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
Durinda Rowell
Edson Edway Brown
Enoch Wellington Brown
Orlando Homer Brown
Charity Brown
Rupert Edgar Brown
Mary Louisa Brown
Wallace Herbert Brown
Elizabeth Brown
John Rupert Brown
Orwel Bruce Brown
Rachel Brown
Annie Maud Brown
James Roy Brown

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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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