The History of the Brown Name

Thanks to the following link I was able to find out what “WNU Service” designated.

Strippers Guide
Strippers Guide

The Stripper’s Guide blog blog discusses the history of the American newspaper comic strip.

Obscurity of the Day: Mickie, The Printer’s Devil”

…He took the concept to the editor of Western Newspaper Union, a syndicate that supplied material mostly to rural newspapers,…

I came across the designation in the following newspaper.

Crook County News
Crook County News

Hulett, Wyoming
The Crook County News – Jun 11, 1936

when I was reading

The Romance of Your Name
by Ruby Haskins Ellis
copyright Public Ledger, Inc. – WNU Service

If you notice the item about the name Brown has the copyright Public Ledger, Inc. – WNU Service.

The item tells the history of the name Brown which according to the item the first record of it is in 1377.

I am sure most people having the last name of Brown and having done any work on family trees already know the history but just in case there is anyone out there who does not know, the above link to “The Romance of Your Name” will explain it to you.

So coming across this 1936 newspaper item I was able to learn some new things; comic strip history, WNU designation and the history of the Brown Name.

It was a good day!

Opps. I just noticed that one (1) column over from the “Brown name” column there is an item titled “Odds and Ends…” which has the copyright Western Newspaper Union. I guess I could have looked there for the WNU designation.

Thank You.

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.


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