John Henry Brown

Brief Life History 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.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know John Henry? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Henry Brown
1878–1940
Drusilla Fowler
1870–1958
Marriage: 15 August 1905
Mildred Imelda Brown
1907–1987
Ethel Irene Brown
1907–1968
Stanley Fowler Brown
1913–1970

Sources (19)

  • John Brown in household of Johnny Stafford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Henry Brown, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • John Henry Brown, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

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.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

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

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 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.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.