Married: 19 Jan 1876 Putnam Co., OH.
Death: skull fracture due to auto accident.
Son of Henry Brown and Julia Caraway.
The Weekly Tribune (Cape Girardeau, MO) 16 Apr 1915 -
George Brown, the aged Frisco employe who was struck by an automobile on Good Hope street Saturday night, died in the railroad hospital in St. Louis yesterday morning.
From The Weekly Tribune (Cape Girardeau, MO) 29 Oct 1915 -
Mrs. Francis H. Brown (sic) , widow of the late George Brown, who died April 12, last, after being injured by an automobile, yesterday filed in the Court of Common Pleas, a damage suit for $10,000 against Louis Hartle and Edward Hartle, of Haarig, who were in the machine that struck Brown.
The suit was filed for Mrs. Brown by Orren Wilson. It is cited as the State of Missouri at the relation of and to the use of Mrs. Brown, and is a statutory action for the death of her husband.
Brown was struck by the automobile about 8 o'clock in the evening on April 8, last, as he was crossing Good Hope street going north on the east side of Sprigg street.
The Hartle machine was running east on Good Hope when Brown was run down. Brown sustained a fractured skull and numerous lacerations which caused his death four days later.
The petition declares that Brown was earning $1.60 a day as the support for Mrs. Brown and she asks additional damages, such as the Court may deem proper.
Mrs. Brown, in her petition, declares that the Hartle machine was not equipped with proper brakes and was not conforming with city ordinances in having lights burning. She claims also that the traffic ordinances were being violated by the motor car in driving beyond the speed limit.
(The suit was later dismissed by the judge, who could not find culpable evidence against the Hartles.)
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