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Black Hills National Cemetery Stories

Joseph Earl Brownlee

  Joseph Earl Brownlee On August 17th, 1919, on a small farm in Nelson, Missouri, Andrew Joseph and Maude Evalie Brownlee welcomed the birth of their newest son, Joseph Earl Brownlee. Joseph joined two siblings, his sister Grace and his brother John, who were six and four, respectively. Joe was soon joined by three more siblings, Lucy Catherine (1921), Lilly (1924), and Bill (1925). Another sister, Nettie Louise, was separated from the Brownlee’s and lived…