MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 394
submitted by Neal Carter, October 13, 2007
BROWN – At the home of her son, T. M. Brown, in Cedar township, Nov. 3, 1893, MRS. BROWN, in her 84th year. The deceased was a native of Virginia, where she resided for a period of thirty years. In 1840, accompanied by her husband and several children, she came to Iowa, and had since made this her home. In a short time after their arrival the husband and father sickened and died.
She was the mother of seven children, the youngest being born after the death of her husband. Two, a son and daughter, preceded her to the land beyond. Four sons and a daughter are left to mourn her loss. They reside in Iowa except her daughter, Mrs. Marshall, whose home is in Michigan. All were present at her death except Mr. Newton Brown, of the western part of the state.
Mrs. Brown had for many years been a member of the Christian church. Her funeral was held at the residence at 10 a. m. Sunday, conducted by Rev. N. W. Potter, of Letts, and the remains were laid away in the neighborhood cemetery. The floral offerings, the gifts of kind friends, were exquisite and highly appreciated by the family. Since the death of Mr. Brown’s daughter, Mrs. Myra Norris, four generations have dwelt under his roof, and the faithful daughter-in-law has not only had the care of the venerable mother but of the little grand-daughter as well.
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