Katherine Elizabeth Brown

Kansas, United States

The Life Summary 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 Goshen, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1910 and Goshen Election Precinct, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1940.

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Emory Wetsel Gossler
Katherine Elizabeth Brown
Marriage: 11 October 1899
Kenneth Emery Gossler
Loy Melvin Gossler
Zelma Jean Gossler

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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.

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Sources (4)

  • Katherine Gossler in household of Emery W Gossler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • 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"

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