Oscar Jerus Brown

Male 1888 - 1961  (72 years)


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  • Name Oscar Jerus Brown 
    Born 22 Dec 1888 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Mar 1961 
    Person ID I53362  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Frank John Brown,   b. 1853,   d. 30 May 1925  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Ella A. McClary,   b. 1855,   d. 12 Nov 1919  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F20199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Flossie Helen Sprague,   b. 1888,   d. 1 Mar 1966  (Age 78 years) 
    Children 
     1. Hugh Dean Brown,   b. 16 Aug 1916,   d. 9 Mar 1917  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F20200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Oscar Jeryus Brown - December 22, 1888 - March 24, 1961. Son of Frank J. and Ella A. McClary Brown. Husband of Flossie Helen Sprague Brown. Married December 21, 1908.

      Newspaper Obituary -Thursday, March 30, 1961 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - O. J. Brown Rites Are Held - Rites for Oscar J. Brown, 72, of Watertown, retired freight conductor of the New York Central Railroad, were held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial was in Richland Cemetery. Mr. Brown, a former resident of Richland, died Friday morning shortly after midnight at his home, 91 East Mills apartments, following an illness of two months. Surviving besides his wife Mrs. Flossie Sprague Brown, are four children, F. Maxwell Brown, Clinton; Mrs. G. Leo (Merrill L.) Webert, Minneapolis, Minnesota; O. Sprague Brown, Albany, and Loyal Grant Brown, Houston, Texas; 10 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. John (Jessie) Hartney of Jamestown. Mr. Brown was born December 22, 1888, in Richland, the son of Frank and Ella McCleary Brown. He was educated in the public schools of Richland and Pulaski, including Pulaski High School. He lived at Richland until 1926 when he moved to Watertown. He married Miss Flossie Helen Sprague at Belleville on December 21, 1908. Mr. Brown began his railroad career when he was 15 or 16 years old. He worked first at the Richland freight office and later was a timekeeper at the Richland station. He served as a mail carrier and in other capacities before becoming a brakeman October 19, 1911. He was promoted to freight conductor July 9, 1923, and served in this capacity until his retirement in 1958 after about 54 years of railroad service.