Lydia Webster Brooks

13 November 1851–20 July 1923 (Age 71)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Lydia Webster

When Lydia Webster Brooks was born on 13 November 1851, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, James Simpkin Brooks, was 25 and her mother, Lydia Ann Webster, was 22. She married William Singleton about 1867, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in California, United States in 1870 and Moreno, Riverside, California, United States in 1900. She died on 20 July 1923, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Singleton
Lydia Webster Brooks
Marriage: about 1867
John James Singleton
Anna Jane Singleton
William James Singleton
Martha Helen Singleton
Thomas Henry Singleton
Charles Edward Singleton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1867California, United States
  • Children


    +1 More Child

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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 6
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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 (12)

    • Lydia Singleton in household of William Singleton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lydia Brooks in household of James Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Lydia Webster Brooks - Church record: birth-name: Lydia Webster Brooks

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