Alta Brewer

1897–Female
Johnson, Indiana

The Life of Alta

When Alta Brewer was born in May 1897, her father, Chester A Brewer, was 28 and her mother, Lillie Belle Wheeling, was 28. She lived in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Pleasant Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1920.

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Earl Davis
Alta Brewer
1897–

Spouse and Children

    Earl Davis

    MaleMale

    Female1897–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Chester A Brewer

    Male1868–1937Male

    Lillie Belle Wheeling

    Female1868–1952Female

siblings

(5)

    Ariel Howard Brewer

    Male1894–Male

    Female1897–Female

    Elizabeth Haleyon Brewer

    Female1902–Female

    William Brewer

    Male1906–Male

    Theta Brewer

    Female1910–1980Female

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 9

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1929

Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Alta Brewer in household of Chester Brewer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alta Brewer in household of Chester A Brewer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alta Brewer in household of Chester A Brewer, "United States Census, 1910"

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