Minnie E. Brown

Female8 October 1879–23 July 1946

Brief Life History of Minnie E.

When Minnie E. Brown was born on 8 October 1879, in Vigo, Indiana, United States, her father, John B Reed Brown, was 21 and her mother, Mary Jane Little, was 22. She married Zenus Eppert on 1 May 1902, in Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Nevins Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States for about 60 years. She died on 23 July 1946, in Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Fontanet, Nevins Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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Zenus Eppert
Minnie E. Brown
Marriage: 1 May 1902
Merle H Eppert
Verlin Russell Eppert
Nina Ilene Eppert

Sources (16)

  • Minnie E Eppert in household of Zeuices Eppert, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Minnie E. Brown - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Minnie E. Brown
  • Brown, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1902Vigo, Indiana, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    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.


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1881: Vigo, Indiana, United States

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 19

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    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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