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James Hoyt Brown, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1875
Ray County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1962
Olney
Young County
Texas, USA

son of James Hoyt Brown - Mary Frances Broughton

Services for J. Hoyt Brown, Sr, 87, pioneer businessman and early day postmaster were officiated by Rev. Anthony Thibodeaux, former pastor of Olney First Christian Church.

Brown died at his home on South Avenue M. He had been in ill health since suffering injuries from an accidental fall on 20 June.

His parents came to Texas in a covered wagon in 1872, locating first in Dallas County and then moving to Bunger, Young County, Texas in 1872.

In 1897, Brown came to the Olney area to open a business store, Olney's second business firm. In 1897, Olney had a church building, a school building and a blacksmith shop.

Later, while still a merchant, Brown was Olney's third postmaster. Brown issued the first postal money order in Olney. He had the first local telephone installed in his store. The phone line to Graham was strung along barbed wire fences.

Brown was a barber for a time, in 1907, he turned to painting and construction. He was a building contractor from 1908, a knowledge that came in handy in 1918 when the Brown residence was smashed by Olney's first tornado.

Brown was a member of the Olney's first town band. He helped organize the first Woodmen of the World chapter.

In 1900, he married Miss Carrie Gibbs.

In 1922, Hoyt Brown and son, J.H. Brown were building a house near Megargel for Jess Rodgers.

Survived by his wife; four sons - James Hoyt Brown, Jr. and Ted Brown, both of Olney; Talmadge Brown of Artesia, NM, , N.M. and Gibbs Brown, both of Graham; four daughters - Mrs. Winifred Britton of Wichita Falls, Mrs. Ouida Yates of Albuquerque, NM, Andre Alexander of Canyton, Mell Pelton of Reseda, CA; one sister - Mrs. Clara Henry of San Jose, CA; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Hoyt Brown (1839 - 1900)
  Mary Frances Broughton Brown (1842 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  Carrie Belle Gibbs Brown (1881 - 1970)
 
 Children:
  Ouida Brown Yates (1901 - 1982)*
  James Hoyt Brown (1902 - 1988)*
  Andre Brown Alexander (1904 - 1989)*
  Gibbs Thomas Brown (1905 - 1993)*
  Winifred Ann Brown Britton (1909 - 1988)*
  Hoyt Thedford Brown (1911 - 1988)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Kirk Brown Chism (1864 - 1918)*
  Con C. Brown (1868 - 1892)*
  Grace Brown Gibbons (1871 - 1956)*
  Gem Brown Eddleman (1873 - 1923)*
  James Hoyt Brown (1875 - 1962)
  Wybert Brown (1885 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pioneer Cemetery
Olney
Young County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Feb 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47600362
James Hoyt Brown, Sr
Added by: Searchers of our Past
 
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