Charlotte (LOTTIE) BROWN

1892-1966

 

Researched and Compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2012

 

 

            Charlotte [Charlotta] “Lottie” Smith was born to Emma Buckmaster Carshire and John J Smith in 1892, her birthplace is listed as simply Wyoming.  She is a descendant of the New England Jennings family.  She had one half-sister, Mollie Carshire; a sister Ruth and two brothers, John J and Joe Smith.  1900, 1910 and 1920 U.S. Census records were referenced for these facts.  She married George W Brown about 1916 (his draft registration in 1917 show him married and his wife’s name was Lottie). The couple had two children:  Maud [Mandy] and George [Morgan] Brown.  She was one of the first women to drive a vehicle in the area and often took young, expectant women to their physician in Worland, WY in the 1920s and 1930s.   She served as a clerk in the grocery store that she and George managed in the 1950’s.  Lottie Brown passed away in 1966 leaving George, her husband;  both children plus grandchildren as survivors.

 

 

Memories:  Lottie Brown had a cement aquarium built into her front yard where all who passed could see.  It was one of my favorite things to do:  to walk by Browns, watch the busy little goldfish and marvel at their bright colors.  There were water lilies in the aquarium, too!   Lottie would often be outside hosing the garden and the yard.  She would be wearing a large full apron over her dress and would always be willing to talk—even to small, inquiring little girls.   She had dark hair and her eyes were dark and perceptive.   Fb

 

Manda, Charlotte, George W, Morgan

 

Brown CHarlotte Smith