James Brain

20 February 1825–8 October 1910 (Age 85)
Trentham, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

James Brain was born on 20 February 1825, in Trentham, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of James Brain and Mary Todd or Dobbs. He married Eliza Elise Jane Sanborn on 18 November 1845, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 8 October 1910, in Perkins, Erie, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85.

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James Brain
Eliza Elise Jane Sanborn
Marriage: 18 November 1845
Byron John Bradford Brain
Ward Brain
Mary Lois Brain
Clara Ann Brain
Edson Don Carlos Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1845Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 8
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 29
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: apparently a nickname from Middle English brain ‘brain, mind’, probably short for brainwod ‘mad in the mind, furious’. Compare Brainard .Irish (Down) and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Irish Mac an Bhreitheamhan, Scottish Gaelic Mac a' Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’, from breitheamh ‘judge’. Compare Braham 2.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • James Braim, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
    • James Brain, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
    • James Brain, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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