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103. Francis Marion "Frank" BROWN was born on 27 April 1870 in Pink Hill, Grayson County, Texas.1,10 He died on 17 July 1963 at the age of 93 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.1,66

Grayson Co Marriage Records, Vol. P

1900 Census. Justice Prec 3, Grayson, TX, Hh 400
Francis M. Brown, b. Apr 1870, age 30, b. TX, mother b. MO, father b. TN, farmer
Wilma, wife, b. Apr 1847 [can't be right - must have transposed - she was born 1874], 26, married 6 years, 4 children, b. TN
Inez, dau, b. Sep 1895, age 4, b. TX
Guy, son, b. Oct 1896, 3, b. TX
Linneus, son, b. Oct 1897, age 2, b. TX
Earl, son, b. Apr 1899, age 1, b. TX

1910 Census. Justice Prec 3, Grayson, TX, Hh 198
Frank M. Brown, 39, married 16 years
Wilma, wife, 35, 9 children - 9 are living
Inez, dau 15. Guy, son 14. Linus, son, 12. Earl, son 11. Carl, son 9. Jewel, son 7. Cletus, dau 5. Belva, dau 3. Willie, son age 1 year, 6 months

1920 Census. Justice Prec 3, Grayson, TX, Hh 238
Francis Brown, 49. Wilma, wife, 46
Lineus, son 21. Earl L. son, 19. Carl, son, 18. Jewell, son 16. Cleatus, dau, 14. Belva, dau 13. William, son 11. Norman, son 9. U. L. son, 7. Morine, dau age 4 years, 6 months. Leon, son, age 1 year, 11 months

1930 Census. Justice Prec 3, Grayson, TX, Hh 195
Sherman Road
Frank M. Borwn, 59, married at age 25
Wilma, wife, 55, married at 19
Earl, son 31. Carl, son, 29. Jewel, son, 27. Willie, son, 22. Norman, son 20. U. L., son, 12.
Velva, dau, 24. Maurine, dau, 15.
Mary, mother, 88, widow, b. MO

1940 Census. Grayson, TX, Hh 37
Grayson-Choctaw Road. Lived in same house in 1935
Frank M. Brown, 69. Wilma, wife, 66
Norman, son, 28. U. L., son 26. Leon, son, 22. Glendon, nephew, 16.

Texas Death Certificate #50600
Francis M. Brown died at the Sherman Community Hospital, Sherman, Grayson, TX, where he had been for two weaks. He died of heart disease and pneumonia due to advanced old age. His residence was Savoy, Fannin Co, TX. He died on 17 Jul 1963. Francis was widowed. He was born 27 Apr 1870 in Grayson Co and was 93 at his death. Father was John Brown, mother was Mary Davidson. The informant was Guy Brown (son). He was buried 19 July, 1963, Cedarlawn Memorial Park, Grayson County.

Frank & Wilma buried Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Sherman, TX

Francis Marion "Frank" BROWN and Wilma Virginia DODSON were married on 23 November 1893 in Grayson County, Texas.66 Wilma Virginia DODSON was born on 9 April 1874 in Moscow, Fayette County, Tennessee. She died on 22 May 1958 at the age of 84 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas. She was buried on 23 August 1958 in Cedarlawn Memorial Park, Grayson, Sherman County, Texas.

Found her death in the Texas Death Index, 1903-2000;

Texas Death Certificate #44885
Wilma Virginia Brown died at her residence, 419 S. Throckmorton St., Sherman, Grayson, TX on 22 Aug 1958 of metastasis, carcinoma of the cervix. She was born 9 Apr 1874, Moscow, TN. Father was Thomas Dodson. Informant was Carl Brown. She was buried 23 Aug 1958 at Cedarlawn Memorial Park, Sherman.

Francis Marion "Frank" BROWN and Wilma Virginia DODSON had the following children:



Inez BROWN was born in September 1895 in Grayson County, Texas.

I suspect Inez was born Sep of 1894, not 1895. See note for her brother Guy.



Guy Milford BROWN was born on 14 October 1895 in Grayson County, Texas. He died on 14 April 1967 at the age of 71 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.131

The 1900 census gave his birth as Oct of 1896, which seems more likely given the birth of his older sister Inez - or perhaps Inez was born a year earlier, too. His Draft Registration and Social Security records have the years as 1895.

15 Jun 1917 World War I Draft Registration
Guy Milford Brown of Rt 4, Sherman, TX was age 21, b. 14 Oct 1895 at Bells, Texas. He was farming for his father and was single.
Medium height, medium build, light eyes, light hair.

Buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Bells, TX.



Linus Wilson BROWN was born on 25 June 1897 in Grayson County, Texas. He died on 21 May 1991 at the age of 93 in Texas.131

The 1900 Census gave his birth as Oct 1897 - but I've found other discrepancies in the birth dates quoted there.

World War I Draft Registration. 24 Aug 1918
Linus Wilson Brown, Rt. 4, Sherman, TX. Age 21, b. Jun 25, 1897, Grayson Co. His father also born Grayson Co and listed as his employer and nearest relative. Brown eyes, brown hair.



Earl BROWN was born in April 1899 in Grayson County, Texas.



Carl BROWN was born in 1901 in Grayson County, Texas.



Jewell BROWN was born in 1904 in Grayson County, Texas.

This may or may not be the correct family:
1940 Census. Dallas, Dallas, TX, Hh 328
James Ogden Spradling, age 30, b. TX, Shoe salesman. Lorene, wife, 34, b. TX
Jewel Dixon Brown, bro-in-law, 36, b. TX, Bookkeeper, Automobile Finance. Macee, sister-in-law, age 33, b. TX, Teacher, Business College
Jewel lived in Dallas in 1935 - the others had all lived in Athens, Henderson Co, TX. It appears that Jewel Brown married the sister of Lorene, now Lorene Spradling.



Cleatus BROWN was born in 1906 in Grayson County, Texas.



Belva BROWN was born in 1907 in Grayson County, Texas.



Willie BROWN (private).



Norman BROWN (private).



U. L. "Buck" BROWN was born on 14 May 1913 in Grayson County, Texas. He died on 1 March 2005 at the age of 91 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.131 He was buried in Cedarlawn Memorial Park, Grayson, Sherman County, Texas.132
World War II Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.

U. S. Brown, born 1913, enlisted 28 Jan 1941 in Dallas, Texas, as a Private. He had 4 years of high school and was a semi-skilled welder and flame cutter. He was single, without dependents. Height 70" (5'10") and weight, 160 pounds.
Discharged 17 Oct 1945.

His military gravestone, Cederlawn Cemetery, Sherman, TX states that he reached the grade of
Tec 4, US Army.



Maurine BROWN (private).



Leon BROWN (private).