Charity Brown

1873–1949 (Age 75)
Zorra, Oxford, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Charity

When Charity Brown was born on 9 August 1873, in Zorra, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, her father, Emanuel David Brown, was 28 and her mother, Durinda Rowell, was 30. She lived in Oxford, Ontario, Canada in 1901. She died in 1949, at the age of 76, and was buried in Innerkip, East Zorra-Tavistock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Emanuel David Brown
1845–1915
Durinda Rowell
1843–1931
Edson Edway Brown
1868–1885
Enoch Wellington Brown
1870–1964
Orlando Homer Brown
1871–1956
Charity Brown
1873–1949
Rupert Edgar Brown
1875–1875
Mary Louisa Brown
1876–1878
Wallace Herbert Brown
1877–1966
Elizabeth Brown
1880–1936
John Rupert Brown
1881–1957
Orwel Bruce Brown
1882–1938
Rachel Brown
1884–1965
Annie Maud Brown
1885–1965
James Roy Brown
1889–1978

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 10

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 13

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 33

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)

  • Charity Brown in household of Emanuel Brown, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Charity Brown in household of Dorinda Brown, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Charity Brown, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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