Walter Cook Brown

1 October 1847–5 March 1927 (Age 79)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Walter Cook

When Walter Cook Brown was born on 1 October 1847, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Brown, was 27 and his mother, Mary Cook, was 24. He married Anne Evans on 8 February 1870, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1857 and lived in Calton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 5 March 1927, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Walter Cook Brown
Anne Evans
Marriage: 8 February 1870
Ruth May Brown
Mary Jessie Brown
John David Brown
Joseph Henry Brown
Walter Cook Brown Jr
William Adam Brown
Ann Agnes Brown
Charlotte Estella Brown
Harold Johnathan Brown
Ardella Brown
Myrtle Brown
Clyde Evans Brown

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  • Marriage
    8 February 1870Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    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.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 21
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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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    I [Leon Brown] was born on August 13, 1903, in Salt Lake City, Utah. My mother was Nellie Burt Brown and my father was John David Brown. My Grandmother Burt was of the John Burt and Gibson Condie fa …

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    • Walter Gillespie in household of Alexander Gillespie, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Walter Cook Brown in entry for James Conley Brown and Ethel E Mason, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Walter C. Brown in entry for Rosetta Vilate Francis Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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