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Brown, Charles 1859-1918


Posted By: Nancy Yoder (email)
Date: 5/9/2008 at 20:10:12

Prominent Farmer Dead
Charles Brown Lived Here For Half a Century

Merrill Record: Charles Brown, one of the best known farmers in the Adaville neighborhood, died last Saturday of dropsy aged about 60. Mr. Brown had been quite poorly for several months and his early demise was not entirely unexpected.

Charles Brown was born near Sabula, Jackson county, Iowa, and moved with his parents to Plymouth county about fifty years ago locating near Adaville on a homestead. The Brown's, like many other early settlers of northwestern Iowa, saw some quite hard times especially during the famous grasshopper devastations, but by frugality, careful management and faithful industry they overcame the adverse circumstances and prospered.

About thirty two years ago Charles Brown was married to Edith Bristow, of the same community. Their married life has been a happy one and crowded with material successes.

The funeral was held Thursday, in the Adaville United Brethren church of which he has been a member for nearly a third of a century. Interment was made in the pretty little church yard near by.

Besides his wife he leaves a family of eight grown up sons and daughters. They are Amy, wife of Jack Tindall, living near Le Mars; Alice, wife of John Bryant, near Adaville; Miss Mary Brown, principal of the Knoxville, Iowa, schools; Grant and Wesley Brown live near Adaville; Nelson is in the U.S. navy somewhere near France; Elmer and Bert Brown are on the home place.

He also leaves a number of brothers and sisters all of whom reside in California except George R. Brown, who lives on a farm near Adaville.


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