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Willis Grant BROWN
Cynthia Lucille HAYS
Husband:  Willis Grant BROWN
Birth:  19 Apr 1862, Albion, Noble Co., I N
Death:  14 Feb 1957, Noble Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, Noble Co., IN
Occupation:  stone mason
Father:  Henry Leander BROWN
Mother:  Rebecca SKEELS
Marriage:  20 Dec 1883, Noble Co., IN
Wife:  Cynthia / Cyntha Lucille HAYS
Birth:  26 Oct 1866, IN
Death:  22 Apr 1942, Albion, Noble Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, Noble Co., IN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  William HAYS (1831-1875)
Mother:  Elizabeth GARLOCK (1835-1880)
Children born Brown Hill Farm, near Albion, Noble Co., IN:
1.  Minnie M. BROWN, b. 29 Jan 1885; d. 15 Jan 1931; m1. Mr. THOMAS; m2. Mortimer Fitzgerald BENNET (1874-1935)
2.  William Henry BROWN, b. 5 Nov 1886
3.  Hazel De Etta BROWN, b. 20 Nov 1893
4.  Florence M. BROWN, b. 1907; d. 9 Oct 1988, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN; m. Abner WOLVERTON (1900-1991)
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Sources:

1.  Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 (online at Ancestry.com):
Willis G Brown Cynthia Hays 20 Dec 1883 Noble Co.

2.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Willis BROWN (æ 7, b. IN) is living in York Twp., Noble Co., IN, with his parents (q.v.).

3.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Willis BROWN (æ 18, b. IN) is living in York Twp., Noble Co., IN, with his parents (q.v.).

4.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 30):  Albion Town (Ward 2), Albion Twp., Noble Co., IN, Roll 395, p. 9A, SN 9A, SD 12, ED 81, enumerated 12 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  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 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
228 238 Brown Willis G Head W M Apr 1862 38 M 16     IN OH OH Stone Mason 4   Y Y Y O M H
    _____ Cyntha L Wife W F Oct 1866 33 M 16 3 3 IN OH OH       Y Y Y      
    _____ Minnie M Dau W F Jan 1885 15 S       IN IN IN At School   9 Y Y Y      
    _____ William H Son W M Nov 1886 13 S       IN IN IN At School   9 Y Y Y      
    _____ Hazel D Dau W F Nov 1893  6 S       IN IN IN At School   9 Y Y Y      

6.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 18):  York Twp., Noble Co., IN, Roll T624_3772, p. 264A, SN 8A, SD 12, ED 126, enumerated 9 May 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 25 26 28 29
171 172 Brown Willis G Head M W 48 M1 26     IN CT OH Eng Farmer General farm Emp     Y Y   R F 152
    _____ Cyntha Wife F W 43 M1 26 5 IN OH OH Eng None         Y Y        
    _____ William H Son M W 23 S       IN IN IN Eng Lumber inspector Lumber Manufacturing  W N ? Y Y        
    _____ Hazel D Dau F W 16 S       IN IN IN Eng None         Y Y Y      
    _____ Florence M Dau F W  2 S       IN IN IN   None                    
    Thomas Minnie M Dau F W 25 Wd       IN IN IN Eng School teacher Public schools W     Y Y        

7.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 18):  York Twp., Noble Co., IN, Roll T625_459, p. 238A, SN 3A, SD 12, ED 151, enumerated 12 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).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 47 47 Brown Willis G Head O M M W 57 M   Y Y IN CT OH Y Farmer Farm OA 46
      _____ Cyntha Wife     F W 53 M   Y Y IN OH OH Y None      
      _____ Hazel D Dau     F W 26 S   Y Y IN IN IN Y Teacher High School W  
      _____ Florence M Dau     F W 12 S Y Y Y IN IN IN Y None      

8.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 17):  State Road 9, York Twp., Noble Co., IN, Roll 620, p. 236A, SN 7A, ED 57-23, SD 3, enumerated 17 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 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
* 139 139 Brown Willis G Head O Y M W 68 M 21 N Y IN CT IN Y Farmer Gen Farm O Y N 117
    _____ Syntha Wife     F W 64 M 18 N Y IN IN IN Y none          
    Mc Clough D V S-in-Law     M W 38 M 18 N Y IN OH IN Y Salesman Building Repair W Y N  
    ________ Hazel Dau     F W 35 M 22 N Y IN IN IN Y none          
    ________ L Lamont GSon     M W 15 S   Y Y IN IN IN Y none          
*State Road 9
Lamont is Hazel's stepson, so I guess that makes him a step-grandson to Willis.

9.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 24):  York Twp., Noble Co., IN, Roll T627_1802, p. 308A, SN 2A, SD 4, ED 57-24, enumerated 16 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.
HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   CIT RESIDENCE in 1935   EMPLOYMENT STATUS FS
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
32 O 1200 Y Brown Willis Head M W 77 M N C8 Indiana   same house       Y - - - - 10   Farmer Farm OA 15   Y 21
        _____ Cynthi Wife F W 73 M N C8 Indiana   same house       N N N N H                  
        Bennet Mort Grandson M W 15 S Y H2 Indiana   same house       N N N N S                  
10.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name Willis Grant Brown Cynthia Lucille Hays Brown
Birth Apr. 19, 1862
Albion, Noble Co., IN
Oct. 26, 1866
Death Feb. 14, 1957
Noble Co., IN
Apr. 22, 1942
Albion, Noble Co., IN
Burial Rose Hill Cemetery
Albion, Noble County, Indiana
Inscription
BROWN
CYNTHIA
1866 1942
MINNIE
1885 1931


BENNET
W. G.
1862 1957
Father Henry Leander Brown  
Mother Rebecca Skeels Brown  
Spouse Cynthia Lucille Hays Brown Willis Grant Brown
Children [four listed] [four listed]
Memorial # 51526028 31505734

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

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