Barbara Ellen Brown

8 May 1856–21 November 1928 (Age 72)
Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States

The Life of Barbara Ellen

When Barbara Ellen Brown was born on 8 May 1856, in Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States, her father, Abraham Brown III, was 34 and her mother, Mary Polly Meisenheimer, was 29. She married John C. Lingle on 11 November 1881, in Union, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Misenheimer Precinct, Union, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 November 1928, in Mill Creek, Union, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dongola, Union, Illinois, United States.

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John C. Lingle
Barbara Ellen Brown
Marriage: 11 November 1881
Everett Calvin Lingle
Estes W. Lingle
Wade Lingle

Spouse and Children

11 November 1881
Union, Illinois, United States



    Estes W. Lingle


    Wade Lingle


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 19

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Barbra Lingle in household of J C Lingle, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ellen Brown in household of Abraham Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ellen Brown in household of Abraham Brown, "United States Census, 1880"

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