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BROWN, Eliza 1835-1932


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/4/2015 at 22:45:09

Former Beaman Resident Dies At Age 98 Years

Mrs. Eliza Brown, pioneer Beaman resident, died at the home of her son Gary at Benson, Minn., last Friday night. She was 98 years old. Death came quite suddenly. A number of her friends at Beaman had received letters from her the week before.

Mrs. Brown was an early resident of the Beaman community and the family had a wide acquaintance there. In recent years she has been making her home with her son in Minnesota. Another son, Byron, lives at Austin, Minn. Myron Brown, the third son, resides on a farm south of Beaman.

The remains were brought to the home of the son near Beaman. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon. Burial was by the side of the husband in Oakland cemetery at Beaman.

Mrs. Brown was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the community where she lived for so many years. She was born in the state of New York in Tompkins county near the Hudson river on the 25th day of May, 1835. After a short illness she died peacefully at her son's farm home Six Mile Grove, near Benson, Minn., just a few days before her 98th birthday. Her father was Harden Burgess of New York, and her mother, who was of Dutch extraction, was born in the state of New Jersey. It is hard to realize that Mrs. Brown was born two years before the coronation of the late Queen Victoria or during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. Her family moved to Wisconsin, and in that state she was married to O. S. Brown in 1861. The family had moved by boat to Wisconsin in 1847. Again in 1869 the family moved, this time by wagon, to Iowa where the old farm is still in the possession of the family.

A memorial service was held in the Congregational church at Benson, in charge of her pastor, the Rev. George L. Waite, on Monday, May 16th.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 May 1932, pg 1


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