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William Henry Seavy Brown
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1863
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1922
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Father: Samuel C. Brown
Mother: Unknown

Miss Edna Caffee
November 1892
Carthage, Missouri

1 Son
Homer Caffee Brown
and his wife:
Helen Owens Lahm Brown

Elizabeth Brown Jenkins
(1919 - 1981)

W.H.S. Brown came to Carthage, Mo from
St. Louis, Mo in 1888 when he was 25 years old, making Carthage his headquarters for his position as a traveling salesman for the Bland Brothers Candy Company.

Sometime later, after marrying Miss Edna Caffee, he quit the work of traveling salesman and became associated with his father-in-law, Dr. Amos Caffee to engage in the wholesale drug business.

In 1902 he entered the drug business at Tahlaquah, Oklahoma continuing there for 12 years, when again took up his old profession as traveling salesman. He came to be employed by the E.C. Dewitt & Company, a Chicago, Illinois based drug firm.

Texas was his territory with this firm, but he and his wife Edna continued to make their home in Carthage, MO.


November 8, 1894

W. H. S. Brown Tells How a Chief's Son Extinguished Himself

W. H. S. Brown returned today from a trip through the Indian Territory, and reports a sensational happening at Tulsa Monday night, which escaped notice in the telegraphic dispatches. Just after Mr. Brown arrived, a son of the chief of the Creek Nation, who was loaded with whiskey and painting the town red, stepped into the general store of T. J. Archer and spying the shining end of a 25 pound can of powder, fired into it. A terrific explosion followed which instantly killed the reckless chief, severely and probably fatally, wounded Mr. Archer, and totally wrecked the store.
Mr. Brown thinks the Territory is a wild and woolly country. At Ft. Gibson the other night he saw a female wearing a belt full of cartridges and revolvers, charging around among the men at the depot. She was in her bare feet, hand long flowing hair, and was a general desperado in appearance

Interesting personal social note taken from The Mornin' Mail archives of events that took place in 1900.

A Neighborhood Taffy Pull

1900: "Mr. and Mrs. W.H.S. Brown gave a neighborhood "taffy pull" at their residence on West Third street last evening, which was greatly enjoyed by all present.
The evening was spent in pulling taffy, cake walking, music and conversation. The refreshments consisted of candy, popcorn and fruits. Those present were Dr. and Mrs. A.H. Caffee, Mr. and Mrs. M.S. Parsons, Mesdames Lucy [Hood] Cunningham , F. V. Moore, Irene [Cunningham] Martin and Esther [Hood] Dinsmore , Misses Blanch Griswold, Jessie and Flora Caffee, Minnie Moore, Dick Hood, Marguerite Dinsmore and Nannie Snell, Messre. S.B. Griswold, Millard Bryan and Prof. Howland."


William H.S. Brown was a member of
Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage
Carthage Elks Lodge
Modern Woodsman of America
Security Benefit Association
32nd Degree Mason
Being both a Knights Templar &
Scottish Rite Mason and also a Shriner
Family links: 
  Edna Caffee Brown (1869 - 1965)
  Homer Caffee Brown (1893 - 1950)*
  Hazel Claire Brown (1895 - 1897)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Caffee Mausoleum Block 13
Created by: Julie Perry
Record added: Aug 04, 2009
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William Henry Seavy Brown
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William Henry Seavy Brown
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