Hiram Lyles Brown

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Hiram Lyles Brown

Birthplace: Carthage, TN, USA
Death: Died in Wetumka, OK, USA
Place of Burial: Wetumka, Hughes County, OK, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Maurice Brown and Rebecca G. Brown
Husband of Sarah Annie Brown
Father of Annie Josephine Baxter; Pansy Rebecca Williams; Minnie Rockenbaugh; Thelma Omega Whitfield; Eunice Lela Hornbarger and 4 others
Brother of Mary ("Mittie") Cooper; Frances A. Burns; Everline (sp?) Brown; Martha ("Mattie") Brady and John B. Brown
Half brother of Maurice or Morris Brown

Occupation: electrician
Managed by: Jennifer Lee Mintzer
Last Updated:

About Hiram Lyles Brown


He is listed as being 12 years old in the 1870 census.

He is listed as being 22 years old and "working on farm" in the 1880 census.

He is listed as being 51 years old and married for 19 years in the 1910 census. He is listed as being an electrician at an electric supply company.

He is listed as being 61 years old, married and working as an electrician in the 1920 census.

He was born in Tennessee, but it is thought he left at approximately age 21 and went to the area around Bonham, TX, USA. Some more of his family came later.

When Hiram and his wife Sarah left Bonham, TX, USA, they went to Clarksville, TX, USA then to Dallas, TX, USA. for a short time, then to Stamford, TX, USA, then to Wetumka, OK, USA in 1918.

In mid-August 1917, the trip from Stamford, TX, USA to Wetumka, OK, USA was made by Hiram's brother John Brown, Sarah Brown and Hiram and Sarah's children Eunice, Fannie, Esther (given name Carmen), Cecil and Bobbie in a covered wagon. The trip took 18 days. The family was on the road on Fannie's 10th birthday. They traveled during the week and rested the horse teams on Sunday. Hiram and his daughter Thelma were already in Wetumka (they went by train). Hiram went to take a job as superintendent of the Water and Light Department and Thelma worked as a telephone operator.

Hiram Lyles Brown and Sarah Annie White Family History: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B8YOliF94jGUNjJmNjJlY2MtZDZmNi00NTJhLWI5YjktZDQxYzBiM2FhYmVi&hl=en

Obituary: H.L. Brown Passes Away H.L. Brown, one of the best known citizens of Wetumka, quietly passed away last Wednesday night at his home, after an illness extending over several months. Mr. Brown came to Wetumka in 1918 and was employed as superintendent of the water and light plants, which position he held until his health failed him, some two years ago. He was a quiet, unassuming man, and was liked by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and nine children, all of whom were present when the end came. They are: Mrs. W.E. Baxter, of Wichita Falls, Texas; Mrs. Chess Williams of Shawnee, Okla; Mrs. G.T. Rockenbaugh of Houston, Texas; H.T. Whitfield of Fort Worth, Texas; Mrs. R.H. Hornbarger of Wetumka; Mrs. J.T. Henson of Wetumka; Ester, Cecil and Bobbie of Wetumka. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W.O. miller, and the body laid to rest in Wetumka cemetery by the Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of the entire citizenship of the city.

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Hiram Lyles Brown's Timeline

August 25, 1859
Carthage, TN, USA
August 13, 1892
Age 32
Bonham, TX, USA
November 20, 1894
Age 35
Bonham, TX, USA
December 6, 1897
Age 38
Bonham, TX, USA
June 15, 1901
Age 41
Clarksville, TX, USA
June 19, 1904
Age 44
Clarksville, TX, USA
August 16, 1907
Age 47
Stamford, TX, USA
February 27, 1912
Age 52
Stamford, Jones, Texas, United States
January 9, 1915
Age 55
Stamford, TX, USA