Irwin T Brown

Brief Life History of Irwin T

When Irwin T Brown was born on 18 January 1894, in Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Brown, was 48 and his mother, Sarah Rosina Tucker, was 36. He married Blanche Josephine Bales on 28 February 1923, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died in 1986, at the age of 92.

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Irwin T Brown
1894–1986
Blanche Josephine Bales
1895–1973
Marriage: 28 February 1923
Sarah Lee Brown
1928–
Tom Brown
1932–1990

Sources (5)

  • Irwin T Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Irwin T Brown in entry for T T Brown, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Irvin T Brown in household of Sarah R Brown, "United States Census, 1920"

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1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

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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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