Lucy Jane Brown

24 December 1892–21 July 1981 (Age 88)
Nogal, Lincoln, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Lucy Jane

When Lucy Jane Brown was born on 24 December 1892, in Nogal, Lincoln, New Mexico, United States, her father, Thomas Marion Brown, was 46 and her mother, Mary Eliza May, was 41. She married Edgar Doran Richards about 1913, in Lincoln, New Mexico, United States. She lived in Bonito, Lincoln, New Mexico, United States in 1910 and Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1930. She died on 21 July 1981, in Redding, Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Edgar Doran Richards
Lucy Jane Brown
Marriage: about 1913

Spouse and Children

    Edgar Doran Richards



about 1913
Lincoln, New Mexico, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Marion Brown


    Mary Eliza May




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 14

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lucy J Mccomick in household of Robert E Mccomick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lucy Brown in household of T M Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lucy J Brown in household of Thomas M Brown, "United States Census, 1910"

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