Edith Sarah Matilda Brown

F, b. 1869, d. 19 December 1954
  • Edith Sarah Matilda Brown was born in 1869. She was the daughtrer of James and Sarah.
  • Edith Sarah Matilda Brown died on 19 December 1954 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 20 December 1954 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Edward Brown

M, b. 18 April 1910, d. 9 July 1972
  • Edward Brown was born on 18 April 1910 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies.
  • Edward Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Thornville. He was a labourer.
  • Edward Brown died on 9 July 1972 in Queensland at age 62.

Edward Brown

M, b. 1 August 1874, d. 25 June 1959
  • Edward Brown was born on 1 August 1874 in Merritts Creek.
  • He was the son of Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden.
  • Edward Brown commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1877.
  • When the Perseverance Creek School was opened in November 1880, the first day pupils were John Ryan, William Diamond, Alf Ernest Bidgood, Miriam Case, Kate Diamond, Rachel Diamond, Ann Hebbel, Margaret Hebbel, Jacob Hebbel, Emily White, Mary Ryan, and George Case. The first head teacher was Thomas Walls and the School Committee consisted of Joseph Cossart (Secretary - his eldest child was only four at the time), Alf Bidgood, John Hebbel, James and John McQuillan.
    The following year Alice Brown, Joseph Cronk, John Brown, Edward Brown, Alice Cronk, Minnie Humberdross, Emma Humberdross and John Kynoch were enrolled.
  • He selected land - Portion 302v, Parish of Djuan 160 acres
    in 1901.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. He was a farmer.
  • At the age of 28 years, 10 months and 22 days, Edward Brown married Alice Burgess, daughter of James Burgess and Ellen (Helen) Gillis Bridgeman, on 23 June 1903 in Queensland.
  • Edward Brown and Alice Burgess appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1905 and 1908 living at Thornville. Edward was a farmer.
  • On 12 October 1911Edward Brown enrolled daughter Maud Ellen Brown in Pinelands State School. She was 7 years 5 months old. Her father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • On 7 April 1929,his wife, Alice Burgess died in Queensland at age 48.
  • Edward Brown was mentioned in the Obituary of his mother, Margaret Boden in February 1930. "OBITUARY MRS EDWARD BROWN
    One of the oldest identities of Crows Nest in the person of Mrs Edward Brown (Margaret) passed away at her home on Sunday (writes our Crows Nest correspondent). She was born in County Armagh, Ireland 85 years ago and was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Boden. She came to Queensland over 60 years ago and was married to Mr Edward Brown in Toowoomba shortly afterwards. She had lived in and around Crows Nest ever since. They were to have celebrated their diamond wedding this year. Her kindly and gentle nature endeared her to the hearts of all, and the older residents of the district speak in glowing terms of the many thoughtful acts of Mrs. Brown, in the old pioneering days. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband and five sons, Messrs. J.R.W. Brown (West Australia) Thomas (Brisbane) H. Brown (Wondai), S Brown (Kilburnie) E. Brown (Highfields) and two daughters Mrs Chas Brewer (Pinelands) and Mrs James Gibbs (Crows Nest) one daughter, Mrs Margaret Hess died a few years ago. The late Mrs Brown and Mr Brown have 47 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The funeral took place at the Crows Nest Cemetery on Monday. The flag at the Soldiers Memorial was flown at half mast as a mark of respect."
  • Edward Brown died on 25 June 1959 in Queensland at age 84.
  • He was buried on 26 June 1959 in Cabarlah Cemetery. CE1-00B-0019.

Children of Edward Brown and Alice Burgess

Edward (Ned) Brown

M, b. 27 October 1844, d. 26 August 1938
  • Edward (Ned) Brown was born on 27 October 1844 in Maitland, New South Wales. He was the son of Robert Brown, a convict and Alice Cooper, a free immigrant.
  • At the age of 25 years, 4 months and 13 days, Edward (Ned) Brown married Margaret Boden on 12 March 1870 in Toowoomba, Queensland. At the time of Ellen's birth Margaret gave her date of marriage as 12 March 1869, at Toowoomba.
  • In 1876 The family was living at Cock's timber camp when Edward completed a census to enrol the children in the Crows Nest Provisional School.
  • Edward (Ned) Brown enrolled his children Edward Brown and Alice Anne (Cissy) Brown in school at Crow's Nest State School in 1877.
  • In March 1877, Edward (Ned) Brown enrolled his daugher an unknown person and John Robert William (Jack) Brown in the Crow's Nest Provisional School. His brother Edward 2, and John 6 were listed as future students for the proposed school but, according to the book, 125th Anniversary of Crow's Nest State School, only Edward started at the new school. This may be an error and should have been John. The teacher was William Jenkinson who was untrained and had to cope with an under-equipped school. There were no blackboards, slates, books etc. He left a few months later and was replaced by David Moylan.
  • In 1881 Edward and Margaret enrolled their three eldest children John, Alice and Edward in Perseverance School.
  • On 20 January 1881,Edward (Ned) Brown's daughter, Ellen Caroline Brown was born in Fernelawn, Perseverance, Queensland.
  • Between 1889 and 1893 the Brown children attended Pechey Provisional School. Edward snr was listed as a selector at the time, most likely augmenting his income by carting timber.
  • In 1901 his name appeared in the Queensland Post Office Directory. He was a farmer living at Thornville along with Robert Brown and Henry Brown, also farmers.
  • Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. He was a farmer. His sons James, Samuel and John Robert also farmed in the Djuan/Douglas area.
  • Edward (Ned) Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Grace Street, Crow's Nest. He was a farmer.
  • On 16 February 1930,his wife, Margaret Boden died in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 84.
  • In November 1934 He celebrated his 90th birthday with family - "Mr. Edward Brown, of Crow's Nest, recently celebrated the 90th anniversary of his birthday. Mr. Brown, who is hale and hearty, was born at Maitland, and in his younger days was engaged in the carrylng business. His first long trip
    was to the Barwon River, a distance of about 500 miles. In 1864 he came to Queensland, where he continued in the carrying business. He spent much time in the Warrego district, Cooper's Creek, and the Barcoo River. While working on the Barcoo he took a load of wool to Rockhampton, the journey occupying about seven weeks. Mr. Brown has lived in the Crow's Nest district almost continuously for 66 years. He carted the timber for the first house built in Crow's Nest. Mrs. Brown died about five years ago" and the local Crow's Nest Paper.
  • Edward (Ned) Brown died on 26 August 1938 in Hillcrest, Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 93.
  • He was buried on 27 August 1938 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. Plot CE1-00C-0031
    A service for him had been held at Hillcrest before the burial. He was said to have requested that no concrete be used to cover his grave - or he would return to haunt the person responsible!
  • On 1 September 1938 Edward (Ned) Brown's obituary appeared in the Courier Mail. It read:- "The death is announced of Mr. Edward Brown, aged 94. one of the pioneers of the Crow's Nest district. He was born at West Maitland, arrived in Queensland in 1864, and came to Crow's Nest 70 years ago. With the exception of a brief period at the Dawson River, he had resided In the district since then. His wife, predeceased him eight years ago. He is survived by five sons — Messrs. T. (Cooyar), E. (Highfields), R. and J. (Too woomba), and H. Brown (Crow's Nest) — two daughters--Mesdames J. Gibbs and C. Brewer (Crow's Nest)— 37 Grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren."

  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Edward & Margaret's names were amongst them.

Children of Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden

Elison (Elsie) Margaret Brown

F, b. circa 1850, d. 1888
  • Elison (Elsie) Margaret Brown was born circa 1850. She was the daughter of John Brown and Grace Robertson.
  • Elison (Elsie) Margaret Brown married Archibald Crawford Brown circa 1880.
  • Elison (Elsie) Margaret Brown died in 1888 in Queensland.

Child of Elison (Elsie) Margaret Brown and Archibald Crawford Brown

Ellen Caroline Brown

F, b. 20 January 1881, d. 25 November 1959
  • Ellen Caroline Brown was born on 20 January 1881 in Fernelawn, Perseverance, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden.
  • Between 1889 and 1893 the Brown children attended Pechey Provisional School. Edward snr was listed as a selector at the time, most likely augmenting his income by carting timber.
  • At the age of 17 years, 2 months and 9 days, Ellen Caroline Brown married Charles Brewer, son of Christopher Brewer and Mary Pettinger, on 29 March 1898 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • Ellen Caroline Brown and Charles Brewer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. Charles was a farmer.
  • On 4 February 1912,Ellen Caroline Brown's son, Fred Brewer was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
  • Ellen Caroline Brown and Charles Brewer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1928 living at Pinelands. Charles was a farmer. Their sons John (labourer) and William (farmer) also lived at Pinelands as did their daughter Maudie.
  • Ellen Caroline Brown and Charles Brewer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pinelands. Charles was a farmer.
  • Ellen Caroline Brown was mentioned in the Obituary of her mother, Margaret Boden in February 1930. "OBITUARY MRS EDWARD BROWN
    One of the oldest identities of Crows Nest in the person of Mrs Edward Brown (Margaret) passed away at her home on Sunday (writes our Crows Nest correspondent). She was born in County Armagh, Ireland 85 years ago and was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Boden. She came to Queensland over 60 years ago and was married to Mr Edward Brown in Toowoomba shortly afterwards. She had lived in and around Crows Nest ever since. They were to have celebrated their diamond wedding this year. Her kindly and gentle nature endeared her to the hearts of all, and the older residents of the district speak in glowing terms of the many thoughtful acts of Mrs. Brown, in the old pioneering days. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband and five sons, Messrs. J.R.W. Brown (West Australia) Thomas (Brisbane) H. Brown (Wondai), S Brown (Kilburnie) E. Brown (Highfields) and two daughters Mrs Chas Brewer (Pinelands) and Mrs James Gibbs (Crows Nest) one daughter, Mrs Margaret Hess died a few years ago. The late Mrs Brown and Mr Brown have 47 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The funeral took place at the Crows Nest Cemetery on Monday. The flag at the Soldiers Memorial was flown at half mast as a mark of respect."
  • Ellen Caroline Brown and Charles Brewer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Pinelands, Crow's Nest. Charles was a farmer. Their son Percy was a farm labourer at Pinelands.
  • On 28 May 1951,her husband, Charles Brewer died in Queensland at age 80.
  • Ellen Caroline Brown died on 25 November 1959 in Queensland at age 78.
  • She was buried on 1 December 1959 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00D-0029.

Children of Ellen Caroline Brown and Charles Brewer

Emily Ellen Brown

F, b. 1876, d. 1925
  • Emily Ellen Brown was born in 1876 in Queensland. She was the daughter of John BROWN and Mary DUNCAN.
  • At the age of 30 years, Emily Ellen Brown married John Wilkin, son of William Wilkin and Eliza Wilkin, in 1906 in Queensland.
  • In 1923,her husband, John Wilkin died in Queensland.
  • Emily Ellen Brown died in 1925 in Queensland.

Emma Adeline Brown

F, b. 1854, d. August 1935
  • Emma Adeline Brown was born in 1854. She was the daugher of William Brown and Emma Oakley.
  • At the age of 29 years, Emma Adeline Brown married James Oliver Davies on 23 June 1883 in Queensland.
  • Emma Adeline Brown and James Oliver Davies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Samford. James was a grocer.
  • Emma Adeline Brown and James Oliver Davies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Goombungee. James was a farmer.
  • Emma Adeline Brown and James Oliver Davies appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1912 and 1913 living at Thornville. They were farmers.
  • Emma Adeline Brown was listed as the next of kin of Alister James Davies when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 18 June 1915 in Mackay. He gave his mother Emma of Glenira, Stucky Road, Clayfield as his next of kin.
  • Emma Adeline Brown was listed as the next of kin of Arthur Tasman Davies when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 18 September 1915 in Brisbane. He gave his mother Emma of Glenira, Stucky Road, Clayfield as his next of kin. At the time of enlistment he was a farmer at Taabinga near Kingaroy.
  • Emma Adeline Brown, as the father of the bride, most likely attended the wedding of Gertrude Hibbert and Sidney Barwood Davies on 5 January 1916 in South Brisbane Their marriage was reporrted in The Queensland Figaro- " MARRIAGES. Jan. 5th.-Miss Gertrude Hibbert, second daughter of the late Mr. William Hibbert and Mrs. Hibbert, South Brisbane, to Mr. Sidney Barwood Davies, third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Davies, Cooyar; at the residence of the bride's mother; by the Rev. J. B. Galloway.
  • Emma Adeline Brown and James Oliver Davies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1917. James living at the Diamondtina Hospital. Emma lived at Hillside, Grey Road, Hill End.
  • Emma Adeline Brown died in August 1935 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • She was buried on 15 August 1935 in Toowong Cemetery.

Children of Emma Adeline Brown and James Oliver Davies

Emma Jane Brown

F, b. 1890, d. 1967
  • Emma Jane Brown was born in 1890. She was the daughter of Robert Brown and Ellen Howard.
  • At the age of 29 years, Emma Jane Brown married David Bedge McDonald in 1919 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Emma Jane Brown died in 1967 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Ethel Margaret Brown

F, b. circa 1870
  • Ethel Margaret Brown was born circa 1870.
  • Ethel Margaret Brown married Edwin James Brent in 1898 in Wickham, New South Wales.

Child of Ethel Margaret Brown and Edwin James Brent

Florence Maud Brown

F, b. 19 August 1922, d. 24 September 1989

Francis James Brown

M, b. 11 June 1899, d. 3 July 1983
  • Francis James Brown was born on 11 June 1899 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies.
  • Francis James Brown commenced school at Pinelands State School on 1 April 1908. Frank was 8 years old. His father was a teamster at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 28 years, 5 months and 26 days, Francis James Brown married Elizabeth Sophia Kendall, daughter of Henry James Kendall and Sophia Jane Paton, on 7 December 1927 in Queensland.
  • Francis James Brown and Elizabeth Sophia Kendall appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Emu Creek. Frank was a farmer.
  • Francis James Brown and Elizabeth Sophia Kendall appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1937 and 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Frank was a carrier.
  • Francis James Brown died on 3 July 1983 in Queensland at age 84.
  • He was buried on 4 July 1983 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Francis Leonard Brown

M, b. 1888, d. 1931
  • Francis Leonard Brown was born in 1888 in New Zealand. He ws the son of Moses and Elizabeth Ellen BROWN.
  • At the age of 32 years, Francis Leonard Brown married Gladys Bridgeman, daughter of James Adams Bridgeman and Mary Ann Rampton, on 1 July 1920 in New Zealand.
  • Francis Leonard Brown died in 1931 in New Zealand.

Frank Earl Brown

M, b. 1879, d. 1936

Frederick Brown

M, b. 23 March 1895, d. 8 November 1967

Frederick Brown

M, b. 1915, d. 1990

George Hunt Brown

M, b. 24 June 1896, d. January 1969

Grace Brown

F, b. circa 1880, d. 1964

Henry John Brown

M, b. 1888, d. 1958
  • Henry John Brown was born in 1888 in Queensland. He was the son of James Willliam BROWN and Margery THOMSON.
  • At the age of 26 years, Henry John Brown married Ruby White, daughter of Charles White and Sarah Arnold, in 1914 in Queensland.
  • On 29 October 1927,his wife, Ruby White died in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Henry John Brown died in 1958 in Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales.

Irene May Brown

F, b. 1906

James Brown

M, b. circa 1880

James Brown

M, b. circa 1870

James Henry Brown

M, b. 14 September 1876, d. 18 May 1960
  • James Henry Brown was born on 14 September 1876 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden.
  • James Henry Brown was baptized on 25 September 1876 in Methodist Church, Crow's Nest.
  • At the age of 22 years, 8 months and 23 days, James Henry Brown married Rose Elizabeth Gillies, daughter of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson, on 6 June 1899 in Methodist Church, Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. James was a farmer.
  • James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1905 and 1926 living at Thornville. James was a farmer.
  • James Henry Brown enrolled his son Francis James Brown in Pinelands State School on 1 April 1908. James was a teamster at Pinelands.
    ; Frank was 8 years old. His father was a teamster at Pinelands.
  • James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Thornville. James was a farmer. Their daughter Margaret most likely lived with them.
  • James Henry Brown was mentioned in the Obituary of his mother, Margaret Boden in February 1930. "OBITUARY MRS EDWARD BROWN
    One of the oldest identities of Crows Nest in the person of Mrs Edward Brown (Margaret) passed away at her home on Sunday (writes our Crows Nest correspondent). She was born in County Armagh, Ireland 85 years ago and was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Boden. She came to Queensland over 60 years ago and was married to Mr Edward Brown in Toowoomba shortly afterwards. She had lived in and around Crows Nest ever since. They were to have celebrated their diamond wedding this year. Her kindly and gentle nature endeared her to the hearts of all, and the older residents of the district speak in glowing terms of the many thoughtful acts of Mrs. Brown, in the old pioneering days. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband and five sons, Messrs. J.R.W. Brown (West Australia) Thomas (Brisbane) H. Brown (Wondai), S Brown (Kilburnie) E. Brown (Highfields) and two daughters Mrs Chas Brewer (Pinelands) and Mrs James Gibbs (Crows Nest) one daughter, Mrs Margaret Hess died a few years ago. The late Mrs Brown and Mr Brown have 47 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The funeral took place at the Crows Nest Cemetery on Monday. The flag at the Soldiers Memorial was flown at half mast as a mark of respect."
  • James Henry Brown was listed as the next of kin of Richard David Brown when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 24 March 1942 in Brisbane. He was living at Wutul at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin was James Brown, his father. His service number was QX30793. He was discharged on 22 Sep 1945 with the rank of Private in the 2nd/6th Battalion.
  • James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Thornville, Crow's Nest. James was a farmer at Thornville, Rose was listed as living at Wutul. Their sons Richard, Ron (listed on the roll as Roy) and Sydney,labourers also lived at Thornville as did son Frank. Daughter Madge also lived at Thornville.
  • On 2 September 1946,his wife, Rose Elizabeth Gillies died in Queensland at age 65.
  • James Henry Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at 81a North Street, Toowoomba. James was a grazier.
  • James Henry Brown died on 18 May 1960 in Queensland at age 83.
  • He was buried on 20 May 1960 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00D-0041.

Children of James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies

Jane Brown

F, b. circa 1830
  • Jane Brown was born circa 1830.
  • Jane Brown married Arthur Hill circa 1855.

Child of Jane Brown and Arthur Hill

John Brown

M, b. circa 1850
  • John Brown was born circa 1850.
  • John Brown married Louisa Clipsham in 1875.
  • John Brown lived in Pechey.

Child of John Brown and Louisa Clipsham

John Brown

M, b. 1858, d. 20 June 1920
  • John Brown was born in 1858. He was the son of Frederick Brown and Mary Motley.
  • At the age of 54 years, John Brown married Edith Sarah Matilda Pickup, daughter of James Pickup and Sarah Ann Jane Stacey, on 18 May 1912 in Queensland.
  • John Brown died on 20 June 1920 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00B-0019.

John Henry Brown

M, b. 9 October 1903, d. 7 April 1975
  • John Henry Brown was born on 9 October 1903 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies.
  • At the age of 23 years, 8 months and 27 days, John Henry Brown married Ada Angelina Otto, daughter of Adolf Otto and Maria Polzin, on 6 July 1927 in Queensland.
  • John Henry Brown and Ada Angelina Otto appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1932 living at Thornville. John was a farmer.
  • John Henry Brown and Ada Angelina Otto appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1934 and 1937 living at Emu Creek. John was a farmer.
  • Around 1939, John and Ada's children attended Jubilee Vale State School.
  • John Henry Brown and Ada Angelina Otto appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1972 living at Rocky Creek, Yarraman. John was a farmer.
  • John Henry Brown died on 7 April 1975 in Queensland at age 71.
  • He was buried on 9 April 1975 in Yarraman Cemetery. LUTH1-00C-0003.

John Robert William (Jack) Brown

M, b. 21 February 1871, d. 7 June 1967
  • John Robert William (Jack) Brown was born on 21 February 1871 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden.
  • John Robert William (Jack) Brown may have commenced school in March 1877 at Crow's Nest Provisional School. His brother Edward 2, and John 6 were listed as future students for the proposed school but, according to the book, 125th Anniversary of Crow's Nest State School, only Edward started at the new school. This may be an error and should have been John. The teacher was William Jenkinson who was untrained and had to cope with an under-equipped school. There were no blackboards, slates, books etc. He left a few months later and was replaced by David Moylan.
  • When the Perseverance Creek School was opened in November 1880, the first day pupils were John Ryan, William Diamond, Alf Ernest Bidgood, Miriam Case, Kate Diamond, Rachel Diamond, Ann Hebbel, Margaret Hebbel, Jacob Hebbel, Emily White, Mary Ryan, and George Case. The first head teacher was Thomas Walls and the School Committee consisted of Joseph Cossart (Secretary - his eldest child was only four at the time), Alf Bidgood, John Hebbel, James and John McQuillan.
    The following year Alice Brown, Joseph Cronk, John Brown, Edward Brown, Alice Cronk, Minnie Humberdross, Emma Humberdross and John Kynoch were enrolled.
  • At the age of 26 years, John Robert William (Jack) Brown married Mary Kettelwell Maguire, daughter of Edward Maguire and Hannah Colcough, in 1898 in Queensland.
  • John Robert William (Jack) Brown and Mary Kettelwell Maguire appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. He was a farmer as was his father Edward and brothers James and Samuel.
  • John Robert William (Jack) Brown was mentioned in the Obituary of his mother, Margaret Boden in February 1930. "OBITUARY MRS EDWARD BROWN
    One of the oldest identities of Crows Nest in the person of Mrs Edward Brown (Margaret) passed away at her home on Sunday (writes our Crows Nest correspondent). She was born in County Armagh, Ireland 85 years ago and was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Boden. She came to Queensland over 60 years ago and was married to Mr Edward Brown in Toowoomba shortly afterwards. She had lived in and around Crows Nest ever since. They were to have celebrated their diamond wedding this year. Her kindly and gentle nature endeared her to the hearts of all, and the older residents of the district speak in glowing terms of the many thoughtful acts of Mrs. Brown, in the old pioneering days. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband and five sons, Messrs. J.R.W. Brown (West Australia) Thomas (Brisbane) H. Brown (Wondai), S Brown (Kilburnie) E. Brown (Highfields) and two daughters Mrs Chas Brewer (Pinelands) and Mrs James Gibbs (Crows Nest) one daughter, Mrs Margaret Hess died a few years ago. The late Mrs Brown and Mr Brown have 47 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The funeral took place at the Crows Nest Cemetery on Monday. The flag at the Soldiers Memorial was flown at half mast as a mark of respect."
  • On 5 September 1935,his wife, Mary Kettelwell Maguire died in Queensland.
  • John Robert William (Jack) Brown died on 7 June 1967 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 96.
  • He was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery. UNIT-00C-0012.

Madge Brown

F, b. 25 January 1917, d. 17 November 1993
  • Madge Brown was born on 25 January 1917.
  • She was the daughter of James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies.
  • Madge Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll with James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies in 1943 in Thornville, Crow's Nest. James was a farmer at Thornville, Rose was listed as living at Wutul. Their sons Richard, Ron (listed on the roll as Roy) and Sydney,labourers also lived at Thornville as did son Frank. Daughter Madge also lived at Thornville.
  • At the age of 28 years, 2 months and 17 days, Madge Brown married Leopold Morris Smith, son of Fred Smith and Roma Douglas Tigell, on 11 April 1945.
  • Madge Brown died on 17 November 1993 at age 76.

Margaret Priscilla Brown

F, b. 8 March 1886, d. 28 July 1922
  • Margaret Priscilla Brown was born on 8 March 1886 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden.
  • Between 1889 and 1893 the Brown children attended Pechey Provisional School. Edward snr was listed as a selector at the time, most likely augmenting his income by carting timber.
  • At the age of 26 years and 19 days, Margaret Priscilla Brown married Ernest William Henry (Willie) Hess, son of Wilhelm Hess and Amelia (Emily) Keno, on 27 March 1912 in Queensland.
  • Margaret Priscilla Brown was buried on 28 July 1922 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00C-0029.
  • Margaret Priscilla Brown died on 28 July 1922 in Kingaroy, Queensland, at age 36.