Henry Harvey Brown

18 January 1893–20 July 1980 (Age 87)
Monticello, Wayne, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Henry Harvey

When Henry Harvey Brown was born on 18 January 1893, in Monticello, Wayne, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Ayres Brown, was 23 and his mother, Lodusta Paralee Decker, was 19. He married Anna Gertrude Alexander on 29 August 1912. He lived in Magisterial District 1 Monticello, Wayne, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Wayne, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 20 July 1980, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87.

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Henry Harvey Brown
Anna Gertrude Alexander
Marriage: 29 August 1912

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29 August 1912

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    Lodusta Paralee Decker




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 7

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 (2)

  • Henry H Brown in household of William A Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry H Brown in household of William A Brown, "United States Census, 1900"

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