J. Wayne "Brownie" MCCACHREN

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Joseph Wayne "Brownie" McCachren
Contributed by letwet on 4/28/12 - Image Year: 1934

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OBITUARY FOR JOSEPH WAYNE "BROWNIE" McCACHREN

Joseph Wayne "Brownie" McCachren 95, of Port Royal, died at 6:02 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, 1993 at his home.

Born September 22, 1897 in Port Royal, he was a son of the late George Albert and Emily Martha (Landis) McCachren. His wife, Elizabeth M. (Groninger) McCachren died December, 27, 1935.

Surviving are:children, S. Martha Kepner, and Mrs. Kenneth (Mabel Elizabeth) Esh, both of Port Royal, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy P.) Bush, Torrington, CT; eigth grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth E. Taylor, April 13, 1981, and a grandson, Edward Bush.

He was a retired foreman, having worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad with 45 1/2 years of service.

He was a lifetime member of the Port Royal Methodist Church, a former member of the Port Royal Lions Club and the IOOF Lodge of Port Royal.

Services were held Friday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Rev. Gerald D. Wagner officating. Interment was in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal [Turbett Township].

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/26/19 - Image Year: 1955
PORT ROYAL NATIVE and PRR TRACK FOREMAN "Brownie" MCCACHREN worked for almost 46 years on the tracks. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ranjude on 5/17/17 - Image Year: 1958
WORKING ON THE RAILROAD: Brownie, like many other men in Port Royal, was an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Brownie was a foreman of a track crew and this photo shows him with his crew carrier. (Photo from the album of Ben Groninger and submitted by his grandson Randy Groninger.)
Contributed by ray on 8/27/19
BROWNIE ON HIS CREW CARRIER at Port Royal (Photo courtesy of his grandson, Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 8/27/19 - Image Year: 1951
"BROWNIE" WITH GRANDCHILDREN Brownie McCachren with some of his grandchildren on the track work crew carrier at Port Royal. (Seated on top row: Betsy Esh and Wayne Taylor; seated on bottom, Wilbur Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 8/27/19 - Image Year: 1961
"BROWNIE'S HONOR ROLL CERTIFICATE - Awarded upon his retirement as track foreman for the Pennsylvania Railroad. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Taylor)



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