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Descendents of George Brown (Apr 1836 - 23 Dec 1898
and Alice Eleanor Messer (18 Feb 1841 - 25 Nov 1928)
Third Immigrant Generation
46. Vernice Evelyn Brown. Daughter of George "Sterling" Brown & Mary Anne Milligan. Born 29 Sep 1920 in York Mills, NB. Died 12 Feb 1982. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam. Occupation School Teacher. Religion United Church Of Canada.
From The Daily Gleaner, 3 Mar 1982:
Vernice E. Maxwell
Funeral service for Mrs Vernice Maxwell, wife of Donald Maxwell, McAdam, was held with prayers at her home, 63 Saunders Road followed by service at St. Paul's United Church. Rev. Orville James officiated, assisted by members of the combined choirs.
Born in York Mills, she was the daughter of the late Sterling and Marion Ann (Milligan) Brown. She received her early education in York Mills, graduating from McAdam Composite School in 1938 and Provincial Normal School in 1939. She taught school in Harvey area, St. Croix and in McAdam, for a number of years.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Church, a member of the Session and a member of the UCW in which he had held various offices. She was also a Sunday school teacher for several years.
Active in community affairs she was a member and past president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 7 Ladies Auxiliary and was recently presented with a life membership certificate and pin. She was a member and past president of McAdam Ladies Curling Club. She was also a member of the McAdam Ladies Hospital Aid.
She is survived by her husband, G. Donald Maxwell; one son, George D. of McAdam; two brothers, George Brown and Woodrow Brown and one sister, Mrs Bert (Ida) Swan, all of Harvey Station, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by a brother, Stanley Brown in June 1978.
Members of the Session, Ladies Auxiliary and teachers attended in a body. Pallbearers were William Young, Lawrence Young, Franklin Piercy, Charles McAleenan, William Bambury and John Pernette. Interment was in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.
She married George Donald Maxwell, son of George M. Maxwell & Bertha M. Winslow. Born 7 Jan 1920 in Saint John. Died 16 Nov 1985 in MacLean Memorial Hospital, McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam. Occupation CPR Machinist; Insurance Agent.
From The Daily Gleaner, 3 Dec 1985:
George D. Maxwell
The funeral of George Donald Maxwell, 65, of McAdam, was held with prayers at his home, followed by services at St. Paul's United Church with Rev. Gordon Simons officiating.
Mr Maxwell was born in Saint John on January 7, 1920, a son of the late George and Bertha (Winslow) Maxwell. His wife, the former Vernice E. Brown predeceased him in 1982. He was also predeceased by his parents and a daughter, Ann Marie.
He is survived by one son George, a sister, Mrs William Young (Dorothy), both of McAdam, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr Maxwell was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #7, McAdam. He served overseas during World War II. In past years he had served on both the MacLean Memorial Hospital and Wauklehegan Manor Board of Directors. He was a member and former president of the McAdam Men's Curling Club. He was an employee of the Canadian Pacific Railway as a machinist for a period of twenty-two years, and for several years during that time was a Machinist Apprentice Instructor. He was also an insurance agent with the Canada Life Assurance Co. for a period of 22 years.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #7, McAdam marched in a body to the church and assisted at the graveside service. Pallbearers were William Young, Lawrence Young, Frank Piercy, Charles McAleenan, all of McAdam and John Pernette and Russell Smythe of Fredericton. Interment was at the Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.
They had the following children:
121 i. Ann Marie Maxwell
122 ii. George David Maxwell