Florence Brown

18 January 1883–
Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States

The Life of Florence

When Florence Brown was born on 18 January 1883, in Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States, her father, Franklin Burns Brown, was 23 and her mother, Catharine Margaretha Jessen, was 19. She married Oscar Emanuel Forslund on 31 August 1902, in St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920.

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Oscar Emanuel Forslund
Florence Brown
Marriage: 31 August 1902
Mildred Forslund

Spouse and Children

31 August 1902
St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States


    Mildred Forslund


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World Events (8)

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 2

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 33

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Myrtle Forsland in household of Oscar Forsland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florance Brown in household of Frank Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence Brown, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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