R.D. Brown was the son of Jason Brown and Grace Caroline Doty Brown. He married Gertrude Morton in 1932. R.D. and Gertrude had one child, Phyllis Lavon Brown Gessner. R D had two siblings, Hollyce Brown and Leland Brown. R D served in the US Army in 1918. He was a Banker all of his working life.
1940 FEDERAL CENSUS Name: R S Brown Age: 47 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Iowa Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Home in 1940: Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa Occupation: Assistant Trust Officer House Owned or Rented: Owned Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 5250 Attended School or College: No Highest Grade Completed: High School, 2nd year Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 44 Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work Weeks Worked in 1939: 52 Income: 3300 Income Other Sources: No Household Members: Name Age R S Brown 47 self Gertrude L Brown 43 wife Phyllis L Brown 6 daughter