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Benjamin Franklin BROWN
Eliza May JENNINGS
Husband:  Benjamin Franklin BROWN
Birth:  20 Dec 1882, Randolph Co., IL
Death:  aft. 1910 census
Military Service:  Philippine Insurrection (9 Dec 1899 - 15 Dec 1902):  Pvt., Troop E, 5th Cavalry Rgmt., U.S. Army
Father:  Franklin Pierce BROWN
Mother:  Margaret Caroline Annetta CAMPBELL
Marriage:  20 Jun 1904, Butler Co., MO
Wife:  [Elizabeth?] Eliza Mae / May JENNINGS
Birth:  30 Jan 1885, Butler Co., MO
Death:  13 Nov 1981, Piedmont, Wayne Co., MO
Other Spouse:  m2.  5 Mar 1918, Lawrence Co., AR, John Shipley LUDWIG
Other Spouse:  m3.  24 Dec 1928, Butler Co., MO, John Frederick WILLIAMS
Father:  Benjamin Franklin "Frank" JENNINGS
Mother:  Sarah Ellender "Ella" KEARBY / KIRBY

Eliza's paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Hunter (MAY) JENNINGS, so I'm inclined to think that's the origin of Eliza's middle name (i.e., that it was originally May, not Mae).

Children born in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO:
1.  Benjamin Franklin "Ben" BROWN, Jr., b. 17 Apr 1905; d. 18 Apr 1905
2.  Paul Truman "Terry" BROWN, b. 25 Dec 1907
3.  Ralph Jerome BROWN, b. 5 Sep 1910; d. 3 Dec 1967, Koochiching, Koochiching Co., MN; m. Dorothy Claudia CATLIN (1912-1984)
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri

Sources:

1.  Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 (online at Ancestry.com):

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

3a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images, Military and Naval Population Schedule (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 12):  Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Roll 1838, p. 14, SN 3, Line 19, ED 102, Troop/Company E, Fifth Regiment, Cavalry, enumerated 1 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
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 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 18 19 20
Brown Benjamin F Private Bloomington Ill W M Dec 1878 22 Illinois Missouri Missouri Y Y Y
Benjamin appears to have lied about his age to enter the armed forces.  (My grandfather did the same thing and ended up seriously wounded in the Philippines).  Bloomington is in McLean County.

3b.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  May E. JENNINGS (æ 15, b. Jan, 1885, MO), is living in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO (p. 108A), boarding with the BUELTEMAN family and listed next to our subject's parents, the Frank P. BROWN family.

4.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #51 of 63):  904 Grand Avenue, Poplar Bluff (Ward 3), Butler Co., MO, Roll T624_769, p. 253A, SN 26A, SD 12, ED 13, enumerated 28 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  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 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28
* 904 537 537 Jennings Frank Head M W 62 M1 29     MO MO MO Eng Carpenter   W N 0 Y Y O F H
      ________ Ella Wife F W 48 M1 29 12 8 MO AR MO Eng None         Y Y      
      [Frank & Ella's other six children]
      Brown Benjamin J Son-in-Law M W 28 M1  6     IL MO IL Eng Fireman Rail Road W N 0 Y Y      
      _____ May Daughter F W 25 M1  6  2 1 MO MO MO Eng None         Y Y      
      _____ Paul Son M W  2 S       MO IL MO   None                  
*Grand Avenue
Paul BROWN's relationship to the head-of-household, Frank JENNINGS, is Grandson, not Son.

5a.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

5b.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 78):  Grand Ave., Poplar Bluff City (Ward 3), 910 Grand Ave., Poplar Bluff Twp., Butler Co., MO, Roll T625_909, p. 203B, SN 6B, SD 12, ED 13, enumerated 6+7 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 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
* 910 130 134 Ludwig Jno S Head R M W 29 M   Y Y IN KY IN Y Artist Plasterer OA  
      ______ Mae B Wife   F W 34 M   Y Y MO MO MO Y Nurse Practical W 936
      Brown Paul Stepson   M W 12 S Y Y Y MO IL MO Y None      
      _____ Ralph Stepson   M W  9 S       IL IL MO Y None      
910 130 135 Jennings Frank Head R M W 71 M   Y Y MO VA NC Y Carpenter House W  
      ________ S Ellen Wife   F W 57 M   Y Y MO NC TN Y None      
*Grand Ave

6.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 23):  44 South C Street, Poplar Bluff City (Ward 4), Poplar Bluff Twp., Butler Co., MO, Roll 1179, p. 172A, SN 10A, ED 12-17, SD 16, enumerated 10 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  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 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 44 233 252 Williams Fred Head R 1250 M W 47 M 20 N Y TN TN TN Y Engineer Sawmill W Y N
      ________ May Wife     F W 45 M 19 N Y MO MO MO Y none        
      Jennings Ella M-in-law     F W 68 Wd   Y Y MO NC MO Y none        
      Brown Ralph Stepson     M W 19 S   Y Y MO IL MO Y Salesman Chain Store W Y  
*South C Street

7.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  May is divorced and living with her mother in Poplar Bluff.

8.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
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Father - - - - - - - - - -
Mother - - - - - - - - - -
Spouse - - - - - - - - - -
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Memorial # - - - - - - - - - -

Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914.  Microfilm Publ. M233, 81 rolls, National Archives, Washington, DC (index and images online at Ancestry.com; extraction by Diana Gale Matthiesen; missing columns contained no data):
REGISTER OF ENLISTMENTS, UNITED STATES ARMY.
No. NAME. ENLISTED. WHERE BORN. AGE. OCCUPATION. DESCRIPTION. REGIMENT. CO. REMARKS.
WHEN. WHERE. BY WHOM. PERIOD TOWN OR COUNTY. STATE. EYES. HAIR. COMPLEXION. HEIGHT..
Feet. Inches.
4419 Brown Benjamin F. Dec 9 1899 Springfield, Ill. Lt. Prowley 3 yrs Randolph Co. Ills 21 10/12 Farmer Bro 2 dBro ruddy 5 8 ¼ 5 Cav E Dischgd Dec 15 02 [remainder indecipherable]
Springfield is in Sangamon County.
Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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