52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Favorite Name

Favorite Name in Genealogy Database

Thanks to Amy Johnson Crow for the Blog Series 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This week she asked us to identify our favorite name in our database.

I never really thought much about my “favorite name.” I of course like my great aunts name, Alice Louise Cook, because she is my namesake, and I have always found the name of John Brown’s first wife,  Dianthe, interesting.  I ran a name list in my Legacy Family Tree software and read through the 132 pages and found a name that I know I must have typed into the software (over 10 years ago) but I really don’t remember anything about her.  So I spent a few hours getting to know her.

Pink Dell Brown

Pink Dell Brown at 5 years of age. Source rebmatron62 at Ancestry.com


Pink Dell Brown was my 2nd cousin 3x removed. She is the only Pink I have in the database, so I don’t know if it was a family name on her mothers side, a friends name or if her parents just liked the name.

Pink Dell Brown was the great granddaughter of Owen and Ruth Mills Brown, John Brown’s parents.

Born October 27, 1861 in Kinmundy, Illinois she was the third child born to Owen  and Rebecca Ann Myers Brown.


On November 28, 1881 John H Oyler applied for a marriage license for himself and Pink Dell Brown.  Three days latter on December 1, 1881, they were married in Stark County, Ohio.

Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 Stark County
Family of John h and Pink Dell Brown. Source Lisa Tomlinson at Ancestry.com

John and Pink Dell Brown Oyler had six children: Chas  (b Nov 19 1882 d Jan 12 1921) Lola C (b Jan 29 1884 d Aug 24 1926) Etta E (b Nov 12 1886 d Dec 15 1937)  Raymond E (b Oct 27 1888 d Nov 20 1952) Harvey (b Aug 4 1891 d Apr 15 1971) Victor F (b Apr 20 1901 d Aug 29 1959)

According to the census reports John and Pink stayed in Ohio in the Stark County area until 1900 when they relocated to Fall Creek, Madison County, Indiana.

John H Oyler died Jan 17 1917 in Kokomo Indiana. He was 57 years old. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s Pink buried 3 of her six children.


Pink Dell Brown Oyler
Source rebmatron62 on Ancestry.com



Pink lived the last few years of her life with her youngest son, Victor in Indiana. She passed away  on March 8, 1945, she was 83 years old. She is buried next to her husband in the Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana


John H and Pink Dell Oyler gravestone. Source rebmatron62 on Ancestry.c


I had fun learning about Pink, I hope you also enjoyed the adventure.






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