Minnie Jane Springer

1888–1967 (Age 79)
Lawrence, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Minnie Jane

When Minnie Jane Springer was born in 1888, in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Taylor Springer, was 39 and her mother, Nancy E. Dixon, was 37. She had at least 2 sons with Thomas Smith Quillen. She lived in Civil District 2, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Civil District 1, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 21 October 1967, in Iron City, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79.

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Thomas Smith Quillen
Minnie Jane Springer
Jim Allen Quillen
Benjamin Thomas Quillen

Spouse and Children




    Benjamin Thomas Quillen


Parents and Siblings

    James Taylor Springer





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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 7

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 21

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle High German springen, Middle Dutch springhen, Yiddish shpringen ‘to jump or leap’.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fountain or the source of a stream, Middle English spring ‘spring’ + the habitational suffix -er. The same word was also used of a plantation of young trees, and in some cases this may be the source of the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie Quillen in household of Thomas Quillen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Minnie Quillen in household of Tom Quillen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Minnie Quillen in household of Tom Quillen, "United States Census, 1930"

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