Emma Caroline Brown

10 November 1848–8 January 1938 (Age 89)
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Emma Caroline

When Emma Caroline Brown was born on 10 November 1848, in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Asa Risley Brown, was 27 and her mother, Lucia Caroline Blodgett, was 21. She married Daniel Genthner Harvey on 8 December 1886, in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Lynnfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 January 1938, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Guilford, Piscataquis, Maine, United States.

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Daniel Genthner Harvey
Emma Caroline Brown
Marriage: 8 December 1886

Spouse and Children

8 December 1886
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Georgiana E Brown


    Ida G Brown


    George Asa Brown


    Fannie Iola Brown


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World Events (8)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 3

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."
1855 · Lager Beer Riot

Age 7

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 24

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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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Sources (3)

  • Emma C Brown in household of Asa R Brown, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Emma C Brown in household of Asa R Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emma C Brown in household of Asa R Brown, "United States Census, 1880"

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