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William Henry Brown
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1838
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1911
Loup City
Sherman County
Nebraska, USA

Served with Co. H of the 1st New York Infantry during the Civil War.

William Henry Brown
William Henry Brown was born at Paradise, New York, November 14, 1838, and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. G. Taylor, July 5, 1911, at the age of 73 years. Mr. Brown suffered a stroke of paralysis about ten years ago and never fully recovered, and as years passed by he gradually grew weaker caused by the severe stroke, and the past year was to [sic] feeble to walk any distance alone.

His early life was spent in New York from which state he enlisted in the 76th New York Reg. where he served three years after this was transferred to the 147th New York where he served until near the close of the war being between four and five years in the service. He was a member of the A. Lincoln Post No. 10 David City Neb.

After the war he came west and settled in Iowa, and on June 24th, 1866, was married to Miss Hattie Thayer at Cresco, Iowa. To this union were born three children all of whom are now living: Mr. Charlie Brown of Clairmont, Wyoming, Mrs. John Zellinger of David City and Mrs. E. G. Taylor of Loup City.

In 1878 Mr. and Mrs. Brown came to this state making their home at Butler County, and in 1885 they moved to Sherman County and resided on a farm about half way between Rockville and Ashton. From there they moved back to Butler County, where a few years later Mrs. Brown died.

Mr. Brown was one of Sherman County's best citizens and had a host of friends. He was nominated a number of times for good political offices in this county but the party to which he belonged was in the minority and he failed of election.

At the time of his death he was a member of the Congregational church of David City. A short service was held at the home where he died conducted by the Rev. J. C. Tourtellot of the Presbyterian church, after which the remains were taken to David City where the funeral services were held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John F. Zellinger, David City, Friday, July 7th by Rev. R. A. Harrison, pastor of the Congregational church.

The Sherman County Times - Jul 13 1911
Family links: 
  Hattie N Thayer Brown (1850 - 1902)
  Charles Henry Brown (1867 - 1915)*
  Clara M Brown Zeilinger (1869 - 1963)*
  Lydia H Brown Taylor (1871 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
David City Cemetery
David City
Butler County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: 13 6 SE 1/4
Created by: Duane
Record added: Jan 08, 2009
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William Henry Brown
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William Henry Brown
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William Henry Brown
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