Lena Brown Flanders

Brief Life History of Lena Brown

When Lena Brown Flanders was born on 22 June 1858, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, William Flanders, was 39 and her mother, Paulina A. Brun, was 37. She married George Ellery Webb on 20 November 1884, in Metuchen, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1880 and Tom Green, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 3 October 1908, in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States.

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George Ellery Webb
Lena Brown Flanders
Marriage: 20 November 1884
Clarence Russell Webb
Marguerite Flanders Webb
Lyndon Flanders Webb
Helen Katherine Webb

Sources (10)

  • Lena Flanders in household of Wm Flanders, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lena F. Webb, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lena Flanders in entry for Marguerite Dunlop, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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Name Meaning

English: ethnic name from Middle English Fla(u)ndres ‘Flanders’, denoting someone from Flanders, a historical region covering parts of modern-day Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. Compare Fleming .

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

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