James Godwin Brown

7 November 1841–3 May 1886 (Age 44)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Godwin

When James Godwin Brown was born on 7 November 1841, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Dunlop Brown, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Godwin, was 41. He married Mary Ellen Martin on 31 December 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 May 1886, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Godwin Brown
1841–1886
Mary Ellen Martin
1844–1923
Marriage: 31 December 1864
Alice Brown
1865–1866
Thomas Dunlop Brown Jr.
1867–1868
James Godwin Brown II
1870–1947
Sarah "Saidee" Emma Brown
1872–1929
Nellie Brown
1877–1952
Rosa Banks Brown
1881–1958

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 1
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    1843
    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 13
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.

    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

    Sources (29)

    • James Brown in household of Thos D Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jas G in entry for Thos D Brown, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • James G Brown, "United States Census, 1880"

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