Quest in Roots:
Brookdale Manitoba History

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MELVIN AND ILA BROWN

My father Melvin Brown, who with his three brothers came to Forrest, Man. from Hull, Quebec and started farming. My mother came from Port Hope, Ontario to Neepawa to a farm on the Carberry road, then moved to Brookdale, one mile south and half mile west to the Benson farm. My father had a farm west of the Benson farm.

My mother played the church organ for 25 years. She also had the Young Peoples'' choir. She also gave piano lessons to a lot of young people in the community.

I myself left Brookdale in 1940 when Ijoined the army and returned to Canada in 1946. I spent four years in Winnipeg where I married my wife Edith Gilbert. We have been married for 38 years. We came to the U.S.A., Milwaukee, Wis. and have been here for 36 years. Now we are retired.

 

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