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Rebecca Armilda "Millie" Wise Brown
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1875
Nevada, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1968
San Joaquin County
California, USA

Armilda Rebecca Wise's mother's maiden name was Butler per the California Death Index.

Name: Armilda Rebecca Wise
Home in 1880: Mason Valley, Esmeralda County, Nevada
Age: 4
Birthplace: Nevada
Relation to Head of Household: Daughter
Father's Name: Hamilton Wise
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Esther Wise
Mother's birthplace: Missouri
Occupation of Father: Farmer
Household Members:
1. Hamilton Wise, age 38
2. Esther Wise, age 36
3. David T. Wise, age 11
4. William G. Wise, age 8
5. Armilda Rebecca Wise, age 4
6. Jacob Wise, age 3 months

Armilda married Frank Mckay early in life and had a son, Walter Mckay, who was born November 27, 1895.

In 1897, Armilda married Alfred Pinkerton, a carpenter 20 years her senior. The couple lived in Mason Valley, Lyon County, Nevada. By 1900, she had three children.

Name: Armilda Rebecca Pinkerton
Home in 1900: Mason Valley, Lyon County, Nevada
Age: 23
Birth Date: Feb 1877
Birthplace: Nevada
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother: number of living children: 3
Mother: How many children: 3
Spouse's Name: Alfred Pinkerton
Marriage Year: 1897
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 3

In 1910, Armilda was a widowed mother whose mother-in-law, Jane Pinkerton, age 78, lived with her and her five children. Jane had seven children, but only three were living in 1910.

Name: Armilda Rebecca Pinkerton
Age in 1910: 34
Birth Year: 1875
Birthplace: Nevada
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Home in 1910: Plummer, Lyon County, Nevada
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female
Occupation: Housekeeper
Household Members:
1. Armilda Pinkerton, age 34

2. Walter Mckay, age 14

3. Elizabeth Ellen Pinkerton, age 12, was born January 31, 1898. Her married name was Blakeney. She passed away in Tuolumne County November 12, 1985.

4. Volney H. (Robert) Pinkerton, age 10, was born March 21, 1901. He passed away December 27, 1970, in Sonoma County, California.

5. Mervyn Pinkerton, age 7

6. Leavurn Hester Pinkerton, age 3, was born February 1, 1907, in Nevada. Her married name was Morrison. She passed away June 28, 1987, in Tuolumne County.

7. Jane Pinkerton, age 78

Armilda married Ralph Porter Brown, a railway clerk who was born in Michigan, and the family moved to California. While living in Diamond Springs, California, Ralph and Volney worked at a box factory.

Name: Armilda Rebecca Brown
Home in 1920: Diamond Springs, El Dorado County, California
Age: 43
Birthplace: Nevada
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Ralph P Brown
Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Married
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
1. Ralph P Brown, age 46
2. Armilda Rebecca Brown, age 43
3. Volney H. Robert Pinkerton, age 19
4. Mervyn L Pinkerton, age 17
5. Leavurn H Pinkerton, age 12

By 1930, Ralph and Armilda moved to Sausalito and lived near their daughter Elizabeth's family. Their son, Mervyn, lived with Elizabeth, her husband, William, and her daughter, Edith.

Name: Ralph Porter Brown
Home in 1930: Sausalito, Marin County, California
Age: 57
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Armilda R Brown
Occupation: Worked in a Railway Store.
Military service: Yes
Rent: $15
Father's birthplace: Michigan
Mother's birthplace: Michigan

Name: Armilda Rebecca Brown
Home in 1930: Sausalito, Marin County, California
Age: 54
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Ralph P Brown

The following was contributed by "Millie's" great-granddaughter, Sandy:

Armilda Brown's name was really Rebecca Armilda. It was put on the head stone wrong. I know this because she was my great-grandmother, the mother to my Grandfather, Walter W. McKay. I understand from my mom who has papers that her given name at birth was Rebecca Armilda Butler. She went by the name of Millie. My mom was named after her. Thank you for putting her and her last husband on here. I thought it was great seeing it. Thanks Sandy
Family links: 
  Ralph Porter Brown (1873 - 1945)*
  Mervyn Lester Pinkerton (1902 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Columbia Odd Fellows Cemetery
Tuolumne County
California, USA
Plot: Odd Fellows Plot 209
Created by: P. L. Mohr
Record added: Jan 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63799703
Rebecca Armilda Millie <i>Wise</i> Brown
Added by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Rebecca Armilda Millie <i>Wise</i> Brown
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Added by: Mary Sim
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- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: Feb. 8, 2016
R.I.P. Great Grandma.Love Sandy
- Sandy
 Added: Oct. 3, 2013
Yours was a large family. May you have peace in heaven.
- P. L. Mohr
 Added: Sep. 18, 2011

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