connellsville, PA - June 18, 2019

Family of Grant "Ulysses" Miner

Sheila Jane (Minard) Talkington - Philippi, WV - June 16, 2019

Family of George Riley Minard

Jeanne (Gubrud) Minerd Schremp - Westminster, CA - June 16, 2019

Family of Luther Minerd Sr.

David Lavern Roberts Jr. - Broken Arrow, OK - June 14, 2019

Family of Lola Rebecca (Minard) Crawford

Marjorie (Shelor) McKnight - Fayette County, PA - June 12, 2019

Family of Thomas Springer McKnight

Robert Dean Will - Somerset, PA - June 11, 2019

Family of Mary Anne (Ream) Weyand

Denise Lynn (Long) Tylka Wilfong - Bruceton Mills, WV - June 6, 2019

Family of Lucinda "Jennie" (Miner) Turner Stevenson Paolone

Anna Jean (Miner) Heston - Hancock, MD - June 4, 2019

Family of John Andrew Miner

Mildred "Beryl" (Miner) Cumberland - Columbus, OH - June 3, 2019

Family of Lester Miner

Connie I. Miner - Connellsville, PA - June 2, 2019

Family of Wesley Miner

James Ralph "Smitty" Smith Jr. - Confluence, PA - May 21, 2019

Family of William Austin Rowan

Justin David Klepsky - Scottdale, PA - May 20, 2019

Family of Arthur Ralph "Buck" Minerd Sr.

Byron Albert "Bud" Wydman - Waverly, VA - May 8, 2019

Family of Frank Errold Wydman Sr.

Valena (Hansen) Younkin Duvall - Provo, UT - May 2, 2019

Family of Alfred Arthur Younkin

Nancy A. (McKnight) Hanzes - Newton Falls, OH - April 29, 2019

Family of Thomas Springer McKnight Sr.

Caroline C. (Wilson) Richter - Dunbar Township, PA - April 29, 2019

Family of Mary Ann (Miner) Richter

Robert James Harbaugh - Confluence, PA - April 22, 2019

Family of James Harbaugh

Jonathan Edward Minard - Dellroy, OH - April 14?, 2019

Family of George Riley Minard

Tiffany Shelby Minerd - Hopwood, PA - April 4, 2019

Family of Arthur Ralph "Buck" Minerd Sr.

Charie (McMannamy) Minerd - Manchester, TN - April 3, 2019

Family of Thomas Minerd

Jeanne Mae (Crabtree) Yoder Mantho Kennedy - Minerva, OH - March 25, 2019

Family of Agnes (Younkin) Crabtree

William "Junior" Kennedy Sr. - Canton, OH - March 23, 2019

Family of Benjamin Harrison Kennedy

Homer L. McCabe Sr. - Hopwood, PA - March 20, 2019

Family of Blanche (Minerd) McCabe

John Joseph Kopka - Bloomington, IL - March 18, 2019

Family of Mary Anne (Ream) Weyand

Michael W. "Mikey" Mayle - Canton, OH - March 16, 2019

Family of Martha (Mayle) Mayle

Allen Clingan - McMurray, PA - March 3, 2019

Family of Sarah Ellen (Minerd) Crawford

Jeffrey D. Torrance - Canton, OH - March 2, 2019

Family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter

Howard J. Newman - Canton, OH - March 2, 2019

Family of Opha Cleophas Kennedy

Denver Dwight Goins - Phoenix, AZ - Feb. 22, 2019

Family of Jesse "Floyd" Goins

Russell B. Leonard Jr. - Grantsville, MD - Feb. 18, 2019

Family of Christmas Leonard

John J. Calvert Sr. - Xenia, OH - Feb. 11, 2019

Family of William Austin Rowan

Karen Sue (Davis) Barnum - Marion, IN - Feb. 7, 2019

Family of Laura (Brown) Barnum

Myra (Merchant) Barnhouse Rankin - Washington, PA - Feb. 6, 2019

Family of John William Rankin

Robert Blair Younkin - Somerset, PA - Feb. 4, 2019

Family of Robert Bacom Harbaugh Jr.

Carolyn J. (McCartney) Newman - Canton, OH - Jan. 29, 2019

Family of George Riley Minard

Joanna Marie (Martin) Naro Sain - Rockport, TX - Jan. 27, 2019

Family of Presley Martin

Mark Maschil Minerd - Lemont Furnace, PA - Jan. 27, 2019

Family of Arthur Ralph "Buck" Minerd

Fiorello "Fritz" Antonini - Dawson, PA - Jan. 22, 2019

Family of Clarence Jay McKnight

Glenn Junior Mayle - Philippi, WV - Jan. 18, 2019

Family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter

Faye (Blubaugh) Ream - Ursina, PA - Jan. 15, 2019

Family of Charles David Ream

Carol Ann (Hixenbaugh) McClain - Smithfield, PA - Jan. 14, 2019

Family of Margaret (Hoye) McClain

Rachel Christina Mayle - Fredericksburg, VA - Jan. 9, 2019

Family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter

Ethel L. "Betty" (Rose) Pletcher - Scullton, PA - Jan. 4, 2019

Family of Levi Rose

 

July 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018 (42):

Thomas Springer McKnight III - Perryopolis, PA - Dec. 26, 2018

Family of Thomas Springer McKnight Sr.

Sandra Louise "Sandy" (Harbaugh) Siar - Pittsburgh, PA - Dec. 18, 2018

Family of James Harbaugh

Peggy Jane (Addis) Thomas - Uniontown, PA - Dec. 14, 2018

Family of Sarah Jane (Rankin) Addis

Earl Eugene Cartmell - Cincinnati, OH - Dec. 2, 2018

Family of Lucinda Katherine (Martin) Skinner

Jesse "Ronald" Sheme - Grafton, WV - Dec. 2, 2018

Family of Ressie Ray Kennedy Sr.

Roena Lois "Sis" (Kennedy) Kennedy - Webster, WV - Dec. 1, 2018

Family of Ressie Ray Kennedy Sr.

Donna Jean (Miner) Ullery Galley - Mount Pleasant, PA - Nov. 30, 2018
Family of Grant Ulysses Miner

Calvin Wilford "Whip" Mayle - Riddles Run, OH - Nov. 29, 2018

Family of Rachel (Minerd) Mayle

Martha M. Helmick - Beaver Falls, PA - Nov. 17, 2018

Family of Eugenus C. Gribble

Emma Jean (Phillippi) Gary Anderson - Rockwood, PA - Nov. 13, 2018

Family of Minnie Edna (Miner) Gary

Norman "Keith" Barnum - Oklahoma City, OK - Nov. 8, 2018

Family of Laura (Brown) Barnum

Virginia Ruth (Rubemeyer) Triplett - Louisiana, MO - Nov. 4, 2018
Family of Minerva Jane "Jennie" (Miner) Lame Reynolds

Daniel Joseph Hyatt - New Kensington, PA - Oct. 29, 2018

Family of Bartholomew A. "Beth" Minerd

Dottie Lou (Collins) Miner - Philippi, WV - Oct. 23, 2018

Family of George Riley Minard

Goldie Alverda (Brown) Miller - Normalville, PA - Oct. 22, 2018

Family of Hannah "Lucy" (Murray) Eicher

Troy Lee McCartney Jr. - Philippi, WV - Oct. 19, 2018

Family of George Riley Minard

Norbert A. "Bert" Redegeld - White Plains, NY - Oct. 8, 2018

Family of George Lee Hanshaw Sr.

Levi J. Mattey - Charleroi, PA - Oct. 17, 2018

Family of James "Loren" Thurston

Carmen (Isella) Miner - Canton, OH - Oct. 17, 2018

Family of George Riley Minard

Regis P. Keough - Youngwood, PA - Oct. 14, 2018

Family of Marybelle (Minerd) Riley

Lt. Bradford Turner "Brad" Clark - Hanover County, VA - Oct. 11, 2018

Family of Caroline (Miner) Musser

Loran C. Dalton - New Waterford, OH - Oct. 8, 2018

Family of Osa Bell (Minard) Kennedy

Naomi "Hoot" (Rubemeyer) Gottman - Hannibal, MO - Oct. 4, 2018
Family of Minerva Jane "Jennie" (Miner) Lame Reynolds

Peggy Jo (Newman) Dalton - New Waterford, OH - Oct. 4, 2018

Family of Osa Bell (Minard) Kennedy

Eileen Lenora (Rankin) Sullenbarger - Clarksville, PA - Oct. 3, 2018

Family of Flora Belle (Farabee) Miller

James H. "Bear" Fisher - Jennerstown, PA - Sept. 19, 2018

Family of Norman Richard Ream

William Paul Ritenour - Acme, PA - Sept. 15, 2018

Family of Charles H. Rose

Lorraine Mae (Stark) Miner - Connellsville, PA - Sept. 12, 2018

Family of Edward Miner

Dennis L. Newman - Canton, OH - Sept. 9, 2018

Family of George Riley Minard

Rhea Lea (Ninemire) Mansfield - Pratt, KS - Sept. 6, 2018

Family of Grace "Maude" (Swearingen) Mansfield

Glenn Alan Zinn Jr. - McClellandtown, PA - Aug. 30, 2018

Family of Catherine (Minerd) Zinn

Ronald D. Kooser - Great Valley, NY - Aug. 28, 2018

Family of Esther (Ogle) Kooser

Minnie L. (Pritts) Peck - Normalville, PA - Aug. 24, 2018

Family of Raymond Miner

Tammy Ann (Newman) Walworth - East Liverpool, OH - Aug. 20, 2018

Family of Osa Bell (Minard) Kennedy

Dowl "Junior" Mayle - Chesterhill, OH - Aug. 24, 2018

Family of Opha Cleophas Kennedy

Robert Alexander Gaither - Greensburg, PA - Aug. 23, 2018

Family of Edwin Stanton Gaither Sr.

Deacon M. Martucci - Glenville, NY - Aug. 17, 2018

Family of Clarence "Jay" McKnight

Gary Wayne Rankin - Dubois, PA - July 22, 2018

Family of John William Rankin

Gladys Julia (Frank) Kopka - Bloomington, IL - July 19, 2018

Family of Mary Anne (Ream) Weyand

Hazel Ruth (Lewis) Abraham - Fairchance, PA - July 12, 2018

Family of Anna Belle (Miner) McCormick

Madge "Judy" (Kennedy) Newman - Canton, OH - July 11, 2018

Family of Opha Cleophas Kennedy

Lois Marie (Ream) Henry - Normalville, PA - July 4, 2018

Family of Herbert Matthias Ream

David L. Day - Washington, PA - July 3, 2018

Family of Golie Cephas Bedillion

Lola (Kennedy) Collins - Canton, OH - July 3, 2018

Families of Ruth Ann (Minerd) Mayle and George Riley Minard

 

Jan. 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018 (55):

Jerold S. Cory - Delaware, OH - June 27, 2018

Famly of Bessie (Holmes) Iden

Betty Kay (Rowe) Deemer - Cincinnati, OH - June 26, 2018

Family of Elmer Maurice Whetzel and Hazel K. Whetzel

William C. Borghi - Beaver Falls, PA - June 24, 2018

Family of Franklin Miner

Patricia H. (Keough) Davis Burklycica - Mount Pleasant, PA - June 18, 2018

Family of Marybelle (Minerd) Riley

Anthony Wayne "Tony" Thompson - Mill Run, PA - June 9, 2018

Family of Franklin Miner

Beatrice June (Roberts) Richmond Bedillion - Washington, PA - June 6, 2018

Family of Norton Miner Bedillion

Dale Ervan Sutton - Fairchance, PA - June 3, 2018

Family of Thomas Minerd

Robert J. Saluga - Lemont Furnace, PA - May 28, 2018

Family of Sarah Ellen (Minerd) Crawford

Herbert Allan Churchill - Zanesville, OH - May 28, 2018

Family of Stephen T. Minerd

Lana (Renz) Borg Rivas - Santa Rosa, CA - May 18, 2018

Family of Bartholomew A. "Beth" Minerd

Helen Elizabeth (Hutchison) Miner - Mill Run, PA - May 18, 2018

Family of Franklin Miner

Marty Jo (Dalton) Myatt - Industry, PA - May 13, 2018

Families of Emily Jane (Minerd) Mayle and Sarepta (Kennedy) Mayle

Kathryn Louise "Katy" (Dannenberg) Lloyd Peters - Fountain Hills, AZ - May 11, 2018

Family of John Minard Burditt

Peter Miner Sr. - Louisville, OH - May 7, 2018

Families of George Riley Minard and Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter

Melvin Hogsett - Beaver, PA - May 4, 2018

Family of Austin J. Firestone Sr.

Michael Allen Miner - Bronson, MI - May 2, 2018

Family of Simon Henry Miner

Mary Jane (Rederick) Black - Madison, OH - May 2, 2018

Family of Alma (Ream) Sands

Dolly M. (Pirl) Rose - Indian Head, PA - April 30, 2018

Families of Enoch Miner Sr. and Charles H. Rose Sr.

Shelda Jane (Kennedy) Kennedy - Philippi, WV - April 27, 2018

Family of Osa Bell "Ocie" (Minard) Kennedy

Richard Lee "Dick" Rowan Sr. - Vanderbilt, PA - April 26, 2018

Family of William Austin Rowan

Alice Catherine (Kennison) Monahan - Hueytown, AL - April 24, 2018

Family of Thomas Minerd

Flora Mae (Smith) Ravenscraft - Farmington, PA - April 24, 2018

Family of Sarah (Rankin) Addis

Catherine E. (Kemp) Bisel - Confluence, PA - April 24, 2018

Family of Robert Bacom Harbaugh Sr.

Henrietta Pauline "Shirley" (Sanner) King - Rockwood, PA - April 22, 2018

Family of Lilly "Blanche" (Miner) Sanner

Cynthia Ellen (Kennison) Everly - Cheat Lake, WV - April 19, 2018

Family of Thomas Minerd

Kenneth Earl Rose - Point Marion, PA - April 16, 2018

Family of Levi Rose

Dewey Irvin Bittner Jr. - Friedens, PA - April 14, 2018

Family of Jackson "Grant" Rose

Brian E. Berry - East Palestine, OH - April 12, 2018

Family of James "William" Minerd

Nancy L. Pelsma Hoefer - Glendale, CA - April 8, 2018

Family of Effie (Minard) Pelsma Thomann

Bernadine J. (Roddy) Sterner - Rockwood, PA - April 6, 2018

Family of Amanda (Younkin) Hechler

Ernestine (Newman) Mayle - Canton, OH - April 5, 2018

Family of George Riley Minard

Thomas Allen Farabee - Waynesburg, PA - April 2, 2018

Family of Henry Wiley Farabee

Richard Dean Miner - Sarasota, FL - March 31, 2018

Family of Odger Miner

Delver "Del" Flock - Greensburg, PA - March 22, 2018

Family of Grant Louis Firestone Sr.

Iris P. (Turner) Wood - Butler, PA - March 21, 2018

Family of John Perry Turner

Theodore James Krieg - Grand Haven, MI - March 21, 2018

Family of James Jasper "Jap" Knight

Amy (Minerd) Horton - Norcross, GA - March 20, 2018

Family of Thomas Minerd

Brinton Wesley Overholt Sr. - Tampa, FL - March 18, 2018

Family of Arnold A. Overholt

James "Jim" Brown - Guysville, OH - March 16, 2018

Family of Claude Thomas "Cloddie" Minerd

Jonas Leon Tanner - Jefferson, IN - March 2, 2018

Family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter

Ray R. Garlick Sr. - South Connellsville, PA - Feb. 22, 2018

Family of Ida (Murray) Ritenour

Ruth O. (Basinger) Anastasion - Connellsville, PA - Feb. 19, 2018

Family of Mary Ann (Miner) Richter

James Wood - Butler, PA - Feb. 17, 2018

Family of John Perry Turner

Martha (Howard) Saluga - Lemont Furnace, PA - Feb. 16, 2018

Family of Sarah Ellen (Minerd) Crawford

Robert Lee Simonton - Lynchburg, VA - Feb. 11, 2018

Family of Marcellus "Bailey" Miller

Charles E. "Chuck" Shipley - Reynoldsburg, OH/Beaver Falls, PA - Feb. 2, 2018

Family of Mary Todd (Jennings) Shipley

Doris J. (Younkin) Kusaj - Belle Vernon, PA - Jan. 31, 2018

Family of Charles Arthur "Charleroi Charley" Younkin

William Scott Porterfield - Connellsville, PA - Jan. 28, 2018

Family of Irene (Miner) Welsh

Linda J. (Mayle) Newman - Louisville, OH - Jan. 27, 2018

Family of George Riley Minard

David Croston - Massillon, OH - Jan. 21, 2018

Family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter

Justine "Granny" (Mayle) Croston - Beaver Falls, PA - Jan. 16, 2018

Family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter

Virginia Marie "Jenny" (Keener) Gower - Fairmont, WV - Jan. 12, 2018

Family of Nancy Catherine (Kennedy) Mayle

Gary P. "Buck" Mayle - Waynesburg, PA - Jan. 12, 2018

Family of Emily Jane "Minerd" Mayle

Melissa Jo (Binder) Rose - Beaver, PA - Jan. 9, 2018

Family of Jackson Grant Rose

Josephine (Kennedy) Newman - East Canton, OH - Jan. 2, 2018

Family of Francis "Frank" Mayle

 

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

 

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