James R. Brewer

25 February 1883–
Monongalia, West Virginia, United States

The Life of James R.

When James R. Brewer was born on 25 February 1883, in Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, his father, Emanuel Brewer, was 29 and his mother, Arzilla Tennant, was 38. He lived in Paw Paw, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1910.

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Emanuel Brewer
Arzilla Tennant
Laura B. Brewer
James R. Brewer
Rosa Dell Brewer

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1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

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The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 33

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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  • James R Brewer in household of Emanuel Brewer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James R Brewer in household of Emanuel Brewer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James N. Brender, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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