Lewis Marion Brown

1 March 1895–22 August 1947 (Age 52)
Suez Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lewis Marion

When Lewis Marion Brown was born on 1 March 1895, in Suez Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States, his father, Francis Marion Brown, was 35 and his mother, Frances Emily Meek, was 29. He married Irene Moye on 1 July 1932, in Mount Vernon, Skagit, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1935 and Tacoma Election Precinct, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 22 August 1947, in Toledo, Lewis, Washington, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Lewis Marion Brown
Irene Moye
Marriage: 1 July 1932
Bruce O Brown

Spouse and Children

1 July 1932
Mount Vernon, Skagit, Washington, United States


    Bruce O Brown


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 2

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 14

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Lou Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louis M Brown in household of Francis M Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Louis M Brown in household of Francis M Brown, "United States Census, 1900"

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