|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1882|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1938|
Married Raymoth Cochran
Predeceased by parents John and Amanda (Carlton) Brown, one brother Stephen Matthew "Map" Brown, and son Lewis Brown.
Also survived by siblings Robert J. Brown, William Clifford Brown, Ambrose J. Brown, George T. Brown, Nancy J. (Brown) Brumbelow, Texanna (Brown) Cantrell, Emma Brown, and Lizzie (Brown) Hunt
Inscription on monument reads "I LIVED".
The Tribune News
Thursday October 27, 1938
BARTOW FARMER TAKES OWN LIFE IN LITTLE ROCK
MR. J.H. BROWN REPORTED MISSING SINCE SATURDAY FROM HOME ON LEAKE FARM
Missing since last Saturday morning, relatives and friends in this county were grieved to learn of the death of Mr. J.H. ("Big Jim") Brown, 56, well known Bartow county farmer, who, while in a fit of despondency shot and mortally wounded himself in Little Rock, Ark., late Monday.
Although ill during past months, Mr. Brown was believed by members of his family to have fully recovered at the time tragedy occurred. He came to Cartersville early Saturday morning, disposed of several bales of cotton and then disappeared. He was not heard from again until the Little Rock coroner reported the tragedy to his family.
According to the report reaching here, there were no witnesses to the actual shooting, but Henry Scott, Negro janitor at the Second Baptist Church near which the shooting occurred, reported to officers that a bullet had crashed through the church window. Running to the street, Scott found Mr. Brown lying on the sidewalk, a pistol in his hand and a bullet wound through his head. Coroner H.A. Dishough returned with a verdict of suicide.
It is believed by friends and relatives here that Mr. Brown was on his way to the Brinkley Sanitarium at Hot Springs, where he hoped to receive treatment for an old ailment, which had been giving him considerable trouble in recent years.
A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, pioneer Bartow family, Mr. Brown had made his home here practically all his life. For the past twenty-two years, he has been a successful farmer on the Herman Leake place, near Cartersville.
Besides his wife, he is survived by six daughters and two sons. They are Mrs. Emmett Yancey, Mrs. Jessie Howard, Misses Margie, Geraldine, Lennis and Ima Joan; Messrs. J.C. and Herman Brown.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock from the Raccoon Creek Church, with interment following in the church cemetery. Owen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Friends extend tenderest sympathy to members of the bereaved family.
John Franklin Brown (1859 - 1920)
Amanda Carlton Brown (1860 - 1933)
James Henry Brown (1882 - 1938)
Ella Texanna Brown Cantrell (1884 - 1954)*
Emma M Brown (1888 - 1969)*
Stephen Matthew Brown (1890 - 1934)*
George Thomas Brown (1892 - 1948)*
William Clifford Brown (1893 - 1952)*
Ambrose J Brown (1895 - 1950)*
Nancy Josephine Brown Brumbelow (1897 - 1977)*
Amanda Elizabeth Brown Hunt (1899 - 1970)*
Raccoon Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Melinda Baker
Record added: Oct 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59493884