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Capt Omar Pacha Brown
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Birth: 1855
West Quaco
New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Mar. 18, 1915
West Quaco
New Brunswick, Canada

In Loving Memory of Omar Pacha Brown...

December 6 1886 
Saint John 
Place, Saint John, New Brunswick

Newspaper The Daily Telegraph

m. At residence of bride's parents, 2nd inst., by Rev. Dr. Bill, Capt. Omer P. BROWN / Clara B. Marr d/o Capt. Marr, both of St. Martin (St. John).

How He Got His Name:
The Browns come from a shipbuilding, sea captain's family. The Brown's Cemetery is directly behind one of the oldest homes in Quaco (St. Martins, today) and is located over in West Quaco. There are Browns from all over USA and Canada. You probably have heard (rumor) that Omar Pasha Brown got his name this way - Mrs. Brown was in the kitchen complaining that her husband was down building another vessel and would not give her any money for getting material for a new dress and christening gown when there is a rap at her door and a man (a peddler) far from the far east (heard her complaining). He said she was so lucky to have a child to carry on the family name, as he was from afar and had no wife and no one to carry on his name. Well! Mrs Brown got her material for her dress and the baby christening gown and the child was called Omar Pasha Brown. Great story, but probably not true... more apt to be after a crew member on one of his sails around the world and picked up material in the far east. Story courtesy of a kind person at the Quaco Museum Archive. 
Family links: 
  Clara B. Marr Brown (1860 - 1942)
Brown Family Cemetery
Saint John County
New Brunswick, Canada
Created by: arborvitae
Record added: Oct 05, 2012
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Capt Omar Pacha Brown
Added by: arborvitae
Capt Omar Pacha Brown
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RIP 100 Years
 Added: Mar. 18, 2015
This story about Omar is true, but not the way it's told here. Clara was in labor when a traveling gypsy from Turkey came to the house, selling her wares. She assisted with the labor, and Clara allowed her to name the baby (not so unusual for urbane and...(Read more)
- Edana
 Added: Apr. 25, 2014

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