Bernice Brown (1904 - 1987)

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Bernice Brown
1904 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Bernice Brown was born on March 20, 1904. She died on December 29, 1987 at 83 years old.


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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section H Site 898, 2900 Sheridan Road, in St. Louis, Missouri



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Wars/Conflicts: World War I

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Bernice Brown passed away on December 29, 1987 at age 83. She was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section H Site 898, St. Louis, Missouri. She was born on March 20, 1904. There is no information about Bernice's immediate family.
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1904 - 1987 World Events

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In 1904, in the year that Bernice Brown was born, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1915, at the age of just 11 years old, Bernice was alive when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1954, when she was 50 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1964, when she was 60 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1987, in the year of Bernice Brown's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Born: around 1919
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Bernice H Brown
Born: around 1924
South Carolina, United States
Bernice B Sr Brown
Born: around 1906
North Carolina, United States
Bernice F Brown
Born: around 1925
Texas, United States
Bernice G Brown
Born: around 1923
Washington, United States
Bernice Brown
Born: around 1918
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Born: around 1916
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Jul 23, 1921 - Feb 19, 2012
Bernice Eileen Brown
Jun 9, 1929 - Dec 1, 2010
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Bernice Seraphine Brown
Jul 22, 1915 - Sep 9, 2006
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Bernice C Brown
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Dec 25, 1915 - Nov 11, 2002
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Bernice T Brown
Dec 31, 1969 - Jun 10, 1974
Bernice A Brown
Dec 2, 1922 - Aug 29, 2001
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Bernard H Brown
Aug 11, 1921 - Feb 12, 1985
Bertha Brown
Sep 5, 1912 - Dec 26, 1981
Bertha Brown
Died: Oct 27, 1955
Bertha O Brown
Sep 22, 1915 - Jun 9, 1982
Bessie Brown
May 1, 1915 - Feb 16, 1959
Beverly Paul Brown
Aug 11, 1916 - Feb 29, 1976
Blanch Brown
Dec 31, 1969 - Nov 6, 1960
Blanche Brown
Dec 31, 1969 - Mar 13, 1978
Bessie Jean Brown
Mar 4, 1904 - Jan 29, 1986
Bobby L Brown
Apr 25, 1940 - May 23, 1972
Evelyn A Brown
Feb 27, 1915 - Dec 24, 1984
Estelle Gunn Brown
Died: Aug 28, 1946
Daniel E Brown
Dec 31, 1969 - Apr 11, 1998
Billy Wayne Brown
Jun 6, 1949 - Dec 3, 1983

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Feb 15, 1957 - Mar 16, 1958
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Oct 25, 1917 - Feb 4, 1974
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Aug 11, 1921 - Feb 12, 1985
Elijah Brooks
Died: Dec 31, 1969
Bertha Brown
Sep 5, 1912 - Dec 26, 1981
Elijah Brooks
Dec 31, 1969 - Jul 27, 1964
Bertha Brown
Died: Oct 27, 1955
Elizabeth T Brooks
Jul 28, 1916 - Mar 20, 1982
Bertha O Brown
Sep 22, 1915 - Jun 9, 1982
George A Smith
Sep 14, 1923 - Apr 10, 1990
Elmer Brooks
Dec 31, 1969 - Oct 1, 1956
Bessie Brown
May 1, 1915 - Feb 16, 1959
Beverly Paul Brown
Aug 11, 1916 - Feb 29, 1976
Elmore Ord Brooks
Dec 31, 1969 - Feb 15, 1965
George Anderson Booker Jr
Jan 19, 1948 - May 5, 1991
Edith L Williamson
Aug 14, 1915 - Apr 19, 1998
Springfield, MO
Blanch Brown
Dec 31, 1969 - Nov 6, 1960
Joseph Booth
Sep 26, 1926 - Jul 26, 1991
Carl H Herrmann
Dec 31, 1969 - Feb 6, 1981
Adam M Auer
Dec 31, 1969 - Dec 26, 1980
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