|Birth: ||Nov. 17, 1851|
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 1925|
~*~ 50th Wedding Anniversary ~*~
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Borland BROWN celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage at the BROWN homestead near Hickory on Wednesday, about eighty relatives and friends being present. At one o'clock a four-course dinner was served, the bride and bridegroom of fifty years entering the dining room to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march. Twelve were seated at the bride's table, and a color scheme of gold and white was carried out in exquisite taste.
Mr. BROWN is a son of the late David and Rebecca BORLAND BROWN, pioneer settlers in Allegheny county, where he was born. When he was very young the family moved to their farm in this county, a part of the original George WASHINGTON tract, where he has reside continuously for the past seventy years, following farming with marked success.
Mrs. BROWN whose maiden name was Isabelle RUSSELL, is a daughter of the late Andrew and Jane MILLER RUSSELL of Mt. Pleasant township, and the marriage took place at the RUSSELL homestead on June 25, 1874. The ceremony was performed by the late Dr. W. A. MCCONNELL, then pastor of the Mt.Pleasant United Presbyterian church, of which both have been members since early youth.
Of a family of nine children, seven are living, and were with their parents in celebration of half a century of wedded life. John E., an electrician, lives near Hickory; Dorothy is a teacher in the Pittsburgh schools, William
R. a farmer, of near Hickory; Dr. Walter E., a specialist, of Pittsburgh; Robert Russell, in business in New York City; Jane M., of the Washington Y.W.C.A.; Margaret, at home; David A. and Roy M. are not living. There are
eight grandchildren. Guests were present from Pittsburgh, Washington, Steubenville, Uniontown and other places. Miss Elizabeth MILLER, formerly of Hickory, now of Pittsburgh, aged 89, was the oldest guest, and the youngest was Betty Jane HOOP of Uniontown, the only great grandchild.
The day was ideal and the friends mingled happily in the shade of the ancestral maples. Old-time songs were sung by Miss VAN SCYOC of Pittsburgh, and by Mrs. Russell BROWN. Isabelle BROWN, a granddaughter recited, "That Old Sweetheart of Mine."
Mr. and Mrs. BROWN are held in high esteem in the community, and their many friends rejoice with them in their fifty years of married life.
~June 27, 1924 McDonald PA Record
Isabelle Russell Brown (1852 - 1944)
David Andrew Brown (1875 - 1909)*
John Edmond Brown (1876 - 1948)*
William Ralph Brown (1881 - 1954)*
Joseph McElroy Brown (1883 - 1897)*
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Created by: Jennifer Bennett Powers
Record added: Feb 15, 2010
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