Opal Brown

21 May 1901–October 1975 (Age 74)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Opal

When Opal Brown was born on 21 May 1901, in Illinois, United States, her father, George F Brown, was 35 and her mother, Mary Francis Brown, was 28. She married Lester Carlos Rainbolt on 9 October 1924, in Vienna, Johnson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Grantsburg, Johnson, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died in October 1975, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Creal Springs, Williamson, Illinois, United States.

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Lester Carlos Rainbolt
Opal Brown
Marriage: 9 October 1924
Lester Reginald Rainbolt
Marilyn Rainbolt
Lorraine Rainbolt
Margaret Ann Rainbolt
Janet K. Rainbolt
Ronald Rainbolt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1924Vienna, Johnson, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 1
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
    1910 · Boy Scouts of America
    Age 9
    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 22
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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 (8)

    • Opal Rainbolt in household of George Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Opal Brown in household of George Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Opal Brown in household of George W Brown, "United States Census, 1910"

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