Willis Brown

1879–
New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Willis

When Willis Brown was born in 1879, in New Hampshire, United States, his father, George E. Brown, was 26 and his mother, Ida B. Buzzelle, was 23. He lived in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1920.

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Family Time Line

George E. Brown
1853–1920
Ida B. Buzzelle
1856–
George Herbert Brown
1877–1931
Willis Brown
1879–
Harry Brown
1880–

Parents and Siblings

    George E. Brown

    Male1853–1920Male

    Ida B. Buzzelle

    Female1856–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1905 · Treaty of Portsmouth Signed

Age 26

The Treaty of Portsmouth was signed on September 5, 1905 and officially brought a conclusion to the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 31

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 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.

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Sources (2)

  • Willis R Brown in household of George E Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willis R Brown in household of George E Brown, "United States Census, 1900"

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