Letha Iona Brown

14 July 1915–17 January 2014 (Age 98)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Letha Iona

When Letha Iona Brown was born on 14 July 1915, in Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Franklin Brown, was 42 and her mother, Margaret M Frailey, was 43. She married Robert Andrew Black on 12 December 1940, in Morganfield, Union, Kentucky, United States. She lived in Herrick, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Grover Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 17 January 2014, in Fairfield, Wayne, Illinois, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Grover Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States.

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Robert Andrew Black
Letha Iona Brown
Marriage: 12 December 1940

Spouse and Children

12 December 1940
Morganfield, Union, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Franklin Brown





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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.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 10

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Leitha Brown in household of Joseph S Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Getha Brown in household of J F Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Letha I Brown in household of Harold N Brown, "United States Census, 1940"

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