James Arthur Brown

Brief Life History of James Arthur

When James Arthur Brown was born on 18 June 1871, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Gurnsey Brown, was 46 and his mother, Esther Brown, was 36. He married Emily Vilate Pugh on 25 May 1898, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in World for about 10 years. He died on 29 September 1957, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Arthur Brown
1871–1957
Pearl Edna Pugh
1886–1942
Marriage: 17 March 1903
Brown
1904–1904
James Arthur Brown
1905–1989
Vola Brown
1906–1994
Zelda Brown
1909–1993
Alice Brown
1912–2006
Afton Brown
1913–1994
Norris Pugh Brown
1915–1992
Elizabeth Brown
1916–1916
Esther Brown
1918–2005
Lucile Brown
1921–1928

Sources (58)

  • James A Brown, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mr. James Arthur Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • James Arthur Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1872 · The Modoc War

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.

1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.

The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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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Edward Pugh and Elizabeth Kelly

Edward was born 28 August 1824 at Streford, Hereford, England. He was named after his father, Edward, as he was his only son. He had older twin sisters, born on 10 November 21, named Mary and Elizabet …

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