Larmer Arthur Minerd was born on Oct. 9, 1877 near Breakneck on the outskirts of Connellsville, Fayette County, PA, the son of Calvin and Mary (Means) Minerd Sr.
Neither he nor his brother Calvin Minerd Jr. ever married. Both were lifelong farmers in the Cross Roads community of Bullskin Township.
In the photo at right, Larmer (far right) and his brother Cal (second from left) are seen all dressed and perhaps ready for a day's outing in the automobile. Also in this image are cousin James Calvin Minerd Jr. (second from right) and nephew-in-law George Garrison (far left, who was married to their niece, Mary Ullery). The photograph is dated 1919, and was found in the collection of another of Larmer's nieces.
When the federal census was taken, Larmer and Calvin and their widowed mother made their home together in Bullskin Township. Living under their roof that year were their widowed aunt, Mariah (Minerd) Whetzel, and 17-year-old niece, Bertha Minerd. Just a few doors away were cousin Hershell Minerd and his mother, Anna (Kissinger) Minerd Collins.
Larmer died at age 76 on July 6, 1953, at the Frick Memorial Hospital in nearby Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, PA.
He was buried beside his bachelor brother and parents at the Mount Olive Evangelical United Brethren Church.
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