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Olin L. Brown
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1854
Waukegan
Lake County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 31, 1914
Chester
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA

Olin L. Brown was born in Waukegan, Ill., March 16, 1854, and died in Chester, Nebraska, May 31, 1914, at an age of 60 years and 75 days.

He was educated in the public schools and the academy of Waukegan. Under the preaching of Dwight L. Moody, he became a professing Christian in 1875, at which time he joined the Methodist Episcopal church (sic). On the 17th of June, 1879, he was married to Belle Trumbull, who survives him with all of the three children Elbert Lewis Brown of Chester, Dr. Moritmer Jay Brown, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Hazel Elizabeth Brown of Chester.

In 1881 his residence and business were established in Chester, which has been the scene of his best life activities. As a churchman, he was actively interested in the Union Sunday school, after which he was a charter member of the Methodist Episcopal church (sic) in Chester. The latter organization he served in many official ways, especially as chairman of the first building committee, later as treasurer, when the weekly envelope system was introduced, and for seven years as superintendent of the Sunday school.

As a citizen of the pioneer village, he was one of those instrumental in bringing all saloons under the law, which eventually resulted in their elimination from the community. In connection with such public service he was a local charter member of the Independent Order of Good Templars, as well as a district officer in the same. As a business man he has been associated with the building supply and grain business, in addition to which he financed the telephone system that now serves Chester and community. 
 
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 Parents:
  Mordeci J. Brown (1807 - 1878)
  Elizabeth Lobdell Brown (1820 - 1907)
 
 Spouse:
  Belle Trumbull Brown (1857 - 1934)
 
 Children:
  Elbert Lewis Brown (1880 - 1955)*
 
 Sibling:
  Olin L. Brown (1854 - 1914)
  Emma Brown (1856 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chester Cemetery
Chester
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block 8, Lot 20, Grave 1
 
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Dec 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46176831
Olin L. Brown
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