Orval Kenneth Brown

12 May 1905–30 January 1984 (Age 78)
Waterloo, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Orval Kenneth

Orval Kenneth Brown was born on 12 May 1905, in Waterloo, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. He married Cleo Salina Redford on 29 May 1939, in Driggs, Teton, Idaho, United States. He died on 30 January 1984, in Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Orval Kenneth Brown
1905–1984
Cleo Salina Redford
1897–1980
Marriage: 29 May 1939

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 May 1939
Driggs, Teton, Idaho, United States

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1909 · A Summer Capitol

Age 4

Besides farming and shipping with the trolley up to Ogden Valley, there was an effort to convince the state of Utah to have a summer capitol near the town of Huntsville. Even though it didn’t happen, the Ogden Rapid Transit Company extended the Trolley route to Huntsville, so others could vacation there.
1927

Age 22

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)

  • <Unknown> in entry for Cleo Brown, "BillionGraves Index"
  • US Social Security Death Index
  • WWII Draft Registration - Idaho

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