|Birth: ||Oct. 21, 1847|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1933|
George Edgar Brown, "Ed" as he was known, was the son of John Brown and Lucy Ann Anderson Brown. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Orange Avenue. His father was a sailor on Lake Erie. His mother was a descendant of some wealthy shipowners and traders, the Andersons' of Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of 18 he moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin. There he worked falling, clearing and farming virgin timber. During the course of his life he became an expert boilermaker, chopper, and driver of logs on the river.
George married Rebecca Agnes Payne. They endured much suffering in the course of their marriage. They had nine children. Five of these children died in infancy. One died at age two. Yet another, a son, died before reaching age six. Around 1880, he and Rebecca sold out and moved to South Haven, Michigan, to join his brother Erwin. He cleared and owned several farms, the last being 40 acres at Packard Station in Van Buren County, Michigan (on what became a main highway). He was a good farmer and specialized in peaches and fruit. George tried and failed to commit suicide after his peach crop failed. He struggled with severe depression. He was hospitalized for it in Kalamazoo.
One son, Robert, lived to become 68 years old, and one daughter, Ethel, lived 64 years. Both of these children grew to have families of their own.
George passed away on Sunday evening at 11:30 PM April 9th, 1933 at the age of 85 years 5 months and 12 days. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 12th, 2:30 PM, at the Church of God in Otsego, Michigan. The minister Adrian Edward officiated. Paul bearers were, Fred Russon, Guy Brown, Henry Julian, Benny Cowle (spelling), Charles Smith, and Jim Spraw, all of Otsego.
George's wife, Rebecca, died two years before he died. George was 86 when he was called home. He was buried April 12 at 3:00 PM, next to Rebecca.
Rebecca Agnes Payne Brown (1852 - 1931)*
Ethel Irene Brown LeMoin (1884 - 1949)*
Robert Alton Brown (1894 - 1962)*
Mountain Home Cemetery
Created by: fonda flamingo
Record added: Apr 06, 2005
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