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Merle Raymond Brown
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1889
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1964
Winter Haven
Polk County
Florida, USA

Merle Raymond Brown was born in a town that was drowned in the Quabbin Reservoir. He attended Mass. Agricultural College and became an entymologist. He found employment in Florida. He married late in life in Connecticut near where his sister Floy was living at the time. He had no known children, but favored his nieces and nephews in Massachusetts with gifts of dried fruit sent from Florida at Christmastime packed in unsalted and unbuttered popcorn before styrofoam became packing material. As a result, he was loved and appreciated in return. His visits to Massachusetts were welcomed in the summer months as he passed through on his way to Maine where he and his wife spent their summers away from the Florida heat. When his wife became ill, his sister moved to Florida to help. He did not live long after his wife died. Part of his estate executed by J. Priest included interest in an orange grove that we visited after his death. His grave was marked with a brass nameplate that flipped over with a vase on the reverse side for flowers. 
Family links: 
  Marshall Foster Brown (1847 - 1931)
  Lucy Flora Stone Brown (1860 - 1941)
  Carolyn Ruth Gower Brown (1903 - 1963)
  Clarence M. Brown (1879 - 1887)*
  Minnie Evelyn Brown Jacobson (1886 - 1970)*
  Floy E. Brown Carrier (1887 - 1971)*
  Merle Raymond Brown (1889 - 1964)
  Gladys R. Brown Hubbard (1895 - 1976)*
  Vera Lucy Brown Guilmette (1897 - 1985)*
*Calculated relationship
Lakeside Memorial Park
Winter Haven
Polk County
Florida, USA
Created by: Gayle Puente
Record added: Dec 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45292504
Merle Raymond Brown
Added by: Gayle Puente
Merle Raymond Brown
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