Bruce Leigh Anderson Brown

Brief Life History of Bruce Leigh Anderson

When Bruce Leigh Anderson Brown was born on 12 November 1877, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Francis Almon or Almond Brown, was 54 and his mother, Martha Helen Anderson, was 36. He married Sue Morse on 9 June 1910. He lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 7 February 1919, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Bruce Leigh Anderson Brown
1877–1919
Sue Morse
1879–
Marriage: 9 June 1910

Sources (35)

  • Bruce Brown in household of Martha H Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bruce L Brown, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
  • Bruce Leigh Brown, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1884 · Logan Temple Dedication

On May 17, 1884, the Logan temple was dedicated by John Taylor. It was the only temple dedicated by him and was the second temple in Utah. The temple went under a major reconstruction project in 1976 to increase the capacity of the rooms inside and was rededicated in 1979 by Spencer W. Kimball.

1889

Weber comes from John Henry Weber, an early fur trader. The university opened for students on January 7, 1889. By the late 1920's, the college was in financial difficulty and the Utah Legislature passed a law allowing the purchase of both Weber College and Snow College from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1954 the college moved from downtown Ogden the southeast bench area of the city where it resides currently.

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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