Nellie Lynch

1876–12 May 1936 (Age 60)
Penn Yan, Yates, New York, United States

The Life of Nellie

When Nellie Lynch was born in 1876, in Penn Yan, Yates, New York, United States, her father, John Lynch, was 40 and her mother, Eliza Brewer, was 37. She married Thomas Atkinson Brunskill on 29 December 1897. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Milo, Yates, New York, United States for about 25 years. She died on 12 May 1936, in Penn Yan, Yates, New York, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Penn Yan, Yates, New York, United States.

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Thomas Atkinson Brunskill
Nellie Lynch
Marriage: 29 December 1897
Nona Iona Brunskill
Mary E Brunskill

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Atkinson Brunskill



29 December 1897


    Nona Iona Brunskill


    Mary E Brunskill


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 0

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 0

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Loingsigh ‘descendant of Loingseach’, a personal name meaning ‘mariner’ (from long ‘ship’). This is now a common surname in Ireland but of different local origins, for example chieftain families in counties Antrim and Tipperary, while in Ulster and Connacht there were families called Ó Loingseacháin who later shortened their name to Ó Loingsigh and also Anglicized it as Lynch.2 Irish (Anglo-Norman): Anglicized form of Gaelic Linseach, itself a Gaelicized form of Anglo-Norman French de Lench, the version found in old records. This seems to be a local name, but its origin is unknown. One family of bearers of this name was of Norman origin, but became one of the most important tribes of Galway.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or hillside, Old English hlinc, or perhaps a habitational name from Lynch in Dorset or Somerset or Linch in Sussex, all named with this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Brunskill in household of Thomas Brunskill, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie Brunskill in household of Thomas Brunskill, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Nellie Brunskill in household of Thomas Brunskill, "New York State Census, 1905"

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