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Brown Family Reunion 1887
  • The photo was donated by Jim Keim who scanned it from an original held by Bonnie Stalter of Dayton, Ohio.
  • The reverse side text was from a much copied version of the photo found at the Warren County Genealogical Sociey and includes the names of the grandchildren.
  • The deceased child referred to in the newspaper article was Amanda Brown who died in 1899 and is buried in Bethany Cemetery
  • 10 Dec 2006: Mark Rosenthal of Bonn, Germany writes,
    "I am a descendant of John Norman Brown, through Charles Brown, Norman Hadley Brown and Michael Hadley Brown. Michael Hadley Brown was my father. He died in 2001. Norman Hadley Brown was my grandfather, he died in 1999"
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On last Saturday the residence of Norman Brown, Esq., about three and one half miles east of town, was the scene of an exceedingly pleasant and happy family reunion. Mr. Brown, who is now sixty-six years old, is one of our sturdy citizens, having reared a large family in this vicinity, and having gone through the late war, fighting at the side of his boys. Mrs. Brown is now sixty-two years old, and has for several years been in rather delicate health. All the family were home on Saturday, fourteen children, together with fourteen grandchildren, all of whom in a group were photographed in the afternoon. And one peculiar circumstance connected with this family is the fact that out of fifteen children, fourteen are now living, and are equally divided, seven girls-grown -and seven boys-all men save the youngest, who is fifteen yeaas [sic] old. There were no outsiders at this reunion save the family physician, Dr. Scoville and wife, and family minister, Rev. T. A. Brandon and wife. A bountiful feast was prepared and a most enjoyable time had, closing with singing, and two short addresses by Rev. Brandon and Dr. Scoville.

The Lebanon Gazette, April 21, 1887 [copy obtained from microfilm available at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
26 December 2004



15 children who attended Rock School
Taken at the Brown home on Route 350 - a new home stands there now - the old home was razed and rebuilt on the Wilmington Rd. and is now the property or Earl E. Lindsey.
Front Row left to right: 1. Cedora Brown (Burdsall)
  3 children
  2. Norman Brown, Father
  3. Edith Hizar (Brown), Mother
  4. Milton Brown
  Gertrude Brown
  Florence Brown (Thomas)
  (taught at Rock School)
  Clarence Brown
Second Row - Left to Right 5. Frank Brown (Teacher at Rock)
  Irma Brown (Robertson)
  Elsie Brown (Rhoades)
  6. Laura Brown (Walker)
  Bertha Walker
  7. Herbert Brown
  Mildred Brown (McClung)
  8. Harriet Brown (Rittenhouse)
  Cora Rittenhouse
  Herbert Rittenhouse
  9. Ellen Brown (Gustin)
  Mildred Gustin (Steddom)
  Ethel Gustin (Miller)
  10. Charles Brown
  Edith Brown
  Norman Brown
  Ruth Isabel Brown (Schaeuble)
  11. Edward Brown
  3 children
  12. Inez Brown (Noble)
  Alma Nease Noble
  Cyril Noble
Third Row - Left to Right 13. Amanda Brown (Hathaway)
  1 child
  14. Horace Brown
  Ashleigh Brown
  Mabel Brown
  15. Harlan Brown
  16. Alice Brown (Gilmour)
  Grace Gilmour (Christie)
  Arthur Gilmour
Jim Keim
1 October 2006

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