Rebecca Alice Slocum was born to Edward and Renewed Hazard Slocum on January 16, 1844 in Rhode Island. Rebecca came to Vancouver when she was 24 years old with her uncle William C. Hazard. She married Charles Brown right here in the Brown house in 1874. The couple would go on to have three daughters, Floy, Frances and Harriet. Rebecca passed away in the early hours of October 17, 1910 due to heart failure and her obituary below appeared in the Columbian later that day.