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Leona Frances Brown Ross
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1878
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1963
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA

Leona's obituary read: "Mrs. Leona Frances Farnsworth, 84, of 816 N. Hazel Street, died at 2:25 P.M. Tuesday (April 30, 1963) at Lakeview Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient three days. She had been in ill health a year and one-half and bedfast eight weeks. Born June 18, 1878, at Mt. Vernon she was a daughter of Henry W. and Mary Frances Brown Brown. Her schooling was near Mt. Vernon.
She was married January 1, 1895, at Mt. Vernon to Irvin Henry Ross, who preceded her in death in 1942. Surviving from this marriage are two sons, Raymond Ross of Danville and Lilbert Ross of Catlin; two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Frances Epperson of Danville and Mrs. Opie Ellen Stevens of Catlin; 22 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Mrs. Farnsworth had resided in Danville since 1922. She was married November 7, 1956, in Danville to John William Farnsworth who survives. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Effie Argo of St. Joseph, and a half-sister, Mrs. Simeon Pate of California. She also was preceded in death by three sons, a sister, three brothers and a step-daughter.
She was a member of the Central Christian Church and the Gleaners Sunday School Class. Her hobby was interest in children. The body is at the Pape Memorial Home where friends will be received 7-9 P.M. Wednesday and 3-5 and 7-9 P.M. Thursday, Funeral Services." 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry W. Brown (1852 - 1934)
  Mary Frances Scott Brown (1859 - 1897)
 
 Spouses:
  Irvin Henry Ross (1858 - 1942)
  John William Farnsworth (1879 - 1964)*
 
 Children:
  Lillian Frances Ross Epperson (1895 - 1970)*
  John Henry Ross (1897 - 1926)*
  Cecil Marion Ross (1900 - 1962)*
  Opal E. Ross Stevens (1902 - 1992)*
  Raymond Russell Ross (1905 - 1963)*
  Lilbert Vernon Ross (1908 - 1999)*
  Forrest Irvin Ross (1911 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leona Frances Brown Ross (1878 - 1963)
  Andrew Brown (1881 - 1950)*
  Effie Julia Brown Argo (1884 - 1980)*
  William Jasper Brown (1886 - 1952)*
  William Jasper Brown (1886 - 1952)*
  Clara Brown Martin (1900 - 1957)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Sidney
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Lesa Epperson
Record added: May 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7447720
Leona Frances <i>Brown</i> Ross
Added by: Lesa Epperson
 
Leona Frances <i>Brown</i> Ross
Added by: Lesa Epperson
 
Leona Frances <i>Brown</i> Ross
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2nd cousin, 2X removed.
- Joice Lawrence
 Added: Aug. 14, 2013
 
 
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