|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1857|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1934|
Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Brown, were held at the Methodist church (sic) last Wednesday, conducted by Rev. A.K. Williams. A large number of relatives and friends were in attendance. Interment was made in the Chester cemetery (sic).
Belle Trumbell was born in Fillmore county (sic), Minnesota, October 7th, 1857, and passed to eternal life August 19th, 1934, at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 12 days.
Her mother died when she was 17 months and was raised by an uncle and aunt at Evanston and Waukegan, Illinois.
She was married to Olin L. Brown at Waukegan, June 17th 1879, to which union were born three children, Elbert Lewis of Chester, and Mortimer Jay of Niagara Falls, New York, and Hazel E. Spurling of Seattle, Washington.
She is survived by her three children and by five brothers and a sister, Will Trumbell of San Jose California; Robert T. Trumbell of Cody, Wyoming; Oscar Trumbell and Chester Trumbull of Greybull, Wyoming, Austin Trumbull of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Addie Trumbell of Spokane, Washington. Also by seven grandchildren: Harold Brown, Wilbert Brown and Marion Brown of Chester; Margaret Esther and Roberta Brown of Niagara Falls, New York; and Donna Faye and Ruth Ann Spurling of Seattle, Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown moved to Chester in 1881, about one year after the town was started. They were active in religious work and were identified with the first Union Sunday School. They were Charter members of the Methodist church (sic) when it was organized. She was also a member of the W.C.T.U. and the Eastern Star.
With the exception of ten years at Tecumseh she has spent her entire married life at Chester.
Relatives from a distance that attended the funeral were, Mrs. Minnie Trumbull of Hildreth, and Mortimer Brown of Niagara Falls, New York.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all those who assisted us in any way in our recent bereavment (sic).
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Spurling.
Dr. and Mrs. Mortimer J. Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Brown.
In Memory of Mrs. Belle Brown
"A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is still.
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled:
God in his wisdom has recalled
The boon his love has given,
And though her body slumbers here
Her soul is safe in heaven.
Dearest mother we will miss thee,
But our Heavenly Father knows best,
And may our memories often linger
On the one we loved the best.
Rest in peace, our dearest mother,
For we would not call you back,
For we know you did your duty
Which we hope we will not lack.
Some day there will be a glad reunion.
Father, Mother will be there
And a final heavenly chorus,
If we all our burdens bear.
Let us all be true and faithful,
God will help us if we try,
Let's have faith and hope and courage,
And a glorious meeting by and by. -- Mrs. Ida Davenport
Olin L. Brown (1854 - 1914)*
Elbert Lewis Brown (1880 - 1955)*
Plot: Block 8, Lot 20, Grave 2
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Dec 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46176866