Harry Lee Brown

Brief Life History of Harry Lee

When Harry Lee Brown was born on 4 September 1904, in DeKalb, Georgia, United States, his father, James William "Jim" Brown, was 30 and his mother, Effie Pearl Grant, was 27. He married Annie Lou Ewing on 18 September 1927. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in District 572, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1940 and Tucker, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1950. He died on 3 September 1971, in DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Tucker, DeKalb, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Lee Brown
1904–1971
Annie Lou Ewing
1907–2001
Marriage: 18 September 1927
Ellen A Brown
1929–2015
Charles M Brown
1931–2017
Eugene Franklin Brown
1933–1989

Sources (14)

  • Harry L Brown, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Harry Lee Brown, "Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Harry Lee Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

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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