Della Attaway

Brief Life History of Della

When Della Attaway was born on 6 August 1894, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Charles Richard Attaway, was 33 and her mother, Roxanna Bell, was 30. She married Homer Tyson Brewer on 10 September 1911, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Beat 4, Marion, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 2, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 June 1984, in Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 89.

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Homer Tyson Brewer
Della Attaway
Marriage: 10 September 1911
Waukeen Brewer
Tressie Brewer
Tyson Brewer
Rubye Denver Brewer
James P Brewer
Katie Lee Brewer
Shelby Olen Brewer
Helen Brewer
Dr. Ralph Brewer

Sources (12)

  • Della Brewer in household of Homer Brewer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mrs Della Brewer in entry for Max Richard Daugherty, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • Della Brewer in household of Homer T Brewer, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

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1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

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Name Meaning

variant of Ottaway with unrounding of the initial vowel.

topographic name from Middle English atte weye ‘by the road’, or a habitational name for someone from Atway or Way, both in Devon. The word way (Old English weg) was the usual term for a road in Old and Middle English, as opposed to a stræt ‘paved road’ (usually a Roman road). The term rād or road, originally meaning ‘act of riding, outing on horseback’, did not come to mean ‘highway’ until Shakespeare's time.


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

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