Clara Louise Brown

11 March 1845–21 December 1881 (Age 36)
McLean, Illinois, United States

The Life of Clara Louise

Clara Louise Brown was born on 11 March 1845, in McLean, Illinois, United States. She married Benjamin Abbott Taylor on 4 December 1865, in Grundy, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Lawndale Township, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 21 December 1881, in McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Colfax, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Abbott Taylor
1825–1895
Clara Louise Brown
1845–1881
Marriage: 4 December 1865
Alice Minerva Taylor
1869–1952
Clara Viola Taylor
1871–1965
Mary Ann Taylor
1876–1942
Roscoe Taylor
1880–1946

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 December 1865
Grundy, Illinois, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 3

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 11

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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)

  • Louisa Taylor in household of Benjamin Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lousia C Taylor in household of Benjamin Taylor, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Louisa Brownn in entry for John Darr and Alice Minerva Taylor, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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