Charles Houtson Brown

1 November 1851–13 March 1921 (Age 69)
Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Charles Houtson

When Charles Houtson Brown was born on 1 November 1851, in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, his father, James Brown, was 26 and his mother, Isabella Hogg, was 29. He married Julia Ferguson on 17 October 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bancroft, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 13 March 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Houtson Brown
Julia Ferguson
Marriage: 17 October 1870
James Ferguson Brown
Bessie Rea Brown
Julia Brown
Lucy Brown
Charles Houtson Brown Jr
Fergus Brown
William Wallace Brown
Robert Bruce Brown
Frank Martin Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries 1867: Oneida, Idaho Territory 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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


    Charles Houtson Brown was born in Aberdeen Scotland and immigrated to Utah with his mother, Isabelle Hogg Brown, and her three other children. He was 11½ years old at the time. His father James, wh …

    Sources (44)

    • Chas H Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
    • C H Brown in entry for Charles Henry Brown and Effie Wilson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Chs. H. Brown in entry for Robt. Bruce Brown, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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