Alphonso Brown – Marriage Certificate

Aunt Abbie, Fannie, Mershell (my grandparents), Alphonso, Henry, Me, Doris (my mother)

Aunt Abbie, my great grandmother’s sister, lived with my grandparents , Fannie and Mershell Graham since the time I was born. Aunt Abbie’s son, Alphonso, came to visit her sometimes during the summer. My mother told me that he never married and lived alone in New York, as did his brother, Earl.

While looking through New York records for anything I could find about Alphonso or Earl, I came across a marriage record for Alphonso Brown and Helen Wilson. I immediately sent for a copy.  It arrived today.  Aunt Abbie’s son was indeed married Dec. 17, 1928 to Helen Wilson in New York.  More family information/memories proved wrong.  This is my second bachelor uncle to actually have been married.

2 thoughts on “Alphonso Brown – Marriage Certificate

  1. I wonder if this was a short-lived marriage he felt best forgotten or a long marriage and long-kept secret?

  2. Susan, I was thinking about this last night. Guess I'll have to wait for the 1940 census to see if they made it that long. They were together in 1930.

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