|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1856|
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 1930|
Obit from IL Genealogy Trails website:
MARGARET (LAPHAM) BROWN - a highly esteemed resident of Whiteside County all her lifetime, passed away at 7:30 o'clock Saturday morning (21 Jun 1930) in her home, 410 Lincolnway East, Morrison. Death followed a stroke of paralysis which Mrs. Brown suffered 10 days ago. The funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the family home, Rev. C. H. Becker of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment is to be made in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Margaret Lapham was the daughter of Edward and Harriett Lapham, early residents in the vicinity of Morrison. She was born February 24, 1856. All her lifetime was spent in and around Morrison. She was married November 4, 1876, to George H. Brown who survives her as also do two sons, Dr. E. V. L. Brown of Chicago and Attorney L. H. Brown of Sterling, and one daughter, Mrs. Ivy Kinnaman residing in the home. One daughter, Louise Brown, preceded her mother in death three years ago. Mrs. Brown also leaves one sister, Mrs. E. S. Swigart of Champaign and two half sisters, Mrs. Paul Herrman of El Paso, Texas, and Mrs. Frank Crown of Harlington, Texas. Until her health did not permit her to attend, Mrs. Brown was an active worker in the Ladies' Industrial Society of the Presbyterian Church of which she was a member. She was also a member of the Morrison Chapter of the D.A.R. Mrs. Brown was a woman of very fine character with unusual mentality. She will be missed by a wide circle of friends in the county.
June 23, 1930 - Monday, pg 7 Funeral Services of Mrs. G. H. Brown
The funeral services of Mrs. George H. Brown were held at the family home, 410 Lincoln Way East, Morrison, Sunday afternoon at four o'clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. C. Harrison Becker of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrison. They were attended by a large number of relatives and friends from neighboring cities and more distant points as well as those of her own community where her life was spent. Floral tributes, numerous and beautiful bore testimony to the affection and sympathy of friends. Those attending the casket were Lee Powell, J. A. Anderson, P. F. Boyd, H. J. Ludens, F. A. VanOsdol and Paul Beveroth. She was laid to rest in beautiful Grove Hill Cemetery. In the obituary sketch of Saturday, the name of an only brother of Mrs. Brown, Charles H. Lapham of Dixon, was unintentionally omitted. Knights of Pythias will attend in body. The committal will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois June 21, 1930- Saturday, pg 2
Edward Vail Lapham (1825 - 1891)
Harriet Jane Barnes Lapham (1830 - 1872)
George H. Brown (1850 - 1942)
Ivey Irene Brown Kinnaman (1880 - 1945)*
Louise Catherine Brown (1882 - 1926)*
Margaret J. Lapham Brown (1856 - 1930)
George B. Lapham (1859 - 1859)*
Mary B. Lapham (1861 - 1865)*
Carrie A. Lapham (1864 - 1888)*
Pauline E. Lapham (1878 - 1892)**
Grove Hill Cemetery
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