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George William "Billy" Brown, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1873
Clinton County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1959
La Crosse
Rush County
Kansas, USA


OBITUARY - George W. Brown
George William Brown, son of William Andy and Diane Brown, was born February 17, 1873 at Lathrop, Mo. and passed away at the Rush County Memorial Hospital, La Crosse on December 19, 1959 at the age of 86 years, 9 months and 23 days.

He came with his parents to Danby Valley, near Brownell, Kansas, on May 10, 1881, where he resided until his passing.

He was united in marriage to Dora Maude Everhart on September 24, 1896. They quietly celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary at their home in September of this year.

"Billy", as he was affectionately called, was a kind and cheerful man. He loved people and was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. He was a patient sufferer, and as long as he was able gave a smile of appreciation to those who cared for him.

He accepted Christ as his Savior at the McCracken Assembly of God Church at the age of 78. His faith in God was his comfort in his final hours of suffering.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; by one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Squier; a half-brother, Allan Brown; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Arminta Hair and Mrs. Mandy Hamilton.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife, Maud; his five sons, Melvin and George Jr. of Brownell, Jesse of Utica, Walter of McCracken, Robert of Keenesburg, Colorado; Three daughters, Nellie Weeks of Ness City, Mrs. Stella Barkley of Denison, and Mrs. Pearl Craig of Bazine. Also surviving are 34 grandchildren 24 great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends who will greatly miss him.

Funeral services were held from the Assembly of God Church in McCracken, Kansas on Monday afternoon, December 14th at 2:00 o'clock; conducted by Rev. J.J. Kremmer and assisted by Rev. Harold Allen. Interment was made in the Brownell Cemetery.

George and Maude Dora 50th Anniversary

Mr. & Mrs. George William Brown will observe their fiftieth wedding anniversary Sunday, September 22, at their home with the open house from two untill five for all of their friends and relatives.

They were united in marriage at Ransom, Kansas on September 24, 1896, by Rev. Gunkle, and Mr. Brown took his bride, the former Maude Everhart of Ransom, to his home in Danby Valley Southwest of Brownell and they have resided in that community all of their fifty years of wedded life. Their present home is on the land homesteaded by Mr. Brown's father. Mr. Brown came with his parents to Danby Valley on May 10, 1881, from Cathrop, Mo. and settled on this land.

Mrs. Brown is also a pioneer of Ness County, having came her with her parents from Miami County, Kansas in 1886 and settled in the Ransom community.

They expect all of their eight children and their families home for the occasion, with the exception of one son Robert, who now lives in North Carolina and who spent two weeks with his parents in August of this year.

Their children are: Mrs. Herbert Barkley, Sublette; Mrs. Jack Weeks, Brownell; Mrs. Johnny Craig, Copeland; Melvin Walter and George Jr., both of Brownell; Jesse of Utica; Robert of North Carolina.

Family links: 
  William Andrew Brown (1837 - 1925)
  Dianah Albright Brown (1833 - 1883)
  Dora Maud Everhart Brown (1880 - 1964)*
  Melvin Charles Brown (1897 - 1970)*
  Jesse William Brown (1899 - 1971)*
  Nellie Maude Brown Weeks (1901 - 1991)*
  Robert Orvil Brown (1902 - 1986)*
  Stella May Brown Barkley (1906 - 1977)*
  Hazel Pearl Brown Craig (1909 - 2005)*
  George William Brown (1911 - 1987)*
  Walter Leo Brown (1913 - 1991)*
  Thomas Allen Brown (1865 - 1922)**
  Arminta Marian Brown Hair (1865 - 1924)**
  George William Brown (1873 - 1959)
  Rebecca Diannah Brown Squier (1876 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Vansburgh Cemetery
Ness County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Connie Schwindt Rumold
Record added: Sep 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97120675
George William Billy Brown, Sr
Added by: Suz
George William Billy Brown, Sr
Added by: Suz
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