Barbara Ellen Brown

Brief Life History of Barbara Ellen

When Barbara Ellen Brown was born on 8 May 1856, in Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States, her father, Abraham Brown, was 34 and her mother, Mary C. 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 and Wetaug, Pulaski, Illinois, United States in 1910. 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

Sources (10)

  • Ellen Lingle, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Barbara Ellen Lingle, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Ella Brown, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

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.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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 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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