Family: Horace Walter Brown/Lella Otis Griffin (F12119)

m. 4 May 1930


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  • Horace Walter BrownFather | Male
    Horace Walter Brown

    Born  2 Nov 1896  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Sep 1950  (Coleman, Coleman County, Texas) Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Coleman Cemetery, Coleman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  4 May 1930  [1, 2, 3]  Coleman, Coleman County, Texas  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  John Gilliam "Gilliam" Brown | F12118 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sidya Elizabeth "Siddie" Gribble | F12118 Group Sheet 

    Lella Otis GriffinMother | Female
    Lella Otis Griffin

    Born  14 Apr 1906  Madisonville, Madison County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Nov 1994  Coleman, Coleman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Coleman Cemetery, Coleman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Hale Noah Griffin | F15885 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mexie Mathis | F15885 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    Dan Willis Brown

    Born  19 Feb 1931  Coleman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Mar 2012  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    Don Maynard Brown

    Born  25 Aug 1932  Coleman, Coleman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Jun 2004  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Fairview Cemetery, Grosvenor, Brown County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location

    Doris Ann BrownChild 3 | Female
    Doris Ann Brown

    Born     
    Died     
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    Spouse  FNU Buhr | F12862 
    Married     

    Child 4 | Female
    Dale Frances Brown

    Born    Coleman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mr. Morgan | F12863 
    Married     

    Child 5 | Male
    Dwane Allen Brown

    Born  20 May 1942  Coleman, Coleman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Apr 1990  Manhattan, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

  • Photos
    Don Maynard Brown on the left.
 
Dan Willis Brown on the right.
    Don Maynard Brown on the left. Dan Willis Brown on the right.
    Photo provided by Doris Ann Brown Buhr, September 10, 2015, dbuhr@gvtc.com

    First three children of Horace Walter Brown and Lella Otis (Griffin) Brown; Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, c. 1938

    Photo provided by Doris Ann Brown Buhr, September 10, 2015, dbuhr@gvtc.com

    This is the five Brown kids taken about 1943 at Lella (Griffin) Brown's parent's house -- Hale Noah Griffin and Mexie (Mathis) Griffin; Coleman, Coleman County, Texas:

    Dan Willis Brown; Don Maynard Brown, Dale Frances Brown (female); Dwane Allen Brown; Doris Ann Brown

    Only Dale and I are still living and she is on her last leg in a nursing home in Brenham, Texas. Sometime ago a doctor said he thought she had water on the brain. She refused treatment so is now just a vegetable. So sad. Dale is/was the best of the five Brown kids. She taught Sunday School and played the piano for the children. She was such a kind and nice person. She would never put down another person!!

    All five of the Brown kids graduated from college:

    Dan Willis Brown 1959, Texas Tech, geology; all four of Dan's sons graduated from college
    Don Maynard Brown 1958 graduated from Texas Tech; Dairy Management
    Doris Ann Brown: Texas Woman's University 1958; MEd degree 1985 University of Texas Brownsville/Pan American University
    Dale Frances Brown Morgan: Lamar University, Beaumont, TX 1976 (she was married when she graduated)
    Dwane Allen Brown: University of Texas, Austin; 1964

    Photo provided by Doris Ann Brown Buhr, September 10, 2015, dbuhr@gvtc.com

  • Sources 
    1. [S45452] Doris Ann Brown Buhr | 4 Aug 2012 | Email dbuhr@gvtc.com.

    2. [S48304] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SBLR-M73.

    3. [S7730] Doris Ann Brown Buhr | 10 Sep 2015 | dbuhr@gvtc.com.