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Elizabeth Rosetta "Libbie" Kress Brown
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Birth: Feb., 1830
Troy
Bradford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1916
Wisconsin, USA

Elizabeth is buried in the lot next to her husband Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Brown and has her brother-in-law Dr. James J. Brown on the other side of her. No stones. She lived for 40 years after her husbands death, nearly all of it in her adopted daughter's household.

Obit from a Wisconsin paper:

Mrs. Elizabeth R. Brown

Mrs. Elizabeth R. Brown, widow of Benjamin Franklin Brown who died here in 1875, passed away in Chicago on Wednesday at the age of 86 years. Vickie Brown Bellows, niece and foster daughter of the deceased, will accompany the remains to Madison,where burial will be made at Forest Hill at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. A brief ceremony wll be held at the grave, the Rev. Hogarth officiating. Mrs. Bellows and the family will be with a niece of the deceased, Mrs Cordelia Orton Jones, 11 E. Gorham St. Mrs Brown will be remembered by many as one of the pioneer residents of Syene and Madison. She was a sister of Mrs. Dr. J.J. Brown. Dr. Brown practiced medicine for years in Madison. The presence at the grave of any friends of the deceased and family will be appreciated at this time. Gill Bros. Undertakers, old friends of family will be in charge.

From a scrapbook kept by an aunt. No paper or date given. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Kress (1806 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Benjamin Franklin Brown (1818 - 1875)
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Rosetta Kress Brown (1830 - 1916)
  Martha Jane Kress (1832 - 1833)*
  Mary Day Kress Moore (1861 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Karyl Hubbard
Record added: Apr 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36356848
Elizabeth Rosetta Libbie <i>Kress</i> Brown
Added by: Karyl Hubbard
 
Elizabeth Rosetta Libbie <i>Kress</i> Brown
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