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Black Hills National Cemetery Stories

Joseph Earl Brownlee

Joseph Earl Brownlee Joseph Earl Brownlee was born August 17, 1919 to Andrew Joseph Brownlee and Maude Evalie Brownlee.  He joined two siblings, Grace (1913) & John (1915), in a small rural farm house near Nelson, Missouri.   Joe also had another older sister, Nettie Louise, born in July of 1917, who was “given” to a wealthy family living in Boonville, MO.  The facts regarding Nettie’s “adoption” are vague but the siblings knew of her throughout…