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James Otis Brown

Birthdate: (12)
Death: April 13, 1946 (12)
Georgetown, SC, USA (Shooting accident)
Place of Burial: Georgetown, SC, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Otis Sylvester Brown and Florrie Mae Brown Hill
Brother of Willie Lee Samples; Betty Marie Collins; Bobby White and Perry Mack Brown White

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About James Otis Brown

Birth: Mar. 26, 1934 Death: Apr. 13, 1946

Georgetown Times April 19, 1946

P. R. Lambert Held in Fatal Shooting James Otis Brown, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Brown, of Georgetown, died Saturday in a local physicians office shortly after he was shot in the chest with a revolver.

P. R. Lambert Jr., a neighbor about 30 years old, is being held without bail pending the outcome of a coroner's inquest Thursday. Sheriff Garris Cribb said.

The boy was shot about 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon when he was visiting the Lambert home. Lambert, Sheriff Cribb said was under the influence of alcohol and said he had not intention of shooting the boy. The revolver was discharged accidentally when he was playing with it.

Georgetown Times April 19, 1945 Funeral services for James Otis Brown Funeral services for James Otis Brown, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Brown of Georgetown was held at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon by the Rev. J. H. Danner. Interment followed in the Elmwood Cemetery.

James Otis died early Saturday afternoon in a local physicians office shortly after he was shot in the breast by a small caliber pistol.

Surviving besides his parents are two brothers Perry Mack Brown, of Spindale NC, and George Taladge of Georgetown; two sisters Mrs. Willie Lee Samples of Tampa Fla., Miss Betty Marie Brown, of Miami; his paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Brown of Millen GA.

Georgetown Times April 26, 1946

Three Inquests by Coroner Gold

In the past several days Coroner has held three inquests, the first being that of 12 year old James Otis Brown, whom the jury decided came to his death from pistol shot wounds inflicted by Phillip Lambert and recommended that Lambert be held for high court. On the following day an inquest for Walter Pryor, negro aged 33, of Georgetown County who came to his death, according to a jury by being struck on his head and neck by a falling tree, the tree being dead, fell when Pryor and his brother cut another tree while working.

The third inquest was for 2 1/2 year old James Lee Jacobs, who came to his death Monday April 22 by accident when a chicken brooder lid fell on him at the house of his parents here.

Note: Son of Otis Sylverster Brown and Florrie Barnes Brown


Burial: Elmwood Cemetery and Annex Georgetown Georgetown County South Carolina, USA

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March 26, 1934
April 13, 1946
Age 12
Georgetown, SC, USA
Georgetown, SC, USA