Brown Family

Introduction to Brown Family History

Cody Brown Dolan (1922-2016) did much of the early research well before the arrival of the internet. She and her cousin Marge Bates (whose mother was a Brown)(1919-2017) spent several years going to various towns in coastal Massachusetts looking for the records of long ago family members. Cody’s sister Laura May Brown Houghton often went along for the ride and she was the one who was dispatched by the other two to fetch books of records, etc., while they were at the various courthouses and libraries.

The Browns of our family go back to Salem, MA, in about 1780. The first John Brown we know was the father of the John Brown who was born in 1761 in Salem and died in 1837.  He married  Deborah Ellis in 1799 and they had 6 children.  Our line descends from their youngest child—Thomas W. Brown who was born in Nantucket in 1815  and died there in 1892 (buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Nantucket).  Thomas W. Brown (known as “Father Brown”) was married to Mary B. (Crosby) Brown in 1842 in Nantucket.  He was a sea captain and sailed the Island Home,  a side-wheel steamer operating as a ferry serving the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket during the second half of the nineteenth century    Their eldest child, Thomas Richmond Brown (1842-1939) married Lucy Evelyn Lincoln (1840-1918) in 1866.  They settled in Hanson, MA.  Folks in the family worked in various capacities—some with the fire department or the police department.  Lucy Lincoln Brown was one of the first stitchers in the shoe factory in Whitman—the Commonwealth Shoe Company-- which began in 1885.  She would have commuted to work at some point on the trolley line which ran from Plymouth through Hanson to Brockton. Harold Brown(1890-1970), grandson of T. Richmond and Lucy Brown and son of Elton Armington Brown (1868-1954) and Ella Florence Keene (1875-1955), was an electrician and the first engineer for the Ocean Spray Cranberry Cooperative which started in 1930.


Dates and names below need changing to Brown dates.

Thomas Richmond Brown (1840-1901)-Lucy Lincoln (1851-1934)

Golden Wedding Anniversary of T. Richmond and Lucy Lincoln Brown

February 28, 1916 - The Brockton Times

Surrounded by children, grandchildren, greatfgrandchildren and friends, Mr. and Mrs. T. Richmond Brown of Hanson", well known to a wide circle in this vicinity, will observe on Monday evening in Thomas Hall, Hanson, the golden anniversary of their marriage. They are the parents of six children and have 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Nearing this half century milestone along the road of their happy, wedded life, Mr. and Mrs. Brown are anticipating the celebration of the anniversary with all the youthful zest of their 70 odd years. Mr. Brown is 73 and Mrs. Brown two years his senior.

Mrs. Brown was Lucy Lincoln, daughter of Rufus Lincoln and Lucy (Cook) Lincoln. She was born in 1840 very near the place where she still resides. Her family is directly related to Abraham Lincoln, he being own cousin to her grandfather._

Her great-grandfather was John Cook, who came over in the Mayflower. Two silver spoons which that noted ancestor brought with.him to the
new country‘are still a treasured family heirloom, now in the form of one large spoon and owned by Mrs. Brown's eldest son.

Mrs. Brown has been unusually active in both her home and outside circles and still retains much of her early vigor. She fitted the first shoe ever made in what is now the widely known Commonwealth Shoe factory in Whitman. She is a member of the Hanson Relief Corps and of the Rebekah Lodge of Whitman.

Thomas Richmond Brown was born in Nantucket in 1842, son of Capt. Thomas Brown and Mary (Bunker-Crosby) Brown. Capt. Brown went around the world three times. The old steamer, Island Home, was built for him and for years he ran the steamer from Nantucket to New Bedfon@. This famous vessel was used in President Lincoln's dispatch boat during the Civil War.

Mr. Brown is still employed at the Commonwealth Shoe factory in Whitman where he has been for 25 years. He is a member of Webster Lodge, I.O.O.F. He has one sister, Mrs. B. F. Janes of Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have a summer home in Rocky Nook, Kingston, where they spend much of their time during the summer season. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have both been unusually well and active and until five years ago had never experienced any serious illness.

All but one of Mr. and Mrs. Brown's six children are living. The eldest, Chester Lincoln Brown, died at the age of 14 months. The others are Elton Armington Brown of South Hanson, Mrs. Addie Richmond Copp of this city, Mrs. Mary Davis Kent of this city, William Franklin Brown of Hanson and Mrs. Cora Lincoln Curtis of Whitman. Four generations will be represented at the celebration Monday evening.

Relatives, neighbors, shopmates and friends from Hanson, Whitman and Brockton will be present to tender congratulations to the popular couple. Four grandsons, Harold Brown of Cohasset, Fred Brown of South Hanson, Seward Brown of Cohasset and Richmond Brown, Jr., of Hanson, will usher, and four granddaughters, Miss Cora May Brown, Miss Dorothy Brown, and Miss Lucy Brown of South Hanson, and Miss Madeline Curtis of Whitman will assist in serving refreshments.

Mrs. Brown has no near relatives, with the exception of three cousins in this city, Mrs. M. A. Packard, Mrs. John Alden and Mrs. A. G. Tinkham. Mrs. Packard was married on the same day as Mrs. Brown, and, had Mrs. Packard survived, the coming anniversary would have been a double celebration. Mr. and Mrs. Tinkham have observed already the 50th anniversary of their marriage.

Obituary of Lucy Lincoln Brown

Mrs. Lucy L. Brown, 77, of Hanson, a direct descendant of John Cook, who came to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620, and also a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln, died this morning at Hanson after a brief illness of pneumonia. She was a native of Hanson, having lived there all her life. She had been
prominent in many affairs of the town.

She was the daughter of Rufus and Lucy Cook Lincoln, and married T. Richmond Brown. They recently celebrated their golden wedding.

Mrs. Brown was one of the first shoe workers in this section. For 35 years she was a stitcher in the Commonwealth Shoe Company factory at Whitman. She had the distinction of stitching the first shoe manufactured by that company. She worked in the Whitman factory until four years ago, retiring at the age of 73.

She was the mother of six children and had 14 grandchildren, two of which are in France with American forces and one being at Camp Devens, Ayer. She is survived by her husband Richmond Brown, and five children, Mrs. Addie Copp of Brockton, Mrs. Mary Kent of Brockton, Mrs. Cora Curtis of Whitman and William and Elton Brown of Hanson. The funeral will be Saturday afternoon at 2.

(January 16, 1917)

Notes about Thomas Richmond Brown by Marge Bates, cousin of Lois Brown Winter

He went by T. Richmond.

“ After sending you my childhood memories of (my) Great Grampa Fred Keene, I thought you'd like to hear my memories, as a ten-year-old, of (my) Great Grampa T. Richmond Brown. He must have lived alone in his Hanson home, not far from where we lived, after Gramma Lucy died....from 1916 until about 1930. It was then that, apparently, my Mom agreed to take care of him, because he came to live with us.

He and I got along just fine. I used to have a favorite song book containing hymns, patriotic songs, Foster songs, etc. As he sat in his favorite chair by the window, he seemed to enjoy my visits with him, and hunmed and sang from my little book. One day he joined me, singing the tune I was humming, and he also reach for my book which I was carrying. I was amazed and delighted that he knew all of the songs. From then on we sang together. He'd leaf through the pages, choose a song, and we'd sing.

However, those memorable little sessions soon came to an end. In 1931, my Mom was pregnant. My brother, Arthur, was born March 1, 1932. A few months before that Grampa went to live with one of his daughters in Brockton — don't remember which one of the three.

I lost my singing partner, but I gained a precious baby brother, and being twelve years older than he, enjoyed taking care of him. Little did I know that I'd soon be sitting in a rocker at that same window where Grampa sat, huming and singing and rocking that little guy for his nap.

Another incident happened during Grampa‘s stay with us. He was standing in the doorway of his room one day and he seemed to be swaying back and forth. Thinking he was having some sort of "spell", I summoned Mom saying "Grampa‘s acting funny!" One look and she assured me that he was merely scratching his back against the dog casing, a habit common with old folks.

Aaah, memoriesll
§Love, Marge"


Brown Family Gallery

Cranberry Bog, New England
Brown Family Crest
Origins of Brown Family Name
Captain Thomas Brown(1812-1892). Captain of The Island Home
The Island Home, 19th century side-wheel steamer, out of Nantucket R. I. More info: The Story of the Island Steamers, by Harry Baker Turner(Google Books). Click for more information: The Island Home
License for Thomas Brown to operate the steamboat “Telegraph.” First day of May, 1951.
T. Richmond Brown, 1842-1939 He was married to Lucy Lincoln Brown. He worked at the Commonwealth Shoe Factory as did his wife, Lucy.
Marge Bates thinks this could be a younger picture of T. Richmond Brown. Vermont born photographer A.I. Kent(1869-) was related by marriage to the family. Wife was Mary D. Kent.
Lucy Evelyn Lincoln Brown,1840-1918, wife of Thomas Richmond Brown
Isaiah Keen's letter requesting Revolutionary War Pension
For more information click here: IsaiahKeenLetter
The Commonwealth Shoe and Leather Company. The company bought out the Smith and Stoughton Company and acquired the Bostonian tradmark c. 1896. Commonwelath made this line of shoes world famous and provided the navy with shoes through World War II. In 1970, Commonwealth sold out to Kayser-Roth to end its history of fine shoemaking in Whitman.
The Commonwealth Shoe and Leather Company. Whitman, MA.
The Commonwealth Shoe and Leather Company. Whitman, MA.
L to R. Bill Nutter, Alice Keene, Nellie & Edith Nutter, Warren Bazeley, Fred Keene. Sitting: Josie Keene, Cora Brown, Ralph Keene. Hanson, MA, 1903. Main St.,
Note-Fred and Alice were parents of Ella Florence Keene Brown.
L to R. Florence Rebecca "Beck" (1912-1972), Lucy Evelyn Brown (1903-1964), Roberta Gordon Brown (1910-1994), Arthur Lincoln "Tige" Brown (1909-1989), children of Elton and Ella Brown. Brown home on Main Street in Hanson, MA. This picture was on a postcard. The card was from between 1904-1918. Ages seem to fit:1-2,10-11,3-4 4,4- 5
The house is the same as that in the photo just above which includes the Keenes.
Nahum Keene, 1808–1896, grandfather of Ella Forence Keene Brown. Fred and Alice Keene were parents of Ella Florence Keene Brown.
Thomas Richmond Brown (1842-1939), Grandfather of Harold Foster Brown
L to R. Bill Nutter, Alice Keene, Nellie & Edith Nutter, Warren Bazeley, Fred Keene. Sitting:Josie Keene, Cora Brown, Ralph Keene. Hanson, MA, 1903. Main St.,
Note-Fred and Alice were parents of Ella Florence Keene Brown.
The Commonwealth Shoe and Leather Company, Whitman, MA, where a number of Brown family members worked at the turn of the last century. They commuted by streetcar from nearby Hanson. Early 1900s
The Commonwealth Shoe and Leather Company, Whitman, MA, where a number of Brown familiy members worked. Early 1900s
Alice Hathaway Keene. (1858-1919),
Ella Florence Keene’s mother. Ella married Elton Armington Brown
Elton Armington Brown (1868-1954),
ca. 1872, photo from a tintype
Ella Florence Keene (Brown), (1875-1955)
Ella Florence Keene Brown (1875-1955), c. 1930

Elton and Ella Brown’s 50th-wedding anniversary. Standing LtoR: Lucy Evelyn, Wilson Seward, Rebecca, Fred, Cora, Dorothy Alice, Harold Foster, Roberta & Arthur. May 10, 1940. The Brown siblings with their spouses are pictured below in the order they are shown in this family photo. Harold and Ruby are divorced.

John "Bub" and Julia "Sidy" Brown.

Wilson Seward Brown b. October 20, 1894.

L to R: John Richard "Bub", Cora Emeline "Cody", Julia Florence "Sidy", and Laura May (seated) Brown.
Children of Wilson Seward "Tick" and Marian Elza Fitts Brown.

Lucy Evelyn (Brown) Monegan (1903-1964) and her husband Charles Crawford Monegan (1904–1967)
Lucy lived from 1903–1964
Wilson Seward (Tick) Brown (1894–1952) and his wife Marian Elza (Fitts) Brown (1902–1998), photo ca. 1940.
Henry and Rebecca "Beck" Brown Thuotte--8/25/1969
Fred Richmond Brown (1892–1973) and wife Alice Zoe (Therrien) Brown (1894–1963) about 1952
Thaddeus Dean Howard (1900–1976) and his wife Cora Mae (Brown) Howard (1900–1983)--about 1952
Dorothy Alice (Brown) Therrien (1902–1985) and her husband Frederick Joseph Therrien (1898–1951), about 1940
Roberta Brown Carter (1910–1994) talking to her brother Arthur (Tige) Brown (1908-1989) at the Scituate cousins gathering--1989. Tige died in December of that year.
Esther (Hassett) Brown (1912–1972) with her husband Arthur Lincoln Brown (Tige)--(1909–1989) about 1949
L to R: Roberta Brown (1910–1994) and her sister Rebecca (Beck) Brown (1912–1972) about 1920
Wilson Seward (Tick) Brown (1894–1952) and Hazel Keene (1895–1975). Cousins.
Ella Florence Keene Brown (1875–1955), 1946, mother of Harold Foster Brown
Ella and Elton Brown, Aug. 1948
73 and 80 at that time
Ella Florence Keene Brown (1875–1955)
Elton Armington Brown (1868–1954),
Josie (Keene) Estes, Ella (Keene) Brown, George Keene
Sisters and brother - Josie (1884–1961), Ella (1875–1955), George (1876–1953)--1950
George L. Keene and his wife Etta (Loretta Weeks) Keene (I don't have her dates, but she was his second wife). He was Ella Florence Keene's brother. 1950
Harold Foster Brown (1890–1970)
Oldest son of Ella and Elton Brown
Harold Foster Brown, ca 1912
Ruby Benson Brown, ca 1912
Harold Brown (next to driver) and Ruby Benson (driver) with Henry and Madeline Benson Howe (driver side). c. 1912. Unknown man in front seat. Only known picture of Harold and Ruby together. Ruby may have ring on. Married 1912. Ruby 18 and Harold 22.
Harold Brown, 1913–1922
Son of Ruby (Benson) and Harold Brown
Harold Brown, 1913–1922
Harold Brown, Diriver's License
Harold Foster Brown 1950

Harold Foster Brown, Hanson Documents Auxillory Policeman, Air Raid Warden, Gas Rations


Harold Foster Brown, Hanson Documents back.
Ruby Benson Brown, (1894–1977)
Ruby Benson Brown (1894–1977)
Ruby Benson Brown, c. 1946
Ruby Benson Brown, c. 1946

Teacher at the back is Grace Marie Delano, see following photo.

Frt: 7th from left, Cora Mae Brown(1900–1983), 8t from left, Thaddeus Dean Howard (1900-1976) & Back Extreme Right: Wilson Seward (Tick) Brown (1884-1952). Cora and Tick were sister & brother to Harold Foster Brown. Cora married Thaddeus Dean Howard who is to her left in the photo. Hanson, MA, c. 1906. Marge Bates, their daughter said Cora told her the reason her hand was on the coat was it had no buttons! This is Hanson #4 Primary School which was on Main Street. It was later moved a few miles down the road and is now the Haanson Historical Society Bldg.

Others in photo: Carrie Mae Howland (Nicholson) (1898–1978), Emily Pennini, Dorris Calder (Douglas), Grace Dyer Josselyn (Stetson), Mildred Freeman Monroe (1899–), Frances Mary Palopoli (Alfano)(1899–1990), Marion Louisa Sampson (Moody) (1896-) She attended the State Normal School at Bridgewater, MA and became a teacher, Florina (1896–), Mary (1895–) and Arthur (1899–) Valle (Valley, Albert (1896-) and Albertine (1898-) Valcour, George Chester Richard (1897–1952,in the photo) Suggestion: Florina Valle left end of front row, Mary Valle second from left end back row, Arthur Valle fifth from right end, Marion Sampson to the left of the teacher.

Grace Marie (or Marion) Delano, born April 22, 1881,in Duxbury, MA, to Otis and Elizabeth Frances Osborn Delano. She married Percy Lewis Walker (1874–1958) on September 29, 1909, in Duxbury, MA. She was a school teacher in Wilmington, Vermont, in 1900. They had four children: Donald D., Kenneth M., Percy Lewis Jr., and Unknown. Grace died December 3, 1968 and is buried in Duxbury, MA.

Students in the class: Seward and Cora Brown are siblings of Harold Foster Brown.

Wampatuck Lodge, Harold Brown--1960
Harold Brown is left of man with hat in the center of front row.

Harold and Ruby Benson Brown Family

1924 Brown Kids
Back: Florence, Elsie, Bud
Front: Doris, Lois
The Brown family w/o Grampa--Bud, Elsie, Ruby holding Lois, left, and Doris, right, Harold, and Florence--1921. Harold died about 9 months later of some sort of infection.
1922 Doris Brown
Harold, Florence, Elsie, Bud?, Unknown
Brown Children, Back:Elsie, Florence, Elton Sr., Front: Lois about 1925
Florence, Elsie, Lois, Ruby, & Doris Brown (ca. 1926), note hand-me-down gym suit from 1924 picture above.
Standing: Elsie, Florence, Elton Sr., Seated: Doris (L) and Lois Brown (R) (1927)
Elsie, Lois, Mildred ?, Florence & Doris Brown about 1930.
Elsie Brown (1914-1960), high school graduation 1932
Elsie Brown (1914-1960), high school graduation 1932
Lois Brown, high school graduation 1936
Doris Brown (1921-), high school graduation 1940
Lois Lincoln Brown, Wrentham High School graduation invitation 1936
Elton"Bud" Brown Wrentham High School graduation invitation 1933
Florence Brown?, Wrentham High School graduation invitation 1934
Florence, Elsie, Doris & Lois Brown--1934
Brown Family, L to R: Elton, Florence, Ruby, Doris & Elsie Brown. 1944
Andrew Adam Sherry and Florence Brown Sherry. Andrew and Florence were married in 1939 and divorced in 1944. Sherry was born Andrew Janasiewicx in Natick, RI in 1891. His parents were from Poland. Florence was 25 years younger. It was a second marriage for him.
Andrew Adam Sherry, exhusband of Florence Brown
Andrew Leo Sherry, son by previous marriage of first husband of Florence Brown. New York Military Academy

The four policemen in the above article were dubbed "The Fearless Four". That activity by the Fearless Four was the start of the unraveling of the wartime gambling industry in the city. Soon the slot machines, (mostly owned by Uncle Andrew Sherry) disappeared, the Friday night poker games ceased, and the “ice cream parlor” was torn down and replaced with an apartment house. Although
stationary, store-front bookies were out of business, it gave birth to the mobile bookie that travels from spot to spot to make contact with his regulars.

Below is a Time Magazine article on the Fearless Four.

The Fearless Four

The fires of revolt, which flared up in Athens, Tenn. a fortnight ago,
broke out anew last week 865 miles away in tiny, shabby Central Falls,
R.I. (pop. 26,000). Again it was Army & Navy veterans who set the
blaze; this time, four rookie policemen. But there were differences: 1)
the rookies had never meant to light the torch of civic reform in the first
place; 2) they fired no shots, broke no laws in waking up the town.

What the Central Falls veterans had started out to get was a 20% pay
raise they had been promised. When Chief of Police George Collette
shrugged the whole thing off they went to see the city’s political boss,
old Uncle Andrew Sherry, in adjoining Pawtucket. Sherry suggested
circulating a petition through the force. But as soon as they did they
found themselves catching “punishment duty,” guarding city dumps and
traffic—free intersections.

Then a helpful reporter gave them the idea that started the sparks flying.
Like everyone else in Central Falls they had known all along that illegal
slot machines, bookies and back-room gamblers were doing a fat $1
million—a—year business. There were slot machines in half the city’s
mainstreet stores. Up until now they had obediently heeded unofficial
warnings not to do anything about it. But a good lively raid might get
them a better break.

Raid & Reform. Next day, off duty and in plain clothes, they burst into
Alphee Lamarre’s shoeshine parlor, carted two slot machines off to
police headquarters. Within a week they were suspended by Mayor John
Healey on the mysterious charge of “something they should have done,
but failed to do.”

At that the whole town took up the cry of angry protest. Six Providence
lawyers volunteered legal help. Most of the town’s veterans’
organizations and the Good Government Club rallied around. There
were mass meetings, hangings in effigy, furious speechmaking. A minor
intramural row had turned into a major political fight. The biggest
heroes in the city were handsome, hefty Patrolmen Frank Klich, Lucien
Tessier, John Byrnes and John Gorman—now nicknamed the “Fearless

Backtracking fast, Mayor Healey announced that the suspension
hearings were canceled, that the rookies would be restored to duty. But it was too late. An independent, veteran—backed ticket was gunning for
the whole city administration in the fall elections. Last week, atop the
bandwagon and not at all embarrassed, the Fearless Four had everything
but their raise.

Elsie, Florence, Lois, Bud, & Doris Brown, 1951
Lois B. Winter, Florence B. Caldarone, Bud Brown, Doris Brown, and Elsie B. Wilson with their father Harold Brown--1951
Ruby, Doris, Bud holding Georgie, 1939
John Sullivan, 1943. He worked at the turkey farm for Ruby Brown.
Ruby, Doris, Bud holding Georgie, 1939
Brown Chorus Line, 1972 reunion in Colorado
Sisters Lois, Florence, Doris and mother Ruby
768 Neponset St. in Norwood, MA, where Ruby Brown and her children lived between 1928 & 1932
768 Neponset Street, Norwood, MA. Each time Ruby Brown moved she had to get her brother to sign the rental papers for her. She and Grampa did not divorce for many years and she had to have a man sign--and it wasn't going to be Grampa Brown. Nancy and I were on a trip with Mom and Dad when we took those pictures.
Home in Norwood, Ruby Brown and children lived here for several years between 1928-32
Lois Brown Winter and Norwood Home, now a dentist office. Pictures taken by Pat Winter and Nancy Hatch in 2000.
In 1947, Lois Brown Winter, Ruby Brown, and her sister Sylvia Cole went to Cuba for a few days. For more about the trip see next photo.
Several years ago Pat and Mel Oakes told the story to the proprietor of the Cuban restaurant, El Meson, in Rice Village in Houston. They decided they would create a rum drink and call it the "Ruby Brown." We haven't been back to see if they did so.
Home in Norwood, Ruby Brown and children lived here for several years between 1928-32
Lois Brown Winter and Norwood Home, now a dentist office. Pictures taken by Pat Winter and Nancy Hatch in 2000.
Ruby Benson Brown graduation from Institute of Religious Science, Los Angeles, CA, 1947

 About 1914,  Marian Eliza Fitts  (1902-1998), graduation from grammar school

Aunt Marian Brown's 70th birthday celebration--1972
Back Row--Cody (Brown) and Phil Dolan, Ethel and John (Bub) Brown with Aunt Marian Brown in between, Laura May (Brown) and Fred Houghton.

Kneeling in Front: Julia (Sidy) (Brown) and her husband Bill Hoffman. Scituate, MA

Twins John Brown, Julia Brown Hoffman, Marian F. Brown (widow of Wilson Brown), Cody Brown Dolan, Laura May Brown Houghton-
Scituate. MA, August, 1989
Mother and Children
Marian Eliza Fitts Brown (widow of Wilson Brown)
Julia Emeline Jenkins Fitts (1865-1948) , mother of Marian Eliza Fitts Brown

Nick and Florence Brown Calderone

Florence Brown
Florence Brown on Dock

Florence Brown (1916-2000)
Florence Brown (Sherry) Caldarone (1916-2000), c. 1939
Florence Brown Teaching Photography NY
Florence Brown Teaching Photography NY
Newlyweds Nick and Florence Brown Caldarone with Velma White Winter, 1949
Florence Brown (1916-2000) & Nick Caldarone, (1916-1996)
Sean and his mom Judi Medeiros w/ Judi's mom Florence Caldarone--Kluge's Sunset HIll Inn reunion, NH, July 15-22-1995
6/1968  Judi, Stephanie, Aunt Florence and Nicky Caldarone at Martha Brown's Wedding to Jimmy Lee Graham
11/23/95  The Caldarone 'kids"--Nicky, Judi Medeiros, and Stephanie
8/86  Nancy Hatch at Newport with Judi C. Medeiros, Martha B. Koziol and Aunt Peg G. Brown
Easter, 4/18/1976  PJ Caldarone (Judi's grandfather), Judi Caldarone and fiancé Wayne Medeiros, NIcky Caldarone
Stephanie Caldarone holding Jennifer Heckman, Aunt Florence and Judi Caldarone, Fontana Dam reunion—1974
Judi and Stephanie Caldarone, Easter. April 14,1963
July, 1964 Judi and Nick Caldarone, Lois Winter, Stephanie Caldarone, Bud Brown, Phil & Fred Brown
12/18/1952  Judy (Judith Lois) Caldarone at 14 months
Jimmy and Linda Ronan, Stephanie Caldarone, Fred Brown, and Judi Caldarone—1962
Bob and Ruby Brown Jones, Florence and Nicky Jr. Calderone.
1961  Judi Caldarone, Becky and Peg Brown in back; front--Nancy Cochran holding Fred, Martha B. holding Stephanie, Bev Appleton, Phil, Robert, and Elton--in
Aunt Florence's basement!  Holding Fred is my friend from Dedham, Nancy Cochran.  Martha is holding Stephanie.  Next to them is another of my Dedham friends, Bev Appleton.  Can't remember why we were there!  Becky
1967.  I think my mother had that plant on the bookcase well into the '70's, if not longer!"  Back:  Nancy Winter and Judi Caldarone:  Front:  Jimmy Ronan, David and Lisa Reppucci, Linda Ronan
Florence, Lois, Doris, Ruby and Bud Brown
9/11/1976  Judi Caldarone and Wayne Medeiros's wedding, UCC Church, Pawtucket, RI
9/5/1961.  First day of school for Judi and Stephanie Caldarone.
9/11/1976  Judi Caldarone Medeiros's wedding, Shanti and Kamala Hatch
9/1968  Stephanie Caldarone holding brother NIcky, Judi with Aunt Lois Winter and Judi's mom, Florence Caldarone
Judi, Stephanie, Florence and Nicky Caldarone

Elton "Bud" and Margaret "Peg" George Brown

The Browns, Christmas, 1952
Peg and Elton (Bud) Brown with (l-r) Martha, Philip, Elton, and Becky

Bud and Peg George Brown’s Wedding, 1941

Bud and Peg George Brown’s Wedding, 1941

Aunt Peg's bridesmaids
l-r Grace Winter (cousin), Doris Brown (sister-in-law), Beth Winter (cousin), Ida George (sister), Ellie Olsen (friend), Aug. 27th, 1941
Elton & Peg George BrownWedding Line, Aug. 27th, 1941
Elton & Peg George Brown family missionaries.
Margaret Peg George Brown
Elton Winslow (Bud) Brown (1915-81), 1941
Missionary Pastor Elton (Bud) Brown in his Davao, Philippines, office, 1946
Cousins Phil Brown and Judy Caldarone--August, 1957
Phil (5) and Judy (6) playing dress-ups--Providence, RI
Gordon & Margie Wilson, Nancy Winter, Ellie Winter, at Erie Place, Jamaica Plain, MA. 1946
A gathering of Browns and Winters--1958 at Bud and Peg Brown's home.
Back:--Nancy Winter, Peg Brown, Becky Brown, Elton Brown, Robert, Bobby, Lois and Pat Winter
Front: Stephanie Caldarone, Fred Brown, Sandy Winter, Martha Brown, Phil Brown, Judy Caldarone

1968 Xmas at Browns (Br.) in Millbury, MA
Bk:Phil Br., Elton Br. w/Matthew, Becky Br., Grampa Br., Pat Oakes, Sandy Winter, Judi Caldarone,

Frt: Nancy Hatch w/ Beth O., Martha Br. w/Nancy Ronan, Jimmy Ro., Fred Br., Robert Winter w/ Stephanie Cal, Linda Ronan, Lois W. Ronan

Brown Cousins--Aug. 1956
Judy Caldarone, Ellie Wilson, Nancy Winter with Stephanie Caldarone in front of her, Pat, Sandy Winter, and Bobby Winter, Lois Wilson--at Franklin Park in Jamaica Plain, MA

Brown Families--July. 1976
Standing: Phil and Crystal Brown, Allan and Martha Koziol, Fred Brown, Becky and Elisha, Elton Brown, Eli Emily Brown, Matthew Brown, (blue shirt), Nicky Caldarone (white shirt), Kamala Hatch (red and white dress), Allison Hatch and Lois Winter, Nancy Hatch, Florence Calderone (yellow dress)

Sitting: Ruby Benson Brown, Jessamy Brown, Elton Brown Sr., Shanti Hatch, Gabe Brown, Margaret George Brown.

Ralph and Elsie Brown Wilson Family

Elsie Brown Wilson

1958 Ralph and Elsie Brown Wilson, in front of
their house on Erie Place in Jamaica Plain, Boston

Ralph & Elsie Wilson and Lois or Marge

Elsie Wilson

Elsie Wilson & Marge?

Gordon Wilson & Dog

Margie and Ellie Wilson--3/1947
--Erie Place?

Lois Wilson

Lois Wilson

Lois Wilson and Doll

Elsie Brown (1914-1960), high school graduation 1932
Lois, Margie & Gordon Wilson, 1940
Enjoying an outing at Nantucket Beach--Date--1939? Ralph Wilson is in the back, Elsie Brown Wilson is holding daughter Lois on her lap, moving to the right--Doris Brown, Florence Brown, cousin Virginia Benson; at the front from the left--Lois Brown holding nephew Gordon Wilson, Ruby Benson Brown, and Elsie's step-children Georgianna (Georgie), Dorothy (Tookie), and Phyllis Wilson
Lois Wilson (1935-94)
Photos by Florence Brown, 1941
Gordon Wilson(1937-50)
Photos by Florence Brown, 1941
Gordon Wilson Sailor Hat (1937-50),
Photos by Florence Brown, 1941
Marge Wilson
Photos by Florence Brown, 1941
Elton Armington Brown & Grandson Gordon Wilson
About 1942
Gordon & Margie Wilson, Nancy Winter, Ellie Winter, at Erie Place, Jamaica Plain, MA. 1946
Marge Wilson
Ralph Wilson 1975
Paul and Nancy Wilson Morrison, September 19, 1997
Doris Brown had the following photos of Ralph Wilson's children from a previous marriage to Georgianna Baron (?-1933)
Marie Georgianna Baron (1906-1933). First wife of Ralph Wilson and mother of Phyllis, Dorothy, Georgie and Robert Wilson.
Dorothy "Tookie" Wilson (Watson) (1929-2009), Ralph Wilson's daughter
Phyllis Wilson (Fuller) (1926-2006) Ralph Wilson's daughter
Robert Wilson, Ralph Wilson's son
Phyllis Wilson, Ralph Wilson's daughter
Dorothy "Tookie" Wilson (1929-2009) Ralph Wilson's daughter
Georgianna Mae Wilson (Ludden), (1932-2007) Ralph Wilson's daughter. (Lived a winter with us on farm.) In 1980 they lived in Sacramento. CA
Georgianna Mad Wilson (Ludden) , (1932-2007) Ralph Wilson's daughter. (Lived a winter with us on farm.)
Dorothy Ann "Tookie" Wilson Watson (1929-2009)
Robert Lewis Watson, husband of Dorothy "Tookie" Wilson (1929-2009)

Robert Lewis and Dorothy "Tookie" Wilson Watson (both passed away the same year)

WATSON, Robert L. of St. Petersburg, passed away Aug. 11, 2009 in St. Petersburg; he was 82 years old. He was born in Dedham, MA on Dec. 1, 1926. Surviving are his five children, Arthur (Kris) Watson of Morton, IL, Diana Collins, Robert (Cindy) Watson Jr., Eric Watson, and Phyllis (Scott) Bernard, all of St. Petersburg. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, who will sorely miss him. Robert served in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps during WWII in the Pacific theatre and at war's end was requested to write a history of the 1st Infantry Regiment. He was honorably discharged in December, 1946. He retired from G.E. as Manager of Operations. He wanted to give a shout out to his friends at Paisano's and the VFW on 4th Street N in St. Petersburg. Cremation rites will be accorded followed by private services with full military honors at the Bay Pines V.A. 

Half-sisters, Georgianna and Lois Wilson

Dorothy Wilson's marriage announcement.
Georgianna Baron Wilson's death certificate

Robert S. and Lois Brown Winter Jr.

Lois Brown was born in Bryantville, 1919. Her family moved to Hanson in 1920 to the house above. Doris Brown was born in the new house in 1921. Her brother Harold died in the house above in 1922. When her mother, Ruby, left her father, Harold, they moved to Plymouth Street, Bryantsville, 1922. In 1924, Ruby and the children moved to Lakeville, MA, where ruby ran a convenience store. Harold, Elsie, Bud and Florence were born in Cohassett, MA between 1913-1916. In 1925, Lois stareted 1sst grade and completed 1st and 2nd grade in one year. Florence and Lois were living with Grandpa and Grandma Brown and their father, Harold, in Hanson. After this year they returned to Lakeville to live with Ruby. Florence attended 3rd grade and Florence 1st grad in the building that now houses the Hanson Historical Society.

Lois Brown High School Graduation, 1936, Wrentham, MA
Lois Brown at Lake Archer 1936
Lois Brown Winter about 1943
Gramma Brown, Sandy&Bobby'49-'50?

King Philip Regional High School, Wrentham, MA, 1936 Graduation. second from right,

Back-l-r: Paul Carlander, Arthur Hoffman, Paul Mullen, Lloyd Hatt, Thurber Raymond, Frankie Curtis, George Winter, Richard Clark  
Front--Pauline Middleton, Lois Brown, Everett Olson, Vivian Hogan, Norma Starkey, Ralph M. Whipple, Ada Irving (1917–2002)

Ada Elizabeth Irving was born September 3, 1918, in Hopewell, Prince George County, Virginia to Dennis J. and Elesthra Johns Irving. Her siblings included Nelson, Dennis, James P., Katherine Irving, George W. and Eleathia. Her father was a dyer at a firm in Wrentham. He died in 1939 and is buried in Wrentham Center Cemetary. with his wife Leathia M. Johns Irving (1900–1988).. Ada died February 4, 1992. She married a Banks and lived in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, CA. Her Social Security Card was issued in Washington, District of Columbia where she was a student in 1937..

1935 Cast of Play at King Philip Regional High School, 1935. Lois Brown, second row from front, secomd from left. Maybe George Winter7th from left, 2nd row..
Lois L. Brown, King Philip Regional High School, 1936 yearbook, The Assembler. She is in play photo above this one.
George Ednie Winter, King Philip Regional High School, 1936 yearbook, The Assembler. He is likely in play photo above this one.
Ida George, King Philip Regional High School, 1935 yearbook, The Assembler. He is likely in play photo above this one.

John and Doris Brown Gragg

Doris Brown's Bag that she made and used during her retirement years. It was next to her when she died in 2021.
Doris Brown by sister Florence Brown
Doris Brown
Doris Brown, photo by her sister, Florence Brown, ca 1938
Doris Brown a study by sister, Florence Brown. High School Graduation 1940
Doris Brown
Doris Brown
Doris Brown
Doris Brown by sister Florence Brown

Doris Brown High School Graduation Picture, 1940


Doris Brown
Doris Brown Glamour Shot by Florence Brown
Ruby, Doris, Bud holding Georgie, 1939

Doris Brown, Spanish House in California, 1949-1950, Santa Barbara, CA


John Blair Gragg 1960
John Gragg (husband of Doris Brown) & Jada Johnson
John Blair Gragg, 1930, Naval Academ
Naval Academy Polo Team 1927-28
John Gragg, 4th from left, 3rd row, big guy.
John Gragg (left end) & Admiral Chester Nimitz (suit) 1959
Doris and Holly Renfro
Doris and Holly Renfro, 1971
Doris Griffin Brown Renfro, Associates Arts degree from Riverside City College, June 1978.

Doris Renfro Gragg award from Hadicapped Travel Club


Lois Brown Winter's Scituate Cousins about 1950--Back row--Julia B. Hoffman and son Billy, Cody B. Dolan, Lois Winter, Aunt Marian Brown behind her, Bob Winter, 2nd row-- Nancy, Pat, and Bobby Winter, Front Row--Sandy Winter, Bobby Dolan, Richie Hoffman, Laura May B. Houghton and son Tom. Julia, Cody and Laura May are sisters and Marian is their mother.