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John Ward Brown
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Birth: May 9, 1829
Death: Aug. 2, 1908

The Perry Mirror
Jefferson Co., KS
Thursday, August 6, 1908

Death of John W. Brown.
John W. Brown died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R.F. Brown, at Thompsonville Sunday evening.
John Ward Brown was born May 9, 1829, died August 2, 1908, aged 79 years, 2 months, 24 days. He came to Kansas in 1848, moved to Auburn in 1854, where he lived for 38 years. He was married to Elizabeth S. Perkins in 1849. To that union six children were born; among whom are the two daughters, Franc M., now Mrs. R.F. Brown; and Eva R., now Mrs. I. B. Brown; and two sons, Edgar, of Topeka, and Harry of Tacoma, Wash. He has made his home with these two daughters respectively during the last two years. Two years ago, August 3, 1906, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, his wife, died. On the anniversary of her death, his funeral service was held, at the home of R.F. Brown. The interment was in Oak Ridge cemetery, by the side of his wife.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church since 1854. His religious character is among the most exemplary; an inspiration to all who knew him. During the two years since his wife's decease he lived a quiet, beautiful life. He had said he was only waiting to go to the eternal home. And in his noble waiting some were reminded of the Poet Milton's own testimony in affliction, "They also serve who only stand and wait." It was during this period of silent waiting that his good cheer, his appreciation of all the blessings of Providence and the care of the beloved family, gave him the opportunity of the finest manifestation of the Christian virtue, faith, hope and love. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. D.A. Shutt, of Perry. Miss Ona May Miller, of Topeka sang the sacred solos in the service at the home, and one at the cemetery. Thus another voice is silent on earth; whose life, though "he being dead yet speaketh" in the testimony of his family and friends, who abide in his inspiration.
Card of Thanks.
We take this method of expressing to our friends and neighbors our heartfelt thanks for their kindness and sympathy in our sad bereavement.
Mrs. R.F. Brown and Mrs. I.B. Brown and Families.

extracted by James Laird
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kansas, USA
Created by: EM
Record added: Feb 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24704480
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