Mary Ellen Brown

23 January 1877–12 April 1961 (Age 84)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Brown was born on 23 January 1877, in England, United Kingdom as the daughter of William Brown and Phoebe. She married Elmer Richard Heywood on 1 January 1901, in Girardville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Hughesville, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and New Hartford, Oneida, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 12 April 1961, in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Richard Heywood
Mary Ellen Brown
Marriage: 1 January 1901
Olive Mary Heywood
Myrtle Heywood
Pheobe M Heywood

Spouse and Children

1 January 1901
Girardville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States


    Olive Mary Heywood


    Myrtle Heywood



Parents and Siblings

    William Brown






    George Brown



    Fred Brown


World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 3

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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 E Haywood in household of Elmer R Haywood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Brown in household of William Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nellie Haywood in household of E R Haywood, "United States Census, 1920"

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