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Nancy Brown
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1870
Perry
Washington County
Maine, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1948
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Columnist for the Detroit News from 1919 to her retirement in 1942. She wrote a family-based advice column called the "Experience." Born Annie Louise Brown to Levi Prescott Brown, a Civil War veteran, and Annie R. Lincoln Brown. She attended Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts. After her graduation in 1892, she became a teacher and taught in Vermont, Connecticut, and later in Mount Clemens, Michigan. She Married James Edward Leslie in 1904, who was the Sunday editor for a Pittsburgh newspaper. He passed away in 1917. She worked for a while for the Pittsburgh Dispatch newspaper before starting her career for The Detroit News in 1919. She often wrote under the name, Mrs. J.E. Leslie. Readers loved her and enjoyed her annual 'sunrise services' at Belle Isle on the Detroit River. The readers helped funding for a 85 foot high tower on Belle Isle dedicated to peace, calling it the Nancy Brown Peace Carillon. It was finished in 1939 and dedicated in 1940 during the 7th annual sunrise service. Thanks to volunteer efforts and to the City of Detroit, the Peace Carillon has been restored, its grounds cleaned up, and it continues to chime to this day.
 
 
Burial:
Oakview Cemetery
Royal Oak
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section L, Lot 168.
 
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Record added: Apr 15, 2007
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Nancy Brown
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