John W Minzes

about 1863–
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of John W

When John W Minzes was born about 1863, in Missouri, United States, his father, Ewing Shelbey Minzes, was 46 and his mother, Suffronia Buttram, was 43. He lived in Prairie Plains, Grimes, Texas, United States in 1880.

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1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)
Age 2
"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
1865 · Slavery Abolished
Age 2
On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
Age 31
Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Mintzer .

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

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Sources (2)

  • John W Minses in household of Cuen S Minses, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John W Minzes in household of Ewing Minzes, "United States Census, 1870"

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