Lydia Foster

18 October 1835–10 October 1892 (Age 57)
Barry, Michigan, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Foster was born on 18 October 1835, in Barry, Michigan, United States, her father, James Otis Foster, was 36 and her mother, Cynthia Ann O'Dell, was 19. She married William A. Brown on 18 September 1853, in Barry, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 10 October 1892, in Bellevue, Eaton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Barry, Michigan, United States.

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William A. Brown
Lydia Foster
Marriage: 18 September 1853
Alice A. Brown
Viola (Ola) Brown
Adda Brown
Burt L. Brown
Dora B. Brown

Spouse and Children

    William A. Brown



18 September 1853
Barry, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 2

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 19

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

1 English: reduced form of Forster .2 English: nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’).3 Jewish: probably an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames, such as Forster .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia R Brown in household of William A Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lydia Brown, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Lydia Brown in entry for Viola Brown, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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