Irene Minnich

12 August 1915–3 November 2007 (Age 92)
Wells, Indiana, United States

The Life of Irene

Irene Minnich was born on 12 August 1915, in Wells, Indiana, United States as the daughter of George Minnich and Laura Catherine Gooding. She married Clayton Treat on 12 May 1946, in Warren, Indiana, United States. She lived in Warren, Huntington, Indiana, United States for about 5 years and Richardson, Collin, Texas, United States in 2007. She died on 3 November 2007, at the age of 92, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren, Huntington, Indiana, United States.

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Clayton Treat
Irene Minnich
Marriage: 12 May 1946

Spouse and Children

    Clayton Treat



12 May 1946
Warren, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Minnich


    Laura Catherine Gooding




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German münich ‘monk’ ( see Monk ), probably denoting someone who worked for the monks in a local monastery.2 North German: from a pet form of a local form of the personal name Mein .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irene Minnich in household of Frank Alexander, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Irene in entry for Clayton Treat, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Irene Minnich Treat, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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