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1913 World Events
  • London peace treaty partitions most of European Turkey among the victors of first Balkan War.

1913 In the USA.

1913 Science



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1913 Economics

Federal spending:   $0.72 billion
Consumer Price Index:   9.9
Unemployment:   4.3%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.02

1913 Sports

World Series
Philadelphia A's d. NY Giants (4-1)
Stanley Cup
Quebec Bulldogs
Women: Dorothea Chambers d. R. McNair (6-0 6-4)
Men: Tony Wilding d. M. McLoughlin (8-6 6-3 10-8)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
Harvard (9-0-0)

1913 Entertainment

  • Darktown Follies opens in Harlem and helps to make Harlem a black cultural center.
  • Billboard magazine publishes a list of the most popular vaudeville songs. It's the predecessor to their trademark charts.
  • First crossword puzzle appears in the New York World. See Crossword Puzzle Guide


Some of the Mintier children. My father, John  L. Mintier, is the tallest one standing on the right. He was born in 1913. Mintier-Children.jpg (141241 bytes)     

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     John L. Mintier with his favorite brother, Buddy, seated behind him on a horse. Buddy tragically died of pneumonia at age 5. 
The Mintiers moved from Zanesville, Ohio in the 1920's  to Utica, Ohio. My grandfather, Robert Mintier, was an agent for the B&O Railroad. He met my grandmother Grace Marie Lawson while working in Zanesville. My father was born in 1913 the oldest of the10 children they would have. They were: 

John Lawson Mintier 10/30/1913

Clarence (Buddy) Mintier 10/30/1915

Robert Lewis Mintier 08/12/1916

Georgia Marietta Mintier 03/11/1918

Virginia Lee Mintier 06/08/1921

Alice Carolyn Mintier 02/26/1923

Thomas Mintier 04/26/1924

William Mintier Still living

Beatrice Marie 01/02/1927

Mary Mintier 03/10/1930


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Page from Historical Collections of Harrison County

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Gravestone for Robert, Grace, Buddy, Beatrice and Mary.



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                      John L Mintier       





My Father John Lawson Mintier was the oldest. He worked his entire working life for the A&P Grocery Company starting in 1931 in Mount Vernon, Ohio. It was in Mount Vernon, Ohio that he met my mother, Mary Eldora Fishburn, who was working at the  5&10 cent store at the time. They  married and had my sister Pamela Ann, my brother John Fishburn, and myself Gary Edward in that order. My father died in 1967.

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