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 Earl Dill Brown

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Earl Dill Brown

  • Birth 11 Apr 1900 Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA
  • Death 24 Aug 1969 Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Little River, Bell County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Block 36, Row 13, Lot 6, Space 4
  • Memorial ID 71358434

Earl Dill BROWN (1900-1969) + Lillie Bell (HAGLER) (1901-1988) were married 09 July 1921 in Bell County, Texas. They had only one child, Lillie Marie (BROWN) (1922-1995).

Occupation : Earl was farming when he and Lillie married ; later, began his career with the Santa Fe Railroad by working on the paint gang ; ended his career as a signal maintainer.

As a signal maintainer, Earl would be called any time day or night in the middle of the worst ice, snow, hail, or thunder storm to fix a signal that was malfunctioning. He never complained about the harsh conditions.

Lillie would fix him a thermos of hot coffee and a sack lunch as he set off to fix the problem so the trains could run safely. He used a motorcar powered by his pumping the handle for most of his career. Toward the end of his career, he got a motorized motorcar.

Residences :

Temple, Bell County, Texas
Heidenheimer, Bell County, Texas
San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas
Milano, Milam County, Texas
Brenham, Washington County, Texas
Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas
Cameron, Milam County, Texas
Brownwood, Brown County, Texas
Coleman, Coleman County, Texas
Temple, Bell County, Texas (was born and died here)


Family Members

Gravesite Details The engraver initially spelled his middle name "Bill" with a "B". The family had that changed to the correct spelling of "Dill" with a "D".
  • Maintained by: Barbara Hunter
  • Originally Created by: Wilma Deaver Easley
  • Added: 14 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71358434
  • Barbara Hunter
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl Dill Brown (11 Apr 1900–24 Aug 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71358434, citing Little River-Wilson Valley Cemetery, Little River, Bell County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Hunter (contributor 47003115) .