Margaret Emma Brewer

13 September 1859–18 May 1926 (Age 66)
Centralia, Marion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Margaret Emma

When Margaret Emma Brewer was born on 13 September 1859, in Centralia, Marion, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Brewer, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Ann Daily, was 25. She married Albertice Harper Stevenson on 17 November 1880, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 18 May 1926, in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Oakland Freeport Cemetery, Freeport Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albertice Harper Stevenson
Margaret Emma Brewer
Marriage: 17 November 1880
Clyde Brewer Stevenson
Claud Alburtus Stevenson
Wilma Alberta Stevenson
Harold Charles Stevenson

Spouse and Children

    Albertice Harper Stevenson



17 November 1880
Marion, Illinois, United States


    Clyde Brewer Stevenson


    Claud Alburtus Stevenson


    Wilma Alberta Stevenson


    Harold Charles Stevenson


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Brewer


    Sarah Ann Daily




    William Oliver Brewer


    Elizabeth C. Brewer



    Lew W. Brewer


    Minnie Brewer


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 2

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 18

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Compare Brewster .2 English (of Norman origin): anglicized form of French Bruyère ( see Bruyere ), habitational name from a place so called in Calvados, France.3 Translation of Dutch Brouwer , German Brauer or Breuer , etc., all occupational names meaning ‘brewer’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Brewer in household of Sarah A Brewer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret E Brewer in household of Benj F Brewer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emma Brewer in household of Benjamin Brewer, "United States Census, 1870"

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