Edith Louisa Brown

South Dakota, USA
Death 6 Jan 1894 (aged 9–10)
Pipestone County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Pipestone County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 38
Memorial ID 67512257 · View Source
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As with Laura Carlotta Brown, Edith Louisa Brown was a half sister to my grandmother Bertha Brintnell Stewart. Edith was born 1884 in South Dakota and died 6 Jan 1894 in Pipestone also of diphtheria (Pipestone, MN Register of Deaths). The third child the family lost to that disease was Ellbert Victor who is also buried in the same cemetery. All were children of Sarah McDowell Brown and Leonard D. Brown. Can you link the children? Edith 67512257, Ellbert 58189310, Laura 67512276? There is a photo of Ellbert's headstone. Do you still do photos? I would so appreciate one of Laura and Edith's stones, if possible.

How sad for this family to lose 3 children within 3 days. I can't imagine how they felt. They had come to the US from Canada and returned up there in 1902. My grandmother was raised in another family, perhaps that saved her life.
* EDITH LOUISA BROWN born: 21 September 1885 South Dakota
died: 6 January 1894 Troy township,Pipestone county,Minnesota age: 8 years 3 months 15 days old
parents: Leonard Brown and Sarah
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Pip-estone County death Record: Book I, page 17, line 25
died 6 Jan 1894, 8 yr.2 mo.28 da. old, b.South Dakota, parents: Leonard & Sarah Brown b.Can., registered 20 Feb l894, Troy twp.
Pipestone County Star: 12 Jan 189'4
Little Edith, the 9 year old daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Leonard Brown, of Troy township died this morning of diphtheria. This makes the third child the dread disease has taken from this family during the past week and they have the sympathy of all.
1895 Minnesota Census - Troy township,Pipestone county

Brown, Leonard 47 yr. b.Canad.a 7 yr.8 mo. in state & district
Sarah 37 yr. b.Canada
Walter 14 yr. b.Canada
W.essley 5 yr. b.Mn.
Leonard 3 yr. b.Mn.

Pipestone County Star: 4 Oct 1889
A bright little son, arrived at the home of Leonard Brown, Monday evening.

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Pipestone County Star: 13 Nov 1896
Horses Killed - A Burlington Engine Runs Into a Team of Horses

Leonard Brown, who lives a few miles north of this city, drove in this morning after a load of .coal. As he was between the main track and a side track in front of E.A.Brown's elevator, loading the coal a Burlington engine whizzed by at a high rate of speed. The engineer did not see the team until he was right onto them, and the animals did not see the engine until just a moment before it struck them. The horses swung around onto the main track just ahead of the engine, One of the horses was thrown clear over the
wagon about 20 feet and instantly killed. The other one was knocked down and injured so it is thought it cannot recover. The wagon tongue was broken into splinters and the harness torn to pieces, but the wagon was not upset. A young son of Mr.Brown's was in charge of the team at the time, but he was in the car when the horses were struck by the engine,
It seems the engine ran out of water between Trosky and this city, and leaving a heavy freight train ran to the tank north of here after water, and it was while on this mission that the team was struck, The engine was going at a high rate of speed at the time. The officers of the company here claim Mr.Brown had no right in between the tracks with his team and wagon, while that gentleman claims the engineer had no right to go through the city at such a high rate of speed, and he further claims the proper signals were
not given by the approaching engine. From appearances a jury in the District Court will be the ones to decide which was in the

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right as Mr.Brown will ask the company to pay for the team, which from appearances, the company will not be inclined to do claiming that Mr.Brown was on the railroad land at his own risk.

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  • Created by: Paul Everett
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67512257
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edith Louisa Brown (1884–6 Jan 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67512257, citing Troy Cemetery, Pipestone County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Paul Everett (contributor 47220291) .