Mary Edna Brown

21 March 1897–23 February 1998 (Age 100)
Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Edna

When Mary Edna Brown was born on 21 March 1897, in Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, her father, James Fredrick Brown Sr., was 37 and her mother, Esther Amelia Marriott, was 33. She married Harold Tranter Allen on 26 June 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Fairview, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1910 and Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1920. She died on 23 February 1998, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold Tranter Allen
1899–1991
Mary Edna Brown
1897–1998
Marriage: 26 June 1925
John Harold Allen
1930–2001
Paul Brown Allen
1937–2018

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 June 1925Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1902 · Old Main (Utah State University)
    Age 5
    The first building on the Utah State University Campus was named Old Main and is the oldest functioning academic building in Utah. It was built after the current site was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees for the new college. Construction started in 1889 and the entire building was completed in 1902. During the Spanish Flu Epidemic in 1919, the building was used as a makeshift hospital to take care the effected residents in the surrounding area. Old Main was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. 
    1926 · No More Street Cars
    Age 29
    On September 20, Utah Light & Traction Company discontinued its street car services for Davis County. It operated for 12 years and helped many people get from city to city without any problems. During the next month all streetcars were converted into a bus system to help people that couldn't afford their own vehicles.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Dunn
    Brunson
    Browning
    Browne
    Burnett
    Erjavec
    Borron
    Broun

    Sources (36)

    • Edna Brown in household of James F Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Edna Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Edna Brown Allen in household of Harold Tranter Allen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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