Vern Maxwell Brown

20 July 1906–20 November 1953 (Age 47)
Rose City, Ogemaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Vern Maxwell

When Vern Maxwell Brown was born on 20 July 1906, in Rose City, Ogemaw, Michigan, United States, his father, Lyman Eugene Brown, was 29 and his mother, Flora Louise Wheeler, was 19. He married Elivira Elizabeth Champion on 27 August 1933, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Danby Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 20 November 1953, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Vern Maxwell Brown
Elivira Elizabeth Champion
Marriage: 27 August 1933
Phyllis Eileen Brown

Spouse and Children

27 August 1933
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States


    Phyllis Eileen Brown


Parents and Siblings


    Flora Louise Wheeler




    Leo Eugene Brown


    Verna V Brown


    Lelah Pearl Brown




World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 4

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 13

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Vern Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vern Brown in household of Lyman Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vern Brown in household of Lyman E Brown, "United States Census, 1910"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.