Ralph Brown Cited Narrative

 


Ralph Cecil Brown 1913 – 1987

When Ralph Brown was born in 1913 in Lawrence, Ohio he was the 8th of 11 children [3]. The area of Ohio Ralph grew up in was known as Franklin Furnace, named after the furnace company built there in 1826 [7]. On February 8th, 1936 Ralph married Marie Ball and together they had two sons and one daughter.

Ralph eventually went to work at the furnace factory as a molding and casting machine operator in the rolling and finishing mill. More can be read about the history of Franklin Furnace on the Scioto in the Ohio Historical Collections Volume 10 by Frank Rowe [8]. Ralph lived to be 74 years old, and passed away on April 10th, 1987 in his home town in Scioto, Ohio. Photo at Left Ralph Cecil Brown with son Gary Brown courtesy the private collection of Louisa Adams.

Ralph Cecil Brown Citations

[1] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QC6-G9K : 8 December 2014), Ralph Brown and Marie Ball, 08 Feb 1936; citing Lawrence, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,574,156.

[2] “United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDRF-4W6 : accessed 13 March 2017), Ralph Brown in household of George Brown, Portsmouth Ward 4, Scioto, Ohio, United States; citing ED 152, sheet 13A, line 7, family 311, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1433; FHL microfilm 1,821,433.

[3] “United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4WT-TCK : accessed 13 March 2017), Ralph Brown in household of George Brown, Hamilton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 7, sheet 1B, line 63, family 14, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1827; FHL microfilm 2,341,561.

[4] “United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWLJ-9FY : accessed 13 March 2017), Ralph Brown, Franklin Furnace, Green Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 73-6, sheet 12B, line 65, family 197, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3141.

[5] “Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKTL-87F : 8 December 2014), Ralph C Brown, 20 Apr 1987; from “Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing vol. 26857, certificate number 030878, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus; Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus.

[6] “Franklin Furnace, Ohio.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Furnace,_Ohio; Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 22 July 2004. Web. 10 Aug. 2004.

[7] “Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q236-V3SQ : 23 December 2016), Ralph Brown in entry for Ronald Douglas Brown, 03 May 1941; citing Birth, Haverhill, Lawrence, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,574,164.

[8] Ohio Historical Collections Volume 10. History of the Iron and Steel Industry in Scioto County, Ohio by Rowe, Frank H. The Ohio State Archaeological & Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio © 1938



 

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