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BROWN Sarah Jane "Sadie"

Female 1879 - 1972  (92 years)


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  • Name BROWN Sarah Jane "Sadie" 
    Born 20 Jun 1879  Norfolk Twp, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Mar 1972  Detroit, Wayne Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI.
    Notes 
    • Sarah Jane Brown, the ninth child of James Brown and Mary Ann goggin,
      was born on June 20, 1879 in Norfolk Township, Minnesota near the
      village of Birch Cooley. The tenth and last child of James and Mary
      Ann, a son, died soon after birth. Like her brothers and sisters,
      Sarah's early life was spent on the farm, going to school through the
      eighth grade in Norfolk and attending catechism in Henryville. We
      have no precise record when Sarah Janes' parents died, the only
      record being that James was first buried in Henryville and later was
      removed to the cemetery at New Birch Cooley. From this, we surmise
      that when Mary Ann died she, too, was buried with her husband in New
      Birch Cooley cemetery.
      After finishing the eighth grade in Norfolk, Sarah Jane went to high
      school for one year in Bird Island, and then transferred to the
      school at Franklin. Sometime after she finished school, Sarah Jane
      met a likeable young fellow from Golden Gate, Minnesota, by the name
      of Willie Grimes. They started seeing each other regularly, and soon
      they were engaged to be married. This event took place on January 15,
      1901 at New Birch Cooley. Their married life began on a farm
      purchased from Herb Scott. Some eight years later in 1909, Willie,
      Sarah and five children left the farm and headed for Great Falls,
      Montana, on an immigrant train. Besides the family, they took four
      men, four wagons, eight horses and the household furniture. The
      children who made the trip were: Mary Edith, Eight years old; James,
      six years old; Patrick, four years old; Catherine, two years old and
      the baby, Margaret.
      While in Great Falls, Willie, or as he is also know, Bill, did
      construction work, but things did not seem to work out right. His
      wife, Sarah was in poor health, suffering from a kidney ailment, and
      there was also a prevalence of typhoid in the area. Such being the
      case, Willie and Sarah decided to retrace their steps to Minnesota,
      and so they came to Franklin to live. Bill purchased a livery stable
      and had three teams for hire. After some time, he went back to
      farming in the Franklin area. Again, the family moved back into town,
      and Willie drove a team on a grader. In the meantime, seven more
      children were born in this order:Wilfrid, Lorraine, Larry, David,
      Collette, Clare, Grace and Lois. During the time, the family lived in
      Franklin, James moved to Detroit, Michigan, and opened a drycleaning
      plant, which proved to be very successful. During the next several
      years, Jim's brothers and sisters joined him in Detroit, and finally
      his father and mother. Here, Willie took a job as a guard at the
      Burroughs Corporation plant. After several bouts with pneumonia, and
      being in his seventies, he finally retired from active work.
      As this is written, Willie is still in fairly good health and is
      approaching his ninety-third birthday. His wife, Sarah Jane, who is
      nearing Eighty-four, continues to enjoy good health and leads an
      active and interesting life.

      Written by Thomas J. Shay February, 1963
    Person ID I1619  Freeman-Smith
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father (Jr) James Brown,   b. 03 May 1835, Tingwick, Arthabasha County, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1881, Norfolk Twp, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother GOGGIN Mary Anne,   b. 17 Aug 1843, Shipton, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1920, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 04 Nov 1861  Tingwick, Arthabasha County, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F246  Group Sheet

    Family GRIMES William Louis,   b. 11 Oct 1870, Sleepy Eye, Brown Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Jan 1901  New Birch Cooley, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. GRIMES Mary Edith,   b. 21 Nov 1901,   d. 02 Jan 1979  (Age 77 years)
     2. GRIMES James Bernard,   b. 18 Apr 1903,   d. 15 Apr 1986  (Age 82 years)
     3. GRIMES Patrick A.,   b. 18 Jan 1905, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1991  (Age 86 years)
     4. GRIMES Catherine Rosann,   b. 18 Feb 1906, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1996  (Age 90 years)
     5. GRIMES Margaret,   b. 04 Feb 1909,   d. Abt 1997  (Age 87 years)
     6. Living
     7. GRIMES Sophia Lorraine "Lorraine",   b. 21 Oct 1912, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 2000  (Age 87 years)
     8. Living
     9. GRIMES David Eugene,   b. 14 Sep 1915, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1999  (Age 84 years)
     10. GRIMES Collette,   b. 26 Nov 1917, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Aug 1993  (Age 75 years)
     11. Living
     12. GRIMES Lois Eileen,   b. 12 Nov 1922, Franklin, Renville Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1970  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F3589  Group Sheet


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