Harrison Ernest "Harry" Brown

Male23 February 1869–28 October 1944

Brief Life History of Harrison Ernest "Harry"

When Harrison Ernest "Harry" Brown was born on 23 February 1869, in Pleasant Hill, McLean, Illinois, United States, his father, John W. Brown, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Morgan, was 39. He married Anna Christina "Tena" Mitchell on 21 April 1896, in Downs, McLean, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Arrowsmith, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Lexington, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 28 October 1944, in Downs, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Downs, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Harrison Ernest "Harry" Brown
Anna Christina "Tena" Mitchell
Marriage: 21 April 1896
Iris Lucile Brown
Ruby Faye Brown
Lyle Mitchel Brown

Sources (13)

  • Richard Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry Brown, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Harry Brown, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 April 1896Downs, McLean, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1871: McLean, Illinois, United States

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 21

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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