The community was saddened by the second sorrow which has come to the Brokaw family and to the community in the death of Oran Brokaw, who passed away January 4 after an illness covering about a year, and which followed so closely upon the death of his brother, Sam Brokaw. Mr. Oran Brokaw suffered a stroke of paralysis about a year ago and has failed since that time, having taken very much worse about a month ago and since that time his decline has been rapid, the death of his brother no doubt hastening his death. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Homer Caskey, pastor of the Church of the Brethren in Council Bluffs, assisted by Rev. A.M. Eastman, pastor of the Methodist church in Corning. Rev. Caskey and Mr. Brokaw have been life long friends and neighbors for many years and it was his request that Mr. Caskey be called. Interment was made in Walnut Grove cemetery.
Oran C. Brokaw, son of Isaac and Frances Brokaw, was born June 11, 1871, in Adams county, on the home place in Mercer township, and died at his home in Corning January 4, 1931, at the age of 59 years 6 months and 24 days. He was married to Miss Emma Elizabeth Harrison December 25, 1893, and to this union were born four children, Abraham C. and George B. of Corning; Edna Mae, who preceded her father in death at the age of three weeks and Mrs. Margaret Riley of near Prescott. Besides his widow and children he is survived by four grandchildren, two brothers, Willis E. and Frank A. of Corning; and two sisters, Mrs. May Thompson and Mrs. Christie Caskey of Montana; his father, mother and two brothers having preceded him in death. The deceased spent all his life in Adams county near Mercer Center, except the last eight years, which have been spent in Corning. Otho Brokaw of Mechanicsville, Iowa, was an out of town relative who came to Corning to attend the funeral.