Ira Brown's Journal & Coffin Records Funeral Dirctor Warren, Indiana:
26 Jan 1898 Casket & box for Mary Edith Brown, age 19 yrs., wife of William Brown, daughter of Jacob & Lockey A. Laymon, died Wednesday night 26th. They lived 6 miles west of Warren. Mr. Stanley took me to the house in his rig, stayed all night, ate breakfast and they brought me home. Bill Brown came up the next day and we sent for the casket. Friday morning 28th Ira Brown took casket in hearse and went to the Browns. Mary Edith Brown was a very beautiful girl and leaves a baby. The funeral was held at the Christian Church conducted by Rev. Page of Bluffton. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Cold and roads were rough. I.F.B.