BROWN, Alonzo 1864-1961
Posted By: Georgia Ann Varner (email)
Date: 7/31/2015 at 08:58:48
From The Grundy Register Newspaper, Thursday 19 Oct 1961 page 6. (There are errors in the obituary that I will note at the end of the obit).
ALONZO BROWN DIES SUN. AT GRUNDY HOSPITAL: WAS 97
Alonzo Brown, one of the oldest residents of the county, died Sunday at the Grundy hospital. He was 97 years old last March. He had been in failing health several years and was a continuous patient in the Grundy hospital since March 6, 1957. Death was due to advanced age.
The body has been at the Ferree Funeral Chapel, where services will be held Thursday afternoon. The service will be conducted by Rev. E. E. Basye. Burial will be in the family lot in the Fifteen Mile Grove cemetery.
Family Among Earl Residents of Grundy County
Alonzo Brown was the oldest in a family of three sons, and three daughters. The children were all born in Clinton county; all were young when they came with the mother to Grundy county. The father died in Clinton county a short time before the family came to Grundy county, when is believed to have been about 85 years ago. They purchased a farm six miles south of Grundy Center and that remained their home up to the time of their death. The mother was in the early nineties when she died. Alonzo was the last of the family to pass on. Only one of the six members of the family married. The sons were Alonzo, Charles and Lew(Llewellyn). The daughters were Clara, Lottie and Cornelia. Lew was the only one of the six who married. The mother and five unmarried children made their home together on their farm. They were a fine family and they enjoyed a splendid association together during their lifetime on their Grundy county farm. For several years their house accommodations were lowly, but many years before any of the family died they built themselves a very comfortable home. The family loved flowers and good books and they had an ample supply of both. Their garden was a beautiful spot during the summer time and it attracted many flower lovers during the summer season.
Before they moved into their new home they kept all their old furniture and antiques and stored them in the old house. Souvenir collectors often visited the old house, but none of the old family collection were for sale.
Alonzo Brown was born march 25, 1864. That was before the close of the Civil War. He was a son of Andrew and Elizabeth Brown. Only survivor of the family are eight nieces and nephews, non of whom live here.
(NOTE: The obituary says there were only 3 sons and 3 daughters when in fact there were four boys and four girls. My grandfather was the one they referred to as Lew which was Llewellyn, The son that was left out of the obit died in 1885 his name being Wallace. Another daughter was Ellen Who died in 1939, but she lived in Idaho and was probably not know by some. If you read Elizbeth Brown's obituary The whole family is known there. This is my family and I have done much research on them.)
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