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John Thomas Brown
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Birth: Sep., 1867
Paris
Lamar County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1923
Shawnee
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA

Lived and died at 227 N. Park St., Shawnee, Oklahoma. Attended by Dr. Baker, J.T. Brown Died of Tuberculosis on October 19, 1923 and was buried in an above ground vault the next day, Oct 20, in Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee, OK.

John was born in Paris Texas of parents who survived the Civil War. John's father, "JJ" was a Confederate Cherokee mounted soldier and his mother was a Cherokee refugee. The parents of John were unable to return to their homes in Benton County, Arkansas, because war feelings were still strong and bitter. It was not safe to live in Arkansas, so for ten years, after the war, they lived in Paris Texas, in exile from home in Arkansas. The family moved to Arkansas, when times were safe, but John T. Brown always spoke of himself as a "Texan" his entire life.

John's occupation in the 1900 Census lists him as a "Grocery Salesman." It would be later on when he would open his own drug store, "J.T. Brown Drugs." John's career became Pharmacy, and he was a Pharmacist.

"John T. Brown, 1923" is inscribed on an above ground Concrete vault in Block 6, Lot 182, (west half) in space 4 and 5. John's Concrete Vault is large enough to take up more than one burial space.

John died, for the most part, broke and without money. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge and they provided him with a funeral and plot in Shawnee, just north of Tecumseh. One thing John had asked on his death bed was that he not be buried below ground. At certain times, in his life his work entailed grave digging, disinterment and reinterment of the dead. He said it was not bad work - unless water had gotten into the casket - something that he detested very strongly. It was water in his casket that he dreaded most, so the Masonic Lodge bought an above ground concrete vault to place John in. This vault is large, at least 4 ft x 4ft and 8 feet long, taking up two grave spaces in the cemetery. There are only two other vaults like it in Fairview Cemetery.

Fairview Cemetery, 1-405-878-1529, Pottawatomie Co., Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse James Brown (1843 - 1921)
  Martha Madeline Burgess Brown (1844 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice E. Sewell Brown (1873 - 1964)*
 
 Children:
  Dessie Agnes Brown Gossen (1898 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Thomas Brown (1867 - 1923)
  Unk Boy Brown (1874 - 1882)*
  Bertha Brown (1876 - 1882)*
  Richard Mack Brown (1888 - 1967)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Shawnee
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Ken Martens
Record added: Jan 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64434372
John Thomas Brown
Added by: Ken Martens
 
John Thomas Brown
Added by: Ken Martens
 
John Thomas Brown
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