Lucy Alice Peer

28 January 1874–14 February 1961 (Age 87)
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lucy Alice

When Lucy Alice Peer was born on 28 January 1874, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, her father, John Peer, was 33 and her mother, Susan A. Hoover, was 33. She married Adolphus Sweeney on 24 April 1897, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Johnston District, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States in 1910. She died on 14 February 1961, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Massanutten Cemetery, Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adolphus Sweeney
Lucy Alice Peer
Marriage: 24 April 1897
Charles Coverstone Sweeney

Spouse and Children

    Adolphus Sweeney



24 April 1897
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States


    Charles Coverstone Sweeney


Parents and Siblings

    John Peer


    Susan A. Hoover




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 20

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Pear .2 Dutch and North German: from a reduced form of the personal name Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Sweeney in household of John W Sweeney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lucy A Sweeny in household of John W Sweeny, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lucy A Peer in household of John Peer, "United States Census, 1880"

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