Lena Jane Brownell

Brief Life History of Lena Jane

When Lena Jane Brownell was born on 25 March 1867, in Canada, her father, George Thomas Brownell, was 33 and her mother, Adelia Caroline Hanes, was 33. She married Zenas Gordon Michael Winters on 21 March 1888, in Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Detroit Ward 15, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 5 years and Highland Park, Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1950. She was buried in Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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Zenas Gordon Michael Winters
Lena Jane Brownell
Marriage: 21 March 1888
Greta Adelia Winters
Charles Harold Winters
Lee Eugene Winters
George Stinson Winters
Dorothy Brownell Winters
Beatrice Evelyn Winters

Sources (23)

  • Jennie Winters, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Lana Jane Winters, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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: 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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