Harry Edward Brown Sr.

Harry Edward Brown Sr. (1892 - 1969)

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Mr. Harry Edward Brown Sr.
Born in Mosca, Coloradomap
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Husband of — married in Mosca, Coloradomap
Descendants descendants
Died in Alamosa, Coloradomap
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Biography

Harry Edward Brown was born November 12, 1892 to James Martin Brown, Sr. and Willomine Lilly Newbry Brown near Mosca, Colorado. He was their seventh child, the first child born after the family moved to the San Luis Valley from Florissant, Colorado. [1] [2] [3]

Harry enlisted in the army for service during World War I. He was stationed at Fort McHenry, Maryland. [1] Harry Brown received an Honorable Discharge in 1918 and returned to Mosca.

Harry returned to the farm to help his parents and brother on the farm. He married Polly Garrett. [4] Her parents objected to the marriage, feeling she was too young. She was 18. The marriage was annulled. [3] His brother, "Mart" Brown, died February 29, 1920. Family stories have his nephew, Floyd Brown asking his uncle, "How about you be my dad?" [5]

Harry Edward Brown and Pansy Garrett were married December 15, 1921. They were parents to seven more children, Lola, Jim, Edith, Art, Dorothy, Harry, and Barbara.

He maintained a 640 acre grain farm. He plowed, sowed, and cultivated such crops as wheat, oats, barley and hay. During his years on the farm there was a transition from plowing the fields using horses to pull plows and other implements, to the use of tractors, and other mechanized farm machines such as hay balers, binders, and threshing machines. His son, Harry Brown, said he thought his father's favorite years were those he worked the fields with a horse and plow. [3] Chores such as milking and feeding cows and sheep were part of daily life on the farm. [6]

His son, James Martin Brown and his wife, Sabrie, assumed the responsibility for the family farm when he retired from farming. Harry moved to a small home in town and enjoyed fishing whenever the opportunity arose. [3] [7]

Harry loved to go fishing. He enjoyed fishing above the Madinaw in Cotton Creek in the Sange de Cristo Range. He carried a tobacco tin filled with earthworms and helped his grandchildren bait their hooks. Often, he was joined by his children and their families for camping and fishing in Saguache Park. [6] Sometimes, the trips would last three weeks or more. He would go into the park with one family, overlap time with another family, and finish up with another family.

Harry Brown passed away December 22, 1969. [1] [6]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kessler, Ronald, E. "Descendants of : James Martin Brown and Willomine Lilly Newbry By Greatgrandson Ronald E. Kessler", Adobe Village Press, Monte Vista, Colorado, 1999
  2. Harding, Dora Brown, "Recollections", paper written about her memories from her childhood through adulthood. Dora was Harry's oldest sibling.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Second hand knowleldge, Harry Edward Brown, Jr. shared about his family in conversations with his son, Allen Brown
  4. 1920 Federal Census Mosca, Colorado.
  5. Second hand knowledge, Arthur Ellis Brown, shared about his family in conversations with his nephew, Allen Brown
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 First hand information by Allen Brown
  7. First hand knowledge, Sabrie Eagle Brown shared about her family in conversations with her nephew, Allen Brown.


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Harry Edward Brown, Sr. and Harry Edward Brown, Jr.
Harry Edward Brown, Sr. and Harry Edward Brown, Jr.

Brown family in the Brown Lot. Harry and Donna Brown were buried in the same cemetery as many of their family. It snowed the April day they were buried. Flowers for their ancestors bloomed that wintery day in the Monte Vista Cemetery.
Brown family in the Brown Lot.   Harry and Donna Brown were buried in the same cemetery as many of their family. It snowed the April day they were buried. Flowers for their ancestors bloomed that wintery day in the Monte Vista Cemetery.

Hunt Family Reunion 1958, Norma Wilson, Harry & Donna Brown, Allen, Pam, and Grandad Brown
Hunt Family Reunion 1958, Norma Wilson, Harry & Donna Brown, Allen, Pam, and Grandad Brown

1958 Hunt Family Reunion, Harry Brown; Henry, Ruth & Sharon Hunt;, Christine, Warren, Beverly, & Michael Weston, Ida Gann, Leonard, Ken & Lorene Calkins, Tubb & Sandra Rowe.
1958 Hunt Family Reunion, Harry Brown; Henry, Ruth & Sharon Hunt;, Christine, Warren, Beverly, & Michael Weston, Ida Gann, Leonard, Ken & Lorene Calkins, Tubb & Sandra Rowe.

Brown Siblings and Father Gathered for Marleen's Funeral
Brown Siblings and Father Gathered for Marleen's Funeral

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