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Posted: 1360870346000
Classification: Query
Surnames: BROWN; GENOE
Hi there:

I thought I would take advantage of the Valentine's Day free trial this weekend and was hoping someone, somewhere in Winchester could help me unlock further clues and/or possibly more information on my great grandfather, Charles Harry Brown. My great grandfather went by his second name, Harry.

I haven't had much success in locating his resting place, a Certificate of Death, nor an obituary. Though I managed to locate Census Records confirming his existence and a Certificate of Marriage to my great grandmother, Eula Genoe.

Charles Harry Brown was born September 13, 1898 and I'm unsure of his exact date or cause of death. His father is Howard J. Brown also from Winchester and his mother, is Annie May Brown (nee: Hitsman).

I've had more luck finding information on the Hitsman side of the family tree by fluke than on the Brown side and was hoping someone could fill in the blanks about Harry and/or his father Howard.

Seems all roads have lead to a dead end and I was hoping to breathe new life into my research efforts...

Harry was married to Eula Genoe and my grandmother shared with my mother before her passing they stayed married up until his passing.

My great grandmother, Eula was born in 1907 and passed in 1967 and is buried in Capital Memorial Gardens.

My great grandfather, Harry was either a labourer or machinist and was described as a decent man.

My father mentioned to me my grandfather, Lyle Roy Brown asked prior to his passing if my father would be willing to take him somewhere. My father seemed to think somewhere like Windsor or Wendover - though he wasn't completely sure.

If you have any information you can provide - including any historical photographs, I would greatly appreciate your help and efforts!

P.S. I apologize for the duplicate post in advance since the "Ontario" board/general board is too broad, I wanted to focus on more the local districts and townships where concerned.

Re: Harry BROWN; Eula GENOE

Posted: 1360899958000
Classification: Query
There is a large gap in online resources for Ontario deaths. The main database stops in 1938, unless the decedent died overseas, which is covered thru 1947. Otherwise, the main resources are the Canada Obituary Collection, and the Obituary Daily Times Index which starts in 1995. If the family was Catholic, you *might* find it in one of the parish repertoires (as part of the Drouin Collection [on Ancestry or FamilySearch], or on sites like or Otherwise, you're basically stuck browsing through individual cemeteries.

There are a few cemetery transcriptions on the Prescott GenWeb page. You can also check the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid.
I have links to several other cemetery/ancestor searches on that page, including OCFA.

Good luck

Re: Harry BROWN; Eula GENOE

Posted: 1360900488000
Classification: Query
There are two family trees in the Public trees on Ancestry that say Harry died in 1935 in Carleton Place.

The OCFA has this entry, which matches where Eula is:

BROWN, C. H. Harry Capital Memorial Gardens Carleton Nepean OT-95-CMG


Re: Harry BROWN; Eula GENOE

Posted: 1360924458000
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 1360924537000
Surnames: BROWN; GENOE
Hi Tiffany:

Like you, I thought Harry was buried at Capital Memorial Gardens - it would make sense seeing his wife, Eula is buried there and the OCFA reflects the same info you shared. Mystery solved, right? Not exactly...

You're right according to Ancestry family trees stating the year he died as 1935 - however if you look at the headstone I attached from Capital Memorial Gardens it has the birth and death year wrong and he is resting with what looks to be someone not even attached to my family tree!

Charles Harry Brown was born September 13, 1898 in Winchester, Ontario. The year of death is off by 33 years and he died before my great grandmother, she passed in 1967. This C.H. Harry Brown passed in 1968.

Perhaps, if I could also locate his Certificate of Death this might provide a few more clues.

Do you have any more ideas?

Thanks for your help!

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