Eva Mae Brashear

14 August 1897–7 December 1982 (Age 85)
Crawford, Illinois, United States

The Life of Eva Mae

When Eva Mae Brashear was born on 14 August 1897, in Crawford, Illinois, United States, her father, Clark Brashear, was 32 and her mother, Hannah Ann Higgins, was 29. She married Alva Garrison Fleek on 23 October 1924, in Newton, Jasper, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Lamotte Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Robinson Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 7 December 1982, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Alva Garrison Fleek
Eva Mae Brashear
Marriage: 23 October 1924
Alva J Fleek Jr.

Spouse and Children

23 October 1924
Newton, Jasper, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Infant Daughter Brashear


    Clara J. Brashear



    Earl Brashear



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 13

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Of French (Huguenot) origin: Americanized variant of Brasseur . The traditional pronunciation is with the stress on the second syllable.

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

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Sources (3)

  • May E Brashears in household of Clark Brashears, "United States Census, 1920"
  • May Fleck in household of Alva Fleck, "United States Census, 1940"
  • May Brashear in household of Clark Brashear, "United States Census, 1910"

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