|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1854|
Cape Girardeau County
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 1939|
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w/o Judge Edmond Orlando Brown.
Birth: 1st of three known, of the eight reported children in Cape Girardeau county, Missouri
Census: 1860, age 6, Bole township, Franklin county, Missouri with parents, her namesake aunt, & one sibling.
Census: 1870, age 16 Saint Louis, Saint Louis county, Missouri with parents, one sibling & one hundred and sixty-three roomers in parents hotel.
In October, 1872, before she moved here it had nine doctors and sixteen attorneys had offices in Carthage the she arrived in Carthage, Missouri with family about 1874, at around age 20.
Census: 1880, age 25 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with husband & only daughter, on south Garrison avenue and the number had increased to nineteen doctors and twenty-three attorneys.
Census: 1900, age 45 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with husband at 403(old), later 603(new) south Garrison avenue, where now stands the Colonial Apartment complex built by B & G Construction Company in 1948. The ornamental tile from around front of her fireplace was salvaged and used in construction of fireplace at 615 Euclid boulevard with much of the old lumber also used in the modern construction of Albert J Graul's Main street and the Luke J Boggess' Euclid boulevard homes during 1950s.
Her widowed mother moved in sometime following the 1910 Federal census however, after husband's demise. Both husband and father are found with headstones but neither she nor her mother have one.
~ She was civilly active and had on 27 JULY 1935, related her recollections in an article, published in the Carthage Press concerning 1874 Carthage at time she arrived, referencing a lake at southwest corner of the Carthage's public square, which included The Banner building on south Main operated then by Major Alonzo F Lewis. In pre-Civil War days the southwest corner had what masqueraded as a grocery store, Lee H Chrisman's salon, then, one of the better salons in town with ex two term Sheriff, Norris Hood's log house north, on the west side of square.
AN EARLY CARTHAGE LAKE
Mrs. E. O. Brown Tells of "Beauty Spot" Southwest of Square
The reference by Mrs. E. O. Brown to a lake just southwest of the square in the early days of Carthage, in telling yesterday about the Jerry Casey bakery, prompts Mrs. Brown to tell something more about that lake as she recalls it when she arrived here with her father, I. F. Garner and family in 1874.
"The Carthage square was on a bluff," she says, "rising to its highest point at the southwest corner, and there was a sharp drop to the lake level. Most of the area between Main, Fourth, Lyon and Fifth streets was covered by the lake, which was quite deep. It was fed by several springs. The water was clear and was deep enough to swim in. It was full of growing cress and was a popular resort for boys of the neighborhood. Ed Gerkey, then a 4 year old tot, delighted to wade in its edges and drew frequent reprimands for her temerity.
"The Gerkey home stood on the corner of Fourth and Lyon streets, the present site of the Springer building. Just south was the Spangler residence and next to that was the Dr. Brooks home at the corner of Lyon and Fifth. Lombardy poplars bordered Lyon street and enhanced the attractiveness of the lake, which was considered a real beauty spot.
"The only building in the lake area was the structure occupied by the Carthage Daily Banner, facing Main street, [at 407 south Main] on part of the site of the present B & L building. It stood on piles 10 feet high to put it above the water and to the street level.
"At the southwest corner of the square where the College Pharmacy now stands the drop to the lake level was probably 20 feet. In later years when R. Roessler and his sons, Julius and Ed built the brick building now occupied by the College Pharmacy, the workmen excavated deep and laid drain tile to carry off the water from the principal spring that fed the lake.
"The water was carried to an open ditch that is now a walled-in storm sewer on West Fourth street. As other buildings were erected, the lake was drained and the hollow filled to bring it to the street level."
This article was also the subject of Carthage's Jo Ellis in her 2013 article published in the Joplin Globe newspaper.
Death: in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri at McCune-Brooks hospital from complications of an intestinal obstruction, at age 85 years. Arrangements were cared for by the Knell Funeral Home with burial in the Garner/Brown family lot of Park Cemetery next to her husband.
The death certificate can be viewed at Missouri Digital Archives/death certificates online website.
The informant was her daughter "Lulie" (Brown) Stebbins of Los Angeles, California.
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CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1939 - PAGE FOUR
DEATH OF MRS. E. O. BROWN
HAD BEEN CARTHAGE RESIDENT 66 YEARS
Funeral Services Conducted This Afternoon By the Rev. J. E. Alexander at Knell Service Home
Mrs. E. O. Brown, 85, well known Carthage woman, passed away at 4:50 o'clock Saturday afternoon at McCune-Brooks Hospital where she had been a patient several weeks. She was quite ill for a time before being removed from her home, 603 South Garrison Avenue [formerly 403], to the hospital.
Mrs. Brown had been a resident of Carthage about 66 years. Her father, Isaac Forbes Garner, came here with his family from St. Louis, where Mr. Garner had been engaged for a time in the hotel business. After moving here he was engaged in the manufacture of brick. He opened three of Carthage's principal industries. He opened the first stone quarry in this vicinity and erected the first stone dressing plant here and was a pioneer in the lime manufacturing business in Carthage. His company was known as the Carthage Marble and White Lime Company.
The daughter, Cynthia Angeline Garner was born July 25, 1854 in Cape Girardeau county, Missouri, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Garner, before they moved to St. Louis. She was married here on October 26, 1875 to Judge Edmund O. Brown, a native of New York state, who came to Missouri after being admitted to the bar in 1870 in New York. Mr. Brown practiced law for two years in Lamar. He was appointed judge of the court of common pleas in January, 1874 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Picher and in the following election he was elected to the same office and served four years, after which he formed a partnership with the late William H. Phelps. This firm stood among the foremost in southwest Missouri. Judge Brown died in 1908.
Mrs. Brown lived in the same location, 603 South Garrison [old address 403], since coming to Carthage with her parents. The Garner home burned and Judge Brown purchased the place from his father-in-law and rebuilt the house where Mrs. Brown had lived since.
The Garner family was among the 31 charter members of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, when it was organized in 1877. Prior to the Civil War the church had an organization here, embraced in a circuit, but this was broken up, the membership scattered and the records lost, during the war. Mrs. Brown had continued active in the church and its organization throughout the years.
Mrs. Brown was among those who were honor guests at the annual birthday party given by the Sunshine Society for persons 80 or more.
Members of the King's Daughters society, of which she was a member, and the Howard Street Methodist church, also had given parties honoring Mrs. Brown on her birthday anniversary for several years.
Mrs. Brown always was interest in all civic affairs of Carthage. It gave her much pleasure to decorate her large yard with flags, flowers and other ornaments on special occasions, such as Armistice day, July 4, and other special days.
She was quite prominent in Democratic politics here for many years and was one of the several who made addresses at the meeting held late this summer in Central Park when the Allen McReynolds for Governor club was organized here.
Surviving Mrs. Brown are a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Stebbins of Los Angeles, CA. and a brother, Robert W. Garner of Anderson. Both have been here with Mrs. Brown for sometime.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Knell service home, with the Rev. J. E. Alexander, pastor of the Howard Street church in charge. Mrs. Marian Wright Powers sang "I Love to Tell the Old, Old Story." Mrs. John Carter played the accompaniments. Burial was in Park Cemetery.
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Father: Isaac Forbes Garner b: 9 SEP 1832 Arkansas Territory.
Mother: Patience Emaline Best b: 24 DEC 1828 Madison county, Missouri.
Marriage: Edmond Orlando Brown b: 1 NOV 1847 Hinsdale, Cattaraugus county, New York.
Married: 26 OCT 1875 Jasper county, Missouri.
Lucille "Lulie" Brown b: 14 MAY 1879 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri.
Bio information prepared by Nancy Brewer and Bill Boggess.
Isaac Forbes Garner (1832 - 1903)
Patience Emaline Best Garner (1828 - 1921)
Edmond Orlando Brown (1847 - 1907)
Plot: Traditional area Bl 26 Lot 15 Sp 9
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Apr 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88863934
Added: Oct. 3, 2012