Benjamin Hill Brown

20 November 1882–18 April 1964 (Age 81)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Benjamin Hill

When Benjamin Hill Brown was born on 20 November 1882, in Alabama, United States, his father, Samuel E. Brown, was 27 and his mother, Mary E. Slaton, was 25. He married Della Barnes on 31 March 1904, in Pike, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Saline Township, Pike, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Missouri Township, Pike, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 April 1964, in Pike, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Delight, Pike, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Hill Brown
Della Barnes
Marriage: 31 March 1904
Foy Lemuel Brown
Snow Brown
Samuel D Brown

Spouse and Children

31 March 1904
Pike, Arkansas, United States


    Foy Lemuel Brown


    Snow Brown


    Samuel D Brown


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel E. Brown


    Mary E. Slaton




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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 13

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

Age 22

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Ben H Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ben H Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ben H Brown, "United States Census, 1920"

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