George Alma Brown

Brief Life History of George Alma

When George Alma Brown was born on 3 May 1886, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, George Wright Brown, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ann Hales, was 26. He married Rosa Anna Kern on 2 October 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 4, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 February 1970, in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Valley View Memorial Park, West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Alma Brown
1886–1970
Rosa Anna Kern
1889–1988
Marriage: 2 October 1912
Selma Kern Brown
1913–2000
Wayne Brown
1926–
Wayne Reinhold Brown
Leah Frances Brown
1915–1999
Von Kern Brown
1918–2011
Paul Alma Brown
1921–1997
Wayne Reinhold Brown
1925–2024
Wayne Reinhold Brown
1925–2024

Sources (43)

  • George Alma Brown, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • George Alma Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • George Alma Brown, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1899

Germany annexes Western Samoa, the U.S. takes over eastern Samoa and Britain withdraws its claim to the islands in accordance with treaty between Germany, Britain and the U.S.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

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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Memories of Grandpa (George Alma) Brown from Julie Layne Brown Ridge January 2020 I am responding to a request made by my Uncle Wayne Brown through my sister Leslie Brown Backman. Uncle Wayne wants t …

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