Estha Josephine Browne

Female17 February 1901–24 June 1987

Brief Life History of Estha Josephine

When Estha Josephine Browne was born on 17 February 1901, in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States, her father, Frederick William Browne, was 34 and her mother, Nellie Edith Nelson, was 21. She married Ervin Merle Ormsbee on 27 August 1917, in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Cripple Creek, Teller, Colorado, United States in 1940 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1950. In 1950, at the age of 49, her occupation is listed as field manager wholesale cosmetics in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. She died on 24 June 1987, in Sonora, Tuolumne, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Westcliffe, Custer, Colorado, United States.

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Jesse Dean Dennis
Estha Josephine Browne
Marriage: 10 December 1925
Jesse Eugene Dennis
Baby Stillborn Dennis
Shirley Ann Dennis
Mary Lou Dennis

Sources (31)

  • Estha J Dennis, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Esther Brown, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • U.S. WWII Draft Cards for Jesse Dennis, son of Esther Dennis, 1940-1947

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1925Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1902 · So Much Farm Land

    Age 1

    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Age 5

    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.


    Age 26

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Brown .

    Probably also an Americanized form (translation into English) of German Braune or Braun .

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

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

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