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George Washington Brown
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1902
Little Falls
Morrison County
Minnesota, USA
Death: May 19, 1982
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

George Washington Brown was the son of Josiah Jacob Brown and Mary Ellen Delma Lilje Brown of Union, Union, Oregon. He had two brothers; Fred Andrew and Henry Jackson; and four sisters; Bertha "Lillian" Ann, Nellie May, Etta Jane, Mildred Almira, and Dorothy Irene.

In 1925 George obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) known today as Oregon State University. While at OAC he was an all-conference basketball center in the Pacific Coast Conference. He went on to obtain a Masters degree in education.

For two years after graduation George taught school in Centralia, Washington. He then moved to Portland, Oregon to become an assistant football and basketball coach at Benson Polytechnic High School. He soon was teaching Physics and Mathematics and in later years he served as Vice-Principal in charge of deportment and was known for being a disciplinarian. He was at Benson a total of 36 years.

George married Olive Elizabeth Moore on 5 June 1926, the daughter of Walter Gratton Moore and Louise Ernestine Kissel Moore. He and Olive had two children; Laverne Jean and Dwight Walter. George and Olive divorced in November 1948.

George remarried on 10 June 1950 to Mary Whippo Beck, an English teacher at Benson. Mary was the daughter of Charles Benton Beck and Mary Maria Whippo Beck. They did not have any children.

George died of brain cancer and his body was cremated. His wife Mary died a little over a year later and was also cremated. Her remains were placed with her husband's.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Josiah Jacob Brown (1858 - 1938)
  Mary Ellen Lilje Brown (1868 - 1942)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Whippo Beck Brown (1904 - 1987)
  Olive Elizabeth Moore Brown (1902 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fred A Brown (1886 - 1963)*
  Jackson Henry Brown (1889 - 1962)*
  Mildred Osborne (1898 - 1986)*
  George Washington Brown (1902 - 1982)
  Dorothy Irene Brown Christy (1908 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
GEORGE W.
BROWN
1902-1982
 
Burial:
Wilhelm's Portland Memorial
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: 6th Floor, Gardenia Room
 
Created by: Geoff Brown
Record added: Nov 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80878367
George Washington Brown
Added by: Geoff Brown
 
George Washington Brown
Added by: Geoff Brown
 
George Washington Brown
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