Harriet Brown

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Brown was born about 1916, in New York, United States, her father, Steffen Alfred Brown, was 30 and her mother, Harriet May Bassett, was 30. She lived in Scarsdale, Westchester, New York, United States in 1920 and Van Buren Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died in 1966, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Steffen Alfred Brown
1887–1974
Harriet May Bassett
1887–1962
Steffen S Brown
1914–
Harriet Brown
1916–1966

Sources (2)

  • Harriet Brown in household of Steffen Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harriet M Brown in household of Steffen A Brown, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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.

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

1931

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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