Burt Wells Brown

25 Aug 1881 - 15 Dec 1961


Burt Wells Brown

25 Aug 1881 - 15 Dec 1961
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Wilmirth Hortense Brown was the youngest child of William Henry Brown and Louisa Jane Howe. Her father died seven months before she was born on February 2, 1893 in Provo, Utah. Wilmirth was raised as the baby in a large family by a widowed mother in the family home on Fifth West. Her brother Bert ca
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Burt Wells Brown


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


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June 2, 2011


June 1, 2011

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Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Wilmirth Hortense Brown was the youngest child of William Henry Brown and Louisa Jane Howe. Her father died seven months before she was born on February 2, 1893 in Provo, Utah. Wilmirth was raised as the baby in a large family by a widowed mother in the family home on Fifth West. Her brother Bert called her Babe to her dying days. She was especially close to her sister Sadie (Sarah) , who was eight years older. It is apparent that her father was doing well at the time of his death, and had he lived longer she would have been reared in comparative luxury. As it turned out his estate had little income producing capability and Louisa had a hard task making do for her family. Wilmirth attended the old Timpanogas School only a block north of her home, in the same school building that eight of her nine children attended. (A new Timp school had been constructed in 1938 by the time Gerry entered school.) She had many friends as is evident from two small autograph books she saved which were filled with witty and sentimental writings from her classmates and associates. One such inscription accompanied by a neat little water colored sketch dated February 18, 1908 was signed by her fourth grade teacher, S. R. Brown. This is the same Samuel Richard Brown, an older brother of Cleve, who later became her brother-in-law. Wilmirth loved nice clothes and "dressing up". One of the most precious photographs of her, taken at about the age of seventeen or eighteen, shows her in a large brimmed hat and a long dress posed for the camera. The interest in clothes and appearance was inherited from her mother who always made a point of looking her best. Mother tells the story of walking up Center Street one day with Sadie and her mother, who was walking between them, when one of two young men approaching from behind was heard to say "I'll take the one in the middle". As a young girl, Wilmirth was employed by the Startup Candy Company. This great opportunity to get all the sweets one desired, which would have been so welcomed by some of her children, was totally wasted on Wilmirth. She never liked sweets. It was the job at Startup's that enabled her to buy the clothes worn in the photograph mentioned earlier. In the spring of 1912 she met Cleve in Alpine and they were married the following December.

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Burt Wells Brown was born on 25 Aug 1881
Burt Wells Brown was 14 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
Burt Wells Brown was 27 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Burt Wells Brown was 31 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Burt Wells Brown was 47 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Burt Wells Brown was 58 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Burt Wells Brown was 59 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Burt Wells Brown was 74 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Burt Wells Brown died on 15 Dec 1961 at the age of 80
Grave record for Burt Wells Brown (25 Aug 1881 - 15 Dec 1961), BillionGraves Record 7657 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States