Mother Beverly Brown

Female1933–2005

Brief Life History of Beverly

Mother Beverly Brown was born in 1933, in Rhode Island, United States. She died in 2005, in her hometown, at the age of 72.

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    World Events (3)

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 2

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    1935 · The Social Security Act

    Age 2

    This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.

    1969 · Newport Bridge Opens

    Age 36

    The Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge is opened to the public on June 28, 1969, and is a suspension bridge that spans the East passage of the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. It connects the city of Newport on Aquidneck Island to the Town of Jamestown on Connecticut Island and is named after the US Senator Claiborne Pell who lives in Newport. The total length of the bridge is 11,248 feet (or just over two miles!) You can see the Newport Bridge on the back of the Rhode Island US State Quarter.

    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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