Robert E. MCMEEN

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/11/10 - Image Year: 1880

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Robert E. McMeen was the son of Robert and Margaret Rice McMeen. Robert was born on November 5, 1829 near Church Hill. On January 3, 1861 he married his second wife, Elizabeth Jane Robison. His first wife was Sidney Kilmer who died before 1861.

He was a farmer, mason, teacher and genalogist who lived in the Mt. Hope school district. The McMeens were members of the Presbyterian Church. Robert was considered as one of the highly esteemed teachers of this period, and was one of the first to teach in the Mt, Hope School. He served two terms as Prothonotary of Juniata County. The marriage to Elizabeth was blessed with three children: William E. McMeen (1865-1929) who married Mamie McClure (1867-1924). Elsie Ann (1871-1956) married Holmes Brady Groninger (1871-1945). Sarah Bertha (1873-1940) who married William A. Groninger (1876-1922).

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Contributed by letwet on 11/7/10 - Image Year: 1890
Robert E. and Elizabeth Jane (Robinson) McMeen
Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/31/20 - Image Year: 1915
WILLIAM ELLIOTT MCMEEN FARM HOUSE: Pictured (l-r) Unknown, unknown, Holmes E. Groninger, Unknown, Mary "Mamie" (McClure) McMeen, William Elliott McMeen (Robert's Son), Elizabeth (Robinson) McMeen, Robert E. McMeen. (Photo courtesy of Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/16/12 - Image Year: 1873
TEACHING CERTIFICATE for Robert E. McMeen. The Certificate says that Robert is certified to teach Orthography (Penmanship), Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, English Grammar, US History, Algebra and Vocal Music. The document was signed by Juniata County Superintendent David E. Robison on October 1, 1873. (Submitted by Wayne Taylor)

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