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Photo of the Month
July 2002
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While the large Minerd-Miner Reunions of the 1910s-1920s ended due to the Great Depression, some branches began holding their own gatherings. One such affair was held in Dunbar, Fayette County, PA by the offspring of Rev. David E. and Catherine (Williams) Minerd, celebrating the July birthday of Rev. Minerd, who was a popular Methodist preacher in Fayette County for some 6 decades.

This image was taken sometime in the 1940s, after Rev. Minerd's death, at a reunion organized by his public-spirited children -- son Dr. H. Daniel Minerd (at far right), a well known dentist who was Mayor of Connellsville, PA and Treasurer of Fayette County; son William A. Minerd (second to right), who served as Assistant Fayette County Treasurer; daughter Bess Lemon (fifth from left in a dark print dress), who was Postmistress of Youngwood, Westmoreland County, PA; and Mary Belle Riley ( at center in the light striped dress, with her head turned so her features are in profile).


Copyright 2002 Mark A. Miner