EDWARD BROWN SR.
was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey on March 19, 1925 to
George Brown and his wife, the former Marie Isabel Chase. The family,
which included younger brothers John, Daniel, and Edward lived at 13
Church Street in Mount Holly when the Census was take in 1930. The
family moved to Camden in the 1930s. At some point aster the 1930
Census George and Marie Brown separated. By 1935 they were living at
427 Royden Street in South Camden. When the Census was taken in 1940,
the Marie Brown and her sons were still at that address.
April 22, 1946 George Edward Brown married Virginia Ruth Ulrich in
Camden. The Ulrich family had been in Cramer Hill since the 1910s, and
it appears the the Browns lived with Virginia's mother, Mrs. Emma
Ulrich, at 2854 Buren Avenue in the late 1950s and quite possibly
On September 20, 1957 brother-in-law Edward F. Ulrich was appointed to the Camden Fire Department. George E. Brown would soon follow. He
was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on April 14, 1960, and reported
for duty on April 16, 1960.
In September of 1973 his son,
Brown Jr. joined his father as a member of the Camden Fire
Department. After 26 years and 7 months of honorable service, George E. Brown
retired on pension effective January 1, 1987.
George E. Brown and family
were living at 2854 Buren Avenue in Cramer Hill when he was
the Camden Fire Department. By 1969 the Brown family had moved to 138
North 26th Street in East Camden, and were still at that address
as late as the fall of 1981.
George E. Brown's last years
were spent as a resident of Rio Grande, New Jersey. He passed away in
April 14, 1996, leaving his wife and five children. Virginia Brown joined her
husband on March 22, 2002. Son George E.
Brown Jr. continued to serve until his retirement, on
January 1, 2003.