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71. William Ezekiel BROWN was born in July 1865 in Arkansas.10

In 1880, William is designated as son of Mary E.

1900 Census. Twp 9, Dist 129, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
William E. Borwn, b. Jul 1865, age 34, married 14 years, b. AR, parents b. KY, peddlar of notions
Effie, wife, b. Sep 1868, has had 5 children, b. MS, father b. GA, mother b. AL
Murphy E, son, b. Dec 1886, age 13, b. AR
John T, son, b. Feb 1889, age 11, b. AR
Willie P., dau, b. Feb 1892, age 8, b. AR
Frank, son, b. Apr 1894, age 5, b. Texas
Blond, dau, b. Aug 1898, age 1, b. Indian Territory

1910 Census. Twp 6, Bryan Co, OK, Hh 56
W. E. Brown, age 45, married 1 time for 24 years. Born Ar, father b. TN, mother b. KY. laborer at the lumber mill
S. G. [Effie Jane?] wife, age 42, has had 6 children but one died, b. MS, father b. MS, mother b. KY [there are several errors in this enumeration]
J. T., son, age 21, b. AR
L. F., son, 15, b. AR
B. B., dau, age 12, b. Oklahoma

Son Murphy had already gone to Texas in 1910. He was in Justice Prec 7, Fannin Co, Hh 129, age 23, married for 2 years. Hazel, wife, was 18.
Next door in Hh 140 was Francis A. Hanes, age 33, married 1 time for 5 months. His wife was listed as Pearl, age 17. Although the husband's name is not as given to me, this would appear to be William Pearl Brown.

1920 Census. Justice Precinct 7, Fannin Co, TX, Hh 152
F. A. Hanes, age 41, b. TX, parents b. MO, Farmer
Pearl, wife, age 36, b. AR, father b. AR, mother b. MO
Ruby Lee, dau, age 9, b. TX
Carlton, son, age 7, b. TX
John William, son, age 2
Effie Jane, dau, age one month, b. TX
Effie Brown, mother-in-law, age 55, b. AR, parents b. AR [no, they weren't]
J. W. Bates, listed as head of household, but apparently renting from the Hanes, age 48, b. AR, no occupation given
Note: William E. Brown was still living - he appears in the 1930 census. I don't know where he might have been at this time.

1930 Census. Justice Precinct 7, Fannin Co, TX, Hh 97
Luther F. Brown, age 34, married at age 24, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. MS, Farmer
Thelie P., wife, age 32, married at 22, b. TX, father b. TN, mother b. AR
Mary A., dau, age 8
Slaydell F., son, age 6
Lorell, son, age 4 years, 8 months
Wanda L., dau, age 2 years, 4 months
Thelia L., dau, age ?3 months
William E., father, age 65, married at age 22, b. MO, parents b. KY
Effie, J., mother, age 62, married at 19, b. MS, father b. GA, mother b. US
daughter Willie was next door in Hh 96


Information on his family received from a descendant.

William Ezekiel BROWN and Effie Viola Jane WARRICK were married on 29 December 1885. Effie Viola Jane WARRICK was born on 27 September 1865 in Leake, Mississippi. She died on 9 March 1957 at the age of 91 in Telephone, Fannin County, Texas.

Texas Death Certificate #13438
Effie Jane Brown died at home, Rt. 1, Telephone, Fannin County. She died on 9 Mar 1957 and was a widow. Born 27 Sep 1867 in Arkansas, age 89y 3m 12d at death. Father's name John Warrick, mother's name Sarah Marshall - their birth places unknown. Frank Brown was the informant. She died of "old age and physical exhaustion". Buried Fair View Cemetery, west of Ravenna, TX, the next day on March 10th.


Effie was the daughter of John Wesley Warrick and Katherine P. Marshall. She is buried Fairview Cemetery, Ravenna, Fannin Co, TX and has a double stone with her daughter, Blond.

William Ezekiel BROWN and Effie Viola Jane WARRICK had the following children:

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i.

Murphy Ezekiel BROWN was born in December 1886.

Married Hazel Ely.

Murphy had already gone to Texas in 1910, although his parents were still in Oklahoma He was in Justice Prec 7, Fannin Co, Hh 129, age 23, married for 2 years. Hazel, wife, was 18, b. TX, parents b. TX

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ii.

John Thomas BROWN was born in February 1889. He died in 1947 at the age of 58.

Wife's name Lizzie Melson.

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iii.

Willie Pearl BROWN was born in February 1892. She died in 1933 at the age of 41.

Married Carlton "Buss" Hanes. She is buried Fairview Cemetery, Ravenna, Fannin Co, TX.
Carlton was a son of Willie's - she married Francis Hanes.

Willie Pearl's brother Murphy had already gone to Texas in 1910. He was in Justice Prec 7, Fannin Co, Hh 129, age 23, married for 2 years. Hazel, wife, was 18.
Next door in Hh 140 was Francis A. Hanes, age 33, married 1 time for 5 months. His wife was listed as Pearl, age 17. The husband's name is not as given to me - it must have been a typo.

1920 Census. Justice Precinct 7, Fannin Co, TX, Hh 152
F. A. Hanes, age 41, b. TX, parents b. MO, Farmer
Pearl, wife, age 36, b. AR, father b. AR, mother b. MO
Ruby Lee, dau, age 9, b. TX
Carlton, son, age 7, b. TX
John William, son, age 2
Effie Jane, dau, age one month, b. TX
Effie Brown, mother-in-law, age 55, b. AR, parents b. AR [no, they weren't]
J. W. Bates, listed as head of household, but apparently renting from the Hanes, age 48, b. AR, no occupation given
Note: William E. Brown was still living - he appears in the 1930 census. I don't know where he might have been at this time.

1930 Census. Precint 7, Fannin Co TX, Hh 96
Francis R. Hanes, age 52, married at 24, b. TX
Willie P., wife, age 38, married at 17
Ruby L., dau, 19 Buster C., son, 17. John W., son, age 12. Effie J., dau, age 10. Sarah T., dau, age 5.
Next door to Willie's brother Luther - and their parents are living with him.


Son Carlton's Texas Death Certificate #63871
Buster Carl Hanes died 18 Sep 1969 at Hanes Equipment Co, Hwy 78 North, Bonham, Fannin County. His residence was Rt 1, Ravenna. Buster was born 18 Aug 1912 in Fannin Co and was age 57 at death. His occupation was merchant, farm equipment, and ranching. Father was Francis A. Hanes, mother Pearl Brown. Mrs. Juanita Hanes, wife, was the informant. Buster died of a massive coronary thrombosis - sudden death. Buried Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham on Sept 20th.
FindAGrave, #46549436 - his wife was Mary Juanita Robertson (1918-1993) - they have a joint headstone.

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iv.

Luther Frank BROWN was born on 16 April 1895. He died on 14 January 1959 at the age of 63.

Luther married Shelia Pearl Puckett. She was born 26 Jul 1897, died 8 Dec 1986, the daughter of Sylvanus and Mary Fredrick Puckett.

1930 Census. Justice Precinct 7, Fannin Co, TX, Hh 97
Luther F. Brown, age 34, married at age 24, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. MS, Farmer
Thelie P., wife, age 32, married at 22, b. TX, father b. TN, mother b. AR
Mary A., dau, age 8
Slaydell F., son, age 6
Lorell, son, age 4 years, 8 months
Wanda L., dau, age 2 years, 4 months
Thelia L., dau, age ?3 months
William E., father, age 65, married at age 22, b. MO, parents b. KY
Effie, J., mother, age 62, married at 19, b. MS, father b. GA, mother b. US
daughter Willie was next door in Hh 96


I found Luther's Texas Death Certificate - there was a typo as the name of the deceased was "Inther F. Brown". Certificate #2139. Luther died at the VA Center in Bonham where he had been for a day. His residence was Rt 1, Telephone, Fannin Co. He died 14 Jan 1959, and was married. He was born 16 Apr 1895, and was 63 at death. His birthplace given as Grayson Co, TX. Father was William Brown, mother Effie Warwick. The VA supplied the information. Luther died of an acute myocardial infarction - heart attack. Buried Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham, Fannin, TX.

Luther and Shelia have a joint headstone at Willow Wild Cemetery. FindAGrave, #64490850.

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v.

Blond BROWN was born in August 1898. She died in 1918 at the age of 20.

Blond died in a wagon accident.

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vi.

Sadie BROWN was born after 1900. She died before 1910 at the age of 10.

Sadie died as an infant.