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Calvin "Cal" Brown
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1888
Woodston
Rooks County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 1961
Smith Center
Smith County
Kansas, USA

Calvin Brown was born to Andrew (Andy) Brown and Carrie Belle Crain, July 13th, 1888 at the family farm near Woodston, KS. He grew up with his siblings, Charles, Chalmer, Alfred and Albert. He attended grade school at Igo and Survey schools in Rooks County.

Calvin and his brother Alfred went to Yuma County, CO., in 1909 and each applied for a patent on a 320 acre homestead. Calvin became homesick for all his old friends in Kansas and in 1912 he went back to KS. and his brother Albert took over the homestead.

Calvin purchased his mothers homestead, she had inheirited in Greenfield Twp., Rooks County, KS. He eventually sold it and rented a farm at Alton, KS. He made many trips to Yuma, CO. to visit his brother Albert and they had great enjoyment traveling around the county searching for sorgum seed and other seed to buy and take back to Kansas. Calvin and Albert would stay up late at night playing pitch, with loud whoops and laughter, made it hard for Albert's kids to sleep. He always arrived with sacks of oranges and candy for the children and loved to play anti-over with them, cheating, then laughing uproariously. He was such fun.

In 1944 the farm he was renting at Alton, KS was sold and he had to move in the fall. He bought a 320 acre farm NW of Smith Center, Smith Co., KS., with a nice house and out buildings. His letter to Albert in 1955 said he was considering selling out, he had 55 head of hereford cattle. His health was failing by 1957 and he went into the Smith County Memorial Hospital several times.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Brown (1846 - 1924)
  Carrie Belle Crain Brown (1864 - 1939)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles William Brown (1880 - 1966)*
  Chalmer Clarence Brown (1883 - 1944)*
  Alfred Franklin Brown (1886 - 1953)*
  Calvin Brown (1888 - 1961)
  Albert Edward Brown (1890 - 1977)*
  John Brown (1897 - 1897)*
  Infant Brown (1902 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Survey Cemetery
Woodston
Rooks County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Waunita M Herron
Originally Created by: Cindy
Record added: Apr 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8623039
Calvin Cal Brown
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Calvin Cal Brown
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