Earnest Albert Brough

6 February 1873–11 June 1949 (Age 76)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Earnest Albert

When Earnest Albert Brough was born on 6 February 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Henry Huddart Brough, was 36 and his mother, Lois [Bishop] Griffiths, was 31. He married Nellie Christina Riser on 12 June 1900. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States for about 15 years and West Montpelier Election Precinct, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 11 June 1949, at the age of 76, and was buried in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Earnest Albert Brough
Nellie Christina Riser
Marriage: 12 June 1900
Harry Russell Brough
Virginia June Riser Brough
Dorothy Zella Brough

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12 June 1900



    Virginia June Riser Brough


    Dorothy Zella Brough


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 17

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places called Brough, of which there are several in Yorkshire and Derbyshire as well as elsewhere. The place name is from Old English burh ‘fortress’ and in most cases these are the sites of Roman fortifications. The pronunciation is usually ‘bruff’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Brauch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ernest A. Brough in household of H.H. Brough, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ernest A Brough, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earnest A Brough, "United States Census, 1930"

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