Minnie Mary Hay

8 October 1890–1 February 1985 (Age 94)
Pleasant Point, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Minnie Mary

When Minnie Mary Hay was born on 8 October 1890, in Pleasant Point, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Thomas Hay, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Evelyn Springer, was 18. She married Earl Dent Dugan on 21 February 1913. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1930 and Redlands Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. She died on 1 February 1985, in Clackamas, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Clackamas, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earl Dent Dugan
Minnie Mary Hay
Marriage: 21 February 1913
Warren Leon Gunselman Dugan
Ruth Carmen Dugan
Vivian Dolline Dugan
Albert Bradford Duggan
Marcus Dent Dugan
Noreen Loxceille Dugan

Spouse and Children

21 February 1913


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Evelyn Springer






    Marcus Springer Hay


    Mattie Stone Hay


    Maggie Frances Hay


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 1

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye (Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin). Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from any of various places named with this word, including Les Hays and La Haye in Normandy. The Old French and Middle English word was used in particular to denote an enclosed forest. Compare Haywood . This name was taken to Ireland (County Wexford) by the Normans.2 Scottish and English: nickname for a tall man, from Middle English hay, hey ‘tall’, ‘high’ (Old English hēah).3 Scottish and English: from the medieval personal name Hay, which represented in part the Old English byname Hēah ‘tall’, in part a short form of the various compound names with the first element hēah ‘high’.

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

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Story Highlight

Minnie Mary Hay

My great-grandmother was a little spit-fire!!! When my mother knew her, she was 4'11" tall and wore size 3 shoes. She had to buy shoes in the children's section. She was the head of the family! Sh …

Sources (3)

  • Mary H Dugan in household of Earl D Dugan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Dugan in household of Carl D Dugan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Minnie Hay in household of William T Hay, "United States Census, 1910"

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