Mildred E. Meister (1924-1968)

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Mildred E. Meister Brown
Born: 31 Dec 1924 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 3 Oct 1968 Fostoria, Ohio
Father: Justin Francis Meister
Mother: Elizabeth Sarah Steffel
Siblings: Edith Mary Meister
Alice Leona Meister
Edward John Meister
Ruth Meister
Mildred E. Meister
Spouse: Edwin Merritt Brown
Married: 30 Jun 1951 Charlevoix, Michigan
Children: Brenda Mildred Brown
Brian Albert Brown
Laura Elizabeth Brown
Bryce Justin Brown


Petoskey News Review, Thursday, October 3, 1968:

Former Petoskey
Woman Dies

Arrangments are pending for Mrs. Edwin M. Brown, 43, a native of Petoskey, who died this morning at her home in Fostoria, Ohio.

The former Mildred E. Meister, she was born in Petoskey December 31, 1924 and attended St. Francis Xavier School and graduated from Petoskey High School in 1942.

Mrs. Brown moved to Ohio in 1954, where she and her husband operated the Merchant's Credit Service in Fostoria, Ohio.

Besides her husband, survivors include: her children, Brenda Mildred, 16, Brian Albert, 15, Laura Elizabeth, nine and Bryce Justin, eight, all at home; her mother, Mrs. J. F. Meister, of Petoskey; a brother, Edward J. Meister, of Mt. Pleasant and two sisters, Mrs. Clifford L. Crick, of Petoskey and Mrs. W. Herschel Miller, of Hartford.

Mrs. Brown was a member of St. Wendelin's Parish, in Fostoria.

Petoskey News Review, Friday, October 4, 1968:

Mildred Brown
Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Edwin (Mildred Meister) Brown, 43, a former Petsoeky resident who died at her home in Fostoria, Ohio Thursday, will be held from St. Wedelin Church in Fostoria at 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the St. Wedelin Cemetery.

Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Petoskey High School and had moved to Fostoria from Petoskey with her husband in 1954.


  • Marriage: Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952:
Name: Edwin M Brown
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 31
Birth Year: abt 1920
Birth Place: Cheboygan, Michigan
Residence Place: Lansing, Michigan
Father: Wilford S Brown
Mother: Eva I Pallister
Marriage Date: 30 Jun 1951
Marriage Place: Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA
License County: Ingham
Spouse: Mildred E Meister
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1925
Birth Place: Petoskey, Michigan
Residence Place: Lansing, Michigan
Father: Justin F Meister
Mother: Elizabeth M Steffel
County File Number: 51-727
State File Number: 33 35418
Film: 88
Film Title: 33 Ingham 33320-36599
Film Description: Ingham (1950 - 1952)
  • Death: Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, database, FamilySearch:
Name: Mildred Brown
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 03 Oct 1968
Event Place: Fostoria (Pt), Hancock, Ohio, United States
Registration Place: Fostoria City Hospital
Residence Place: Fostoria, Seneca, Ohio, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 43
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birth Date: 1925
Autopsy Performed: Yes, unknown if used for certification
Certificate Number: 079349
Volume Number: 19431
Certifier's Role: Coroner
Affiliate Line Number: 79349
Affiliate File Name: DEATHS68.DAT
Source Reference: Ohio Department of Health
  • Claim: U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, database,
Name: Mildred E Brown
[John Joyner Theodore]
[John Theodore]
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 31 Dec 1924
Death Date: Oct 1968
Claim Date: 16 Jul 1968
SSN: 384-16-0406
Notes: 31 Aug 1981: Name listed as MILDRED E BROWN;
18 Oct 1982: Name listed as JOHN JOYNER THEODORE;
28 Dec 1987: Name listed as JOHN THEODORE