Rena Alexander Brown

27 July 1891–3 February 1965 (Age 73)
Pitt, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Rena Alexander

When Rena Alexander Brown was born on 27 July 1891, in Pitt, North Carolina, United States, her father, Alexander Brown, was 30 and her mother, Frances Ann Moore, was 29. She married Charlie Arthur Warren on 4 January 1911, in Carolina Township, Pitt, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Stokes, North Carolina, United States in 1936 and Carolina Township, Pitt, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 3 February 1965, in Robersonville, Martin, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bethel Town Cemetery, Bethel, Pitt, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charlie Arthur Warren
Rena Alexander Brown
Marriage: 4 January 1911
Alexander Brown Warren
Charles Hassell Warren
James Edgar Warren
Zylphia Clarine Warren
Troy Brown Warren
Edna Louise Warren

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1911Carolina Township, Pitt, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    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.
    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage
    Age 6
    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 21
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    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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    Sources (54)

    • Rina Alexander Brown in entry for Warren, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"
    • Rena Brown in household of Fannie Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Rena Brown Warren in entry for Thomas Mack Cherry and Jo Ann Warren, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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