Harry Phillip Brown

Male15 September 1875–16 August 1952

Brief Life History of Harry Phillip

When Harry Phillip Brown was born on 15 September 1875, in Calamus, Clinton, Iowa, United States, his father, Henry P. Brown, was 39 and his mother, Delia Ann Weaver Brown, was 33. He married Fredora May Sturtevant on 16 March 1895, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Olive Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 16 August 1952, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Harry Phillip Brown
Fredora May Sturtevant
Marriage: 16 March 1895
Francis D Brown
Dee Vance Brown
Philip V Brown

Sources (16)

  • Harry P Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry P Brown, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Harry P Brown, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 March 1895Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 1

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1880: Putnam, Illinois, United States

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 21

    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.

    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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