Biography of Floyd H. Miner
Rush County, IN Biographies





FLOYD H. MINER, superintendent of the township school at Manila, has been engaged in educational work since the outset of his career, and during the comparatively short period of his allegiance to his profession has made rapid strides toward high preferment. He is a native of Rush county, born on a farm in Ripley township. May 17, 1890, a son of Edward N. and Mary E. (Hill) Miner, the former a native of the neighboring county of Hancock and the latter of Rush county. Edward N. Miner is a carpenter by trade and has followed that vocation during the greater part of his life, although he has given some attention to farming in Ripley township. He and his wife reside in Carthage. They have two children, the subject of this sketch having a sister, Florence F., a graduate of the high school at Carthage. Floyd H. Miner attended the high school at Carthage and early evidenced inclinations toward a career as an educator. He was but eighteen years of age when he began teaching in Ripley township. After three years of teaching there he decided he needed further preparation and accordingly pursued a course at the Indiana State Normal School at Terre Haute, where he received his degree of Bachelor of Arts. He later became principal of the high school at French Lick, Indiana, a position which he held during 1914 and 1915. His next location was at Hackensack, N. J., where he taught in the junior high school for two years. While in Hackensack, he spent a year in Columbia University doing ipecial work in education. In the fall of 1917 he returned to Indiana and became superintendent of schools at West Baden, where he remained three years. In the fall of 1920 Mr. Miner came to Manilla, as superintendent of the township school, having about 140 pupils and nine teachers under his superintendency. Mr. Miner has been very successful in his chosen calling. Aside from his instructive ability, and the executive capacity necessary for the management of his charges, he possesses the ability to secure and hold the good will of pupils and parents. He is constantly striving to further prepare himself for valuable work in his profession, and is a close and careful student and a lover of literature of the best kind. He holds membership in the Forum Society of the State Normal School, and is a thirty second degree Mason, belonging to the Blue lodge at French Lick and the Scottish Rite at Indianapolis. Following in the footsteps of his mother, he belongs to the Society of Friends. On August 30, 1919, Mr. Miner was united in marriage to Mary A. Alexander, who was born, in Fountain county, Indiana, but was reared and educated in Montgomery county, this state. Mrs. Miner is a graduate of the high school at New Market, Indiana, and attended the. State Normal School at Terre Haute, and Mrs. Blaker's Teachers' College at Indianapolis. She is a daughter of Daniel A. and Josephine Alexander, farming people of Montgomery county, where Mr. Alexander is still the owner of a valuable property. Mrs. Miner has a younger sister, Nioma. To Mr. and Mrs. Miner there has come one child: Rosemary, born on September 12, 1920.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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