William Edwin Brownfield

7 January 1865–7 March 1951 (Age 86)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Edwin

When William Edwin Brownfield was born on 7 January 1865, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Palastine T Brownfield, was 45 and his mother, Mary Frances Hatcher, was 34. He married Mary Alice Middleton on 24 December 1911, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Magisterial District 6 Cave City, Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 7 March 1951, in Cave City, Barren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Cave City, Barren, Kentucky, United States.

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William Edwin Brownfield
Lula Belle Bybee
Lucy Frances Brownfield
Nell R. Brownfield

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Parents and Siblings

    Palastine T Brownfield


    Mary Frances Hatcher





    Thomas Nelson Brownfield


    John H. Brownfield


    Sonora Bell Brownfield


    Minnie E. Brownfield


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 2

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 The Amendment was later repealed.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (American): Americanized form of an ornamental compound, Braunfeld, from German braun ‘brown’ + Feld ‘field’.2 English: variant of Broomfield .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Brownfield, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wm E Brownfield in household of Palis T Brownfield, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Willie E Brownfield in household of P T Brownfield, "United States Census, 1880"

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