Pueblo County, Colorado
WILLIAM B. McMINN
Contributed by Karen Mitchell.
William B. McMinn, who is engaged in the undertaking business in Pueblo, his
native city, was born on the 26th of August, 1887, a son of John H. and
Elizabeth (Mallen) McMinn. The family had long been represented in the west and
removed from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Pueblo, where they took up their abode about
forty years ago, when this was a wild and largely undeveloped section of the
state. The father engaged in the furniture business for a long period and was
prominent in the commercial circles of his adopted city. He was also active in
politics and filled the office of justice of the peace, in which position he
rendered decisions that were strictly fair and impartial. When he passed away in
1908 his death was the occasion of deep and widespread regret because of the
sterling worth of his character and his valuable contributions to the
improvement and upbuilding of the section in which he lived. His widow still
survives him and is yet a resident of Pueblo.
William B. McMinn was educated in the public schools of Pueblo, pursuing a
course in the Central high school, and after his textbooks were put aside turned
his attention to railroad work, becoming connected with the Denver & Rio Grande
in the superintendent's office. He there remained from 1903 until 1911, steadily
working his way upward in that connection. He was afterward with the firm of
McMahon & Company for a year and a half and then spent five years in the employ
of the United Undertakers. In 1916 he established business on his own account
and has a splendidly equipped undertaking establishment. He has an auto hearse
and motor cars and he employs the most improved and scientific methods in the
care of the dead. He has in his service two men and one lady attendant and he
has developed a business of substantial proportions.
On the 10th of November, 1909, Mr. McMinn was united in marriage to Miss
Mabel G. Prendergast, of Pueblo, who is a representative of one of the old and
honored pioneer families of this section of the state. They now have two
children, Eileen and William.
The religious faith of the family is that of the Catholic church and Mr.
McMinn is a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He also belongs to
Pueblo Lodge, No. 90, B. P. O. E., is president of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians of Pueblo and a member of the Court of Honor. He is also identified
with the Praetorians and with the Commercial Club and he is much interested in
the development and progress of the state as a public-spirited citizen.
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