Alice Peyton Vaughn Pruitt

1 January 1897–8 September 1968 (Age 71)
Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Alice Peyton Vaughn

When Alice Peyton Vaughn Pruitt was born on 1 January 1897, in Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States, her father, John B Pruitt, was 27 and her mother, Sabra M. Pitts, was 26. She married William Lamar Menzies on 15 October 1919, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Duquesne, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 September 1968, at the age of 71, and was buried in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lamar Menzies
Alice Peyton Vaughn Pruitt
Marriage: 15 October 1919
William Menzies
William Lamar Menzies Jr.
Alice Sabra Menzies
Thomas Pruitt Menzies
Mary Ann Menzies

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1919Catawba, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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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.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 8
    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 19
    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

    French and English: nickname from a pet form of Old French proux ‘valiant’, ‘brave’, or ‘wise’ ( see Proulx , Prue ).

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Alice R Menzies in household of William Menzies, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Alice Menzies in household of William M Menzies, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Alice Menzies in household of William Menzies, "United States Census, 1920"

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