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 Olin L. Brown

Olin L. Brown

Birth
Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Death 31 May 1914 (aged 60)
Chester, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Chester, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Block 8, Lot 20, Grave 1
Memorial ID 46176831 · View Source
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Olin L. Brown was born in Waukegan, Ill., March 16, 1854, and died in Chester, Nebraska, May 31, 1914, at an age of 60 years and 75 days.

He was educated in the public schools and the academy of Waukegan. Under the preaching of Dwight L. Moody, he became a professing Christian in 1875, at which time he joined the Methodist Episcopal church (sic). On the 17th of June, 1879, he was married to Belle Trumbull, who survives him with all of the three children Elbert Lewis Brown of Chester, Dr. Moritmer Jay Brown, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Hazel Elizabeth Brown of Chester.

In 1881 his residence and business were established in Chester, which has been the scene of his best life activities. As a churchman, he was actively interested in the Union Sunday school, after which he was a charter member of the Methodist Episcopal church (sic) in Chester. The latter organization he served in many official ways, especially as chairman of the first building committee, later as treasurer, when the weekly envelope system was introduced, and for seven years as superintendent of the Sunday school.

As a citizen of the pioneer village, he was one of those instrumental in bringing all saloons under the law, which eventually resulted in their elimination from the community. In connection with such public service he was a local charter member of the Independent Order of Good Templars, as well as a district officer in the same. As a business man he has been associated with the building supply and grain business, in addition to which he financed the telephone system that now serves Chester and community.


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  • Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
  • Added: 31 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46176831
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Olin L. Brown (16 Mar 1854–31 May 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46176831, citing Chester Cemetery, Chester, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Peggy Bargen Duey (contributor 46873059) .