Reva Corine Brown

Female26 January 1918–17 April 2000

Brief Life History of Reva Corine

When Reva Corine Brown was born on 26 January 1918, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, Willard Thomas Brown, was 30 and her mother, Jenny Adeline Older, was 27. She married Melvin Travy Richeson on 17 April 1939, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, United States in 1935 and Terreton Election Precinct, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 17 April 2000, in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Travy Richeson
Reva Corine Brown
Marriage: 17 April 1939
Melvin Brent Richeson
Michael Scott Richeson

Sources (21)

  • Reva Corrine Brown Richeson in household of Melvin Travey Richeson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Reva Corine Brown - Church record: birth-name: Reva Corine Brown
  • Reva Corinna Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 April 1939Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

    Age 5

    President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.


    Age 23

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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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