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207. James Albert BROWN115 was born on 22 June 1885 in McDonald County, Missouri.116 He died on 10 May 1946 at the age of 60 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Marriage License found in Missouri Marriage database at Ancestry.com.
James Albert Brown of Rocky Comfort, McDonald Co over the age of 21 and Clara Williams of Bethpage, McDonald Co over the age of 18, were married on the 8th of March 1908 by the Minister of the Missionary Baptist Church, Dea. D. C. Maness, at his residence.

1910 Census. Joplin Ward 5, Jasper Co MO, Hh 244
Albert J. Brown, age 24, married for two years, occupation listed as Huxter, in the City
[I believe he was a "huckster" or street vender]
Clara B. Brown 21, one child
Ralph J. age 1 year, 2 months, b. Colorado

WW I Draft Card for James Albert Brown
Rt. 5, Neosho, Newton Co, MO
Age 33, born June 22, 1885
Farmer, employed by J. H. Phillips
Nearest relative: Clara B. Brown, (wife)
Tall, Medium Build, Blue eyes, light brown hair
Not dated

1920 Census. Goodman, McDonald Co MO, Hh 32
James A. Brown, age 33, Clerk, hdw store
Clara B., age 31, wife, school teacher
Ralph J., 10, son. Lorene B., age 9, dau.

Found in Arkansas marriages at FamilySearch.org:
J. A. Brown of Decatur, Benton Co AR, aged 44, married Mrs. Maude Smythe of Cincinnati, Washington Co, AR, age 38, 29 Aug 1929, Marriage was in Washington Co.

1930 Census. Decatur, Benton Co, AR, Hh 54
James A. Brown, age 44, Proprietor, Variety Store, b. MO
Maude M., age 40, Clerk, Variety Store, b. AR
Eugene Smythe, age 17, b. AR, his parents born AR [I assume this is a stepson]

WW II Draft Registration
James Albert Brown lived at Rt. 2, Gentry, Benton Co, AR
He was 56, born 22 Jun 1885, McDonald Co, MO
Person who will always know his address is Maud Brown.
He was a farmer.

Listed in the Arkansas Death Index:
James Alb. Borwn, age 60, died 10 May 1946, Benton Co AR.

James Albert BROWN and Clara WILLIAMS were married on 8 March 1908 in Newton County, Missouri. Clara WILLIAMS was born in 1889 in Missouri.

A database online suggests that Clara lived until about 1962 - if she did, there was a divorce. By 1930, James Albert's wife was Maude.

James Albert BROWN and Clara WILLIAMS had the following children:

317

i.

Ralph Joseph BROWN was born on 5 February 1909 in Colorado. He died in August 1981 at the age of 72 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

Missouri Marriages:
Ralph J. Brown and Esther E. Wildman, both of Granby, Newton Co, MO were married at Granby on 5 Jun 1936 by J. M. Campbell, Minister of Baptist Church.

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ii.

Lorene B. BROWN (private).

James Albert BROWN and Maude M. SMYTHE were married on 29 August 1929 in Washington County, Arkansas. Maude M. SMYTHE was born in 1890.