Sarah Jane Brown

26 March 1919–26 April 1994 (Age 75)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Brown was born on 26 March 1919, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Frank Eugene Brown, was 38 and her mother, Eliza Mary Chisholm, was 33. She had at least 1 son with Leonard Roellich. She lived in Dresbach, Winona, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 April 1994, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 75.

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Leonard Roellich
Sarah Jane Brown
Dennis Paul Roellich

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    Leonard Roellich





    Dennis Paul Roellich


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World Events (8)

1920 · First Electric Blow Dryers Invented

Age 1

The first electric blow dryers were invented by Racine Universal Motor Company and Hamilton Beach, both Wisconsin companies.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 12

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Sara Jane Roellich in household of Leonard Roellich, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sarah Brown in household of Frank E Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah J Brown in household of Mary Sneath, "United States Census, 1930"

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