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John Walter BROWN
M. CHACE
Honoria A. HUNT
Husband:  John Walter BROWN
Birth:  17 Dec 1874, Delta, Madison Par., LA
Death:  15 Mar 1943, Berwyn, Cook Co., IL
Disposition:  buried 16 Mar 1943, Woodlawn Cemetery, Proviso Twp., Cook Co., IL
Occupation:  railroad engineer
Father:  Otis Rasey BROWN
Mother:  Nancy Jane MALONEE
Marriage-1:  19 Sep 1893, Richmond, Wayne Co., IN
Wife-1:  Marguerite M. CHACE / Mary A. CHASE
Birth:  May 1875, OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  William F. CHACE / CHASE
Mother:  Catharine GRUBER
Marriage-2:  6 Jul 1903, Chicago, Cook Co., IL
Wife-2:  Honoria / Honora / Anora / Nora A. HUNT
Birth:  17 May 1883, Chicago, Cook Co., IL
Death:  6 Oct 1918, Chicago, Cook Co., IL
Disposition:  buried 8 Oct 1918, Aurora, Kane Co., IL
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Edward Joseph HUNT
Mother:  Bridget Frances RUNCEY
Children with M. CHACE:
none
Children with Honoria HUNT:
1.  Walter E. BROWN, b. 1904, IL
2.  Ambrose Otis BROWN
3.  Norbert / Norberte Paul BROWN, b. 5 Jan 1907
4.  Francis Beverley "Frank" BROWN, b. 22 Jul 1910, Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA
5.  Agnes N? BROWN
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, New York

Sources (n.b., Kane Co., IL, is adjacent to Cook Co., IL):

1a.   Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959 (online at familysearch.org):
Name J Walter Brown
Event Date 19 Sep 1893
Event Place Richmond, IN
Registration Place Wayne, IN
Residence Richmond, IN
Gender | Race Male | W
Birthplace Louisiana
Father's Name Otis R Brown
Mother's Name Nancy J Malonee
Spouse's Name Marguerite M Chace
Spouse's Residence Richmond, IN
Spouse's Gender | Race Female | W
Spouse's Birthplace Ohio
Spouse's Father William T Chace
Spouse's Mother Catherine Gruber
GS Film Number 1839240

1b.  Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920 (online at familysearch.org):
Name Alfred W. Brown
Age 29
Birth Date 1874
Spouse's Name Honora A. Hunt
Spouse's Age 20
Spouse's Birth Date 1883
License Type Marriage
Event Date 06 Jul 1903
Event Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
GS Film Number 1030355
Reference ID 369609
Image Number 147 [not available]
If this isn't our couple, it's one helluva coincidence.  I'm going to assume "Alfred" is some kind of clerical or transcription error and accept this as our subjects' marriage record.  Apparently there is more information available on the licenses, including names of the parents, so it's worth getting a copy or to keep checking back to see if the LDS uploads the image they have.

Iowa: Births and Christenings, 1830-1950 (online at familysearch.org):
Name - - - - - Frances Beverly Brown -
Birth Date - - - - - 22 Jul 1910 -
Birthplace - - - - - Burlington, Des Moines, IA -
Name Note - - - - - 4th child -
Father's Name - - - - - John Walter Brown -
Father's Birthplace - - - - - Louisiana -
Father's Age - - - - - 37y -
Mother's Name - - - - - Nona Hunt -
Mother's Birthplace - - - - - Illinois -
Mother's Age - - - - - 26y -
GS Film Number - - - - - 1683570 -

1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Walter BROWN (æ 6, b. LA) is livng in Georgetown, Vermilion Co., IL, with his parents (q.v.).

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

1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John W. BROWN (æ 26, b. Dec 1873, LA; "single") is living in Naperville, DuPage Co., IL, with his married sister, Hattie (BROWN) WAGNER.  Nora HUNT (æ 17, b. May 1883, IL) is living in Aurora, Kane Co., IL, with her mother (q.v.).

1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 39):  100 Cleveland St., Burlington City (Ward 7), Burlington Twp., Des Moines Co., IA, Roll T624_400, p. 54A, SN 3A, SD 1, ED 16, enumerated 18 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 23 24 26 28
* 100 54 53 Browne Walter Head M W 36 M 8 3 3 LA LA KY Y Enginaere? Satationary? W Y Y R H
      ______ Nora Wife F W 25 M 8 3 3 IL ENG NY Y at Home     Y Y    
      ______ Walter Son M W  6         IL LA IL Y              
      ______ Ambrose Son M W  4         IL LA IL Y              
      ______ Norbert Son M W  3         IL LA IL Y              
*Cleveland St

1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 34):  1600 (rear) Bluff Street, Joliet City (Ward 3, Dist. 2), Joliet Twp., Will Co., IL, Roll T625_415, p. 39A, SN 12A, SD 3, ED 165, enumerated 8-9 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 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 1006 Rear 190 243 Brown Walter J Head O F M W 46 Wd   Y Y LA NY KY Y Auto mechanic Auto factory W
      _____ Walter E Son     M W 16 S N Y Y IL LA IL Y None    
      _____ Ambrose O Son     M W 14 S Y Y Y IL LA IL Y None    
      _____ Norbert I Son     M W 13 S Y Y Y IL LA IL Y None    
      _____ Frank B Son     M W  9 S Y     IA LA IL   None    
      _____ Agnes N? Daughter     F W  5 S N     IA LA IL   None    
      Clark George W Boarder     M W 24 Wd   Y Y IL IL IL Y Moulder Stoveworks W
*Bluff Street

1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 42):  3239 Clarence Avenue, Berwyn City (Ward 2), Cook Co., IL, Roll T627_772, p. 134B, SN 8B, SD 28, ED 16-7, 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
* 3239 185 R 20 N Brown Otis Head M W 34 WD N 8 Illinois   Same Place     N Y - - - - 24   Pressman Commercial
Printing
PW 20 600 N  
          _____ John W Father F W 66 M7 N 6 Louisianna   Same Place     N N N N N OT            0   0 N  
          Wagner Harriet Aunt F W 70 WD N C2 Illinois   Same Place     N N N N N OT            0   0 N  
*Clarence Street
Harriet (BROWN) WAGNER is John's older sister.
 
 
 
 

Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name John Walter Browne Nona [Hunt] Brown
Birth Date 17 Dec 1874 17 May 1883
Birth Place Delta, Louisiana Chicago, IL
Death Date 15 Mar 1943 6 Oct 1918
Death Place Berwyn, Cook, IL Chicago, Cook, IL
Burial Date 16 Mar 1943 8 Oct 1918
Burial Place Proviso, Cook, IL Aurora, IL
Cemetery Name Woodlawn  
Age | Race 68 |  35 | White
Occupation railroad engineer Housewife
Gender | Marital Status Male |  Female | M
Father Name Otis Browne Edward J. Hunt
Father's Birthplace Malone, NY  
Mother Name Nancy Jane Mallonee Bridget Runcey
Mother's Birthplace Paris, KY  
Spouse's Name Anora  
Residence Berwy, Cook, IL Chicago, Cook, IL
Film Number 1983449 1852631
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