Arthur Claire Brown

12 March 1912–25 October 1986 (Age 74)
Toledo, Lincoln, Oregon, United States

The Life of Arthur Claire

When Arthur Claire Brown was born on 12 March 1912, in Toledo, Lincoln, Oregon, United States, his father, Frederick Brown, was 35 and his mother, Anna Bryant, was 24. He married Frances Ashna Plunkett on 7 December 1932, in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States. He lived in Siletz, Lincoln, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Little Elk, Lincoln, Oregon, United States in 1930. He died on 25 October 1986, in Camas Valley, Douglas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

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Arthur Claire Brown
Frances Ashna Plunkett
Marriage: 7 December 1932

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7 December 1932
Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 5

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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 (3)

  • Arthur C Brown in household of Fredric E Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur C Brown in household of Frederick E Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur Brown, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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