Josiah Brown

4 March 1873–27 April 1955 (Age 82)
Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Brown was born on 4 March 1873, in Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, his father, William Brown, was 39 and his mother, Hannah Clark, was 37. He married Elizabeth Mansfield Reading on 3 January 1891, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Providence Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 27 April 1955, in Driggs, Teton, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Providence, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Brown
Elizabeth Mansfield Reading
Marriage: 3 January 1891
Lydia D Brown
Willard Adolphus Brown
Elton J Brown
Mary Lavern Brown
Lavena Hannah Brown
Theodore Reading Brown
Alice Lucille Brown

Spouse and Children

3 January 1891
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 21

Historical Boundaries - 1894: Fremont, Idaho, United States; 1913: Madison, Idaho, United States; 1915: Teton, Idaho, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a 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. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josiah Brown, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Josiah Brown, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Josiah Brown, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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