Friday, June 2, 2017

Charles Albert Brown

© Kathy Duncan, 2017

Charles Albert Brown was the son of John Deloss and Nancy (Johnson) Brown. He was still living at home in 1891 when The Portrait and Biological Album of Sangamon County, Illinois was published by the Chapman Brothers. 

Birth record of Charles Albert Brown:

Chas. Albert Brown, male, born 18 March 1878 in Nixon Twp., DeWitt, Illinois. Father: John Deloss Brown. Mother: Nancy Johnson.
[Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940, FamilySearch database]

Between 1910 and 1940, Charles moved from Fresno County, California to Merced County, California. He divorced his first wife Sadabel (Austin?) and married as his second wife Gladys Cook, leaving his two children with Sadabel.


Sadabel Austin is listed in the class of 1895 in the Los Angeles, California Public Schools.
[Source: "High School Alumni." Annual Report of the Board of Education and  Superintendent of the City Schools: With Rules and Regulations of the Public Schools of the City of Los Angeles by the Los Angles (Calif.) Board of Education, p. 140]

April 1910, Pleasant Valley Twp., Fresno County, California:

Brown, Charles A. Head M W 32 M-1 8 b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
-----Sadie A. wife F W 32 M-1 8 2-1 b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
-----Bob B. son M W 4 S b. CA fb. IL mb. IL


Sadabel Austin Brown, a housewife of Coalinga, is listed as a summer session student at the University of California.
[Source: University of California, Berkeley, 1914, Summer Catalogs]

WWI Registration:

Charles Albert Brown, 396 Pleasant, Coalinga, Fresno, CA, age 40, b. 17 March 1878. Salesman: Cross Timber Co. Nearest relative: Sadabel Brown. 12 Sept 1918.

1920, Merced, Merced County, California:

Brown, Sadabel wife F W 33 M b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
-----Bob B. son M W 14 S b. CA fb. IL mb. IL
-----Beverly B. dau F W 4 S b. CA fb. IL mb. IL

25 April 1930, Merced County, California:

Brown, Charles A. Head M W 51 M 21 b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
-----Gladys, wife F W 38 M 20 b. CA fb. Canada mb. IL

1930, Merced County, California:

Brown, Sadabelle Head FW 50 D b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
-----Bob Brown M F 24 S b. CA fb. IL mb. IL
-----Beverly son F W 14 S b. CA fb. IL mb. IL

20 April 1940, Merced County, California:

Brown, Charles Head M W 61 M H-4 b. IL 1935- same house
-----Gladys, wife F W 48 M H-1 b. CA 1935 - same house

12 April 1940 Berkley, Alameda County, California:

Burdette, Sadabell A. Head F W 58 D H-4 b. IL 1935 - same place
-----Brown Bob B. son M W 34 S C-2 b. CA 1935 - Merced

WWII Registration:

Charles Albert Brown, 4 East 17th St., Merced, Merced County, California, age 64, b. Weldon, Ill., 17 March 1878, Employer: Cross Timber. Person who will always know where he is: Gladys E. Brown.

Death Records:

Charles A. Brown b. 17 March 1878, Illinois, d. 14 March 1968, Merced, California. Mother: Johnson
[Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997, FamilySearch database]

Charles A. Brown is buried in Merced Cemetery District, Merced, Merced County, California.

Bob B. Brown b. 5 August 1905 in California, d. 24 May 1965, Alameda California. Mother: Austin

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