|Birth: ||Oct. 8, 1828|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1896|
An old and respectable citizen passes away.
Mr. Thomas F. BROWN died at his home in this city yesterday morning at 9:15 o'clock of a cancer on his hand. Mr. Brown was the ninth of a family of fifteen children of Thomas and Rebecca Brown. He was born in this county October 8, 1828, and lived here all of his life. In early life he devoted several years to school teaching, but in 1855 began the mercantile business, but soon sustained a loss of his business from fire. In 1858 he opened a grocery store in connection with his brother, John A. F. Brown which business he conducted for several years. Of late years he had been engaged in the monument business from which he retired a few weeks ago. Mr. Brown was one of ten brothers who reached manhood and in 1856 rode in the Christian county fair, as one of the drawing features for that year. They were all splendid specimens of physical development and were superbly mounted on horseback. Their mother was present to take pride in the attention her sons attracted. Thomas is the sixth of the brothers to pass away. The survivors are Gravener S., John A. F., Samuel M. and Milton D. Brown. The latter is the well known lawyer and Judge of the city, who was the youngest of the brothers, John lives in San Diego, Cal., the others still reside here near their boyhood home. The subject of this sketch was a man of most excellent character; of modest, unassuming disposition he performed his part in life in a quiet, unobtrusive way. He was a consistent member of the Methodist church. He leaves but one son, Mr. Robert H. Brown, a young man 27 years of age. His wife also survives him. The funeral services will be held this morning at 10 o'clock at the residence on East Seventh Street Interment at Hopewell Cemetery.
Hopkinsville Kentuckian Mar 1896
The above obituary graciously shared by M B, Find A Grave contributor #46821153.
Thomas Brown (1790 - 1855)
Rebecca Stuart Brown (1796 - 1869)
Andrew Julian Brown (1815 - 1859)*
Absolom Brown (1818 - 1863)*
Augustus Welber Brown (1821 - 1891)*
William Mason Brown (1825 - 1875)*
Thomas F Brown (1828 - 1896)
Matilda Jane Brown (1830 - 1831)*
Samuel M. Brown (1832 - 1912)*
James H Brown (1836 - 1836)*
Infant Son Brown (1837 - 1837)*
Milton Dudley Brown (1838 - 1917)*
Plot: Section R
Created by: Mike H
Record added: Apr 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88316292