Lorenzo Brownell

14 February 1883–
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Lorenzo

When Lorenzo Brownell was born on 14 February 1883, in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, George Henry Brownell, was 29 and his mother, Ella Elvira Battey, was 26. He was buried in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Henry Brownell
1853–1921
Ella Elvira Battey
1856–1937
George Henry Brownell
1879–
George Henry Brownell Jr
1880–1957
Lucinda Brownell
1881–1911
Lorenzo D. Brownell
1882–1883
Lorenzo Brownell
1883–
Ethel Brownell
1884–
Ella Brownell
1888–
Mabel Brownell
1890–1915
Phebe Ann Brownell
1894–1971
William Brownell
1897–1903
Amery Lo. Brownell
1898–1899
Phebe Ann Brownell
1898–
Lorenzo D. Brownell
1900–1908

Parents and Siblings

    George Henry Brownell

    Male1853–1921Male

    Ella Elvira Battey

    Female1856–1937Female

siblings

(13)

    George Henry Brownell

    Male1879–Male

    Male1880–1957Male

    Lucinda Brownell

    Female1881–1911Female

    Lorenzo D. Brownell

    Male1882–1883Male

    Male1883–Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 12

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 33

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Brownell, for example in Yorkshire, Cheshire, and Staffordshire, from Old English brūn ‘brown’ + hyll ‘hill’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Lorenzo Brownell, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Lorenzo Brownell, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Lorenzo Brownell, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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