- Minor J. Duryea, son of William Henry Duryee (1824-1908) and Catherine Brokaw, was born 19 September 1854, died 1934
- Married 1876 Anna Miller, daughter of Martin and Margaret Miller, formerly of Ohio, but removing to Hillsdale County, Michigan in 1866.
- Minor was a "Temperance Evangelist," ordained in 1885, with pastorates in several Michigan towns, Chicago, Illinois, the Toledo, Ohio area and at the Riverside Church, Elkhart, Indiana. [Source]
- DURYEA, Minor J. / LYNCHBURG, Va., May 9 1934 / The Rev. Minor J. Duryea, former prison evangelist and a native of Michigan, who had made his home here three years, died yesterday at the age of 80.
- He was assistant chaplain of the Michigan State penitentiary for a number of years and did much evangelistic work in the West Virginia coal fields, Indian schools of Oklahoma and Federal prisons of Southern States.
- During pastorates at Blanchard and Ashley, Mich., he built a Methodist church and a Congregational church at Elkhart, Ind.
- The Oak Restaurant and Saloon, was opened in February 1890, by Charles S. King. [Source]
- Charlie King had a little legal trouble for selling liquor at illegal hours. [Source]
- Charlie became successful and beloved locally for his restaurant. By 1905 he was in poor health, sold out, and went to Colorado Springs..
- The Oak was soon owned by Henry Lantz who purchased it in 1905, from ''Baker and Guncheon'' who also ran The Elk.
- These changes came quickly, as Lantz filed bankruptcy in 1906.
- The next owners were: Corwin, Wilson, McCarty. Then Corwin and Steinle. They stayed in business until The Oak closed for good in 1919.
Note: These items are part of my ''Collecting Lima Virtual Museum''. They are not for sale.
If/when I find more information on these items, I will add it to the post.
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