|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1914|
William was the son of James Brown and Margaret Park. William never married and is buried at Avonbank Cemetery. William took over the family farm in 1877 and worked it with his brother Andrew. Andrew's son, James Edward (1883-1969) bought the farm after his uncle's death. Between 1935-1970, at the back of the farm there was a maple syrup making tradition of tapping over 400 trees.
WILLIAM BROWN, October 15, 1914
There died in Motherwell on the evening of Monday October 12, MR. WILLIAM BROWN in his 75th year. Deceased was born in Dalhousie, Lanark County. When he was about 5 years of age his parents came to Western Ot. And ___from the Canada Co. Here in Motherwell on which farm deceased has lived for almost 70 years. His death was not unexpected. He had been in failing health for almost 2 years but he did not consider his illness serious until a few months ago.
Mr. Brown was one of the early pioneers of whom but a few remain who by their labors and sacrifice have given to us who follow a rich heritage We reap what they have so sparingly sown. Mr. Brown was never married, a man quiet and unasssuming, of splendid intelligence, thrift and industry, yet withal something of a recluse. He will long be remembered in the neighourhood where practically the whole life was spent and where he was familiarly and endearingly known to kinsmen and friends alike as "Uncle Bill."
His remains were laid to rest on Wed. in Avonbank Cemetery- six of his nephews acting as pallbearers.
James William Brown (1805 - 1892)
Margaret Park Brown (1807 - 1892)
Oct. 12, 1914
in his 75 year
Avonbank Presbyterian Cemetery
Created by: Jan Darby
Record added: Jan 14, 2011
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Added: Jan. 14, 2011