Ruel Elgen Brown

8 May 1897–12 December 1976 (Age 79)
Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States

The Life of Ruel Elgen

When Ruel Elgen Brown was born on 8 May 1897, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, his father, Ebenezer Brown, was 32 and his mother, Clara Ann Little, was 33. He married Effie Vilate Averett on 7 December 1922, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Election District 13 Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 12 December 1976, in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruel Elgen Brown
Effie Vilate Averett
Marriage: 7 December 1922
Norman Averett Brown
Ruel Elgin Brown Jr
Elva Brown
Ruel Elgen Brown Jr
Ruel Elgin Brown Jr

Spouse and Children

7 December 1922
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States




    Ruel Elgen Brown Jr


    Ruel Elgin Brown Jr


    Ruel Elgin Brown Jr


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 7

Constitution changed to allow for six-year presidential term.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Ruel Elgen Brown, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Elgin Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • R Elgen Brown, "United States Census, 1930"

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