Re: George Edgar Brown of Lower Cove, N.S.

Ok, now I believe a review of data may be in order. I just found the following on the 1871 census which on the surface Seeemmms to have a Thomas and wife Jane with son George E. of the age area for our George Edgar.

He also has a son Herbert which I do have.

So who is this George E.??/

Note that Charles Brown who we delt with earlier is also here as a widower


Census 1871: NS Dist: 198-Cumberland s-Dist: River Hebert

Page 43, Line 16, family 144

Brown, Thomas m 32 NS C.of England English Stone cutter m=

" Jane f 29 NS " " m=

" Herbert A. m 5 NS

" George E. m 2 NS

Page 43, Line 20, family 145 and continues Line 1 on page 44

Brown, Charles m 62 NS C.of Englahd English " W= " would appear to be under stone cutter?

Brown, Harriett f 26 NS " "

" James m 24 NS " " Stone Cutter

" Daniel H. m 22 NS " " Seaman

From: [] On Behalf Of GREG BROWN
Sent: January-17-11 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: [nscumber] George Edgar Brown of Lower Cove, N.S.

This may be part of my brick wall (Hiram Brown). My great aunt Beatrice Brown
Embree said that her father, James (s/o of Hiram) had a first cousin in Joggins
by the name of Roy Brown. This could possibly mean that that Hiram and Roy's
father George were brothers and sons of Charles S Brown and Mary Gilbert.
Given that Charles and Mary were married on 29 Feb 1832 and their first listed
child Thomas Albert was born in 1838, it is possible there were earlier
children. Bliss said he felt he may be missing children, unfortunately I
believe he is off line for a few months .

Another flicker of hope!!!


From: David Winter <davidwinter@... <> >
To: nscumber < <> >
Sent: Mon, January 17, 2011 6:07:25 PM
Subject: [nscumber] George Edgar Brown of Lower Cove, N.S.

Amherst Daily News, Monday, May 16, 1949, pg. #4;Reel #2697, NSARM, Halifax,
OBITUARY: George Brown
River Hebert, May 11 (Special) - The death of George Brown occurred at the
home of his son at Lower Cove on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Although he had been
sick for the past two weeks, his death came as a shock to relatives and
ofriends. He was 78 years of age. He leaves to mourn seven daughters and four
sons. The daughters are Annie, Pearl, Ethel and Grace, all in the U.S.A.;
Stella (Mrs. Wilfred Cormier), Joggins; Ella (Mrs. Sherman Porter), River
Hebert; and Ruby (Mrs. Alfred Hoeg), River Hebert. The sons are William E.
(with whom he resided), Lower Cove; Charles, Joggins; LeRoy, River Hebert;
and Basil, Joggins; also, three sisters, Mrs. Geo. Wood, Wood Point; Mrs ??
Wood, Sackville; and Hattie Brown, Joggins; and two brothers, Roy T. Brown,
Joggins; and William J. Brown, Lower Cove.

Source: Dave Winter, 13 Jan 2011
Note: No mention of surviving wife, Edith Mae McWhirter. Was Edith separated
from George and living in the U.S.A. much earlier than 1949 with one of the
Previously posted:

NSARM Cumberland Deaths, 1949; Page #3113
George E. Brown, Lower Cove, Married, Mining Engineer
Born 16 Sep 1872, Lower Cove
Died 11 May 1949, Lower Cove, age 76 years, 7 months, 25 days, of Cardio
Vascular Disease, Enlarged Prostate
H/o Mrs. Edith Brown
S/o James Brown, Canaan, and Matilda Brown, Ireland
Informant; Mrs. William E. Brown, Joggins Mines, Daughter-in-law
Buried 13 May 1949, Latta Cemetery, River Hebert

Source: Dave Winter, 10 Jan 2010
Note: Matilda Brown may possibly be nee Stewart

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