James Brown

15 June 1852–31 January 1927 (Age 74)
Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life Summary of James

When James Brown was born on 15 June 1852, in Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland, his father, John Brown Sr, was 39 and his mother, Mary Young, was 34. He married Louisa Jane Olmstead on 15 April 1876, in South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Lehi Ward 1, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 31 January 1927, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Brown
1852–1927
Louisa Jane Olmstead
1857–1927
Marriage: 15 April 1876
Mary Brown
1877–1965
James Brown Jr.
1880–1953
Jennie Brown
1882–1977
Phillip Brown
1886–1901

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 April 1876South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 11
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 20
    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.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Dunn
    Brunson
    Browning
    Browne
    Burnett
    Erjavec
    Borron
    Broun

    Sources (22)

    • Jame Brown, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • James Brown in entry for James Brown and Lizzie V Marshall, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James Brown in entry for Mary Brown Schow, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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