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John Edward "Ed" Brown
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1900
Augusta
Richmond County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 1953
Augusta
Richmond County
Georgia, USA

My grandfather, John Edward Brown was born on Feb. 4, 1900, in Augusta Georgia. Some six weeks after he was born, his mother died. His father never remarried, raising my grandfather alone with the help of a "Nanny" and family members. In 1920, at the age of 20, he married Minnie Ruth Logan, my grandmother. They had six children: Katherine, Edward, Mary, Marion, Betty, and Jesse.

At one time, he played in a band, with a friend, (and I believe a cousin to my grandmother) Robert McDonald. He worked in the cotton mill, run an ice house, and grew and sold flowers and plants to local florists.

When he was 53, 3 days after the birth on his granddaughter, Deborah, he had a heart attack and died. His son Marion was in the Army, and stationed in Korea at the time. Although the Red Cross was contacted, Uncle Marion never was told of his father's death, learning of it instead 3 months later when his sister Betty wrote and said "Well, Daddy's been dead 3 months now."
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Address: 1360 Marks Church Road, Augusta
Wife: Minnie Ruth Logan Brown
Sons: Thomas Edward Brown
Marion Earl Brown
Jesse Lee Brown
Daughters:
Katherine Virginia Brown Darnell
Mary Elizabeth Brown Cobb
Betty Mae Brown Koss
Funeral: Body kept at home until services held at Marks Baptist Church on
Marks church road.
Funeral Home: Elliotts and Sons, Augusta
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1900 Census Information
John E. Brown was 3 months old when this Census was taken. He is living in Summerville Village,in Richmond County , Georgia with his father Edward Eve Brown. He was born in January of 1900. Edward and his father are boarding in the home of family.

In 1910 John Edward Brown is 10 years old. He and his father are in the Augusta Ward 5 area, in Richmond County , Georgia. They are listed as boarding. Birthplace of parents was listed as Georgia, but his mother was actually born in England.

1920 have not been able to John Edward and his father on this census.

By 1930 John Edward in 30 years old, and married. He is living in Langley, Aiken County, South Carolina.
His wife is Minnie. Children are Katherine, Edward, and Mary.

In 1940 Edward Brown was 40 years old. He lived at 1528 Green Street in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.
He was a slasher in the Sibley Mill. In the house with him was his wife Minnie, age 36; and children; Edward, age 15; Mary, age 13; Betty, age 10; Marion, age 8; and Jesse L. age 4.
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Georgia Deaths, 1919-98: Information
Certificate Number: 19365:
Name: John E. Brown;
Death Date: 17 Jul 1953;
County of Death: Richmond;
White, Male, age 53 years

 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Eve Brown (1854 - 1921)
  Mary Jane Kniveton Brown (1865 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Minnie Ruth Logan Brown (1904 - 1988)
 
 Children:
  Katherine Virginia Brown Darnell (1922 - 1994)*
  Thomas Edward Brown (1924 - 1991)*
  Mary Elizabeth Brown Perry (1927 - 1989)*
  Betty Mae Brown Hayes (1929 - 2000)*
  Marion Earl Brown (1932 - 1968)*
  Jesse Lee Brown (1935 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West View Cemetery
Augusta
Richmond County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section 39, Grave 1; Section 39.
 
Maintained by: Billie Greene
Originally Created by: Familygen99
Record added: Jan 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47348950
John Edward Ed Brown
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John Edward Ed Brown
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John Edward Ed Brown
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I DON'T have a lot of memories about Granddaddy I was 10 WHEN he died.I know he loved station wagons and roses AND US! REST PEACEFULLY GRANDDADDY.
- Linda Johnson
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014

- Rick and Kathy Wright
 Added: Aug. 4, 2013

- Harold Jr.
 Added: Sep. 10, 2012
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