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George Brown
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1872, Sweden
Death: Sep. 4, 1911
Galveston
Galveston County
Texas, USA

The Galveston Daily News, Tuesday, September 5, 1911, from the Rosenberg Library, Galveston, TX

George Brown's Labor Day Trip Has Tragic End, Coroner J. C. Canty Renders Verdict of Death Due to Organic Heart Trouble.

George Brown of Houston, Tex, 39 years old and by trade a bookbinder, was found floating face downward in the surf east of the Murdoch bathhouse at the foot of Twenty-second street about 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. He was first noticed by one of the life-savers at the beach and was at once taken from the water. All known efforts at resuscitation were tried without success pending the arrival of Dr. T.L. Kennedy, who was hastily summoned. When Dr. Kennedy arrived he found Brown dead , and Coroner J.C. Canty was summoned. Inquest proceedings were held and a verdict rendered of death due to organic heart trouble. In the meantime Brown's bride of three months whom he had preceded into the surf was seaching for him on the beach. Seeing the crowd, Mrs. Brown investigated and heard for the first time the unfortunate news of her husband's death.

Brown was employed by the Rein Printing Company of Houston, it was learned, and resided in the Bayou City at 312 Lamar street. He had planned a Labor Day family party, including his mother-in-law, Mrs. Buford, and came to Galveston for the week-end, engaging rooms at the Seaside hotel. After dinner Monday the plunge in the surf was proposed and the visitors went to the Murdoach bath house. Brown, it is understood, was ready for the water some time ahead of Mrs. Brown, and instead of waiting went out for a dip in advance.

One of the life savers at the beach states that he noticed a man in the water between 2:30 and 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, floating face downward near the foot of Twenty-second street. With two companions, he says, he hastened to the man, drew him from the water, which at this point was about knee deep and brought him ashore. The efforts at resuscitation lasted between half and three-quarters of an hour, but proved fruitless. Justice Canty sanctioned the reoval of the body to Malloy's undertaking establishment, and it is to be shipped to Houston today.



additional note: George Brown was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Houston, TX, Highland Meadow, Lot 63, probably #4. It is unmarked, but next to plot #5 "Serena Brown" Serena Ada (Buford ) Harness Brown. Serena had been previously married to Henry N. Harness, he died June 30, 1908, buried in #3, when she was 26. Their son, James H. Harness was born in 1906 and died in 1948. He is buried in lot 63, #6.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Gustav Brown (1843 - 1914)
  Anna Marie Magnusdotter Brown (1846 - 1922)
 
 Spouses:
  Mae Brown Helmer (1875 - 1967)
  Serena Ada Buford Harness-Brown (1881 - 1968)*
 
 Children:
  Loren S Brown (1895 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Brown (1872 - 1911)
  Alma Maria Brown Franzen (1878 - 1962)*
  Walter Alexander Brown (1888 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Lot 63
 
Created by: Ken Brown
Record added: Dec 02, 2012
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George Brown
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