22 March 2012

Wordless Wednesday: William & Estella Brown

 Wordless? Ha! Just not my style...

William James Brown was the third son of William Warner Brown and Emma Anderson (Andersson?) of Orting, Washington. Born 9 Feb 1921, he married Stella Lindsley on 1 Dec 1942. Uncle Bill was a Merchant Marine in WWII, before signing up he worked on the ALCAN (or Alaskan-Canadian Highway) with the CCC. He also served in the Army Air Corp, never going abroad. After his service was over, he worked in a cardboard manufacturing plant in Sumner, Washington, and remained there until retirement.

William J. Brown

Bill & Stella

Estella Lindsley may have been Native American, possibly in the Puyallup, Washington area.  We know she had a sister named Ester, and one member of the family remembers seeing more in the family.

They are both buried in the Orting Cemetery, Orting, Washington.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jen, I certainly do enjoy reading your posts! I am so thankful that you have taken on the responsibility of our messy family tree. Was wondering if you can go back to this particular entry which includes the wartime photo of my dad Robert Lawrence Brown and delete Bill's name off the caption? Thanks, from cousin Marcia Hobbs/ Vancouver WA


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