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 William Emerson Brown

William Emerson Brown

Birth
Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, USA
Death 20 Mar 1949 (aged 76)
Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Clarinda, Page County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 79574637 · View Source
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W.E. Brown who had passed his 76th birthday March 4, died early Sunday morning while visiting at the home of a daughter, Mrs Eleanor Planting in Chicago. He had been failing in health for several years, and recently was in the university hospital at Iowa City.

The funeral service will be Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Walker Funeral home. Burial will be in Clarinda cemetery.

Mr Brown was a farmer in Page county for many years, but has followed the carpenter and painter trade since moving to town. He has lived in this vicinity for about 50 years. He is survived by another daughter, Mrs Lorance Swanson of Clarinda. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1921, and son, Eldon, in 1938, also a daughter in infancy. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 21, 1949

William Emerson Brown was born March 4, 1873, near Wabash, Ind. When he was just a boy, his parents moved west and about fifty years ago he came to Page county. He was married to Elesef Marie Falk in 1902 and for the next few years they made their home on a ranch in Wyoming, later returning to Page county to farm.

Mr and Mrs Brown had four children, Beulah, Mrs L.M. Swanson of Clarinda, Rev Eldon A. of Chicago who passed away in 1938, Eleanor, Mrs Leslie Planting, of Chicago and Lenore Marie who died in infancy. Mr Brown continued farming for a few years after the death of his wife in 1921, later moving to Clarinda where he has followed the carpenter trade. In the first part of this month he went to visit his daughter, Mrs Planting and while there he became ill and passed away in a Chicago hospital, early in the morning of March 20th, at the age of 76 years and a few days.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs Swanson, and Mrs Planting, by a daughter-in-law, Mrs Irva Brown of Evanston, Ill, a sister, Mrs Lora Johnson of Elmira, Ore, a brother Oliver C. Brown of Laramie, Wyo, seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services were conducted at the Walker Funeral Home by Dr C.E. Hawthorne at 2:3- pm, Tuesday, March 22, 1949. Music was by Aletha Hutchings and Mrs Doris Forbes. Casket bearers were Rudolph Falk, Carl Falk, Roland Reed, Alfred Swanson, Linnie Swanson and Stanley Swanson. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 31, 1949


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  • Created by: Pat O'Dell
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79574637
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Emerson Brown (4 Mar 1873–20 Mar 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79574637, citing Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Pat O'Dell (contributor 47147856) .