Catherine (Yates) Brown

Catherine Drusilla (Yates) Brown (1878 - 1915)

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Catherine Drusilla "Kate" Brown formerly Yates
Born [location unknown]
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Wife of — married 3 Sep 1906 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisianamap
Died [location unknown]
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Catherine was born in 1878. She is the daughter of John Yates and Sarah Blocker.

Baptized May 5, 1888 (see uploads).

In 1900 she was still living at home with her family in St. Tammany Parish. [1][2] She was married to Edgar Brown in 1906.[3]. The St. Tammany Farmer writes:

The bridge looked very fair and sweet in a frock of pineapple tissue, trimmed with lace. She also wore a coronet of orange blossoms… The groom, Mr. Edgar B. Brown, is a popular young man of New Orleans, well known in banking circles. [4]

According to family history, she had a child that died in infancy, and "Mother always felt she grieved herself into a fatal illness."[5] Legend has it that her husband had tuberculosis, which she then contracted, as did her child.

By 1910 she has returned home a widow, living with the Yates family in Township 5 Ward 2 Folsom Precinct. [6]

A letter to her from her brother Charles Murray is uploaded here

She passed away in 1915.[7]


  • 1880 Census[1]
  • 1900 Census [2]
  • 1906 - Marriage to Edgar B. Brown. Louisiana Marriages[3]
  • St. Tammany Farmer, 08 Sept. 1906 [4]
  • Husband's death - some time prior to 1910. TODO
  • Letter from Juanita [5]
  • 1910 Census. Back at home with her family [6]
  • 1915 - Death. Grave[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 July 2016), Sarah Jane Yates in household of John M Yates, Sandy Ford, St Tammany, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 174, sheet 362D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0471; FHL microfilm 1,254,471.
  2. 2.0 2.1 >Year: 1900; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 2, Saint Tammany, Louisiana; Roll: 583; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0079; FHL microfilm: 1240583 Description Enumeration District : 0079; Description: Ward 1 including Madisonville Town Source Information 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Edgar B. Brown and Catherine D. Yates, 03 Sep 1906; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,463,133.
  4. 4.0 4.1
  5. 5.0 5.1 Notes by family historian Juanita Gayer, given to Boone Yates Richardson, and uploaded here.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Year: 1910; Census Place: Folsom, Saint Tammany, Louisiana; Roll: T624_531; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0093; FHL microfilm: 1374544 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #104155034

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