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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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MINERVA (f): Roman name for the Greek goddess ATHENE, popular in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century New England, as well as in the rest of the country (often seen in the nickname form MINNIE). Nearly 14,000 women in the 1850 census were named Minerva. They include Minerva Bangs (born abt. 1840) of Prescott, Massachusetts; Minevra Cashdollar (born abt. 1839) of Etna, Ohio; and Minerva Royce (born abt. 1765) of Berkshire, Vermont.

Posted by Jean Powers at 10/15/2012 09:45:00 AM | 

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