|Death: ||Oct. 5, 1921|
Mary Alta was born to Donald Clyde Brown and Ella Norman in Iowa. Mary move with her family to Happyville, Yuma County, Colorado onto her fathers homestead. Her father was known as Doc Brown around the area, due to his treating many for the flue with great success, although he did not have a medical license. Mary grew up with seven siblings including her brother Sidney Donald Brown, (who married Harold Porter's daughter) and Allen Brown, who picked corn for Albert E. Brown in Oct., 1924.
A neighbor, Charles W. Brown, introduced his brother, Alfred F. Brown to the family. On March 18th, 1913 Mary Alta Brown (age 17) and Alfred F. Brown (age 27) were married at her parents home near Happyville.
The young couple then lived on Alfred's homestead SE of Yuma, CO. One winter a terrible blizzard blew in and they ran out of fuel, to keep from freezing to death, Alfred cut up his new wagon and burnt it for fuel. They eventually decided to move back to Woodston, KS.
Their first child, Walter Andrew Brown was born in 1917 in Kansas. His middle name was named after his Grandfather Andrew Brown. Walter died April 13th, 1919 and was buried in the Survey Cemetery. Their second child a boy was still born Feb. 18th, 1921. Mary's health declined and she died on Oct. 5th. 1921, at age 25. Alfred phoned his brother, Albert at Yuma, CO on Oct. 6th, and asked him to go to Happyville and notify her parents. This was recorded in a journal of Thelma V. Brown, his brother Albert's wife. Alfred said Mary had died the day before, on Oct. 5th.
Alfred Franklin Brown (1886 - 1953)*
Walter Andrew Brown (1917 - 1919)*
Her initial was A. not J. as put on her stone, also her date of death was Oct. 5, 1921 not Oct. 22, 1921. The stone was placed about 20 years after her death and whoever ordered the stone did not do any research. .
Created by: Waunita M Herron
Record added: May 26, 2012
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