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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William Alexander Brewer
Minerva Elizabeth Ball
Marriage: 9 February 1903
Ruby Brewer
Coy Inez Brewer
Sarah Antoinette "Nettie" Brewer
Fay Brewer
Dorothy Brewer

Spouse and Children

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


    Ruby Brewer


    Coy Inez Brewer



    Fay Brewer


    Dorothy Brewer


Parents and Siblings

    Franklin Lafayette Brewer


    Elizabeth Jane Laman




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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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