Mary Ellen Brown

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Brown was born on 23 January 1877, in England, United Kingdom, her father, William Brown, was 26 and her mother, Phoebe Millichap, was 25. 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 New Hartford, Oneida, New York, United States in 1940 and Loyalsockville, Upper Fairfield Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States for about 1 years. She died on 12 April 1961, in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84.

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

Sources (15)

  • Mary E Heywood, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mary E. Brown, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Mary H Haywood in entry for O M Haywood, "Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976"

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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!

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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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