Art Brown

Arthur Edward Brown (1903 - 1976)

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Arthur Edward (Art) Brown
Born in Brantford, Ontario, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Toledo, Ohiomap
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1930s - unknown)], [private daughter (1930s - unknown)] and [private son (1940s - 1990s)]
Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Michiganmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Apr 2017 | Last significant change: 11 Nov 2018
19:21: Jo (Rorabacher) Hollingsworth edited the Biography for Art Brown. [Thank Jo for this]
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27 January 1903 born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada to Robert and Emma (Trumper) Brown [1]

1911 (age 8) living in Brantford with his 52yo father Robert, 49yo mother Emma and three siblings, 20yo William, 16yo Clara and 10yo Harry. [2]

1923 (age 21) immigrates to America at Detroit. His last permanent residence is Brantford and his occupation is farmer. His race is listed as Scotch. [3]

1929 26yo Arthur Brown, machinist, marries 23yo Margaret Warner, school teacher, in Toledo, Ohio. Both have listed their residence as Detroit, Michigan. Parents are listed as Robert Brown and Emma Trumper (groom) and Wm Warner and Anna Pals (bride). [4]

1930 (age 27) living with his 23yo wife Margaret in Dearborn, Michigan. He is doing machine repair in an automotive factory. [5]

1940 (age 37) living in Detroit, Michigan with his 33yo wife Margaret and his two children, 5yo Robert and 4yo Beverly. He is working as a "Cold Header" in an auto factory. [6]

1976 (age 73) dies in Detroit, Michigan (possibly of a heart attack) [7]

In his teens he spent a period of time working as a farm hand in Saskatchewan, possibly lured there by the presence of his uncle George Trumper. The Brantford City Directories show him working as a clerk in 1921 (employer not specified) and his listings in the following two years show only that he was a laborer.

In February 1923, Art left Branford and followed his uncle Wiliam Trumper to Detroit where he started working for the Ford Motor company on 13 February 1923. Art and Will are shown living together in Highland Park, Michigan. For the majority of his career, Art worked at Ford's giant Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, although during World War II he worked at Ford's Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ypsilanti.

Returning to the Rouge Plant following the war, he worked in the Cold Heading Department making valve tappets and moved with that department when it was transferred to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1957. He remained there until his retirement in 1966 when he and his wife and youngest son returned to Detroit.


  1. "Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 January 2016), Arthur Edward Brown, 27 Jan 1903; citing Birth, Brantford, Brant, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,148,636.
  2. "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 March 2015), Arthur Brown in entry for Robert Brown, 1911; citing Census, Brantford Sub-Districts 1-35, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,691.
  3. "Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (9 October 2015), Arthur E Brown, 1923; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 479, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 2,155,249.
  4. "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), Arthur Brown and Margaret Warner, 14 Sep 1929; citing Lucas, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 2,169,928.
  5. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 29 April 2017), Arthur E Brown, Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 895, sheet 11A, line 41, family 234, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1031; FHL microfilm 2,340,766.
  6. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 29 April 2017), Arthur E Brown, Ward 16, Detroit, Detroit City, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 84-1022, sheet 3B, line 64, family 64, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1870.
  7. ""United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Arthur Brown, Jan 1976; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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