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Janice (Dewey) Brown Mrs

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Mrs. Janice C. Brown Mrs formerly Dewey
Born 1920s.
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Sister of [private sister (1920s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1920s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1920s - unknown)] [half]
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Janice Claire Dewey was born at home (303 Park St, Westfield, N.J. with a midwife. She is the second daughter, second child, of Benjamin H. and Julia G. Dewey. Her Grgrandmother, Katherine Adams Dewey and her Grandparents, Mart and Lalla, built the 5 bedroom, 1 bath, home. She and her two siblings were born in the nursery on the 2nd floor. The home was lost because of the " 29 Crash and we moved to Julia's sister 2 family home in Elizabeth, N.J. Her parents Ben & 'Jewel' attended Holy Trinity Church . Janice also attended Holy Trinity Grammar school until the 7th grade when they moved to Elizabeth, N.J. She attended Hamilton Jr. High and graduated Battin Girls High School. (1 yr attended St. Mary's High School). After graduation she applied to N.J.Standard Oil Co in Bayway and was hired as a Jr. Clerk in the Manager's Office. She left this position to marry her fiancee, Thomas F. Brown, on 14 Sept. 1946, when he was relieved from duty aboard an Esso Tanker. Their first home was the 3rd floor walkup in Greenwich Village, N.Y.C. that they sub-leased from Tom's Aunt Clara Mies. That ended when they acquired a dog, a St. Charles Spaniel from her sister, Gloria. No dogs allowed. So they moved into her Mother Julia's 2nd floor apartment and the next day found Janice in the hospital, delivering their first baby. Than they moved into the first floor apartment and decided when their 3rd baby was on it's way, it was again time to move. Tom found a small home on Hillcrest Ave., Cranford, N.J. The 3 bedroom home was perfect, for Tom, II, Christopher and Michael. One day a phone call revealed my best friend, growing-up, Chloe Ryer, had moved in around the corner with their new baby daughter, Dana. Many cups of tea were consumed for a few years and bridge games played at night and it was time again to pack-up and move, with our 4th baby, Kevin. We bought a 100 yr old, partially renovated home in Saugus, MA. Within a few years Tom, III, went to the typical school house in Saugus. and he was on his way. Lots of scrapping & paint and they settled into their home om Mt. Ave. Another few years brought another baby, this time a girl we named Katherine after her Grgrgrandmother Dewey. Beginning to feel squashed in the small home, found Janice searching the Real Estate pages and she found the perfect home. A 6 bedroom, 2 bath home in Melrose, a neighboring town. It was built by a member of the Ball Glass jar family. The Brown's now had everything that they had dreamed of for the perfect home for the now 6 children family. Son, Robert had been added to make him their 6th child. In a few years Tom was called to a position in N.J., this time it was Convent Station. Her Aunt Essie and her business associate had gone into the home building business so they built their first new home in Cromwell Hills. Morristownship and Tom had a long commute to Bayonne. But not having to do any renovations made up for the trip to work. Within a few years and another new baby, Paul, arrived. And yes we were on the road again, this time to Calif. Tom had his own business and his office was at home. Some friends fron Texas had a contract with S.D.&G. and they needed a barge to transport their oil. The business grew and so did our need for space. We purchased a large home in Scripps Ranch and he had a whole floor to expand in as that business grew. All the chickens had flown except Paul and he was set up in a power, water- pressure business. Now I got involved in the "recording businesss" for the Catholic Charismatic group in LaJolla. We accumulated so many tapes that I started a Tape Lending Library and within a few years had a catalog with 7,000+ audio tapes. All seven of us were volunteers, just delighted that we had this opportunity. Weekends of Renewal, Conferences, Retreats, and any time a good speaker came to town, we were there to record them. Than another move to a Mt LaJolla, 3 bedroom townhouse on the side of Soledad Mtn. Than a couple of years in Palm Desert. Perfect until a change in Tom's health indicated a move closer to our children, Katherine & Robert in LA. This time a new apartment in Westwood Village. Good times walking to resturants and stores, having some of our children and their families close by, UCLA, the doctors, the hospital and than that day when we all knew it was time and we gathered together to support Tom as he died. We went back to San Diego for his funeral Mass at Mary Star of the Sea Church in LaJolla and his burial in El Cajon Cemetery, ElCajon, CA.

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Hi Janice,

The ID# is like Dewey-783 for yours or Hathaway-1200 for mine. The hyphen is included.

I usually get it from the web-browser address-bar but it shows in many other places too.

I hope this is helpful, Keith

posted by Keith Hathaway
Hello Janice,

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posted by Keith Hathaway
Hi Janice, Welcome to WikiTree.

Be sure to check the Help on the upper right and ask questions on G2G. There is lots of help available for you. Kristina

I have been doing our family tree for about 10 years and have gained a lot of information online. Love it! Hope wikitree will provide me information on my Irish and Canadian relatives.

And when I finish uploading our trees, hope it will help many of you with your brick walls. Janice

Hi Janice,

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posted by Fred Adamson

Janice is 20 degrees from Alicia Taylor, 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England and 31 degrees from Rembrandt van Rijn on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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