Mary E Brown

28 August 1891–16 July 1973 (Age 81)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Mary E

When Mary E Brown was born on 28 August 1891, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Oscar Brown, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Madison, was 25. She married Gilbert Patrick Conk on 24 November 1920, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. She lived in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 16 July 1973, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Gilbert Patrick Conk
Mary E Brown
Marriage: 24 November 1920

Spouse and Children

24 November 1920
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Oscar Brown


    Elizabeth Madison




    Annie Brown



    Martha Brown


    Edna Brown


    Jennie Brown


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Mary Brown in household of Oscar Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mamie Brown in household of Oscar Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mamie Brown in household of Oscar Brown, "United States Census, 1910"

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