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George Love Minter

Male 1875 - 1954  (78 years)


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  • Name George Love Minter 
    Born 12 Sep 1875  Pocahontas, Hardeman County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    _UID 1D2856564CE24DB7A19820630C8A824F46F1 
    Died 24 May 1954  Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1900 United States Federal Census: in District 0150, Abilene Ward 03, Taylor, Texas (all MINTER, born Tessessee, father & mother born South Carolina) George (head, born Sep 1875, 24, dry goods clerk), Laura (sister, born Jul 1877, 22), Minnie (sister, born Jul 1883, 16, at school) and Bird (sister, born Jul 1886, at school).

      1910 United States Federal Census: in District 0266, Abilene Ward 3, Taylor, Texas (all MINTER, born Tessessee except Mabel) George (head, 33, retail merchant, dry goods), Mabel (wife, 28, born Texas), Laura (sister, 30), Minnie (sister, 24). Also a tenant, Jim WALKER (black, 37, born Texas, teamster, wholesale grocery).

      1920 United States Federal Census: in District 0259, Abilene, Taylor, Texas, George L (head, 44, born Tennessee, retail merchant, dry goods), Mabel (wife, 37, born Texas), George (son, 9, born Texas), Laura (sister, 42, born Tennessee) and Minnie (sister, 35, born Tennessee). Also Sallie SPARKS (cook for the family, black, 50, born Texas) and Dee SPARKS (yard man, black, 40, born Arkansas, laborer on streets).

      1930 United States Federal Census: in District 7, Abilene, Taylor, Texas, George L (head, 54, married at 33, born Tennessee, retail, dry goods), Mabel L (wife, 48, married at 27, born Texas), Laura E (sister, 52, born Tennessee) and Minnie S (sister, 46, born Tennessee, saleslady, insurance) and George L (son, 19, born Texas), . Also Lea HALEY (servant for the family, negro, 30, married at 25, born United States).

      1940 United States Federal Census: in Mulberry Street, Abilene, Taylor, Texas, George (head, 64, born Tennessee, merchant, retail dry goods), Mabel (wife, 55, born Texas), Laura (sister, 60, born Tennessee) and Minnie (sister, 58, born Tennessee, secretary, insurance office).

      From findagrave.com, August 2015:
      DEATH NOTICE/OBITUARY
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      George Minter, 78
      Pioneer Merchant Dies

      The funeral for George L. Minter, 78, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Laughter-North Memorial chapel. He died Monday afternoon in Abilene. Officiating will be the Rev. Leland Murphy, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the family lot in Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Floyd Bogar. Elbert E. Hall, Alfred Alexander, Arch Batjer, Fleming James, Howard McMahon, Hugh Ross of Baird, and Lance Sears of Sweetwater. Mr. Minter, a partner in Minter's Dry Goods Co., suffered a heart attack at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the West Texas Utilities Co. building. He was pronounced dead after arriving at Hendrick Memorial Hospital. Minter's department store at 244 Pine St. will be closed until noon Wednesday. The store is one of Abilene's pioneer business firms. Mr. Minter was born Sept. 12, 1875, in Pocahontas, Tenn. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Minter. After his mother's death, Mr. Minter came to Texas at the age of 15 with his father. Entered Simmons The father and son lived for a year in Eastland, where the father operated a general mercantile store. After coming to Abilene in 1892, the son entered Simmons College (now Hardin - Simmons University) on the first day the school opened. He took a business course. Subsequently, Mr. Minter worked for J. A. Rushing Son Dry Goods Store, an early day Abilene firm. He remarked jovially, once that he was sold along with the stock when Rushing sold out to Star Store. Mr. Minter's cousin, the late W. A. Minter, Jr., founded Minter Dry Goods Co. in 1900. Mr. Minter was with the firm from the beginning. Before the end of the firm first business year, Mr. Minter had joined his cousin as a partner. With the aid of Mr. Minter, the dry goods store became one of the largest and best known In West Texas. He was married on June 29th 1909, to Miss Mabel Lockett.

      Published in The Abilene Reporter-News
      Abilene, Texas
      Tuesday, May 25, 1954
      Page 2
    Person ID I7137  America
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2015 

    Father Amzi Neely Minter,   b. 3 Aug 1840, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1892, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Laura Letisha GARRETT,   b. 8 May 1845, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1891, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Family ID F2765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mabel Agnes LOCKETT,   b. 26 Jul 1881, Morgan, Bosque County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1966, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1909  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. George Lockett Minter, Jr.,   b. 20 Jul 1910, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1996, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F2766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S75] 1900 US Federal Census.

    2. [S66] findagrave.com, November 2014 and later.