Darline Alice (Perry) Brown (1908 - 1990)

Darline Alice (Perry) Brown
1908 - 1990
updated July 21, 2020
Darline Alice (Perry) Brown, mother to 8 children, was born on January 14, 1908 in Imogene, Iowa. She was born into the Perry family and married into the Brown family. Darline's partner was Fred J Brown, and they gave birth to Janet Joy (Brown) Sowards, Marvin Brown, Robert Brown, Phyllis Brown Gaylord, Gerald (Jerry) Brown, Michael (Mike) Brown, Steven Brown, and Alice Lou Brown Kirby. She died on September 3, 1990 in Mitchell, South Dakota at 82 years old.

Darline and her sister, Mamie double-dated with Fred Brown and John Ensz. Johnny liked Mamie and asked Fred if he minded switching dates. Fred agreed. So when the girls come out of the house the switch was made. Darline married Fred and Mamie married Johnny. Both couples were married over 60 years. Early in their marriage, they lived in a house in the city of Bridgewater, SD where 7 of their 8 children were born and the oldest graduated from. Fred worked for the railroad and was gone for stretches of time. Darline stayed at home, busy with their large family. Later they moved to a farm NW of Salem, SD. Darline made the best apple pies and worked very hard. They butchered all their own meat, rendered their own lard, grew their own vegetables, and canned them. Made jam out of Mulberries and Strawberries that they grew on their farm. They had no indoor bathroom or running water. Every day a pail of fresh water was carried to the house in a metal pail. Everyone drank from the bucket with the same ladle. Years later, they sold the farm and moved into a tiny little house in the city of Salem, SD. After a few years, health issues forced them into the Nursing home in Salem, SD. Darline loved to play cards and visit. She was competitive and fun to be around. She had the most beautiful thick silver-white hair. She was very fair complected with blue eyes probably from her English/Irish heritage. When she was young she was a strawberry blonde and kept out of the sun. She later had some skin cancer on her face.
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Darline Alice (Perry) Brown
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Darline Brown was born on in Imogene, Fremont County, Iowa United States 51645
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Darline Brown died on in Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota United States 57301
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Darline Brown was born on in Imogene, Fremont County, Iowa United States 51645
Darline Brown died on in Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota United States 57301
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Darline's father was Benjamin Franklin Perry. Their line came to America before the Revolutionary War. They were English, Scottish, and Irish with little Welch and German mixed in. Her mother was Sarah Kammerer. That line was mostly German with some French.

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Darline could read and write and do basic math. I am not sure what grade she completed. She did not go to High School.

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Darline raised 8 children, worked on the farm where there were no modern conveniences. Nearly all of their food came from the farm.

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Darline Alice (Perry) Brown, mother to 8 children, died on September 3, 1990 in Mitchell, South Dakota at 82 years of age. She was born on January 14, 1908 in Imogene, Iowa. Darline's partner was Fred J Brown, and they gave birth to Janet Joy (Brown) Sowards, Marvin Brown, Robert Brown, Phyllis Brown Gaylord, Gerald (Jerry) Brown, Michael (Mike) Brown, Steven Brown, and Alice Lou Brown Kirby.
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In 1908, in the year that Darline Alice (Perry) Brown was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1915, at the age of merely 7 years old, Darline was alive when the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1935, at the age of 27 years old, Darline was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1941, Darline was 33 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1990, in the year of Darline Alice (Perry) Brown's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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