William Melville Brown

13 April 1844–20 January 1920 (Age 75)
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Melville

When William Melville Brown was born on 13 April 1844, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Brown, was 23 and his mother, Mary Cook, was 21. He married Sarah Ellen Scofield on 2 June 1868, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 20 January 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Melville Brown
1844–1920
Sarah Ellen Scofield
1850–1919
Marriage: 2 June 1868
William BROWN
1870–1870
Nellie Brown
1872–1933
Lillie Brown
1874–1946
John Adam Brown
1877–1877
Francis David Brown
1878–1949
Laura Brown
1881–1893
Furnessia Clara Brown
1888–1893

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1868Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848
    Age 4
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1865
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Dunn
    Brunson
    Browning
    Browne
    Burnett
    Erjavec
    Borron
    Broun

    Sources (41)

    • William M Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Wm M in entry for John Adam Brown, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • William Gillespie in household of Alexander Gillespie, "United States Census, 1860"

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