Charles Henry Brown

Charles H. Brown has an entry among index cards kept by Nathaniel R. Perkins, MD, who examined thousands of men who were going into the war, 1914-1918. Given by Mrs N. R. Perkins in accordance with instructions from her late husband, Dr. Nathaniel P. Perkins of 1122 Adams St, Dorchester.

Charles H. Brown, 34 Carruth Street Dorchester

Charles Henry Brown

Charles Henry Brown was born May 31, 1891 in Lancaster New Hampshire to A. L. Bron, a proprietor of a meat market and Nellie Robins Brown.

The next record we have found for Charles is his World War I registration card dated June 5, 1917.  He was living at 1949 Dorchester Avenue and working as a porter for the Chamber of Commerce.  He was described as of medium height, slender, with blue eyes and light brown hair.  He enlisted on November 15, 1917, in the US Naval Reserve Force, and at that time his address was 43 Carruth Street.   He served first on the training ship in Boston with the rank of ship wright.  He then went to Bar Harbor, Maine, where he served from September 30, 1918 to the end of the war as a Carpenter’s Mate 2 class.  He was on inactive duty from then until his discharge on September 30, 1921.

In 1920 he was living in South Boston and working in a butter factory.  HIs wife Lillian and his son Albert W., 7 months old, were living with him.  Lillian was a store keeper in groceries.  By 1930 they had moved to Gilman, a village in Lunenburg, Vermont, where Charles was a laborer at odd jobs.  In addition to Albert, then 10 years old, they had daughters Eleanor, 9, Ruth 5, Lillian, 4, and Gloria, 1.  In 1940, they were still in Lunenburg, and Charles was a laborer in a paper mill.  Albert, then 20 years old, worked as a weaver in a bag mill.  Charles’ World War II registration reported his occupation in the Gilman Paper Company.

From then on, we have found no further record until the mention of his death on July 8, 1938, in Weymouth, Massachusetts.


Birth record on

Massachusetts Death Index on

US Census, 1920, 1930, 1940 on

US Social Security index on

WWI and WWII registration cards on

WWI service record. Military, Compiled Service Records. World War I. Carded Records. Records of the Military Division of the Adjutant General’s Office, Massachusetts National Guard.


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March 27, 2022

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