The Tener Family

This is a journal kept by Dennis Holmes and friends concerning the Tener Family.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Alexander Tener Brown

As you can imagine, when researching 'family' there is a lot of material ultimately available. In the past I have posted obituaries - both to mark the passing of family members, and to provide further insight into their lives.

I recently received permission from the widow of Alexander Tener Brown to post an already available on-line obituary to the Tener Family web site.

SORCE: "Rutland Herald", Rutland, Vermont; April 14, 2001available on line at:

Alexander T. Brown: WINDSOR Alexander Tener Brown, 78, of Walpole, N.H., died April 12, 2001, at Mount Ascutney Hospital following a long illness.

He was born Oct. 9, 1922, in East Orange, N.J., son of Frances Tener Brown Muir and William Thayer Brown Jr. He was also a great-nephew of baseball legend Albert G. Spalding, and of John Kinley Tener, who served simultaneously as Pennsylvania’s governor and president of the National Baseball League during the 1920s.

Mr. Brown was educated at the Fessenden School in Massachusetts, the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and Yale University. After the outbreak of World War II and his freshman year at Yale, Mr. Brown served with the American Field Service, driving ambulances for the British Eighth Army in Lebanon, North Africa and Italy. He returned home and joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944, and resumed his studies at Yale following the war, graduating in 1947.

He was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, and briefly, as a stockbroker. He became director of personnel at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and later did public relations for Outward Bound.

Mr. Brown was an accomplished skier, tennis player, golfer and yachtsman. He crewed on many Newport to Bermuda races and on the inaugural Trans-Pacific race to Hawaii. He cruised for many years aboard his own boats along the New England coast and belonged to several yacht clubs, including the Beverly YC in Marion, Mass., and the Wadawanuck Club in Stonington.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Blomquist Brown of Walpole, N.H.; three children by his first marriage, Frances Brown Holmes and William T. Brown, both of Farmington, Conn., and Alexander B. Brown of Santa Fe, N.M.; a stepdaughter, Sydner Masters Durieux of New York City, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

The memorial service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Sage Chapel on the campus of the Northfield-Mt. Hermon School in Northfield, Mass.Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Class of 1941, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Conn.