Genevieve Muriel "Jennie" Brown

Brief Life History of Genevieve Muriel "Jennie"

When Genevieve Muriel "Jennie" Brown was born on 12 July 1886, in Illinois, United States, her father, Andrew John Brown, was 31 and her mother, Ethel M Pursley, was 28. She married Floyd Homer Lewis on 28 May 1911, in Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Pleasant Vale Township, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Derry Township, Pike, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 23 January 1977, in Pike, Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Barry, Pike, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Floyd Homer Lewis
1888–1970
Genevieve Muriel "Jennie" Brown
1886–1977
Marriage: 28 May 1911
Edna Mae Lewis
1912–2010
Ethel Dale Lewis
1914–2004
Doris Evelyn Lewis
1916–2020
Irene Hazel Lewis
1919–2021
Floyd Junior Lewis
1924–2003
Albert Gerald "Red" Lewis
1927–2009
Andrew C Lewis
1927–

Sources (12)

  • Jennie M Lewis, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Jennie Brown, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Jennie M Brown Lewis, "Find A Grave Index"

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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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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