Minnie Vales

Noble Township, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Minnie

Minnie Vales was born in 1870, in Noble Township, Branch, Michigan, United States. She married George A Beers on 16 May 1886, in Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters.

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George A Beers
Minnie Vales
Marriage: 16 May 1886
Anna Amelia Beers
Christina Beers
Nora Beers

Spouse and Children

16 May 1886
Branch, Michigan, United States


World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 9

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 Catalan (Valès): respelling of Catalan Vallès ( see Valles ).2 Galician: habitational name from any of the places called Vales in Galicia, or topographic name from the plural of Galician val ‘valley’.3 Czech (Valeš): from a pet form of the personal name Valentin ( see Valentine ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie Vales, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Wminnie Vales, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Minnie Vales, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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