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Brown, Constance, 1877-1939



When Constance Reed was born on 14 April 1877, in Kaalamo, Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, Russia, Soviet Union, her father, Heber Clinton Reed, was 25 and her mother, Emma Cameron, was 25. She married Joseph Emerson Brown (1865–1940) on October 5, 1902, in Fulton, Georgia, United States. She suffered hearing loss at some point in her life and founded the Constance Brown Hearing Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1939, she left the bulk of her estate to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation to be used to establish a nonprofit agency to prevent hearing loss and to help the hearing impaired. She died on 1 September 1939, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Constance Brown Hearing Center Collection

Identifier: RH-A-4373
Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of financial documents, Board of Directors meetings-related documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and other miscellaneous business records for the Constance Brown Hearing Centers, located in Kalamazoo Michigan from 1941 to the present.

Dates: 1941-current