Ella Francis Brown

19 December 1897–1 March 1985 (Age 87)
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ella Francis

When Ella Francis Brown was born on 19 December 1897, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Harve Brown, was 27 and her mother, Nanny Southern, was 28. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with William David Gentry. She lived in Crab Orchard, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Magisterial District 3, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 1 March 1985, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87.

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William David Gentry
Ella Francis Brown
Mabel F Gentry
Melvin David Gentry
Loys Fred Gentry
Joe Everett Gentry
Gladys Irene Gentry

Spouse and Children



    Mabel F Gentry


    Melvin David Gentry


    Loys Fred Gentry


    Joe Everett Gentry


    Gladys Irene Gentry


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 3

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Ella F Gentry in household of Willie D Gentry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ella F Gentry in household of Willie D Gentry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ella Brown in household of John H Brown, "United States Census, 1910"

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