George Boone Brown

25 December 1896–10 December 1985 (Age 89)
Saint Clair, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George Boone

When George Boone Brown was born on 25 December 1896, in Saint Clair, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Frederich Brown, was 36 and his mother, Angelina Evans, was 28. He married Minnie H Heffner on 5 January 1922, in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Manheim Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 10 December 1985, in Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Boone Brown
Minnie H Heffner
Marriage: 5 January 1922
Betty I Brown
George B Brown

Spouse and Children


    Minnie H Heffner


5 January 1922
Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Frederich Brown


    Angelina Evans





    Charles Henry Brown



    James Evans Brown


    Kathryn M Brown


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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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • George B Brown in household of Jacob Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George B Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George B Brown, "United States Census, 1940"

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