Sherrill Elbert Brown

15 September 1915–30 March 1964 (Age 48)
Cameo, Mesa, Colorado, United States

The Life of Sherrill Elbert

When Sherrill Elbert Brown was born on 15 September 1915, in Cameo, Mesa, Colorado, United States, his father, James Spurgeon Brown, was 46 and his mother, Eva Lou Silvertooth Watts, was 30. He married Beulah Murel Wann on 19 August 1935, in Meeker, Rio Blanco, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Moffat, Colorado, United States in 1935 and Brooklyn Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1940. He died on 30 March 1964, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Sherrill Elbert Brown
Beulah Murel Wann
Marriage: 19 August 1935
Beulah Brown
Sherrill James Brown
"Peaches" Edna Murl Brown

Spouse and Children

19 August 1935
Meeker, Rio Blanco, Colorado, United States


    Beulah Brown



    "Peaches" Edna Murl Brown


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Buffalo Bill Dies in Denver

Age 2

"On Jan 10 1917, famous showman, William ""Buffalo Bill"" Cody dies, while visiting his sister in Denver, Colorado. The cause of death was kidney failure."

Age 14

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Sherrill Schnieder, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sherman Elbert Brown in household of James S Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sherrel Brown in entry for Jim Bryan Brown, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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