Charles worked in the insurance industry for many years and may have even owned his own agencies because they had the “Brown” name in the title, for a long period of time. More research on my great-uncle needs to be done.
He died on 21 July 1935 in Winnipeg and his wife Eva Nellie survived him by many years living to 89 years old. Eva Nellie died on the 19th of April 1970 in Essondale, British Columbia (per my cousin R. Hayes). A city directory listing has her in Winnipeg in 1936 living at the 134 Walnut street address. In 1939 to 1951 she is listed as the widow of Charles W. or under Mrs. Eva N.
Charles is buried in the St. John’s Cemetery in Winnipeg although a stone or engraving was not done for Charles that I can see from the photos.
There were several notices about Charles’ death in the paper:
Brown – On July 21, at the Winnipeg General Hospital, Charles Ward Brown, 134 Walnut St., aged 60 years. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the A.B. Gardiner Funeral home, 178 Kennedy St. Internment in the family plot in St. John’s cemetery. Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday July 23, 1935.
The Winnipeg Free Press also ran a photo on July 24, 1935 and on another page on July 23, 1935 they gave a very details obituary notice for Charles. The obituary photo and notice were provided to me by my cousin Robert Hayes.
In this article they state Charles was born in Lapeer Co., Michigan where his father Richard Brown and mother Emma Ward Brown lived with Richard’s parents. His birth had not been confirmed by a study of the records. The article lists his children: Alvin, Marjorie and Charles all in Winnipeg. His siblings are Arthur W. Brown of Winnipeg and Mrs. R. Boardman of Seattle, WA. They name his wife as Eva Nellie Huffman. I have her name spelled “Haffman.”
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