Joshua Murray Brown

23 February 1889–14 July 1958 (Age 69)
Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joshua Murray

When Joshua Murray Brown was born on 23 February 1889, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Joshua Richmond Brown, was 24 and his mother, Jessie Murray, was 20. He married Beatrice Hyer on 25 June 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Ammon Election Precinct, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 14 July 1958, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Murray Brown
Beatrice Hyer
Marriage: 25 June 1919
Carl Hyer Brown
Harold Joshua Brown
Herman Dale Brown
Helen Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 June 1919Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 1
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 2
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
    Age 19
    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    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

    Joshua Murray Brown-the story of my life

    Back in 1889 in a little douby house on the bank of a small creek in Wellsville, Cache Co. Utah on 23 February, I was born. My parents were Joshua Richmond Brown and Jessie Murray. My grandparents on …

    Sources (38)

    • Joshua M Brown, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Joshua Murray Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Joshua M Brown in entry for Herman Dale Brown, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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