Orsa Villa Brown

18 November 1892–22 July 1989 (Age 96)
Crawford, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Orsa Villa

When Orsa Villa Brown was born on 18 November 1892, in Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Charles E Brown, was 37 and her mother, Harriet A Dougherty, was 26. She married George Douglas Newcomb on 10 September 1911, in Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States. She lived in Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1930. She died on 22 July 1989, in Excelsior, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

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George Douglas Newcomb
Orsa Villa Brown
Marriage: 10 September 1911

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10 September 1911
Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 15

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 26

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Orsa V Newcomb in household of George D Newcomb, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orsa Newcomb in household of Norman E Newcomb, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orsy Brown in household of Charley Brown, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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