Philander Brown

10 April 1826–8 January 1916 (Age 89)
Rush, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Philander

When Philander Brown was born on 10 April 1826, in Rush, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, William Brown, was 37 and his mother, Diantha Loveland, was 38. He married Orilla Leavitt on 12 October 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 8 January 1916, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philander Brown
Elizabeth Dobney Short
Marriage: 6 February 1864
Zina Elizabeth Brown
Emily Orilla Brown
Philander Franklin Brown
Charles Hyrum Brown
Mary Emeline Brown
Harvey Alfred Brown
William John Brown
Ellen Adell Brown
B Jared Brown
Phoebe Diantha Brown
George Albert Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 February 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 31
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    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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    BIOGRAPHY OF PHILANDER BROWN Copied from Philander Brown’s original writings Philander Brown, the son of William and Diantha (Loveland) Brown, was born April 10th 1826, at Rush, Monroe County, New Yo …

    Sources (32)

    • [illegible] Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Phalander Brown in entry for Charles Harold Brown and Emily Griffin, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Philander Brown in entry for Emily Maxfield, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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