Jessica Inez Brown

3 May 1886–1961 (Age 74)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jessica Inez

When Jessica Inez Brown was born on 3 May 1886, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, her father, Jacob S. Brown, was 41 and her mother, Rebecca Batdorf, was 41. She married Peter C Silk on 14 October 1908, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1900 and School District 1 Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States in 1940. She died in 1961, in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Cascade, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter C Silk
Jessica Inez Brown
Marriage: 14 October 1908
Jerome Silk

Spouse and Children

14 October 1908
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States


    Jerome Silk


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob S. Brown


    Rebecca Batdorf




World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1887: Meagher, Montana Territory, United States; 1887: Cascade, Montana Territory, United States; 1889: Cascade, Montana, United States
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie Brown in household of Jacob S Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie I Silk in household of Peter C Silk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jessie Silk in household of Peter C Silk, "United States Census, 1930"

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