Lily Floy Heydlauff

14 December 1875–29 September 1962 (Age 86)
Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States

The Life of Lily Floy

When Lily Floy Heydlauff was born on 14 December 1875, in Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States, her father, Charles Myers Heydlauff, was 22 and her mother, Ida or Ann May Hicks, was 16. She married William Mason Brown on 16 August 1893, in Muir, Ionia, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Ronald Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States in 1880 and North Plains Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 September 1962, in Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in North Plains Cemetery, Ionia, Michigan, United States.

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William Mason Brown
Lily Floy Heydlauff
Marriage: 16 August 1893
Judge Charles Mason Brown
Marr Brown
Ada M Brown
Clee F Brown
Myron Fredrick Brown

Spouse and Children

16 August 1893
Muir, Ionia, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

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

Age 1

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 4

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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Sources (3)

  • Floy Brown in entry for Judd Charles M. Brown, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Flay L Brown in household of Mason Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Floy L Brown in household of William M Brown, "United States Census, 1920"

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