Sunday, March 29, 2020

Forget Me Not: Junius E Brown, 1955 WA

Junius Earl Brown

12 May 1892 MS – 11 Jan 1955 WA
Son of Jasper Pascal Brown & Rose Ella Brumfield
Father of Joseph Pershing Brown & Everett Earl Brown

My Great Uncle, Brother to my grandfather, Roy Jesse Brown

These two obituaries have minor differences. The second tells us Junius was a carpenter and gives two residences for him: Clarkston, Washington & Kellogg, Idaho. The first gives a location for his widow and the second gives a more exact location for one son. 

Junius was one of nine children and both obituaries give incorrect information concerning his siblings. The informant must have given the wrong data to the newspaper. 

Searching through Find A Grave, I found him at Greenwood Cemetery, Kellogg, Shoshone, Idaho. Memorial #73134214. The stone has his name but no dates. The memorial had no information except a photo of the very worn stone. I left some brief information. 

Brown Service Set Tomorrow. Kellogg, Idaho, Jan. 13 – Funeral services for Junius E. Brown, 61, who died Tuesday at Spokane will be held tomorrow at 3 p. m. (MST) from McGlade chapel in Kellogg. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Ora, at Rose Lake; two sons, Joe, New Orleans, and Everett, Tennessee; one brother and a sister.

Source: Brown Service Set Tomorrow (Spokane Chronicle, 13 Jan 1955) 13; digital image, accessed January 2020.

Funeral is Today for Former Resident. Kellogg, Idaho, Jan. 13 – Funeral services for Junius E. Brown, 61, retired Clarkston, Wash. Carpenter and former Kellogg resident, who died in Spokane Tuesday, will be held in McGlade Chapel here at 3 p. m. Friday and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Brown’s survivors include the widow, Ora; two sons, Joe in New Orleans and Everett, Alko, Tenn., one brother and two sisters.

Source: Funeral is Today for Former Resident (Spokane, WA: The Spokesman Review, 14 January 1955) 28; digital image, accessed January 2020.

 If you know more about Junius, please contact me.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

March Birthday: Martha P. Smith Alford

Martha P. Smith Alford

25 March 1802 SC - 8 August 1861 MS

My 3x great grandmother

Mother of 12 children:

Warren Jackson Alford
Ira Payne Alford
William Henry Harrison Alford
Harriet Jane Alford Tynes
Julia Ann Alford Alford McEleveen
Seaborn S. Alford MD
Elijah Hayden Alford
Julius Newton Alford
Martha Elizabeth Alford Brumfield

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Forget Me Not: Maryanne Coyle Cass, 1977 CT

Maryanne (Coyle) Cass
7 March 1891 CT - 29 March 1977 CT
Daughter of Patrick Coyle & Margaret Brady
Wife of William F. Cass

My 2x great aunt
Sister of Michael Coyle, my great grandfather

Mrs. William F. Cass

Waterbury – The funeral of Mrs. Mary (Coyle) Cass, of 619 Prospect Road, who died Tuesday at St. Mary’s Hospital after a brief illness, was held today at St. Anthony’s Church, Prospect, where a Mass was celebrated at 10 a. m. Burial69  was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Milford. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Church Building Fund, Prospect. The Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow St., was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cass was the widow of William F. Cass, who at the time of his death in 1969 was assistant superintendent of parks in Waterbury. She was born in Waterbury, daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Brady) Coyle. She was a lifelong resident of Waterbury, and a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Prospect.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Patricia) Herbert of Toronto, Ohio, and Mrs. John (Jacqueline) Bredice, of Waterbury, 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Naugatuck Daily News (Naugatuck, Connecticut) · 31 Mar 1977, Thu · Page 2

My cousin, Pat Brady found & shared this clipping with me.

Note: Maryanne (Coyle) Cass had no children but did help to raise the granddaughters of her brother, William Paul Coyle. 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Irish: In my Roots & In my Heart

Wishing you always...
Walls for the wind, 
A roof for the rain
And tea beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you, 
Those you love near you, 
And all that your heart may desire.

An Irish Blessing for you on St. Patrick's Day, my birthday!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March Anniversary: Sam Foil & Margaret Brumfield; 142 years ago

Margaret Jane Brumfield
13 April 1862 MS - 20 February 1937
Daughter of Isaac Nelson Brumfield & Sarah Jane Smith 


Samuel Matthew Foil

11 March 1878; 142 years ago

Other March Anniversaries:

3 March 1916 Ireland   Julia Mullane & Timothy Horgan   104 years ago
10 March 1898 OH   Margaret Maude Mark & Samuel M. Jolliff   122 years ago
15 March 1892 Hungary   Hermina Gartner & Ignac Farkas   128 years ago
24 March 18878 NY   Fannie Edelstein & Leopold Gartner   142 years ago

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Forget Me Not: Catherine Kilday Thompson

Catherine Kilday Thompson

February 1884 CT - 1955 CT
Daughter of James Kilday & Ann Brady
Wife of Jack B. Thompson
My 1st cousin, 3x removed

Mrs. Jack B. Thompson. Milford, Dec 3. – Services for Mrs. Catherine C. Thompson, 71, of 50 Park avenue, Wildemere beach, wife of Jack B. Thompson, who died today after a long illness in her home, will take place Monday at 8:30 a. m. in the Smith funeral home. 135 Broad street, and at 9 o’clock in St. Gabriel’s church where a solemn high Mass of requiem will be celebrated. Burial will be in Milford cemetery.

A native of Derby, Mrs. Thompson had resided 40 years in Milford. She was a member of the Maccabees society.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. F. Douglas Coby, and a grandson, Frank Douglas Coby of Milford; a brother, James L. Kilday of New Haven and a sister, Miss Frances Kilday, New York city.

The Bridgeport Telegram (Bridgeport, Connecticut) · 4 Dec 1955, Sun · Page 55 

My cousin, Pat Brady, found this clipping & sent it to me.

Photo from Find A Grave, memorial #189746408