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William Clark Brown

William Clark Brown

Male 1863 - 1937  (74 years)

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  • Name William Clark Brown  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 11 Jun 1863  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Name W. C. Brown  [10
    Name William Wesley Brown  [9
    Alt. Birth Cal 1865  , , Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Group Asa Clark Brown Extended Family 
    • Asa Clark Brown's extend family and spouses
    FamilySearch ID 9ZBZ-8VV 
    Link to FamilySearch Tree https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9ZBZ-8VV 
    Residence 1896  , , Alaska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1897  Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence Between 2 Feb 1902 and 1904  Seattle, King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1904  Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 19 Apr 1910  Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6

    • 1) William Brown, head, male, white, age 45, 3rd marriage, married 6 years, born in Minnesota, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Maine.
      2) Anna Brown, wife, female, white, age 26, first marriage, married 6 years, mother of 5 children, 2 living; born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa.
      3) Lillibel Brown, daughter, female, white, age 4, born in Minnesota, father born in Minnesota, mother born in Iowa.
      4) Earl Brown, son, male, white, age 2, born in Minnesota, father born in Minnesota, mother born in Iowa.
    1910 census
    1910 census
    Died 9 Aug 1937  Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Obituary 12 Aug 1937  Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Will W. Brown Dies on Monday. Pioneer Resident a Victim of Pneumonia. Funeral Held Today.

      William Wesley Brown, aged 74, died Monday evening at his home in this city, the direct cause of death being penumonia. He had been ill with a heart ailment for some time.

      Born June 11, 1863 in Minneapolis, deceased attended school there and grew to manhood. Later he came to Park Rapids. In 1896 he went to Alaska where he spent a year then returned to Park Rapids.

      February 2, 1902, he was united in marriage to Annie Marie Fox at Bemidji. Nine children were born to the union. The family lived in Seattle, Wash., returning to this city the year 1904, where they had since made their home. Mr. Brown was a devoted husband and father and a spelndid neighbor and friend.

      Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Folkestad Funeral chapel, Rev. Kapphahn officiating. Burial was made at Greenwood cemetery under direction of H. O. Folkestad. Pall bearers were George Potter, Chas. Quick, Grant Hardman, Levi Putman, Luther Leet and Claude Steele.

      Surviving are the wife, six sons: George, whose address is unknown, Loring M. of Minneapolis, Wilbur, Ross, Ralph and Earle of Park Rapids and three daughters: Maude, address unknown, Mrs. Lilly Potter of this city and Mrs. Alice Rey of Pitt. There are twenty grandchildren.

      Relatives from out of town in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rey of Pitt.
    Buried 12 Aug 1937  Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Greenwood Cemetery
    Park Rapids, MN
    (218) 751-1720 
    Person ID I166  Legacy Sample Program
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2002 

    Father Joshua Marsden Brown,   b. 30 Sep 1833, Tionesta, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1911, Henrietta Township, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Nancy Jane Goodhue,   b. Abt 1837, , , Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 3 Jul 1879  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1856  New Brighton, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Marriage entry
    Marriage entry
    From the Brown family bible
    Migration Abt 1857  , , Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Came to Minnesota about 1857.
    Alt. Marriage 29 Jan 1858  New Brighton, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • They possibly came to Minnesota in 1857, thus making the 1858 marriage date a possible problem...
    Marital Separation 15 Oct 1875  [10
    Divorced 16 Aug 1879 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nellie May Crandall,   b. Abt 1873, , , Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 21 Sep 1889  (Age ~ 16 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1889  Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Children 
     1. Loring Marsden Brown,   b. 9 Nov 1887, Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1966, Glenwood City, Saint Croix, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2002 
    Family ID F63  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jun 1863 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - Cal 1865 - , , Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Sep 1889 - Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1896 - , , Alaska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1897 - Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 2 Feb 1902 and 1904 - Seattle, King, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1904 - Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Apr 1910 - Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Aug 1937 - Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 12 Aug 1937 - Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Greenwood Cemetery
    Park Rapids, MN
    (218) 751-1720 - 12 Aug 1937 - Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States
    Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S171] Ancestry.com's Ancestry World Tree, MyFamily.com, (Online, ), Database :1512286, submitted by Margaret Lambert , "Guild, Hodge, Leeder, Comstock, Bissell 2001," last updated 26 Aug 2000 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S172] Social Security Application of Loring Marsden Brown, Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (Reliability: 3).
      William C. Brown

    3. [S173] Email - from Nancy Newman to Geoff Rasmussen - 2002 Jul 27, Nancy Newman (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S174] Wisconsin, St. Croix, Glenwood City - 1966 - Loring Marsden Brown death certificate, Wisconsin State Board of Health, (1966) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S145] Minnesota, Hubbard, Park Rapids - 1937 - William Clark Brown death certificate, State of Minnesota. Division of Vital Statistics (Reliability: 3).
      Park Rapids, Hubbard County, William Clark Brown, male, white, married, Anna Fox Brown wife; born June 11th 1863; age 74 years, 1 month, 28 days; sawyer at Lumber Mill; born in Minneapolis, Minnesota; father Marsden Brown, born in Pa; mother Jane, born in unknown; informant Mrs. Anna Brown, Park Rapids, Minn; buried at Greenwood 8/12/1937; died Aug 9th 1937.

    6. [S170] Minnesota, Hubbard County - 1910 - U.S. census, Minnesota, Hubbard County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 706, Park Rapids, enumeration district (ED) 79, sheet 3b, p. 9450, dwelling 54, family 57, William Brown household (Reliability: 3).
      William Brown, head, male, white, age 45, 3rd marriage, married 6 years, born in Minnesota, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Maine; Anna Brown, wife, female, white, age 26, first marriage, married 6 years, mother of 5 children, 2 living; born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa; Lillibel Brown, daughter, female, white, age 4, born in Minnesota, father born in Minnesota, mother born in Iowa; Earl Brown, son, male, white, age 2, born in Minnesota, father born in Minnesota, mother born in Iowa.

    7. [S175] Minnesota, Hennepin, Minneapolis - 1920 - U.S. census, Minnesota. Hennepin County, (Washington, D.C. : The National Archives, [193-?]), Loring M. Brown household, city of Minneapolis, enumeration district [ED] 227, supervisor's district [SD] 5, sheet 5b, house number 4304, dwelling 101, family 103; microfilm publication T625, roll 838, FHL Film 1820838 (Reliability: 2).
      1) BROWN, Loring M., head, house owned/mortgaged, male, white, 32, married, can read and write, born in Minnesota, parents born in Minnesota, mechanic in garage, worker; 2) BROWN, Hannah, wife, female, white, 38, married, can read and write, born in Wisconsin, parents born in Norway, laborer at biscuit company

    8. [S176] Minnesota, Hubbard, Park Rapids - 1909 - William C. Brown death certificate, State of Minnesota, Division of Vital Statistics, (1909) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S177] Minnesota, Hubbard, Park Rapids - Park Rapids Enterprise, (Park Rapids, Minnesota), Will W. Brown obituary, 12 Aug 1937 (Reliability: 3).
      Will W. Brown Dies on Monday. Pioneer Resident a Victim of Pneumonia. Funeral Held Today.

      William Wesley Brown, aged 74, died Monday evening at his home in this city, the direct cause of death being penumonia. He had been ill with a heart ailment for some time.

      Born June 11, 1863 in Minneapolis, deceased attended school there and grew to manhood. Later he came to Park Rapids. In 1896 he went to Alaska where he spent a year then returned to Park Rapids.

      February 2, 1902, he was united in marriage to Annie Marie Fox at Bemidji. Nine children were born to the union. The family lived in Seattle, Wash., returning to this city the year 1904, where they had since made their home. Mr. Brown was a devoted husband and father and a spelndid neighbor and friend.

      Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Folkestad Funeral chapel, Rev. Kapphahn officiating. Burial was made at Greenwood cemetery under direction of H. O. Folkestad. Pall bearers were George Potter, Chas. Quick, Grant Hardman, Levi Putman, Luther Leet and Claude Steele.

      Surviving are the wife, six sons: George, whose address is unknown, Loring M. of Minneapolis, Wilbur, Ross, Ralph and Earle of Park Rapids and three daughters: Maude, address unknown, Mrs. Lilly Potter of this city and Mrs. Alice Rey of Pitt. There are twenty grandchildren.

      Relatives from out of town in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rey of Pitt.

    10. [S132] Minnesota, Hennepin County - Divorce Decrees, Minnesota. Hennepin County., 9849, Nancy J. Brown vs. Marsden Brown, 30 Jun 1879 (Reliability: 3).
      STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF HENNEPIN. District Court, Fourth Judicial District.  Nancy J Brown  Pltf against  Marsden Brown  Deft. The State of Minnesota, to the above named Defendant: You Marsden Brown are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action which is hereto attended and hereby sumned upon you and to serve a copy of your answer to the said Complaint on the subscriber, at his office in Minneapolis, in the County of Hennepin, and State aforesaid, within thirty days after the service of this summons on you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the said Complaint within the time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated June 30 A. D. 1879.
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      State of Minnesota County of Hennepin. ___ | M___ | ___ | duly swear ___ | ___ | and say that at Minneapolis Minn on the 2nd day of July 1879 he served the ___ | ___ | ___ | complaint upon the ___ | defendant Marsden Brown by delivery to him a true | ___ | copy of | ___ | ___ | ___ | personally ___ |___ |___ |to be ___ |___ |defendant.
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      State of Minnesota County of Hennepin.  Nancy J. Brown  Pltf against  Marsden Brown  Deft. The plaintiff Nancy J Brown complaines of the defendant Marsden Brown and alleges that they  were married at New Brighton Beaver County Pennsylvania on the 29th day of January 1858 ; that ever since the marriage they have lived and cohabited together as husband and wife until  October 15th 1875  or about that time; the issue of said marriage is  Mary E., the wife of Lorin Lowell aged twenty one years; Emma J. wife of Frederick Puhler aged eighteen years; W C Brown sixteen years of age ; said  plaintiff and defendant have been residence of the State of Minnesota twenty two years before the commencement of this action ;  the age of plaintiff is forty two years ;  the age of defendant is forty six years ; the defendant has been guilty of habitual drunkenness for the space of one year and has been habitually drunk for the space of one year | ___ |  ___ | ___ |the  ___ |of the complaint and the service upon the defendant; and on or about October 15 1875 plaintiff left defendant on account of said drunkeness and  ___ | ___ | ___ |; and  ___ |that he has been a drunkard for the period of eight or nine years.
      Plaintiff still further  | ___ |that previously to her leaving the defendant on or about October 15 1875 that defendant treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner; that the defendant neglected to provide for the plaintiff and her family the  | ___ |of life though he was able to do so and plaintiff was obliged to Support the family and he spent his earnings in intoxicating liquor and other dis__otions; and at the time the said plaintiff left defendant on or about October 15 1875; defendant committed assault and battery upon the plaintiff by striking her with his fists and has often threatened to take  | ___ | life of the plaintiff and to such a degree has this habitual  ___ |gone that it is impossible for the marriage relation to exist and that the plaintiff is afraid that defendant will take her life.
      Whereupon plaintiff demands judgement and  ___ |of the court that the marriage  ___ | ___ |between the plaintiff and defendant be dissolved and that they be forever divorced and the custody of the minor child be awarded to the plaintiff and such other relief or  ___ |be  ___ |and equitable. Minneapolis June 30 1879.
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      State of Minnesota, County of Hennepin. Nancy J Brown came before me personally, and being duly sworn, doth say that she is the plaintiff in the above entitled action; that the foregoing complaint is true of her own knowledge, except as to those matters therein stated on his information and belief, and as to those matters that he believes it to be true.
      Subscribed and Sworn to before me, on this 30 day of June A. D. 1879.
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      State of Minnesota County of Hennepin. Nancy J Brown against Marsden Brown Deft
      State of Minnesota County of Hennepin. I |___| ___ |  ___ | ___ |says that he is the attorney for the plaintiff that a copy of the summons  | ___ | and is copy of the complaint | ___ | ___ |was served upon the defendant Marsden Brown personally at | ___ | ___ | on the 2d day of July 1879 and that | ___ | ___ | ___ |days have | ___ | and no answer | ___ | nor notice of appearance has been received by said plaintiff's attorney | ___ |said plaintiff nor copy of | ___ | ___ | ___ | and | ___ | asks that judgement be given to the plaintiff. Subscribed & sworn to before me this 15th day of August 1879.
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      State of Minnesota Hennepin County. Nancy J. Brown vs. Marsden Brown. Aug. 16 1879.
      Nancy J. Brown |___| I am plaintiff in this action & wife of deft; we were married in January 1858; we lived together as husband & wife until October 1874; I have been a resident of this state 23 years; my age is 42 years & deft 46; we have two children under 21 years of age: Emma J Poo- is over 18 & married; Wm C. Brown is the youngest & is 16 yrs old; he lives with me; Defendant is a drunkard; he has been drinking very hard for about Eight years steady & has been in the habit of getting drunk whenever he could get money enough to get liquor; he has furnished no such part for the family during that time; I have been obliged to support the family myself; he has been drunk for all last year every time he could get money enough. In November 1874 he came home drunk & brought with him a woman & wanted her to stay & allow him to sleep with her; I was not willing and he pulled me out of bed & threw me up against the wall; When he came home drunk he was very crazy; he threatened to kill me & I was afraid he would do it. I left him in November 1874. Since which time I have not lived with him.
      L. N. Lowell s____. I know pltf & deft & |___|for four years; during that time when defendant could get any money with which to purchase liquor he would get drunk. He has not furnished any support for his family during |___| time; he has been a habitual drunkard for more than one year.
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      State of Minnesota County of Hennepin. Nancy J Brown pltf against Marsden Brown Deft. Aug 16th 1879.
      The |___| |___||___||___||___|at the above specified time A. H. Young |___| of the plaintiff appeared and defendant made no |___|. It appears by the |___|of Summons that Summary and copy of complaint were served upon defendant July 2nd 1879. Personally and that he did not appear and answer in the action. To Support the complaint the plaintiff testified and Loren Lowell.
      The court finds the following facts that plaintiff and defendant were married 29th day of January 1858 and lived together until November 1874 and sinse then have not lived together as husband and wife and that they have been residence of the State for twenty two years next preceding the commencement of |___| action, that plaintiff is forty two years old and defendant forty six years of age and that all the children are above age except W. C. Brown who is sixteen years of age and |___| court finds that defendant has been guilty of habitual drunkenness for more than one year next preceeding the filing of the complaint.
      Conclusions of Law
      The court finds that the plaintiff is entitled to a divorce from the defendant on the ground of habitual drunkenness for the space of one year next preceeding the filing the complaint |___| and that the plaintiff is entitled to the care and custody of the minor child W. C. Brown until he is of full age and the clerk is directed to enter judgement accordingly. A. H. Young.
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      State of Minnesota County of Hennepin. District Court Fourth Judicial District
      Nancy J. Brown Pltf against Marsden Brown Deft. Decree of Divorce.
      The above entitled cause being regularly on the calendar of the above named court for Special Term held at the Court House in the City of Minneapolis in said County of Hennepin, and the court having duly heard and concluded same and made and filed its findings of fact and law wholly it appeared that the plaintiff is entitled to the Judgment of this Court dissolving the marriage relation between the Plaintiff and defendant above named and to the care and custody of W. C. Brown the child of said plaintiff & Defendant.
      Now therefore in presence of said decision and on motion of J. Guilford Esq. attorney for the plaintiff it is hereby adjudged and decreed that the marriage existing between the Plaintiff above named and the defendant above named be and the same hereby is dissolved and the said Plaintiff, Nancy J. Brown and the said Defendant, Marsden Brown forever divorced and freed from the obligations thereof; and it is hereby |___| judged and decreed that the said Plaintiff, Nancy J. Brown have the care, custody and Education of the child, W. C. Brown, free from all interference on the part of said Defendant Marsden Brown. By the Court J. A. Evol___  August 16th 1879 .

    11. [S73] Letter - from Mabel Hilton to Virginia Larsen - 9 October 1957, Hilton Mabel, Everett Washington.

    12. [S133] Personal knowledge of Mabel Claire Brown Hilton, Mabel Hilton, (9 Oct 1957) (Reliability: 2).
      31 Jan 1856; Breighton, Beaver, Pennsylvania

    13. [S84] Brown - Asa Clark Brown Family Bible, (Hartford: Connecticut, 1850).

    14. [S134] BROWN - Asa C. Brown family bible, (Originally in possession of Evelyn Sites. Passed to Geoffrey D. Rasmussen in Apr 2000, Published in 1850)) (Reliability: 2), 23 Apr 2000.
      31 Jan 1856; New Brighton, Beaver, Pennsylvania
      From the Brown family bible

    15. [S135] Minnesota, Ramsey, Saint Paul - The Saint Paul Globe, Minnesota., "Minneapolis News," 3 July 1879, p. 3, col. 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (http://www.newspapers.com : accessed 24 Jul 2016). (Reliability: 3).
      Nancy J. Brown has brought suit against her husband, Marsden Brown, on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment and habitual drunkenness. The parties have been married twenty-two years, and the complainant says that since 1875 Brown has failed to support her or his family, and that he has several times threatened to take her life, and she therefore prays for a divorce.

    16. [S137] Minnesota, Crow Wing County - 1883-1895 - Crow Wing County Marriages, Clerk of Court's Office, (online Sept. 21 William Brown [to] Nellie Crandall Brainerd