Mary Helen Emily Brown

1 December 1897–26 March 1949 (Age 51)
Taylorstown, Blaine Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Helen Emily

When Mary Helen Emily Brown was born on 1 December 1897, in Taylorstown, Blaine Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Stewart Brown, was 42 and her mother, Hannah Mariah Cox, was 42. She married Grover Jerome Ochsner on 29 July 1922, in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1913 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. She died on 26 March 1949, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Grover Jerome Ochsner
Mary Helen Emily Brown
Marriage: 29 July 1922
John Gilbert Ochsner
Richard Hugh Ochsner

Spouse and Children

29 July 1922
Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States


    John Gilbert Ochsner


    Richard Hugh Ochsner


Parents and Siblings

    John Stewart Brown





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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 15

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a 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. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marie H Ochsner in household of Grover J Ochsner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary H Brown in household of John S Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Brown in household of John S Brown, "United States Census, 1900"

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