Lydia Ann Brooks

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

The Life 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 Moscow, Muscatine, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Locke Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. 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

    Daniel Lester Boardman



1 July 1858
Fayette, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 8

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 19

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the possessive case of Brook (i.e. ‘of the brook’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.3 Americanized spelling of German Brucks .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Brooks in household of Benj Brooks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • L A Boardman in household of D L Boardman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Liddie Boardman in household of Daniel L Boardman, "United States Census, 1870"

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