|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1836|
|Death: ||May 31, 1903|
THOS. BROWN IS DEAD
END SUDDEN THOUGH ILLNESS WAS OF LONG DURATION.
A CORONER'S INQUEST IS HELD
WIFE OF DECEASED IS ALSO CRITICALLY ILL AND IT IS NOT BELIEVED THAT SHE CAN LONG SURVIVE –BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH.
The death of Thomas C Brown, a pioneer resident of Edgar county, occurred at his home in Elbridge township, two mile southeast of Vermillion, at nine o'clock p.m. Sunday [May 31, 1903]. Though Mr. Brown had been in failing health for over a year, with a complication of troubles, which baffled the efforts of his physicians, his death was extremely sudden and a great shock to his family and friends. He had been sitting in a chair, when he got up to go into another room and had just passed through the door when he staggered and fell. Members of the family ran at once to his assistance, but he was already unconscious when they reached him and death ensued in the course of fifteen minutes, before the arrival of a physician.
Mr. Brown was born on the farm where his death occurred, March 17, 1836, being a little over 67 years of age. All of his life, with the exception of a residence of two or three years in Iowa, has been spent in this county. He was orphaned at an early age and was bound out to Samuel Vance of Paris township, for whom he did farm work and other kinds of labor, until the age of fourteen. He then learned the blacksmith trade, which he followed until 1860, since which time he has been engaged in farming. He was married in 1854 to Miss Lucy Yeargin and of this union were born twelve children of whom eleven survive, as follows: Mrs. Violet A Troupe, Joseph D., Chas. U., William R., Thos. J., Olive, Mrs. Lucy J. Bomgardner, Robert E., Dolores, Mrs. Bernice Sawlaw and Vera. A.
Mrs. Brown, who has also been in very poor health, was greatly overcome by the shock of her husband's death, suffering several severe hemorrhages during the night. Her condition is regarded as extremely critical. In view of the fact that Mr. Brown's death occurred in the absence of a physician, Coroner Roberts was summoned to hold an inquest and also an autopsy, the deceased having requested some time since that this be done, in order that the nature of his trouble might be made known. The deceased was a life long member of the Babtist [sic] church and socially he was connect with the Vermillion Masonic lodge and the Knights of Honor, a fraternal insurance order.
Result of the Inquest.
The autopsy conducted by Coroner Roberts disclosed the fact that death was due to enlargement of the heart, with accompanying kidney trouble, and the verdict of the jury was returned accordingly. The funeral of Mr. Brown will occur from the residence at ten o'clock a. m. Wed., [6/3/1903] Rev. R. W. Bell of Sycamore, Ill., officiating. Interment will be made at the Vermillion cemetery.
The Paris [Edgar Co., IL] Daily Beacon, Mon. Eve., Jun 1, 1903, p 5, col 4.
Lucy A Yeargin Brown (1837 - 1910)*
Joseph P Brown (1857 - 1914)*
Charles U Brown (1858 - 1919)*
William R Brown (1862 - 1920)*
Thomas J Brown (1864 - 1930)*
Nancy Olive Brown (1867 - 1942)*
Lucy Joann Brown Baumgartner (1868 - 1948)*
Robert E Brown (1871 - 1952)*
Dolores Brown Morrison (1873 - 1946)*
Vera Augusta Brown Morrison (1877 - 1918)*
Created by: Karen Bracey
Record added: Jun 25, 2010
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