Harold Brown

Harold Pitney Brown (1869 - 1932)

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Harold Pitney Brown
Born in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Volusia, Florida, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 18 Jul 2019 | Created 31 Mar 2009
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Biography

Harold Brown is Notable.

Harold Pitney Brown was from Massachusetts. (If you believe the 1895 profile, he was born in Wisconsin. The family, however, has pre-revolutionary war roots in New England. Rowen-9 21:42, 3 December 2015 (EST))

He worked with Thomas Edison to develop the electric chair. To test their new idea in 1888, and prove that AC electricity was better for executions, Brown and Edison killed many animals. This is where the term electrocution came into being. They were successful and the new execution item was accept by the state of New York in 1889.

The first man to die in the electric chair was William Kemmler. His sentence was carried out on August 6, 1890. Kemmler did not died on the first application of electricity, not until the current was fired up a second time did it kill him.

Notes

  • The electric chair saga is a small part of Harold P. Brown's career. Check out the 1895 profile.


Sources

  • Source: A contemporary profile of Harold P Brown appears in a 1895 magazine: Electric Railway Review, Volume 5, 1895, "HAROLD P BROWN" page 742-743. Surprisingly, a magazine scanned for Google Books.
  • Source: There is also an extensive profile in Wikipedia.
  • John William Leonard, Who's who in Engineering, Volume 1, p. 196.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M642-TZL : accessed 25 April 2016), Harry E Brown in household of Theodore F Brown, Illinois, United States; citing p. 223, family 1635, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,699.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKY3-KRM : accessed 25 April 2016), Harold P Brown in household of Henrietta Vonte, Montclair Ward 3, Essex, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 197, sheet 13B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,896.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJB6-WYK : accessed 25 April 2016), Harold P Brown, Manhattan Assembly District 13, New York, New York, United States; citing sheet 10B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,208.
  • "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X42D-KQ7 : accessed 25 April 2016), Harold Brown, 1930.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4RS-3P6 : accessed 25 April 2016), Harold B Brown, Ward 3, Montclair, Montclair Town, Essex, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 7-256, sheet 3A, family 60, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2337.
  • "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJP-HBP2 : accessed 25 April 2016), Harold P Brown, 1900; citing Passport Application, New York, United States, source certificate #22968, Passport Applications, 1795-1905., Roll 549, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,514,034.
  • "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5Y-BKKD : accessed 25 April 2016), Harold P Brown, 1921; citing Passport Application, England, source certificate #105986, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, 510, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,704,009.
  • "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5B-H9VZ : accessed 25 April 2016), Harold P Brown, 1920; citing Passport Application, New York, United States, source certificate #809, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, 1118, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,638,005.

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On 15 May 2015 at 16:57 GMT Jim Kuttler wrote:

Harold Pitney Brown, son of Theodore Frelinghuysen and Frances McQuigg Brown, b. 16 September 1857, Janesville, Rock Co., WI, d. 1944, Volusa, FL, m. Martha S. Taylor, 1885. Martha, b. 1859, New York, NY.


Rejected matches › Harold Dean Brown

Harold is 20 degrees from Cari Starosta, 23 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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