|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1879|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 1947|
~~EDITH PEARL PRIDGEN was born in Grapeland on 14 February 1879 and died in Grapeland on July 17, 1947.
She was the youngest child of Benjamin Franklin Pridgen and Lucy Alice Wright Pridgen.
Edith Pearl Pridgen's maternal great-grandmother was Hannah Dudley Taylor and she was a descendant of Edward Dudley.
He, Edward Dudley, was descended from several English barons who prevailed upon King John of England to ratify the MAGNA CARTA in 1215.
Edith Pearl and Algie Lee Brown were married in Grapeland, Texas July 29, 1900, and they had a beautiful wedding in the
parlor at the Totty Hotel.
Algie Lee and Edith had the following children;
1. Alice Lileene Brown Murray 1902-1996
2. Edith Florence Brown Smith b. Sept 19, 1903. Married Wilbur A. Smith. 1930 Census puts them in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas. I believe she died there July 19, 1997 and is buried there.
3. Joe Algie Brown 1906-1981
4. Gordon Lee Brown 1908-1955
5. Milam Polk Brown 1910-1971
6. Coleman Ross Brown 1911-1966
7. Nettie Gertrude Brown 1913-2003
8. Lucy Wright Brown Heard 1915-1996
9. Pridgen Brown 1917-1981
10. Ted Brown b. 1919
11. Nelia Jean Brown Campbell b. 1921
12. Billy Brown b. 1923
Written by Nettie Brown.
Houston County History 1687-1979.
Benjamin Franklin Pridgen (1835 - 1913)
Lucy Alice Wright Pridgen (1842 - 1901)
Algie Lee Brown (1872 - 1951)*
Alice Lileene Brown Murray (1901 - 1996)*
Joe Algie Brown (1905 - 1981)*
Milam Polk Brown (1907 - 1971)*
Coleman Ross Brown (1909 - 1966)*
Gordon Lee Brown (1910 - 1955)*
Nettie Gertrude Brown (1912 - 2003)*
Lucy Wright Brown Heard (1914 - 1996)*
Pridgen Brown (1916 - 1981)*
Lula May Pridgen Sheridan (1866 - 1933)*
Robert Lee Pridgen (1869 - 1929)*
Wright Taylor Pridgen (1872 - 1962)*
Lena Ross Pridgen (1874 - 1876)*
Edith Pearl Pridgen Brown (1879 - 1947)
w/o Algie Lee
Grapeland City Cemetery
Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
Record added: Apr 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50662916
I thought of you with love today. But that is nothing new. And days before that too. I think of you in silence. I often speak your name. Your memory is my keepsake. With which I'll never part. God has you in his keeping. I have you in my heart.|
Added: Aug. 27, 2012