Emma Brown

12 January 1850–30 August 1932 (Age 82)
Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Brown was born on 12 January 1850, in Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jonathan Brown, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Ann Cousins, was 30. She married Job Reading on 8 February 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Election Precinct 11, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 30 August 1932, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Job Reading
Emma Brown
Marriage: 8 February 1870
William Henry Reading
John Edwin Reading
Albert Reading
Franklin Reading
Charles Lawrence Reading
Rolla Ray Reading
Guy Roy Reading
Daniel Reading
Emma Elizabeth Reading
Rosa May Reading

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1851 · The First Schoolhouse in Murray
    Age 1
    A small, single room, adobe schoolhouse was built in Murray was built in 1851. A centrally located stove was used for heat. During the cold months, the students sat near the stove according to their age with the youngest children nearest the heat. Helen Holmes was the school's first teacher.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 4
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1883 · The Post Office Names Murray
    Age 33
    The South Cottonwood Post Office changed its name to Murray Post Office in 1883. The post office chose the name Murray, after Eli Murray, the territorial governor from 1880-1886.

    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 (31)

    • Emma Brown in household of Jonathan Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Emma Reading in entry for Guy R. Reading and Olga Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Emma Brown in entry for Guy Roy Reading, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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