Deacon Brown's Point, North Haven, Maine was the summer home of Dwight Morrow 1873-1931, former Ambassador to Mexico (1927-1930) and U.S. Senator from New Jersey (1930-31). His father's youngest sister, Mary Virginia Morrow Brown 1857-1890, was the mother of Lucie Brown Ballantyne 1880-1957. Thus, Dwight was first cousin to Lucie, and a first cousin twice removed from the Ballantyne-Dailey-Uible cousins.
Dwight's wife, Elizabeth Reeve Cutter Morrow, 1873-1955, wrote the following note to Lucie in September 1935. Transcription follows.
September 12 '35
[DEACON BROWN'S POINT
Dear Cousin Lucie, –
How kind of you to send us that large and luscious box of candy!
Raymer's is a name to conjure with : the box is full of my favorites and I ate more at luncheon than is good for a grandmotherly figure.
We all send you a warm thank-you for such a generous present ! This is a sweet-tooth family – just the kind to appreciate your gift.
I'm glad that your trip was a success. You sent me such a kind note about our little visit. The pleasant day we were all together is marked in the guest book with the group picture. I will see you [sic] that you get one later.
Elizabeth C. Morrow
Other posts about the Morrow family include:
- James E. Morrow 1837-1904 – father of Dwight and brother of Lucie's mother, Mary Virginia Morrow Brown
- The Painted Pig by Elizabeth Morrow – Children's book, subtitled A Mexican Picture Book, was published in 1930.
- Agnes Morrow Scandrett Book – Agnes 1869-1953, a sister of Dwight, was also 1st cousin to Lucie, book is about cruising the coast of Africa in the 1930s