Magaret Agnes Brownell

Brief Life History of Magaret Agnes

When Magaret Agnes Brownell was born in August 1864, in Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, her father, George Thomas Brownell, was 30 and her mother, Adelia Caroline Hanes, was 30. She married Edgar A. Markell on 18 December 1888, in Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Klamath, Oregon, United States in 1930. She died on 14 August 1937, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 73.

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Edgar A. Markell
Magaret Agnes Brownell
Marriage: 18 December 1888
Minnie Evelyn Markell
Vera Ann Markell
Mollie Markel
Raymond Levi Markell

Sources (15)

  • Margaret A Markell in household of Edgar A Markell, "North Dakota Census, 1915"
  • Maggie Agnes Brownell, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927" [1888]
  • Margaret Brownell Markell, "North Dakota, Red River Valley Genealogical Society, Pioneer Files, 1880-1953"

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Historical Boundaries: 1865: Dakota Territory, United States 1867: Pembina, Dakota Territory, United States 1873: Grand Forks, Dakota Territory, United States 1889: Grand Forks, North Dakota , United States


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Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) brown hill or corner of land’, from Middle English brun(e), broun(e) + hil ‘hill’ or hale ‘nook, corner’ (Old English brūn + hyll or halh), or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Yorkshire, Cheshire, and Staffordshire.

History: Thomas Brownell came from England to Little Compton, RI, c. 1650.

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

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