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Minnie Burke Traylor (1941-1997)

Minnie Burke Traylor (1941-1997) was the daughter of Charles and Mary Earley Burke, Minnie graduated from Washington High School in 1959. In 1960 she married Parnell Traylor and they had two sons, Vincent (an engineer) and Michael (a medical doctor).

As a nurse, she worked at Doctor’s Hospital for more than 25 years. She furthered her education in the 1980s, attending Kent State University and Stark State. Traylor tutored students in reading at the former Jones Junior High.

She served as President of the YWCA, Secretary for the NAACP membership committee, President of the Rose of Sharon Gospel Community Choir, President of the United Prayer band, church secretary at Morning Star United Holy Church, President of Better Education-Better Massillon Committee. She also served on the Massillon Civil Service Commission, the Massillon Youth Center Board, the Ohio LPN Association, Massillon Urban League, its Ladies Guild, and the Black History Committee.

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