Clara Emma Brown

24 August 1896–4 October 1971 (Age 75)
Texas, United States

The Life of Clara Emma

When Clara Emma Brown was born on 24 August 1896, in Texas, United States, her father, John H. Brown, was 26 and her mother, Trannie Ellen Lankford, was 18. She married Edward Pinkney Rawlinson before 1917. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Red River, Texas, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 10, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 4 October 1971, in Mount Olive, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Pinkney Rawlinson
Clara Emma Brown
Marriage: before 1917
James Rawlinson
John J Rawlinson
Benjamin Newton Rawlinson

Spouse and Children

    Edward Pinkney Rawlinson



before 1917


    James Rawlinson


    John J Rawlinson



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 5

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • C E Brown in household of J H Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clara E Collins in household of Henry I Collins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Rawlinson in household of Ed P Rawlinson, "United States Census, 1920"

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