Grace Evelyn Brown

3 May 1922–7 July 2005 (Age 83)
Miami, Gila, Arizona, United States

The Life of Grace Evelyn

When Grace Evelyn Brown was born on 3 May 1922, in Miami, Gila, Arizona, United States, her father, William Milton Brown, was 25 and her mother, Etta Brakefield, was 22. She married Ted Lucien Thomas on 22 February 1942. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Fresno, California, United States in 1930. She died on 7 July 2005, in San Leandro, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Ted Lucien Thomas
1915–1970
Grace Evelyn Brown
1922–2005
Marriage: 22 February 1942
Darleen Louise Thomas
1945–2019

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 February 1942
children

(1)

    Darleen Louise Thomas

    Female1945–2019Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 12

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Grace F Brown in household of Letta Brohefield Brown, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Grace Evelyn Brown Thomas in household of Ted Lucien Thomas, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Grace Brown in household of Wm M Brown, "United States Census, 1930"

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