Cecil M BROWN Ethel BROWN William Finch BROWN Nelson A BROWN George Lester BROWN Daisy BROWN Daisy Violet KEMP William H BROWN J C BROWN Aaron T BROWN Gertrude OSKINS Mini tree diagram
Archie BROWN

Archie BROWN7,1,8,2,3,4,5,6

20th Feb 18738 - 19527,8

Life History

20th Feb 1873

Born in Jasper, Dubois, Indiana.1,2,3,4,5,6

(most likely)


Born in Jasper, Dubois, Indiana.8

(less likely)

20th Jan 1897

Married Daisy Violet KEMP in Spencer County, Indiana

Oct 1897

Birth of son Cecil M BROWN in Indiana.9,2,5,3,10

about 1900

Birth of daughter Ethel BROWN in Spencer County, Indiana.5,2

about 1902

Birth of son William Finch BROWN in Spencer County, Indiana.3,2

about 1906

Birth of son Nelson A BROWN in Spencer County, Indiana.3,2,11

about Nov 1909

Birth of son George Lester BROWN in Spencer County, Indiana.3,2

about 1917

Birth of daughter Daisy BROWN in Indiana.3,6


Death of Daisy Violet KEMP in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.8

27th Oct 1917

Married Gertrude OSKINS in Warrick County, Indiana.1

about 1922

Birth of son William H BROWN in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.6,10

20th Oct 1923

Birth of son J C BROWN in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.12,6

2nd May 1928

Birth of son Aaron T BROWN in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.6,13

after 1930

Death of Gertrude OSKINS in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.6,3


Died in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.7,8


  • 1880 Federal Census, Spencer County, Indiana, 8 June, JacksonTownship, District 52, page 8, Hse/Fam #74
    Brown, George W  W M 31 Farmer KY KY IN
    Brown, Mary E  W F 32 Wife Keeping House IN IN IN
    Brown, Archy W M 7 Son Single IN IN IN
    Brown, Homer W M 6 Son Single IN IN IN
    Brown, Charles W M 3 Son Single IN IN IN
    Brown, Clinton W M 2 Son Single IN IN IN
    Brown, Carrie 3mos b Feb Dau Single IN IN IN

    Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
    Book 11, Page 417
    Archie Brown
    Spouse Name Daisy V Kemp
    Marriage 20 Jan 1897 Spencer County

    1900 Federal Census, Spencer County, Indiana, 5 June, Gentryville,District 68, page 4B, Hse #89, Fam #95
    Brown, Archie Head W M Feb 1873 27 Married 3 years IN KY IN TeamsterRents
    Brown, Daisy V  Wife  W F Aug 1878  21 Married 3 years 1 children/1living IN IN IN
    Brown, Cecil M Son W M Oct 1887 2 IN IN IN

    1910 Federal Census, Spencer County, Indiana, 29 April, GrassTownship, District 69, page 5A, Hse #102, Fam #103
    Brown, Archie Head M W 37 Married 14 yrs IN KY IN Farmer Rents
    Brown, Daisy V Wife F W 31 Married 14 yrs 5 children/5 living IN IN IN
    Brown, Cecil Son M W 13 Single IN IN IN
    Brown, Ethel Dau F W 11 Single IN IN IN
    Brown, William F Son M W 8 Single IN IN IN
    Brown, Nelson A Son M W 4 Single IN IN IN
    Brown, Lester Son M W 4mos Single IN IN IN

    This census would indicate that Archie was born about 1873, and the1900 census above reported he was born in February 1873.  But the dateon his gravestone says 1875, with no specific date or place.

    We have the record of marriage of Archie to his second wife in WarwickCounty, Indiana.  His date of 20 Feb 1873 on that record matches the1900 census date.

    Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
    Book 17, Page: 172
    Archie Brown
    Marriage 27 Oct 1917 Warrick County
    Birth Date: 20 Feb 1873, Age: 44
    Spouse Gertie Hudson

    Archie and his first wife Daisy V Kemp had moved to Arkansas sometimeafter the birth of their last child Daisy in about 1916 or early 1917. Daisy V died and was buried in 1917 date not on the grave) in the MtPleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas.  Archie is buried beside her.

    He was married to Gertie Hudson back in Indiana, but came right backto Arkansas, and was there for his registration for the WWI draft inSeptember 1918.  It seems odd that Archie would go back to Indiana tomarry again.  He and his new wife Gertrude (Hudson) are in the sameEthel location for the 1920 census.

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Archie Brown
    Residence Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Age 45, Birth Date: 15 Feb 1873
    Farmer, Employed by W H Norsworthy, St Charles, Ark, Ark
    Nearest Relative (Wife) Gertie Brown), Ethel Ark, Ark
    Medium Height and Build, Gray Eyes, Light Hair
    Registered 21 September 1918, Stuttgart, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Signed Archie Brown

    Archie's son Cecil stayed in Indiana when his father moved the familyto Arkansas.  Cecil registered for the WWI draft in Indiana, inneighboring Hamilton County, where he was working with what appears tobe his uncle, Frank Brown.  He also moved to Arkansas, beingenumerated in his father's household in Ethel, Arkansas for the 1920census.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 13 February, PrairieTownship, District 15, page 8B, Prairie Road to Crockett's Bluff,Hse/Fam #161
    Brown, Archie Head Rents M W 47 IN KY IN Farmer
    Brown, Gertrude M  Wife F W 32 IN IN IN [b abt 1887]
    Brown, Cecil Son M W 22 IN IN IN Farm Laborer [b abt 1897]
    Brown, Finch Son M W 17 IN IN IN Farm Laborer [b abt 1902]
    Brown, Nelson Son M W 14 IN IN IN [b abt 1906]
    Brown, Orin Son M W 12 IN IN IN [b abt 1907]
    Brown, George Son M W 10 IN IN IN [b abt 1909]
    Brown, Otto Son M W 8 IN IN IN [b abt 1911]
    Brown, Dan Son M W 6 IN IN IN [b abt 1913]
    Brown, Daisy Dau F W 3 IN IN IN [b abt 1916]

    Finch here matches William in the 1910 census, giving us his full nameof William Finch.  Similarly Orin does not match any child reported inthe 1910 census.  The 1930 census provides information on GertrudeHudson's children before she and Archie were both widowed and gotmarried.  Gertie's oldest Hudson child was Oran.  So Orin Brown in1920 is really Oran Hudson.  Otto Brown and Dan Brown are clarified asHudson children in the 1930 census.

    The child after Nelson in 1910, the last child in the household, wasnamed Lester.  In 1920, the child matching Lester in age is George, atage 10.  George is not in the Brown household in Arkansas in 1930.George could be Lester Brown or Loren Hudson.

    Note that daughter Daisy is reported as born in Indiana.  All otherinformation from the family indicates she was born in Arkansas.  IfDaisy was born in Indiana, then the family moved soon after her birth. Since their son Cecil was working in Hamilton, Indiana in 1918, whenhe registered for the draft, he stayed in Indiana, then came toArkansas to join the family before the 1920 census.

    Archie Brown
    Birth Feb-1873 in Gentryville, Spencer County, Indiana
    Death 1952 in Ethel Arkansas
    Father George Waller Brown
    Birth May-20-1849 in Kentucky
    Death Jan-17-1932 in Gentryville, Spencer County, Indiana
    Mother Mary E Jones
    Birth Nov-30-1847 in Indiana
    Death March-11-1895 in Gentryville, Spencer County, Indiana
    --  Brown Family,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/21735784/person/1429831262

    The place of birth in this genealogy differs from that reported in hisson's WWI draft card.  That record reports that both Cecil and hisfather were born in Jasper, Dubois County, Indiana.  Dubois County isnorth of Spencer County.  I will assume this report is the correctplace of birth for both.

    The 1930 census clarifies a couple of factors in previous familyhistory.  Two children we saw in the 1920 census are now clarified assurnamed Hudson.  This tells us that Gertie was married before to aman named Hudson, meaning we do not know her maiden name.  Thegenealogies that mention her have her only as Gertie or GertrudeHudson, the name on her record of marriage to Archie in 1917.  Herfirst husband was Lemuel Hudson.  He is referred to as Lem on theIndiana birth record of his son Oran Scott Hudson. Gertie and Lem areenumerated in 1910 in Carter, Spencer, Indiana.

    Secondly this census reports that Archie and Daisy's daughter Daisywas born, not in Indiana, but in Arkansas.  This makes the timelineeasier.  Since this census correctly reports the name of the twoHudson boys, and correctly reports them born in Arkansas, we may trustthat the place of birth reported for Daisy is correct, which tells usthat Archie and Daisy moved to Arkansas before 1916 or early in thatyear.  Daisy was born in Prairie Township, Arkansas County, and hermother Daisy V died there in 1917.

    In 1930, Archie and Gertie are in the household of an Aaron J Stepp,who owns the home.  Archie is listed as the head of a second family inthat house, and renting.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 11 April, PrairieTownship, District 24, page 3B, Hse #50, Fam #52
    Stepp, Aaron J Head Owns M W 60 Widowed AL AR AL Farmer
    Brown, Archie Head Rents M W 57 First married at age 21 AL AL ALFarmer
    Brown, Gertie Wife F W 41 First married at age 18 IN IN IN
    Brown, Daisy Dau F W 12 Single AR IN IN
    Brown, William H Son M W 8 Single AR IN IN
    Brown, J C Son M W 6 Single AR IN IN
    Brown, Aaron T Son M W 1yr11mos Single AR IN IN
    Hudson, Otto Son M W 18 Single IN IN IN
    Hudson, Daniel Son M W 14 Single IN IN IN

    This census reports Daisy as 12, meaning she was born about 1918.  Butin the 1920 census she is already reported as 3 years old.  And thatseems more likely, since her mother died before her father remarriedin 1917.

    In light of this information, we can see that Orin was also a Hudson.This explains why he is 12 years old in 1920, but did not show up as achild in Archie's household in 1910.  Because George is 10 years oldin 1920, he is probably the same child as Lester, who was 4 months oldin 1910.  The younger boys in this household in 1930 are the childrenof Gertie, born since the 1920- census.

    These two Hudson children plus Orin (Oran) were named Brown in the1920 census.  There was another Hudson child in the 1910 census,2-month-old Loren.  (His name on his birth record is spelled Loran.)This child lived only a little over a year, his death being recordedin Indiana state records as 17 Feb 1910 in Spencer County, Indiana.


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