John W. Brown

7 July 1876–5 January 1928 (Age 51)
High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John W.

When John W. Brown was born on 7 July 1876, in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, his father, Riley Brown, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Ann Everhart, was 29. He married Sarah Louise "Sallie" Jarvis on 24 December 1903, in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salem Chapel, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Winston Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 January 1928, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

John W. Brown
Sarah Louise "Sallie" Jarvis
Marriage: 24 December 1903
Edna Frances Brown
Lula Mae Brown
Artie Thomas Brown
Ernest Franklin Brown
Luther Bynum Brown
Wilford O. Brown

Spouse and Children

24 December 1903
Forsyth, North Carolina, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Riley Brown


    Sarah Ann Everhart




    Carrie Brown



    Maggie Brown


    Frank Brown


World Events (8)

1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 1

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 14

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • John W Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John W Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Brown in household of Rial Brown, "United States Census, 1880"

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