Hamilton Litton Brown

19 December 1881–12 October 1960 (Age 78)

The Life of Hamilton Litton

When Hamilton Litton Brown was born on 19 December 1881, his father, William George Brown, was 36 and his mother, Jane Albertine Litton, was 31. He married Della Paralee Moore on 17 October 1900. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 12 October 1960, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Hamilton Litton Brown
Della Paralee Moore
Marriage: 17 October 1900
Mary A Brown
Hazzard Lyle Brown
Marjorie May Brown
Infant Brown

Spouse and Children

17 October 1900


    Mary A Brown


    Hazzard Lyle Brown


    Marjorie May Brown


    Infant Brown


Parents and Siblings

    William George Brown


    Jane Albertine Litton




    Joseph Soloman Brown


    Rosamond G. Brown



    Hazard Brown



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 21

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

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)

  • H L Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hamilton Brown in household of George Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hamilton Brown in entry for Gunnar Lars Knudsen and Marjorie May Brown, "Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954"

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