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John George Brown

John George Brown

Male 1839 - 1916  (76 years)

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  • Name John George Brown 
    Nickname Kootenai 
    Born 10 Oct 1839  Ennistymon, Clare, Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave Memorial # 6290 
    Died 18 Jul 1916  Waterton Lakes National Park, Claresholm, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Waterton Park Cemetery, Waterton Lakes National Park, Claresholm, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1308  The Eng - Page Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2019 

    Father John George Brown,   b. 29 May 1812, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840  (Age 27 years) 
    Mother Ellen Finucane,   b. 1818, Killaloe, Cill Dalua, Shantraud, Clare, Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Dec 1838  Ennistymon, Clare, Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F596  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Olive Lyonnais dit Daunais dit Doney,   b. 1849, La Salle, Macdonald, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1884, Waterton Lakes National Park, Claresholm, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1869  Pembina, North Dakota, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location confirmed in:
      'Kootenai Brown' written by William Rodney
      Also titled 'Kootenai Brown: The Unknown Frontiersman' and 'Kootenai Brown His life and times 1839-1916'.
      Published by Superior Publishing, 1969 and 2002
      ISBN 10: 0888260458 ISBN 13: 9780888260451
      And
      Genealogy compiled by Lawrence Barkwell, Coordinator of the Métis Heritage and History Research Louis Riel Institute.
      http://www.metismuseum.ca/
      http://www.louisrielinstitute.com/
      Olive Lyonnais; born 1849 Lasalle River, (Manitoba), Canada; married John George 'Kootenai' Brown, son of Captain John George Brown and Ellen Finucane, 26 September 1869 Pembina, Dakota Territory (AP1 Belleau, Reverend Father J. M., ed., Records of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Pembina, North Dakota: Baptisms, Marriages, Sepultures, Book One, 1848-1874.); died 12 October 1884 Waterton Lake, (Alberta), Canada (Dorothy J. Chartrand Research.).
    Notes 
    • Metis Script Notes from Library and Archives of Canada:

      Brown, John George; for his three deceased children: George, born: 1871 at Wood Mountain, died: 1874; Marie Rose, born: 1873 at Wood Mountain, died: 1874; Ellen, born: 1875 at Wild Hen Lake, died: 1875; address: Waterton Lake, Yarrow Post Office., Alberta; claim no. 1575; father: John George Brown (Whiteman); mother: Olive Lyonnais (Métis); file ref. 964791 = Brown, John George; au nom de ses trois enfants décédés: George, né: en 1871 à mont Wood, décédé: en 1874; Marie Rose, née: en 1873 à mont Wood, décédée: en 1874; Ellen, née: en 1875 à Wild Hen Lake, décédée: en 1875; résidence: Waterton Lake, Yarrow P.O., Alberta; no de réclamation 1575; père: John George Brown (homme blanc); mère: Olive Lyonnais (Métisse); dossier 964791.

      Brown, Leo; address: St. Albert; claim no. 2759; born: 12 October, 1878 at St. Albert; father: John George Brown (Whiteman); mother: Olive Lyonnais (Métis); file ref. 991314 = Brown, Léo; résidence: Saint Albert; no de réclamation 2759; né: le 12 octobre, 1878 à Saint Albert; père: John George Brown (homme blanc); mère: Olive Lyonnais (Métisse); dossier 99131

      ORDER FROM JOHN G. BROWN, RE SCRIP OF HIS DECEASED WIFE OLIVE LYONNAIS. 1904-1905. File.
      RG15-D-II-1. Volume/box number: 950. File number: 964793. Copied container number: T-14539.
      Textual material. [Access: Open]. Government.
      Finding aid number: 15-5
      BROWN JOHN G.
    Children 
     1. Elizia Brown,   b. 1869
     2. George Brown,   b. 1871, Wood Mountain, Old Post Rural Municipality 43, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874  (Age 3 years)
     3. Marie Rose Brown,   b. 1873, Wood Mountain, Old Post Rural Municipality 43, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875  (Age 2 years)
     4. Ellen Brown,   b. 1875,   d. 1875, Waterton Lakes National Park, Claresholm, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Leonide Brown,   b. 12 Oct 1878,   d. 29 Nov 1916, Saint Albert, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Census
    1870USCen-OliveLyonnais-GeorgeBrown-JosephDLonais.jpg
    1870USCen-OliveLyonnais-GeorgeBrown-JosephDLonais.jpg
    1870 US Census record for Olive Lyonnais and George Brown.
    In the next house is Olive's widowed father and his family, Joseph Lionais dit Delaunay noted as 'D'Lonais'.
    1881CanCen-OliveLyonnais-JohnGeorgeBrown.jpg
    1881CanCen-OliveLyonnais-JohnGeorgeBrown.jpg
    1881 Canadian Census record for the family of Olive Lyonnais and John George Brown.
    1891CanCen-LizzieBrown-LeonBrown.jpg
    1891CanCen-LizzieBrown-LeonBrown.jpg
    1891 Canadian Census record for Lizzie Brown and Leon Brown.

    Previous Census page claims 1891 'The Territories' 197 - Alberta, B5 - Edmonton S.D. pages - 52
    St. Albert Disctric 19 on 6 Apr 1891. Head of Household is Vital J Grandin, 62 year old Bishop from France. Under him is a page full of Priests then Nuns.
    The Brown siblings are listed, Leon at 13 years of age, and 'Lizzie' at 14. There are 20 other children on this page ranging from 4-14 being kept by the Roman Catholic Church.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vital-Justin_Grandin
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F592  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Cheepaythaquakasoon,   d. 1 Apr 1935, Waterton Lakes National Park, Claresholm, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1886  Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F593  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Oct 1839 - Ennistymon, Clare, Munster, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Sep 1869 - Pembina, North Dakota, United States of America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1886 - Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 1916 - Waterton Lakes National Park, Claresholm, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Waterton Park Cemetery, Waterton Lakes National Park, Claresholm, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    JohnGeorgeBrown.jpg
    JohnGeorgeBrown.jpg
    John George 'Kootenai' Brown. Image from the of Glenbow Museum Archives, Calgary, Alberta.
    JohnGeorgeBrown-Kootenai.jpg
    JohnGeorgeBrown-Kootenai.jpg
    John George 'Kootenai' Brown. Image from the of Glenbow Museum Archives, Calgary, Alberta.

  • Notes 
    • Dictionary of Canadian Biography: John George Brown by William Rodney. Published by the University of Toronto.
      http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/brown_john_george_14E.html
    • The Cowboy Cavalry: The Story of the Rocky Mountain Rangers by Gordon E. Tolton.
      https://books.google.ca/books?id=S9EEegLvQUUC
    • Hammerson Peters: A resource for curious Canucks: The Adventures of Kootenai Brown in the Great White North
      http://hammersonpeters.com/?p=742
    • Manitoba History: 'Kootenai' Brown in the Red River Valley
      by Graham A. MacDonald, Parks Canada, Calgary originally published by the Manitoba Historical Society in Autumn 1995:
      http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/mb_history/30/kootenaibrown.shtml
    • Alberta Culture and Tourism Biography:
      http://www.history.alberta.ca/EnergyHeritage/oil/the-waterton-and-the-turner-valley-eras-1890s-1946/waterton-1900-1910s/john-george-kootenai-brown.aspx#page-1
    • The Globe and Mail: The Unknown Rockies by Laszlo Buhasz, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta. Published 17 Jun 2000, updated 3 Apr 2018.
      https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-unknown-rockies/article18423840/
    • Archives of Canada listing for files:

      Overpayment to Packer, John George Brown in August at Fort Macleod. 1890. File.
      RG18-A-1. Volume/box number: 45. File number: 893-90.
      Textual material. [Access: Open]. Government.
      Finding aid number: 18-1
      Brown John George-Fort Macleod. Fort Macleod-Brown John George.

      Grantee - Brown, John George - Scout - No. 1 Troop Rocky Mountain Rangers. 1885-12-09. File.
      RG15-D-II-9-d. Volume/box number: 1631. File number: 02518.
      Textual material. [Access: Open]. Government.
      Finding aid number: 15-33

      Journal of John George "Kootenai" Brown. 1904-1906. File (Accession level).
      RG84. Volume/box number: 2437. File number: 1904-5-6. BAN: 1996-97/826.
      Textual material. [Access: Restricted by law]. Government.
      Finding aid number: 84-27

      Journal of John George "Kootenai" Brown. 1906-1908. File (Accession level).
      RG84. Volume/box number: 2437. File number: 1906-7-8. BAN: 1996-97/826.
      Textual material. [Access: Restricted by law]. Government.
      Finding aid number: 84-27

      Journal of John George "Kootenai" Brown. 1908-1910. File (Accession level).
      RG84. Volume/box number: 2437. File number: 1908-9-10. BAN: 1996-97/826.
      Textual material. [Access: Restricted by law]. Government.
      Finding aid number: 84-27

      Journal of John George "Kootenai" Brown. 1910-1912. File (Accession level).
      RG84. Volume/box number: 2437. File number: 1910-11-12. BAN: 1996-97/826.
      Textual material. [Access: Restricted by law]. Government.
      Finding aid number: 84-27

      Journal of John George "Kootenai" Brown. 1912-1914. File (Accession level).
      RG84. Volume/box number: 2437. File number: 1912-1-2. BAN: 1996-97/826.
      Textual material. [Access: Restricted by law]. Government.
      Finding aid number: 84-27

      Collection Canada. Bibliothèque du Parlement [document iconographique] [s.d.]. Accession.
      Accession number: 1951-333 NPC.
      Photographs, Textual material. [Access: Open]. Government.
      John George Brown. Aucune Ont. K1A 0A9 1 photographie n.&b. Brown, John George. Canada. Bibliothèque du Parlement.

      Canada. Library of Parliament Collection [graphic material] [n.d.]. Accession.
      Accession number: 1951-333 NPC.
      Photographs, Textual material. [Access: Open]. Government.
      John George Brown. Nil Copyright Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0A9 1 photograph b&w. Brown, John George. Canada. Library of Parliament.