Mannon, Ezra

Mannon, Ezra

kindly general deceived by adulterous wife and murdered. [Am. Lit.: Mourning Becomes Electra]
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Although this is by way of prelude to his (correct) suggestion that Adam's last name is short for Brantome, which was the last name of Brant's mother (and his father was David Mannon, the brother to Abe Mannon, Ezra's father), Seth's use of the word here arguably accesses both the older and newer meanings of queer: the abbreviation, apparently, is odd and Adam's birth came about through an illicit sexual affair.
Dave Mannon, Ezra's brother, had run off with an Indian woman named marie Brantome.