Sterling Edward Brown

11 February 1900–29 August 1996 (Age 96)
Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Sterling Edward

When Sterling Edward Brown was born on 11 February 1900, in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Samuel Malcolm Brown, was 25 and his mother, Francelia May Willard, was 22. He married Alice Irving Tompkins on 29 November 1934, in Maine, United States. He lived in Portland Ward 6, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1920 and South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States for about 4 years. He died on 29 August 1996, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Bay View Cemetery, South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Sterling Edward Brown
Alice Irving Tompkins
Marriage: 29 November 1934

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29 November 1934
Maine, United States

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1905 · Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

Age 5

In 1905, a fire lookout tower (among the first of its kind) was constructed in Piscataquis County on Squaw Mountain. Due to Maine's abundance of lumber and paper mills, it was essential that a system be developed to help spot fires as quickly as possible.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Sterling Brown in household of Samuel Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sterling E Brown in household of Samuel M Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sterling Brown in household of Samuel Brown, "United States Census, 1910"

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