Archie W. Beaver

19 June 1896–27 July 1978 (Age 82)
Texas, United States

The Life of Archie W.

When Archie W. Beaver was born on 19 June 1896, in Texas, United States, his father, Ransom Hezekiah Beaver, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Jane Barron, was 22. He married Donda Maybell Gray on 25 November 1922, in Gonzales, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Gonzales, Texas, United States for about 40 years. He died on 27 July 1978, in Gonzales, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Saturn, Gonzales, Texas, United States.

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Archie W. Beaver
Donda Maybell Gray
Marriage: 25 November 1922
Virgie Mae Beaver

Spouse and Children


    Donda Maybell Gray


25 November 1922
Gonzales, Texas, United States


    Virgie Mae Beaver


Parents and Siblings

    Ransom Hezekiah Beaver





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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 5

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in France called Beauvoir, for example in Manche, Somme, and Seine-Maritime, or from Belvoir in Leicestershire. All of these are named with Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + veïr, voir ‘to see’, i.e. a place with a fine view.2 English: nickname from Middle English bevere, Old English beofor ‘beaver’, possibly referring to a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal. The existence of patronymic forms such as Beaverson suggest that this may also have been a personal name.3 Probably a translation of cognates of 2 in other languages, in particular Dutch Bever and German Bieber .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Archie Beaner in household of Ransom H Beaner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Archie W Beaven, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Archie W Beaven, "United States Census, 1930"

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