Philip Perry Chapter
Organizing Chapter Regent Susie Brown Brady
The following record is taken from the History of Florida DAR, 1892-1933:
Philip Perry Chapter Organizing Regent Susie Brown Brady was born Susie Brown on January 16, 1856, in Hamilton, NY. Her father was Philip Perry Brown, Brevet Brigadier General of the 157th New York Volunteers. Her mother, Sarah Jackson, was born in England.
Susie Brown Brady was educated in Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Alton, IL. In 1881, she relocated to Florida with her widowed mother and purchased an orange grove on the Indian River at City Point. Seventeen years were spent teaching in Florida's Brevard and Dade counties, serving many times on the Examining Board of the County of Brevard. On May 28, 1898, Susie married Adhemar Brady of the Confederate Veterans of Alabama. He held commissions of Captain of Home Guards, Captain of Cadets, and Captain of Brevard County, Confederate Veterans.
After her marriage, she organized the Philip Perry Chapter NSDAR in 1915, and resided in Titusville, FL, until the death of her husband in 1922, when she moved to West Palm Beach, FL. She died on 4 February 1928. A Titusville newspaper obituary detailed her casket arrival by train, accompanied by her grandniece. Twenty-four pallbearers were there to meet the train.
Philip Perry Chapter members marked her gravesite on 4 February 2004, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, in Titusville, FL.
Last Revision: 2 July 2014