Rex Willard Brown

3 June 1911–6 November 1935 (Age 24)
Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States

The Life Summary of Rex Willard

When Rex Willard Brown was born on 3 June 1911, in Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, his father, George Willard Brown, was 21 and his mother, Hannah Agnes Jensen, was 24. He married Hazel Luella Hoopes on 8 July 1931, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 6 November 1935, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States.

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Rex Willard Brown
Hazel Luella Hoopes
Marriage: 8 July 1931
Rex Merrill Brown
Reese Hoopes Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 July 1931Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 1
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    1912 · The Bonneville Speed Way
    Age 1
    The Bonneville Speedway is located northeast of Wendover, Utah and is part of the Bonneville Salt Flats Race Track. The Bonneville Speedway is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for being the venue for numerous land speed records.
    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 7
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    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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    Sources (22)

    • Rex William Brown, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Willard Rex Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Williard Rex Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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