Judge Edmond Orlando Brown

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Judge Edmond Orlando Brown

  • Birth 1 Nov 1847 Hinsdale, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
  • Death 8 Dec 1907 Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Traditional area Bl 26 Lot 15 Sp 7
  • Memorial ID 88763380

Veteran: Civil War (Union)

h/o Cynthia Angeline Garner.

Birth: in Hinsdale, Cattaraugus county, New York.

Following is summarized from THE BENCH and LAW of MISSOURI CITIES, published 1884, pages 431 & 432, to wit:

Attended academy at Cuba, Allegheny county, New York then at age seventeen joined with the 6th army corps of New York fought as an officer at many battles including; Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Hook, Petersburg and was at Appomattox Court House for General Robert E Lee's surrender.

After the war, continued his education at Norwich Academy, then read law under some distinguished lawyers being admitted to the bar in Buffalo, New York 1870, he removed to Lamar, Barton county, Missouri for about eighteen months before removing to Carthage where 28 January 1874 Governor Silas Woodson appointed him judge of the court of pleas of Jasper county where he served till it was abandoned.

Excerpt taken from History of Jasper County by Joel Livingston, specifically members of the THE JASPER COUNTY BAR
E. O. Brown, educated at Norwich College, New York, being a part of that institution. He was admitted to the bar in Buffalo, New York in 1870, and immediately afterwards came to Missouri, and located in Barton county. He practiced law there a few years, during which he was in partnership with Mr. Robinson. In 1872 he came to Carthage. In January, 1874, Mr. Brown was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the O.H. Picher resignation as judge of the court of common pleas. In the general election 1874 he was elected for a term of four years and served until 1879 when he retired from the bench and formed a partnership with W. H. Phelps, in the city of Carthage, where he is still engaged in the practice of law.

Judge E O Brown was the first law partner of W H Phelps when Phelps arrived in Carthage, in the firm of Phelps and Brown.

Last lived in his house built on land his father-in-law earlier had first built his home which burnt down at 403, now 603 south Garrison, (southwest corner Walnut & Garrison) across the street, which in 1920's became the Jefferson Highway, U S #71, from Canada to New Orleans, ~ ~ from Wm E Hall at 600 and the 1904 built Carthage Library at 612. Their home was demolished in 1948, ceramic facing tile of one fireplace was saved and installed on the fireplace in the Boggess' home at 615 Euclid boulevard when built during early 1950's, other materials were used in his partner's, Albert "Shorty" Graul, new home in 1700 block, east side of south Main street following WW II for construction of the The Colonial Apartments, designed by Neville, Sharpe, and Simon, of Kansas City, in the Colonial Revival style and built by the B&G Construction Group. The apartments were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001, which had been sold following NOV 1974 demise of Luke J Boggess.

Death: in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri.

Father: Morris Niles Brown b: around 1820 New York.
Mother: Amanda Melvina Slahter b: around 1821 New York.

Marriage: Cynthia Angeline Garner b: 25 JUL 1854 Cape Girardeau county, Missouri.
Married: 26 OCT 1876 Jasper county, Missouri.

Known Child

Lucille "Lulie" Brown b: 14 MAY 1879 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri.




End Caused by Paralysis of Throat - Came to Carthage in 1871 From New York

Death came last night at 15 minutes of 11 o'clock to Judge Edmond Orlando Brown of South Garrison avenue, one of the most prominent members of the Jasper county bar and for nearly 40 years a practicing attorney. He was 60 years of age.
Paralysis of the throat, which caused strangulation, was the immediate cause of death, although Judge Brown had been ill for nearly a week with bronchitis. His health for the past two years had been poor, as he was bothered with attacks of coughing. Until he was taken sick last Monday, he was in ordinary health.
Judge Edmond Orlando Brown was born November 1, 1847 on a farm near Hinsdale, NY where he lived until he was 17 years of age. He then enlisted as a private in the First Independent Battery of the New York state volunteers for service in the rebellion.
He served in the army until the close of the war, the ending coming 17 months after he had enlisted.

Begins Law Practice in New York
When the war closed the young soldier returned to New York and began reading law in the town of Cuba.
Afterwards he attended the law school in Buffalo, where he was admitted to the bar in 1868. A year later he came to southwest Missouri and settled at Lamar, where he engaged in the practice of his profession. He had come west in response to the request of W. H. Phelps, whose former place of residence had been in New York, near the Brown home. Two years later the Lamar attorney came to Carthage and formed a law partnership with Col. Phelps. These professional relations continued, save for a few years intermission, until 1900.
In 1874 Judge Brown, at the age of 27 years, was elected judge of the common pleas court in Carthage. After serving one term he retired to renew his law practice with Colonel Phelps.
Since 1871 he has made his home in Carthage and was a member of the bar until his death. His last law partnership was with R. A. Mooneyham, the two attorneys forming a firm the first of the present year.
For six years previous to this Judge Brown had practiced law independently.

Aged Mother Survives
In 1876 he married Miss Angie Garner, who survives him. One child was born of their union, Mrs. Lucille Peugnet, who makes her home with her parents on South Garrison avenue. One brother and two sisters also survive the deceased. They are Francis M. Brown of Haskell Flats, NY; Mrs. Warren Phelps of Cuba, NY. and Mrs. Charles Shaffer of Olean, NY. The dead man's mother survives him at the age of 87 and she still makes her home in New York near the birthplace of the deceased.
Judge Brown's law practice extended over the state, as well as in the every portion of southwest Missouri.
He was well known in the federal courts and was for years interested in many suits of importance.
The funeral services will be held at the Brown home at 403 South Garrison avenue tomorrow afternoon, at 2:30 and will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Van Wagner. Stanton Post G.A.R. of which the deceased was a member, will have charge of the services at the grave in Park Cemetery.

Above information by created by Bill Boggess and Nancy Brewer

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  • Created by: NJBrewer
  • Added: 19 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88763380
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Edmond Orlando Brown (1 Nov 1847–8 Dec 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88763380, citing Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by NJBrewer (contributor 47097113) .