In August 1862, when Harvey was age four, his father enlisted with an Ohio volunteer infantry regiment to fight in the Civil War for the Union Army. The father was away until January 1864, when he was released due to poor health.
The family lived in a log cabin at Sego, Perry County, OH, near Harvey's grandfather, Frederick Miner Sr.
In about 1876, Harvey and his parents moved from the Sego area to nearby Bearfield Township. Then, in about 1880, his father purchased a one-half acre tract at McLuney Station in nearby Harrison Twp.
Harvey worked in the coal mines in the McLuney region. He was photographed with his parents and brothers circa 1890.
His fate thereafter is unknown. It is believed that he may have died in Perry County sometime before 1898, but the record is silent.
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