Lydia Ann Brooks

Brief Life History of Lydia Ann

When Lydia Ann Brooks was born on 27 October 1838, in Muscatine, Iowa, United States, her father, Benjamin Brooks, was 46 and her mother, Nancy Olive Harris, was 40. She married Daniel Lester Boardman on 1 July 1858, in Fayette, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Locke Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 25 April 1908, in Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas, United States.

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Daniel Lester Boardman
Lydia Ann Brooks
Marriage: 1 July 1858
Benjamin Walter Boardman
William Henry Boardman
Herbert Hiram Boardman
Elizabeth Olive Boardman

Sources (19)

  • Lydia Brooks in household of Benj Brooks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lydia Ann Brooks - Government record: birth: 27 October 1838; Muscatine, Iowa, United States
  • Lydia Brooks, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.


Iowa is the 29th state.


Kansas is the 34th state

Name Meaning

English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

Americanized form of German Brucks .

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

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