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Daniel Miner
(1843- ? )


Daniel "Dan" Miner was born in April 1843 in Unity Township, near East Palestine, Columbiana County, OH, one of 15 children of Jacob and Julianna (Forney) Minor.

On June 12, 1866, at the age of 23, Daniel married 17-year-old Harriet "Hattie" Gilbert (1849-1907) of nearby Champion, Trumbull County. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Gilbert. Jeremiah Miller, a local justice of the peace, performed the ceremony.

They together produced a brood of at least 10 children, born in a 21-year span between 1867 and 1888 Ė Lillie Miner, Frederick Miner, Lewis (Louis) Miner, Charles Miner, Kate Minerva Miner, Mary Etta Moore, Emma Miner, Thomas Miner, Edwin Miner and James Miner. Another daughter, Bertha Dunbar, may have been adopted in the late 1890s. 

When the federal census of Warren Township, Trumbull County was taken in 1870, Daniel was listed as a day laborer and Harriet as "keeping house." Their two young children Lillie and Frederick were listed as well.

By the time of the 1880 census, he was working as a railroad switch man. Their home generally was considered to be the community of "Delightful," Trumbull County.

Leavittsburg's hydroelectric dam and powerhouse, Mahoning River, circa 1911

Daniel lived in Leavittsburg, Trumbull County in 1888-1892, during which time his elderly father resided in his household. When cash was paid out of his late motherís estate, he is not listed as receiving anything. 

When the federal census was taken in 1900, the Miners made their home in Warren, Trumbull County. Daniel, age 57, was listed as a farmer, while son Charles, 20, was a railroad laborer.

Daniel and Hattie may have divorced at some point, or perhaps the date of her death is wrong, but the details are opaque. On Nov. 12, 1906, at the age of 67, he married again, to 46-year-old widow Elizabeth (Stieglitz) Burnett of Leavittsburg, Trumbull County. She was the daughter of Henry and Lucy (Smiley) Stieglitz. On the marriage license, Daniel gave his occupation as "farming" and his residence as Leavittsburg.

Hattie passed away on March 20, 1907 in Warren Township, Trumbull County. She was laid to rest in the German  Reformed Lutheran Church Cemetery near Southington, Trumbull County. Also buried in this cemetery are her father in law, Jacob Minor, as well as Jacob's brother Joseph Miner and several of Joseph's children. 

When the grave marker inscriptions were surveyed and indexed in 1928 by Grace M. Winnagle, Hattie's apparently was still standing and legible. However, by 1995, when re-indexed by Jean Viets Highland, the marker had either been removed, or was entirely unreadable. 

The fates of Daniel and his second wife Elizabeth are not yet known.


~ Daughter Lillie (Miner) Bierworth ~

Daughter Lillie Miner (1867-1907) was born on Nov. 29, 1867.

On May 27, 1888, at the age of 18, she was joined in wedlock with Henry Bierworth (June 1, 1864-1940), also spelled "Berworth" and "Bierwerth," a native of Allegheny County, PA whose parents John and Bertha (Morgan) Bierworth were German immigrants. Rev. E.B. Wakefield officiated.

The pair together bore a family of six known offspring -- Tillie M. Bierworth, John H. Bierworth, Myrtle Soules Johnson, Harry Morgan Bierworth, Erma "Ermie" Governor Herbert Shively and Clyde Harold Bierworth.

Henry had come to Warren from Cleveland in about 1880. Federal census enumeration records for 1900 show the family residing on a farm in Paris, Portage County, OH. 

Sadly, Lillie passed away at the age of 39 on April 15, 1907. Her remains were interred in Warren's Oakwood Cemetery. After her death, her 10-year-old son Harry was taken in by Mr. and Mrs. William Anthony of West Farmington, OH, where he was raised to manhood and considered their "foster son."

Henry survived his wife by 33 years. In 1920, living by himself in Warren, he worked making steel barrels for a corrugating company.

In time he married again to Anna ( ? - ? ).

Toward the end Henry was admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Warren. There, he surrendered to the angel of death in 1940. A newspaper said his demise was due to "complications following an illness of six weeks..." His survivors included eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Rev. C.L. Rush led the funeral service, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Daughter Tillie M. Bierworth (1890- ? ) was born in Aug. 1890.

Son John H. Bierworth (1892-1966) was born in March 1892 in Ohio. John migrated in young manhood to Aurora, Kane County, IL.There, he made a living as a machiist. John was wed twice in his lifetime. At age 24, circa 1914, he married his first bride Hattie (1878- ? ). She was 11 years older than the groom. Sadly, Hattie died during the 1920s. In 1930, the widowed John was proprietor of a barbecue and kept a boarder to generate additional income. John was joined in wedlock with Minerva Wascho (1886-1982). Their home in 1935-1955 was in Aurora, Kane County, IL. U.S. Census records for 1940 also place the pair in Fox, Kendall County, IL. In Fox, John earned a living as a farmer and Minerva as manager of a resort camp. He died in 1966 and is interred in Aurora's Spring Lake Cemetery. Minerva lived for another 16 years. She passed away in May 1982.

Daughter Myrtle Bierworth (1894-1991) was born in July 1894 in Warren, OH. On June 1, 1915, in Berrien County, MI, the 21-year-old Myrtle first entered into marriage with 38-year-old John David Soules (1892- ? ). The Soules do not appear to have reproduced. Their home in 1930 was Aurora, Kane County, IL, where John earned a living as a foreman for a steam railroad and Myrtle as a core maker at a foundry. Myrtle and John may have divorced during the decade of the 1930s. She in 1940 resided in Batavia, Kane County, marked as single and running a boarding house which included five lodgers. Her second spouse, when she was age 40, was 33-year-old Batavia bartender Eric Johnson (1912-2004), son of John and Anna Johnson. They tied the knot on Oct. 9, 1940 in Clinton County, IA. Later, by 1981, they migrated to Wisconsin, settling in Grand Marsh, WI. Myrtle died on July 13, 1991 and sleeps for all eternity in Easton (WI) Cemetery.

Son Harry Morgan Bierworth (1897-1955) was born on May 25, 1897 in or near Warren. His mother died when he was age 10, and he was taken in by Mr. and Mrs. William Anthony of West Farmington, OH. Considered the Anthonys' "foster son," they raised him to manhood. Harry earned a living in his mid-20s as a truck driver. When he was 26 years of age, on Dec. 1, 1923, he was united in matrimony with 21-year-old Hazel Geneva Wagner (March 25, 1902- ? ), daughter of Charles and Martha (Hendricks) Wagner. Hazel was a native of Rankin, IL and was employed at the time as an Ohio lamp worker, residing in Warren. Officiating their nuptials was Rev. I.R. Griffiths of Southington, OH. Three known sons of this couple were Harry E. "Sonny" Bierworth Sr., Charles Bierworth and Roger Bierworth. In about 1930, their second son was born in Illinois. But by 1935, the Bierworths made a home in Ohio and dwelled in Johnston, Trumbull County, with Harry laboring as a sawyer in a lumber camp. From 1940 to 1948, he was employed by Copperweld Steel in Warren. The 1950 federal census of Johnston lists Harry as a farmer. The couple resided in Johnston, OH for 21 years and then in about 1953 moved to Fowler, OH. Harry was seriously ill for the last two years of his life. At the age of 57, he passed at home on Feb. 19, 1955.

  • Grandson Harry E. "Sonny" Bierworth Sr. (1926-2009) was born in about 1926 in Ohio. He was a graduate of Thiel College. During World War II, Harry served in the U.S. Navy. He was united in matrimony with Janet Lou Garland (1932- ?). The pair lived under the roof of Harry's parents in Johnston, OH in 1950, as shown in the U.S. Census. His work that year was in maintenance with a local coil and wire plant, believed to have been Copperwend Steel in Warren. The Bierworths went on to produce a family of four -- Cheryl Ogle, Cindy Justice, Harry Bierworth Jr. and Jeffrey Bierworth. Harry also was the father of Barry Lane-Bierworth. For the last 15 years of his career, Harry worked for the Joseph Badger School District in Kinsman, OH as a custodian and maintenance provider. He belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Reynolds and liked to fish and follow NASCAR racing. Toward the end, the widowed Harry moved across the state line to Jefferson Township near Sharon, PA. He died at the age of 83 on Feb. 3, 2009 as a patient in UPMC Horizon in Farrell, PA. His survivors included 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. An obituary was published in the Sharon Herald. Pastor Mary Ann Rufener led the funeral, followed by burial in Rock Ridge Cemetery in West Salem Township.

    Great-grandson Harry Eugene "Butch" Bierworth Jr. (1953-2020) was born on Aug. 18, 1953. He wed Linda M. Osborne ( ? - ? ), daughter of Lawrence B. and Donna Osborne. They were in Warren, OH circa 1980. Together they bore a family of five -- Melenia Bierworth, Melissa Mizicko, Maygen L. Bierworth, Harry E. Bierworth III and Joshua J. Bierworth. The couple eventually divorced, with Linda marrying again to Jerry L. Derr ( ? - ? ). Harry made a home in Sharon, PA while Linda dwelled in Greenville, PA. Grief swept over the family when son-in-law Keith D. Mizicko was killed at age 23 on Dec. 3, 1998, struck by a moving train as he sat on CSX Railroad tracks near Scoville Road in Beckemeyer, IL, and again when daughter Melenia died on June 20, 2008 after being critically injured in an automobile accident on Interstate 80 near Grove City, PA. At the age of 66, Harry passed away on Aug. 5, 2020 in Quality of Life Services in New Castle, PA. His cremains were laid to rest in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Greenville.

    Great-grandson Jeffrey M. Bierworth ( ? - ? ) migrated to Indiana and lived in Anderson, IN in 2009-2020.

    Great-granddaughter Cheryl Bierworth married (?) Ogle. She resided in Coshocton, OH in 2009 and in Venice, FL in 2020.

    Great-granddaughter Cindy Bierworth ( ? - ? ) first wed (?) Justice. She settled in St. Louis. In time she married again to (?) Beache ( ? - ? ).

    Great-grandson Barry Lane-Bierworth ( ? - ? ) resided in 2020 Gainsville, GA.

  • Grandson Charles William "Chuck" Bierworth (1930-2020) was born on Feb. 17, 1930 in Aurora, IL and grew up in Johnston, OH. He was a 1947 alumnus of Johnston High School. At the age of 20 in 1950, still a bachelor, he resided at home and earned a living as a buncher in a coil and wire plant. During the Korean War served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of corporal. On Sept. 12, 1953, Charles entered into marriage with Martha Lee Hughes ( ? - ? ). Their union survived the ups and downs of an extraordinary 66 years. Together they bore a trio of offspring -- Mary Jane Williamson, Debra Lee Czako and Charles "William" Bierworth Jr. Charles was employed in young manhood by Packard Electric and Clark Oil Company. Eventually he acquired his own gasoline filling station in Fowler, OH and owned and operated a farm in Fowler along Sodom Hutchings Road. For many years, they lived in Fowler until selling the farm, at which time they moved to Vienna, Trumbull County. Circa 2009, his residence was in Brookfield, OH, remaining for the balance of his life. Charles followed the Cleveland Indians baseball team. Said the Warren Tribune-Chronicle, he "was known for his exceptionally strong handshake and made his daily trip to spend time with his friends at Ichabodís Smoke Shop in Brookfield." Death cut him away at age 90, in O'Brien Memorial Health Care Center in Masury, OH, on March 9, 2020. The remains were cremated.

    Great-granddaughter Mary Jane Bierworth was joined in wedlock with James Williamson. In 2020, the pair was in Lake Arrowhead, CA.

    Great-granddaughter Debra Lee Bierworth was united in matrimony with (?) Czako. She has dwelled in Roanoke, TX.

    Great-grandson Charles "William" Bierworth Jr. migrated to San Angelo, TX. 

  • Grandson Roger L. Bierworth (1937- ? ) was born in about 1937 in Ohio. He entered into marriage with Millie ( ? - ? ). The couple lived in Fowler, OH in 2009-2020.

Park Street looking north in Warren, Ohio

Daughter Erma "Ermie" Bierworth (1899-1999) was born on Nov. 3, 1899 in Warren, OH. She was eight years of age when her mother died. Erma was wed at least four times. Her first spouse is not known. Her second husband was was William P. Governor (1918-1971), who was 19 years younger than she. One known daughter born to this marriage was Catherine Savage Powell Fisher. The Governors divorced, and she made her residence during that era at 507 Woodbine Street Southeast in Warren, working as a maid. Erma's home circa 1940 was in Girard, OH. Then at age 41, on Aug. 27, 1941, she entered again into marriage with 41-year-old boiler operator Arthur Eram Herbert (1899- ? ) of Warren, the son of James and Mary (McCanarh?) Herbert. The Herberts lived in Niles in 1955. Circa 1955, she wed her fourth spouse, Harry Shively (Aug. 16, 1884-1963). Harry was a widower and the son of Thomas and Alice (Mahan) Shively. For 26 years, he was employed by Republic Steel Corporation in its engine room. Sadly, Harry passed away in the Delp Nursing Home in Boardman, OH on Jan. 26, 1966. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery. The widowed Erma made a home in Warren and supported herself as a waitress at the Saratoga Restaurant, retiring in the 1970s. A newspaper said she "was an avid card player and enjoyed animals." Erma succumbed to the spectre of death at age 99 on Feb. 15, 1999 as a resident of Horizon Village Care Center. Interment was in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, OH. She was survived by four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. The remains were placed into rest in Crown Hill Cemetery.

  • Granddaughter Catherine Governor (1918-2014) was born on New Year's Day 1918 in Girard, OH. She was a 1936 alumna of Vienna (OH) High School. Evidence suggests that Catherine was married thrice. Her first spouse was (?) Savage ( ? - ? ). Her second husband was Howard Powell ( ? -1997). Four children born to Catherine were William Powell, Erma Jean Garner, Candace Miller and Elizabeth Porter. The couple divorced, with Howard making his residence in Austintown, OH until his death in 1997. Catherine's third and final marriage was to World War II veteran William E. Fisher (1921-2011). Over the years, she made a living as a bus driver for the Niles City School System, and also as a waitress for Alberini's Italian Restaurant in Niles. She liked to garden, play cards and root for the Cleveland Indians baseball team. She endured the deaths of daughter Elizabeth in 1985, grandson William H. Powell in 1990, two great-grandchildren and her third spouse William Fisher in Madison on April 22, 2011. Fisher was buried in Niles Union Cemetery. Catherine's final years were spent in Lordstown, OH. At the age of 96, she passed away on Sept. 24, 2014. The headcount of her survivors was nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

    Great-grandson William Powell married Rosemarie. Their home in 1985-2014 was in Liberty, OH.

    Great-granddaughter Erma Jean (1945- ? ) was born in Dec. 1945. She wed (?) Garner/Gardner ( ? - ? ). Erma Jean dwelled in Cleveland in 1985-2014.

    Great-granddaughter Candace entered into marriage with Donald Miller. The Millers have lived in Warren and Lordstown, OH.

    Great-granddaughter Elizabeth C. Powell (1943-1985) was born on Feb. 20, 1943 in Youngstown. In 1962, she married Allie E. Porter (Sept. 1932-1975). Four children born to this couple were Michael Porter, Daniel Porter, Mark Porter and Kathryn Porter. Sadly, Allie passed away in May 1975. Elizabeth outlived him by a decade. She made a home during that time at 104 Shady Lane Circle, and she held a membership in St. Rose Church in Girard. She died at the age of 42 in June 1985 as a patient at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Interment of the remains was in Crown Hill Cemetery following funeral services at St. Rose Church.

Son Clyde Harold Bierworth (1902-1981) was born on June 11, 1902 in Paris, Portage County, OH. He was just five years old at the death of his mother. Clyde was twice married. On Nov. 5, 1921, when he was age 20, he married his first bride, 20-year-old Edith Edna Fobes (March 9, 1901- ? ), daughter of George and Bessie (Robinson) Fobes. Leading the marriage ceremony was Rev. Charles L. Rush of the Lutheran Church in Warren. Five sons were produced by this couple -- Melbern Bierworth, Carmen G. Bierworth, Roland Bierworth, Bradley Bierworth and Larry Bierworth. At the time of marriage, Clyde earned a living as a laborer and Edith as a telephone operator. In 1940, at the death of his father, Clyde resided in West Farmington near Warren, OH. In the late 1960s, the widowed Clyde resided at 231 South High Street in Cortland, OH. At the age of 67, he wed a second time to 56-year-old keypunch operator Mary Jeanne (Dawson) Morgan (1913-1992), originally from Columbus, OH. She was the daughter of John W. and Marie (Konorth) Dawson and was divorced from her first husband, Chester H. Morgan. Leading their wedding ceremony was Rev. James S. Osuga of Cortland. Mary Jeanne earned income as a cosmetologist. The Bierworths were members of the Bazetta Christian Church of Cortland. For the last six winters of his life, Clyde spent his winters in Florida, including in Largo in 1981. He surrendered to death at age 78 on Feb. 28, 1981. An obituary was printed in the Tampa Bay Times. Mary Jeanne outlived her spouse by 11 years, living in Safety Harbor, FL. She passed away at age 78 on June 10, 1992. Her obituary also appeared in the Times. Interment of her remains was in Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater.

  • Grandson Melbern Bierworth was in North Carolina in 1981-1992.
  • Grandson Carmen G. Bierworth moved to Riviera, AZ and was there in 1981. He appears to have wed Barbara and to have been deceased by 1992.
  • Grandson Roland A. Bierworth settled in Dunedin, FL by 1981 and remained for the balance of his life. He died at age 85 on Oct. 24, 2015. A death notice was printed in the Tampa Bay Times.
  • Grandson Bradley Bierworth established a home in Canfield, OH.
  • Grandson Larry Bierworth resided in Cortland, OH in the early 1980s.


~ Son Frederick Miner ~

Son Frederick Miner (1870- ? ) was born in 1870. 


~ Son Louis B. Miner ~

Son Louis B. Miner (1871-1900) was born on Nov. 21, 1871. His first name also has been spelled "Lewis" and his birth year incorrectly given as 1868.

On Oct. 24, 1893, in nuptials held in Trumbull County, OH, the 21-year-old Louis entered into marriage with 26-year-old Cora Allen (Oct. 7, 1867-1923), a native of Trumbull County. Justice of the peace Ellis Fox officiated. Louis could not write and signed his name with an"X" on his marriage license.

The two daughters the Miners bore during their seven-year marriage were Myrtle Mae Eakin and Clara Belle Reisinger. 

Louis was employed in 1900 as a laborer with Warren Brick and Tile Works. On the tragic day of Feb. 7, 1900, he was caught in a cave-in of two tons of clay at work. Reported a newspaper, "Fellow workmen dug Miner out, but he was dead." The story was published inside and outside of Ohio, including the Mansfield (OH) News-JournalCincinnati Post and Clarksville (TN) Leaf-Chronicle. The remains were interred in Newton Township Cemetery East Side. in Newton Falls.

The widowed Cora outlived her spouse by 23 years and may have wed again to James Hughes ( ? - ? ). 

She is said to have passed away at the age of 55 on March 31, 1923. No Ohio death certificate has been found.

Old covered bridge on Broad Street in Newton Falls, Ohio. Anyone riding or driving over this bridge faster than a walk was fined.

Daughter Myrtle Mae Miner (1895-1954) was born on Dec. 28, 1895 or 1894 in Leavittsburg, OH. She dwelled at Chippewa Lake, Medina County, OH as a young woman. On Nov. 22, 1913, the 18-year-old Myrtle was joined in wedlock with 21-year-old railroad laborer Ernest E. Eaken (Oct. 17, 1892-1951), also spelled "Eakin," a resident of Chippewa Lake and the son of E. George and Clara (Bowman) Eaken. Their wedding ceremony took place in Medina County, officiated by Rev. Frederick W. Hass. Together they produced four known children -- Helen Louise McNair, Louis Frederick Eaken, Alice M. Ross, Kenneth E. Eaken and Robert Eaken. Ernest was employed in 1917 by Frank Reese. In about October of that year, he relocated to Newton Falls, OH. The federal census enumerations of 1920-1930-1940-1950 show the family in Newton Falls. Ernest was employed as a roller in a tin mill in 1920, as a loader in a steel mill in 1930 and as an assistant foreman in a steel mill in 1940. By 1950, his occupating was farming. Ernest passed away five days before Christmas in 1951. Myrtle survived him by two-plus years. Sadly, at the age of 59, Myrtle died on April 13, 1954. The remains were laid to rest in Newton Township Cemetery West Side.

  • Granddaughter Helen Louise Eaken (1916-1988) was born on Sept. 3, 1916. She was united in wedlock with Kenneth Eugene McNair (1915-1977), a native of Homerville, OH and the son of Ernest McNair. Two children in this family were Jean Veitman and Richard Wass. At one point they appear to have dwelled in Medina, OH. Circa 1962, the couple moved to Florida where their final years together were spent in Fort Myers' Lehigh Acres community. At the age of 62, Kenneth died in Fort Myers on Dec. 19, 1977. Interment was in the local Lee Memorial Park, with the funeral led by the hand of Rev. Bill Love of the Riverside Baptist Church. An obituary was published in the Fort Myers News-Press. Helen survived for another 11 years and remained in Fort Myers. At the age of 71, she surrendered to the angel of death on June 3, 1988. Rev. Dr. Claude F. Wilson officiated. Her News-Press obituary said "she had been a resident of this area for the past 25 years."

    Great-granddaughter Jean ( ? - ? ) married (?) Veitman ( ? - ? ). Circa 1977-1988, she was in Fort Myers, FL 

    Great-grandson Richard Wass dwelled in Olmsted Falls, OH in 1977.

  • Grandson Louis Frederick "Bus" Eaken (1918-1983) was born on July 10, 1918 in Newton Falls, OH. On Oct. 7, 1939, he was joined in matrimony with Eloise Pearl Henniger (Nov. 3, 1917-1964). The pair's two known daughters were Jeanette Elaine Bailey and Kay L. Gary. During World War II, Louis served in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of motor machinist's mate 3rd Class. The family was plunged into grief when Eloise passed away on Aug. 21, 1964. Louis remained a widower for about a year and in 1965 married again to Katharine Elizabeth (Dickey) Hurley (1917-2017), a native of Aliquippa, PA and the daughter of Charles and Florence (Pelesh) Dickey. Katharine was divorced from her first husband and brought two stepsons into the marriage with Louis -- Ralph J. Hurley and Roger L. Hurley. Katharine spent 25 years working as a registered nurse in pediatrics at St. Joseph Riverside Hospital until retirement in 1980. Death swept Louis away in Warren on Nov. 12, 1983. The remains sleep for all time in the Lutheran Cemetery in Newton Falls. The widowed Katharine wed again on March 12, 1992 to John C. Apger ( ? -2005). She passed away in Alliance's Brookdale Alliance at the age of 99 on Jan. 15, 2017.

    Great-granddaughter Jeanette Elaine Eaken (1940-1998) was born on July 9, 1940. She entered into marriage with Charles Edwin Bailey (1938-2020). Three known children produced by this union were Jacqueline Mae "Jackie" Patterson, Charlene Sue Holloway and Charles Bailey. Jeanette died at the age of 58 in Cleveland on Aug. 17, 1998. Her remains were lowered into eternal repose in Fairview Memorial Park in Madison, Lake County, OH. Charles lived on for more than two decades. During that time he endured the deaths of both daughters, Charlene Sue in Willoughby, OH at age 37 on Jan. 24, 2001 and Jacqueline Mae of Geneva, OH at age 48 on Feb. 2, 2009. He died on Valentine's Day 2020 at the age of 81. The Baileys' son Charles wed Barbara Witherspoon and are the parents of Aiden Charles Bailey and Ava Elizabeth Bailey. Grief again descended upon this family when young Aiden, born in Macon, GA but living in Madison, OH, died at the age of 15 on Dec. 22, 2021.

    Great-granddaughter Kay L. Eaken (1948-2020) was born on July 30, 1948. She wed (?) Gary ( ? - ? ). Their pair of children were Michelle Taylor and Michael Gary. Kay spent her entire life in Newton Falls. She earned a living through her work for Packard Electric. She belonged to the Scarlet Bonnets and Newton Township Cemetery Association. Said the Warren Tribune Chronicle, she "enjoyed cemetery crawling, genealogy and bocce." In February 2002, she made contact with the founder of this website and provided important content about her ancestors Jacob and Juliana (Forney) Minor. Sadly, at the age of 71, she passed away on July 27, 2020. Her remains were cremated.

  • Granddaughter Alice M. Eaken (1920-2009) was born on Aug. 15, 1920 in Trumbull County, OH. In 1940, when she was about 20 years of age, Alice entered into marriage with Roy L. Ross (1919-1967). Roy went on to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. Sadly, he died the day after Christmas 1967. Alice survived her husband by more than four decades. She is known to have lived in Newton Falls in 1988. At the age of 88, Alice died in Trumbull County on April 8, 2009. Burial was next to Roy in the Lutheran Cemetery in Newton Falls.
  • Grandson Kenneth E. Eaken (1923-1935) was born on May 2, 1923 in Newton Falls, OH. His childhood was spent in the town of his birth. Tragedy rocked the family when, at the age of 12, Kenneth was badly injured in an automobile accident on Oct. 24, 1935, his skull crushed when the vehicle in which he is believed to have been riding hit a pole. He was taken to Warren City Hospital and there died the same day. Burial was in Newton Falls.
  • Grandson Robert J. Eaken (1925- ? ) was born in about 1925 and grew up in Newton Falls. His home circa 1988 was in Newton Falls.

Daughter Clara Belle Miner (1899-1989) was born on June 17 or 19, 1899 in Braceville, Trumbull County. In young womanhood she lived in Newton Falls, Trumbull County and was employed at Trumbull Mazda Lamp Company, a subisidiary of General Electric. When she was about 20 years of age, on Dec. 3, 1918, she was united in matrimony with Ernest Clayton "E.C." Reisinger (Feb. 8, 1888- ? ), son of McClelland and Effie (Gardner) Reisinger and a native of Utica, Venango County, PA. Their nuptials were held in Newton Falls, Trumbull County, by the hand of Rev. C.L. Warrick of the local Methodist Episcopal Church. Three offspring born to the Reisingers were Maclella Dowler, Jack Reisinger and Donald Reisinger. Ernest's occupation in 1920, in Newton Falls, was a truck driver for a grist mill. Circa 1922, the family dwelled in Pennsylvania at the birth of their daughter Maciella. They returned to Newton Falls in about 1924 and remained for the next 44 years until separated by death. Their residence was on Maple Drive, and they worshipped at Braceville Christian Church. Jack's employment in 1930 was as a heater in a steel mill. Federal census records for 1950 show Ernest working as a truck driver for Newton Township. In mid-1968, they moved from their longtime home into a trailer at Shepherd Trailer Mobile Homes. Sadly, the 80-yar-old Ernest fell seriously ill on New Year's Eve 1968. He was en route to the hospital but stopped first at a physician's office, where he was pronounced dead. Clara survived for another two-plus decades. In 1983, she relocated to her final address, 1930 Craig Drive in Lake Milton. As a patient in Warren General Hospital, she was gathered away by the angel of death at age 89 on Jan. 17, 1989. An obituary was printed in the Warren Tribune Chronicle. They rest for the ages in the Lutheran Cemetery in Newton Falls.

  • Granddaughter Maclella Reisinger (1922- ? ) was born in about 1922 in Pennsylvania, named for her grandfather George B. McClelland Reisinger. She grew up in Newton Falls. Unmarried at the age of 27, in 1950, she resided with her parents in Newton Falls and earned income as a broiler in a motor manufacturing company. In 1952, at the age of about 30,  she was joined in wedlock with Raymond C. Dowler (May 28, 1917-1997). Two offspring born to this union were Nancy Blackmon and Jack Dowler. The family made a home in North Jackson, OH. Maclella earned a living as a clerk with the Mahoning Plaza store of G.C. Murphy Company in Youngstown. She belonged to the Independent Baptist Church. Stricken with cancer, Maclella died at the age of 49 on April 30, 1971 in Warren. Burial of the remains was in the Lutheran Cemetery in Newton Falls. Raymond survived his wife by 28 years. Death swept him away in July 1997. Burial was in Drakesburg (OH) Cemetery.

    Great-granddaughter Nancy Dowler ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). She was joined in marriage with (?) Blackmon. Her home in 1971 was in Greensboro, PA.

    Great-grandson Jack Dowler ( ? - ? ) grew up in North Jackson, OH. 

Invasion beachhead, Anzio, Italy, where Jack Reisinger was killed in 1944. Below: Jack's entry on the Tablets of the Missing, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial (courtesy John Richter)
  • Grandson Jack Clayton Reisinger (1923-1944). was born on Dec. 5, 1923 in Utica, Venango County, PA. He grew up in Newton Falls, OH and at age 18 worked for the Ravenna Ordnance depot. He stood 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighed 145 lbs. Jack served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a member of the 180th Infantry, 45th Divison. Tragically, while in action in Italy on May 30, 1944, as a runner between platoons, he was under heavy fire and was killed on Anzio Beach. His body wasnever recovered. Word was sent home that he was missing in action, and more than a year later, in June 1945, he was declared lost. News of his death was printed in the Akron Beacon Journal. His name is inscribed on his parents' grave marker in the Lutheran Cemetery in Newton Falls. It also adorns a monument in the Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery at Netturo, Italy.
  • Grandson Donald Reisinger (1932- ? ) was born in about 1932 in Ohio. He was employed in a steel spring company in 1950, working as an "ajax." Donald lived in Cortland, OH in 1989.


~ Daughter Catherine Minerva "Kate" (Miner) Robbins ~

Daughter Catherine Minerva "Kate" Miner (1875- ? ) was born on Nov. 19, 1875 in Trumbull County, OH. 

Evidence strongly suggests that circa 1894, when she would have been 19 years of age, she was united in matrimony with Rufus Willard Robbins (March 22, 1875-1924), son of Rufus and Sarah (Crawford) Robbins. His name also has been misspelled as "Rupert" at times. This all needs to be confirmed.

Together, the couple bore these known children -- Lottie B. Robbins, Rufus Robbins, William James Robbins, Catherine Dolly Cribley Kenyon and Frank Robbins.

Federal census records for 1900 show the family in the village of West Farmington, Trumbull County. where Rufus worked as a day laborer for the railroad.

By 1910, the Robbinses had moved into the city of Warren, with Rufus earning a living as a farm laborer.

Sadly, Kate reputedly died in Warren on May 17, 1912.  

The widowed Rufus remained for a time in Warren but by June 1918 lived in Franklin, PA. Then circa 1919, he worked as an electrician and made his way to Michigan. That year, on July 24, 1919, in Ann Arbor, MI, he entered into marriage again with Sadie Rickard ( ? - ? ).

U.S. Census records for 1920 show the couple in Detroit, with Sadie's daughter Estella (age 21) and son Reginald (20) in the household, both having been born in Canada. Rufus' occupation that year was as a stationery fireman in a factory boiler room.

The marriage with Sadie ended quickly, and Rufus wed once more, with Bertha Shueberg ( ? - ? ). Rufus and Bertha lived in Detroit at 4021 Hamilton, with Rufus employed as a stationary fireman.

Suffering from acute enlargement of the heart, he succumbed to the spectre of death in Detroit on March 1, 1924, just a week before his 50th birthday. His remains were laid to rest in Roseland or Roselawn Cemetery.    

Daughter Lottie B. Robbins (1895- ? ) was born in Dec. 1895 in Ohio. 

Son Rufus Robbins (1897- ? ) was born on May 7 or 17, 1897 in Leavittsburg, OH. At the age of 21, he resided at 14 Iowa Street in Warren and was employed by Peerless Electric Company. When required to register for the military draft during World War I, he disclosed that his father was his nearest relative. The registration clerk wrote that Rufus had "one limb gone above the knee." Nothing more about him has been found.

Local landmark, the Tionesta (PA) Dam and control tower

Son William Junius "Junior" Robbins (1899-1974) was born on June 6, 1899 in Warren, OH. He also used the middle name "James." In young manhood he stood 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighed 175 lbs. William was a railroad engineer and craneman circa 1917, working in Franklin, PA for American Steel Foundries. He soonafter moved to Oil City, PA. When registering for the military draft during World War I, he declared his father Rufus of Akron, OH as his nearest relative. At the age of 21, on June 30, 1919, he was joined in wedlock with Iva Evalyn Grubbs (Aug. 8, 1899-1940), a native of Nebraska, Forest County, PA and the daughter of John W. and Eda Elizabeth (York Hallford) Grubbs. Rev. John E. Allgood officiated the ceremony, conducted in Tionesta, PA. The pair together bore these known children -- Rachel Nichols, William J. Robbins Jr., Edward S. Robbins, Wilma Donato Rasinmowicz and Betty Joyce Papalia. When the federal census enumeration was made in 1920, the family dwelled in Warren, Warren County, PA, with William working as a craneman in a boiler shop. They remained in Warren for the balance of their married lives, with their final address together of 215 Eddy Street. The federal census enumeration of 1940 lists the family in Warren, with William continuing his work as a craneman in a steel foundry. Sadly, at the age of 40, Iva was stricken with inflammation of her fallopian tubes ("salpingitis") and peritonitis. She was felled by a pulmonary embolism and died in Warren General Hospital on June 27, 1940. Burial of the remains was in Riverside Cemetery in Tionesta, PA, with the funeral led by Rev. Paul R. Splitstone. An obituary was published in the Warren Times Mirror. Her grave marker reads "1941" instead of "1940." The widowed William remained in Warren and married a second time to Ellen (1900- ? ). In 1942-1947, their address was 103 Falconer in Warren. At that time, he worked for Struthers-Wells, a company for which he was employed until retirement. Circa 1950, census records show him employed as an electric crane operator at a steel fabrication company. He remained in Warren until the end. Death swept William away in July 1974.

  • Granddaughter Rachel Robbins (1916-1997) was born on March 30, 1916 in Nebraska/Mayburg, Forest County, PA. For reasons not yet explained, Rachel may have used the maiden name of  "Moore" as spelled out in her marriage announcement printed in the Warren Times Mirror on Jan. 29, 1931. She was united in matrimony with Wayne Andrew "Shorty" Nichols (Sept. 3, 1910-1955), son of William and Jennie (Sayers) Nichols of Nebraska, PA. They became the parents of two daughters -- Naomi Lucille Hunter and Joanne F. Shawley Vargason. The Nicholses are known to have lived in Ludlow, McKean County, PA in the mid-1930s. Wayne served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was deployed to the European Theatre. After returning home, Wayne earned a living as a sawmill laborer. The family resided on West Hickory Street in Harmony Township, Forest County. Wayne was burdened for years with bronchial asthma. When he was stricken with an acute heart attack, he was admitted to Warren General Hospital, Sadly, six hours later, the angel of death spirited Wayne away on March 27, 1955. Rachel outlived him by more than four decades. She died in Titusville, PA on Dec. 15, 1997, at the age of 81. The couple sleeps aside each other for all time in Barnes (PA) Cemetery.

    Great-granddaughter Naomi Lucille Nichols (1933-2002) was born on April 28, 1933. She entered into marriage with Carl Eugene Hunter (Nov. 12, 1926-2008). Sadly, she died at the age of 69 on April 30, 2002. Interment of the remains was in Riverside East Hickory Cemetery in Forest County. Carl survived for almost six years as a widower. The spirit of death claimed him on Feb. 1, 2008.

    Great-granddaughter Joanne F. Nichols (1935-2016) was born on Oct. 12, 1935 in Ludlow, McKean County, PA. Her first spouse was (?) Shawley ( ? - ? ). Together the couple bore two children, Wayne E. Shawley and Kim S. Hill. Her home circa 1962 was at 304 Union Street, Warren, PA. Then on Oct. 29, 1989, she wed Samuel A. Vargason ( ? - ? ). Their nuptials were held in the West Hickory (PA) United Methodist Church. Samuel had been married previously and brought these stepchildren into the second union -- Keith O. Vargason, S. Craig Vargason, Faith E. Sager, Rhonda S. Harman, Tammy L. Hunter, Nora J. Galina and Lora J. "Minnie" Wadlow. Joanne liked to play bingo. They were together for 21 years until Samuel's death on June 4, 2011. Joanne outlived her husband by five years and resided during that time in West Hickory. At the age of 81, she died as a patient in UPMC Northwest Hospital in Seneca, PA on Dec. 13, 2016. Benjamin Galina led the funeral service, with the remains lowered under the sod of Mt. Collins Cemetery in Tionesta. At the time of Joanne's death, son Wayne dwelled in Oil City, PA and daughter Kim in Peyton, CO.

  • Grandson William J. Robbins Jr. (1920-1985) was born on May 21, 1920 in Warren, PA. His middle initial of "J." did not stand for any name. In young manhood he stood 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighed 145 lbs. and worked as a sprayer for the Phoenix Furniture Company in Warren. At the age of 21, on Oct. 23, 1941, he joined the U.S. Armed Forces. William served until discharge on Dec. 22, 1946. At some point he relocated to Louisiana. There, he married Alma Lee Coker (Aug. 6, 1910-1997), a resident of Shreveport, LA and the daughter of Lee and Nora (Young) Coker. The bride was a decade older than the groom. Their one known daughter was Bonetta Belle Chauvin. Circa 1950, they lived in Warren at the address of 111 Pine Street. But by 1976 they relocated to Houma, LA. He passed away in Houma on Nov. 16, 1985. Alma Lee lived on for another dozen years. She passed away on June 23, 1997. Burial was in Rocky Mount (LA) Cemetery.

    Great-granddaughter Bonetta Belle Robbins (1949-2007) was born on Sept. 10, 1949 in Houma, LA. She appears to have been twice-wed. Her first spouse was Lawrence Blanchard Sr. ( ? - ? ). Their one son was Lawrence Blanchard Jr. Later, she married (?) Chauvin ( ? - ? ). Two sons born to this marriage were Wilbert J. Chauvin and Bobby A. Chauvin. The family endured the untimely death of 30-year-old son Wilbert on Aug. 11, 1990, with his inscription etched on his grave marker: "An inspiration to all who knew him." Sadly, at the age of 57, she passed away in Houma on July 5, 2007. Her remains were placed into eternal repose in Cross Church Cemetery, Houma. 

  • Grandson Edward S. Robbins (1922- ? ) was born in 1922. As a 17-year-old in 1940, in Warren, PA, he earned wages as a messenger boy for Western Union. He lived in Warren in 1974 at the death of his father. He may have passed away at age 62 on June 7, 1985, but this needs to be confirmed.
  • Granddaughter Wilma G. "Willie" Robbins (1924-2012) was born on May 7, 1924 in Warren. In young womanhood she worked as a cook and enjoyed preparing meals for loved ones for the rest of her life. She first married World War II veteran Anthony Donato (Jan. 5, 1913-1965), son of Joseph and Catherine (Perri) Donato of Tidioute, Warren County, PA. Anthony was a dozen years older than his bride. They dwelled in West Hickory, Forest County, PA, with Anthony earning a living as a laborer. Their two sons were John Donato and Michael Donato. Grief blanketed the family when the 52-year-old Anthony suffered a massive heart attack and died three weeks later, on Jan. 14, 1965, in Warren General Hospital. The remains were lowered under the sod of Tidioute Cemetery. After 14-plus years of grieving, she married again on April 12, 1979 to John T. Rasimowicz (1924- ? ). They resided in Tionesta, PA. Wilma was a member of the St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church. Sadly, Wilma died on July 21, 2012, in Wilmington, NC at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center. Her remains were transported back to Pennsylvania for a mass of Christian burial at the family church, led by Rev. Fr. Joseph R. Czarkowski, followed by interment in Tionesta's Riverside Cemetery. An obituary in the Forest Press said that she was survived by a half-dozen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    Great-grandson John Donato was united in matrimony with Jeanne. They relocated to Rhode Island.

    Great-grandson Michael Donato was joined in wedlock with Anna. They lived in 2012 in Hawthorn, PA.   

  • Granddaughter Betty Joyce Robbins (1926-1992) was born on Aug. 11, 1926. Circa 1947, she was joined in wedlock with Orlando Joe Papalia (March 16, 1927-1977), son of Joseph and Mayme (DeMarco) Papalia of 301 Eddy Street in Warren. News of their engagement was printed in the Warren Times Mirror. The pair's trio of offspring were Joseph Papalia, Vivania Papalia and Deborah Papalia. Orlando was a graduate of Hoff Business College. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a pharmacist's mate. In 1950, he was hired as a fireman by the City of Warren and went on to work for Century Brick Company of Erie, PA, Filter Queen of Erie and Englander Mattress Company. Circa 1954, he was pictured in the Warren County Observer among fellow graduates of the Warren State Hospital's psychiatric technicians. He was active wth the local Civil Defense Water Rescue Division as of 1956. The Papalias resided in Erie, PA in 1964. By 1969, he worked as an automobile salesman for Starbrick Motors in Warren and declared his candidacy as city councilman. Orlando died in Sept. 1977. Betty outlived him by nearly 15 years. She passed away at the age of 65 on June 22, 1992. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Tionesta, PA. Inscribed on her red barre granite grave marker are the words "We love you forever."

    Great-grandson Joseph Papalia (1952- ? ) was born in about 1952.

    Great-granddaughter Vivania Papalia (1954- ? ) was born in about 1954.

    Great-granddaughter Deborah Papalia (1956- ? ) was born in about 1956.

Daughter Catherine Dollie Robbins (1901-1984) was born on Sept. 7, 1901 in West Farmington, OH. She worked in a Warren restaurant in 1917 at the age of 16. She was married three known times and perhaps four. At the age of 16, on June 26, 1917, she married her first known husband, 21-year-old Frederick Earl Cribley (May 28, 1899- ? ), son of F. Oscar and Emily (Businger) Cribley of Bluffton, OH. Officiating was Rev. W.A. Elliott of Newton Falls, OH. She fibbed on her marriage license, saying she was age 18, and used her middle name "Dollie." Frederick lived at the time in Ada, OH and generated income as a laborer. Known offspring born to the couple were Frederick Cribley, Eugene Cribley, Oscar Cribley, Jack Cribley Jr. and James O. Cribley. When the United States Census was made in 1920, Frederick and Catherine boarded in the Warren residence of Sam and Rhoda Lawrence, with Frederick working as a shearman in a tin mill. They relocated by 1925 to Michigan and in 1930 dwelled in LaSalle, Monroe County, MI. Frederick's occupation at that time was shearing in a steel mill. The pair divorced during the 1930s. Her next marriage, on Nov. 24, 1937, when both were age 36, was with her ex-husband's brother, farmer John Cribley (March 26, 1901- ? ), also the son of Oscar and Emily. While both resided at the time in Maybee, Monroe County, MI, the nuptials were held in Lucas County, OH, by the hand of R.O. Stevens. John was a veteran of World War I, as a member of the 13th Regular Cavalry. Catherine and John lived in London, Monroe County in 1940 when the federal census again was made. John worked in 1940 as an auto factory laborer. Their union ended in divorce. She is known to have lived in Milan, MI in the mid-1940s. On Sept. 14, 1937, when she was 46 years of age, she entered again into marriage with 53-year-old carpenter Robert Kenyon (May 14, 1894- ? ), son of Robert W. and Alice (Baker) Kenyon of Freesoil, MI. Officiating the second wedding was justice of the peace Byron Rasey of Napoleon, OH. At the time of their marriage, Robert dwelled in Monroe, MI. Her final residence was in Clare, Clare County, MI. Sadly, she passed away at home at the age of 83 on Oct. 13, 1984. An obituary was published in the Clare Sentinel, which said she was survived by five grandchildren. Pastor John Hadley led the funeral service, followed by interment of the remains in Clare's Cherry Grove Cemeterey.

  • Grandson Frederick Elvin Cribley (1921-1942) was born on Aug. 30, 1920 in Warren, OH. He wed Mary Jane (1924- ? ). Their home was at 15198 South Dixie in Monroe, Monroe County, MI. Tragically, suffering from acute leukemia of the lymph nodes, he was admitted to a hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. There, he passed away at age 21 on Jan. 25, 1942. Interment of the remains was in Roselawn Cemetery in LaSalle, MI.
  • Grandson Eugene K. Cribley (1925- ? ) was born in about 1925. Circa 1951, living in LaSalle, MI, he was convicted of grand larceny involving tires from the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Company. He was sentenced to a reform prison in Mansfield, OH. He violated his parole and then on March 1, 1951 cut through a window screen in a men's room and escaped. He was recaptured and sentenced to a seven-year prison term. Then set free by 1958, and wanted by Zanesville police for theft of cash from a private residence, he was apprehended in Newcomerstown, OH in March 1959 after a six-month search. He appears to have been four-times married and four-times divorced. His first marriage was on Feb. 10, 1951 with Josephine B. Connell ( ? - ? ), which occurred at Jeffersonville, IN. She sued for divorce in 1952 while he was incarcerated in Ohio State Pententiary. His second spouse was Mary J. ( ? - ? ) on Aug. 16, 1958. Together they produced three children. She sued for divorce, granted on Jan. 26, 1971, on the grounds of "gross neglect of duty," said the Marysville (OH) Journal-Tribune. His next union, to Regina ( ? - ? ) was terminated on Dec. 17, 1973. His marriage with Sandra K. ( ? - ? ) ended in divorce on June 3, 1998.
  • Grandson Oscar Cribley (1928- ? ) was born in about 1928
  • Grandson John Henry "Jack" Cribley Jr. (1926-2010) was born on April 17, 1926 or 1927 in Erie, Monroe County, MI. In young manhood he resided in Milan, MI. When he was 20 years of age, on May 16, 1947, he entered into marriage with Beverly Jean Harbison ( ? - ? ). The ceremony was conducted in Monroe, MI. Their union only lasted for a few months, and a divorce was granted in Washtenaw, MI on Feb. 24, 1948. His second known union was with Carol S. (1943- ? ). He was 17 years older than his second wife. That marriage led to one son, Kinnison Frederick Cribley. A divorce was approved in Lucas County, OH on Sept. 7, 1977. His last years were spent in Oregon, Lucas County. John died on Feb. 8, 2010.

    Great-grandson Kinnison Frederick Cribley (1967-1991) was born on June 5, 1967 in Toledo. On Christmas Eve 1985, in Erie, Lucas County, OH, he wed 19-year-old Lisa C. Ross (1966- ? ). They made a home in Oregon, OH, where he was a volunteer fireman, starting in April 1990. On the tragic date of Dec. 13, 1991, when Kinnison was age 24, he was killed in the line of duty while responding to a fire alarm at Sun Refining & Marketing Co. While in his personal vehicle utilizing a flashing light and siren, his vehicle collided with another at the intersection of Wheeling and Munding. He was rushed to St. Charles Hospital and died from his injuries. His remains rest for all time in North Oregon Cemetery. His name is said to be etched on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD. He is listed in the Firefighter Fatality Retrospective Study, published in April 2002 for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by TriData Corporation of Arlington, VA.

  • Grandson James O. Cribley (1927- ? )

Son Frank Robbins (1904- ? ) was born in about 1904 in Ohio or Pennsylvania. He made a home with his father and stepmother in 1920 in Detroit, employed as a machinist in a button factory. Nothing more about him is known.

Warren's Mahoning River and Summit Street Bridge


~ Son Charles Miner ~

Son Charles Miner (1875-1958) was born on April 5, 1875, 1876 or 1881 in Leavittsburg, Trumbull County. 

He was employed by the railroad in Warren, and circa 1910 was a track foreman. He was of medium height and build and had blue eyes and light-colored hair.

At the age of 34, on the Fourth of July 1910, Charles married 37-year-old Grace Crowell (1873- ? ), daughter of Thomas and (?) (Graham) Crowell. Rev. C.F.W. Cronemeyer led the nuptials in Ravenna, Portage County, OH. Grace was divorced from her first spouse.

The couple did not reproduce. They resided in the 1910s at 339 Forest Street, Warren.

Charles at age 43 was required to register for the military draft during World War I. He disclosed on his registration form that he was employed as a laborer by the Ohio Lampworks of Warren and had suffered a stroke of paralysis in 1915. His stroke must have been slight as he continuted to work for years afterward, albeit in light-duty positions.

The 1920 federal census shows Charles and Grace in Warren, with him working as a foreman with a railroad. During the decade of the 1920s, Grace's widowed mother Hettie Forney came to live under their roof, as did Grace's 59-year-old single sister Lizzie J. Crowell, as shown in the 1930 census. In 1930, Charles earned a living as a railroad watchman. He continued to earn a living as a railroad watchman in 1940, with Grace's mother still in the household, along with 75-year-old lodger Ella Mousey. 

When again in World War II he registered for the military draft, Charles's address was 163 Forest Street Northwest in Warren. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad at that time.

Records show that Charles died at home in his late 70s on May 7, 1958. Grace's fate is not yet known.


~ Daughter Mary Etta (Miner) Moore ~

Daughter Mary Etta Miner (1881-1941) was born on Feb. 29, 1881 (or March 1878 or March 1, 1882) in Delightful or Leavittsburg, Trumbull County.

She married William Henry Moore ( ? - ? ) on April 21, 1904, when she was age 26 and he 31. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Edgar S. Rothrock of Jennings Avenue in Cuyahoga County, OH. William was a native of Bazetta, OH and was an engineer at the time of marriage. His parents were W.H. and Maggie (Plant) Moore of Bazetta, OH. 

Their known children were Bernice Margaret Russert Collins, George Miner Moore, Thelma Cunningham and Frances Moore.

They made their home in Warren, Trumbull County and later in Howland, Trumbull County. When the U.S. census was taken in 1910, Mary and William made their home on West Market Street in Warren. Her unmarried brother Edwin also lived under their roof. William was employed that year as a tile setter in a brickyard. 

By 1920, William had secured a job as a heater in a steel mill in Warren. That year's census shows the family maintaining its residence on West Market Street in Warren, with Mary's 31-year-old, unmarried brother James in the household. 

William worked as a pickler in a Warren steel mill at the time the census was taken again in 1930.

The widowed Mary went to live with her married daughter Thelma in Howland Township near Warren  and is shown there in the 1940 census. At the age of 60, she suffered a heart attack and died on May 15, 1941. She was laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren. Her daughter Thelma was the informant on her death certificate.

Lynn Collins' workplace, Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant, Baltimore   
Courtesy Library of Congress

Daughter Bernice Moore (1900-1995) was born on Nov. 17, 1900 in Warren, OH. Circa 1920, U.S. Census records show her at age 20 residing with her parents in Warren. At that time, she was employed as a nurse in a local hospital. Bernice's first spouse was Lawrence John Russert Sr. (1902-1952). Two children born to this marriage were Lawrence John Russert Jr. and Gloria June Donovan Pisano Klepadlo. The family relocated to Maryland sometime between 1925 and 1928 and resided in or near Dundale, MD. By 1930, the couple had divorced, with Bernice making her home that year in Baltimore and continuing to work as a hospital nurse. She wed again during the decade of the 1930s to Lynn Collins (1905-1967). They dwelled in Fairlawn near Baltimore and produced at least two more offspring, Paul L. Collins and Lloyd J. Collins. When Bernice's brother died in 1936, Bernice signed the death certificate and marked her address as Dundalk, MD. Lynn earned a living in 1940 as a heater in the Sparrows Point plant of Bethlehem Steel. Sadly, Lynn passed away on Feb. 5, 1967, with an obituary appearing in the Baltimore Evening Sun. The widowed Bernice spent her final years in Santa Clara, CA and died there at age 94 on Nov. 6, 1995. The remains were transported cross-country to Maryland to rest for all time with her second husband in Moreland Memorial Park, Parkville, MD. 

  • Grandson Lawrence John Russert Jr. (1925-2002) was born in about 1925 in Ohio or in Pittsburg, CA. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a tail gunner on a B-29 superfortress bomber. He was deployed to the Pacific Theatre, as part of the 20th Bomber Command and 21st Bomber Wing. His aircraft flew in formation with the Enola Gay which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. After the war, he served in Europe as an intelligence officer, attaining the rank of captain. Circa 1964, the year he retired, he entered into marriage with Rita ( ? - ? ). Their union endured the ups and downs of 38 years. Their trio of offspring were Ted Russert, Connie Russeert and Kaye Russert. The couple moved to Alaska and in 1967 dwelled in Palmer near Anchorage, AK. In all, they spent 36 years in Palmer and owned Russert Realty. The family eventually relocated to California and dwelled in Sacramento. Lawrence passed away in Sacramento at the age of 77 on Aug. 31, 2002. A funeral mass was held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. The remains were interred in Masonic Lawn Cemetery, and an obituary was published in the Sacramento Bee.

    Great-grandson Ted Russert was a companion of Matthew and in 2002 was in Sacramento.

    Great-granddaughter Connie russert married Ron and has lived in San Diego.

    Great-granddaughter Kaye Rosseert wed John. Circa 2002, they maintained a home in Virginia. 

  • Granddaughter Gloria June Russert (1928-2008) was born in 1928 in Dundale, MD. She received her education in Baltimore. Said an obituary, Gloria "worked as an accountant for various car dealerships throughout the country, including in New York, Rhode Island, California, Alabama and Massachusetts for over 45 years." She appears to have been thrice-wed. Her first spouse was (?) Donovan. Together they bore a son, Thomas E. Donovan. In time, she wed a second time to Alma Pisano ( ? - ? ). The pair's only son was James Pisano. Gloria and Alma are known to have lived in New York City in the mid-1960s. Her third husband was (?) Klepadlo ( ? - ? ). In her free time Gloria liked to cook and add to her collections, especially coins. Her final home was in Marlborough, MA. There, she passed away on Christmas Eve 2008, at age 80, in the Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center.

    Great-grandson Thomas E. Donovan dwelled in Marlborough, MA circa 2008.

    Great-grandson James Pisano made his home in 2008 in Sacramento, CA. 

  • Grandson Paul L. Collins (1934-  ) was born in about 1934 in or near Baltimore. He migrated to Anchorage, AK and was there in 1967.  
  • Grandson Lloyd J. Collins (1940- ? ) was born in about 1940 in or near Baltimore. He relocated to Santa Clara, CA, where he resided in 1967 and later to Oregon where he lived in 2008.

Son George Miner Moore (1905-1936) was born on June 18, 1905 in Warren. He grew up in Warren and at the age of 14, in 1920, was in his parents' household. When he was 24 years age, on Valentine's Day 1929, he married 19-year-old telephone operator Florence O'Neil (May 10, 1908-1982), daughter of Otis and Pansy (Titus) O'Neil. Whether or not they reproduced is unknown. In 1930, George worked as a railroad watchman in Warren and then as a steelworker in the mid-1930s. The couple made their home at 1249 Willard Avenue Southeast. George contracted a deadly strep infection of his sinuses in mid-March 1936. His health declined over the next few weeks and, at the age of 31, passed away on April 2, 1936, as a patient in Warren City Hospical. Burial was in Crown Hill Burial Park. The widowed Florence was alone for the next seven years and supported herself as a telephone operator. On May 22, 1943, in Warren, she wed a second time to 33-year-old clerk Alton B. Blake  ? - ? ), originally from Lawrence County, PA and the son of William J. and Sarah M. (Bingham) Blake. Rev. J.W. Bachman officiated the wedding service. She died in Sept. 1982, with burial taking place beside her first husband.

Daughter Thelma Moore (1907-1979?) was born in 1907. At the age of 19, in about 1926, she married 22-year-old Hugh Thomas Cunningham (July 16, 1902-1965), originally from Johnsonburg, PA. They had at least two offspring, Robert Eugene Cunningham and Mary L. Cummingham. Hugh worked in 1930 as a brick layer for a building contractor. In 1930, the Cunninghams roomed in the home of Thelma's parents on West Market Street in Warren. Census records for 1940 show the family in Howland Township near Warren, with Thelma's mother and Hugh's brother living under their roof. Hugh in 1940 was a bricklayer and Thelma a braider for an electrical manufacturing company. In 1941, they lived on Elm Road in rural Warren. When registering for the military draft during World War II, Hugh stated his employer as Republic Steel Corporation in Warren. The federal census of 1950 indicates that Hugh continued his bricklaying trade for a construction business, and that son Robert was an apprentice bricklayer. Hugh died in September 1965. Thelma outlived him with evidence hinting that she passed away on Feb. 5, 1979 in Warren. 

  • Grandson Robert Eugene Cunningham (1926- ? ) was born on Aug. 26, 1926 in Howland Township ner Warren. A bachelor in 1950, at age 23, he dwelled at home and worked for a construction company as an apprentice bricklayer. He made a career laying bricks and in 1956 dwelled on Elm Road Extension in Warren. On Aug. 17, 1957, he entered into marriage with 30-year-old Arlene Mae Veits (Aug. 19, 1926- ? ), a resident of Phalanx Station, OH and the daughter of Kenneth E. and Doris (Keeney) Veits. Rev. Doris M. Brumbaugh of Garrettsville, OH officiated the nuptials. Arlene Mae worked as a steno-cashier at the time.          
  • Granddaughter Mary Lou Cunningham (1936- ? ) was born in about 1936.

Daughter Frances Moore (1911- ? ) was born in 1911. Circa 1930, at age 19, she was employed in Warren as a stenographer for an electric company. Nothing more about her is known.


~ Son Thomas Miner ~

Son Thomas Miner (1885-1973) was born in August 1885 (or 1880) in Warren, Trumbull County. 

In 1909, at the age of 25, Thomas was employed in a mill in the Warren area, and was considered a "mill man."


Obituary, 1973

He married widow Cora B. (Gueiste) Filler (1877-1965), daughter of Will and Eliza (Roof) Gueiste, on Christmas Eve 1909. Rev. C.W. Danford, minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Niles, performed the ceremony. Thomas was age 23, and Cora 32, at the time. Cora was a native of Indiana County, PA but resided at Warren at the time of marriage.

Cora had two children from an earlier marriage -- Joseph E. Filler and William Collier Filler.

When the federal census was enumerated in 1910, the Miners lived on Sidell's Court in Warren. Living under their roof was Cora's eight-year-old son William. Thomas' occupation was listed as "matcher" in a sheet mill.

Said a newspaper, "A lifetime resident of Trumbull County, he was employed by Mullins Manufacturing Co. for 28 years, retiring in 1951. He was formerly employed by Trumbull Steel Co." 

By 1930, Thomas and Cora relocated to a home on Charles Street in Warren. 

Cora passed away on Dec. 30, 1965. 

Thomas outlived her by eight years, residing at 234 Charles NE. He died in Imperial Nursing Home at the age of 88 on Oct. 11, 1973. Burial was in North Jackson Cemetery. His news obituary said he was survived by six grandchildren, and that he was the last survivor of 10 siblings. 

Stepson Joseph Emmett Filler ( ? -1994) was born in or around Warren, OH in (?). On Feb. 15, 1918, in Warren, he wed Lily ( ? - ? ). The pair became the parents of three sons -- Joseph W. Filler, Robert E. Filler and Harry M. Filler They resided in Warren, with Joseph working as a chief engineer and plastics inspector at Aetna Standard Engineering Company. They belonged to the Methodist Church, and he held a membership in the Masons. He retired in 1964, and two years later the couple relocated to Fort Lauderdale. They marked their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 15, 1983 with a party given by their sons, an event covered in the South Florida Sun Sentinel. In 1991, Joseph moved to Inverness, FL. He died in Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River, FL at the age of 96 on May 19, 1994. An obituary appeared in the Tampa Tribune, stating that his survivors included eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Grandson Joseph W. Filler made his home in 1983-1994 in Inverness, FL.
  • Grandson Robert E. Filler dwelled in Conneaut, OH in 1983 and in Goldsboro, NC in 1994.
  • Grandson Harry M. Filler initially put down roots in Cleveland, OH but by 1994 had migrated to Pittsburgh.

Stepson William "Collier" Filler (1902- ? ) was born in 1902. Circa 1973, he lived in Sarasota, FL. His trail has gone cold.


~ Son Edwin Minor ~

Son Edwin Miner (1886-1964) -- commonly known as "Edward" -- was born on Feb. 16 (or January), 1886 in Leavittsburg, Trumbull County. 

Like his brother Thomas, Edwin was a laborer. He worked as a tile setter in a Warren brickyard circa 1910 and in a local mill circa 1913. In 1910, he lived with his married sister and brother in law, Mary E. and William H. Moore, on West Market Street in Warren.

At the age of 27, on Christmas Eve 1913, Edwin wed 27-year-old Carrie Mae Hunter (1885-1966). She was the daughter of James and Olive (Bettiker) Hunter of Clarksville, Washington County, PA. Rev. G.P. Fisher, pastor of the First Reformed Church of Warren, officiated.

The pair did not reproduce.

Edwin worked in 1920 as a heater in a sheet mill in Warren. That year, census records show that he and Carrie had living in their home her divorced mother Olive Trimble and 42-year-old uncle Elmer Bettiker. 

The federal census enumeration of 1930 shows the childless pair in Warren, with him continuing his work as a heater in a steel mill. The Great Depression years may have claimed Edwin's job, as by 1940 he earned income as a laborer in road construction in Warren. By 1950, his occupation had changed again, now employed by the city water company as a skilled laborer, installing water lines.

Edwin is believed to have passed away in St. Joseph Riverside Hospital at the age of about 78 on Nov. 25, 1964. This needs to be confirmed.

Carrie outlived her spouse by a year-and-a-half. Death swept her away in a long-term care facility on May 23, 1966.


~ Son James Miner ~

Son James Miner (1889-1971) was born on Feb. 10 or 11, 1889 (or 1888) in Trumbull County. 

He stood 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighed 155 lbs. He carried scars from an appendectomy and also across his nose.

James lived in Michigan in young manhood, circa 1917, working as a landscape laborer for the Edison Company in Pontiac, MI. Evidence suggests that he served in the U.S. Army, perhaps during World War I, and then returned home to Warren afterward.

Unmarried at the age of 31 in 1920, James resided with his married sister and brother in law, Mary E. and William H. Moore, on West Market Street in Warren. His work that year was as a machine operator in a local bolt shop.

The federal census of 1930 suggests that, still a bachelor, he earned a living performing odd jobs. He lodged in 1930 with the family of Arretas and Ida Johnson in Warren.

He lived by himself in Warren in 1940, employed at a retail grocery store as a handyman. James was required to register for the military draft during World War II. At the time he dwelled at 623 Main Street, Warren, and made a living as a self-employed wall cleaner.

The U.S. Census of 1950 lists him with no occupation but earning a living keeping lodgers at his residence.

He passed away on June 24, 1971.


~ Daughter Bertha Dunbar Miner ~

Daughter Bertha Dunbar (1895- ? ) was born in May 1895 in Ohio. She was adopted by Daniel and Hattie Miner, and was in their household in 1900 when the federal census was enumerated. 

She appears to have been given the surname "Miner." Her fate is lost to history.


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