Lida Bell Brown

Brief Life History of Lida Bell

When Lida Bell Brown was born on 7 December 1876, in Athens Township, Harrison, Ohio, United States, her father, John A. H. Brown, was 26 and her mother, Lucy Bell, was 18. She married James Landlot McJunkin on 24 October 1894, in Keokuk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Lafayette Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 30 August 1938, in Keota, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Keota, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Landlot McJunkin
1874–1939
Lida Bell Brown
1876–1938
Marriage: 24 October 1894
Harold Boyd McJunkin
1900–1963
Edith Bernice McJunkin
1900–1955
Rita Maxine McJunkin
1912–1976

Sources (26)

  • Lida Mcjunkin in household of James Mcjunkins, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Lida Bell Brown, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Lida Brown, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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

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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

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