Ethel M. Brown

24 October 1894–
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ethel M.

When Ethel M. Brown was born on 24 October 1894, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, William H Brown, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Keltie, was 28. She lived in Detroit Ward 4, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900 and San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

William H Brown
1870–
Sarah Keltie
1866–1965
Ethel M. Brown
1894–
Grace Brown
1896–1958
Frank Brown
1899–
James W Brown
1904–

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 3

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1927

Age 33

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Ethel Brown in household of William H Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel M Brown in household of William Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel M Brown in household of William Brown, "United States Census, 1900"

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