Claudius Brown

27 July 1892–21 August 1952 (Age 60)
Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Claudius

When Claudius Brown was born on 27 July 1892, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Hyrum Brown, was 24 and his mother, Emma Elizabeth Terry, was 22. He married Bertha Annette Rasmussen on 6 December 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died on 21 August 1952, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Claudius Brown
Bertha Annette Rasmussen
Marriage: 6 December 1916
Claudius R. Brown Jr
Douglas R Brown
Mark Hyrum Brown
Karl R Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1916Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 4
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
    Age 16
    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Claude Brown's Testimony of Tithing

    This story was related to me by my father, Claude Brown Jr. and later affirmed by an interview with his brother, Douglas Brown Sr. as given to Robert Brown. Claude Brown Sr. was born in Draper Utah o …

    Sources (34)

    • Claudius Brown, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Claude Brown in entry for Douglas R Brown and Laura Marie Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Claude Brown in entry for Mark H Brown, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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