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Mary Matilda Turner Brown
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1850
Ohio, USA
Death: May 25, 1933
Mills County
Iowa, USA

Following the death of his first wife, Thomas H. Brown married Mary Matilda Turner Sept. 2, 1869.
She helped raise her husband's sons, Samuel P., Thomas A. and Carlisle and they had the following children together: Walter Scott, Maud, Grace, Clara, Clyde L., Harriett (Hattie), and Nellie Gertrude.

The Malvern Leader, Malvern, Iowa, June 8, 1933

Mrs. Mary Brown Pioneer Resident of Mills County
Came Here in 1857; Died May 25; Funeral May 27 in Glenwood

Mrs. Mary Brown, mother of County Recorder Hattie M. Brown, and a resident of Mills county since 1857 died at her home in Glenwood, May 25. The funeral was held in Glenwood Saturday afternoon, May 27, and was largely attended for she was known and loved by a large circle of friends.

The services were in charge of Rev. J. F. Bingaman, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. L. A. Lippitt, pastor of the Congregational church. Burial was in the Glenwood cemetery. The pall bearers were W. S. DeMoss, J. H. Rhoades, Herb Snuffin, Guy Mayberry, Ward Baker, and Ed Mendenhall.

Among the attendants were Attorney Elisha Starbuck, who more than sixty years ago was a teacher at Old Pacific City and Mrs. Brown, then a girl of seventeen, went to school to him.

Mrs. Brown came here when Mills county was but little settled and shared all the privations and experiences of the early pioneers. She could recount many interesting
things concerning those early days.

The following sketch of her life was given at the services:
Mary Matilda Brown was born July 29, 1850, at Salem, Ohio, and she passed away May 25, 1933, at the age of eighty-two years, ten months, and four days.

In the spring of the year 1857 the deceased came with her parents, W. Y and Catherine Turner, and little family of three children, down the Mississippi river from Salem, Ohio, to St. Louis, then up the Missouri, landing west of
Pacific City in Mills county.

In this community she spent her early girlhood days. She attended the little school there, the Honorable Elisha Starbuck, present at these services, being her teacher.

At the age of seventeen years she was converted and joined the Presbyterian church at Pacific City. later transferring her membership to Glenwood Congregational church in which she retained her membership at the time of her death.

She was married to Thomas Hartson Brown, Sept. 19, 1868, at the Methodist parsonage at Glenwood, and in this city she has lived the remainder of her life.

She was a loyal member of the Knights Templars, which was organized in the early days of Glenwood.

She has lived a consistent Christian life, was a devoted mother and helpful neighbor, kind and thoughtful of all who came in contact with her. "To know her was to love her." Though a home body she had a personal interest in county, state and government affairs.

For several months past she had been in failing health but her sudden death came as a shock to her family and community.

She leaves to mourn her passing: two sisters, Bessie Piermont and Nellie Clark of Sacramento, Calif; her children: Maud Goheen, Burchard, Nebr.; Grace Pelham, Crab Orchard, Nebr.; Hattie and Nellie and Thomas Allison at home; Lyle Brown, Moxie City, Wash.; also seven grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.

Her husband, Thomas Hartson, passed away Oct. 16, 1909, and two children preceded her in death: Clara at the age of one year and one day, son Walter S. Sept. 15, 1925; also a stepson, Samuel, Feb. 20, 1913.

A host of friends and neighbors mourn her departure, her friendly word and helpful advice will be missed by all who knew and loved her. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Hartson Brown (1833 - 1909)*
  Walter Scott Brown (1870 - 1925)*
  L Maude Brown Goheen (1871 - 1941)*
  Grace Ann Brown Pelham (1874 - 1957)*
  Clara Brown (1876 - 1877)*
  Hattie M. Brown (1880 - 1951)*
  Nellie Gertrude Brown (1885 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Glenwood Cemetery
Mills County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 3 Row 10
Created by: Kay Baldwin
Record added: Jul 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93960179
Mary Matilda <i>Turner</i> Brown
Added by: Kay Baldwin
Mary Matilda <i>Turner</i> Brown
Added by: Kay Baldwin
Mary Matilda <i>Turner</i> Brown
Added by: Kay Baldwin
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