Mary Lora Brown

23 January 1872–10 September 1949 (Age 77)
Hickman, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Lora

When Mary Lora Brown was born on 23 January 1872, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Brown, was 30 and her mother, Nancy Caroline DePriest, was 29. She married William Thomas Duncan Jr. on 6 February 1888, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Civil District 11, Hickman, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 16, Gibson, Tennessee, United States in 1920. She died on 10 September 1949, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States.

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William Thomas Duncan Jr.
Mary Lora Brown
Marriage: 6 February 1888
William (Joe) Plummer Duncan
Viola E Duncan
Code Crocket Duncan
Lou Ella Duncan
Homer Howell Duncan
Eleanor Duncan
Hannah Pauline Duncan
Herman Taylor Duncan
Maudera Duncan
Joe S. Warlick Duncan
Gladys Evafalla Duncan
Ruth Duncan
Tom P Duncan

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    William Thomas Duncan Jr.



6 February 1888
Hickman, Tennessee, United States


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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)

  • Mary L Brown in household of J Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lora Duncan in household of W T Duncan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leora Duncan in household of Thos Duncan, "United States Census, 1900"

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