The Miner family was very prominent in the late 1800s and into the early 1900s with dry goods stores, one as a judge, and for opening grocery stores toward Detroit. These two covers show,
Frank M. Miner, b. June 14, 1849, d. April 9, 1928, and
Addie I. Miner, b. Aug. 29, 1850, d. Mar. 19, 1898. As a point of reference, in 1899, it was reported in the local newspaper, one of the Miners opened, The fine new department store of A.R. Miner was formally opened to the public on Saturday. It is one of the finest in the county and attracted a large crowd of people. A good orchestra furnished music for the occasion. In addition, Nellie Albright is clerking in A.R. Miner's store.