Charles Francis Brown

Male11 April 1875–19 August 1964

Brief Life History of Charles Francis

Charles Francis Brown was born on 11 April 1875, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States as the son of . and Rachel Melvina El Vina Brown. He married Lydia Jane Jackson on 28 February 1899, in Luna, Catron, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Alma, Socorro, New Mexico, United States in 1910 and Payson, Gila, Arizona, United States in 1920. He died on 19 August 1964, in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Show Low, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Francis Brown
Lydia Jane Jackson
Marriage: 28 February 1899
Calvin Charles Brown
George Clark Brown
Elizabeth Mae Brown
Jess Pruitt Brown
Frances Adaline Brown
Lydia Ella Brown
Johnny Ernast Brown
Henry Clyde Brown
Emily Lavina Brown
Mittie Lorraine Brown

Sources (18)

  • Charles Brown in household of Melwina Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles Francis Brown, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Charley F. Brown, "Arizona, Mesa LDS Family History Center, Obituary Index, 1959-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1899Luna, Catron, New Mexico, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 1

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.


    Age 6


    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 25

    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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    1st Hand Memories of Charles

    "It was a pleasant surprise to get your letter. Well, I am an in-law of the Brown family. My late husband was the youngest son of dear old Charles (Charley) Brown. I think I knew him better than e …

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