Minnie Ruth Alexander

1 June 1924–12 September 2009 (Age 85)
Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States

The Life of Minnie Ruth

When Minnie Ruth Alexander was born on 1 June 1924, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, her father, Hardin Alexander, was 32 and her mother, Minnie Myrtle Colwell-Preuit, was 35. She married Burney Stephen Brown on 6 June 1938. She died on 12 September 2009, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Travis, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Burney Stephen Brown
1919–1988
Minnie Ruth Alexander
1924–2009
Marriage: 6 June 1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 June 1938

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 5

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great ( 356–323 bc )—or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria ( ad c.250–326 ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie R Alexander in household of Hardin A Alexander, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Minnie Ruth Alexander in entry for Nora Marie Brown, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Ruth Alexander Brown-Perry-Harrison, "Find A Grave Index"

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