BROWN, Elizabeth 1827-1917
Posted By: Georgia Ann Varner (email)
Date: 7/31/2015 at 07:53:01
The Grundy Republican Newspaper dated Thursday 19 July 1917, the front page.
MRS. ELIZABETH BROWN
Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, perhaps one of the oldest residents of Grundy county, passed away on Monday, July 9th, at her home south of town, her age being in advance of 90 years.
The funeral services was held from the late home, Thursday afternoon, Rev. Dilman Smith officiating, and burial was made in the Lincoln Township cemetery beside the remains of her son. The floral offering at the funeral were many and beautiful.
Besides relatives living near, her sister, Mrs. Ellen Wilson and son Harry of Miles, Jackson county, Ia., her daughter Clara of Wray, Colo., her son Llewellyn and his daughter, Mrs. John Linquist and little granddaughter of Keokuk, Ia., her granddaughter, Mrs. G. H. Bogenhagen and two little daughters of Julesburg, Colo., her nephew Edd McKeen and grand niece, Miss Nada Beebe of Creston, Iowa, and her niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Walters of Traer, Iowa, were in attendance at the funeral, besides many friends and neighbors.
Elizabeth, daughter of Fredrick and Mary Stumbaugh was born in Franklin county, Penn., Jan 16th, 1827, where she resided until the spring of 1852, when the family moved to Clinton county, Iowa. Her father died on the way to Keokuk, Iowa.
She was united in marriage to Andrew Brown, formerly of Pennsylvania, December 1st, 1853. To this union was born four sons and four daughters, all of whom survive her except Wallace the oldest son, who died Nov. 14, 1885. Andrew C. Brown, the husband and father preceded her August 6th, 1867. Three sister, seven children, eight grandchildren and five great grand children are left to mourn her loss.
She lived in Clinton county, Iowa, until 1883, when she moved with her family to Grundy county, Iowa, where she has since resided on the farm 4 1/2 miles south of Grundy Center. She was one of Iowa's pioneers and one of Grundy county's oldest residents. age, ninety years, five months and twenty-three days.
The deceased's life has been commendable and above reproach. She was quiet and undemonstrative but kind and sincere, and dearly beloved by her children, to whom she was an ideal mother.
She united with the Presbyterian church in her youth and remained true to the faith through life.
CARDS OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the floral gifts and other acts of kindness extended to us during our bereavement
Charles and Alonzo
Brown and sisters.
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