Austin Cravath Brown

30 April 1850–30 March 1937 (Age 86)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Austin Cravath

When Austin Cravath Brown was born on 30 April 1850, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Alfred Brown, was 44 and his mother, Eliza Doty, was 42. He married Meriah Cedina Clark Ballantyne on 2 February 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1910 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 March 1937, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Austin Cravath Brown
Meriah Cedina Clark Ballantyne
Marriage: 2 February 1874
Austin Alando Brown
Meriah Brown
Inez Roseltha Brown
Eliza Brown
Helen Brown
Richard Brown
Annabelle Brown
Laura Delecta Brown
Joseph Austin Brown
Leona Ballantyne Brown
Mary Vilate Brown
Horace Ballantyne Brown
Zina Ballantyne Brown

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  • Marriage
    2 February 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 7
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 25
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    This was written by Austin Cravath Brown.

    I was born 30th April 1850 near Council Bluffs, Iowa. When I was six weeks old, my parents started on the long journey across the plains, with their own team, which consisted of one yoke of oxen, one …

    Sources (35)

    • Austin C Brown, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Austin C Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Austin C. Brown in entry for Meriah Ballantyne Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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