Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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James Edward Brown

Born: 8/12/1913

Died: 5/31/2003

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

MJames Edward Brown, 89, passed away May 31, 2003 at his home in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was born August 12, 1913 in Wilburton, Oklahoma, the son of Able N. and Jennie (Wilcox) Brown.

He had lived most of his adult life in Fresno, California, moving back to Blanco, Oklahoma upon retirement, then to McAlester. He was a graduate of Jones Academy and graduated high school from Chilocco. He worked for the Indian Department in Muskogee, Oklahoma as a draftsman, later going to the Bureau of Reclamation in that same capacity. He married Virgina Winnie Patterson on October 5, 1935 in McAlester. He was a member of McAlester First Baptist Church and had served as a deacon in the past.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Winnie Brown, of the home; one daughter, Winnie N. Cooke of McAlester; a son, Davis N. Brown of Santa Clarita, California; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Brown of Mena, Arkansas and Larry Brown of Red Oak, Oklahoma, and one sister, Wanda Brown.