Sunday, August 14, 2011

Harold Freeman Miners at College

Harold Freeman Miners, later a teller of weird tales, attended Michigan Agricultural College, the forerunner of Michigan State University, and graduated in 1913 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. During his years on campus, he was a member of the Phi Delta Literary Society, Horticulture Club, Poultry Club, Class Track, and Class Football. He was also in the Corps of Cadets, serving during the 1911-1912 school year as 1st Lieutenant in Company D and during the 1912-1913 school year as Major in the 3rd Battalion. His promising young career stumbled when he contracted influenza while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War I. As a result of his ill health, he was forced to a more hospitable climate in the West in 1921.  His life came to an end in a Denver sanitarium before the decade was out.

Harold Freeman Miners (far left) in his halcyon days as a student at Michigan Agricultural College, 1912.
Thanks to Ed Busch, Archivist, University Archives and Historical Collections, Michigan State University, and Randal Everts for passing on information on Miners at college.
Text and captions copyright 2011 Terence E. Hanley

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