BROWN, Charles 1863-1949
Posted By: Georgia Ann Varner (email)
Date: 7/31/2015 at 09:06:02
The Grundy Register Newspaper, Thursday 1 Dec 1949 Front page.
CHARLES BROWN, GRUNDY PIONEER PASSES AWAY
Lived on Same Farm South of Grundy Center for More Than 64 Years.
Charles Brown, a well known and well like Grundy county farmer, died at his home five miles south of Grundy Center Friday, November 25th. Death was caused by old age and other complications.
Funeral services were held at the Coffman Funeral Home Monday afternoon with Rev. J. L. Pace officiating. Burial was made in the Fifteen Mile Grove cemetery.
Charles was the son of Andrew C. and Elisabeth Brown. He was born at Bellevuew, Jackson county, Iowa, August 26, 1863. He lived in Clinton county until he was 20 years of age. In 1882 he came to Grundy county and selected the farm on which he lived for 64 years, until the time of his death at the age of 87 years and three months.
He leaves to mourn his loss his brother Alonzo and sister Cornelia, the only remaining members of the immediate family, and a host of relatives and friends.
Charles Brown was a very industrious and hard working man and possessed a very unselfish and kindly nature. All that knew him, liked him. He never married. He was engaged in farming with his brother Alonzo for 60 years. They retired from active farm work about 13 years ago and rented the land to the neighbors.
The fine hospitality that was always present in the Brown home was known to their friends thruout the county. The gracious friendliness and industry of such men as Charles Brown, who helped pioneer and built our community and county, have contributed much toward making our farm communities the finest place in which to live.
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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