|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1866|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 27, 1947|
The Columbian Vancouver, Washington, Monday, September 29, 1947
Thirty for Clark Brown on Saturday
Death Calls beloved Columnist Few Days Before 80th. Birthday
Clark Allen Brown, 79, Columbian columnist and widely known resident of Clark County, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital just six days short of his eightieth birthday, after being stricken suddenly with a heart attack last Thursday.
Mr. Brown, whose writings and personal contacts had endeared him to countless residents of this area, came to Clark County 36 years ago and had resided in Vancouver for the past 20 years. His column, "Visiting Around", was carefully read by old timers and younger folk alike, and they found in it a veritable wealth of local history, friends pointed out today. But they also found a reflection of its author's gentle and generous attitude and unfailingly cheerful outlook on life.
Once Taught School
Born on October 4, 1866 in Elmira County, New York, Clark Brown came first to the Palouse Country, where he stayed for some years. He taught in elementary schools, and in 1911 he moved to Clark County and settled in Barberton. His capacity to make friends easily brought him prominence in Barberton, and also a title which remained as an honorary tag to his name until his death - "Mayor of Barberton".
He began writing for The Columbian 20 years ago, and the corncob pipe and cane which had become familiar to residents of Barberton became equally well known in Vancouver. Deeply religious and generous, he was described some years ago by a friend as "one of nature's noblemen". That he was conscientious needs no proof. On the morning that he was stricken, he was on his way to The Columbian.
Services on Tuesday
Surviving Mr. Brown's death are his widow Mrs. Emma Brown, 806 Franklin St., Vancouver; three daughters Mrs. Arthur Weeks, Portland; Mrs. Ralph Roberts, Chehalis and Mrs. Arlie Kangas, Tacoma and four grandchildren. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge No. 823 in Vancouver.
Mass will be read Tuesday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Church. Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today in the church. Interment is to be in the Rose City Cemetery in Portland. Knapp's Funeral Home in Vancouver is in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers at the funeral will be Ray Bachman, C. A. Pender, Denby Browne, Frank Taylor, Harry Diamond and William Paul. Honorary pallbearers are to be Leo Vaughan, Dr. C. S. Irwin, Lloyd Dubois, Dr. A. C. Wagner, Joseph Carter, George B. Simpson and Dr. R. L. Lieser.
Rose City Cemetery
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Created by: Carole Smythe
Record added: Mar 28, 2009
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