Henry C. Miner
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 9th district
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
|Preceded by||Timothy J. Campbell|
|Succeeded by||Thomas J. Bradley|
|Born||March 23, 1842|
New York City, New York
|Died||February 22, 1900 (aged 57)|
New York City, New York
|Spouse(s)||Julia Lucinda Moore (d. 1894)|
Born in New York City, Miner attended the public schools, and worked as a clerk in drug stores while learning the pharmacy business. In addition, Miner studied medicine under his brother, Dr. Edward Miner, then president of the Brooklyn Medical College, and attended the Institute of Physicians and Surgeons, an alternative healing school in New York City. Miner became a pharmacist, and during the American Civil War he served as pharmacist of the 1st New York Volunteer Engineer Regiment during its mobilization and training on Long Island. Miner also worked as a police officer, and became a volunteer fireman.
Miner's pharmacy business expanded until he incorporated the H. C. Miner Company, which operated multiple stores, and was also a wholesale supplier of toiletries and merchandise to other drug stores. In 1864, Miner became interested in the theatrical business after working as an advance man for a traveling medical lecturer. He eventually owned five theaters in New York City and Newark, New Jersey, and his chain expanded to additional locations, including Detroit, Michigan. Miner was also president of a lithographing company, which produced advertising and posters for his theatrical productions, and he was publisher of the American Dramatic Directory, and president of the Actors' Fund Association. In addition, he possessed ownership stakes in banks, real estate, railroads, and other ventures.
At his death, Clay's net worth was more than $5 million (more than $146 million in 2017). His assets were controlled by the Estate of Henry C. Miner, Incorporated, of which his son Henry C. Miner Jr. was president.
Miner was married twice; his first wife was Julia Lucinda Moore (d. 1894), with whom he had four sons, Henry C., Edwin D., Thomas W., and George H. His second wife was Annie O'Neill, an actress who retired after their marriage. With his second wife, Miner was the father of a son, John.:139
- "Sudden Death of Henry C. Miner".
- "Death of Ex-Congressman Miner".
- Herringshaw's American Blue Book Of Biography.
- "Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University , Deceased during the Year 1931-1932" (PDF). Yale University. 15 October 1932. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
- "Sudden Death of Henry C. Miner". The New York Times. New York, NY. February 23, 1900. p. 1.
- "Death of Ex-Congressman Miner". The Daily News. Mount Carmel, PA. February 23, 1900. p. 2.
- Herringshaw, Thomas W. (1915). Herringshaw's American Blue Book Of Biography. Chicago, IL: American Publishers' Association. p. 853.
- United States Congress. "Henry C. Miner (id: M000792)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
Timothy J. Campbell
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 9th congressional district
March 4, 1895–March 3, 1897
Thomas J. Bradley