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Walter Elbridge BROWN

Male 1867 - 1948  (81 years)


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  • Name Walter Elbridge BROWN 
    Born 2 Apr 1867  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Sep 1948  Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1920 Census, Los Angeles City, California:
      Brown, Walter E., head of household, rents, age 52, born in Massachusetts, father and mother born in Massachusetts, operator, real estate;
      Ada M., his wife, age 52, born in Iowa, fatehr born in Pennsylvania, mother born in New York;
      McCartney, Anna, mother-in-law, 83, widowed, born in New York, father and mother born in U.S.

      1930 Census, CA, LA County, Los Angeles, Dist. 114:
      Brown, Walter E. head, rents, $80/month, age 63, first married at age 25, born in Mass., father and mother born in Mass., occupation: real estate agent;
      Ada, his wife, age 60, first married at age 23, born in Iowa, father born in PA, mother born in NY.

      From “Find a Grave” website (source not identified):

      “Luke Elbridge Brown

      Birth: Jan. 14, 1837
      Death: Feb. 3, 1893

      Walter E. Brown is one of the most prominent real estate men of Los Angeles, has been in that line of business in Southern California for over thirty years, and at Los Angeles for more than a quarter of a century. He is active head of Walter E. Brown & Company, in the Bradbury Building.
      His father was the late Luke E. Brown. He was a New Englander and lived at Winchendon, Massachusetts, for a number of years. In that old Massachusetts town Walter E. Brown was born April 2, 1867. His mother was Jennie P. Gage, who died in Massachusetts' in 1880. Luke E. Brown was a contractor and builder. In 1881 he moved to San Diego, California. He became prominently identified with the development of National City, a suburb of San Diego, and was the leading contractor in that locality for a number of years. He constructed more than three hundred homes at National City. He died there in February, 1893, at the age of fifty-six. His oldest child is Fred W. Brown, now one of the leading business men of Tucson, Arizona. He owns a planing mill, is a merchant and is interested in a number of local enterprises. The second child was Lula B., who married Nelson Giles and died in 1899 at her home in Topeka, Kansas.
      Walter E. Brown, the youngest of the three children, was about fourteen years old when he came to California, and he completed his education in the public schools of National City. Soon after leaving school in 1887 he began handling real estate, both city and country property at National City. In 1892 he moved to Los Angeles, where his name is not only associated with those of the oldest and most substantial real estate operators, but also with much important development in the city. He has subdivided and put on the market twelve or more highclass tracts and was especially prominent in developing the Wilshire section.
      Mr. Brown has always been an outdoor man, fond of wholesome outdoor sports. He is a republican and is affiliated with all the Masonic bodies at Los Angeles, including the Knight Templar Commandery and Al Malaikah Temple of the Mystic Shrine. He is also a member of the National Federation of Realty Dealers, the Los Angeles Realty Board. Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, City Club, Automobile Club of Southern California, and the First Congregational Church.
      November 10, 1892, at National City, he married Miss Ada L. McCartney. She was born at Vinton, Iowa, and was educated there and came with her parents to National City in the fall of 1888. She is a daughter of Judge John and Anna B. (Burrell) McCartney. Her mother lives with Mr. and Mrs. Brown. Her father, who died at National City January 26, 1899, was a prominent citizen of National City, a lawyer by profession and at one time a member of the Iowa Legislature. He was buried in San Diego. Mrs. Brown is a member of the Ebell Club of Los Angeles.
      They have one son, John McCartney Brown, who was a radio operator during the war and is now connected with the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company of Los Angeles. April 16, 1919, soon after returning from the service, he married Miss Grace Lane West, of Los Angeles.

      Note: Cemetery office confirmed Mr. Brown was originally buried at Mount Hope Cemetery and at some point was moved to Greenwood. He is buried next to Dora C Brown 1831-1910

      Burial:
      Greenwood Memorial Park
      San Diego
      San Diego County
      California, USA
      Plot: Hawthorne Place

      Created by: Naphyr
      Record added: Mar 05, 2013
      Find A Grave Memorial# 106236720”



      California, Death Index, 1940-1997:
      Walter Elbridge Brown
      Social Security #: 547126563
      Birth Date: 2 Apr 1867
      Birth Place: Massachusetts
      Death Date: Los Angeles
      Death Place: Los Angeles
      Mother’s Maiden Name: Gage
      Father’s Surname: Brown
    Person ID I971  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2014 

    Father Luke Elbridge BROWN,   b. 10 Jan 1836, Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1893, National City, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Jennie Priscilla GAGE,   b. 1837, Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1879, Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1860  Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1527  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ada Leta MCCARTNEY,   b. 6 Jul 1869, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1954, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1892  National City, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John McCartney BROWN,   b. 29 Sep 1893, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1982, Orange, Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Nov 1892 - National City, San Diego, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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