Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 01 February 2018), memorial page for Melvin Jack Brown, Sr (13 Feb 1882–7 Apr 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43155015, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Sedgwick2Graham (contributor 47075235) .
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD5B-6FZ : accessed 2 February 2018), Melvin J Brown, Elyria Ward 3, Lorain, Ohio, United States; citing ED 45, sheet 6A, line 47, family 153, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1406; FHL microfilm 1,821,406.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWFP-Q1X : accessed 2 February 2018), Melvin Brown, Ward 3, Elyria City, Elyria Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 47-59, sheet 4A, line 32, family 87, 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 3103.