Norman Lawrence Brownback

11 December 1883–15 July 1968 (Age 84)
Centerville, Linn, Kansas, United States

The Life of Norman Lawrence

When Norman Lawrence Brownback was born on 11 December 1883, in Centerville, Linn, Kansas, United States, his father, Jacob Malin Brownback, was 34 and his mother, Mary Lavina Malin, was 29. He married Martha Mae Baker on 6 April 1906, in Garnett, Anderson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Centerville Township, Linn, Kansas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 15 July 1968, in Raytown, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Centerville, Linn, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Norman Lawrence Brownback
Martha Mae Baker
Marriage: 6 April 1906
J. Lawrence Brownback
Nellie Thelma Brownback
Lydia Norine Brownback
Velma Lucille Brownback
Chester Leroy Brownback

Spouse and Children

6 April 1906
Garnett, Anderson, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 21

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of the German surname Braunbach, a topographic name from Middle High German braun ‘brown’ + bach ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Norman Brownback, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Norman L Brownback, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Norman Brownback in household of J M Brownback, "United States Census, 1910"

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