ORSON JUAREZ BROWN - 1908-1981
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|Orson Juarez Brown was born December 28, 1908 in the Mormon Colony of Dublan in the Mexican State of Chihuahua. He was the youngest child of and .
Orson Juarez Brown married Melva Beisinger on June 28, 1931. Melva was born October 4, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of Philip Andro Biesinger and Caroline Velettie Strate Biesinger. Melva had one sister.
Orson and Melva had two daughters born in Salt Lake City: Cheryl Brown [Vogel Spreckles Lewis] born May 24, 1938 and Linda Ruth Brown [Woodhouse] born July 22, 1941. Cheryl Brown was a semi-finalist in the 1955 Miss USA pageant.
Orson and Melva divorced. - Melva died on June 11, 1963 in Salt Lake City.
Orson Juarez Brown married Evelyn Wilson in 1963. They adopted a daughter, Jennifer Suzanne Brown [Christiansen] born October 15, 1963 (?).or January 7, 1970.
Orson and Evelyn divorced sometime between 1977 - 1979. Evelyn later married James Bracken Lee [1952 graduate from West Point]. son of , was mayor of Price, Utah during 1936-47; he was former governor of Utah from 1948 to 1956 and served as Salt Lake City mayor from 1962 to 1974. Joseph Bracken Lee's second wife is Margaret Draper, a relation of .
Orson Juarez Brown owned three Chevrolet dealerships in Spanish Fork, Mount Pleasant, and Delta, Utah; he was on the Board of Directors of First Security Bank (now Wells Fargo Bank). He lived northeast of the Avenues area of Salt Lake City.
In 1973 thru 1977 Orson Juarez Brown and Evelyn Wilson Brown lived at 680 East Northcrest Drive (815 North) in Salt Lake City (from 1st and 13th Avenue Northeast). Orson is listed as 1st President and then Senior Vice-President of First Security Co.and First Security Bank of Utah.
The 1977-1978 City Directory does not list either one of them.
The 1979 Cole City Directory states that Orson J. Brown was the Senior Vice President and Director of First Security Bank Company. In 1979 his address was 4105 South 670 East Unit G. This same information appeared in the 1980 and 1981 Cole Directory. No wife was listed in 1979 to 1981.
Orson died July 31, 1981 in Salt Lake City, Utah so was not listed in the 1982 Cole Directory.
Family information has it that Orson J. Brown enjoyed a full social life. He may have died from cirrhosis of the liver when he was 72 years old.
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