The Nebraska Signal Geneva, Fillmore County, Neraska Thursday, 14 September 1989 Danny Warren Brown, of Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, 09 September 1989, following an apparent heart attack. He was 38. Mr. Brown was born on Tuesday, 27 March 1951, to Herman Brown and Helen May Malsbary Brown, in York, York County, Nebraska. He was united in marriage to Debbie Catchpool on Saturday, 26 June 1971, in Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska. To their union were born two children. He lived near Fairmont on the family farm. As a young man, following his father's death, Dan and his mom moved into Fairmont. He later moved to Grand Island in 1959. He graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 1969. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was employed by Midwest Steelmetal, Sperry-New Holland, and later Century Manufacturing where he retired due to illness in April of 1988. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his son, Barry and daughter Jennifer, both of Grand Island; brother Rex; and sister, Mrs. Paul (Eileen) O'Connor, both of Fairmont. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, 12 September 1989, at the First United Methodist Church of Grand Island. Reverend Jay Vetter officiated. Interment occurred at the Fairmont Cemetery of Fairmont.
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 .
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