Wallace Herbert Brown

28 August 1877–25 December 1966 (Age 89)
Zorra, Oxford, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Wallace Herbert

When Wallace Herbert Brown was born on 28 August 1877, in Zorra, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, his father, Emanuel David Brown, was 32 and his mother, Durinda Rowell, was 34. He married Miranda Jane Gateman on 3 February 1903, in Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 25 December 1966, in North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 89, and was buried in Capital, British Columbia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Wallace Herbert Brown
Miranda Jane Gateman
Marriage: 3 February 1903
Orwell Elbert Brown
Charity Oneta Brown

Spouse and Children

3 February 1903
Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


    Orwell Elbert Brown


    Charity Oneta Brown


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World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 6

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 9

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 29

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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)

  • Walace H Brown in household of Emanuel Brown, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Wallace Herbert Brown, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Wallace Herbert Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

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