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Photo of the Month
February 2001
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Alfred Mason Minerd (1885-1976), son of Charles A. and Sarah (Kincell) Minerd, lived in Wheeler and Uniontown, Fayette County, PA.  With his horse and wagon, Alfred helped deliver goods for a store kept by his mother.  The Minerds always included a free bar of homemade soap with a large order.  "Cleaniness is next to Godliness," was one of his mother's favorite sayings.  Alfred married Alice Alderson (1891-1941) and, after her death, Murrell Goff Ruggles (1898-1978).  In later years he resided in Preston County, WV. Alfred's father was among the first known inventors in the family to receive a U.S. patent, and also one of the first known cousins to own his own coal company.


Copyright 2001 Mark A. Miner