Ethel Winifred Brown

17 July 1887–17 September 1916 (Age 29)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Ethel Winifred

When Ethel Winifred Brown was born on 17 July 1887, in Minnesota, United States, her father, Gilbert A Brown, was 51 and her mother, Margaret May Cary, was 23. She married George Washington Derrick on 17 May 1902, in Spokane, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Chattaroy, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1900. She died on 17 September 1916, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Peone, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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George Washington Derrick
Ethel Winifred Brown
Marriage: 17 May 1902
Jimmy Derrick
George Washington Winfred Derrick Jr
Eugene Francis Derrick
Wilma Lillian R Derrick
Ray Juanita Derrick

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17 May 1902
Spokane, Washington, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 6

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 9

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Ethel W Branton in household of Gilbert A Branton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ethel W Derick in household of George W Derick, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel Brown in entry for Derrick, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"

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