Florence Marie Brown

Brief Life History of Florence Marie

When Florence Marie Brown was born on 18 October 1910, in Ithaca, Gratiot, Michigan, United States, her father, Charles Albert Brown, was 23 and her mother, Olive Adelaide Dalrymple, was 22. She married Fay Thomas Wright on 24 October 1927, in Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States. She lived in Grand Ledge, Eaton, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Grant Township, Mason, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 12 September 1965, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 54.

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Ora Elam Wright
Florence Marie Brown
Marriage: 30 August 1937
Loretta Jean Wright
Lorraine Wright
Levona June Wright
Larry Lee Wright

Sources (7)

  • Florance Wright in household of Ora Wright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence Brown Wright, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Florence Brown in entry for Larry Lee Wright, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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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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