Volney Minear

22 September 1850–11 August 1935 (Age 84)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Volney

When Volney Minear was born on 22 September 1850, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Moses Minear, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Gaston, was 28. He married Sarah J Lathrop on 25 December 1873. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Washington Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. He died on 11 August 1935, in Moulton, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Moulton, Appanoose, Iowa, United States.

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Volney Minear
Sarah J Lathrop
Marriage: 25 December 1873
Alpheus Minear
Warren Lovell Minear
Moses Clay Minear
Roscoe Garfield Minear
Ina Lucretia Minear
Nella Elizabeth Minear
Hershel Flaw Minear
Myrtle Mae Minear

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    Sarah J Lathrop


25 December 1873


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World Events (8)


Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 13

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 25

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Mynhier .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Volney Minear, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Volney R Minear, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Vol Miniar, "United States Census, 1900"

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