ROBERT CHARLES BROWN

B. April 5, 1890 in Detroit, Wayne County, MI
D. 1967
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  • Wife: Esther Colledge Brown born July 30, 1893 in Chicago, Cook County, IL daughter of William T. Colledge (1855-1942) and Hannah “Annie” (Vogel) Colledge (1866-1934); married Robert Charles Brown on September 17, 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Esther died February 1967 (See section pertaining to Esther (Colledge) Brown buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Henrietta Ethel (Brown) Coates born September 18, 1916 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, married Edwin John Coates (1913-2004); last residence in Gatewood, Ripley County, MO; Henrietta died January 14, 1988; Henrietta and Edwin are buried in Ponder Cemetery, Ponder, Ripley County, MO
    2. Wilhelm “William” Charles Brown born March 1, 1921 in Chicago, Cook County, IL;

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 4219 Union Ave., the household members were: Robert Ch. Brown, head, age 29, married, immigrated in 1910, born in Canada, parents born in Canada, occupation: repairer – gasoline engines; Esther Brown, wife, age 26, married, born in Illinois, father born in England, mother born in Illinois; Henrieta Brown, daughter, age 3 4/12, single, born in Illinois; Amos Santy, boarder, age 22, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Italy, occupation: tiner – can factory.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 3119 Normal Avenue, the household members were: Robert Brown, head, age 40, married at age 24, born in Michigan, parents born in U.S., occupation: laborer – building construction; Esther Brown, wife, age 36, married at age 21, born in Illinois, father born in England, mother born in Illinois, occupation: laborer – building construction; Henrietta Brown, daughter, age 13, single, born in Illinois; William Brown, son, age 9, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL living at 233 Rollins Road, the household members were: Robert Brown, head, age 46, married, born in Michigan, lived in Chicago IL in 1935, occupation: laborer – road construction; Esther Brown, wife, age 43, married, born in Illinois, lived in Chicago IL in 1935, occupation: maid – private home; William Brown, son, age 19, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in rural Illinois in 1935, occupation: painter – building construction; Edwin Coates, son in law – age 26, married, highest grade completed: 4, born in Iowa, lived in rural Illinois in 1935, occupation: truck driver – trucking; Henrietta Coates, daughter, age 23, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in Chicago IL in 1935; Esther Coates, granddaughter, age 1, single, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942: Robert Charles Brown residing at 98 Park Ave., Round Lake View, Lake County, IL; age 52 born April 5, 1890 in Detroit, MI; person who will always know your address: Edwin Coats, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake, IL; employer: unemployed; 5’ height, 150 pounds, brown eyes, black hair, ruddy complexion; signed April 27, 1942.

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