Joseph Guernsey Brown

14 May 1866–29 July 1960 (Age 94)
Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Joseph Guernsey

When Joseph Guernsey Brown was born on 14 May 1866, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Norman Brown, was 35 and his mother, Annie Smith, was 27. He married Mary Ann Gooch on 16 December 1896, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States for about 33 years and Parker Election Precinct, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 29 July 1960, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Joseph Guernsey Brown
Mary Ann Gooch
Marriage: 16 December 1896
Annie Louisa Brown
Joseph Vernal Brown
Ida Brown
Lucille Brown
Mary Brown
Jennie Brown
John Gooch Brown
George Smith Brown

Spouse and Children

16 December 1896
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1870 · 1870 United States Federal Population Census

Age 4

1870 United States Federal Population Census; population 995
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 29

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

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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Joseph Guernsey BROWN b. 14 May 1866, Draper, Utah, d. 29 July 1960, md 16 Dec 1896 Mary Ann GOOCH b. 16 Dec 1873 Richmond, Utah, daughter of John O. GOOCH and Louisa ARBON He died 29 July 1960. …

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Guernsey Brown, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Joseph Guernsey Brown, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Joseph Guernsey Brown in household of George Smith Brown, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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