Lela Sylvana Barton

Brief Life History of Lela Sylvana

When Lela Sylvana Barton was born on 19 January 1904, in Paducah, Cottle, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Green Barton, was 23 and her mother, Mary Ida Lewis, was 27. She married William Woodard Brown on 16 November 1923, in Smith, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Henderson, Texas, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. She died on 7 December 1986, in Orange, Orange, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Orange, Orange, Texas, United States.

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William Woodard Brown
Lela Sylvana Barton
Marriage: 16 November 1923
Athalene Brown
William Audrey Verl Brown Jr
Rosie Brown
Quillen Brown
Lela Mae Brown

Sources (19)

  • Lela Brown, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Ada Barton, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • Lela Sylvania Barton Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

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.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places called with Old English bere or bær ‘barley’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’, i.e. an outlying grange. Compare Barwick . The name is also found in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as de Bartún.

Polish (Bartoń); Czech and Slovak (mainly Bartoň): from a pet form of the personal name Polish Bartłomiej, Czech Bartoloměj, Slovak Bartolomej, from Latin Bartholomaeus (see Bartholomew ). This surname is also found in Germany.

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

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