The Resource Ezra M. Minnick Sr. diary

Ezra M. Minnick Sr. diary

Label
Ezra M. Minnick Sr. diary, 1900
Title
Ezra M. Minnick Sr. diary
Inclusive dates
1900
Title variation
Minnick, Ezra M. diary
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Ezra M. Minnick Sr. Diary, 1900, is comprised of one Excelsior Diary with daily entries by Timberville, Virginia farmer and government inspector, Ezra M. Minnick Sr. General subject matter includes weather reports, local and state politics, business dealings, and personal news and events
Biographical or historical data
Ezra M. Minnick Sr. (1865-1939) was a native of Timberville, Virginia. He married Joanna C. Bowman (1861-1934), daughter of David Bowman, on April 24, 1888 at the bride's father's home north of Timberville. They had four children, but only two survived into adulthood -- Ezra M. Minnick Jr. (1890-1973) and Millard B. Minnick (1902-1979). Minnick was engaged in farming as his primary occupation, but was also appointed fertilizer inspector for the 7th Congressional District in March 1900. By 1910, Minnick was listed in the federal census as a merchant of farm implements, but eventually went back to farming exclusively. Minnick was an active member of the Lutheran church, specifically Rader's Lutheran Church on the outskirts of Timberville. He served his local congregation in many leadership capacities as a member of the executive committee and secretary of the church council. Minnick was also elected corresponding secretary of the Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod at the annual convention in August 1902. He is buried in Rader's Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Ezra M. Minnick Sr. diary
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/SC0051Minnick.aspx
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
973481282
Extent
1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet.
Governing access note
Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquired from M. Benjamin Katz Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in November 2016.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Organization method
The diary is housed in one letter folder.

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