Brown, Louise, 1978-Alternative names
Lieutenant Colonel Melvin C. Brown served at the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Forces during the final two years of World War II. Prior to his departure for Europe in September 1943, he was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. His wife Louise and their two sons, Bruce and Buster (b. 1943), lived in Lampasas, Texas, while he was in Europe.
From the guide to the Melvin Brown letters, Brown, Melvin letters, 1944-1945, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)
Little is known of the Louise Brown family; it is unclear when and to whom she was born and when she married. Brown resided at 816 New Jersey, Lawrence, Kansas for at least five years. By 1917, a son, William C., and his wife, Bertha, were proprietors of the Lawrence Pantatorium, a dry cleaning business at 12 West 9th Street.
From the guide to the Louise Brown Family papers, 1874, 1889-1917, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection)
- Families of military personnel--United States
- African American families--Kansas--Lawrence
- France (as recorded)
- Paris (France) (as recorded)