Virginia Elva Minear

25 March 1844–16 November 1941 (Age 97)
Fannin, Goliad, Texas, United States

The Life of Virginia Elva

When Virginia Elva Minear was born on 25 March 1844, in Fannin, Goliad, Texas, United States, her father, William Minear, was 31 and her mother, Lydia Picklehimer, was 28. She married George Alexander Hay on 4 July 1865. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Medina, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 1, Bandera, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 16 November 1941, in Bandera, Bandera, Texas, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Bandera, Bandera, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Alexander Hay
1836–1925
Virginia Elva Minear
1844–1941
Marriage: 4 July 1865
Jessie Georgiana Hay
1865–1958
Francis Towle Hay
1867–1956
Jennett Virginia Hay
1870–1922
Charles Frederick William Hay
1874–1944
Joseph A. M. Hay
1877–1900
Mary Emma Hay
1880–1971
John Samuel Stevens Hay
1884–1971
Ora S. Hay
1889–1919
Ola Hay
1889–1989

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 July 1865
Bandera,Texas
children

(9)

    Female1865–1958Female

    Male1867–1956Male

    Jennett Virginia Hay

    Female1870–1922Female

    Charles Frederick William Hay

    Male1874–1944Male

    Joseph A. M. Hay

    Male1877–1900Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Minear

    Male1812–1852Male

    Female1815–1889Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846 · Mexican-American War

Age 2

Known in the United States as the Mexican War. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not officially acknowledge the secession of Texas, and interpreted the US involvement with Texas as an invasion of borders. Mexican forces attacked American forces in an event called the Thornton Affair, prompting President James K. Polk to send a request for war to Congress. The war ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which required the Mexican Cession of the northern territories and acceptance of the Rio Grande as the southern border of the United States. At the same time, the U.S. committed to pay Mexico $15 million for war damages and assumed roughly $3.25 million of their existing debt.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 26

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Mynhier .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Virginia Minears in household of William Minears, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Virginia Hay in household of Jesse Hay, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Virginia Hay in household of George Hay, "United States Census, 1900"

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