Almeda Brown

17 September 1828–13 June 1902 (Age 73)
Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Almeda

When Almeda Brown was born on 17 September 1828, in Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Dana Brown, was 25 and her mother, Mary Wright, was 25. She married Hugh Nugent on 17 November 1879, in Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Wadsworth, Washoe, Nevada, United States in 1880 and Mount Eden, Alameda, California, United States in 1900. She died on 13 June 1902, in Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Rural Glen Cemetery, Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Hugh Nugent
Almeda Brown
Marriage: 17 November 1879

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    Hugh Nugent



17 November 1879
Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 20

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

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)

  • Almeda Nugent in household of Hugh Nugent, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Almita Nugent in household of Hugh Nugent, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Almita Nugent in household of Hugh Nugent, "United States Census, 1900"

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