Fortunately my father, Delbert Keith Brown, referred to his uncle as “Uncle June”. Searching for records under both the names Junius and June turned up many results. He can be found in Mississippi and Louisiana.
In 1930 the family lived next door to his parents. Junius rented a farm. Their son, Everett, who was ten years old, lived at home.[iv]In October 1937 son Joseph married Norma Rae McDaniel. Joe’s grandmother, Rose Ella (Brumfield) Brown, gave a shower for the bride.
For Thanksgiving 1945, Junius and his wife; his niece, Thiry Brown; his nephew, Bernarr; his son, Everett and wife, were all together at the home of Junius’ son, Joseph and his wife. They gathered in the Progress, MS area.[vi]
Junius can be found in several states. According to Ivy R. (Mark) Brown, Junius and family lived with them in Rittman, Ohio “for a while.” Ivy was married to Roy Jesse Brown, brother of Junius.[viii]It is unknown precisely when they lived in Ohio. However, in 1945 Junius’ son, Everett Earl Brown, was living in Akron, OH and was employed as a ‘Rubber worker’. On 8 July 1945 Everett married Maxine Bissell, daughter of Otha Bissell and Ruby McMillian.[ix]There are also references to this Brown family living in or, at least visiting, California, Arizona, Idaho and Washington.
In April and May 1946 Junius and his wife were in California.
In 1948 Junius was in Arizona.
In June 1950 Junius and his wife must have been living in Mississippi because the funeral services for his father “were held at the home of a son, June Brown.”[xii]In October 1950 Junius and his wife went to Idaho.
Junius Earl Brown died 11 January 1955 in Washington. The obituary mentions him living in Idaho and Washington.
Funeral is Today for Former Resident. Kellogg, Idaho, Jan. 13 – Funeral services for Junius E. Brown, 61, retired Clarkston, Wash. Carpenter and former Kellogg resident, who died in Spokane Tuesday, will be held in McGlade Chapel here at 3 p. m. Friday and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Brown’s survivors include the widow, Ora; two sons, Joe in New Orleans and Everett, Alko, Tenn., one brother and two sisters.[xiv]
His son, Joseph Pershing Brown, died in 1993.
Joseph P. “Joe” Brown, 74 of the Progress Community, died March 5, 1993, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb. Visitation will be until 12:30 pm today at Mr. Brown’s home at Route 4, Box 134, Magnolia. Funeral services will be at 2 pm today at Progress Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Ray Simmons and the Rev. Wilton Miller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Capps Funeral Home of Tylertown is in charge of arrangements. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Rea McDaniel Brown, and one son, Joe Earl Brown. He is survived by two daughters, Aline Knippers and Kathy Fortenberry, both of Magnolia; one son, Robert “Mickey” Brown of Magnolia; one brother, Everett Brown of Spencer, W. Va.; 11 grandchildren, eight grandchildren and two nephews. Pall bearers will be George Simmons, Fay Smith, Robert Knippers, Edgar Knippers, Hollis Holmes, Hugh Brown and Willie Knippers.[xv]
1 Junius Earl Brown b: 12 May 1892 in MS, d: Jan 1956
…… + Armetha Brown
…………2 Joe P. Brown b: Abt. 1918
………… + Norma Rea McDaniel m: 02 October 1937 in Pike, MS
………………3 Alyene Brown
……………… + Eugene Knippers
………………3 Robert Mitchell Brown
………………3 Kathy Brown
…………2 Everett Brown b: Abt. 1920
………… + Maxine