Ota Alva Sanders

11 August 1896–17 November 1966 (Age 70)
Knoxville, Johnson, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Ota Alva

When Ota Alva Sanders was born on 11 August 1896, in Knoxville, Johnson, Arkansas, United States, her father, Andrew Henry Sanders, was 42 and her mother, Minnie Gibson, was 25. She married Maurice John Brevoort on 19 May 1923. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Beat 2, Sunflower, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Aberdeen, Harford, Maryland, United States in 1930. She died on 17 November 1966, in Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Wake Forest, Wake, North Carolina, United States.

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Maurice John Brevoort
Ota Alva Sanders
Marriage: 19 May 1923
Grace Maurine Brevoort
Esther Ruth Brevoort
Dorothy Minna Brevoort

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  • Marriage
    19 May 1923Of,,Johnson,Arkansas
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    World Events (8)

    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage
    Age 1
    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    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.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 20
    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

    English, Scottish, and North German: patronymic from Sander 1.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Ota Sanders Brevoort in household of Maurice J Brevoort, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Ota Alva Sanders in household of C H Sanders Sr., "United States Census, 1920"
    • Ota A Sanders in household of Andrew H Sanders, "United States Census, 1900"

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