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Walter Lafayette Brown
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1880
Death: Feb. 12, 1942

Walter Lafayette Brown is the son of Patrick A. Brown and Margaret --?--.

He served in the Spanish-American War.
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Obituary published in the Gravette News Herald, Gravette, Arkansas on February 13, 1942, No. 29, Page 1, Column 6:

Walter L. Brown Died Early Thursday a.m.

Was Elected State Department Commander of the U.S. W.V. Last June

Walter L. Brown, 61 years old, died suddenly Thursday morning at his home in the north part of Gravette.

Walter L. Brown, 61 year old Spanish American war veteran died in his sleep Thursday morning from a heart attack. He was found early this morning by Mrs. Brown, when she went to awaken him.

Mr. Brown was born in Olpe, Kansas, and came to Gravette about 20 years ago, where he operated the Ozark Lumber Products company, until just recently.

He served in the Spanish American war in Company L, U.S. Volunteers 32nd; was a charter member of Rice W. Means Camp No. 19 U.S.W.V. at Bentonville. He also served the Department of Arkansas as junior and senior vice commander and in June, 1941, was elected as state commander.

He is a member of Bethel Lodge 232, F. and A.M., of Gravette, and is a member of the Methodist church.

Besides his widow, he is survived by five sons: Andrew A., U.S. Navy, Norfolk, VA; Almon, U.S. Army, Sedro Woolley, Wash.; Lester, Burlington, Wash.; Bob and Ben, Sedro Woolley, and one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Dewey, Sedro Woolley.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Pyeatte Funeral home.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Magdalene McKeel Brown (1876 - 1968)
 
 Children:
  Andrew Arthur Brown (1904 - 1961)*
  Lester Wallace Brown (1905 - 1958)*
  Margaret Mildred Brown Dewey (1907 - 1943)*
  Almon James Brown (1913 - 1984)*
  Robert Elwood Brown (1914 - 1954)*
  Benjamin Bertram Brown (1915 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Interred on 17 February 1942
 
Burial:
Hillcrest Cemetery
Gravette
Benton County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Tony
Record added: Jul 30, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9203472
Walter Lafayette Brown
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Walter Lafayette Brown
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- Tony
 Added: Mar. 7, 2011
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.May you find peace in the arms of Jesus.
- Freda
 Added: Nov. 5, 2009

- Sue
 Added: May. 27, 2007
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