Stella Thelma Brown

16 November 1916–12 November 1974 (Age 58)
Walla Walla, Washington, United States

The Life of Stella Thelma

When Stella Thelma Brown was born on 16 November 1916, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States, her father, James George Brown, was 31 and her mother, Goldie Millicant Wheeler, was 19. She married Lafe McCarty on 12 October 1935, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Prescott, Walla Walla, Washington, United States in 1930 and Ephrata Election Precinct, Grant, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 12 November 1974, at the age of 57, and was buried in Valley View Memorial Park, Soap Lake, Grant, Washington, United States.

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Lafe McCarty
Stella Thelma Brown
Marriage: 12 October 1935
Vernalee McCarty

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12 October 1935
Washington, District of Columbia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Fort Lewis is Established

Age 1

Fort Lewis military base was established in 1917, in Tacoma, Washington. It was named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It used to be one of the largest and most modern military reservations in the US. In February 2010, it merged with McChord Air Force Base. 

Age 16

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Stella Mccarty in household of Lafe Mccarty, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stella Brown in household of James Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Stella Brown in household of James Brown, "United States Census, 1920"

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