Elizabeth Alice Rust

1848–
Rusk, Texas, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Alice

When Elizabeth Alice Rust was born in 1848, in Rusk, Texas, United States, her father, Francis Marion Rust, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Adaline Reagan, was 22. She married Sam Houston Bromley on 20 February 1872, in Rusk, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Sam Houston Bromley
1848–
Elizabeth Alice Rust
1848–
Marriage: 20 February 1872
Alleta Bromley
1875–1970
L Drayton Bromley
1877–1931

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 February 1872
Rusk, Texas, United States
children

(2)

    Female1875–1970Female

    L Drayton Bromley

    Male1877–1931Male

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Marion Rust

    Male1826–1906Male

    Elizabeth Adaline Reagan

    Female1826–1899Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 2

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1863

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 33

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

1 Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent elm tree, Rust (Old High German ruost), or in northern Germany for someone who lived by a resting place or halt along a route, from Middle Low German ruste ‘rest’.2 English (chiefly East Anglia) and Scottish: nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Old English rūst ‘rust’ (from a Germanic root meaning ‘red’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • E A Rust in household of Marion Rust, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lizzie A. Rust, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Lizzie Alice Rust in entry for L Drayton Brumley, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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