Henry William Brown

10 October 1839–9 June 1914 (Age 74)
Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry William

When Henry William Brown was born on 10 October 1839, in Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jonathan Brown, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Ann Cousins, was 20. He married Sarah Ann Killpack on 15 March 1869, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 11, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 9 June 1914, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry William Brown
Sarah Ann Killpack
Marriage: 15 March 1869
Henry Jonathan Brown
Francis Sarah Brown
Charles Brown
Elizabeth Rachel Brown
George Edwin Brown
Arthur William Brown
John Louis Brown
Lavenia Louisa Brown
Esther Lillace Brown
Zina Merl Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1869Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 9
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Henry W. Brown History

    HENRY W. BROWN History (Brother of Mary Frances Brown Henry) If the pioneers could return to earth and revisit the scenes of their early struggles and hardships, they would doubtless b …

    Sources (72)

    • Henry Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Henry W. Brown in entry for Horace E. Brown and Edna Wenerstrom, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Henry William Brown in entry for Viola May Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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