Vivian DeWitt Brown

Male12 April 1903–8 September 1998

Brief Life History of Vivian DeWitt

When Vivian DeWitt Brown was born on 12 April 1903, in Wayside, Armstrong, Texas, United States, his father, George Washington Brown, was 35 and his mother, Caroline Castera Bradford, was 46. He married Cora G Gray in 1920, in Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 8 September 1998, in Kingman, Mohave, Arizona, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Kingman, Mohave, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vivian DeWitt Brown
1903–1998
Cora G Gray
1901–1981
Marriage: 1920
Evana L Brown
1922–
Orin Brown
1923–
Damon Glenn Brown
1928–1972

Sources (11)

  • Vivian D Brown in household of Cassia C Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vivian D Brown, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • Vivian De Witt Brown, "Arizona, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1920Arizona, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1904

    Age 1

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

    Age 2

    Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

    1929

    Age 26

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    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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