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Margaret Florence Sturdevant Brown
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1915
Highfield
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Death: May 29, 2009
Chambersburg
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA

Margaret Florance Sturdevant Brown
Birth- Friday September 24, 1915
Death-Friday May 29, 2009
93 years 8 months 5 day

Margaret Florence Sturdevant Brown, 93, a resident of Providence Place, Chambersburg, Pa., died Friday, May 29, 2009, at the assisted-living center. Mrs. Brown lived on Myrtle Street in Waynesboro for more than 50 years. She moved to Providence Place in 2008. Margaret was born and raised in the Highfield area. Her parents were William S. Sturdevant (1890-1957) and Rhoda Susan West (1891-1954). She married Melvin Lenious Brown of Sabillasville, Maryland in the Lutheran parsonage, Winchester, Virginia on September 9, 1939. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Honeycutt. Immediately after the ceremony the couple left for a week's visit to the New York World's Fair. She was a graduate of Smithsburg High School class of 1933 and Waynesboro Business College; she initially worked for Dr. D. C. Bridges of Blue Ridge Summit before her marriage. After she wed she joined her husband in the operation of his Atlantic Service station on Potomic Avenue in Waynesboro. Melvin was a good mechanic and natural born salesman. The business grew and prospered to include tire sales and used car sales. By 1954 Melvin purchased the Waynesboro Buick dealership also on Potomac Avenue followed by the American Motors dealership, the Anthony Wayne Hotel, a bank and various real estate interests. The family worked as a team Melvin was the front man and salesman, Margaret was the general manager, Hilda Brown, Melvin's sister, was the office manager and Bernice Brown, his mother, watched the car lot and alerted the salesman to potential customers. Lenious Brown's $ 500 investment in a service station along with a lot of hard work provided for the lifelong financial security of the entire family. Margaret's positive outlook on life, warm personality, and hard work was a great contributor to the success of their business interests. Her husband died in 1985. She resumed working in a medical office in Chambersburg until her retirement. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Germantown Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade, next to her husband in the Brown family plot and near her parents final resting place.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Stanley Sturdevant (1890 - 1957)
  Rhoda Susan West Sturdevant (1891 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Melvin Lenious Brown (1919 - 1985)
 
 Sibling:
  Margaret Florence Sturdevant Brown (1915 - 2009)
  Alta Lutrecia Sturdevant (1922 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Germantown Bethel Cemetery
Cascade
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: nachlass
Record added: Aug 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40643033
Margaret Florence <i>Sturdevant</i> Brown
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Margaret Florence <i>Sturdevant</i> Brown
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Margaret Florence <i>Sturdevant</i> Brown
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Dear Margaret,I hope you can see these flowers because 'I forget you not'. You were a good woman and always thought a lot of you even if you may not have known it.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 13, 2013

- Mike Hahn
 Added: Jan. 10, 2013

- Sharon
 Added: Jul. 19, 2009
 
 
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