William Alexander Brewer

20 May 1878–8 November 1955 (Age 77)
Barren Township, Independence, Arkansas, United States

The Life of William Alexander

When William Alexander Brewer was born on 20 May 1878, in Barren Township, Independence, Arkansas, United States, his father, Franklin Lafayette Brewer, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Laman, was 28. He married Minerva Elizabeth Ball on 9 February 1903, in Cave City, Sharp, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Cave Township, Sharp, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 8 November 1955, in Cave City, Sharp, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Independence, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Alexander Brewer
1878–1955
Minerva Elizabeth Ball
1880–1921
Marriage: 9 February 1903
Ruby Brewer
1904–1989
Coy Inez Brewer
1908–1979
Sarah Antoinette "Nettie" Brewer
1911–1993
Fay Brewer
1914–
Dorothy Brewer
1917–1997

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 February 1903
Cave City, Sharp, Arkansas, United States
children

(5)

    Ruby Brewer

    Female1904–1989Female

    Coy Inez Brewer

    Female1908–1979Female

    Female1911–1993Female

    Fay Brewer

    Male1914–Male

    Dorothy Brewer

    Female1917–1997Female

Parents and Siblings

    Franklin Lafayette Brewer

    Male1844–1902Male

    Elizabeth Jane Laman

    Female1849–1923Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 5

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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 A Brewer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William A Brewer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William A Brewer in household of Franklin L Brewer, "United States Census, 1880"

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