Willie S. Brown

Male27 October 1893–25 December 1899

Brief Life History of Willie S.

When Willie S. Brown was born on 27 October 1893, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, his father, George Washington Brown, was 32 and his mother, Rosa Lee Ann Apple, was 22. He lived in Washington Township, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 25 December 1899, at the age of 6, and was buried in Gibsonville, Guilford, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Brown
1861–1940
Rosa Lee Ann Apple
1871–1902
Jessie M. Brown
1891–1891
Willie S. Brown
1893–1899
Bessie Louellen Brown
1893–1994
Luther Van Brown
1896–1976
George Frank Brown
1899–1955
Minnie Leola Brown
1902–1989

Sources (2)

  • W S Brown in household of G W Brown Jr., "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willie S. Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (6)

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World Events (3)

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.

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 4

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

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.

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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