Martha Elizabeth Brewer

6 July 1899–19 March 1981 (Age 81)
Dixie, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Martha Elizabeth

When Martha Elizabeth Brewer was born on 6 July 1899, in Dixie, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States, her father, William Henry "Willie" Brewer, was 30 and her mother, Ellen Louise Leslie "Lula or Lulu" Bennett, was 23. She married John Charles Kane on 3 March 1920. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Mountain Park Township, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 19 March 1981, in Mountain Park, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mountain Park, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States.

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John Charles Kane
Martha Elizabeth Brewer
Marriage: 3 March 1920
Aaron "Sonny" Kane

Spouse and Children

3 March 1920
Vernon,, Texas, USA


    Aaron "Sonny" Kane


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

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

Age 8

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 22

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

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)

  • Elizabeth Kane in household of John Kane, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eliza Brewer in household of William H Brewer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Liza M Brewer in household of William H Brewer, "United States Census, 1920"

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