Edwin P. Brown

24 June 1841–17 April 1928 (Age 86)
Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edwin P.

When Edwin P. Brown was born on 24 June 1841, in Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jonathan Brown, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Ann Cousins, was 22. He married Desdemona Fox on 12 June 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 17 April 1928, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin P. Brown
Desdemona Fox
Marriage: 12 June 1865
Desdemona Brown
Sarah Elizabeth Brown
Evelyn Brown
Emma Jane Brown
Mary Ellen Brown
Geraldine Brown
Edwin Parley Brown
Alberta Grace Brown
Royal Charles Brown
Maud Marcella Brown
Goldie Pearl Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 16
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Story Highlight

    The History of Murray City, Utah, Material from interviews with Goldie Brown Wales and family history written by Melvin Miner, grandson, and June Kasteler, granddaughter

    Edwin Brown, Pioneer of 1853 Edwin Brown began his life in Berkshire, England, June 24, 1841. His father was Jonathan and his mother, Sarah Cousins Brown. His father was a baker by trade, but young …

    Sources (51)

    • Edwin Brown in entry for Evelyn Christensen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Edwin Brown in household of Jonathan Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Edwin Brown in entry for John A Erickson and Maud M Woolsey, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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