Ella M Brown

Brief Life History of Ella M

When Ella M Brown was born on 15 April 1897, in Belmont, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Charles Henry Brown, was 44 and her mother, Sarah E Thompson, was 34. She married McKenzie about 1935, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1930 and Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years. She died on 10 August 1984, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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Clarence Douglas Ussher
1870–1955
Ella M Brown
1897–1984
Marriage: 7 December 1950

Sources (11)

  • Ella McKenzie, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ella M Brown - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Ella M Brown
  • Ella Brown Mckenzie, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

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.

1920

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

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