Joshua Elden Brown

Brief Life History of Joshua Elden

When Joshua Elden Brown was born on 5 November 1898, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Hyrum Brown, was 30 and his mother, Emma Elizabeth Terry, was 29. He married Rose Vilate Andrus on 31 October 1924, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Vermont, United States in 1923 and lived in Bonner, Idaho, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 8, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 23 November 1985, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Elden Brown
1898–1985
Rose Vilate Andrus
1901–1991
Marriage: 31 October 1924
Donald A Brown
1928–2017
Gloria Brown
1930–2007
Reid Andrus Brown
1933–2020
Ruel Reynolds Brown
1935–2022

Sources (36)

  • Elden L Brown, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Joshua Elden Brown, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Joshua Elden Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1903

Historical Boundaries 1903: Cassia, Idaho, United States 1907: Twin Falls, Idaho, United States

1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

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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