James Ward Brown

Male7 March 1861–3 December 1943

Brief Life History of James Ward

When James Ward Brown was born on 7 March 1861, in Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Brown, was 26 and his mother, Caroline Vernon Smith, was 25. He married Annie Leishman on 10 October 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Wellsville Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 3 December 1943, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ward Brown
Annie Leishman
Marriage: 10 October 1881
James Leishman Brown
Annie Leishman Brown
Caroline McCormick Brown

Sources (18)

  • James W Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Ward Brown in entry for Annie Belle Mcbride, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • J Ward Brown in household of John D Brown, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1881Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 19

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


    Age 23

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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