Roderick McDougal Brown1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, son of David Gladstone Brown and Hazel Marie Hilton was born on 20-Nov-1929 in Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. He died on 13-Jun-2010 in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA (St. Joseph’s Hospital)5, 8, 9, 10.
He married Barbara Anne Knosp in 19561 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Oswego, New York26.
He married Madeline Irene Mosher on 14-Jan-19561.
He married Marylee Eleanor Wheeler, daughter of William F. Wheeler and Kathleen C. Crouch in Sep-1968.
His height was 5’8″ on 07-Nov-20094, 7.
His Social Security Number was xxx-xx-8933, New York2, 5.
[Photo] He was educated at Sage District School between 1936-1943 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, USA19.
He was educated at Pulaski Academy between 1943-1947 in Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA.
He graduated 1947-06-23 in Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA (Pulaski Academy)8, 13, 18.
He served in the military between 23-Jan-18-Apr-1951 (Private 1st Class, U.S. Army)4, 8, 22.
Hobbies: Altmar, Oswego, New York, USA; Fishing, Carving, Cooking, Gardening, Maple Syrup Making17.
Roderick McDougal Brown lived in Richland, Oswego, New York in 193012.
He lived in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, USA between 1935-194025.
He lived in Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA in 1951 (Rome Street)4,21.
He lived in 1869 Grant Blvd., Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA in 196313.
He lived in Railroad Street, Altmar, Oswego, New York, USA before 1980.
He lived in 128 Bull Run Road, Parish, Oswego, New York, USA between 1980-1994.
He lived in 83 Bull Run Road, Parish, Oswego, New York, USA between 1996-20006.
He lived in 5222 Fourth Street North, Lot #621, St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA in 200014.
He lived in Michigan Avenue, Lima, Livingston, New York, USA between Apr-2005-Oct2005 (w/Heather and Brian Piper)20
He lived in 4000 24th Street North, Lot 1502, St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA on 28-Jan-2006.
He lived in 102 Chestnut Hill Drive, Liverpool, Onondaga, New York, USA between 2007-01-Aug-2009 (w/Shannon and Gary Comins)15.
He lived in Springbrook Apartments, 4920 Jefferson Street 8A, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA between 01-Aug-2009-13-Jun-201015, 16.
He was employed as a Laborer/Carpentry for Herbert Spath between 1949-1950 in Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA4.
He was employed as a Manager in 1963 in Loblaws, Bear Street Store13.
He was self-employed growing and selling plants23, 24.
He was employed as a Instrument Technician, Felix Schoeller Technical Paper between 1969-1999 in Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA8, 9.
His body was cremated on 16-Jun-2010 in Brookside Crematory, Watertown, Jefferson, New York, USA9.
Notes for Roderick McDougal Brown:
I’ve had the opportunity to share much with Rod over the years. Having known him for over twenty years, living together on multiple occasions, I have memories of long and varied conversations ranging from family to cooking tips and from politics to fishing. He was one of the most interesting and intelligent people I’ve been privileged to know. Obviously, there is more to say than could be written on this page, but I’ve listed a few blog entries (below) that remember him and, in his words, talks about his childhood in some detail.
Rod spoke very little about his short time in the service. He was inducted into active service on January 23, 1951 (Military Service #US 51 053 111)where he departed from Syracuse, New York to Fort Dix New Jersey. He received an honorable discharge (convenience of the Government) on April 18, 1951 due to a “disability existing prior to entry on active service and not aggrevated by military service”. While serving, he was a member of the 47th Infantry Regiment, Company B. Upon his death, Rod’s rifle was given to his grandson, Justin Brown.
Rod, who had been suffering from OCPD for many years, was hospitalized at St. Joseph’s on Thursday, June 3rd. After several attempts to regulate his heart rate and breathing, he finally passed peacefully on Sunday, June 13th. He had an opportunity to speak with his daughters prior to passing and Heather and Shannon were by his side when he passed. Rod’s remains were divided into six urns going to his five children (Debbie, Brian, Heather, Shannon and Erin) with the sixth urn going to the eldest grandson (Justin Brown) of his deceased daughter, Lynette (Brown) David.
David Gladstone Brown
Hazel Marie Hilton
Spouse / Children
Barbara Anne Knosp
- Deborah Jean
- Brian Douglas
- [Link] Lynette Marie
Marylee Wheeler (Living)
- Heather Lee
- Shannon Kathleen
[Blog] – Brown Surname
[Blog - 2006/08/20] – Brown Family Reunion
[Blog - 2006/11/25] – The Brown Chefs
[Blog - 2007/05/28] – The New Smoker
[Blog - 2007/07/07] – Gathering of the Clan
[Blog - 2007/11/23] – Thanksgiving 2007
[Blog - 2007/12/25] – Christmas Eve
[Blog - 2008/08/04] – Dill Refrigerator Pickles
[Blog - 2009/12/26] – Holiday Summary
[Blog - 2010/06/14] – Roderick M. Brown Passes
[Blog - 2010/06/15] – Remembering Rod
[Blog - 2010/06/21] – Pelican Blues
[Blog - 2011/03/05] – At the Sugar House (Revisited)
1 Daniel David Draper, III, Draper and Carpender Family History Vol. II (Draper Carpender Histories), Colcord, Oklahoma, pg. 85.
2 [Document] Social Security Card, Roderick McDougal Brown.
3 [Document] New York State Department of Health, NYS – Certificate of Birth (Albany, New York, Bureau of Vital Records, 09/18/1969), Gary M. Comins – Collection, 19291204 – Roderick M. Brown, Dist. No. 3726.
4 [Document] United States Army, U.S. Army Discharge Papers, Brown, Roderick McDougal – Army Serial #51-053-111.
5 Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2007), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Number: 099-20-8933; Issue State: New York; Issue Date: Before 1951.
6 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), www.ancestry.com, Database online.
7 [Document] NYS – Drivers License, Roderick M Brown, 2005 New York State Driver’s License.
8 [Document] Syracuse Post Standard, Syracuse Post Standard, Onondaga County Public Library, Syracuse, New York, 2010-06-16, pg.A8, Obituaries – “Roderick M. Brown”.
9 [Document] New York State Department of Health, NYS – Certificate of Death, Roderick M. Brown – District #3300 / Registered #2110; 06/14/2010.
10 Personal Attendance, Personal Attendance by Gary Comins.
12 Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2002), www.ancestry.com, Online publication – Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2002.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930.T626, 2,667 rolls. Richland, Oswego, New York, ED 52, roll 1636, page , image 143.0.
13 Daniel David Draper, II, Draper and Carpender Family History Vol. I (Draper Carpender Histories), Colcord, Oklahoma, pg. 159-160.
14 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), www.ancestry.com, Database online.
15 Personal Attendance, Gary Comins attended the event.
16 Syracuse Post Standard, Syracuse Post Standard, Onondaga County Public Library, Syracuse, New York, 2009-08-27, pg.A12, Obituaries – “Alexander M. Brown”.
17 [Document] Pulaski Democrat (Pulaski, New York, ), 1975-03-19, pg9, “A Sweet Season at the Sugar House”.
18 [Document] The Palladium Times, Oswego, NY, 1947-06-23, pg3, “Dr. Noble to be Speaker When 40 Receive Diplomas”.
19 [Document] The Palladium Times, Oswego, NY, 1937-06-30, p2, “Orwell Society Holding Supper”.
20 Heather Piper, Honoeye Falls, NY to Gary Comins, e-mail, 2011-12-31, Roderick Brown; privately held by Heather Piper, Honoeye Falls, NY.
21 [Document] Syracuse Herald Journal, 1951-08-27, pg3, “Two Pulaski Men Injured In Car Crash”.
22 [Document] Pulaski Democrat (Pulaski, New York, ), 1951-02-22, pg1, “Rod Brown in Training at Fort Dix, N.J.”.
23 [Document] Pulaski Democrat (Pulaski, New York, ), 1966-05-05, pg5, Ad.
24 [Document] Pulaski Democrat (Pulaski, New York, ), 196x-xx-xx, classified ad – “Brown’s Greenhouse”.
25 [Link] Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), www.ancestry.com, Database online.
26 Barbara Jordan to Gary Comins, e-mail, 2013-05,06, Roderick Brown; privately held by Gary Comins