|Birth: ||Jul. 16, 1844|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1916|
The Onaga Herald
November 9, 1916
Ellen Annetta Hicks was born in Ohio, July 6, 1844, and died at her home southwest of Onaga, October 30, 1916. she was married to F. A. Brown, December 24, 1866. To this union were born three children, F. M. Brown, Miss Ruby Brown, now living and Mrs. Pearl Hardy who died sixteen years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown moved to Kansas in 1869 and settled on the present homestead, living there continuously ever since. Coming to the state in its early history they have seen it grow from a frontier prairie to the present settled country of splendid homes. They have seen others come and go, and as Mr. Brown said to the writer, only three of the people who were here then remain in the township at present.
Mrs. Brown has been in poor health for several years never having fully recovered from the shock caused by the death of her daughter. She never complained and few were aware of her condition until quite recently. On the evening of her death, she was able to be about the house, but complained of not feeling as well as usual, but nothing serious was thought of, until while resting she was found to be unconscious and passed away immediately.
Mrs. Brown united with the Christian church in early life and lived trusting in Jesus all her life. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, a good neighbor and true friend. She often spoke of her hope to be able to observed with her husband their fiftieth wedding anniversary, which would have occurred December 24th.
The funeral was held at her late home Wednesday, November 1, at 10 o'clock a. m., conducted by Rev. Jas. Blackledge, of the Baptist church. Mr. Geo. Grim sang, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Many beautiful flowers attested to the regard of friends and loved ones. Burial in the Onaga cemetery, where in company of many who have gone before she awaits the call to come forth at last at he final resurrection.
The Kansas Historical Society
Microfilm Roll O114
The Onaga Herald
November 2, 1916
Mrs. F. A. Brown died at her home in Vienna township Monday evening at 5:45 o'clock. While Mrs. Brown has been in failing health for some time and her family and friends knew that the end was not far off, yet they did not expect it so soon. Monday afternoon she walked out of doors and back and talked and read as usual, but in the evening she became afflicted with her weak heart and sank rapidly away. Funeral services were held yesterday. Obituary next. Week.
David Hicks (1809 - 1890)
Susan A. Powers Hicks (1809 - 1871)
Franklin A. Brown (1843 - 1922)
Fred M. Brown (1871 - 1944)*
Margurette "Pearl" Brown Hardy (1872 - 1901)*
Ruby Amanda Brown Knight (1880 - 1951)*
Hannah Hicks Long (1831 - 1914)*
Salmon Hicks (1833 - 1860)*
Amazi Dick Hicks (1835 - 1900)*
Emily Hicks Garnsey (1837 - 1912)*
Amanda L. Hicks Whitney (1839 - 1911)*
Emeline A. Hicks (1842 - 1847)*
Ellen Annette Hicks Brown (1844 - 1916)
James Scott Hicks (1847 - 1925)*
Arthur Hicks (1851 - 1853)*
Maintained by: J. Pacholke
Originally Created by: Shirley Barnes
Record added: Jul 05, 2010
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