Maggie Bonnie Brown

15 May 1893–29 October 1922 (Age 29)
Indian Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Maggie Bonnie

When Maggie Bonnie Brown was born on 15 May 1893, in Indian Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Robert Ezra Brown Jr, was 31 and her mother, Amanda Josephine Boyd, was 27. She married Ralph R. Towery on 9 August 1910. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Wright Township, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Grayson Township, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 29 October 1922, in El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Addington, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Lesley Singleton
Maggie Bonnie Brown
Marriage: 12 October 1914
Doyle Edward Singleton
Robert Lee Singleton Sr
Ewell Sam Singleton

Spouse and Children

12 October 1914


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World Events (8)

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.
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.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 9

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Maggie Brown in household of Ed Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maggie Singleton in household of Cord Singleton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maggie Towery, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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