Contributed by Tari Parr from the Pike County Democrat Times 28 May 1952 P. 1, Col. 5
- was born Nov. 20, 1948. Her parents are Elizabeth and Robert Bowman. She died in her home in Springfield, Mo., Nov. 1, 2009. She was 60 years old.
She worked as a dietician most of her life. She was a person with a huge heart and she was loved by all.
Donna's Father, Robert Bowman and the love of her life, Tom Slagle preceded her in death.
She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Greenstreet and husband Bill of Pleasant Hill; three children, Debbie Wombles and husband Tom of Pittsfield, Jeff Johnson and wife Diane of Pleasant Hill and Dana Brown and Brent of Pleasant Hope, Mo.; three brothers, Robert Bowman, Jr. of Pleasant Hill, Steve Bowman and wife Donna of Bloomington and Tim Bowman and wife Susie of Barry; six grandchildren, Matthew Hannel, Ashley Shaw and husband Tom, Destiny Hannel, Blayne Cowan, William Johnson, Aiden Johnson and one great-grandson, Owen Shaw. She is also survived by her great-aunt Josephine. She had many loved nieces and nephews and many friends to numerous to count.
Funeral services are pending at Lummis Funeral home in Pleasant Hill with a burial at Blue River Cemetery in Detroit.
Contributed by Billie Browning from Pike Press
NEVAL (PHILLIPS) BOYD
of Pittsfield died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Griggsville Estates in Griggsville. She was born Feb. 9, 1915 on an Indian Reservation in Oklahoma, a daughter of Earle and Viola Breeding Phillips. She married Dana T. Boyd Sept. 18, 1937 in Bowling Green, MO and he preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1977. She is survived by a son, Daniel L. (Sue) Boyd of Arthur; a daughter, Suzanne (Jerry) Carnivale of Quincy; six grandchildren, Mike Boyd of Arthur, Darcy (Bill) Singer of Arthur, Betsy (Ray) Card of Crystal Lake, Tony (Sarah) Carnivale of Kenosha, WI, Lori (Brad) Gehrke of Plainfield and Carrie (Ryan) Boyd Culton of Pittsfield; 23 great-grandchildren, Adriana and Ashleigh Perez, Nick Gehrke, Andrew and Anabel Culton, Codi, Allie, Mary Kate and Jack Singer, and Logan, Brock and Griffin Card; three nieces and one nephew; and a very special friend, Jeanette Decker. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Sam Boyd in 1911 and Stan Boyd in 2002; a granddaughter, Stacy Boyd in 1974; and a sister, Bernice Powell.
Mrs. Boyd started working as a nurses aid in the 1950’s at Illini Community Hospital. She then went to Radiology School and became an X-ray Technician, working at Illini Community Hospital until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of Eastern Star and a member of First Christian Church in Pittsfield where she was active with women of the church. She was a St. Louis Cardinals and Illini basketball fan. She enjoyed playing card with friends and was very talented at crocheting, knitting and needlepoint. She loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday at First Christian Church in Pittsfield with Pastor Michael TenEyck officiating. Burial was in West Cemetery in Pittsfield. Memorials were suggested to Griggsville Estates Activity Fund or Pittsfield First Christian Church.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Pike County Express Sept. 24, 2014
ROBERT HAYES BOYD
, 80, of Beardstown died Thursday, March 11, 2004 at Highland Health Care Center. He was born May 6, 1923, in New Canton, the son of Harley Hayes and Anna Graves Boyd. He married Dorothy M. Hoffman in 1955; they divorced. Mr. Boyd graduated from Barry High School in 1941 and Gem City Business College. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1943-45. He was with the 19th AAA group in Europe, including at Utah Beach in 1944. He was a personnel administrator for the state for 35 years. He retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation after 35 years as director of technical services in 1982, where he also worked in bookkeeping, the payroll department and in personnel. He was a member of the Elks Club 4007 in Beardstown and American Legion Post 32. He sang with the First Presbyterian Church choir. Survivors: a son, John R. Boyd of Satellite Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Elizabeth A Boyd (fiance, Paul W. Conner) of St. Louis; a brother, George B. Boyd of Beardstown; and former wife, Dorothy M. "Dottie" Hoffman of Highland. Services: 7:30 p.m. today, Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home, Highland, the Rev. James A. Flach officiating. Additional services: noon Wednesday, Methodist Church, Barry, the Rev. Nancy Monahan officiating. Burial: Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry.
SHIRLEY A. BOYD
, 91, of Barry, died at 2 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 14, 2013) in the Barry Community Care Center. She was born Aug. 8, 1921, in Barry, a daughter to Fred L. and Jennie E. Spink Stroheker. They preceded her in death. She married Albert G. Boyd on May 17, 1943, in St. Louis. He died June 8, 1979.
Shirley was very fond of animals, especially her dogs, and she enjoyed cooking and reading.
Survivors include her granddaughter, Ann M. Boyd Briggs and her husband, John, of St. Louis; a foster daughter, Barbara Brider, of Collinsville; two foster grandsons, David Brider of Collinsville and Steven Brider of St. Jacob; and a foster great-grandson, David Austin Brider of Collinsville. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, John A. Boyd, on Nov. 26, 1965; a brother, Stewart Stroheker; and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth “Billie” Johnson and Frances Smith.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday in the Kirgan Funeral Home, Barry. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorials: Barry Public Library. Arrangements: Kirgan Funeral Home.
The Quincy Herald Whig Feb. 16, 2013 Submitted by Ella Tittsworth
WILMETTA BERNICE (THOMAS) BOYD
91, of Hannibal, died at 7:05 p.m. Oct. 24, 1999, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal. Funeral services for Mrs. Boyd will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. The Rev. Walter Reed will officiate. Burial will be at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill, Ill. Mrs. Boyd was born May 9, 1908, in Pleasant Hill, Ill., to Frank Ishmael and Tata DeCamp Thomas. Survivors include cousins. She was preceded in death by one brother, Jess Thomas; and one sister, Chloe Kapella. Mrs. Boyd was a member and elder emeritus of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. She was a member of the Mary Hinton Morris Club, a past board member of the Mark Twain Senior Citizens, American Association of Retired Persons, Retired Missouri State Employees, a lifetime member of the Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary and the Business and Professional Women, where she served as past president and was awarded "Woman of the Year" in 1970. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Wayne Gamm, Vernon Gamm, Al Kennett, John Youse, Jim Roberts and Jim O'Donnell. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Property Division.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson
ANDREW JACKSON BROWN
- The remains of Jackson Brown arrived in this place on Wednesday morning from Oklahoma where he has resided for the past few years. The deceased was for many years a resident of New Hartford where he reared a large family. He was about 80 years of age and had been ill only about three weeks from grip. The body was accompanied by a son-in-law, Dan Levi Goodwin and wife. A number of relatives from Quincy, Marblehead and other places met the funeral party here, accompanying the remains to New Hartford where the funeral took place in the M. E. Church, Rev. Frye of this place officating. The burial took place in the Prairie Mound cemetery.
Contributed by Susan Hoppe - From The Quincy Daily Whig, Nov. 28, 1914
BENJAMIN D. BROWN
, aged 83 years, died at his home, near here, last night. He was born in Massachusetts, in February, 1804. He came to this county in 1833, and has since lived where he died. Mr. BROWN has always occupied a prominent position in business, social and political circles. In 1842 he represented Pike County in the Legislature. He was one of the richest men in the county. He leaves a large estate to be distributed among his heirs.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat August 4 1887
- On Monday evening at 8 o'clock occurred the death of Miss Bessie Brown, age 26. For three weeks she had been suffering with typhoid pneumonia and bronchitis. Miss Bessie was well known and had many friends throughout this vicinity. She was a member of the Atlas Congregational Church and primary teacher in the Sabbath School. She was also a member of the Mutual Protective League of which she had been chaplain for three years. Her death has brought sorrow to many hearts and to the bereaved family much sympathy is extended. The funeral services took place at the home on Tuesday afternoon after which the remains were laid away in the family lot at Ball's Bluff Cemetery.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - From the Quincy Library Historical Newspaper Archives- August 3, 1904
BYRON E. BROWN
, son of Willis and Elizabeth Worley Brown, was born in Pike county, Ill., Sept. 10, 1857 and passed away at the home of his daughter in St. Joseph, Mo., January 2, 1934, at the age of 75 years, and 4 months, after an illness extending over a considerable period. He never recovered from an operation which it was found necessary to perform abut six months ago. He was married to Miss Viola Rowley of Louisiana, Mo, Nov. 30, 1882, and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary a little more than a year ago.
Mr. Brown is survived by his widow, three sons and two daughters: Mrs. Viola Rowley Brown of Atlas, Rev. Homer Brown of Pittsfield, Robert of Martinsburg, Irl, on the home place at Atlas, Mrs. Mayor Petty of Christopher, Ill., and Mrs. Alta Daughters of St. Joseph, Mo. Two sons, Rex and Isaac, preceded him in death.
He also leaves to mourn his loss four grandchildren, Charles and Florence Brown, children of Isaac, of Pleasant Hill; Mrs. Beulah Clausen of Pittsfield, and Gene Carrol Petty of Christopher, and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Baker and Mrs. Melinda Marion of Atlas.
Mr. Brown spent nearly his entire life in Pike county where he is very well known. He never united with any church but was a firm believer in the Saviour and lived the golden rule every day of his life. He was an ardent temperance man, was indeed happy when the eighteen amendment was adopted, and equally disgusted when it was repealed. No man could have been a better father than he. He was both a farmer and a mechanic, having learned the plastering trade with his father-in-law, more than forty years ago, and he in turn taught ever one of his boys the same trade, as he believed that every boy should be skilled in some kind of labor. Many of the homes in the western part of Pike county and in the vicinity of Barry have been made comfortable by his labors and those of his sons.
The deceased had spent the last months of his life in the home of his daughter, Alta, where she and her husband did everything in their power and that means could provide to make him comfortable.
The funeral was held at the Keller Funeral Home in Barry, Saturday morning at 10:30 in charge of Rev. C. B. Hilton, pastor of the Baptist church. Fred Davis and his quartet rendered three beautiful selections. Interment was in the Barry Cemetery.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank those who assisted in any way during the illness and at the time of the death of our dear husband and father, Byron E. Brown. Also for the floral offerings and the Keller Funeral home folks who were so very considerate in every way. Signed MRS. VIOLA BROWN, AND FAMILY.
(Copied from Fannie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kenneth Conner.)
Submitted by Carolyne Conner Puskas.
CATHERINE (GAY) BROWN
, 91, died July 12, 2011, in Louisiana, Mo. Catherine was born March 8, 1920 on the family farm southeast of Atlas, to the late Herman and Edith Martin Gay. For the past year, Catherine was a resident of Lynn's Heritage House in Louisiana.
Catherine married Louis G. Brown, Jr. of Griggsville June 12, 1943 and he preceded her in death. They were owners of Brown’s Nursery and Landscaping of Griggsville and Brown’s Florist of Pittsfield until 1963 when they moved to East Alton. Catherine and Louis returned to Pike County, in 1977 where they established their current home on the family farm near Atlas
Catherine attended Atlas Grade School, Pleasant Hill High School, class of 1938, MacMurry College in Jacksonville and the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
She was an active member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Louisiana, and a member of the PEO Sisterhood for 64 years, most recently of the Louisiana Chapter GH. As a member of the Pittsfield Star Quilters, Catherine took an active part installing the historical quilt now hanging in the Pike County Courthouse.
Catherine is survived by her daughter, Nancy Brown (Dale) Wickum and son, Cooper of Lincolnwood; her son, Cameron G. (Sybil) Brown of Rockford; and sons, Kyle (Kristy) and sons Alex and Ryan of Lake St. Louis, Mo., Matt of Denver, Colo. and Randall (Elisha) and daughters Madison, Mikayla and Mackenzie of Rockford.
Catherine was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles W. Gay. Funeral services were held Monday, July 18 at 2 p.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, conducted by Pastor Jeanne Webdell. Burial followed at the Miller Cemetery in Atlas. Visitation was held from 12 noon until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church in Louisiana, the Miller Cemetery Association or to Cottey College in Nevada, Mo.
Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press
CHARLES E. BROWN
, Apr. 4, 1940 - Jan. 15, 2013. Mr. Charles E. Brown, 72, of Barry, Illinois, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry.
He was born April 4, 1940, in Quincy, Illinois, to Willis E. & Lena E. (Quincy) Brown. They preceded him in death.
He is survived by 2 brothers, Merle Brown of Barry and Burle Brown & his wife Beverly of Loraine, Illinois; and 1sister, Darlene Brown Bose of Alton, Missouri. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, James Everett & Donald Eugene.
Charlie lived all his life in the Kingston, Beverly and Barry area. He was a regular fixture in Barry, known for yard work. He enjoyed playing christian music on his guitar and banjo.
There is no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the Kingston Cemetery in Kingston.
Burial will be in Kingston Cemetery in Kingston. Memorials are suggested to the Barry Community Care Center in Barry.
Contributed by Billie Browning -Pike Press
DALE L. BROWN
, 71, a retired truck driver of Barry, died at 10:47 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 6, 1994) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Born May 6, 1923, in Plainville, Mr. Brown was a son of Paul and Elsie Crim Brown. He married Mary Young June 23, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
Mr. Brown was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served aboard the USS Maryland and was stationed in Okinawa. He was a member of Barry American Legion Post 222 and was an avid outdoorsman.
Survivors also include four sons, Lester, Paul and Edwin, all of Barry, and Owen of Quincy; a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Elsie) Neese of Quincy; a brother, Jack of Barry; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) Phillips of Barry, and Mrs. Rubin (Darlene) Bigger of Quincy; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by two brothers, Fay and Gerald; and stepmother, Leona Camel Brown.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery at Plainville.
Visitation will be held 6-8 tonight in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves
DAVID E. BROWN
, 67, of New Hartford, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at his residence. He was born Dec. 2, 1944, in Pittsfield, to Millard David and Harriett Penstone Brown. He married Janet Diane Lister Nov. 30, 1968, in the Griggsville Methodist Church, and she survives.
David was an Insurance Representative for the Hudson Insurance Group and had been a partner for over fifteen years at the Ackles Apple Orchard. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pittsfield. David graduated from Griggsville High School then attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, and Northeast Missouri State in Kirksville, Mo. David was a member of the Army National Guard. He worked for the Western Illinois Fair and did the fireworks show. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and going to the Mississippi River Cabin. He enjoyed sitting outside at the fireplace. He was active in the Boy Scouts as a young boy. He enjoyed “telling stories.”
He is survived by his wife Diane of New Hartford, a daughter, Kristin Brown of Griggsville; a brother, Jim (Karen) Brown of Griggsville; a sister, Mrs. Lilly (David) Kimbell, of Clinton, Ky.; a brother-in law, Joe Ray (Jody) Lister, of New Hartford; and a granddaughter, Allison Brown.
Services will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Rev. Ron Baker officiating. Private burial services will be held Friday, Jan. 6, at the Griggsville Cemetery, Griggsville. A visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Blessing Hospice or the Griggsville Park.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press
DONNA A. (DIMMITT) BROWN
, 76, of Pittsfield died at 2:40 p.m. (April 11, 1996) in her home. Born March 22, 1920, in Pittsfield, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of Gordon and Lora Dunham Dimmitt. She married Warren W. Brown on Feb. 23, 1939, in Bowling Green, Mo. He survives.
Mrs. Brown was a 1937 graduate of Pittfield High School and attended Gem City Business College in Quincy. Upon returning to Pittsfield, she started to work for Brown Shoe Co., and later worked for Pike County Service Co., and then Brown Oil Co., which she and her husband owned until they retired in 1983. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was an avid bowler.
Survivors also include a son, Jerry Brown of Beardstown; two daughters, Beverly Brown of Pittsfield, and Mrs. Andy (Debbie) Dugan of Griggsville; a sister, Mary Lowe of Pittsfield; four grandchildren, Cindy Wagner of Florissant, Mo., Sandra Lux of Beardstown, Susan Moore of St. Louis and Chris Brown of Normal; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in leath by two brothers, Gerald and Daniel Dimmitt. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church by the Rev. John C. McIntosh. Burial will be Pittsfield West Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday with family meeting friends after 6 p.m. in the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.
Memorials may be made to Pike County Hospice, First United Methodist Church or Pike County chapter of the American Cancer Association.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves
DOROTHY MAE BROWN
, 92, of Tucson, Ariz., died Sunday (March 24, 2013) at the La Canada Care Center in Tucson with family by her side. She was born Aug. 2, 1920, in a log cabin in Barry. Dorothy was the daughter of Harold and Harriett Huntley Kellum.
Dorothy married Elmer Owen Brown April 10, 1937, in Quincy. She moved to Tucson with her husband and two sons in June of 1953. Dorothy was a domestic engineer all her life and a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Tucson. She was a women's state shuffleboard champion. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports and spending time with family and friends.
Dorothy is survived by two sons, Edward Owen and Donald L. (Annette), both of Tucson; seven grandchildren, Heather (McKay), Heath (Deena), Ryan (Laurel), Roger (Trina), Curtis (Traci), Kimberly (Jerry), Taralea; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; one daughter, Mary Maerilla, parents, Harold and Harriett Kellum; one sister, Helen (John) Schultz; two brothers, Gerald Dee (Hazel) Kellum and Floyd L. Kellum.
SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday memorial service will be held at Canyon Del Oro Baptist Church, 900 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704. A reception will follow at the church.
Contributed by Ella Tittsworth - Pike Press
EARL DEAN BROWN
, 81, of Whittier , California , formerly of Milton passed away January 1, 2010 at his residence in California . He was born in Milton , IL on August 10, 1928, a son to Ruben H. and Sadie Eva Ruble Brown. He was a member of the Greenleaf Avenue Baptist Church in Los Angles, CA., member of the Moberly Lodge #344 AF & AM in Moberly , MO. , honorary member of the New Salem Lodge #218 AF & AM, Eagles Lodge, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Surviving are Earl Dean (Lorrie) Brown, Jr. of Griggsville, IL; Cynthia (Jeff) Coultas and Patricia (Kevin) Kingery both of Pittsfield ; stepsons, Ray & Steven both of California and stepdaughters, Bonnie Kausen and Teresa Daniels of California , nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. One brother, Lewis R. (Lois) Brown of Pittsfield , two sisters, Margaret Ehlert of Barry , IL and Eva Mae Reintz of Granite City , IL also survive.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn; brothers, Howard Ray and Brad Brown; sisters, Dorothy Guthrie and Ellen Wade, and grandson, Jeffrey Kent Coultas.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 9 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Rev. Gordon Scoggins officiating. A Masonic service will be accorded by the New Salem Lodge #218 AF & AM prior to the service at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the French Cemetery at Milton , IL and lunch will be served at the Nazarene Church in Pittsfield following the interment. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 9 at the Niebur Funeral Home prior to the service.
Memorials are suggested to the New Salem Lodge #218 AF & AM or the French Cemetery in Milton . Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the services.
Contributed by Billie Browning
EDNA MAE BROWN
, 103, of Pittsfield, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in the Emergency Room of Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield.
Edna Mae was born Oct. 14, 1908, in her family home one mile south of Atlas, a daughter of Claude H. and Anna Bandy Brown. She never married.
Edna Mae graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1926, then attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington for a year and a half before graduating in 1934 from Baylor College in Texas. Between her college years, she worked in a medical clinic in Yakima, Wash.
Edna Mae taught Junior High and High School Music and Chorus in Taylor, Texas for ten years. She moved back to Pike County in the 1940's and started working part time for the Pike County Democrat Times newspaper where later she worked full time when Al Seiler and Paul Finley owned both the Pike County Democrat and the Pike County Republican. These two newspapers later merged into the Pike Press where she continued to work until 2006. Edna Mae was a member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church and served as the Choir Director at the church since 1940. She was also the Church Organist and Pianist. She taught piano and voice to several area pupils. She was also a member of the Pittsfield Business and Professional Women. She served on the Miller Cemetery Board. She especially enjoyed playing the piano.
Edna Mae is survived by nephews and nieces, Chris and Janet Brown of Pittsfield, Craig and Debra Brown of Normal, Jean and Steve Sturm of LeRoy and Carol and Ron Bane, of Scottsdale, Ariz. She is also survived by great nieces and nephews, Whitney Sethaler, Mark and Megan Sturm and Bradley and Wende and great great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Willis and Wallace Brown. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Rev. Tom Wilber officiating. Interment were in the West Cemetery in Pittsfield. Visitation was held Friday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Memorials are suggested to the Pittsfield United Methodist Church.
Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.
Contributed by Billie Browning - Pike Press
ELIZA C. (SHEWE) BROWN
, was born December 13, 1829, near Marietta, Ohio, and departed this life near New Canton, Ill., April 17, 1901, aged 71 years, 4 months and 3 days. She came to Illinois in 1844 and settled at New Canton and was married to Harrison Brown on February 25, 1857. She was the mother of seven children, five of whom have preceded her to the other world. Two children, a son and daughter, and her husband still survive to mourn her loss. Besides this she leaves two grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.
In 1897 she was prostrated with a stroke of paralysis, from which she never recovered, and was a great sufferer most of the time. She was a good wife and a loving and devoted mother. Though not a member of any church, she declared her faith in Christ and said she was ready to die. Funeral services were conducted from the family residence Friday, April 19, by W. M. Hailey, and the burial was made in Brown cemetery, three miles south of New Canton.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Barry Adage, 25 Apr 1901]