Biography of George F. Miner


Miner, George F., Newstead, p. o. Akron, was born at Olean, Cattaraugus county, N. Y., October 7, 1853, and upon the death uf his father and mother, two years later, he went to live with his grandfather, M. M. Miner. His father, George H. Miner, was a jeweler by trade, and had established himself in business in Olean little more than two years before his death. He was a native of Springville, and had spent all his life there previous to moving to Olean. His wife, Jerusha A. Pratt, came from one of the oldest families in Erie county, as her grandfather was the second merchant to establish in Buffalo. They were also prominently identified with the early struggles of the settlers of those days. George F. Miner was educated at the schools in Springville and also in Cattaraugus county. He then taught for several years in the vicinity of his home, and in 1881 came to Akron and engaged as a mechanic for the Cummings Cement Company. On account of proficiency and strict attention to his duties he was soon made master mechanic, and in 1893 was promoted to the superintendency of the works, the largest single establishment of the kind in the United States. Mr. Miner is a member of the Odd Fellows, and he is now special district deputy; he is also a member of- the Encampment, and member of Akron Lodge, F. & A. M. In 1873 Mr. Miner married Ella Blodgett, and they have one son, Frank A. Mrs. Miner died in 1876, and in 1879 he married Alice E., daughter of Hiram and Nancy Rowley of Alden, Erie county, N. Y.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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