Katie Odell Brewer

9 April 1892–19 September 1954 (Age 62)
Waynesboro, Wayne, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Katie Odell

When Katie Odell Brewer was born on 9 April 1892, in Waynesboro, Wayne, Tennessee, United States, her father, Henry Josiah Brewer, was 26 and her mother, Mary A Lindsey, was 25. She married James Henry Sims on 6 December 1911, in Davis, Murray, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Civil District 12, Warren, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 19 September 1954, in Albertville, Marshall, Alabama, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Valhalla Cemetery, Midfield, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Sims
Katie Odell Brewer
Marriage: 6 December 1911
Bertha Octavia Sims
R D Sims
Mabel Elnora Sims
Mattie Louise Sims
T J Sims
James Lester Sims
Albert Eugene Sims

Spouse and Children

6 December 1911
Davis, Murray, Oklahoma, United States


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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 3

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.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

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: 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)

  • Katie Sims in household of James Sims, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kate Brewer in household of Henry Brewer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Kate O Brewer in household of Henry J Brewer, "United States Census, 1900"

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