William Sam Brown

16 September 1874–
Marion, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Sam

When William Sam Brown was born on 16 September 1874, in Marion, Alabama, United States, his father, John Marian Brown, was 44 and his mother, Margaret M. McClure, was 38.

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Family Time Line

John Marian Brown
1830–1910
Margaret M. McClure
1835–1916
Robert F Brown
1859–
John Austin Brown
1861–1866
Nancy J Brown
1863–1947
George Houston Brown
1866–1948
Ella M Brown
1868–
John Carson Brown
1870–1918
Margaret E Brown
1872–1943
William Sam Brown
1874–
James Marion Brown
1875–1941
Spencer Lee Brown
1878–1938

Parents and Siblings

    John Marian Brown

    Male1830–1910Male

    Margaret M. McClure

    Female1835–1916Female

siblings

(10)

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 1

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 32

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 (1)

  • William S Brown in household of John M Brown, "United States Census, 1880"

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