James Albert Brown

3 October 1890–27 October 1954 (Age 64)
Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of James Albert

When James Albert Brown was born on 3 October 1890, in Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, James A Brown Sr, was 29 and his mother, Lavinia Smith, was 18. He married Anna Bauld on 20 June 1917, in Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911 and Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 4 years. He died on 27 October 1954, in Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 64, and was buried in Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Albert Brown
Anna Bauld
Marriage: 20 June 1917
William H Brown Kane
Gerald Wilfred Brown
Leo Frederick Brown

Spouse and Children

20 June 1917
Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


    William H Brown Kane


    Gerald Wilfred Brown



Parents and Siblings

    James A Brown Sr


    Lavinia Smith




    George Brown


    William A Brown



    Mary Ann Brown



+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 19

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 31

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 55

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

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)

  • James Brown in household of James A Brown, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • James Brown in household of James A Brown, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • James A Brown in entry for Anna Laura Brown, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"

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