Mary Ida Brink

Brief Life History of Mary Ida

When Mary Ida Brink was born about 1859, in Dayton Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States, her father, James Sterling Brink, was 39 and her mother, Mary Ann Ayers, was 36. She married Frank G Dimmitt on 23 October 1877, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1880. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa, Jones, Iowa, United States.

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Frank G Dimmitt
Mary Ida Brink
about 1859–
Marriage: 23 October 1877
Carrie B Dimmitt

Sources (10)

  • Ida Brink in household of James S Brink, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ida Mary Brink - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Ida Mary Brink
  • Mary J Brink, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

North German; Danish and Swedish (of German origin): topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture or green, from Middle Low German brinc ‘hill, edge, slope, grazing land’, especially a raised meadow in low-lying marshland. Swedish name is ornamental.

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by the brink, which is in the central and east Netherlands the name of the common area in the centre of the village, the village square. Compare Vandenbrink .

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

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