Lyda Brown

September 1885–
Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States

The Life of Lyda

When Lyda Brown was born in September 1885, in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States, her father, Gustavus Truman Brown, was 41 and her mother, Mary Agnes "Mollie" Hervey, was 34. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with John Hampton Sims Sr.. She lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1900.

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John Hampton Sims Sr.
Lyda Brown
Elizabeth Matoka Sims
Mary H. Sims
John Hampton Sims Jr.
Edward Whittle Sims

Spouse and Children

    John Hampton Sims Sr.





    Elizabeth Matoka Sims


    John Hampton Sims Jr.


    Edward Whittle Sims


    Mary H. Sims


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

Age 2

June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 31

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Lida Brown in household of Gustavus T Brown, "United States Census, 1900"

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