Charley E Brown

19 October 1871–
Charleston Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charley E

When Charley E Brown was born on 19 October 1871, in Charleston Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, his father, Edwin Brown, was 20 and his mother, Genette Brown, was 20.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Brown
1851–
Genette Brown
1851–
Charley E Brown
1871–

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World Events (3)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 8

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

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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  • Charley E Brown, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Charles E. Brown, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Charley E., "Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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