Person: Minnie Mae Trinkle

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Geboe
  • ID: 2579
    Gender: Female
    Date of Birth: Knw 02-06-1872
    Location of Birth: Kansas
    Date of Death: Knw 11-30-1910
    Location of Death: N/A
  • Biography/Notes:
    Minnie was born in Kansas but was just an infant when the Myaamia relocated to Indian Territory. Just as her parents' marriage did a generation before, Minnie Geboe's marriage to Joseph Lee Trinkle brought two Myaamia families together. Joseph's parents were Henry Trinkle and Mary Josephine Bundy. Though Joseph technically agreed to become a United States citizen (thereby giving up his tribal citizenship) and stay in Kansas, Minnie did not, so she received an allotment in Indian Territory and the entire family relocated there. Minnie and Joseph were married in 1888, and they had three children before his death in 1894. They were Mary “Pearl” (Trinkle) Alsbaugh, Mabel (Trinkle) Olds, and Ernest Trinkle. Minnie was only 38 years old when she passed away in 1910. Though the two girls were married by then, Ernest was fifteen and remained in the care of his grandmother Mary Geboe.
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February 6, 1872


1889 Allotment

March 2, 1889

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congressa ssembled, That the provisions of chapter One hundred and Nineteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty seven, entitled "An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations,and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes," are hereby declared to extend to and are made app...


November 30, 1910