Bessie Rae Brown

12 October 1853–31 October 1923 (Age 70)
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Bessie Rae

When Bessie Rae Brown was born on 12 October 1853, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Brown, was 28 and her mother, Isabella Hogg, was 31. She married George Francis Hadzor on 29 January 1875. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Norris, Madison, Montana, United States in 1910 and Hot Springs, Sanders, Montana, United States in 1920. She died on 31 October 1923, in Pony, Madison, Montana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Valley View Cemetery, Pony, Madison, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Francis Hadzor
Bessie Rae Brown
Marriage: 29 January 1875
Isabelle Rea Hadzor
Marion Johnson Hadzor
George Brown Hadzor
Elizabeth Macavoy Hadzor
Agnes Erma Hadzor
Isaac Daniel Hadzor
James Hogg Hadzor
Robert Charles Hadzor
Rae Thomas Hadzor
Paul Parnell Hadzor
Montana Francis Hadzor
Francis Marion Hadzor
Ethelda Rafferty Hadzor
Grace Merideth Hadzor
Edna Sparrell Hadzor

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 January 1875
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 1
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries 1860: Nebraska Territory, United States 1861: Dakota Territory, United States 1863: Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Madison, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Madison, Montana Territory, United States 1889: Madison, Montana, United States
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries 1874: Madison, Montana Territory, United States 1889: Madison, Montana, United States

    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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    Sources (28)

    • Bessie Brown in entry for James H Hadzor, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • Bessie Hadzer in household of George F Hadzer, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Bessie Brown Hadzor in entry for John Dan Mcleod and Belle Hadzor, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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