William Henry Brown

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Brown was born on 14 March 1840, in Indiana, United States, his father, Henry Brown, was 27 and his mother, Julia Ann Cackler, was 26. He married Alice Elma Rowan on 18 February 1876, in Delaware, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Green Camp, Marion, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 9 November 1930, in Morrow, Ohio, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Brown
1840–1930
Alice Elma Rowan
1857–1928
Marriage: 18 February 1876
Cora Bell Brown
1876–1950
William H Brown
1877–1957
Emma Alice Brown
1880–
Berdy Samuel Brown
1883–
Estella Leah Brown
1888–1977

Sources (39)

  • William H Brown in household of Henry Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm. Brown, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • W. H. Brown, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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