William Edwin Brown

23 January 1851–28 February 1910 (Age 59)
Ionia Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of William Edwin

When William Edwin Brown was born on 23 January 1851, in Ionia Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States, his father, William Dearborn Brown, was 37 and his mother, Harriet Frances Hatch, was 31. He married Eliza Lucretia Elliott on 27 July 1889, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 28 February 1910, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edwin Brown
Eliza Lucretia Elliott
Marriage: 27 July 1889
William Edward Brown

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  • Marriage
    27 July 1889Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 6
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 16
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Story Highlight


    William Edwin Brown was born on 23 January 1851 in Ionia Township, Ionia, Michigan to William Dearborn and Harriet Frances Hatch Brown. He was the sixth of ten children. His older brother Cavces Sipi …

    Sources (13)

    • William Brown in household of Lorenzo Harmon, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William E. Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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