Ernest Porter Brown

25 December 1875–19 July 1909 (Age 33)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Ernest Porter

When Ernest Porter Brown was born on 25 December 1875, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Moroni Brown, was 35 and his mother, Frances Mariah Porter, was 23. He married Hedvig Elizabeth Garff on 24 June 1902, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 19 July 1909, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Porter Brown
1875–1909
Hedvig Elizabeth Garff
1877–1962
Marriage: 24 June 1902
Vendla Elizabeth Brown
1903–1966
Carl Ernest Brown
1905–1965
Max Porter Brown
1908–1991
Virginia Brown
1909–1950

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1902Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 1
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
    1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn
    Age 1
    An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
    1886
    Age 11
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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 (32)

    • Earnest P Brown in entry for Virginia Brown, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Ernest P Brown, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • Earnest Porter Brown in entry for Max Porter Brown, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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