John William Brown

b. 5 July 1878, d. 5 July 1940

John William Brown, 1878-1940
  • John William Brown was born on 5 July 1878 in Texas.
  • He married Mary Lee Bay, daughter of John Edwin Bay and Stacy Scott Teague, circa 1907.
  • The following appeared on 23 May 1909 in the Galveston Daily News: Mr. and Mrs. John Brown of Teague visited the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bay, several days.
  • John William Brown and Mary Lee Bay appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Teague, Freestone County, Texas, at West Main Street.
  • He was a locomotive fireman, according to the 1910 census.
  • John Edwin and Stacy Scott Teague Bay were photographed with their children and grandchildren during 1915 in front of "the Bay hotel" in Richards.
  • Mary Lee Bay and John Brown and their daughter Eloise appear formally and informally, about 1917.
  • John William Brown and Mary Lee Bay appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Teague, Freestone County, Texas.
  • He was a railroad hostler, according to the 1920 census.
  • John William Brown and Mary Lee Bay appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Teague, Freestone County, Texas, at Oak Street.
  • He was a locomotive fireman for the steam railroad, according to the 1930 census.
  • He officially witnessed the death of Marguerette Jane Curry on 27 January 1936 in North Zulch, Madison County, Texas.
  • John William Brown and Mary Lee Bay appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Teague, Freestone County, Texas, at Sixth Avenue. Other members of the household included William Buford Lee Chiles and Johnnie Eloise Brown.
  • His wife Mary Lee Bay became a widow at his death.
  • John William Brown died on 5 July 1940 at age 62 in Teague, Freestone County, Texas, . His death was officially witnessed by Johnnie Eloise Brown.
  • He was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Grimes County, Texas, near Richards.
  • A single grave marker identifies the graves of John William Brown and Mary Lee Bay.
  • Last Edited: 25 Jan 2014

Family: Mary Lee Bay b. 22 June 1887, d. 6 May 1974