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BROWN *Lawrence Edwin

Male 1905 - 1990


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  • Name  BROWN *Lawrence Edwin 
    Nickname  L.E. 
    Born  23 Aug 1905  Stevenson, Jackson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Physical Description  6ft tall 
    _UID  3248F3CF5462D5119887CB8894AA793F4090 
    Died  15 Jan 1990  South Pittsburg,Marion Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  17 Jan 1990  Stevenson City Cemetary Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I10  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  6 Jul 2006 

    Father  BROWN *Robert David,   b. 23 Sep 1883, Cocke County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1926, Demopolis, Al Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  GUINN *Magnolia Magdaline,   b. 15 May 1884, Stevenson, Jackson Co.,AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1970, Jackson County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1904  Jackson County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Robert David Brown and Magnolia ' Nola ' Guinn Brown
    Robert David Brown and Magnolia " Nola " Guinn Brown
    Photo recieved from Kathy Van Zutphe and Edna Stallings of Robert David and Nola Guinn Brown
    Family ID  F6  Group Sheet

    Family 1  RIDLEY *Willie Hugh,   b. 19 Mar 1914, Jackson County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1988, Trion, Chatooga Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Apr 1929  South Pittsburg, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • 6 January 1961, Divorced from Lawrence Brown in Walker Co. Georgia
    Children 
    >1. BROWN W.E.
    >2. BROWN E.A.
    >3. BROWN Robert Delano,   b. 14 Oct 1933, Stevenson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1995, Athens, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. BROWN *Ellen Magdalene,   b. 30 Nov 1936, Stevenson, Jackson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 December 2009, Bryson City , Swain County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. BROWN J.K.
    >6. BROWN M.M.
    >7. BROWN Billy Ray,   b. 18 Jan 1944, Stevenson, Jackson, Alabama ( McMahan Cove Rd. ) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1991, Higdon, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F4  Group Sheet

    Family 2  FERGUSON Betty Zane Hall 
    Married  1964  Jackson County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Divorced from Lawrence Brown on the 4th September 1968
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Notes for LAWRENCE EDWIN BROWN:
      In Memory of Lawrence Edwin Brown, August 23,1905- January 14, 1990, survived by daughters, EDNA B.
      STALLINGS, ELLEN M. SMITH, MILDRED M.SEBRING sons EDWARD A. BROWN, ROBERT D.
      BROWN, KENNETH BROWN, BILLY RAY BROWN, sisters RUTH QUINN, ALLIE M. EAKINS,
      brothers FRANK, J.D. and C.W. BROWN. Funeral held 10:00am Wednesday the 17th January 1990 at
      Rudder Funeral Home Chapel, Stevenson, AL . Reverend Jerry Owens. Interment Stevenson City Cemetary,
      21 Grandchildren, 13 great Grandchildren. LE was a member of the First Babtist Church and a member of
      the Masonic Lodge #127. Retired employee of L & N Railroad. The Twenty-Third Psalm. Songs by
      Brother Hal Yancey. How Great Thou Art.
      Memories from Willie Edna Stallings:
      Known as L.E., he was 6 feet tall, stood straight and walked with a definite spring in his step, no one
      could keep up with him walking down the road.
      Willie was short, she could stand under his outstretched arms when they were married.

      His parents parted ways when he was very young, since he was the oldest he seemed to take
      responsibility for the welfare of the family. He went to work for the Southern Railroad, first. His
      mother had to sign a work release for him. He soon transferred to the N.S. & State L System and
      remained in their employment until his early retirement in 1969.

      L.E. was a very hard working man. He had to leave school in the 8th grade, but loved learning.
      He took home courses in math and electricity. He educated himself in carpentry, electricity, plumbing, and home repair. He was in demand on weekends when he was home, ( had to stay
      away from home on the week days ), by the home owners of Stevenson to do repairs, paper
      hanging and painting. He always had something to do and could do anything. He did not have
      to hire anyone to do work for him. He worked his way up to Foreman of the railroad crews that
      built bridges, causeways, culverts and railroad beds for N.C. & St L ( later changed to L& N railroad).
      He was the crane operator, was very good at driving pilings. He really enjoyed his association with
      people from Chattanooga to Nashville. Met some great people and they were nice to him. He did
      not want to retire, but had to on account of his health. He was a patient in the hospital many, many
      times and I can remember 30 times at least. He had several surgeries, but would alway bounce back
      and get to work as soon as possible. It seemed like if anything happened to him it was the worst in
      the world. He had back surgery and phelibitis set in in his leg. The doctors where a while finding out what was wrong. He would often say, " My big toe is killing me". Sure enough it was the
      infection that made his toe hurt. He thought the doctors did not care about how bad he hurt.

      One thing that really remains awesome to me is how much he cared for his Grandpa and Grandma
      Guinn. They were good to him and he never forgot it. His mind left him right before he died, but
      he remembered them. He loved his relatives, Walter Lee Brown was someone he really cherished
      and he always talked about him with me. He never got over his dad leaving his family. It made me
      so sad to hear him say, " I don't know why he left us children". He loved children, but he didn't
      know how to be a tender father. He was loud and gruff and when he whistled we scattered like
      a covey of birds, when we were kids.

      The stamina and drive that he had to work was passed on to his children. Were all work nuts.
      During the depression, when he was laid off by the railroad he would work for the farmers in the
      fields for a $1.00 a day to buy food. He always looked after his brothers and sisters as best he could.

      I remember his prediction about the economy, which I passed off lightly until it became a reality
      When Mead Corporation and H.D. Lee Company moved here ( the Stevenson area ), he said they
      would only use our resources and tax credits, then move on. H.D. Lee Company is gone, but the
      Mead Company is still here. I don't know for how long though. When H.D. Lee Company shut down, dad's words rang in my ears, afresh and anew. I miss him!