Katherine Elizabeth Brown

Brief Life History 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 for about 20 years 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

Sources (10)

  • Kattie E Gossler in household of Emery W Gossler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Katherine Brown, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Catherine Gossler in household of Emery W Gossler, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

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 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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