Basil Willard Brown

7 April 1909–4 October 1994 (Age 85)
Oregon, United States

The Life of Basil Willard

When Basil Willard Brown was born on 7 April 1909, in Oregon, United States, his father, Ozro Lewis Brown, was 24 and his mother, Adah Grigsby, was 22. He had at least 1 son with Coie Elizabeth Barnard. He lived in Pine Grove Election Precinct, Klamath, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 4 October 1994, in Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon, United States, at the age of 85.

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Basil Willard Brown
Coie Elizabeth Barnard
Barton D Brown

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    Barton D Brown


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    Adah Grigsby




World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 2

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 

Age 23

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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 (2)

  • Basil Brown in household of Ozro L Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Basil W Brown, "United States Census, 1940"

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