Virginia Elva Minear

Brief Life History 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, in Bandera, Texas, United States. 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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George Alexander Hay
Virginia Elva Minear
Marriage: 4 July 1865
Jessie Georgiana Hay
Francis Towle Hay
Jennett Virginia Hay
Charles Frederick William Hay
Joseph A. M. Hay
Mary Emma Hay
John Samuel Stevens Hay
Ora S. Hay
Ola Hay

Sources (16)

  • Virginia Minears in household of William Minears, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Virgine Minear, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Virginia Elva Minear Hay, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1852: Goliad, Texas, United States

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

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 German Minnier or Minnir, or of their original French form Minier . The surname Minnier is very rare in Germany, while the variant Minnir is apparently extinct. Compare Manier 3, Mineer , Minnear 1, Minniear , and Mynhier 1.

Cornish: variant of Menear . Compare Minnear 2.

History: The majority of the American Minears trace their origin to the brothers Christian and Johann Georg Minni(e)r or Minier from Germany, who arrived, together with Johann Georg's wife and son, Johann(es) Georg, Jr, in PA in 1732 on the ship Mary of London.

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

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