Edgar Athling Bras

6 October 1841–24 June 1923 (Age 81)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Edgar Athling

When Edgar Athling Bras was born on 6 October 1841, in Iowa, United States, his father, John Henry Brass, was 48 and his mother, Claretta Hayden, was 26. He married Mary Elizabeth Means on 25 January 1872. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Paradise Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 24 June 1923, in Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Athling Bras
Mary Elizabeth Means
Marriage: 25 January 1872
Lester Ward Bras
Gertrude C Bras
Ollie Bras
Ethel M. Bras
Ray John Bras

Spouse and Children

25 January 1872


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World Events (8)


Age 5

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

Age 5

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and North German: from Old French and Middle Dutch bras ‘arm’. This was probably a descriptive nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the arm, but the word was also used as a measure of length, and may also have denoted a surveyor.2 Spanish: from the personal name, a vernacular form of Blasius , popularized through the cult of the 4th century Christian martyr. Compare Portuguese Braz

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

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Sources (3)

  • E A Bras, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edger A Brase, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edgar Bras, "United States Census, 1880"

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