Willard W. Brown

1920–2 December 1961 (Age 41)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Willard W.

When Willard W. Brown was born in 1920, in Illinois, United States, his father, Arthur Willis Brown, was 33 and his mother, Florence Andrus Reeves, was 23. He died on 2 December 1961, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Willis Brown
1887–1944
Florence Andrus Reeves
1897–1972
Arthur Leslia Brown
1917–1971
Walter Andrus Brown
1919–1977
Willard W. Brown
1920–1961

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 0

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920 · The First Fannie May

Age 0

The first Fannie May shop was opened by H. Teller Archibald. It became so popular that after fifteen years Fannie May had opened 48 stores in the Midwest. During World War II, the ingredients for all of Fannie May's recipes were hard to come by. However, they chose to not change their recipes, while other competitors did. Fannie May's vision was to create handmade, delectable chocolates, without ever compromising the taste of the candy.
1932

Age 12

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Willard Brown in household of Arthur W Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willard W Brown, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"
  • Willard Warnke Broun, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"

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