Katherine Elizabeth Brown

1877–
Kansas, United States

The Life of Katherine Elizabeth

When Katherine Elizabeth Brown was born in 1877, in Kansas, United States, her father, Samuel Erastas Brown, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Jane Mortimore, was 24. She married Emory Wetsel Gossler on 11 October 1899, in Lane, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Neosho Township, Labette, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Goshen Election Precinct, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

Emory Wetsel Gossler
1872–1946
Katherine Elizabeth Brown
1877–
Marriage: 11 October 1899
Kenneth Emery Gossler
1900–1972
Gossler
1903–
Loy Melvin Gossler
1905–1986
Zelma Jean Gossler
1912–1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 October 1899
Lane, Oregon, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Erastas Brown

    Male1846–1892Male

    Sarah Jane Mortimore

    Female1853–1929Female

siblings

(10)

    Emily Jane Cornell Brown

    Female1870–1924Female

    Miles Right Brown

    Male1872–1873Male

    Brown

    Male1875–1875Male

    Female1877–Female

    Francis O Harrison Brown

    Male1879–1880Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 0

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 31

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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 English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a 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. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Katherine Gossler in household of Emery W Gossler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • C Elizabeth Brown in household of Samuel E Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Katherine Brown in entry for Zelma Jean Gossler, "Oregon Births, 1860-1952"

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