Henry & Emma Minnett

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Henry & Emma Minnett

Rose Hill Cemetery Tour 2006

Henry and Emma Minnett

Henry Minnett

Henry Minnett was a native of Rochester, New York, and lived in San Antonio, Texas, before he moved to Chickasha in 1908. A Civil War veteran, Henry served in the federal army at the end of the war, and continued his service in the regular army for three more years. He was known around town as "Uncle Henry." He worked for Chickasha's water department for several years and was then elected as city treasurer, an office he held for 10 years. Henry was a member of the First Baptist Church, Choctaw Masonic Lodge, and the Knight Templar.

Emma Minnett

Emma was born Jan. 26, 1854, in Cascade, Iowa. She married Henry on Sept. 26, 1871, in Oelwein, Iowa. The couple had one son, Dr. O.S. Minnett, and four grandchildren: Mrs. Orlina Driskill, Mrs. Sudie Hollingsworth, Henry Minnett, and Dr. John Minnett. Emma died at the age of 80, and Henry died four years later at the age of 88. Both had suffered from lengthy illnesses.