Mary Brown

1865–2 September 1937 (Age 72)
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Brown was born in 1865, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, William Henry Austin Brown, was 30 and her mother, Mary Jane Lockwood, was 26. She married Lynn John Browning on 21 April 1904, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. She died on 2 September 1937, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Lynn John Browning
Mary Brown
Marriage: 21 April 1904

Spouse and Children

21 April 1904
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Austin Brown





World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 2

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 20

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

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 B Browning in household of Lynn J Browning, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Browning in household of Lynn J Browning, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary B Brown in entry for Lynn J Browning, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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