Albert Lee Brust

3 February 1885–5 December 1961 (Age 76)
Travis, Texas, United States

The Life of Albert Lee

When Albert Lee Brust was born on 3 February 1885, in Travis, Texas, United States, his father, William H. Brust, was 40 and his mother, Martha Ann Brown, was 16. He married Lila Pearl Tracy on 15 August 1907, in Travis, Texas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Travis, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 5 December 1961, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Travis, Texas, United States.

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Albert Lee Brust
Lila Pearl Tracy
Marriage: 15 August 1907

Spouse and Children

15 August 1907
Travis, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William H. Brust


    Martha Ann Brown




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 9

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 20

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German brust ‘chest’, ‘breast’; also ‘vest’, presumably a nickname for someone with a particularly broad chest or alternatively for the wearer of a distinctive upper garment.2 Swiss German: topographic name for someone living near a down-fault in a mountain range, probably a crevasse, from Brust, a noun derivative of bresten ‘to burst’.3 French: from Old French brost ‘shoot’, ‘young growth’. Morlet suggests this is a topographic name for someone who lived by an area of low growth suitable for grazing.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Albert Brust, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Albert L Brust, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Albert Lee Brust, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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