Indiana McCaslins

Bertha Mower BrownAge: 81 years18751957

Name
Bertha Mower Brown
Birth December 27, 1875 39 29
Note: Previously known as Porter's Mills and went out of existance when the sawmills closed.
Birth of a brotherFrederic Dill Brown
May 27, 1878 (Age 2 years)
Source: S471
Census 1880 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAlcha Oliva (Olive) Harding
May 17, 1882 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Harding Brown
January 14, 1883 (Age 7 years)
Census 1885 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterCatharine Sophia Brown
October 20, 1888 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSophia Ann Mower
July 27, 1890 (Age 14 years)
Source: S364
Source: Find a Grave
Census 1900 (Age 24 years)
MarriageRobert Kendall ShawView this family
September 20, 1902 (Age 26 years)
Death of a sisterElla Marian Brown
February 17, 1903 (Age 27 years)
Source: S1206
Census 1905 (Age 29 years)
Death of a fatherJames Harding Brown
March 8, 1917 (Age 41 years)
Census 1920 (Age 44 years)
Death of a motherAnna Sarah Taft
March 16, 1926 (Age 50 years)
Census 1930 (Age 54 years)
Death of a half-brotherCharles Lee Brown
1945 (Age 69 years)

Burial of a half-brotherCharles Lee Brown
1945 (Age 69 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Forest Hill Cemetery, Block 41 Lot 3 (Find A Grave Memorial# 96108406)
Death of a husbandRobert Kendall Shaw
1956 (Age 80 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hope Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 39079836)
Death of a brotherFrederic Dill Brown
November 1, 1956 (Age 80 years)
Source: S471
Burial of a husbandRobert Kendall Shaw
1956 (Age 80 years)

Burial of a brotherFrederic Dill Brown
November 3, 1956 (Age 80 years)
Note: Lakewood Cemetery, Lot 244 Section 30 Grave 3; Find A Grave Memorial# 35443396
Occupation
1900 Librarian For Eau Claire, Wisconsin Public Library

Death 1957 (Age 81 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial 1957 (on the date of death)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hope Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 36873070)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 12, 1872Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin
17 months
elder sister
Ella Marian Brown
Birth: March 1874 38 27Wisconsin
Death: February 17, 1903, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
22 months
herself
Bertha Mower Brown
Birth: December 27, 1875 39 29Porterville, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Death: 1957, Worcester, Massachusetts
2 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
6 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Eleanora Fay - View this family
father
step-mother
Eleanora Fay
Birth: September 13, 1843 35 33Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts
Death: after July 28, 1870Porterville, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Marriage: September 13, 1863Waubeek, Pepin, Wisconsin
14 months
half-brother
5 years
half-sister
Delia Brown
Birth: August 1869 33 25Brunswick, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Death: after July 28, 1870Brunswick, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Family with Robert Kendall Shaw - View this family
husband
Robert Kendall Shaw
Birth: July 18, 1871 35 28Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
Death: 1956, Worcester, Massachusetts
herself
Bertha Mower Brown
Birth: December 27, 1875 39 29Porterville, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Death: 1957, Worcester, Massachusetts
Marriage: September 20, 1902Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Birth
Previously known as Porter's Mills and went out of existance when the sawmills closed.
Burial
Hope Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 36873070)
Shared note
In the 1880 US Federal Census for Brunswic [sic], Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 43-year-old New York-born engineer James and his 30-year-old Vermont-born second wife Anna [Taft] Brown have in their household his Wisconsin-born son by his first marriage to Eleanora Fay Brown, 15-year-old Chas [sic Charles], and their Wisconsin-born children, 6-year-old Ella, 4-year-old Bertha and 2-year-old Fred. Charles, Ella and Bertha have attended school in the past year. James' parents were born in New York. Anna's parents were born in Vermont. The Browns are apparently living in a double bungalow as two families are listed for one address. The other family is that of 33-year-old filer P R Glover and his 28-year-old wife Ella. In the 1885 Wisconsin State Census for Eau Claire Ward 3, Eau Claire, Jas [James] Brown has four white males [himself and his three sons, Charles Lee, Frederic Dill and James Harding Jr] and three white females [his wife Anna Sarah Taft Brown, and his two daughters, Ella Marian, Bertha Mower] in his household. His neighbors are the F.W. Deacon family and the Frank A Clay family. In the 1895 Wisconsin State Census for Eau Claire Ward 3, Eau Claire, J.H. [James Harding] Brown has three white males [himself and his two of his three sons, Frederic Dill and James Harding Jr] and four white females [his wife Anna Sarah Taft Brown, and his three daughters, Ella Marian, Bertha Mower and Catharine Sophia]. His neighbors are the R. Farr family and the Dick Christenson family The 1900 census confirms the move to Farwell St in Eau Claire, where 64-year-old New York-born engineer James, 52-year-old Vermont-born Anna S and their five Wisconsin-born children, 26-year-old Ella M, 24-year-old Bertha M, 22-year-old Fred D, 17-year-old Harding J [James Harding Jr], and 11-year-old Katherine [Catharine] are all in the Brown household. Charles, James' son by his first marriage, has left home. James and Anna have been married 28 years In the 1920 US Federal Census for Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, 48-year-old Massachusetts born Robert K and his 44-year-old Wisconsin-born wife Bertha B [Brown] Shaw are living in a house at 38 Monadneck Road, which Robert owns, but with a mortgage. He is a librarian for the Worcester Public Library. Robert and Bertha can read, write and speak English. Robert's parents were born in Massachusetts. Bertha's father was born in New York and her mother in Vermont. On 27 Apr 1923, Robert K Shaw applies for a passport for himself and his wife, Bertha Brown Shaw, to visit England and the British Isles for "travel", not to last any longer than six months. They plan to sail on the SS Assyria on 16 Jun 1923. Robert's description is: Age :51 years' Stature: 5 feet 7-1/2 inches, Eng.; Forehead: Medium; Eyes: Grey (blue is crossed out); Nose: Regular; Distinguishing marks -------; Mouth: Medium (Sm is crossed out); Chin: Round; Hair: Dark brown; Complexion: Medium; Face: Round. Marcus I Young of Worcester, Massachusetts swears to Robert's identity. The attached photo is of both Robert and Bertha. His passport was approved for issue 1 May 1923 Fifty-two year old Robert and his 47-year-old wife, Bertha [Brown] Shaw sailed on the S S Melita which had come from Antwerp via South Hampton and Cherbourg in early Aug 1923. They arrived in the Port of Quebec on 10 Aug 1923. Robert was born 18 Jul 1871 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Bertha was born on 27 Dec 1875 in Porterville, Wisconsin. His passport , #278234, was issued by Washington on 12 May, 1923. Robert and Bertha's address in the United States was 38 Monadwick Rd, Worcester, Massachusetts. Fifty-six year old Robert K and his 52-year-old wife Bertha [Brown] Shaw sailed from Cherboyrg [sic] France on 17 Jun 1928 the SS America, arriving in the Port of New York on 26 Jun 1928. Robert was born 18 Jul 1871 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Bertha was born on 27 Dec 1875 in Porterville, Wisconsin. Their address in the United States is 12 Elm Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. In the 1930 US Federal Census for Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts,58-year-old Massachusetts-born Robert K and his wife 54-year-old Wisconsin-born Bertha B [Brown] Shaw were married when he was 31- and she was 26-years old They are still living at 38 Monadneck Road in a house that Robert owns, worth $11,000. They own a radio. He still has his job as librarian for the Worcester Public Library as he was at work on the last regularly scheduled work day. Robert's parents were born in Massachusetts. Bertha's father was born in New York and her mother in Vermont. Robert and Bertha were childless. In the 1950's Anne Chase Proudfire visited Bertha (Aunt Bertie) Brown Shaw and Bertha's sister, Catharine Brown Aber in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts. Anne is their great-niece. Bertha died in 1957 in Worcester, and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts (Find A Grave Memorial# 36873070). Her tombstone records that she was born in 1881, but this is incorrect as she was 4-years-old on the 1880 US Federal Census.
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