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Lorin Thurman Brown (1903 - 1986)

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Lorin Thurman Brown
Born in Long Beach, Californiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Bellevue, Washingtonmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jan 2018 | Last significant change: 5 Feb 2018
12:31: Charles Barnes added Mary (Whittier) Brown as spouse for Lorin Brown. [Thank Charles for this]
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Lorin was born in 1903 in Long Beach, California.[1,2] He was the only child of Albert Brown and Mabel Middleham Brown. His parents divorced two years after he was born, and two years after that his mother married Robert Shafer, who was her cousin. The 1910 census shows Mabel, Robert, Lorin and Mabel's mother Ann Middleham living together in Los Angeles; Robert is working as a butcher.[3] In 1917, Mabel and Robert divorced. The 1920 census shows Mabel, her mother and Lorin living in Orange County, with Mabel working as a lemon-picker.[4]

On October 8, 1927, Lorin married Mary Lou Whittier in Los Angeles.[5] A son, Harry, their only child, was born the following year.[6] In 1930, Lorin was working as a jewelry merchant.[6]

Lorin died at age 82 in Bellevue, Washington.[1,2]


1. United States Social Security Death Index.

2. Washington State Digital Archives, Social Security Death Index,

3. U.S. Census, Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California, 1910.

4. U.S. Census, Placentia, Orange, California, 1920.

5."California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), Lorin Thureman Brown and Mary Lou Whittier, 08 Oct 1927; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,707.

6. U.S. Census, Los Angeles (Districts 0501-0750), Los Angeles, California, 1930.

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