Minerva Shriver

8 August 1848–4 July 1936 (Age 87)

The Life Summary of Minerva

When Minerva Shriver was born on 8 August 1848, her father, Joseph Henry Shriver, was 35 and her mother, Rebecca Jane Wright, was 37. She married Robert Anderson Wear in 1871. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Battelle District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Monongalia, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 4 July 1936, in Newcomerstown, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Belmont, Goshen Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States.

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Robert Anderson Wear
Minerva Shriver
Marriage: 1871
Mary M. Wear
Sherman E, Wear
Zella E. Wear
Amanda Jane Wear
Stella Blake Wear

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    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 12
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    1861 · The Battle of Manassas
    Age 13
    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 24
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Dutch Schryver .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (34)

    • Minverva Shriver in household of Joseph Shriver, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Minerva Shriver in entry for Ira Frank Twyman and Estella Blake Wear, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Manerva Wear, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

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