Rancher Minniss

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This photo goes with the one dated 1859. This is a much later photo of Jaduthan Fuller Minniss, taken on his ranch on the plains of eastern Colorado. I think the woman is my aunt Florence. He and my grandmother had 12 children out there on that ranch. All lived to adulthood. The first home they built was one of the sod homes you might have read about or seen on the History Channel. Prior to ranching, grandpa was an Indian Agent for the Ute Indians, in Utah.


A.Lovely - Sep 28, 2011 10:47 AM EDT
I enjoyed viewing and reading the info on the photograph. Wonderful capture.
Guest - Jul 08, 2005 07:54 PM EDT
Hi Gary, It is Andrew Minniss from Australia. I think that I may have have emailed you last year for a while in regards to the Minniss surname. I Hope that you and your family are well, Am I reading correctly? Is there an Andrew Minniss in England?? if so is it possible to to grab his email address. my address is andrew.minniss@alcan.com, Thanks again, Andrew
Guest - May 12, 2005 08:42 AM EDT
Gary, have your e-mail address somewhere. But house needs cleaning! will find as soon as, n send you an e-amil
Guest - Apr 11, 2005 08:25 AM EDT
Brian, I've lost your email address, so you might send me one too. Jim, that is probably a Stetson, the hat of the American West. I sure wish I had that one. I don't know what ever happened to it. My Uncle Jim had a big Stetson too. Maybe got it from his dad.
Guest - Apr 11, 2005 04:09 AM EDT
These old photos are great Gary. I have a couple myself but nothing like the age of this one. I am surprised that noone has mentioned the hat. It's a beauty.
Guest - Apr 11, 2005 02:54 AM EDT
Think it's my dad (Brian) you've spoken to. I'll see if he'll send an e-mail.
Guest - Mar 30, 2005 02:43 PM EDT
Hello Andrew. I do have quite a bit of family history. I'm guessing that you are probably the same Andrew Minniss that I know. Send me an email and I'll send you some info.
Guest - Mar 30, 2005 01:40 PM EDT
I'm wondering if you know the much history of this rancher? Wanting to know if the rancher had any connections with family etc. from England? We have been meaning to research our family for years and never realy had the chance. Would be interesting to see if we did have a connection!
Guest - Mar 21, 2005 04:05 PM EDT
Thanks Vicki. Yes, these old time photos really are priceless. This is one of my favorites of my fathere's side of the family.
Guest - Mar 19, 2005 03:07 PM EDT
This is an incredible step back in time, Gary. Being adopted at birth I have no memories or images of my own ancestors. They are priceless and I enjoy seeing and reading others' stories. This sample is priceless - she was stylish while being gutsy with the long pants, and even he was rather a dandy in his own way. Excellent memory. Thank you for sharing this.
Guest - Mar 12, 2005 11:21 PM EDT
I'm sure he had many stories. I wish I'd known him when I was older. He died when I was 6. I remember him as a rather fierce old guy. Nobody messed with him except Grandma!
Guest - Mar 12, 2005 11:07 PM EDT
I bet this Gentleman had some wonderful stories to tell, I love listening to Old Timers stories. Carol
Guest - Jan 13, 2005 10:43 PM EDT
interesting about one of the aunts becoming a hairdresser, Gary. I'd say there is a connection there, perhaps this young aunt was willing to let her relative work on her hair. it looks good too.
Guest - Jan 13, 2005 09:32 PM EDT
Geez Gary, it looks like everything has been said about this picture, so I'll just say WOW !!! I lke it too.
Guest - Jan 13, 2005 09:25 PM EDT
Alandra, I forgot to mention the hair. It looks marcelled to me too. At least one of my aunts became a hairdresser. Maybe there is a connection.
Guest - Jan 13, 2005 09:20 PM EDT
Thanks all. I'd like to say I have a shoebox full of these, but, sadly, this is the only one. I do have one other of grandpa in the 1920's. I haven't seen it lately. Will try to dig it up.
Guest - Jan 13, 2005 08:41 PM EDT
Alandra you are right this is a great picture I would like to see a lot more like this. Thanks for sharing this Gary. Carol
Guest - Jan 13, 2005 08:07 PM EDT
forgot to mention the pocketwatch chain too, Carol. isn't it great!
Guest - Jan 13, 2005 02:09 PM EDT
I really like this picture, The hat, chaps, tie, and pocket watch and the girl.This is a picture worth a thousand words. Got anymore like this? Carol
Guest - Jan 13, 2005 04:27 AM EDT
The man looks like a tough hombre.The lady looks like she could take care of herself too.
Guest - Jan 13, 2005 04:22 AM EDT
oh, this is just great, Gary! You must be very happy to have these. Have never seen an oldie pic quite like this before, - with the young woman, all decked out in the rancher type clothing. Fabulous. The woman is very pretty and your grandfather is very distinguished looking and a good looking man. The woman looks as if she has had her hair "marcelled" (waved). Wonder if they did that procedure with the hair in those days? Right down to the dog behind them, this is just so great. thanks for sharing this.

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