Rhoda Asenath Brown

15 February 1845–28 June 1921 (Age 76)
Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Rhoda Asenath

When Rhoda Asenath Brown was born on 15 February 1845, in Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States, her father, Bartlett Brown, was 46 and her mother, Joanna Austin Leach, was 32. She married Michael Oswaldo Spahn in 1865, in Seneca, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 28 June 1921, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Oswaldo Spahn
Rhoda Asenath Brown
Marriage: 1865
Kathryn Joanna Spahn
Karl Oswald Spahn
Charles Spahn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1865Seneca, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 15
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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 (23)

    • Rhoda A Brown in entry for Kathryn Joanna Pfeiffer, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Rhoda Brown in household of Bartlett Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Rhoda Brocon in entry for Karl O Spahn and Cara A Suyder, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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