C. Brown
[By Glen Villa Jr., Last Revised July 17, 2011]

C. Brown would have been Ceasar Brown. Ceasar Brown was born April 21, 1886 to Amanda Jameson (Casus Oliver’s wife on the 1915 J.J. Terrell Census of Ione and Vicinity Indians) and Charley Brown.

According to the 1900 Census, Ceasar Brown was residing with his mother Mandy Brown in the Mountain Township of Eldorado County.  According to the 1900 Census, Ceasar was 14 years old and born in April of 1886.

In 1905-1906, CE Kelsey identifies Caesar Brown living in Buena Vista of Amador County without land.

Mandy had a son named Lugan Brown; Charley Brown was his father. Lugan was born July 30, 1891 and died July 31, 1910.

In 1922, Caesar Brown was listed in the East Ione Precinct of the Index to Registration Affidavits Amador County. Caesar was employed as a laborer and was Democratic affiliation.

According to the 1930 Census, Ceasar Brown was living with his step father Charlie Maximo in Township 2, Ione, of Amador County. Living with Charlie Maximo (76) was his sister Mary Martinez (80), niece Lavina Homer (20), Edna Homer (17) and stepson Ceasar Brown (43). Ceasar Brown was a farm laborer.

Ceasar married Lovina Homer and were going to have a child together, but Lovina and the baby both died from complications of the pregnancy.  Ceasar moved to the Auburn area and lived there the remainder of his life.

Ceasar Brown died June 13, 1950 and is buried at the Auburn Indian Cemetery.  Ceasar Brown was buried in the same plot as Martha Lemay in the Maidu Indian Cemetery in Auburn.

Articles Concerning Ceasar Brown

APRIL 13, 1906
Additional Locals.
The coroner's jury was composed as follows: A. J. Estey, John C. Hart, Francis Burgoon, William Tripp, Henry Daniels, Val Smith, Eugene Lee, Louis Rey, and Ceaser Bron.

Auburn Journal
June 15, 1950
Three Jailed By City Police
Fred Daly, 59, of Auburn was arrested on a charge of drunk driving Monday night by City Officers Hershel young and Jack Casey. He was fined $250 by Police Judge J. M. Hamilton. Caesar Brown, 64, a passenger in the car, was charged with being drunk. He was given a ten days suspended sentence. Charles Kellogg, 49, of Sacramento was sentenced to ten days in jail, following his arrest by Officers James Kaufman and Hershel Young on a charge of defrauding a taxi driver.

Auburn Journal
June 22, 1950
Indian Is Found Dead
Caesar Brown, 64, a resident of the Auburn Indian camp, was found dead near Camp Flint last Friday by children playing in the area. The body was removed to the West and Hite parlors, where an autopsy, conducted by Dr. Wilbur Overmiller, showed death was caused by a heart attack. Coroner Francis West is investigating. The deceased is survived by a sister, Martha Lemay of Auburn. Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m., in the West and Hite Chapel of the Hills with Rev. Thomas Mendenhall officiating. Burial followed in the Auburn Indian Cemetery.

Auburn Journal
June 22, 1950
Brown—In Auburn, Placer County, June 16, 1950; Caesar Brown, 64, of Auburn; brother of Martha Lemay of Auburn; buried in Auburn, June 19.