Indiana McCaslins

Frederica BrownAge: 56 years19091965

Name
Frederica Brown
Married name
Frederica Bishop
Birth April 12, 1909 30 27
Education
Graduate-Miss Woods School, St Paul Minnesota; Associate of Arts, CLA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Birth of a sisterElizabeth Studley Brown
December 29, 1910 (Age 20 months)
Census 1910 (Age 8 months)
Birth of a sisterMarian Mower Brown
February 5, 1913 (Age 3 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a brotherJames McCaslin Brown
May 19, 1915 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Harding Brown
March 8, 1917 (Age 7 years)
Burial of a paternal grandfatherJames Harding Brown
after March 8, 1917 (Age 7 years)
Note: Forest Hill Cemetery, block 64 lot 5
Census 1920 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherDavid Serril McCaslin
May 9, 1921 (Age 12 years)
Source: S1495
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a maternal grandfatherDavid Serril McCaslin
May 12, 1921 (Age 12 years)
Source: S1495
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Fairlawn Cemetery, Section K, lot 372, grave 3; Find A Grave Memorial# 59695070
Occupation
Elementary Teacher

Christening of a sisterMarian Mower Brown
August 16, 1922 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Sarah Taft
March 16, 1926 (Age 16 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherAnna Sarah Taft
March 17, 1926 (Age 16 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Forest Hill Cemetery, block 64 lot 5 (Find A Grave Memorial# 90691529)
Census 1930 (Age 20 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherHarriette Barrett Studley
September 8, 1931 (Age 22 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherHarriette Barrett Studley
September 9, 1931 (Age 22 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Fairlawn Cemetery, Section K, lot 372, grave 2; Find A Grave Memorial# 59695165
Birth of a daughter
#1
Elizabeth Marian Bishop
January 3, 1935 (Age 25 years)
Death of a daughterElizabeth Marian Bishop
August 2, 1935 (Age 26 years)
Source: S537
Note: Ateriosis patent ductus
Burial of a daughterElizabeth Marian Bishop
August 5, 1935 (Age 26 years)
Note: Crystal Lake Cemetery, 3816 Penn Avenue North, Section A13 lot 394; Find A Grave Memorial# 74147873
Census 1940 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Daniel Lewis Bishop
March 13, 1941 (Age 31 years)
Death of a fatherFrederic Dill Brown
November 1, 1956 (Age 47 years)
Source: S471
Burial of a fatherFrederic Dill Brown
November 3, 1956 (Age 47 years)
Note: Lakewood Cemetery, Lot 244 Section 30 Grave 3; Find A Grave Memorial# 35443396
Death of a motherChristine McCaslin
March 29, 1958 (Age 48 years)
Source: S472
Note: Died at daughters home (Fredica Brown Bishop), 2802 W 40th Street, of liver cancer.
Burial of a motherChristine McCaslin
March 31, 1958 (Age 48 years)
Note: Lakewood Cemetery, Lot 224 Section 30 Grave 4; Find A Grave Memorial# 35242649
Death November 10, 1965 (Age 56 years)
Note: died from metastisized breast cancer
Burial November 12, 1965 (2 days after death)
Note: Lakewood Cemetery, Lot 266 Section 30 Grave 2; Find A Grave Memorial# 32288249
Religion
Unitarian-Universalist

Family with parents - View this family
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mother
Marriage: September 2, 1908St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota
7 months
herself
21 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Family with Ray Urban Bishop - View this family
husband
herself
daughter
Elizabeth Marian Bishop
Birth: January 3, 1935 26 25Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Death: August 2, 1935Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
daughter
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Ray Urban Bishop + Frances Louise Mast - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: August 10, 1968Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota

BirthMinnesota Birth Index
BirthMinnesota Death Index
Census1910 US Federal Census
Census1920 US Federal Census
Census1930 US Federal Census
Census1940 US Federal Census
DeathMinnesota Death Index
Death

died from metastisized breast cancer

Burial

Lakewood Cemetery, Lot 266 Section 30 Grave 2; Find A Grave Memorial# 32288249

Shared note

Frederica Brown has no middle name, because she wasn't expected to live. She was born when her mother, Christine McCaslin Brown, had scarlet fever, and the only reason she survived was that while the doctor was tending Christine, a nurse picked up the motionless baby and smacked her, causing her to take a breath and cry. She was a delicate baby, allergic to cow's milk, but she survived her first year to become a healthy child.

A year after Fredrica, was born in St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, the 1910 census shows her in Fred and Christine [McCaslin] Brown's household living at 215 Tenth Avenue SE (illegible handwriting, could be SW), in the Third Ward Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota. Fred is age 31 and engineer for the Aberdeen street railway.

In 1920, Fred Brown and family were living at 708 Iowa Avenue SE in Huron, Beadle, South Dakota, having moved there before 1915 when Jim was born there. He is an electrical engineer for Huron Light & Power Company. This information is confirmed by Freds WWI Draft Registration Card dated 12 Sep 1918. His physical description on the card was medium height and build with blue eyes and light hair.

According to Frederica Browns photograph album, Pictures tell the story, the family was still in Huron in 1921, but, by 1923, theyd moved to Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin where Freddie and, possibly, Betty graduated from High School. The next move was to Portland, Oregon in January, 1927 where the family lived at 427 E 48th Street N. from January to April. They then moved to a larger house at 632 E. 38th Street N. Im not sure when Fred came back to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Family stories say that he worked on the Foshay Tower which started construction in 1927. The rest of the family seems to have remained in Oregon through 1929, as Jim attended U.S. Grant High School in Portland where he was in the band, Marian gave a recital in May and Frederica attended Willamette University in Salem, her freshman year. Family story is that Fred quit working on the Foshay Tower because he couldnt stomach Foshays questionable business practices, rather like those of Enron. By 1930, Fred and family are reunited as the April 10th census shows them living at 625-8th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota.

According to the 1930 Minneapolis City Directory, the Browns were living at 625-8th Ave SE, just around the corner from Andrew Presbyterian Church and close to the residence of the Bishops. Frederica met Ray Bishop at the Andrew Young Peoples Group shortly after the Browns moved back to Minneapolis in 1930. She continued to attend after her marriage as documented by History of Andrew Presbyterian Church 1857-1932 as in 1932, she was secretary of the Wilma Eustis Guild.

In the mid-1930s, all of the family was living in the house at 1122 Oliver Ave N, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. My memory of that household is confirmed by the family photo album.

Frederica Brown Bishop died of complications from breast cancer on 10 Nov 1965.