Adam Cook Brown

6 September 1849–16 February 1887 (Age 37)
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Adam Cook

When Adam Cook Brown was born on 6 September 1849, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Brown, was 29 and his mother, Mary Cook, was 26. He married Ann Holley about 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 16 February 1887, at the age of 37, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam Cook Brown
1849–1887
Ann Holley
1853–1920
Marriage: about 1874
Isobel Brown
1878–1938
Russel Brown
1881–1881
Adam Cook Brown
1881–1964
James Holley Brown
1883–1939
Scott G. Brown
1885–1890

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 5
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 8
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
    1863
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Dunn
    Brunson
    Browning
    Browne
    Burnett
    Erjavec
    Borron
    Broun

    Story Highlight

    Deseret Evening News--M205.7 Volume 20 1886-87 CRUSHED TO DEATH

    "Utah & Nevada Train Blown from the Track "Conductor Brown Killed "All the Passengers More or Less Injured "Train Car Badly Wrecked "About half past 9 o'clock this morning a telephone message to this …

    Sources (37)

    • Adam C Brown in entry for Adam Cook Brown, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Adam Gillespie in household of Alexander Gillespie, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Adam C Brown in entry for Brown, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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