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Actually you should be posting to the McKenzie County Board since that is where the family
is from and most of the surviving children live in that area. I am from Williston, which
is 2? miles north of that area and will help you if you wish.
This info was taken from the Watford City Diamond Jubilee Book
George R. Brown
George Rockwell Brown was born December 22, 1903, at Lowry, Minnesota to Alfred K. and
Janet (McCelland) Brown. at the age of seven he moved to the Berg, North Dakota area
with his parents, his three sisters, Agnes, Marie, and Bertie and his brother Alfred.
George attended the Sandstone Country school and as a young man he worked for area
George married Clara Louise Sivertson at Berg on October 7, 1930. The couple made their
home in the Berg area where they farmed and ranched for thirty-five years. In 1965,
George rented out his farm and went to work for the Oil Field Service Company in Keene
After recovering from a heart attack, George spent several years working at the Freeman
Ranch at Belgrade, Montana. He later returned to his Keene home. George enjoyed doing
carpentry and woodwork in his spare time. He made over 250 wishing wells in various
sizes. He also enjoyed harvest time and attended many "threshing bees".
George and Clara have eleven children. They are Carole Berwald, Vernon, Marlin and
Gerald, all of Keene; Loretta Akovenka of Whitefish, Montana; Myron of Dickenson;; Burton
of Killdeer; Calvin of Watford City; and Betty Brown of Hillsboro, North Dakota. Two
sons, Duane and Arnold, passed away as infants. The Browns also have 23 grandchildren and
George and Clara celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in the summer of 1980. Clar
passed away August 15, 1981, in Dickenson. George continued to live on the home place
until October of 1987 when poor health forced him to go and live with his daughter Carole.
George passed away on Nov. 23, 1987.