Elizabeth Francis Brown

1870–1950 (Age 80)
Rushville, Buchanan, Missouri, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Francis

When Elizabeth Francis Brown was born on 1 January 1870, in Rushville, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, her father, Alva Graves Brown, was 26 and her mother, Martha E Gore, was 23. She married William Julian Burris on 31 May 1894, in Valley Falls, Jefferson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Delaware Township, Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Sedan Township, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 April 1950, in Wichita Township, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States.

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Elizabeth Francis Brown
William Julian Burris
Marriage: 31 May 1894
Arvilla Burris
Oliver Wendell Burris

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31 May 1894
Valley Falls, Jefferson, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 7

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth F Brown in household of Alvy G Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Brown in household of Alva G Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Burris in household of William J Burris, "United States Census, 1930"

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