William Huston Brown

Brief Life History of William Huston

When William Huston Brown was born on 31 March 1908, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Charles W Brown, was 38 and his mother, Sallie Porter Nicholls, was 33. He married Beulah Mae Grimes on 30 June 1934, in Bloomfield, Nelson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Bloomfield, Nelson, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 5, Nelson, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 21 August 1985, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Campground Church Cemetery, Woodlawn, Nelson, Kentucky, United States.

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William Huston Brown
Beulah Mae Grimes
Marriage: 30 June 1934
Alice Huston Brown

Sources (11)

  • Auston Brown, "United States 1950 Census"
  • William Huston Brown, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • William Brown, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1912 · McCreary County Created

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.


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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

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