Sidney Brown

about March 1872–29 November 1961 (Age 89)
Dickson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sidney

When Sidney Brown was born about March 1872, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Brown, was 30 and his mother, Louisana Garton, was 27. He married Arizona A. Thompson on 14 April 1906, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 2, Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Civil District 9, Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 29 November 1961, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Thompson Cemetery, Dickson, Tennessee, United States.

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Sidney Brown
Arizona A. Thompson
Marriage: 14 April 1906
Edwin Homer Brown
Sarah Louise Brown
Sidney Ward Brown

Spouse and Children

14 April 1906
Dickson, Tennessee, United States


    Edwin Homer Brown


    Sarah Louise Brown



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 6

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Sydney Brown in household of B F Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sidney Brown in household of Bejamin Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sidney Brown, "United States Census, 1940"

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