Alva Clay Brown

1 August 1873–8 August 1947 (Age 74)
Clinton, Knox, Ohio, United States

The Life of Alva Clay

When Alva Clay Brown was born on 1 August 1873, in Clinton, Knox, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas C Brown, was 30 and his mother, Mary E Newcome, was 28. He married Florence Etta Harrison on 15 June 1898, in Indiana, United States. He lived in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Adams Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 8 August 1947, in Peru, Peru Township, Miami, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Peru Township, Miami, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alva Clay Brown
Effie L Miller
Marriage: 2 November 1945

Spouse and Children


    Effie L Miller


2 November 1945
Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas C Brown


    Mary E Newcome




    Cora Brown


    Eugene Brown


    Merta May Brown



    Alice Brown


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Alvah C Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alva C Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alva C Brown, "United States Census, 1910"

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