Brown Surname Obituaries

Alexander Brown

Newspaper Unknown, September 23, 1932

Alexander Brown, for many years a resident of Cantrall and Sangamon county, died at his home in Chicago, September 15, 1932. The remains were brought to Springfield and funeral services were held at the home of Eastman Dalby, Saturday afternoon, September 17, at 4 o'clock. Interment was made in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Contributed by:Bertha Emmett

Ann Brown

Newspaper Unknown, November 4, 1938

Mrs. Ann E. Brown, daughter of the late John Nelson and Sarah Hall was born in Athens, Illinois, Aug. 10, 1844 and died at her home in Earlham, Iowa, Oct. 27, 1938.

In February 1863, she was married to James Brown of Sweetwater, Illinois. A few years later they moved to Earlham, where they made their home. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago.

She leaves to mourn her death four children, a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, John L. Hall, Boise, Idaho; Robert L. Hall, Mooresville, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. A. L. Campbell, Athens, Ills.

Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church at Earlham, in which church she was a charter member and attended there long as her health permitted.

Contributed by:Bertha Emmett

Charley Brown

Athens Free Press

Again the Angle of Death has alarmed our outer castle and our friend and brother Charley Brown has been called from our order of valiant knights to receive the approbation of the Supreme Chancellor of the Universe.

Sir Knight Charley Brown was born at Clear Lake, Sangamon county, Ill. October 22, 1870, and died June 12, 1905 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, aged 34 years 7 months and 21 days.

For some time he had been complaining but he did not cease to go about his usual work. On June 5th he was taken seriously ill, everything possible was done to alleviate his suffering and upon the advice of the attending physician he was removed to St. John's hospital where his death occoured. [* mistake in newspaper]

He was a member of the order of Knights of Pythias and of Local Union____, 974 United Mine Workers of America. Both of these orders attended ___ obsequies.

The funeral was held from the M.___ Church, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. C.F.McKown officiating assisted by Rev. G.J. Ellis. The services at the grave were conducted by the Knights of Pythias.

He leaves to mourn his lose his wife, one Uncle, three Cousins and a host of friends.

Charles Brown was well and favorably known in our city. He served in the capacity of marshal for some time. He was a genial kind hearted man. He will be missed, sadly missed by all.

Oh Yet we trust that somehow good
Will be the final goal of ill,
To pangs of nature, sins of will,
Defects of doubt, and taints of blood;

That nothing walks with aimless feet;
That not one life shall be destroyed,
Or cast as rubbish to the void,
When God has made the pile complete;

That not a worm is cloven in vain;
That not a moth with vain desire,
Is shrivell'd in a fruitless fire,
Or but subserves another's gain.

Contributed by:Rajean Gallagher

Mary E. Brown

Athens Free Press, Aug. 30, 1907

Monday evening, August 6th at 7:15 occurred the death of Mrs. Mary E. Brown at the residence of James E. Dalby, 1157 North third Street, Springfield. She was the wife of Alexander Brown, formerly a resident of Sangamon County. The deceased was aged___ years, 2 months and 15 days. She was a daughter of William D. Power, at one time County judge of Sangamon County, and was born near Cantrall, Illinois, where she resided the greater portion of her life. In 1881 she was united to Alexander Brown of near Cantrall.

For the past six years Mr. and Mrs. Brown have resided in Chicago, where Mr. Brown is engaged in the live stock and commission business. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Luther A., who also resides in Chicago, and one brother, W.E. Power of Cantrall.

Funeral services were held form the home of Mr. Dalby Thursday morning at 10:30. Interment at oak Ridge cemetery.

Contributed by:Rajean Gallagher

Sarah Brown

Republican, Nemaha County, Kansas

BROWN - Thursday, February 7th 1887, at Sabetha, Kansas, Mrs. Sarah A. Brown, mother of Mrs. E. C. Hall. Aged 75 years.

Mrs. Brown was born at Lexington, Kentucky, April 6th, 1811. Removed to Ohio with her father, David Brennen about 1817. She was married to John Brown in 1832. Eight children were born to them, six of whom are still living. She became a member of the M. E. church early in life and continued a consistent member for more than 30 years. In 1858 she removed, with her family to Menard county, Illinois, remaining in this county till 1870, when she removed with her son Edward, to Kansas, with who she lived until her death. She lived steadfast in her early religious profession and died in full faith of a home beyond the grave. Through all these long years the strong points in her character have been used to impress upon her children and friends the importance of an upright and truthful life. To her last hours her children and friends, with loving hands did all in their power to alleviate her sufferings. - Nemaha County Republican

Contributed By: Brenda (Hamilton) Johnson