Barbara Jean Brown

23 January 1927–29 December 2009 (Age 82)
Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States

The Life of Barbara Jean

When Barbara Jean Brown was born on 23 January 1927, in Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States, her father, Ira Brown, was 33 and her mother, Pearl Sherlie Hilton, was 30. She lived in Judicial Township 5, San Mateo, California, United States in 1940. She died on 29 December 2009, at the age of 82, and was buried in Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Brown
1894–1971
Pearl Sherlie Hilton
1897–1983
Barbara Jean Brown
1927–2009
Joseph Hilton Brown
1928–1998

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

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.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 7

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Barbara Brown in household of Ira Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Barbara J Brown in household of Ira Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Barbara Brown, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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