Merna Jamison Brown

9 June 1911–28 January 1997 (Age 85)
Mendocino, California, United States

The Life of Merna Jamison

When Merna Jamison Brown was born on 9 June 1911, in Mendocino, California, United States, her father, Frank James Brown, was 30 and her mother, Vernie Belle Jamison, was 28. She married David Ruben Scott on 7 June 1937, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1935 and Marysville Judicial Township, Yuba, California, United States in 1940. She died on 28 January 1997, at the age of 85, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Ruben Scott
1909–1994
Merna Jamison Brown
1911–1997
Marriage: 7 June 1937
Jill Irene Scott
1939–1998
William David Scott
1943–2001

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 June 1937
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States
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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

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. 

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)

  • Merna Brown Scott in household of David Reuben Scott, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Merna Scott in household of David R Scott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Merna J Brown, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"

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