Ethel Maud Brown

Brief Life History of Ethel Maud

When Ethel Maud Brown was born on 26 September 1883, in Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, her father, George Plowman Brown, was 21 and her mother, Emma Gertrude Johnson, was 20. She married Herbert Melvin Burkett on 25 March 1903, in Welland, Niagara, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Haldimand, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 12 December 1970, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 87.

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Herbert Melvin Burkett
Ethel Maud Brown
Marriage: 25 March 1903
Louis Avery Burkett
Edna Gertrude Burkett
Murray M. Burkett

Sources (8)

  • Ethel Maude Burkett in household of Melvin Burkett, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Maud Brown, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Maude Burkett in entry for Lewis A Burkett and Marguerite Frances Hymn, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (6)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

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

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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