Elisabeth Jane Brain

10 August 1843–2 February 1922 (Age 78)
Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elisabeth Jane

When Elisabeth Jane Brain was born on 10 August 1843, in Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Brain, was 21 and her mother, Susannah Stinchourt Martin, was 21. She married George Washington Swarthout on 5 June 1862. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900 and San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 February 1922, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Swarthout
Elisabeth Jane Brain
Marriage: 5 June 1862
Charity S. Swarthout
Susannah Swarthout
Charles Philip Swarthout
George Edward Swarthout
Albert Riley "Swarty" Swarthout

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 June 1862
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 5
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: apparently a nickname from Middle English brain ‘brain, mind’, probably short for brainwod ‘mad in the mind, furious’. Compare Brainard .Irish (Down) and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Irish Mac an Bhreitheamhan, Scottish Gaelic Mac a' Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’, from breitheamh ‘judge’. Compare Braham 2.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (20)

    • Elizabeth Brain in entry for George Edward Swarthout, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elizabeth Swarthouse in household of George Swarthouse, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth Swarthout, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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