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Minnie May MANSFIELD

Minnie May MANSFIELD

Female 1883 - 1990  (107 years)

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  • Name Minnie May MANSFIELD 
    Born 23 Mar 1883  Gorda, Monterey, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Education Teacher's Training School in Salinas, California 
    History SSDI states card issued in California in 1962. 
    Occupation Teacher, Principal 
    Social Security Number 563-66-5721 
    Died 12 Jun 1990  Sun City, Riverside, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Minnie has a rich family history that goes back to her mother's father, who in the early 1800's came to California in a covered wagon. He had sent his wife and two sons south by boat to cross the Isthmus of Panama, because he had thought that would be a safer route. The children crossed the Isthmus on the backs of Indians. They all caught a boat that sailed up the coast and met him in San Francisco. Minnie's mother was named Mendocino after the town; she was the first white child born there.
      Minnie's father, Cornell Mansfield, drove a covered wagon at 17 years of age from Mansfield, Ohio to Northern California. He homesteaded in the Pacific Valley, bought out other homesteaders and eventually developed his land into a 7,000 acre cattle ranch. The ranch was later bought by William Randolph Hearst, which extended his estate from San Simeon to Big Sur.
      Minnie was the ninth of twelve children. She is a second generation Californian. She grew up around horses. To this day, she loves them. She remembers seeing Buffalo Bill in King City when she was a child. As befitting ladies of that era, her father only allowed his daughters to ride side-saddle.
      Minnie went to Teacher's Training School in Salinas and became a teacher before she got married. She was the principal of a grade school in King City.
      In the early 1900's, Minnie met and married Bert Reid, the foreman of the Green Cattle Company. They lived in Cananea, Mexico. That was where she first learned to ride like a cowboy. Because of Indian uprisings there in Mexico, the Reids decided to move to Yuma, Arizona. There they homesteaded 160 acres, farming the land from 1910 to 1937.
      Minnie Reid was Matron for Eastern Star during the 1920's and held a position in the State Office of the Eastern Star in Arizona.
      In 1937 they went into produce farming, growing carrots on 700 acres near Grant, New Mexico. They employed Navaho Indians to help them.
      Minnie had three children, two sons and a daughter. Her daughter, Marjorie Adams, lives in Sun City and comes everyday to be with her Mother. Her son, Barney Reid, a well-known artist, lives in San Diego.
      Minnie was a tireless worker, for she went back to teaching in the 1930's in order to send her children through college. She taught "Americanization Work" to Native Indian, Mexican, and Chinese elementary children. She also taught them English. As soon as Marjorie, the youngest, graduated, she quit teaching.
      Minnie loved to garden - her passion was flowers. To this day she enjoys fresh flowers and likes them to be arranged aesthetically. She used to have extensive flower gardens. She also enjoyed reading. It was a favorite pastime.
      Her husband died in 1950, so she had to sell the ranch. She moved to San Diego to live near her son until 1979. She lived alone until she was 97 years old. She then came to Sun City to live with Marjorie, and has been here at Sun City Convalescent Center for two years. [6]
    Person ID I529  Reid Family | David's side of the family
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2007 

    Father Curnell Horry MANSFIELD,   b. 6 Dec 1835, Washington, Hancock, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1906, King City, Monterey, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mendocina May PLASKETT,   b. 14 Sep 1856, Mendocino Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1936, King City, Monterey, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1871  Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertram McClure REID,   b. 12 Apr 1880, Chico, Butte, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1950, Escondido, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1908  King City, Monterey, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Children 
     1. Cedric McClure REID,   b. 17 Dec 1909, King City, Monterey, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1974, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Barney Maxwell REID,   b. 26 Aug 1913, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1992, San Diego, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Marjorie Ellen REID,   b. 20 Jan 1915, Fort Yuma Indian Reservation (near Winterhaven), Imperial, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1992, Sun City, Riverside, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Mar 1883 - Gorda, Monterey, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Sep 1908 - King City, Monterey, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 1990 - Sun City, Riverside, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Mansfield, Minnie.jpg
    Mansfield, Minnie.jpg
    Taken 23 March 1989.

  • Sources 
    1. [S198] California Death Index (CDI), Riverside County, California.

    2. [S202] Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

    3. [S237] United States Federal Census, King City, Monterey, California, District 7, Pg. 6B.

    4. [S239] United States Federal Census, Crane, Yuma, California; Enumeration District #71, Pg. 28A.

    5. [S240] United States Federal Census, Somerton, Yuma, Arizona; Enumeration District #14-16, Pg. 4B.

    6. [S14] Sun City Convalescent Center News.