Robert Frank Brown

Brief Life History of Robert Frank

When Robert Frank Brown was born on 3 February 1930, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, John Litton Brown, was 26 and his mother, Nellie Alston, was 21. He lived in Harbor Beach, Huron, Michigan, United States in 1940 and Bad Axe, Huron, Michigan, United States for about 1 years. He died on 21 June 2005, in Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas, United States.

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Robert Frank Brown
1930–2005
Betty Lee Houston Brown
1930–2011

Sources (9)

  • Robert F Brown, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Robert Frank Brown in entry for Bettye Brown, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Robert F Brown in household of John L Brown, "United States Census, 1940"

World Events (8)

1931

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

1943 · The Detroit Race Riots

The 1943 Detroit Race Riot started on the evening of June 20 and lasted through June 22. It occurred in a period of dramatic social tensions associated with the military buildup of World War II, as Detroit's automotive industry was converted to the war effort. What fueled the fire the most was the arrival of nearly 400,000 migrants, both African-American and White Southerners, and the competition for space and jobs. It was suppressed after 6,000 federal troops were ordered into the city to restore peace. A total of 34 people were killed, 25 of them African-Americans and most at the hands of white police or National Guardsmen; 433 were wounded, 75 percent of them African-American.

1950

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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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