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Alanson David BrownRoster ID 5938
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1912|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Alanson David Brown, VMI Class of 1912. Genealogy: Date/place of birth: 1891 November 26, Houston, Texas. Father- Orville LeRoy Brown, born Columbus, Mississippi, President and General Manager of Brown Shoe Company, St. Louis, MO; died July 25, 1930. Mother: Sue Dee Grainger,. Born Galveston, Texas; died Dec. 6, 1932. Paternal Grandparents: Charles Warren Brown, Granville NY; Henrietta Fenet or De Fenet, from Columbus, Miss.; possibly born Paris, France. Maternal Grandparents: Charles James Grainger, born Sheffield, England. Elizabeth Jane Perry Capron, Natchez, Mississippi. Great-grandfather: George Washington Capron of Yazoo Miss; moved to Houston, TX in 1834. Great-grandmother: Jane Perry; her mother was the sister of Commodore Perry. VMI Record: Entered in 1908 and graduated in 1912. Address of parents at time he entered VMI: 4515 McMillan Ave., St. Louis, MO. Military Record: World War I- Captain, Infantry, U. S. Expeditionary Forces-France. World War II- served 13 months in France. Suffered severe heart attack and was discharged due to disability. Careers: Traveling salesman for family shoe company, St. Louis. After World War II worked at Citizens National Bank, Lubbock, TX. Marriage: Married 1st- Alice Ragan, daughter of Hosea Washington Ragan of Ruston, LA, a lumberman. Married 2nd- Mildred Elizabeth Hoffman, daughter of Ben Oscar Hoffman, a banker in St. Louis, MO. Children: 1. Alanson David, Jr. b. Sept. 1920, Ruston, LA. 2. Charles Orville b. Jan 1926, Marshall TX. 3. Dorothy Winston b. August 1927, married Richard A. Jennings. 4. Robert Hoffman, b. June 1929, Lubbock, TX. Death: July 31, 1964, Lubbock TX.|