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Hattie M. Brown
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1880
Mills County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 26, 1951
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA


Hattie M. Brown, who for so many years, kept the records for all the citizenry of Mills County, has turned over her responsibility to a higher authority--a heavenly recorder of deeds.
Miss Brown was quite ill last summer, soon improved enough to resume her work in the courthouse, but ten days ago was stricken again and died Monday, November 26, at Jennie Edmundson hospital in Council Bluffs.
The Mills county court house was closed all day Wednesday in silent homage to the woman who spent the greater share of her life within its offices. Fellow employees, who loved her well, paid their last tribute to her at services in the Grace Methodist church, at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The pastor, the Rev. J. W.
Wallace conducted the funeral. . . . soloist, accompanied by Mary Evelyn Logan.
Serving as ushers were Whitney Gillihand, B. H. Hamilton, W. R. Byington, Ralph McPherron and L. T. Genung.
Honorary casket bearers were L. S. Robinson, II, T. R. Young, 'W.' E. Agan, John R. Clark, Harry Evans, H. M. Logan, A. E. Carter and Clyde Rhoads.
Active bearers for the internment in Glenwood cemetery were Edgar Cook, Toy Rhody, M. K. Moore, Don Rhoden, I. L. Donner and Homer Mitchell. Reid's Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.
Hattie M. Brown, daughter of Thomas and Mary Matilda Brown was born July 1, 1880 at Glenwood, Iowa.
She had lived all of her life in Mills County, or Glenwood, gaining her education in the schools of the city. For many years she served the electorate. This year, had she completed the term, would have made 28 consecutive years as an elected County Recorder of Mills County. Preceeding this, she had served for ten years as deputy recorder and clerk part of the time working for her brother Walter as deputy. Her county work began in 1912.
She was always accurate, honest and efficient. She tried to help the people to the very best of her ability. And her faithfulness and dependability will be remembered by many folk who knew her and worked with her. How well she did this is attested by the fact of her long tenure of office as servant of the people and the high esteem accorded her by all.
Besides her regular work she was active in other organizations of the community. She was faithful member of Grace Methodist Church, a member of the Pythian Sisters and the Rebekah lodges, a staunch member of the Business and Professional Women's club.
This summer she became ill and was hospitalized for a while, but was able to resume her work in the Recorder's office. Then about ten days ago she became seriously ill and from this she never recovered, passing away on Nov. 26, 1951 at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Grace Pelham of Crab Orchard, Nebraska, and Miss Nellie Brown, at home in Glenwood; nine nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends who will mourn her departure.
Five brothers and two sisters preceeded her in death. They were T. A. Brown, Samuel, Walter, Lyle, and Clyde, and Mrs. Maude Goheen and Clara, who passed away in infancy.
Miss Brown lived her life as an open book before the people with whom she resided. She was always ready to oblige, and be of service to all. She will be sadly missed in her accustomed place at the Mills County Courthouse where she worked so long.
Those from out of town who attednded the rites were Mrs. Mary Rathe, Waterloo, Iowa; Mrs Robert Cook, Erie, Penn.; Mrs. John Pelham and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith and Leon, all of Crab Orchard, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pierce, Lincoln, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crook, Lewiston, Nebr., Mrs. John Sutter, Verdigre, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pope, Elk Creek, Nebr.; Mrs. Dwight Weigel, Beatrice, Nebr., and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wilkerson, Tecumseh, Nebr. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Hartson Brown (1833 - 1909)
  Mary Matilda Turner Brown (1850 - 1933)
  Thomas Allison Brown (1861 - 1947)**
  Samuel Pike Brown (1863 - 1913)**
  Carlisle Edwin Brown (1864 - 1934)**
  Walter Scott Brown (1870 - 1925)*
  L Maude Brown Goheen (1871 - 1941)*
  Grace Ann Brown Pelham (1874 - 1957)*
  Clara Brown (1876 - 1877)*
  Hattie M. Brown (1880 - 1951)
  Nellie Gertrude Brown (1885 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Glenwood Cemetery
Mills County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 3 Row 10
Created by: Kay Baldwin
Record added: Jul 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94082850
Hattie M. Brown
Added by: Kay Baldwin
Hattie M. Brown
Added by: Kay Baldwin
Hattie M. Brown
Added by: Kay Baldwin
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