Sunday, July 31, 2022

Photograph of Marian Hubbard (Swan) Brown (1891-1937) of Cambridge, Massachusetts; died at Yangon, Myanmar during World Tour

Photograph of Marian Hubbard (Swan) Brown (1891-1937) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, wife of Joseph Francis Brown (1893-1972).

The reverse notes that she died at Rangoon, India in 1937 - now Yangon, Myanmar.  Her obituary in the Boston Globe notes that she was at the time embarked on a round the world trip with her husband when she was struck ill. 

She was the daughter of Dr. William Donnison Swan [erroneously named Dr. William Donnison Brown in the obituary] and Mary Winthrop (Hubbard) Swan. The obituary notes that Marian was involved in the Cambridge Hospital League, the Sewing Circle and the Vincent Club.  Her husband was a real estate and insurance broker and was three times decorated for bravery during his service in World War I in France.
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