Lydia Ann Brooks

27 October 1838–25 April 1908 (Age 69)
Muscatine, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 July 1858Fayette, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1844 · German Immigration to Texas
    Age 6
    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.
    Age 8
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    Age 23
    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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    Sources (19)

    • Lydia A B Boardman in entry for William Henry Boardman, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
    • Lydia Brooks in household of Benj Brooks, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Lydia Ann Brooks in entry for George H Merrill and Olive E Cole, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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