|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1916|
DEATH OF WM R BROWN - Dec 16, 1916;
William R Brown, a California pioneer, died in Yreka last Thursday, aged 84 yrs, 2 mos and 20 days. He crossed the plains from Madison, Indiana when a young man of 21 years by ox team with Captain Meek's party, the trip taking six months. They arrived in Sacramento September 30, 1853 according to his handwritten journals.
Mr. Brown, having served his apprenticeship as a druggist in the East, entered into that business in partnership with Dr. Crews in Placerville. Several years later he disposed of his interests there and moved to Modoc County, where he followed the flour and lumber business until his health failed. He also took an active part during the Modc Indian War.
The deceased was married to Miss Annie Chappell of Cedarville in 1882. In 1896 the family moved to Yreka where they have since resided. Mrs. Brown preceded him in death on September 9, 1902.
Mr. Brown was a descendant of two of the oldest families of this country. On his father's side his ancestors landed in Jamestown in 1607, and by his mother he was related to John Carver who came over in the Mayflower.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E H Mackay, and internment was made in Evergreen cemetery.
Besides two brothers -- C E Brown of Los Angeles and Torest Brown of Indiana, seven children survive: George W Brown, Mrs. Thos ??, Mrs. J R Lovelace, Mrs. H Est???, ???? Frances and Annie Brown and Thomas Brown.
His journals were transcribed and published in 1985 by his Granddaughter, Barbara Wills.
Annie J. Chappell Brown (1863 - 1902)
Created by: R Kivett
Record added: Feb 13, 2013
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