Lydia Mason Brindle

28 February 1893–14 February 1986 (Age 93)
Mankato, Jewell, Kansas, United States

The Life of Lydia Mason

When Lydia Mason Brindle was born on 28 February 1893, in Mankato, Jewell, Kansas, United States, her father, Newton Mack Brindle, was 22 and her mother, Laura Johnson, was 19. She married Joseph Donson on 28 February 1923, in Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 14 February 1986, in Fontana, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Donson
Lydia Mason Brindle
Marriage: 28 February 1923
Cleora Donson
Joseph Newton Donson
William Gordon Donson
Leslie Donson
Esther Donson
James Donson
Ruth Elizabeth Donnson
Raymond Donson

Spouse and Children

28 February 1923
Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States


    Cleora Donson



    William Gordon Donson


    Leslie Donson


    Esther Donson


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Newton Mack Brindle


    Laura Johnson




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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 13

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Brindle, from Old English burna ‘stream’ + hyll ‘hill’.2 Altered spelling of South German Brindl, Bründl, a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, from a diminutive of Middle High German brun(ne) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or of Brendle or Brendel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia M Danson in household of Joseph Danson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lydia M Brindle in household of Newton M Brindle, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lydia N Donson in household of Joseph Donson, "United States Census, 1930"

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