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
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

Spouse and Children

4 July 1865




    Jennett Virginia Hay


    Charles Frederick William Hay


    Joseph A. M. Hay


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Minear





+2 More Children

World Events (8)


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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