George Miner
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George Miner (1894 - 1963)

George Miner
Born in Tomah, Monroe, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] (to 10 Apr 1963) [location unknown]
Father of , , and [private daughter (1930s - unknown)]
Died in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Sep 2020
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George was Ho-Chunk.

Contents

Biography

Birth

George was born in 1894 in Tomah, Wisconsin. (Draft Card)

Appearance

His Draft Card says that he was tall with dark brown eyes, black hair, and of medium build.

Sports

George played semi-professional baseball.

Military Record

George Miner served as a corporal in Co. D, 128th Infantry, 32nd Infantry Division in World War I. (Headstone Applications, Find a Grave) The 32nd Infantry was a Wisconsin unit and saw heavy action in France.

Marriages

As of Jan. 1917, he was still single. (1917 Draft Card) In the 1919 census his wife is listed as Mary with a son John (b. 1917). He married his second wife, Fannie Decorra, some time in 1920, but divorced her in 1925. (1920 and 1926 censuses) In 1926 he was married to Lena Decorra, Fannie's sister, and had daughters Vernidine (b. 1924) and Lorraine (b. 1925). (1926 census) With Lena he also had a son Raymond (b. 1926). (1927 census, 1930 Fed. census) The 1930 census indicates that at that time he was divorced, having been married four times. He married Rose (Rosa) Whiterabbit (Decorra) in 1931 (1933 census), and apparently remained with her the rest of his life.

Residence

19171136 Prairie Ave., Beloit, Wisconsin (42.510724, -89.021948). (1917 Draft Card)

1920 — George and his wife Fannie were living with his brother-in-law Charlie Decorah at Seven Mile Creek, in Juneau County, Wisconsin. (1920 Fed. census)

Death

He passed away on 10 April 1963. His obituary reads: "Wisconsin Dells — George Miner, 71, a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday in a Madison hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Indian Baptist Church here." (Portage Daily Register) He is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA. (Find a Grave)

Sources

  • 1905 Indian census; Roll: M595_671; Line: 5. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Registration State: Wisconsin; Registration County: Rock; Roll: 1674979; Draft Board: 2; Draft Card: M. United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
  • 1919 Indian census; Roll: M595_168; Page: 41; Line: 18; Agency: Grand Rapids. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1920 Federal census for Seven Mile Creek, Juneau, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1990; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 78. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1926 Indian census; Roll: M595_168; Page: 41; Line: 19; Agency: Grand Rapids. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1927 Indian census; Roll: M595_570; Page: 42; Line: 18; Agency: Tomah. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1930 Federal census of SENECA TOWN EXCLUDING WISCONSIN RAPIDS CITY, Wood, Wisconsin; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0033; FHL microfilm: 2342353. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
  • 1930 Indian census; Roll: M595_571; Page: 61; Line: 1; Agency: Tomah Indian School. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1933 Indian census; Roll: M595_571; Page: 65; Line: 1; Agency: Tomah Indian School. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Obit — Portage Daily Register; Publication Date: 12/ Apr/ 1963, p. 6 (Portage, Wisconsin, United States of America).
  • Find a Grave, database and images (accessed 08 September 2020), memorial page for CPL George Miner (7 Jan 1892–10 Apr 1963), Find a Grave Memorial no. 140920949, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by El Memorializer (contributor 47029561) .


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