Roy Ambrose Brown

25 February 1933–21 September 2014 (Age 81)
Gaston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Roy Ambrose

When Roy Ambrose Brown was born on 25 February 1933, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Bedford Brown, was 37 and his mother, Mattie Beam, was 36. He lived in South Point Township, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 21 September 2014, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

William Bedford Brown
1895–1953
Mattie Beam
1897–1981
Clarence Osborne Brown
1918–2006
Annie Brown
1921–2011
Wilma Brown
1926–1977
Roy Ambrose Brown
1933–2014
William Paul Brown
1936–1945

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 2

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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 (2)

  • Roy Brown in household of William E Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy Brown, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"

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