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Dudley Coleman Minor

Dudley Coleman Minor

Male 1834 - 1932  (97 years)

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  • Name Dudley Coleman Minor 
    Born 19 Jul 1834  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Mar 1932  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I35483  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2016 

    Family Sophia Phebe Gupton,   b. 22 Aug 1837, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1924, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1859  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F11413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Dudley Coleman Minor - Obituary Rites Held For Dudley Minor Died Thursday March 17at the age of 97 Oldest man in Green County. The subject of this scetch Dudley Coleman Minor the oldest of three sons of Daniel and Elvira Minor, was born July 19 1834 and was left an orphan while he was very young but by reason of his mothers remarriage he became the stepson of William G. Brown under whose care and training he became interested in learning a trade by which he could earn a living.Hence he was apprenticed to Mr. Tave Jones of Lebanon,Kentucky where he learned blacksmithing which he followed for many years. He was married to Miss Sophia Gupton on th 20th day of January 1858 and to this union ten children were born. There were fpur boys and six girls.The first son died in infancy. One son was killed by railroad accident in Texas. The three daughters sickened an died and together with his companion who after more than sixty years preceded him to the grave. The survivors of the children are James and Miss Frances and Mrs. W.O. Patrum of Greensburg, Mrs. W.P. Blakeman Talula,Ill. and Chester Minor, Alva Florida. He was in many ways a remarkable character. He was always conservative in his views as they pertained to the general interest of the public. He took great interest in public affairs but never sought leadership. He never held but two positions of trust in all his career. He was school trustee and was instrumental in getting a post office at Thurlow and was made first postmaster there. This was more than half a century back. He was never a strong build but never took from a physician any medicine until very recently. He had reached mature age ere he made any public profession of religion, so from that time on he read and studied the bible and was better versed in same than many of our modern preachers and apart from not affiliating with any church orginization lived and practiced the teachings of the old book. He spent all of his long life of 97 years 7 months and 28 days in his native county and after confinement to his room for some few months where he was tenderly cared for by Miss Frances, he threw off the shackles of mortality on March 17 1932 and the day following his relic was lain to rest in the presence of a large crowd in the cemetary at Thurlow beside companion who had been there about seven years. Thus was he remembered as Uncle Dud. The Record Herald 24 March 1932 fullerl2 originally shared this on 04 Oct 2014

      Dudley Coleman Minor Birth: Jul. 19, 1834 Death: Mar. 17, 1932 Family links: Spouse: Sophia Gupton Minor (1837 - 1924) Children: Lillie B Minor Blakeman (1864 - 1936)* James B. Minor (1868 - 1933)* Lenora Belle Minor Patrum (1875 - 1949)* E. Frances Minor (1877 - 1968)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Neagle Cemetery #1 Green County Kentucky, USA Created by: lynn fuller Record added: Apr 06, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 67985035