William R. Brewer

29 March 1839–31 December 1880 (Age 41)
Lee, Ringgold, Iowa, United States

The Life of William R.

When William R. Brewer was born on 29 March 1839, in Lee, Ringgold, Iowa, United States, his father, David W. Brewer, was 28 and his mother, Susanna Small, was 21. He married Lavina Hulburt Brewer on 2 November 1863, in Linn, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Orleans, Linn, Oregon, United States in 1870 and Antelope, Wasco, Oregon, United States in 1880. He died on 31 December 1880, in Jefferson, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States.

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William R. Brewer
Lavina Hulburt Brewer
Marriage: 2 November 1863
Nellie Mary Jane Brewer
Sylvia May Brewer
William Brewer

Spouse and Children


    Lavina Hulburt Brewer


2 November 1863
Linn, Oregon, United States


    Nellie Mary Jane Brewer


    Sylvia May Brewer


    William Brewer


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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · ""

Age 11

Historical Boundaries - 1850: Linn, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Linn, Oregon, United States
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 18

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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)

  • William Brewer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Brewer in household of David Brewer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Brewer, "United States Census, 1880"

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