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Alexander Prescott BROWN
Edna Gertrude HIGGINS
Jennie Violet BUSH
Husband:  Alexander Prescott BROWN
Birth:  10 Apr 1888, Bronx Borough, New York City, New York Co., NY
Death:  27 Nov 1974, Palm Beach Co., FL
Disposition:  buried All Saints Cemetery, Jensen Beach, Martin Co., FL
Occupations:  factory shipping clerk; draftsman, Brooklyn Naval Yard
Father:  John Alexander BROWN
Mother:  Anna PRESCOTT
Marriage-1:  30 Sep 1911, Bronx Borough, New York City, New York Co., NY
Wife-1:  Edna Gertrude HIGGINS
Birth:  12 Aug 1895, Halifax, NS
Death:  5 Nov 1936, New York, NY
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Michael J. HIGGINS (-1901)
Mother:  Mary Eulla CONNERS (1878-1943)
Marriage-2:  1930-40
Wife-2:  Jennie Violet BUSH
Birth:  23 Apr 1900, Montclair, Essex Co., NJ
Death:  18 Apr 1989
Last Residence:  Wanaque, Passaic Co., NJ
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Roswell Davis BUSH (1862-1947) — Stephen Grover3, Henry C.2, John C.1 BUSH (c1760-1820s) — of NJ
Mother:  Emma Jane POTTS (1860-1938) — of Newton, Sussex Co., NJ
Children with Edna Gertrude HIGGINS:
— born in NY:
1.  Virginia Lee BROWN, b. 14 Sep 1915
2.  Ralph Prescott BROWN, b. 7 Mar 1917; d. 29 Aug 1969

— born in NJ:
3.  Donald Louis BROWN, b. 10 Apr 1919; d. 1970
4.  Dorothea Marion BROWN, b. 14 Jun 1922; d. 22 Jul 2001, Tonopah, Nye Co., NV; m. Clarence R. HARVEY
5.  James Prescott BROWN, b. 24 Aug 1923; d. 8 Sep 2005, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ

Child with Jennie Violet BUSH:
6.  Roswell BROWN, b. Apr 1939, NJ
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Canada, CAN, Nova Scotia; USA, US, United States, Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York

Sources:

1.  Marriage Records:

2.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

3.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Alexander P. BROWN (æ 12, b. Apr 1888, NY) is living in the Bronx with his parents (q.v.).

4.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Alexander BROWN (æ 22, b. NY) is living in the Bronx with his parents (q.v.).

5.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 53):  155 Sylvan Ave., Newark City (Ward 8), Essex Co., NJ, Roll T625_1034, p. 73A, SN 2A, SD 8, ED 174, enumerated 3 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 155 19 34 Brown Prescott Head R M M W 31 M         Y Y New York   Massachusetts   New York   Y Machinist [unreadable] W
      _____ Edna G Wife     F W 25 M         Y Y [indecipherable]   New York   Canada English Y None    
      _____ Virginia Dau     F W 4-3/12 S         Y Y New York   New York   Canada English   None    
      _____ Ralph Son     M W 2-9/12 S         Y Y New York   New York   Canada English   None    
      _____ Donald Son     M W 2/12 S         Y Y New Jersey   New York   Canada English   None    
      Higgins Mary M-in-law     F W 42 Wd 1896 Na 1900   Y Y Canada English Canada English Canada English Y None    
      De Laskey Marian B-in-law     M W 34 M         Y Y South Carolina   Phillipines Spanish South Carolina   Y Carpenter Stage W
      _________ Irene S-in-law     F W 17 M       N Y Y New York   New York   Canada English Y Chorus Girl Stage W
*Sylvan Ave

6.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Alexander & Edna — or Mary HIGGINS or the DeLASKEYs.

7a.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #33 of 38):  201 North Fullerton Ave., Montclair Town, Essex Co., NJ, Roll T627_2338, p. 4097, SN 17A, SD 12, ED 7-274, enumerated 18 Apr 1940, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1940 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1940:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean.
LOC HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   CIT RESIDENCE in 1935   EMPLOYMENT STATUS FS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30   31 32 33 34
* 201 317 O 2500 N Brown Alexander Head M W 52 M N 8 New York   Bellville   New Jersey   Y - - - -     Draftsman Brooklyn Navy Yard GW 52 1800 N  
                Jennie Wife F W 39 M N 4 New Jersey   Montclair       N N N N H                  
                Roswell Son M W 11/12 S N   New Jersey                                      
          Bush Roswell F-in-Law M W 78 WD N   New Jersey           N N N N U                  
*North Fullerton Ave

7b.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 34):  128 William Street, Belleville (Ward 2), Essex Co., NJ, Roll T627_2328, p. 122B, SN 8B, SD 10, ED 7-8, enumerated 11 Apr 1940, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1940 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1940:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean.
LOC HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   CIT RESIDENCE in 1935   EMPLOYMENT STATUS FS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30   31 32 33 34
* 128 192 R 30 N Higgin Mary E Head F W 66 Wd N H-2 Nova Scotia Na Same Place       N N N N H            0  0 N  
          Brown Ralph P Grandson M W 23 S N H-4 New York   Same Place       Y - - - - 40   engraver Steel Die Factory PW 52 884 N  
          _____ Donald L Grandson M W 21 S N H-2 New Jersey   Same Place       Y - - - - 42   Bus Boy Cafeteria PW 46 936 N  
          DeLaskey Estelle Cousin F W 19 S N H-4 New Jersey   Same Place       Y - - - - 42   file clerk ??? Manufacturer PW  0   0 N  
          Brown Dorothy Granddaughter F W 17 S Y H-2 New Jersey   Same Place       N N N N S            0   0 N  
          _____ James Grandson M W 16 S Y 8 New Jersey   Same Place       N N N N S            0   0 N  
*William Street

8.  Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name Alexander Prescott Brown
Birth Date 10 Apr 1888
Death Date 27 Nov 1974
Age at Death 86
Death Place Palm Beach, Florida
Race White

9.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name Alexander Prescott Brown Edna Brown* Sgt Ralph P Brown
Birth Apr. 10, 1888 unknown Mar. 7, 1919
Death Jan. 26, 1974 Nov., 1936 Aug. 29, 1969
Note   date may be interment
or re-interment
 
Burial All Saints Cemetery
Jensen Beach, Martin Co., FL
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA
Inscription ALEXANDER PRESCOTT BROWN
FATHER GRANDFATHER CIVIL SERVANT
APRIL 10, 1888 NOV. 26, 1974
 
RALPH P BROWN
T SGT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
MARCH 7 1919  AUG 29 1969
Memorial # 64369011 109888897 66608295
*This may be our Edna.

10.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at Ancestry.com):
Name SSN Last Residence Birth Death Issued
Alexander Brown 148-07-3894 Jensen Beach, Martin, Florida 33457 10 Apr 1888 Nov 1974 NJ
Jennie B. Brown 139-32-7931 Wanaque, Passaic, New Jersey 07465 23 Apr 1900 18 Apr 1989 NJ
James P. Brown   Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona 85033 24 Aug 1923 8 Sep 2005 NJ

11.  World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.  Microfilm Series M1509 (4277 rolls), NARA, Washington, DC (card images and index online at Ancestry.com):
Microfilm Roll: 1562005
1 Name in full | Age in yrs: Alexander P. Brown | 29
2 Home Address: C???t Milford Conn
3 Date of Birth: April 10 1888
4 Are you (1) a natural born citizen… natural born citizen
5 Where were you born: New York  New York U.S.
6 If not a citizen, of what country… U.S.
7 What is your present trade, occupation… Machinist
8 By whom employed: Remington Arms Co
Where employed: Bridgeport, Conn.
9 Have you [dependents]?: wife and two children
10 Married or Single | Race: Married | Caucasian
11 What military service have you had? none
12 Do you claim exemption from draft? Yes - Dependents and Employment
Signature: Alexander P. Brown
1 Height | Build: Tall | Medium
2 Color of Eyes | Color of Hair | Bald: brown | black | no
3 Physically Disabled: no
Date of Registration: June 5, 1917; Pct. 2, Milford, CT

12.  U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 27 April 1942 (men born on or after April 28, 1877, and on or before February 16, 1897) — "Old Man's Registration."  Record Group 147, NARA, Washington, DC (online at Ancestry.com):
1 Name Alexander Prescott Brown
2 Place of Residence 201 No. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, Essex, N.J.
3 Mailing Address same
4 Telephone (Exchange | Number) Mtc2-3938
5 Age in Years | Date of Birth 54 | April 10 1888
6 Place of Birth New York City, New York
7 Name and Address of Person
Who Will Always Know Your Address
Mrs. Jennie Bush Brown (wife)
8 Employer's Name and Address United States Navy Dept. (Mr. Coperhaver, Dept. Head)
9 Place of Employment of Business Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York
Signature Alexander P. Brown
Race | Complexion White | Light
Height | Weight 5' 7" | 160
Eye Color | Hair Color | Other Brown | White | scar over right eye 
Date of Registration April 26, 1947
Local Board 4 Essex N.J.

13.  LDS.  Family Search:  Family Trees (online at familysearch.org).

14.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

15.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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