BROWN, Fred 1856-1925
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Date: 3/24/2015 at 08:22:23
The people of this community were very much shocked to learn of the death of Fred Brown, which took place at the hospital at Rochester about nine o'clock Monday morning. Mr. Brown in company with Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Koons, Mrs. Margaret Will and Miss Lylas King drove to Rochester last Thursday. He took the trip very well and the family expected to return on Tuesday. Mr. Brown was up and about Monday morning and he appeared to be feeling much better than he has of late. He was seized very suddenly with a heart attack after he had returned from an examination and he passed away within a few moments. His remains reached here early Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon. Rev. E. W. Benbow, from Sioux City, will officiate at the service. Interment will be made in the Grundy Center cemetery.
A complete account of Mr. Brown's life will appear in the next issue of The Register.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 December 1925, pg 1
Frederick Brown, son of William and Mary Sudbury Brown, was born on a farm near Vinton, Iowa, January 25, 1856, and passed away at 8:30 a.m. Monday, November 30, 1925, at Rochester, Minn., of Coronary Occlusion. Mr. Brown, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Koons, Mrs. Will, and Miss Lylas King drove to Rochester the preceding Thursday, where he easily passed the examinations in the Mayo Clinic on Friday and Saturday. On Monday morning while in company with Mrs. Will and Lylas and while waiting for reports in the clinic he was suddenly stricken and passed away within a few moments. Several doctors were in immediate attendance, but nothing could be done.
Fred's boyhood was spent on the farm in Benton county, where he received his education in the country and city schools. Some years after the death of his father in company with his twin brother Robert, his mother, and niece and nephew, Lylas and Ray King, he came to Grundy county and located on a farm, where he lived until the death of his mother in 1907. The following year Mr. Brown bought and moved to the Koons farm. Six years later, leaving Ray on the farm, the family moved to town, where they have since resided.
Although his health has been impaired for more than thirteen years by a stroke of paralysis, he has always remained cheerful and happy, taking a keen interest in all affairs pertaining to the betterment of humanity. Few knew of the generous aid he gave to many worthy causes. Truth, honor, and justice so guided his life that he well deserved the tribute expressed by those with whom he dealt, "We need such men; we ought to keep them." He will be greatly missed, not only by his family, who cared for him, but also by his friends, his neighbors, and all who knew him.
Mr. Brown is survived by one brother, W. G. Brown, three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Will, Mrs. R. V. Koons, and Mrs. E. R. Nelson of Grundy Center, also a niece and nephew, Lylas and Ray King, who have always made their home with him, and other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held from the home at 2 p.m. on Thursday conducted by Rev. Earl W. Benbow of Sioux City, a former pastor and friend, assisted by Dr. Chambers of the First Presbyterian church. The large attendance and beautiful floral offerings testified to the esteem in which he was held.
Burial was made in the Grundy Center cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 December 1925, pg 5
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