Raymond William Brown

6 October 1896–21 April 1971 (Age 74)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Raymond William

When Raymond William Brown was born on 6 October 1896, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Frederick Brown, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Steichen, was 29. He married Alta Naomie Hickey about 1920, in Oregon, United States. He lived in Portland City Election Precinct 354, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 21 April 1971, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Raymond William Brown
Alta Naomie Hickey
Marriage: about 1920

Spouse and Children

about 1920
Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 11

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

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 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)

  • Roy W Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Raymond W Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Raymond William Brown, "United States Census, 1940"

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