The Brown Family

Bernard Rogers Brown

Birth: 8 December 1911, in California, United States

Father: Blevins M. Brown

Mother: Kate Selina H. (Purdon) Brown

Gravestone of Bernard Rogers Brown
Gravestone of Bernard Rogers Brown in Willits cemetery, Mendocino county, California
photograph by Wes Keat at findagrave.com
Death: 16 November 1928, in Lake county, California, United States, aged 16

Burial: Willits cemetery, Willits, Mendocino county, California, United States

Census:
1920: Hollow Tree precinct, Westport, Mendocino county, California

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Blevins M. Brown

Birth: 23 October 1867, in Georgia, United States

Father: Thomas Brown

Mother: Louesa J. C.  (_____) Brown

Married: Kate Selina H. Purdon on 3 June 1896, in Chattooga county, Georgia, United States

Children:
Occupation: Farm laborer (1880); Farmer (1900); Woodsman in a sawmill (1910)

Gravestone of Blevins M Brown
Gravestone of Blevins M. Brown in Willits cemetery, Mendocino county, California
photograph by Colletta at findagrave.com
Death: 3 January 1917, in Mendocino county, California, United States, aged 49

Burial: Willits cemetery, Willits, Mendocino county, California, United States

Census:
1870: Subdivision 128, Walker county, Georgia
1880: Cedar Grove, Walker county, Georgia
1900: Township 3 S Range 7 West, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
1910: Little Lake, Mendocino county, California

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Edward Constantine Brown

Birth: 1 June 1910, in Sherwood, Mendocino county, California, United States

Father: Blevins M. Brown

Mother: Kate Selina H. (Purdon) Brown

Married: Mary Margaret Bertella in 1931
Mary was born on 11 March 1913, in Humboldt county, California, the daughter of Joseph Bertella and Maud Stewart. Mary died on 18 May 1990 in Sonoma county, California, and is buried in Valley Memorial Park, Novato, Marin county, California
Census & Addresses:
1920: Fieldbrook, Trinidad township, Humboldt county, California
1930: Fieldbrook, Trinidad township, Humboldt county, California
1935: Eureka, Humboldt county, California   (1940 census)
1940: South Fork county road, South Fork, Scotia Township, Humboldt county, California

Occupation: Laborer in highway construction (1930); equipment operator on a state highway (1940). His careers ranged from an operator of cranes and heavy equipment to a Greyhound bus driver to a Yellow Cab owner and operator in Mill Valley.

Death: 24 December 1999, at Kaiser hospital, San Rafael, Marin county, California, United States, aged 89
Marin Independent Journal 30 December 1999 Section B p2
Edward Brown
Novato resident
Edward Constantine Brown, a Novato resident, died Dec. 24 at Kaiser Hospital in San Rafael. He was 89.
Born in Sherwood, Calif., Mr. Brown also lived in Sebastopol, Mill Valley and Humboldt. His careers ranged from an operator of cranes and heavy equipment to a Greyhound bus driver to a Yellow Cab owner and operator in Mill Valley.
He is survived by his daughter, Darlene Swanson of Novato; two grandsons; and two great-grandsons.
Private graveside services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.


Gravestone of Edward C Brown and Mary M Brown
Gravestone of Edward Constantine Brown and Mary Margaret (Bertella) Brown in Valley Memorial Park, Novato, Marin county, California
photograph by Ann at BillionGraves.com
Burial: Valley Memorial Park, Novato, Marin county, California, United States
 
Census & Addresses:
1920: Hollow Tree precinct, Westport, Mendocino county, California
1930: Trinidad Township, Humboldt county, California
1935: Eureka, Humboldt county, California   (1940 census)
1940: South Fork county road, South Fork, Scotia Township, Humboldt county, California
1952: 9 Tower Drive, Mill Valley, Marin county, California   (Daily Independent Journal (San Rafael) 7 July 1952 p1)
1999: Novato, Marin county, California   (Marin Independent Journal 30 December 1999 Section B p2)

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Katherine Audrey (Brown) Moreland

Birth: 22 December 1905, in California, United States

Father: Blevins M. Brown

Mother: Kate Selina H. (Purdon) Brown

Married: Roy E. Moreland in March 1929

Roy was born on 2 April 1903 in Mississippi, the son of Henry H. Moreland and Daisy Dean. In the 1930 and 1940 censuses, his occupation is listed as automobile salesman. Roy died on 18 Mar 1965, in Humboldt county, California.
Census & Addresses:
1910: 3rd Ward, West Carroll county, Louisiana
1920: Ward 2, West Carroll county, Louisiana
1930: Andersson Place - outside Arcata, Union Township, Humboldt county, California
1935: Watsonville, Santa Cruz county, California   (1940 census)
1940: Arcata, Union Township, Humboldt county, California

Occupation: Telephone Operator (1930)

Death: 27 September 1982, in Humboldt county, California, United States, aged 77

Census & Addresses:
1910: Little Lake, Mendocino county, California
1920: Hollow Tree precinct, Westport, Mendocino county, California
1930: Andersson Place - outside Arcata, Union Township, Humboldt county, California
1935: Watsonville, Santa Cruz county, California   (1940 census)
1940: Arcata, Union Township, Humboldt county, California
1982: Humboldt county, California   (US Social Security Death Index)

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Louise K. Brown

Birth: 1901/2, in California, United States

Father: Blevins M. Brown

Mother: Kate Selina H. (Purdon) Brown

Census:
1910: Little Lake, Mendocino county, California
1920: Hollow Tree precinct, Westport, Mendocino county, California

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Muriel T. Brown

Birth: September 1897, in Alabama, United States

Father: Blevins M. Brown

Mother: Kate Selina H. (Purdon) Brown

Census:
1900: Township 3 S Range 7 West, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
1910: Little Lake, Mendocino county, California
1920: Hollow Tree precinct, Westport, Mendocino county, California

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Purdon B. Brown

Birth: 1908, in California, United States

Father: Blevins M. Brown

Mother: Kate Selina H. (Purdon) Brown

Death: 17 January 1924, in Mendocino county, California, United States, aged 15

Burial: Willits cemetery, Willits, Mendocino county, California, United States

Census:
1910: Little Lake, Mendocino county, California
1920: Hollow Tree precinct, Westport, Mendocino county, California

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Richard Stanley Brown

Birth: 20 May 1913, in California, United States

Father: Blevins M. Brown

Mother: Kate Selina H. (Purdon) Brown

Occupation: Timekeeper in the road timekeeper industry (1940). Richard's enlistment papers in 1941 record his civilian occupation as "Skilled chauffers and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor". At his marriage in November 1941, Richard is described as "one of the Greyhound drivers with a run out of San Rafael."

Notes: Richard served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enlisted as a private on 25 February 1941, in San Francisco. His gravestone notes that he was sergeant in the US Army during World War II.

Death: 2 August 1990, in Humboldt county, California, United States, aged 77

Gravestone of Richard Stanley Brown
Gravestone of Richard Stanley Brown in Greenwood cemetery, Arcata, Humboldt county, California
photograph by Debi at findagrave.com
Burial: Greenwood cemetery, Arcata, Humboldt county, California, United States
The inscription reads:
RICHARD S BROWN
SGT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
MAY 20 1913   AUG 2 1990
 
Census & Addresses:
1920: Hollow Tree precinct, Westport, Mendocino county, California
1930: Trinidad Township, Humboldt county, California
1935: Humboldt county, California   (1940 census)
1940: Bull Creek section, Scotia, Scotia Township, Humboldt county, California

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Vecta Henrietta (Brown) Lane

Birth: 5 October 1904, in Sherwood, Mendocino county, California, United States

Father: Blevins M. Brown

Mother: Kate Selina H. (Purdon) Brown

Married: Robert Lee Lane on 22 July 1922, in Ukiah, Mendocino county, California, United States
Lee Lane is recorded as single, aged 32, born in Redwood Valley, California, the son of Thomas A. Lane and Lucy B. Hansard. He is a road foreman, resident in Willits, Mendocino county, California. Vecta H. Brown is recorded as single, aged 18, born in Sherwood, California, the daughter of B. M. Brown and Birdie Purdon. She is resident in Willits, Mendocino county, California. The marriage was witnessed by Mrs. Hall and Stella Gordon Graves.

Robert usually used his middle name, Lee. Lee was born on 13 March 1889, in Redwood Valley, Mendocino county, California, the son of Thomas Alexander Lane and Lucy Bradley Hansard. He was recorded as a a laborer in a lumber mill in the 1910 census. On his draft registration card in 1917 he is recorded as a laborer, employed by Mrs. R. C. Ney of Sisson, and described as being of medium height and medium build with brown eyes and black hair. Lee was a constructor for an elevator company in the 1920 census. At his marriage in 1922, Lee is described as a road foreman, and he is a foreman in highway construction in the 1930 and 1940 censuses. Lee died on 1 October 1981, in Eureka, Humboldt county, California.
Census & Addresses:
1900: Calpella Township, Mendocino county, California
1910: Calpella, Ukiah Township, Mendocino county, California
1917: Sisson, Siskiyou county, California   (World War I draft registration card)
1920: South Flower Street, Los Angeles city, Los Angeles county, California
1930: Trinidad Township, Humboldt county, California
1935: Humboldt county, California   (1940 census)
1940: Willow Creek, Klamath Township, Humboldt county, California

Death: 5 February 1988, in Arcata, Humboldt county, California, United States

Census & Addresses:
1910: Little Lake, Mendocino county, California
1920: Hollow Tree precinct, Westport, Mendocino county, California
1930: Trinidad Township, Humboldt county, California
1935: Humboldt county, California   (1940 census)
1940: Willow Creek, Klamath Township, Humboldt county, California
1988: Humboldt county, California   (US Social Security Death Index)

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