Lowell Trump Brown, youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Brown, of 120 North Mulberry St., died Friday noon after an illness of a couple of months. He was taken ill some time ago in New York City, and although he was prohibited from pursuing his musical studies, it was not thought he was in critical condition. About a week ago he returned to the city to spend the summer months and was accompanied by Mrs. Brown. He was well enough to be upon the streets and enjoyed the occasional carriage ride in the surrounding countryside.
For three days Mr. Brown had been quite ill and had complained of the terrible affliction caused by the malady, Bright's disease. The disease finally affected the brain, which caused immediate death. Lowell was 23 years old and a most highly respected young man. He attended the public schools in his younger years and was considered a bright and faithful student. He was prominent in school athletics and in the summer months of one season won several prizes in bicycle tournaments on the local field and elsewhere.
Later Mr. Brown developed a wonderful talent in the music line and gave his attention to this accomplishment. After studying under several local instructors , he was encouraged to enter the Cincinnati college of music, which he did four years ago this coming October. Here he was a pupil of the famous Italian teacher, Matlola, and during the years of his scholarship won an enviable reputation. He was reputed as having one of the most refined, clearest, and most forcible tenor voices that had been heard in the Queens City College in a number of years.
Lowell remained at Cincinnati until the first of last April when he returned to Mansfield, and went to New York City shortly after, where he and Mrs. Brown entered the Stuart Operatic. Signal success was beginning to attend the young student at this institution and flattering predictions were offered by some of the most prominent music people in the great metropolis. Mr. Brown had booked engagements to sing in Herald Square garden the first of the month, but was prevented on account of failing health.
It was the intention of both Mr. & Mrs. Brown to fit themselves for opera, and they were subscribing a most loyal interest.After another session of study next season, the married couple expected to go abroad where they were to have finished their courses in the colleges of Germany and Italy.
On Sept 6, 1901, Mr. Brown was united in marriage with Miss Agnes Calla, who was also a student in the Cincinnati school, and who survives her husband. Mrs. Brown has been ill for several days, and today is in critical condition.
The news of the sudden death came as a shock to the decedent's friends, and the tender sympathies of those who were allied with him in both a friendly and professional way, are extended to the bereaved wife and parents.
~ Mansfield News (Mansfield Ohio)
Friday, July 18, 1902
Agnes Cain Girard
1879–1946 (m. 1901)
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