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Raymond Young "Ray" Brownell
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1905
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1990
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Son of Thomas Stevens Brownell and Anna Gertrude Young Brownell. Brother of Ira Thomas Brownell and Ethel May Brownell Lester. Husband of Zelma Berenice Ritter Brownell. Children: 1 daughter.
Resided in Riverside, RI and St. Petersburg, Fl.

Ray was a circus drummer in the late 20's until 1941. He performed with several shows such as Hagenback and Wallace, Clyde Beatty Cole Bros, and Ringling Bros.under the direction of Merle Evans who later (in his book)named Ray into his circus musicians hall of fame.He remained with Ringling Bros until he was drafted into WW2. Army Sergeant Brownell married the love of his life on June 3, 1944 and was honorably discharged from the army due to an eye ailment. He was later hired by the US Postal Service and was a letter carrier until the death of his wife in 1972. Ray also performed with the RI Philharmonic for many years. He spent several retirement years living in St. Petersburg, Florida, until illness caused him to return to his family in RI. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Stevens Brownell (1876 - 1947)
  Anna Gertrude Young Brownell (1879 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Zelma Berenice Ritter Brownell (1912 - 1972)*
 
 Sibling:
  Raymond Young Brownell (1905 - 1990)
  Ira Thomas Brownell (1908 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South Burial Ground
Warren
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: Diane
Record added: May 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109995945
Raymond Young Ray Brownell
Added by: Kathy Slonina Nunes
 
Raymond Young Ray Brownell
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Raymond Young Ray Brownell
Added by: Kathy Slonina Nunes
 
 
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Raymond Young Brownell DOD 04-05-1990 Grave #8 and his wife Zelma Brownell DOD 06-30-1972 is buried in front of him in Grave #4. There is no Gravestone for them.Added by: Kathy Slonina Nunes9/29/2015
- Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
 Added: Sep. 29, 2015
Love and miss you, Dad.
- Diane
 Added: May. 4, 2013
 
 
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