Tag Archives: Richard Earl Brown

Where my Ancestors were 100 years ago.

Mappy Monday By Don Taylor Randy Seaver in his blog, Genea-Musings suggested that we look at where our ancestors were 100 years ago. I thought I’d take a stab at it more from a location perspective. In October 1917, my … Continue reading

Posted in Brown, Mappy Monday, Roberts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OMG – Another Half-Sibling

Half-Siblings provide the proof Brown, DNA By Don Taylor Thanks to autosomal DNA testing, I’ve learned who my biological father is. I have discovered and met some of my “new” half-siblings on my biological father’s side. I have also discovered that … Continue reading

Posted in Brown, DNA | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Surname Saturday – Brown

 Meaning – Brown Name Meaning English, Scottish, and Irish: Generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brun or Old French brun. As an American family name, it has absorbed … Continue reading

Posted in Brown, Surname Saturday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The meetings of Dick Brown – Donna, Dorothy, & Cecelia

The most fascinating stories in our family histories are often about how and where our ancestors met. These stories are often lost in just a couple generations. We, obviously, know where and when we met our spouses and often know … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Donna – A “Cabaret Girl” in Panama.

We know that Grandpa Dick (Clifford/Richard Brown/Durand) was in the Army in the late 1920s and early 1930s and was stationed in Panama where he and Donna met. We don’t know exactly when Donna and her husband Sammy Amsterdam went … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Memories of Sharon Huffman

Sharon Huffman (c 2009) [My first cousin, once removed, Sharon Marie (Larson) Huffman, recently passed away. Among her documents was one where she wrote of some of her memories regarding her grandparents, my great-grandparents Arthur Durwood and Mary Elizabeth (Manning) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Letter of Delores Sarah Brown Pribbenow dated Letter – 4 April 2005.

Amanuensis Monday  Transcript of Letter from Delores Brown Pribbenow I find Facebook to be one of the absolute best resources I’ve ever used for research. A few months ago I was able to “friend” a first cousin once removed. “BLZ’s” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

100 Years ago – Clifford D. Brown (AKA Richard Earl Brown) (AKA Richard Earl Durand)

Arthur Durwood Brown Family abt 1912Clifford (Dick) is 3rd from left in suspenders.Source: Personal Photo Collection In 1914, 11-year-old Clifford was living with his parents, Arthur Durwood and Mary Elizabeth Manning Brown in Merkel Township, Kidder County, North Dakota. It … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A favorite childhood memory – The steam car

The Steam Car – Motley, MN, circa 1962 A Childhood Memory I recently received a very nice story from a friend regarding her childhood. After reading it, I thanked her for sharing it because it was a really nice story. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Clifford Brown (aka Richard Earl Durand, aka Richard Earl Brown) (1903-1990)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 38 – Clifford Brown (aka Richard Earl Durand, aka Richard Earl Brown (1903-1990) By – Don Taylor No Story too Small We all have someone in our tree that is confusing. It is that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment