Nellie Afford Brown

18 May 1885–12 February 1964 (Age 78)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

The Life of Nellie Afford

When Nellie Afford Brown was born on 18 May 1885, in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, her father, James Joseph Brown, was 31 and her mother, Amelia Elizabeth Afford, was 41. She died on 12 February 1964, in Walkerville, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 78, and was buried in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

James Joseph Brown
Amelia Elizabeth Afford
Lillian Alice Brown
Rosina Gertrude Brown
Harold Joseph Brown
Nellie Afford Brown

Parents and Siblings

    James Joseph Brown


    Amelia Elizabeth Afford




World Events (8)


Age 7

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 16

First Federal election.

Age 26

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

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)

  • Nellie Afford Brown, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Find A Grave
  • Australian, Birth Index, 1788-1922

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