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Ethel Brown was born January 11, 1877, in Manistique, MI, to Edgar C. and Ida (Eddy) Brown. The 1880 census shows the family living on Walnut Street with Edgar listed as a Laborer. Twenty years later, the 1900 census lists Ethel still living at home and serving as a school teacher. At that same time, Edgar is listed as the Assistant Superintendent of Lake Shipping and wholesale lumber.

By the time of the 1910 census, Ethel married the manager of a general store, Louis Yalomstein. Louis was born  to Solomon and Rebecca Yalomstein in Traverse City, MI, on September 30, 1877.  Louis’s brother was connected with the Winkelman family of Detroit involved in the mercantile trade. He died in Hennepin County of Minnesota on August 12, 1961.

Ethel died in Minneapolis (Hennepin County) Minnesota in May of 1972. She is buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Manistique.