Thomas Harlin Miner

Male24 September 1878–30 January 1929

Brief Life History of Thomas Harlin

When Thomas Harlin Miner was born on 24 September 1878, in Deep River, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Benjamin Miner, was 31 and his mother, Nancy Ellen Messenger, was 23. He married Lona Adela Potter on 21 June 1911, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lincoln Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 30 January 1929, in Deep River, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Deep River, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Thomas Harlin Miner
Lona Adela Potter
Marriage: 21 June 1911
Keith Harlan Miner
Lona Kathleen Miner
Marion Eilene Miner
John Marlin Miner

Sources (25)

  • Harlan Miner in household of Thomas Miner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Harlin Miner - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Thomas Harlin Miner
  • Elmer G. Miner, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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  • Marriage
    21 June 1911Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 6

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 18

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English minour, miner ‘miner’ (Old French mineor, mineur). In Cornwall this generally denoted a tin miner, but can refer to the excavation of coal or other minerals.

    Americanized form of German Meiner .

    Americanized form of French Ménard (see Menard ).

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

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