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Brown, Archie Gordon 1885 - 1898

BROWN, MCARTHUR

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:22

Iowa Plain Dealer April 12, 1898, FP, C6

OBITUARY.
Archie Gordon Brown was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa, Dec. 21, 1885, and passed out of this life April 7, 1898, aged 13 years and 3 months.
Archie has been a member of the Sunday School of the Methodist church in this city for some years, and on Sunday, Feb. 7, he united with the church. At the annual meeting of the Junior League, Archie was elected as their President, which office he held till his death.
He was a happy hearted, manly little fellow, and stood the dreadful suffering with a great courage. In the first moments of his maimed condition he thought of his grandmother, with whom he lived, saying. “Don’t carry me to my grandma, it will kill her.”
A large congregation gashered{sic} on Sunday afternoon to attend the funeral services, the Junior League being present and seated on the platform. The services were conducted by the Pastor, F. P. Shaffer, assisted by Rev. T. H. Hendricks.
Many beautiful floral designs surrounded the casket, among them being “The Gates Ajar,” a crescent and star, and a bunch of white roses and scarlet carnations, the colors of the Epworth League, presented by the Juniors.
The precious form was laid to rest in the New Oregon cemetery.

Source: Decorah Republican Apr. 14, 1898 P 4 C 4

Both Legs Cut Off.
Cresco Rep. Just as we are ready to go to press, the report was made that Archie Brown had been run over by the cars—the afternoon freight. Upon inquiry, the fact developed that he had came out of the Hollister lumber yard and attempted to jump on the cars which were switching on the sidetrack there, falling between the wheels, both legs being crushed above the knees. As we go to press, Drs. Roome, Kessel, and Buck are preparing to amputate them, both above the knee and one of them close to the body. He was removed to the home of his mother, Mrs. M J. McArthur. His life may be saved, but the chances of recovery are against him.
P. S.—The lad died shortly after the foregoing publication. His death is only another proof that boys should be forcibly kept away from depots and moving cars. Parents who permit children to visit such places are culpably negligent, and if accident results they ought to feel that such negligence is akin to criminal guilt. This lad was only 13 years old, and this was his first attempt to do what older boys had successfully attempted.

New Oregon Cemetery
 

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