Ezra Caryl and Grace Brownell letters 1918-1920
Ezra Caryl Brownell was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 21, 1889, and married Grace Donald (b. 1893) before 1918. In 1918, he and Grace moved to Shanghai, China, where he worked as an assistant treasurer for the newly formed Asia Banking Corporation; he was later promoted to manager of the Tientsin Branch. The couple returned to the United States by 1930 and settled in Oradell, New Jersey.