GEORGE HENRY MINER. - Some seven miles south of Petrolia lies the ranch of George Henry Miner, a young cattleman
whose success has gained him a position among the substantial operators in his section, where he controls eight
hundred acres of grazing lands upon which he is raising beef cattle and hogs. Mr. Miner has made his way by hard
work, but he has found time to interest himself in the general welfare, and besides giving due attention to his
own affairs, encourages all local enterprises which are aids to progress, and is looked upon as one of the promising
citizens of his vicinity, the kind which constitutes the backbone of any community.
Mr. Miner's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Miner, were early settlers in the Mattole valley and among the most highly
respected residents of that region in their day. Both are deceased, and they are survived by five children: Bertha,
now the wife of Harry E. Hurlbutt, of Alton, Humboldt county; Annie, wife of Harry Cowan, of Briceland, Humboldt
county; George Henry; Lee, who lives in the state of Washington; and Della, wife of S. Nielson, a groceryman at
Eureka, Humboldt county. These are the heirs to the Miner estate, which includes the larger part of the ranch now
operated by George Henry Miner.
George Henry Miner was born December 6, 1879, in the Mattole valley, where all his life has been passed. He attended
the local public schools, having very good advantages, and since he began agricultural pursuits on his own account
has been doing well, both as farmer and stockman, though cattle raising has been his specialty. He owns an undivided
two fifths interest in six hundred and forty acres as one of the heirs of the Miner estate, and leases one hundred
sixty acres adjoining. His beef cattle and hogs are in good demand in the market, and he is extending his operations
as his increasing capital permits, progressing conservatively but steadily. His property lies to the right of the
road from Petrolia to Upper Mattole. Mr. Miner is a man of friendly, hospitable nature, generous in his relations
with his fellow men and socially inclined, and he is a member of the Farm Center and one of its enthusiastic advocates.
He is particularly concerned over the public school conditions of his locality, and is at present serving as school
trustee, in which position he has given efficient service. Politically he supports the principles of the Republican
At the age of twenty five years Mr. Miner was married to Miss Belle Lowry, a native of Humboldt county, who has
proved a congenial companion, sharing the estimation and friendly regard in which her husband is held by all his
neighbors. Mr. and Mrs. Miner have four children, Edith, Allen, Doris and Ruth. Fraternally he is a member of the
Woodmen of the World at Petrolia.
History of Humboldt County, California
With a Biographical Sketches
History by Leigh H. Irving
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1915
Humboldt County, CA
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