|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1889|
San Francisco County
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1995|
Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA) - Monday, February 6, 1995
Jessie Hall Brown, an expert at bridge and longtime stock market investor, died Jan. 19 at a Sonoma convalescent hospital. She was 105. ``She lived by herself in an apartment until just before Thanksgiving,'' said her son, Robert Brown of Sonoma. ``She even played bridge until two or three years ago.''
Her son said Brown was born in San Francisco and spent most of her life in California. A second generation Californian, Brown's family came to America from England in the 1600s.
She attended Stanford University where she met her husband, Howard Selden Brown, a classmate. She graduated in 1913. The couple married in 1916 in San Francisco.
They then lived in Seattle, where her husband worked for the Great Northern Railroad. Her son said his parents and sister lived in Japan for three years, but returned to the United States in 1922 so their son could be born in this country. ``They came home by boat and I was born in Oakland,'' he said.
After her husband died in 1927, Brown moved her children to San Francisco then the East Bay in the 1930s. She also cared for her ailing mother for about 10 years.
Brown moved to Sonoma about two years ago from Rossmore near Walnut Creek.
She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, Alta Bates Hospital Auxiliary, the 20th Century Club, Mendico, and the Daughters of the American Revolution .
Besides her son, Brown is survived by her daughter, Barbara Murray of Issaquah, Wash.; three grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.
Private burial was at the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery in Piedmont. Memorial donations can be made to the Stanford University Library Fund, Encina Hall, Stanford 94305, or a favorite charity.
Mountain View Cemetery
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