John Henry Brown

17 September 1878–1 August 1940 (Age 61)
Pavia Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Brown was born on 17 September 1878, in Pavia Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Harry Brown, was 20 and his mother, Mary Ann Wysong, was 18. He married Drusilla Fowler on 15 August 1905, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Lucas, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Washington Township, Lucas, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 1 August 1940, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Fremont, Sandusky, Ohio, United States.

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John Henry Brown
Drusilla Fowler
Marriage: 15 August 1905
Mildred Imelda Brown
Ethel Irene Brown
Stanley Fowler Brown

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 3
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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 4
A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 18
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 (19)

  • John Brown in household of Johnny Stafford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John H. Brown in household of William Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John T Brown, "United States Census, 1910"

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