Brown

Brief Life History of Brown

When Brown was born in 1900, in West Virginia, United States, her father, Harvey Matthew Brown, was 26 and her mother, Safrona Susan Greenlief, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Harvey Matthew Brown
1874–1942
Safrona Susan Greenlief
1872–1950
Arch mowery
1895–
Sherman Brown
1896–
Earl Brown
1898–
Brown
1900–
Noah mowery
1900–
Hazel Brown
1902–1903
Madge L Brown
1903–1920
James Orvie Brown
1905–1945
Gladys Irene Brown
1908–1990
Mazel Edith Brown
1910–1993
Brown
1911–
William Earl Brown
1913–1990
Charles Willard Brown
1917–2004
Sherman William Brown
1917–2004

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    World Events (3)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

    A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

    1900 · Making Hawaii a Territory

    This act was set into place to establish the Territory of Hawaii and to provide a Constitution and government for the territory. This act stayed in place until Hawaii became a State.

    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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