Charles Arthur Brown

3 October 1883–11 October 1965 (Age 82)
Turtle, Rock, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Charles Arthur

When Charles Arthur Brown was born on 3 October 1883, in Turtle, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Henry D. Brown, was 37 and his mother, Laura Caroline Weirick, was 30. He married Gertrude A Armstrong on 6 July 1909, in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Genesee, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. He died on 11 October 1965, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Charles Arthur Brown
Gertrude A Armstrong
Marriage: 6 July 1909

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6 July 1909
Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
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

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)

  • Chas A Browne, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles A Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur Brown in household of Henry D Brown, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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