Garden County Nebraska

Brown, Rook, West

An American Journey
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F.M. Rook & John Orr, Lewellen, NE

Francis Marion Rook (left) in front of his gas station in Lewellen, circa 1930 (with John Orr)

Their Garden County Chronicles

1907 circa Marriage of George Amos West, age 26, son of Charles Henry West and Nora Mary Whiting, and Pearl Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Stephen Louis Brown and Phebe Watts, in Garden County, Nebraska (?) 
1908  . Hazel Caroline West is born, first child of George Amos West and Pearl Elizabeth Brown, in a sod house in rural Garden County, Nebraska 
1909  January 19  Della Eggers is born, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska, future wife of Arthur Wayne Rook 
1910  March 17
 

April 10

Pearl Irene West is born, second daughter of George Amos West and Pearl Elizabeth Brown, in a sod house in rural Garden County, Nebraska 

Death of Pearl Elizabeth Brown, age 23, husband of George Amos West, after childbirth, in a sod house in rural Garden County, Nebraska

1917  July 14 Lucille Brown is born, first child of Frank Phillip Brown and Estelle Ferl Swindle, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska; future wife of Gerald Brown 
1919  January 12 Laverne Brown is born, second child of Frank Phillip Brown and Estelle Ferl Swindle, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska 

Henry C. West is born, fifth child of George Amos West and Ethel Anna, in Garden County, Nebraska; known as Hank West

1920  December 15 Warren Chester Brown is born, third child of Frank Phillip Brown and Estelle Ferl Swindle, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska 
1922  June 9 Shirley Ann Brown is born, fourth child of Frank Phillip Brown and Estelle Ferl Swindle, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska 
1923  December 29  Marvin Ellis Brown is born, fifth child of Frank Phillip Brown and Estelle Ferl Swindle, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska 
1925  December 6  Phoebe Rose Brown is born, sixth child of Frank Phillip Brown and Estelle Ferl Swindle, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska 
1928  August 22

November 4 

Carolyn Juanita Brown is born, seventh child of Frank Phillip Brown and Estelle Ferl Swindle, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska 
Anita Illene Rook is born, only child of Vernon Loyd Rook and Irma Gladys McDaniel, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska 
1929 June 17

July 7

George William Atkinson is born, in Garden County, Nebraska, future husband of Faye Rook 
Jessie Ferl Brown is born, eighth child of Frank Phillip Brown and Estelle Ferl Swindle, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska
1930  . Stephen L. McDaniel is born, second son of Orville McDaniel and Hazel Caroline West, in Garden County, Nebraska 
1932 May 16 Death of Stephen Louis Brown, age 76, husband of Phebe Ann Watts, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska 
1933  . Death of Hazel Caroline West, age 25, wife of Orville McDaniel, in Garden County, Nebraska 
1933  September 14  Death of Francis Marion Rook, age 52, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska 
1934  June 20
 

June 21

Death of Stephen L. McDaniel, age 4, son of Orville McDaniel and Hazel Caroline West, in Garden County, Nebraska; run over by road grader driven by his father Orville 

Mary Louise Rook is born, two months premature, second child of Earl Jennings Rook and Pearl Irene West, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska; dies within weeks 

Deloris June Brown is born, ninth child of Frank Phillip Brown and Estelle Ferl Swindle, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska

1935 May 1  Death of Anita Illene Rook, age 6, only child of Vernon Loyd Rook and Irma Gladys McDaniel, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska, hit by a truck while delivering May baskets 
1946 January 4 Death of Phebe Ann Watts, age 83, widow of Stephen Louis Brown, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska 
1972 January 10 Death of Ray Benjamin Brown, age 82, husband of Genoa Rachel Clary, in Oshkosh, Garden County, Nebraska 
1980 October 11 Death of Della Eggers, age 71, husband of Wayne Rook, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska 
1981 December 27 Death of Delpha Blanche Reiter, age 95, widow of Francis Marion Rook and Elmer Johnson, in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska 
1983 February 28 Death of Genoa Rachel Clary, age 95, widow of Ray Benjamin Brown, in Oshkosh, Garden County, Nebraska 

Previous stops along the way

The Brown Family
The Rook Family
The West Family

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