Accepting this challenge, here are the facts we already know.
Our father, James Brown Jr. was born (b. Jul 25 1908 Ensenada Baja California) to parents James Brown Sr. and Lucrecia Castillo Brown (marr. Oct. 30, 1906 in San Diego, CA.) who both died before his 7th year.
James Brown Sr.(b.circa 1875, Boise City, Ada Co. ID) was a miner/horse show performer who was known to be of Irish descent. He worked as a miner at El Alamo(near Ensenada) and in Catacocha, Ecuador where he died (Dec. 17, 1911).
According to correspondence sent by the U.S. Consul in Ecuador to the U.S. State Dept., James Sr. had parents living in Boise City ID. named Charles B. and Mary E. Brown/Broion. (Perhaps pronunciation misunderstandings caused this discrepancy in spelling).Letters were sent to inform James's parents of his overseas death but they were returned, undelivered.
Some Likely Candidates, To Be Members of James's Idahoan Family. Father or Grandfather: 1. Jas. M.F. Browne or Bronn: Interestingly, surname was written this way on his death certificate (b. c. 1829 Ireland- d. Aug. 24, 1907 Boise, ID.) 2. Charles Brown: (b. 1827 Ireland) Was living in Silver City Owyhee, Idaho Terr. in 1870 where he was working as a Quartz miner. 3. Charles B. Brown - listed as both a teamster and freighter in the 1901-1907 Boise City directories.
Mother: 1. Mary Elizabeth Brown (b. July 4, 1856- d. June 3, 1950 - Hailey ID. 2. Mary Elvgia Brown (b. Feb. 24, 1856 - d. March 27, 1921 - Kamiah ID.) 3. Mary E. Brown listed in the 1891 Boise City directory as a dressmaker.
Siblings: 1. Mary G. Brown (b. July 20, 1879 - d. Jan 3, 1950 Boise 2. Mary A. Brown (b. Feb 9, 1875 - d. April 28, 1935 Boise 3. Charles H. Brown (b. Dec 27 1883 - d. Oct. 4, 1907 Boise
We would both welcome and appreciate any additions to the above list along with any information or suggestions help us to identify James Brown Sr's. Boise ID family.