Earnest Orlando Brown

1914–1972 (Age 58)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Earnest Orlando

When Earnest Orlando Brown was born on 14 April 1914, in Georgia, United States, his father, Claude Jasper Brown, was 33 and his mother, Hattie M. Prewitt, was 27. He married Myrtle Evelyn Rouse on 21 December 1938, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. He lived in Roxana, Paulding, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 29 August 1972, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Warrior, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Earnest Orlando Brown
Myrtle Evelyn Rouse
Marriage: 21 December 1938

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21 December 1938
Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 8

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

Age 17

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Earnest Brown in household of Claude J Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ernest Olarando Brown, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Earnest O Brown, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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