William Henry Brink

16 September 1869–29 November 1937 (Age 68)
Butler Township, Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Brink was born on 16 September 1869, in Butler Township, Richland, Ohio, United States, his father, Cyrus Everette Brink, was 24 and his mother, Mary Jane Pierce, was 20. He married Della Patty on 6 December 1894, in Johnson, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Township 5, Craig, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Prairie Township, Washington, Arkansas, United States in 1920. He died on 29 November 1937, in Durham, Washington, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Elkins, Washington, Arkansas, United States.

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William Henry Brink
Della Patty
Marriage: 6 December 1894
Mertle Brink
Ester Mae Brink
Orville C " Dodge" Brink
James Eldon "Doc" Brink
William Raymond Brink
Bernard Garrett "Jack" Brink
Rilma "Irene" Brink

Spouse and Children

6 December 1894
Johnson, Arkansas, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Cyrus Everette Brink


    Mary Jane Pierce




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 19

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish: topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture or green, from Middle Low German brinc ‘edge’, ‘slope’, ‘grazing land’, especially a raised meadow in low-lying marshland. In both Danish and Swedish brink is a borrowing of Dutch brinck ‘waterside slope’; in Danish it means ‘where the water runs deep’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Brink in household of Cyrus Brink, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William H Brink in household of Cyrus Brink, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Brink in household of Cyrus Brink, "United States Census, 1870"

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