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Collection Title:CL 200 Brown Family PhotographsCreator:Chemung County Historical Society
Processed By:Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:May 2022

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Carol Simmons in 2021.


Hector (N.Y.); Pine City (N.Y.); Photographs


Maurice Brown (1859-1939) and wife Carrie O’Neil Brown of Pine City, New York, were farmers. Together they had four children: Erma Brown Bement (1885-1973), Charles Brown (1894-1984), Nellie Brown (1890s-1928) and Lucie Brown Faulkner (1900-1977). Their grandchildren include Edna Bement Mitchell (1906-1994) and Edith Faulkner Pike (1920-1998). Members of their extended families lived in Pine City, Elmira, and Hector, New York, as well as in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania.


The Brown Family Photographs contains photographs of the Brown, Bement, Faulkner, and Pike extended family, as well as their friends and associates, from the 1860s through the 1950s.


Located on Reading Room Unit 05, Shelf 02. Shares a box with CL 201 and CL 202.

Extent:.25 linear feet
Date Span:1860-1960

This collection contains photographs associated with the Brown, Faulkner, Pike, and related families.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
This folder contains newspaper clippings and obituaries regarding the Brown, Faulkner, Pike, Mitchell and Bement families. Newspaper Clippings010401
This folder contains the following photographs of the extended Brown family: A.E. Brown & Joshua Rozell (ca. 1880s); William Brown (ca. 1880s); Carrie Brown (ca. 1890s); Erma Brown (ca. 1890s); Nellie Brown (ca. 1890s); Charles Brown (ca. 1900); Lucie Brown (1901); Harvey Faulkner & Lucie Brown Faulkner (1930s); Edith Faulkner (1919-1930s); Kenneth Pike & Edith Faulkner Pike (ca. 1950); Richard, Edward & Thomas Pike (ca. 1950s).Photographs010101
This folder contains the following photographs of the extended Brown family: Carrie & Maurice Brown (ca. 1920s): Sisters Carrie Brown, Ida Groom & Emily Allen (ca. 1930s); Charles & Frances Brown (ca. 1930s); Nellie Brown and Robert Bement (ca. 1920s); Ernest & Erma Bement (1920s); extended Brown family with baby Edith Faulkner (1919); Edna & Lester Mitchell (1920s); mother Anna Brown with children Maurice, A.E. & Sylvia (1920); James Mitchell (ca. 1920s); Bement children (ca. 1920s); Florence Peckham (1917); Aunt Soruca (1925); Charles Brown & Oliver Jacobus (1917).Photograph010201
This folder contains the following photographs of the extended Brown family and friends: sisters Emily Allen & Ida Groom (ca. 1890s); Harry Allen (1902); Mr. & Mrs. Groom and sons (ca. 1880s); Ida Groom and Mae Gaines (ca. 1900); Julia & Joshua Rozell (ca. 1910s); extended Rozell family; Florence & Francis Peckham (ca. 1910s); Carrie Burlen (ca. 1930s); Mrs. Minor Murphy (1946); Helen Mae Gaines (1923); Marion Mathews (ca. 1910s); Johnnie Decker (ca. 1890s); James Howland (ca. 1870s); Grace Mayo (ca. 1890s); Mildred & Louise Fisher (ca. 1900); Anne Hall (ca. 1890s); Cora & Victor Fish (ca. 1900); Jay Beebe; unidentified people.Photographs010301

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