Fanny Brenton Brown

2 August 1866–
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Fanny Brenton

When Fanny Brenton Brown was born on 2 August 1866, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, William Leonard Marcy Browne, was 33 and her mother, Frances Amalia Tillotson, was 21.

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Charles Thomas
1856–
Fanny Brenton Brown
1866–

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Leonard Marcy Browne

    Male1833–1874Male

    Frances Amalia Tillotson

    Female1844–1938Female

siblings

(4)

    Female1866–Female

    Female1866–1960Female

    Ora Belle Browne

    Female1869–1916Female

    William E Browne

    Male1873–1926Male

World Events (3)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 2

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

Age 2

In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 

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 English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a 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. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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