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Eldress Clymena Miner

Contributor:
Sue Frary on 13 June 2005
Source:
The Western Star 25 May 1916 [copy obtained from microfilm available at the Warren County Genealogical Society]
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buried in the Shaker Plot at Lebanon Cemetery
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INTO THE BEYOND

Eldress Clymena Miner – for her 75
Years a Member of the Shaker
Society – Passed Away Last
Friday.

On Monday afternoon, the funeral of Eldress Clymena Miner was held at Union Village. The funeral sermon was delivered by the Rev. C. S. Williams of the Presbyterian church, Lebanon, assisted by the Rev. Dr. W. R. Funk of Dayton, Ohio. A large concourse of people were in attendance to pay their respects to the memory of the one whom they had known for many years. Eldress Clymena had filled every office in her society, having served among the Shakers of Cleveland, Watervliet (Dayton) and Union Village.

In Memoriam.

Sister Clymena Miner was born at Painesville, Ohio, December 1st, 1832, and departed this life May 19th, 1916, aged 83 years 5 [?] months and 19 days.

In the year 1838, a widowed mother brought three children, Clymena the youngest six years old, to the Shaker Society at North Union five miles from Cleveland, Ohio. There, as a member of the Society the venerable mother passed away. Some years later the daughter, Susan Miner departed this life. Her untimely death being the result of an accident. The Community deeply mourned their loss by her demise. Elder Samuel Miner also remained with the Shaker Society until his death, which occurred at the age of 75 years at Watervliet, Dayton, Ohio.

As Sister Clymena grew to womanhood, she was placed in positions of responsibility and trust, which she occupied with honor. In the year 1889, when the Society was disbanded and the property sold, Sister Clymena was Eldress and Trustee of the Society.

In October 1880 Eldress Clymena left her home near Cleveland and moved to the Shaker Society near Dayton, Ohio. A few of the members of the family came to Union Village and the balance went with her to Dayton., Ohio.

Here she resumed the burden of faithfully caring for aged members of her former happy home.

In the year 1900 this branch of the Society had to be disbanded and Sister Clymena once more bravely gathered the few remaining members of her former home and moved to Union Village accepting a home at what was called the North Family until the year 1906 when it became necessary to consolidate with the Center Family here. Sister Clymena took up her residence in the Office Building, where she had spent a happy industrious life.


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