|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1915|
JAN. 28, 1915
There died in Motherwell on Friday, January 22nd inst., MR. JAMES BROWN after an illness of about 3 months. One by one the pioneers are passing, soon none will be left who from personal experience knew of the hardships and vicissitudes of pioneer days. We who are left, who reap often unthinkingly what they have so well and unsparingly sown, can little understand what we owe to these brave men who laid well the foundation of Canadian settlement and institutions in this our land. Mr. Brown was one of those to whom the present generation owe so much.
He was born in Dalhousie, Lanark, in 1828 and was therefore in his 87th year. In his 18th year he came alone to Western Ontario and did pioneer duties on his late father's farm. The following year, 1847, he was joined by his parents and other members of the family. Not only on the farm but in municipal life Mr. Brown took his share of the work and responsibility. He was a member of the Municipal Council and for 15 years was assessor of the municipality of Fullarton. He was a man of superior intelligence and unequivocal integrity, one thoroughly conversant with the affairs of the day. A man of pronounced liberal views, a splendid citizen, one whom it was a pleasure to know and hold converse with, a kind parent and a staunch friend. His passing leaves a void which will long be felt, in the home and in the neighbourhood.
Mr. Brown was married in early life to Miss. A. Roger who predeceased him 32 years ago. He leaves behind to mourn his passing five sons and one daughter, and 3 grandchildren. Robert J., William, John and Mrs. J. Sterritt all of Motherwell; George of Rivers, Man., and Dr. Andrew of Markdale; N. Lottie and W. Gordon of Toronto and James Wilson in the old home. All were present with the exception of Gordon at the last sad rites.
The funeral on Monday was to Avonbank Cemetery, where the five sons and son-in-law acted as bearers.
James William Brown (1805 - 1892)
Margaret Park Brown (1807 - 1892)
James Brown (1828 - 1915)
George Brown (1834 - 1854)*
William Brown (1841 - 1914)*
Andrew Thompson Brown (1842 - 1917)*
Mary Brown (1849 - 1853)*
DIED JAN. 22, 1915
AGED 86 YRS, 5 MOS
DIED FEB. 11, 1883
AGED 50 YRS
DIED SEPT. 22, 1915 AGED 49 YRS
Avonbank Presbyterian Cemetery
Created by: Jan Darby
Record added: Jan 14, 2011
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Added: Jan. 14, 2011