Byron A. Bringhurst

1878–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Byron A.

When Byron A. Bringhurst was born in 1878, in Illinois, United States, his father, James Bringhurst, was 27 and his mother, Clara A. Lewen, was 21. He lived in Kane, Greene, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

James Bringhurst
1851–1927
Clara A. Lewen
1857–1884
Harry L Bringhurst
1876–1966
Lucy Bringhurst
1880–
Byron A. Bringhurst
1878–
Bringhurst
1880–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name, probably from a place in Leicestershire, England, called Bringhurst. This was named in Old English with Brȳninga + hyrst ‘wooded hill’, i.e. ‘wooded hill on lands associated with someone called Brȳni’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Byron A Bringhurst in household of James Bringhurst, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bringhurst, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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