Edward Brain

15 August 1821–23 May 1890 (Age 68)
Wick, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Brain was born on 15 August 1821, in Wick, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Aaron Brain, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Francomb, was 32. He married Susannah Stinchourt Martin on 8 September 1840, in Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841 and Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 23 May 1890, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Brain
Mary Ann Johnson
Marriage: 4 May 1869
Mabel Ruth Brain
Edward Benjamin Brain
Henry Brain
Ebenezer James Brain
Fred Brain
Albert George Brain
Alice Daisy Brain

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  • Marriage
    4 May 1869
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 10
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    Age 22
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: apparently a nickname from Middle English brain ‘brain, mind’, probably short for brainwod ‘mad in the mind, furious’. Compare Brainard .Irish (Down) and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Irish Mac an Bhreitheamhan, Scottish Gaelic Mac a' Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’, from breitheamh ‘judge’. Compare Braham 2.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    The Lucas Family Story

    By Emma Lucas Blanthorn, daughter of Charles, and sister to Charles Edward, and youngest sister to Kate Lucas Simpson - July 1982 Charles Edward Lucas, born in Salt Lake City on the 30th of June of …

    Sources (90)

    • Edward A Brain in entry for Henry Brain, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Edward Brain, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Edward Brain, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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