John Lee Brown

Male11 March 1893–11 February 1972

Brief Life History of John Lee

When John Lee Brown was born on 11 March 1893, in Edison, Calhoun, Georgia, United States, his father, William Lawrence Brown, was 38 and his mother, Sallie B. Calhoun, was 24. He married Susan Valeria Yance on 30 May 1920, in Henry, Alabama, United States. He lived in Headland, Henry, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Columbia, Henry, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 11 February 1972, in Dothan, Houston, Alabama, United States, at the age of 78.

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John Lee Brown
Susan Valeria Yance
Marriage: 30 May 1920

Sources (6)

  • John L Brown in household of Lawrence Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Lee Brown, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • John L Brown, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 May 1920Henry, Alabama, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1903: Houston, Alabama, United States

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 23

    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.

    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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