Etta Louise Brown

26 August 1918–18 February 2009 (Age 90)
Comfort, Jones, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Etta Louise

When Etta Louise Brown was born on 26 August 1918, in Comfort, Jones, North Carolina, United States, her father, Claude Douglas Brown, was 39 and her mother, Bonnie Jo Outlaw, was 30. She married Nathan Nathanial Smith on 24 August 1934, in Conway, Horry, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States in 1955 and White Salmon, Klickitat, Washington, United States in 2007. She died on 18 February 2009, in Kennewick, Benton, Washington, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in White Salmon, Klickitat, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Nathanial Smith
Etta Louise Brown
Marriage: 24 August 1934
William Ray Smith

Spouse and Children

24 August 1934
Conway, Horry, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 2

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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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Story Highlight

Etta Louise Brown Smith

Etta loved gardening every spring and summer, she had lovely flowers in her yard. Etta also had a garden and she loved canning. she always took good care of her garden. Etta loved sharing it with fam …

Sources (3)

  • Etta L Brown in household of Edward Rowe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louise Smith in household of Nathan Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Etta L Brown in household of Claude D Brown, "United States Census, 1920"

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