Rufus Green Brown

Male25 March 1845–23 September 1927

Brief Life History of Rufus Green

When Rufus Green Brown was born on 25 March 1845, in Missouri, United States, his father, James Simpson Brown, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Jane Hornbuckle, was 23. He married Lydia Ruth Ramsey on 25 November 1871, in Johnson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 23 September 1927, at the age of 82, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Kaw Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Green Brown
1845–1927
Lydia Ruth Ramsey
1850–1937
Marriage: 25 November 1871
Cecil Emmett Brown
1872–1927
Horace Brown
1878–
Ruel Rivers Brown
1879–1907
James Simpson Brown
1882–1950

Sources (12)

  • Rufus G Brown in household of James S Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rufus G Brown, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Rufus G Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1871Johnson, Missouri, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1846

    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1861

    Age 16

    Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 22

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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.

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