John Jacob William Brown i

Male10 October 1889–November 1966

Brief Life History of John Jacob William

When John Jacob William Brown i was born on 10 October 1889, in Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States, his father, George C. Brown, was 36 and his mother, Anna Elizabeth Bruner, was 31. He had at least 2 sons with Flossie Keith. He lived in Orange, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Washington Township, Rush, Indiana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died in November 1966, in Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Corydon, Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States.

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John Jacob William Brown i
Flossie Keith
J J William Brown ii
Keith Richard Brown Sr

Sources (15)

  • William J J Brown in household of George C Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John J. William Brown - Individual or family possessions: birth: 6 October 1889; Harrison, Indiana, United States
  • John J W Brown, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 17

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 21

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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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