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Alvin Miller Brown
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1884
Gage County
Nebraska, USA
Death: May 30, 1957
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA

Alvin Miller Brown, son of the late Margaret Cowgill Brown and Judge Edgar D. Brown, was born at Liberty, Nebr., Nov. 7, 1884. He died May 30, 1957 at Lincoln, Nebr.

When Alvin was seven his family moved from Liberty to Nelson where he grew to manhood. At an early age he became interested in newspaper work. He followed this profession throughout most of this life. He enjoyed three years of his life as a farmer at Messex, Colo., from 1917 to 1920.

Febr. 7, 1920 he united in marriage with Malinda J. Bergquist. They established their home at Merino, Colo., where he published the Merino Breeze. Their sons Edgar Dewitt, Leon Francis and Charles Stephen were born at Merino. In 1925 the family moved to Sterling, Colo., where Mr. Brown operated a publishing shop.

In September, 1926, Mr. Brown obtained The Harrison Sun at Harrison. He published this newspaper and resided at Harrison for 22 years, until poor health caused him to retire from his newspaper.

Mr. and Mrs. Brown resided at Lincoln since leaving Harrison in 1949. In Lincoln he had employment with Gold & Company until two years previous to his demise.

Mr. Brown was affiliated with Sious Lodge No. 227, A.F. and A.M. at Harrison.

Survivors are his wife, Malinda J., of Lincoln, son Edgar and wife Jean, of Kennewick, Wash., and son Leon and wife Bea, of Bakersfield, Calif. A son, Charles, died in infancy. His grandchildren are Beverly Ann and Judy Linn Brown, of Kennewick, and Stephen Francis and Keith Beard Brown of Bakersfield. Other members of his immediate family are his sisters, Mrs. Pearl Minor, Saugerties, N.Y.; Mrs. Rose Jensen, Daly City, Calif.; Mrs. Josephine Greenwood, Lincoln; and a brother, Hobart Brown, Blackwell, Okla. His parents, two brothers, Willis and Leon, and a sister, Marjorie, preceded Alvin.

Funeral services were held June 1, 1957 at the Urbauer funeral home in Davenport, Nebr., with the Rev. Lloyd V. Mohnkern of the Davenport Methodist church (sic) officiating. A duet, In The Garden, was sung by Mr. Glen Keim and Mrs. Floyd Row with Mrs. Gwen Row Johnson of Papillion as accompanist. Interment was in the Swedish cemetery near Shickley, Nebr. Lily Lodge No. 154 of Davenport conducted Masonic graveside services.

Pallbearers were nephews, John Lockwood, Bill Lynch, Robert Kulek, George Schmucker, Robert Mosier and Rodger Bergquist.

The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, June 13, 1957; pg. 5
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  Malinda J Bergquist Brown (1892 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Stockholm Lutheran Cemetery
Fillmore County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Jan 17, 2010
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