Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Brown


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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          David L. Brown,  68, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015, at his residence.  He was born Jan. 4, 1947, the son of Charles E. Brown and Ludwina "Helen" (Eckstein) Brown.  He married  Gwendolyn Jackman  on Dec. 4, 1965, and she survives.
          Other survivors include his daughters:  Angela Benefiel  and husband, David;  Amy Shadley  and husband, Darrin; and  Misti Campton  and husband, Ryan, all of Shelbyville; son,  Brady Brown  and wife, Jennifer, of Shelbyville; grandchildren,  Andrew and Joshua Benefiel,  Devan Pogue,  Molly Workman,  Zachary,  Lauren and  Madison Campton,  Kayla Woodard,  Emma and  Lilly Weber; and great-grandchildren,  Anna and  Colson Workman; aunt,  Loretta Eckstein  of Shelbyville; brother,  Steven Brown  of Rising Sun; and a great-nephew that knew him as Papaw Brown all his life,  Landon Savage.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers,  Charles W. Brown  and  Raymond Brown;  and sisters,  Theresa Priddy  and  Pam Caine.
          Mr. Brown was a machinist at Chrysler for 32 years, retiring in 1999.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, hunting mushrooms and feeding his squirrels and birds.
          Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Friday May 1, 2015, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville.  Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robb Barlow officiating.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Freeman  Funeral  Homes
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Landon "Sam" H. Brown
May 12, 1939 - May 28, 2010
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          Landon H. "Sam" Brown, 71, of Waldron passed away Friday, May 28, 2010, at his home.
          Born May 12, 1939, in Enon, West Virginia, he was the son of Landon M. Rader and Freida May (Brown) Johnson.  He married  Geraldine "Gerri" Gurley  on May 12, 2000, and she survives.
          Other survivors include his daughters,  Linda Arnold (husband, Larry) and  Teresa Hackworth (husband, Scott), both of Shelbyville,  Dianna Masterson  of Evansville,  Sandra Fenton  (husband, Paul) of Blue Ridge and  Saretha Dowers (husband, Larry)  of Columbus; sons,  Tommie VanCleave Jr.  of Shelbyville and  Charles Masterson  of Tell City; brothers,  James Johnson  and  Donald Johnson,  both of Vaughan, West Virginia,  Tony Johnson  of Texas and  Landon Rader Jr.  of North Carolina; sisters,  Mary Campbell  of Shelbyville,  Becky Taylor  (husband, Harold),  Betty Stewart  (husband, James) and  Kathy Stewart  (husband, Roger), all of West Virginia,  Joyce Wilson  (husband, Johnny) of Winnsboro, South Carolina,  Betty Rader and Terri Rader, both of North Carolina; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his two chihuahuas, Boo and Boy.
          He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather,  Lee Johnson; brother,  Danny Johnson; and sisters,  Sue Keenan  and  Barbara Rader.
          Mr. Brown resided in Shelby County for 50 years and in Waldron for 39 of those years.  He was formerly a fork truck driver for Detroit Steel Products in Morristown.  Mr. Brown was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1961 to 1963 at Fort Hood, Texas.  He was a member of the Baptist church in Vaughan, West Virginia and past member of the Eagles Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Mr. Brown enjoyed coon hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
          Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Freeman Famiy Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St.  Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Edwin E. Mohr officiating.  Interment will be in Miller Cemetery, with military rites conducted.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Shelby County.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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Ivan J. Brown, 76, of Shelbyville died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, Community Hospital North, Indianapolis.
Born March 23, 1933, in Rush County, to  Dora and Leona Madge (Lewis) Brown.
Married  Mary C. Phares  on April 5, 1959, and she survives.
Survivors:  son, Andrew J. Brown (wife, Tonya) of Waldron; and grandson, Jacob Brown.
Preceded in death by his parents; brothers,  Lowell Brown  and  Ronald Yoder; and sister,  Evelyn Floyd.
Spent his early life in Rushville and had lived in Shelbyville since 1973.
Employed at Allison, General Motors in Indianapolis, Plant 5, for 30 years.
U.S. Army veteran during the Korean Conflict, serving from 1953 to 1955.
Graduated from Rushville High School in 1952.
Member of Milroy Free Will Baptist Church, Local No. 933 UAW and American Legion No. 0777.
Moster Mortuary, 334 N. Main St. in Rushville.
Burial:  Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.
Contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, December 03, 2005
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Clark D. Browne, 72, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, Greenfield.
Born April 2, 1933, in Indianapolis, s/o  Oskar Edmund and Jeanetta (Dausch) Browne.
Married  Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Vornehm, and she preceded him in death.  Married  Peggy Lee Thomasson  on Nov. 26, 1977, and she survives.
Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly S. Webb  (husband, Tom) of Morristown and  Vicki Hanson  (husband, Larry) of Shelbyville; three sons, Kevin C. Browne  of Indianapolis,  Christopher L. Watson (wife, Pamela) and  Michael Snyder  (wife, Joyce) , both of Shelbyville; two brothers,  Raymond Browne  of Indianapolis and  Edmond Browne  of Columbus; two sisters,  Rosemary Browne-Beck  of Indianapolis and  Phyllis Browne  of Taos, N.M.; nine grandchildren, Kerry Webb,  Conner Webb,  Andrew Hanson,  Dane Browne,  Lillie Browne,  Samantha Watson,  Alexandra Watson,  Travis Snyder  and  Janet Snyder; and one great-grandchild, Bekah Snyder.
Preceded in death by his parents and one son, David “Matthew” Watson.
Retired businessman, he owned Clark’s Auto for 35 years.
Graduated in 1951 from Washington High School, in Indianapolis.
Member of the Optimist Service Club, in Indianapolis and Shelbyville, Exchange Club, BPOE and Sons of Legion, in Morristown and Indiana Automotive Wholesalers Association, where he served as 25th president in 1989, and sang in choir at First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville.
Piano stylist, playing for many functions, including “Countdown to Final Four” Girl’s basketball championship.  In early years he played with Count Basie, the Montgomery Brothers and other notable musicians.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St; services at First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St., with the Rev. Robert Campbell officiating.
Burial:  Fountaintown Cemetery, in Fountaintown.
Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 34 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176; or Hospice of Shelby County, 110 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Star
December 5, 2005
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A LIFE LIVED:  Clark Browne, 1933-2005
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Music was lifelong passion
By Staci Hupp
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          "Music took center stage at the beginning of  Clark Browne's life, and it will again at the end.
          Mr. Browne was born 72 years ago into a family of musicians, was trained in piano at age 4 and spent a lifetime playing the ivory keys.  Today, relatives will hear Mr. Browne play his favorite song, "Jewish Lullaby," in a recorded performance as they say goodbye at his funeral at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville.  The retired Shelbyville man died Friday of complications of cancer.
          Mr. Browne, the second-youngest of five children, was born in Indianapolis.  His father, an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra violinist, decided to make his son the family pianist.
          The elder Browne took the task seriously.  He had him play his mother's Steinway Grand piano for the Marx Brothers and others he knew in entertainment circles, family members said.
          Clark Browne played in hotel lounges after graduation from Washington Community High School.  After hours, he jammed with the Montgomery Brothers and other local jazz musicians, relatives said.
          Music shifted from work to hobby when Mr. Browne married his first wife, Elizabeth Snyder, in 1958 and became stepfather to her two young children.  The couple later had two children of their own and moved to Carrollton-Finley in Hancock County.
          Mr. Browne sold auto parts in the 1960s and early 1970s. He opened his own Clark's Auto Parts store in Shelbyville in 1974 and oversaw it until his retirement nine years ago.
          When Elizabeth died in 1976, Mr. Browne sought comfort in his children and his music. A family friend introduced Mr. Browne to his second wife, Peggy Thomasson Watson, who performed with the local Blue River Singers.
          Mr. Browne gained two more stepchildren when he married Peggy in November 1977 and bought a home in Shelbyville.  The couple performed together at local holiday parties, at museums and for civic clubs.
          Recently, Mr. Browne played at a party for Gov. Mitch Daniels, Peggy Browne said.
          "Everyone knew him for his terrific piano," Peggy Browne said.  "He was so good at it.  He had such a great mind."
          In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters  Kimberly S. Webb  and  Vicki Hanson; and sons,  Kevin C. Browne,  Christopher L. Watson  and  Michael Snyder.
Copyright 2005 IndyStar.com. All rights reserved


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, May 1, 2003
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George B. Brown, 73, of West Chester, Ohio, died Saturday, April 26, 2003.
Born July 30, 1929, in Shelbyville, s/o  Elbert Morris  and  Blanche Pearl (Bush) Brown.  Married  Elizabeth J. Murton  and she survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Natalie Diane Monroe; three sons, Eric (Judy) Brown,  Kevin (Chrisie) Brown  and  Regan Brown; one brother, Morris W. Brown  of Shelbyville; one sister, Barbara A. Emmick  of Shelbyville; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nicholas Hoyer Sports Club, Summer Basketball Camps, in memory of George Brown, Post Office Box 428760, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, October 26, 2000
Page 2
Mark W. 'Brownie' Brown
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Mark W. "Brownie" Brown, 43, Shelbyville, died Indianapolis.
Born July 9, 1957, Milan, s/o  William M. Brown and Jennie L. (Huelson) Thompson.
1975 grad Shelbyville High School, employed at Self Shelbyville Boy's Club 22 years.
Survivors:  mother, Shelbyville; father, Phoenix, Ariz.; and grandfather, Leslie J. Brown, Osgood.
Preceded in death by one brother.
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, February 9, 2000
Charles N. Brown
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Charles N. Brown, 85, Shelbyville, died Shelbyville.
Born May 31, 1914, Union Township, s/o Harry  Logan  and Ethel  Roberta  (Barnes)  Brown; married  Mary  Ellen  (Wesner)  Brown  on Jan. 4, 1938 (surviving).
1931 grad Shelbyville High School; employed as a manager at the Kroger store in Cambridge City and a night superintendent at American Kitchen-Design and Manufacturing Inc., Connersville.
50-year member of the F.& A.M., Snowshoe Lodge, Falmouth, a member of First Christian Church, Shelbyville; one of the founders of Shelby County's farmers market.
Survivors:  one son,  Michael  Charles  Brown,  Valparaiso; two daughters, Joyce  Anne  Weightman,  Colorado Springs, Col., and  Helen  Roberta  Ljung,  Rootstown, Ohio; one sister,  Rebecca  Tucker,  Waldron; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Burial Bennett Cemetery, Shelby County.
Contributed by Richard Weightman
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
September 27, 1999
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Helen Ludwina Brown,  80, Shelbyville, died Sunday, Beech Grove.
Born Oct. 18, 1918, Shelbyville, d/o  Robert  A. and  Ludwina  C. (Roos)  Eckstein.  Married  Charles  E.  Brown  on Feb. 3, 1940 (he died April 6, 1977).
Lifelong resident of Shelbyville.  Employed TRW Cinch, Shelbyville, 33 years, retired 1983.
Survivors:  one daughter, Mrs.  Stanley  (Theresa) Priddy, Shelbyville; four sons, Charles Brown, David Brown and Raymond  Brown, all of Shelbyville, and  Steve Brown, Rising Sun; two sisters,  Marie Wade and  Loretta Eckstein,  both of Shelbyville; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers and one sister.
Burial Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery, Shelby County.
*Helen's actual date of birth is 16 Oct 1918, not 8 Oct, as reported by the newspaper/MW.
Submitted by Melinda Weaver
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
August 14, 1999
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Ruth Brown, 96, died Friday at Morristown Manor, Morristown.
Born on Feb. 23, 1903, in Rush County, she was the daughter of  Riley  and  Carrie (Downey) Bogue.
Married  Ertle Brown  on Dec. 23, 1926, and he died on Sept. 6, 1967.
Custodian with Shelbyville Central Schools and First Federal Savings and Loan in Shelbyville.  Also provided private nursing care.
Survivors include a son, Lawrence W. Brown, Shelbyville; a sister, Lillie Gephart, Shelbyville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, with the Rev. Corlis Dees II officiating. 
Burial:  Bennett Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday June 19, 1999
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Blanche Pearl Brown, 92, Shelbyville.
Born January 11, 1907, Moral Township, d/o Charles H. and Anna E. (Parsons) Bush.  December 15, 1927, married  Elbert M. Brown (he died April 18, 1970).
Lived 18 years in Indianapolis and 74 years in Shelby County.  Member Fairland United Methodist Church, the Acton Senior Quilting Club and the Goodrich Party House Senior Citizens' Club in Fairland.  Survivors:  two sons, George B. Brown, Westchester, Ohio, and  Morris W. Brown, Fairland; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Barbara Ann) Emmick, Indianapolis; two sisters, Eileen Nigh, Shelbyville, and  Roberta Mohr, Florida; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.  Preceded by a brother and three sisters.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff, abstracted by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, July 27, 1998
BLANCHE  (PITTS)  BROWN
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 Blanche  (Pitts)  Brown,  84, Franklin, died Saturday (July 25).
Born Aug. 4, 1913, in Shelby County, d/o  L. Russell and Erdie (Swain) Pitts; married  Warren M. Brown (died July 3, 1983).
Shelbyville resident 1937 - 1995; teacher at schools in Rush and Shelby counties; last taught school in the Union Township grade school.  Attended Indiana University and the University of Southern California.
Member of First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville; Indiana University Alumni Club; Delta Delta Delta Fraternity; and Chapter AL, P.E.O.; charter member of Psi Iota Xi, Red Cross volunteer at Major Hospital.
Survivors include three sons,  Phillip W. Brown,  Shelbyville,  James R. Brown, Manilla, and  Steven M. Brown, Rocky Mountain, N.C.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Burial Little Blue River [Friends] Cemetery.
Contributed by Richard Weightman, abstracted by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
April 3, 1992
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          Paul D. Brown, 56, Lafayette, La., formerly of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Apr. 4, 1992.  He was the son of  Bertha and Ray Brown.  He served in the National Guard, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army.  He is survived by his wife,  Jacqueline;  two daughters,  Mrs. Barry (Paula) Coons,  Castalian Springs, Tenn., and  Mrs. Mike (Pamela) Hill  of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; his mother, of Shelbyville; and two sisters,  Betty Brown  and  Mrs. Dale (Avonelle) Banker,  both of Shelbyville.  Services were held in Lafayette, La.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman


The  News-Examiner,
Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana
8 Jun 1990
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          Chester L. "Chet" Brown,  43, 823 Applegate Lane, Jeffersonville, formerly of Connersville, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky., where he had been a patient six weeks.  He had had a heart attack on April 19 and had undergone heart surgery twice.
          He was born in Rushville January 31, 1947, and came to Connersville with his family in 1953.  A graduate of Connersville High School in 1965, he then received his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Indiana State University in 1969 and took his Master's Degree in Administration, also from Indiana State, in 1970.  He was a member of Beta Xi Fraternity.  He had coached basketball and track at Silver Creek High School from 1970 until 1980.  For the past 10 years, he had taught social studies at the Silver Creek Junior High School in Sellersburg.  He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church at New Albany.
          Survivors include a daughter,  Leslie Ellen Brown  of New Albany; his parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Fisher  of Connersville; three sisters,  Mrs. Abie (Katherine) Jones,  Mrs. Danny (Sandra) Lakes  and  Mrs. William (Gloria Jean) Harrison,  all of Connersville; his grandmothers,  Mrs. Stella L. Richey  and  Mrs. Anna Fisher,  both of Connersville; and a number of nieces and nephews.  His grandfathers preceded him in death.
          Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. William A. Amerson of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, in Miller Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in Lick Creek Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made at the funeral home to the Fayette County Heart Fund.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, July 1, 1985
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Pearl Brown, 74, Waldron,  died Sunday at Methodist Hosp, Indianapolis.  Failing health for several months.
Born March 23, 1911, Paoli, to  Frank and  Alice (Vaughn) Yates.
First married  Floyd Walton who died Jan 17, 1964.  Second married  Carl Hill, who died March 1960.  Third married  Clyde W. Brown, who survives.
Retired from Elan-Jay garment factory.
Member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors:  spouse;  2 children, Mrs. Bonnie Fisher, Shelbyville,  Kenneth Walton, Indianapolis;  5 stepchildren,  Mrs. Don (Ruth Ann) Monroe, Waldron,  Mrs. Mike (Carol) Settles, Fairland,  Mrs. Ronnie (Sandy) Stuart, Shelbyville,  James Hill, St. Paul, IN,  Dean Hill, St. Paul;  5 sisters,  Mrs. Neal (Lillian) Williams,  Mrs. Robert (Ann) Rogers, Mrs. Earl (Mamie) Aynes,  Mrs. Ruby Coster  and  Mrs. David (Mary) Harlow, all of Bloomington;  5 grandchildren;  8 great-grandchildren.
A brother and sister preceded in death.
Carmony Funeral Home with Rev. John Simmons officiating.
Burial:  Miller Cemetery, Hendricks Twp, Shelby Co, IN.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, December 14, 1981
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Lee  A.  Brown
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          Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hauk-Spencer Mortuary, Morristown, for  Lee A. Brown,  81, R.R.1, Fountaintown.
          Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, with the  Rev. Lowell Toussiant  officiating.  Friends may call at the mortuary from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today.
          Mr. Brown died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 525 S. Pennsylvania St., Greenfield, where he was spending the winter.  He had been in failing health two and one-half years.
          A retired farmer, Mr. Brown had run a gravel operation for the Shelby County Highway Department for 27 years.
          He was a lifelong resident of VanBuren Township, Shelby County, and was born Aug. 26, 1900, a son of  John and  Nannie (Zell) Brown.  On June 1, 1926, he married  Rose Marie Brown,  who survives.
          A brother,  Orville Brown,  preceded in death.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
January 26, 1980
Brown
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Cecil W. Brown, 64, Redding, Calif., a former Shelbyville man.
Born in Shelby County July 11, 1915, s/o  James  and  Mary (Starks) Brown, married Gennie Theobald in 1947, surviving, alon with two stepsons, Wayne Theobald of Redding and Joseph Theobald of Los Angeles, 4 step-grandchildren; 8 brothers and sisters, Leona Megerle and Frank Brown of Shelbyville, James Brown, Jr., Thomas Brown and Robert Brown, all of Indianapolis, Mrs. Robert (Rosemary) Pennybaker of Columbus, Arthur Brown of Boston, Mass., and Carl "Jelly" Brown of Long Island, N.Y.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Brown Rites Are Tuesday
December - 1972
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Mrs. Carrie M. Brown 65, Shelbyville, died Tuesday.  Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Resided in Addison Township, born March 19, 1907, in Lee County Ky., d/o Burbon and Louisa (Dunigan) Couch.  She was married Aug. 18, 1940, in Versailles to Ralph T. Brown (surviving).
Surviving:  one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Betty) Fisher, Lebanon, Ohio, one granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Cox; Greensburg, Mrs. Zillia Lloyd, Rushville;  Mrs. Sue Ann Tompkins, Anderson; one brother, Melvin Couch, Dayton, Ohio.
Submitted by Wanda
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, 25 Jan 1969
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Mrs. Brown
Dies in Hospital
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          Mrs. Nomi [Naomi] Brown, 75, 113 Goodrich Ave., died at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Franklin, where she had been a patient for three months.  She had been in failing health three years.
          Services will be at the Murphy Mortuary at 2:00 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Jerry Anderson officiating.  Burial in the Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
          Mrs. Brown was born in Shelbyville Dec. 27, 1893, the daughter of  John and  Effie M. (Land) Wicker.  Survivors are one son,  John Monroe,  at home; two daughters,  Miss Cynthia Monroe,  Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Viola Nash,  Marietta; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, November 23, 1966
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A.  B.  BROWN
85,  DIES  HERE
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Widely Known County
Man's Rites Friday
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          A. B. Brown,  85, widely known Shelby County man, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at Major Hospital of complications.  He had been in failing health for the past year and seriously ill for two months.
          Actively interested in Democrat Party affairs throughout his life, he served as deputy sheriff of Shelby County when his brother,  Ralph Brown,  was sheriff.  A farmer in his earlier years, Mr. Brown later was a carpenter and manager of a tire store.
          His home was on R. R. 6, five miles east of Shelbyville.
          He was the son of  Landy and  Mollie (Brown) Brown  and was born in Union Township on June 8, 1881.  In August of 1900 he was married to  Grace Leona Burgess  and three children were born to this union, two of whom survive.  Mr. Brown later married  Grace Roberts  and she died in 1956.
          Survivors include two daughters,  Mrs. William (Ruth) Lowry  of Sarasota, Fla., and  Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Osborns,  of Shelbyville R. R. 6; one sister,  Mrs. Lucy TalbertBurgess Byron Brown,  died in 1946 and two brothers preceded in death.
          Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday at the Carmony Funeral Home in Shelbyville with Rev. James H. Horner of the First Christian Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and any time Friday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Decatur County, Indiana
21 Nov 1964
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Death Claims
Carlos Brown
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Services Tuesday
For Resident, 49
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          Carlos R. (Granny) Brown,  49, a lifelong resident of Decatur County, died at 5 a.m. Saturday in West Tenth Street Veterans Hospital at Indianapolis.  He had suffered from a heart condition for several years and had been hospitalized the past two weeks.
          He was born Aug. 25, 1915 in Decatur County, the son of  Walter and  Bessie Opal Melton* Brown.  On Aug. 30, 1943 he was united in marriage at Milroy with  Mary E. Richey,  who survives.  In recent years the couple had resided at 319 West Fourth Street.  Mr. Brown was a former employe of the old Garland Mill here, retiring because of his health in 1958.  A veteran of World War II, he served with the 38th "Avengers of Bataan" Division in the South Pacific for more than two years.
          Surviving with the widow, Mrs. Mary Brown, of this city are:  four children,  Helen Marie,  Judith Ann,  Nancy Sue  and  Carlos R. Brown Jr.,  all at home; his stepmother,  Mrs. Carrie Brown,  Greensburg; a brother Leroy Brown,  Greensburg; a stepsister,  Mrs. Gladys Hess,  Greensburg; and a stepbrother,  Henry Smith  of Decatur County.  He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers,  Cecil,  Clifford,  James,  Omar and  Grover Brown.
          Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in J.H. Porter & Sons Funeral Home here. Burial will be in South Park Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Sunday.
*Betty's note:  In the obituary of his brother Harold, this name was spelled  Milton.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday October 22, 1959
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COUNTY  NATIVE  SUCCUMBS
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Leroy Brown, 65, Shelby county native now living Danville, died early today, according to word received here by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Edgar Briley.
Born in Addison township and graduated from Shelbyville High School and Purdue University.  S/o  Charles and Mary Brown.  In 1921, married the former  Mary Harrell  of Shelbyville.
Survivors incl daughter, sister, 2 grandchildren.  Son died in infancy.
Funeral and burial will be held in Danville Saturday.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Obituary  of  Clarence  L. Brown,
Son of William J. Brown and Missouri Hume
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DEATH  CLAIMS  C. L.  BROWN
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Ex-Local Man, 71 Dies in Long Beach
[March 22, 1958]
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Clarence L. Brown,  71 former local resident, resided in Long Beach, Calif for the past 10 years, died [Long Beach] Saturday.  Last rites will be held in CA.
Born Rush county June 12, 1886.  Survived by the widow, 2 children by a former marriage:  Mrs. Joe L. (Marie) Robertson  of Chicago and  Morton J. Brown  of Harrisburg, Pa.   one brother and three sisters: Charles  M.  Brown  of Homer;  Mrs. Wayne Alter of St. Paul;  Mrs. Mary Tombs  of Milroy and  Mrs. Elmer J. Miller  of Beech Grove.
Contributed by Richard Weightman
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday February 16, 1956
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COUNTY  NATIVE  DIES  AT  HOME
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(From Saturday February 11, 1956)
Mrs. Carrie Brown, 62, native of Shelby county, died in Anderson Friday.
Born in Union township, April 2, 1893, d/o  T. R. and  Elizabeth Theobald.  Married to  J. Everett Brown  and he preceded in death January 1950.
Surviving are a daughter, Mildred Brown  of Anderson; a son, Erwin Brown  of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; three brothers, Leo Theobald  of this city, Harry  and  Russell Theobald  of Union township and the mother.
Rozella funeral home 403 W. 8th St. in Anderson.  Burial Bennett cemetery east of Shelbyville; casket will be opened at the grave.
Contributed by Barb Huff  Sharon Rensberger
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, October 19, 1955
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ILLNESS  FATAL  TO
MRS.  BROWN,  79
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City Woman Dies At
Home; Rites Friday
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          Mrs. Nanetta Grace Brown,  79, 138 E. Franklin St., wife of  A. B. Brown,  died at her home at 7:40 a.m. today after being ill for two years with a heart ailment.
          Mrs. Brown was born near Seymour in Jackson county on March 22, 1876, the daughter of  John and Harriet Wikel.  She had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past five years.  On October 24, 1935, she was married to Mr. Brown who survives with two step-shilcren,  Mrs. Richard Osborne  of this city and  Mr. William Lowry  of Crystal Lake, Ohio.
          Also surviving are four step-grandchildren and four nephews.
          Funeral services will be held at the Murphy Mortuary Friday at 2 p.m. with Dr. H. R. Page officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 6 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Decatur County, Indiana
1 Jun 1953
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Heart Attack
Fatal to Man
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Rites Tuesday for
Harold Omer Brown
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          Funeral rites will be held at the Wenning & Porter funeral home here at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for  Harold Omer Brown,  29, a veteran of World War II.  The Rev. Zeus McKibban will officiate.  Burial will be in Sandcreek cemetery.  The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call.  He had apparently been in usual health until he suffered a heart attack and died at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pendleton.
          Born in Greensburg on Aug. 31, 1923, he was the son of Walter and Bessie Milton* Brown.  He had spent most of his life in this community.  He had served with the armed forces of the nation in the Pacific theatre during World War II and was discharged in 1945.  On April 18, 1945, he was united in marriage to Ethel Richey in Greensburg.
          The survivors include: the widow,  Mrs. Ethel Brown  and two children,  Chester LeRoy Brown  and  Sandra Darleen Brown,  of this city; his father and step-mother,  Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown,  of Greensburg; three brothers,  Leroy Brown  of R. R. 7, Greensburg,  Grover Brown,  of Indianapolis, and  Carlos Brown,  of Greensburg; a step-sister,  Mrs. Gladys Hess  and a step-brother,  Henry Smith,  both of this city; several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Four brothers preceded him in death.  His mother passed away in 1927.
*Betty's note:  In the obituary of his brother Carlos, this name was spelled  Melton.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


Probably  a  Decatur, IL,  Newspaper
circa 1953
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HARRISON  BROWN, 88
DIES  IN  HOME  TODAY
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Harrison Alva Brown, 88, of Rural Route 1, died today.  He had been ill about six weeks.
Born in Shelby County, Ind, March 4, 1865, s/o  John [William] and Eliza [Jane] Brown.  Married  Hester Ellen Hutson March 4, 1883, in Jasper County.  She preceded him in death.
Retired carpenter, had lived in Decatur two years, coming from Urbana.  Member of the Hope Baptist Church in Urbana.
Leaves the following children:  Mrs. Lillian Boggs, Urbana; and sons  Charles, Decatur;  Joe, Greenup;  Roy, Hammond, Ind;  Fred  and  Ross, Champaign;  Cloyce  and  Elbert, Urbana.  22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Brintlinger Funeral Home to the Mittendorf Funeral Home, Champaign.
[Newspaper clipping received from Betty Jane BROWN Freeman, a daughter of  Harrison Alva Brown.]
Contributed by Richard Weightman


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday November 19, 1951
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FORMER  FACTORY  PRESIDENT  DIES
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Heart Attack Is Fatal to Claude Brown in Florida
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          Claude Brown, 58, former president of the Custom Manufacturing Company in this city, died suddenly of a heart attack Sunday morning at his home in St. Petersburg, Florida. He had suffered with a heart ailment for the last year.
          Mr. Brown, a native of Louisville Kentucky, came to this city in 1941 and was affiliated with National Farm Machinery Co-Op, Inc. until assuming the manufacturing company position in 1944.  He left here for residence in Florida last March.
          In 1918 he was married to  Effie Buchanan  whose death occurred in 1943, two daughters survive from this union,  Mrs. Martha Archino  of Fairland and  Mrs. Mildred Joyner  of Mooresville. He later married  Mrs. Lizbeth Thomas  who also survives with two step-children,  Jack Thomas  of Louisville and  Miss Pat Thomas  of Florida; one brother  C.A. Brown, of Omaha, Nebraska, and two grandchildren.
          The body will be returned to Louisville Tuesday and funeral services will be held at the Maas Funeral Home chapel Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.  Burial will be in Resthaven cemetery in the Kentucky city.
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Ibid.
Wednesday November 20, 1951
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BROWN  RITES  ARE  CHANGED
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          The time of the funeral services for  Claude Brown, former local resident, has been changed according to word received here today.
          The last rites will be held Friday morning at 11:00 o’clock at the Maas Funeral Home in Louisville, Kentucky.  Burial will be in Resthaven cemetery in Louisville.
          Mr. Brown, former president of the Custom Manufacturing Company here, died suddenly in St. Petersburg, Florida, Sunday morning.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
January 22, 1948
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County Native
Dies at Home
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Rites To Be Thursday
For Ralph R. Brown, 51
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          Ralph R. Brown, 51, native of Shelby county and a farmer, died at his home on Laurel, R.R. 2, at 5: o'clock this morning after a year's illness.
          Mr. Brown was born in Shelby county on May 30, 1896, the son of  Samuel  and  Sarah (Dobel) Brown.
          He is survived by the widow, Katherine Brown; four children,  Billy,  Bobby,  Mary Lou  and  Shelvy Jean Brown, all at home; two brothers,  Warren  and  Ed Brown, of Fayette county, and four sisters,  Mrs. Adah Kelley, of Indianapolis,  Mrs. Wilford Kelley, of Greensburg,  Mrs. Mollie Weidner, of Fairland, and  Mrs. Harriett Brooks, of Cincinnati
          Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Wesley Chapel near Andersonville and burial will be made in the Hopewell cemetery in Rush county.  Arrangements are in charge of the Moster funeral home at Rushville.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Newspaper  Clipping
circa 1947
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DR. H. R. BROWN
VETERINARIAN,
DIES  OF  STROKE
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Manilla Veterinarian Suffers
Stroke While Treating Stock
on Farm.
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          Dr. H. R. Brown, 65, widely known veterinarian of Manilla, died Thursday afternoon at 4:30 after suffering a stroke while treating some stock on the  Claude Fletcher farm.  He died before Mr. Fletcher could get him to his automobile to take him to a physician.
          Dr. Brown was born March 8, 1882 in Shelby County, a son of  Thomas and America Cotton Brown and had lived at Manilla since 1909.
          He had practiced veterinary since he graduated from the Indiana Veterinary School in 1913 and had a wide practice in the Manilla area.  He was a member of the Manilla Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge of Rushville, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis and the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association.  He had served as trustee of Walker Township from 1936 to 1940 and had served on the advisory board of the township for 20 years.
          January 17, 1903 he married Susie L. Talbert, who died March 29, 1945.
          January 4, 1947 he married Marie Mallory, who survives with a son, Dr. Earl F. Brown, who practiced with his father since leaving the Army; two daughters,  Mrs. Howard Greenlee of Vincennes, and Mrs. Earl Green of Shelbyville; a sister, Mrs. Rose McBride, Richmond, and 13 grandchildren.
          Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, rites will be held in Manilla Methodist Church with the Rev. ?. M. Shepherd officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery at Shelbyville.  Friends may call at the late home until 1 pm Saturday and after that time, at the church.
Contributed by Richard Weightman


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, February 4, 1946
Page 1, column 3
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BURIAL  TO  BE  AT  MT.  AUBURN
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Mrs. Jessie Ford Brown, 64, Succumbs
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Word has been received here of the death of  Mrs.  Jessie  Ford  Brown, age 64, which occurred Friday night at her home, 1118 Villa Ave., in Indianapolis.  Mrs. Brown was a native of Shelby county.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. at the Tolin Chapel at Indianapolis, and burial will be made in the Mt. Auburn cemetery.  Mrs. Brown was born at Mt. Auburn and was the daughter of  Dr. and  Mrs. W. M.  Ford.  She moved from this county to Indianapolis more than 25 years ago.  Her husband preceded her in death.  Surviving are two daughters,  Mrs. Dewey  Bunge,  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. George  Dean,  of Muncie; a grandson,  Earl Brown, Jr., of Indianapolis, and four sisters;  Mrs. Lulu Wertz, of Flat Rock;  Mrs.  Eva  Arthur, of Crawfordsville;  Mrs. Claude  McDonald, of Akron, Ohio, and  Miss Hazel  Ford, of Shelbyville. A son  Earl  Brown,  died three years ago.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday October 8, 1943
Page 10 column 7
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FUNERAL  FOR  MRS. BROWN        
        WILL  BE  HELD  SATURDAY
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          Funeral services for Mrs. Claude F. [Effie] Brown, wife of the manager of the National Farm Machinery Company plant here, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the John Maas and Brother funeral Home at 300 east Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky.
          Mrs. Brown died Wednesday at the Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis, where she had been undergoing treatment for a heart ailment.
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Ibid.
Thursday October 7, 1943
Page 1 column 3
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WOMAN  DIES  AT  HOSPITAL
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          Mrs. Claude F. [Effie] Brown, wife of the manager of the National Farm Machinery Company plant here, died Wednesday at Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis, where she had been undergoing treatment for the past two weeks for a heart ailment. She was fifty-one years old.
          Mr. and Mrs. Brown have lived here since August 1940, when the tractor plant was opened here. Surviving her besides the husband are two daughters.
          The body was taken to the Kirby mortuary at Indianapolis, but funeral and burial arrangements have not yet been made.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
March 17, 1943
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Morristown Resident Dies
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          Mrs. Emma Jane Brown, age 68, wife of  John William Brown, died at her home in Morristown at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday.  She had been ill the past year and in a serious condition for the past nine weeks.  Death was due to a complication of diseases.
          She was born in Shelby County on October 1, 1874, the daughter of  Hiram E.  and  Hannah Cannon Johnson.  On April 16, 1892, she was married to Benjamin F. Cox,  who died in 1902.  Two children were born to this union.  They are  Laurence Cox,  Shirley  and  Mrs. Merle Sparks  of Indianapolis. 
          She was married to Mr. Brown on December 21, 1921.  Surviving  with the husband and children are six step-children, 19 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren.  The step-children are Major Virgil Brown,   U.S. Army, stationed at Chanute Field, Ill.,  Mrs. Maggie Rice  and  Mrs. Fannie E. Carmony, of Morristown;  Everett Brown, of Anderson;  Mrs. Blanche Theobald, of Union Township, and  Ertle Brown, of Flat Rock.  There are also three grand children. 
          She is also survived by two brothers,  Charles Johnson, of Greenfield;  Lloyd Johnson, of Cambridge City and three sisters,  Mrs. Anna Burk, of Greenfield;  Mrs. Nora Nugent  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Maude McConnell  of Connersville.
          Mrs. Brown was a member of the Friends church north of Manilla, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will be made in the Knightstown cemetery in charge of D. E. Carmony.  Friends may call  at the home of  Mrs. Fannie E. Carmony in Morristown after 6:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Janet


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Dated 17 Dec 1942
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Obituary of  ALONZO  BROWN
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     Alonzo  M.  Brown,  73, former Rush county resident and well known and related here, succumbed at the home of a daughter,  Mrs.  Perry  Briley,  in Shelbyville at 1 am Sunday.
     After the death of his wife two years ago, Mr Brown had lived with the daughter. Before moving to Shelbyville he lived east of that city.
     Besides Mrs. Briley he leaves one son,  Norman  of Indianapolis; three sisters  Mrs.  Connie  Midkiff  and  Mrs.  Katherine  Yeager  of Shelbyville and  Mrs.  Louella  Thompson  of Colorado; and five grandchildren.
     Rites will be held at the Waldron Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m.  Tuesday with the Rev. R.O. Pearson of Rushville in charge.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Shelbyville.  Friends may call at the Briley home any time.
Contributed by Richard Weightman


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, November 10, 1941
Page 1 column 4
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HEART  ATTACK  PROVES  FATAL
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          Death came suddenly for Mrs. Ardella M. Brown at 5:45 Sunday afternoon at her home east of  Rays Crossing. She succumbed forty-five minutes after being stricken with a heart attack. She had been in her usual health previous to the attack.  Born in Rush county April 29, 1864, she was the daughter of David and Eliza (Johnson) McDuffee.  She was married first to Jacob Bird and became the mother of three children, two of whom, Mrs. Bertie McDaniel, of Liberty township, and Mrs. Wallace Theobold, of Addison township, survive. Mr. Bird died in 1899. She was then married to Elbert Marshall, one son from that marriage, Stanley Marshall, surviving. Mr. Marshall died in 1925. She was then married to Landy Brown, who died in 1937. Other survivors are six step-children, Clarence Marshall, of Blue Ridge; Mrs. Roscoe Benning, of Greensburg; A.B. Brown, of Morristown; Mrs. Lucy Talbert, Bloomington; Ralph and Wendell Brown, of Union township; one sister, Mrs. Alice Inlow, of Blue Ridge, and two brothers, William McDuffee, of Waldron, and Elmer McDuffee, of Butlerville. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Manilla Methodist church and had lived practically all of her life in Shelby county.  Funeral services will be held at the Rays Crossing Christian Union church Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. R. 0. Pearson, of Rushville, and burial will take place in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of D.E. Carmony, Manilla funeral director. Friends may call at the home after 6:00 o'clock this evening.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Obituary published 17 JUL 1940
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MRS. ANNA BROWN, 62
DIES ON WEDNESDAY
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          Mrs. Anna Brown, 62, died early Wednesday morning at her home in Liberty township, Shelby County, after a serious illness of three weeks.  Mrs Brown was the wife of  Alonzo Brown,  well known in this vicinity.  The deceased was born April 2, 1878, and was married August 26, 1900 to Mr. Brown.  Three chidren were born to the union and two survive:  Mrs  Perry  Briley of Shelbyville, and  Norman  Brown  of Indianapolis.  Five grandchildren and five sisters also survive.  Services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday at the Waldron Methodist church of which the deceased was a member.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Shelbyville, and friends may call after six o'clock this evening at the late home.  In charge of the service will be Rev. R. O. Person of Columbus assisted by the Rev. Mr Dove of Waldron.
Contributed by Richard Weightman


The  Shelbyville  Republican
17 July 1940
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DEATH  OCCURS  AT  FARM  HOME
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Mrs. Alonzo M. Brown,
of St Vincent Neighborhood, Succumbs
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          Mrs. Anna Brown, wife of Alonzo M. Brown, died at 5:30 a. m. Wednesday in her home in the St. Vincent community in Liberty township. In failing health several years, and seriously ill the past three weeks, Mrs. Brown, who was 62, succumbed to kidney complications.
          A lifelong resident of Shelby county, Mrs Brown was born April 2, 1878, the daughter of Mr.  and  Mrs.  Peter  Schwall.  On August 26, 1900, she married Alonzo M. Brown, and to their union three children were born. Surviving with Mr. Brown are one son,  Norman  Brown,  of Indianapolis, and a daughter,  Mrs.  Perry  Briley,  of Shelbyville. Another daughter,  Mrs. Esta  Wicker  died in 1932.
          Also surviving Mrs. Brown are five grandchildren and the following sisters:  Mrs. Stephen  Shim  and  Mrs. James  Ryan,  both of Richmond;  Mrs.  Mary  Lanwerlin,  of Indianapolis;  Mrs.  Katie  Collins,  of Center; and  Miss  Margaret  Schwall,  of Liberty township.
          Mrs. Brown was a member of the Waldron Methodist church and funeral services will be conducted there at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon.  Officiating will be Rev. R. O. Pearson, of Columbus, assisted by Rev. R. L. Dove.  Burial in charge of D. E. Carmony, funeral director, is to be in Forest Hill cemetery.
          Friends may call at the residence at any time.
Contributed by Richard Weightman


A  Rush  County  Newspaper
Death date,  September 28, 1937
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AGED  RESIDENT  OF
HOMER  IS  DECEASED
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          Theodore Brown, age 80 years, died at his home in Homer early Tuesday morning.  He had been seriously ill since suffering a paralytic stroke Sunday.
          The deceased was the son of  Mr. and Mrs.* A[ddison]. C[lay]. Brown and was born near Homer August 23, 1857.  He was a member of the Homer Christian church and Odd Fellows lodge of Homer.  He had resided all of his life in the Walker township town.
          Survivors include six children:  Charles Brown of Homer; Clarence Brown and  Mrs. E. J. Miller of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Will S. Tomes of Milroy;  Mrs Wayne Alter of St. Paul; and Mrs. Ralph Gosnell of Orange township; five brothers and sisters:  Alonzo Brown,  Mrs. Connie Midkiff,  Mrs. Alice Burgess, and  Mrs Kate Yeager, all of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Luella Thompson of Denver, Colo.  Fifteen grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the late residence in Homer Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will follow in the Ormes cemetery, southeast of Homer.  Services will be in charge of the Rev. George Ross, pastor of the Manilla Christian Church.
Contributed by Richard Weightman
*Mrs. Brown was Mary DUCK Linville.


A  Rush  County  Newspaper
September 9, 1935
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RESIDENT  OF  HOMER
EXPIRES  IN  SLEEP
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Frank Brown, 43, Found Dead in Bed Wednesday Morning--
Was at Work Tuesday
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FUNERAL  SERVICES  WILL
BE HELD  ON  FRIDAY
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          Frank Brown, age 43 years, a native of Rush county, expired rather suddenly at his home in Homer Wednesday morning about 5:30 o'clock.  Funeral services will be held at the late residence Friday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. Walter James of Dayton, Ohio, in charge.  Burial will be made in the Orme cemetery near Homer.  Although Mr. Brown had been in ill health for the past year, he had not been in a serious condition.  He had been working for the past two weeks and was at his usual work Tuesday.  Members of the family found him dead in bed Wednesday and Dr. L. M. Green, deputy coroner, was called.  Heart trouble was given as the cause of death. The deceased was born December 17, 1892, near Homer, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Brown.  He was a mechanical engineer by trade.  Mr. Brown was a member of the Homer Christian church and was affiliated with the Red Men lodge at home.  Besides the parents with whom he resided, he is survived by two brothers:  Charles M. Brown  of near Homer and  Clarence L. Brown  of Indianapolis; and four sisters -  Mrs William Tomes  of Milroy,  Mrs E. I. Miller  of Indianapolis,  Mrs Ralph Gosnell  of near Gowdy, and  Mrs Wayne Alter  of St Paul.
[Son of Theodore and Laura B. Heaton.]
Contributed by Richard Weightman



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday July 13, 1935
Page 5 column 1
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W. E. BROWN PASSES AWAY
Well Known Business Man Dies After Long Illness
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          Walter E. Brown, seventy-two years old, well known local business man, died at 7:10 o’clock Friday night at his home, 148 West Mechanic street, following a long illness of a complication of diseases.
          The deceased who was the last of the Brown family, was born in Shelbyville, June 19, 1863, being the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Wingate Brown.  He was married to Miss Emma Niebel on December 2, 1900.  Mrs. Brown survives.
          Mr. Brown, who had been a life-long resident of this city, was a tinner, sheet metal worker and furnace dealer. He was a member of the First M.E. church, the Odd Fellows lodge and had taken the degrees in Masonry, including York and Scottish Rites.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 2:30 o’clock on Monday afternoon with Dr. L. T. Freeland, pastor of the First M.E. church, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kerry Smyth


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, July 2, 1934
Page 1 column 5
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JAMES  M. BROWN  DIES  SUDDENLY
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Shelbyville Man Found Dead In Bed Sunday Morning,
Heart Trouble Cause
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TWO  SONS,  DAUGHTER  SURVIVE
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          James Murdoch Brown, 59 years old, was found dead in bed in his home, 720 Elm street, Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.  Coroner Thomas Cartmel stated that death had occurred eight or nine hours previous to the finding of the body.  Heart trouble was the cause of death.  Mr. Brown had been in good health, having worked all day Saturday.  The body was moved to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Andrew Lee, one and a half mile north of Shelbyville on State Road 29.  Mr. Brown was born in Harrison, Ohio on January 14, 1875 and was the son of the Rev. James L. and Dorothy  Linville  Brown. In September, 1899, he was united in marriage with Miss Mina Logan, who passed away January 25, 1930. Survivors are two sons, Harold  and  Willis Brown of Shelbyville, the daughter, Mrs. Lee, one brother, the  Rev. Charles Brown of Connersville, and one sister,  Mrs. Elbert Linville of Chesterfield.  The funeral services will be conducted from the Little Blue River Baptist church in Union township, on Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, with the Rev. H. H. Hobbs, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be made it the Bennett cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, January 25, 1930
Page 8  column 1
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HEART  TROUBLE  CAUSES  DEATH
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Mrs. Mina Brown, 50 Years Of Age,
Passes Away In Major Hospital
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HAD  BEEN  ILL  FIVE  WEEKS
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          Organic heart trouble with which she had been ill for the last five weeks caused the death at midnight last night of Mrs. Mina Brown, 50 years old, wife of  [James]  Murdock Brown, at the Major hospital, where she had been taken a week ago from her home on Miller street.  Mrs. Brown was born in Blooming Grove, Franklin county, December 24, 1879, the daughter of  John  and  Mary Logan.  Her marriage to Mr. Brown took place in the fall of 1898.  Three children born to them,  Mrs. Wilma Lee, of 683 West Franklin street, this city,  Harold Brown and  Willis Brown  at home, survives, besides the husband.  The deceased was a member of the Methodist church in Blooming Grove.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Little Blue River Baptist Church and burial will be in the Bennett cemetery in Union township, Carmony Brothers of Manilla in charge.  The body was taken to the home of the daughter on West Franklin street today after being prepared for burial.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, January 14, 1930
Page 1 column 6
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DEATH  OCCURS  IN  LOS  ANGELES
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Merritt Brown, Age 75 Years,
Formerly Of This City Died Monday Night
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LEAVES  WIDOW,  2  CHILDREN
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          Word has been received bv relatives here of the death of  Merritt  Brown,  formerly of this city, which occurred Monday night at 11:45 o'clock at his home in Los Angeles, California.  Mr. Brown had been in ill health for some time.  He was born in Switzerland county, Indiana, and was about 75 years of age.  He had lived in Shelbyville for a number of years, moving to Los Angeles eight years ago.  Mr. Brown was connected with the Richards and Lawson elevator during his residence here.  He leaves the widow, one son,  Floyd  Merritt,  and one daughter,  Mrs.  Louis  York,  all of Los Angeles, and a number of relatives in Shelbyville and Shelby county.  Ruben Brown, of this city, is a nephew.  Funeral services will be held in Los Angeles.
Submitted by Barb Huff


A  Rush  County  Newspaper
March, 1925
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EVERETT  BROWN  DIES
AFTER  2  WEEKS  ILLNESS
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Walker Township Man, Ill For Two
Weeks, Death Taking Place at
Parents' Home
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FUNERAL  TO  BE  AT  HOMER
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          Everett Brown, age 41 years, a farmer of Walker township, died Sunday night at eleven o'clock, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Brown, a half mile north of Homer, death resulting from a two weeks illness with kidney complications.
          Besides the parents, the deceased is survived by three brothers and four sisters, who are Charley Brown of near Homer;  Clarence Brown  of Shelbyville; and  Frank Brown,  who lives at home; and  Mrs. Mary Tomes  of Moscow;  Mrs. Florence Miller  of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Ida Gosnell  of near Homer; and Mrs. Hazel Alter of St Paul.  The deceased also is survived by eleven nephews and three nieces.
          The deceased was a member of the Christian church at Homer, and funeral services will be held at that church Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. Mr. Morgan.  Interment will be held in the Ormes cemetery, near Homer.
Note:  Son of  Theodore Brown  and  Laura A. Heaton,  died 21 Mar 1925 in Rush County, Indiana.
Contributed by Richard Weightman


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, September 12, 1924
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YOUNG  WOMAN  DIED
AT  PARENTS  HOME
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Mrs. Mary Emily Brown Suc-
cumbed Thursday Night to
Complication of Diseases
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          Mrs. Mary Emily Brown,  wife of  David Marion Brown,  passed away at 7:00 o'clock Thursday evening at the home of her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis,  of Washington township, of a complicaiton of diseases from which she had suffered for several days.  The young woman had hundreds of friends in the community who will be shocked by her untimely death.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Smithland Baptist church, with the Rev. B. F. Ingram, pastor of the church, officiating.  Burial will be made in the family lot at Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of H. A. Hageman, of the Morris H. Sleeth undertaking establishment.
          Mrs. Brown, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis, was born in Shelby county, in the year 1900, and at the time of death was twenty-four years, seven months and thirteen days old.  A short time ago, she was united in marriage to Mr. Brown and their happy married career was broken only by her death.  Besides the parents and husband, she leaves two brothers,  Howard T. Lewis,  of this city, and  Morris V. Lewis,  at home and one sister,  Miss Anna E. Lewis,  at home.
          She had been a member of the Smithland Baptist church since childhood and her death is sincerely mourned by members of that organization.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, April 22, 1924
Page 1 column 2
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MINISTER  DIED  EARLY  TUESDAY
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Rev. James L. Brown Had Been
Engaged In Ministry Thirty-Three Years
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HOLD  FUNERAL  THURSDAY
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          The  Rev. James L. Brown,  age seventy-two, pastor of the Main Street Methodist Episcopal church in this city, and for thirty-three years engaged in the ministry, died Tuesday morning at one-thirty o'clock at the parsonage of the Main Street Church, No. 410 Mary street.  His death was caused by uremic poisoning, and followed an illness which extended over a period of three months.  The Rev. Brown had lived a number of years in Shelby county, and as a boy had been a resident of  Union township.  He was widely known through the county.  In 1880 he was elected sheriff of Shelby county, and served one term of two years in that office.  He was elected on the Democratic ticket.  He was the son of  Mr. and  Mrs.  John  H[errin and Sara J. Ellis] Brown,  and was born December 21, 1851, in Hamilton County, Ohio, near Harrison.  When fifteen years old he came with his father to Union township, Shelby county.  He attended the school in Union township which was known as District No. 7, and later entered the Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio.  For seventeen years he had been a school teacher in Ohio and Indiana.  During the time he was teaching he was married to  Miss Dorothy Linville,  of Shelby county.  Mrs. Brown died about two years ago.  The Rev. Brown entered the ministry in 1890, following his conversion, and he was licensed to preach by the Manilla quarterly conference of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1891.  His first assignment was to assist the  Rev. Thomas Ayers  in meetings at Waldron, Geneva, Winchester, Manilla and Arlington.  Later he preached at Milroy, and then was given his first charge at Clarksburg, Decatur county.  Pastorates which he held were at Manilla, Milroy, Clarksburg, Metamora, Laurel, Falmouth, St. Paul and Shelbyville.  He also served the Winchester church, south of Shelbyville.
          He is survived by one daughter,  Mrs. Effie Linville,  of Chesterfield, Indiana; two sons, J. Murdock Brown, of Union township, and the  Rev. Charles C. Brown,  of Laurel; and one sister,  Mrs. Fannie Walker,  of Shelbyville.
          Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at nine o'clock at the Main street church.  The following Methodist ministers will have a part in the service:  Rev. E. H. Boldrey,  Rev. L. C. Murr,  Rev. W. E. Burkher  and the  Rev. R.O. Pearson.  The body will be taken to Manilla where services will be held at eleven o'clock, the  Rev. J. T. Scull,  of near Milroy, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Bennett cemetery, in Union township, Carmony Brothers in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff and Richard Weightman


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
25 March 1924
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CIVIL  WAR  VETERAN
PASSED  AWAY  MONDAY
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JOHN  L.  BROWN  DIED
AT  GWYNNEVILLE  HOME--
FUNERAL  WEDNESDAY  MORNING
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          John L. Brown, aged veteran of the Civil war and practically all his life a resident of Union township, died at his home in Gwynneville Monday evening. Death was caused by heart trouble, Mr. Brown passing away at 8:00 pm.
          Funeral services will be held at the Gwynneville Christian church at 10:00 am Wednesday with the Rev. Mr Hawthorne officiating. Burial will be made in the Asbury cemetery in charge of Carmony Bros undertakers.
          Mr. Brown was born in Union township and many residents of that township who knew him will be shocked to learn of his passing. At the time of his death, he was eighty-two years, seven months, and nineteen days old.  Mr. Brown had been seriously ill only two weeks.
          At the outbreak of the Civil war Mr. Brown immediately responded to the call for men, enlisting in Co I, 48th Regt, Vol. While in the service of his country he made a splendid record.
          Mr Brown leaves the widow, two sons, Orley, of near this city, and Fred, of Gwynneville; one daughter, Mrs. Murlie Sumpter, of Gwynneville; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
[John was a son of William Brown and Delilah Rittenhouse. He was born 15 Aug 1841 and died 24 March 1924. RW]
Contributed by Richard Weightman


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 5, 1923
Page 1 column 5
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CHARLES  BROWN  DIED  SATURDAY
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Resident Of Union Township Passed Away
After An Illness Of Length
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  TUESDAY
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          Charles S. Brown, age sixty-four years, well known farmer of the county, died Saturday night at ten-ten o'clock, at his home in Union township. His death was caused by a complication of diseases. Mr. Brown had been in ill health for four or five years, and for the last five months had been confined to his home. He was a son of Mr. & Mrs. J.H. Brown, and was born in Hamilton county, Ohio.  He came to Shelby county with his parents, when a youth, and had since lived here. He was married in 1880 to Miss Lilly Carter.  She died in 1892.  Four children were born to them, two surviving.  On December 6, 1894, Mr. Brown was married to Alma Fisher. Five children were born to them, four surviving. Mr. Brown was a member of the M. E. church. He leaves his widow; three sons,  Harry, Ray and Jefferson Brown, all of Shelby county; three daughters, Mrs. Esther Goddard, of Manilla, Mrs. Helen Heaton, of Terre Haute, and Miss Justine Brown, at home; one brother, the Rev. James L. Brown, of Clarksburg, Indiana; and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie  Walker,  and Mrs. Kate Linville, both of Shelbyville. Eight grandchildren survive. Funeral services will be held at the Little Blue River Baptist church Tuesday morning at ten-thirty o'clock, the Rev. John Scull officiating.  Burial will be made in the Bennett cemetery, R. T.Stewart in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


IN  MEMORIUM
CHARLES  S. BROWN
1858-1923
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When we behold
God walking through our household fold
And choosing there one of his own dear sheep,
Whom we would keep,
How can oureyes forbear to weep.

Where God doth ask,
Is it to give so hard a task?
That with so much ado and weeping,
We yield to His eternal Keeping?
Where he hath sown, can we forbid the reaping?

Take, then, the best
Fold them as lambs within Thy breast,
And with Thy Holy Spirit's dew,
So, blessed Lord, our hearts renew,
That we some day be folded with Thee, too.
       Charles S.  Brown, son of  John  H. and  Sarah (Ellis) Brown, was born July 27, 1858, near Harrison, Ohio, and died March 3, 1923, age 64 years, 7 months, and 4 days. He came to this State when he was eight years of age.  He was united in marriage to  Lillie  May  Carter,  Oct. 6, 1880.  She died in July 20, 1893.  To this union were born four children: one died in infancy; Mrs Fannie Dell Talbert died at the age of twenty years, and Harry and Roy survive. December 6, 1894, he was married to Elma L. Fisher, who survives. To this union five children were born-- Doris, who died in infancy;  Mrs. Esther Goddard, of Manilla;  Mrs. Helen Heaton, of Terre Haute;  Florence  Justine  and  Jefferson  at home.
       There are eight little grandchildren to miss him-- Charles N., Rebecca,  Glenn,  Marjorie  and  Katherine Brown, and Glorine, Gene and Melvin Junior Goddard, who will often call for Grandpa Charley.  He leaves one brother and two sisters to mourn his love:  Rev. James L. Brown of Clarksburg;  Mrs.  Fannie  Walker  and  Mrs.  Kate  Linville,  both of Shelbyville.  Besides his own immediate family, he will be missed by a host of friends and neighbors.  He was a member of the Manilla M. E. Church.
What could our love have done?
We tried to hold him fast,
Cried, cried to the tender hand
That we might understand
The right way, day by day--
That he might stay.

What could our love have tried?
What secret, mystified,
Could we have found for his dear sake?
Heart break;
Light dies; Life's tenderest breath
Grows cold upon his lips, but death
Chose him for Love's sake;
Not by mistake.

Perhaps if we could see
Where he dreams now of you and me,
Look once upon his face,
We might be glad such grace
Was shown our Glorified, --
Be satisfied!
Poems writen for Charles S. Brown by Lon Rice, Indiana poet, living inUnion Township, Shelby Co.
Contributed by Richard Weightman


Unidentified  Shelby  County  Newspaper
March 1923
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COUNTY  MOURNS  DEATH
OF  CHARLES  S. BROWN
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WELL  KNOWN  FARMER
PASSED  AWAY  SATURDAY  NIGHT
AT  HOME  IN  UNION  TWP.
----------           The entire county mourns the death of Charles S. Brown, prominent resident of Union township, which occurred at his home, Saturday night about 10:10 o'clock, as a result of a complication of diseases. Funeral services will be held at the Little Blue River Baptist church, Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, the Rev. Mr Scull Officiating.  Burial will be made in the Bennett Cemetery, in charge of R.T. Stewart, funeral director.
          Mr. Brown was perhaps one of the most widely known farmers of the county, and for the past many years had been recognized as a leader in agricultural affairs of Shelby and adjoining counties.  He was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, in July, sixty-four years ago.  When a young man, he moved to this county and for the past many years had resided on the farm in Union township, where he died.  He was united in a first marriage with  Miss  Lillie  Carter,  who passed away in July 1892.  To this union four children were born, one of whom died in infancy, and a daughter, Fannie, who passed away at the age of 20.  Harry and  Ray  Brown,  by this marriage, survive.
          He was later united in marriage with  Miss  Alma  Fisher  on Dec 6, 1894, and to this union five children were born, one dying in infancy.  Surviving are  Mrs.  Esther  Goddard,  of Manilla;  Mrs.  Helen  Heaton,  of Terre Haute;  Miss  Justine,  and  Jefferson,  both at home. He also leaves one brother,  James  L.  Brown,  of Clarksburg, and eight grand- children.
          He was a member of the Methodist church and was known by hundreds of residents of the county to be a straightforward man of finest character.  His death will be sincerely mourned by his many friends and is keenly felt by practically every resident of the city of Shelbyville.
Contributed by Richard Weightman
Richard's note:  Obituary of Charles S. Brown.  Born 27 Jul 1858.  Married 1st 6 OCT 1880 to Lillian May Carter.  Married 2nd 6 Dec 1894 to Elma Lettie Fisher. Died 3 Mar 1923 At Shelby Co, IN.)


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, August 31, 1922
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BROWN FUNERAL TODAY.
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           Funeral services for Emerson Brown who lost his life in an automobile accident last Sunday near Madison were held this afternoon at two thirty o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. C. O. Klingman, 526 West Hendricks street, the Rev. E. H. Boldrey, officiating. Interment was made in the Forest Hill cemetery, C. F. Fix and Son in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, November 16, 1921
Page 1, column 5
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WIFE  OF  PASTOR  CALLED  BY  DEATH
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Mrs. James L. Brown Died Wednesday Morning
At Their Home In Union Township
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  FRIDAY
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          Mrs. James L. Brown, age seventy years, wife of the Rev. James L. Brown, Methodist Episcopal minister, died at their home in Union township, two miles north of Rays Crossing, Wednesday morning at nine-thirty o'clock. Her death followed an illness caused by malaria fever and a complication of diseases. Mrs. Brown was a native of Shelby county. She was the daughter of  Elijah Linville. Mr. and Mrs. Brown had been married many years ago, and had lived in Shelby county all of their lives. The Rev. Brown had preached at several charges in the county.  Mrs. Brown was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Manilla. She leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Effie Linville, of near Anderson, two sons, Murdock Brown, of Union township, and the Rev. C.C. Brown of Brownsville, Indiana; and one brother Phuel Linville, of Union township. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at ten o'clock, the Rev. M.E. Abele, pastor of the M. E. Church at Manilla, officiating. Burial will be made in the Bennett cemetery, Carmony Brothers in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, March 12, 1920
Page 1 column 2
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ADDISON  C. BROWN  DIED  EARLY  TODAY
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Well Known Resident Of County Passed Away
At Homes South Of Shelbyville
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FUNERAL  SERVICES  MONDAY
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          Addison Clay Brown, aged 87 years, one of the most prominent farmers of this county, died at 3 o'clock this morning at his home two miles south of Shelbyville of complications incidental to old age.  The deceased has been in failing health for the past two years but did not take bedfast until two weeks ago. Mr. Brown was born April 15, 1832, the son of  J.D. and  Mary  Brown, and he was the last of the children. On September 18, 1856, he was united in marriage with Mary Linville. This union was blessed with nine children, seven survive with the widow. They are Theodore Brown, of Hope;  Mrs.  H.G.  Sampson, of Rush county; Len Brown, of St. Vincent; Mrs. A.L. Yeager, of this city, and Miss Connie Brown, at home.  Deceased was a member of the First Baptist church of this city and was always active in the work of the church.  He was a man of sterling qualities and leaves a host of friends to mourn his death.  The funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:30, Rev. H.N. Spear officiating.  Burial will be made in the Bennett cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards.  The services will be private.  Omit flowers.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, December 26, 1918
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IN  MEMORIAM.
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          Mrs. Leona Brown,  daughter of  Greenberry F. and  Margaret Burgess,  was born November 1, 1885.  She was married to  Albert Brown  August 7, 1902.  To this union were born three children,  Burgess,  Ruth  and  Margaret.  Leona was a kind and affectionate mother and a devoted wife, always striving to add sunshine and cheer to her home.  She was thuroly devoted to her family, but always nourished a kind and loving disposition for her friends.
          At the age of eleven years she united with the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, where she held her membership until called home to be with her Master and loved ones who have gone on before.
          She passed along life's pathway bearing the trials and tribulations of life without a murmur of discontent.  When upon her bed of affliction, she execmplified her love for Jesus and the reality of the eternal heavenly home.  She called the family and loved ones to her bed and asked if all was done that could be done to spare her life for her little family.  She then talked to them of heaven and how bright her pathway seemed and of all the glories that awaited her coming.  She bade them all good-bye and her soul took its flight to heaven to be with Jesus.
          She departed this life December 18, 1918.  She leaves besides her husband and three children, her mother, one sister,  Mrs. Lean [Lena] Midkiff;  two brothers,  Will and Roy Burgess;  three half-sisters,  Mrs. Maggie Thompson,  Mrs. Sallie Estes  and  Mrs. Nan Fagel,  and one half-brothers,  James Burgess,  and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 19, 1918
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DIED  OF  SPANISH  FLU
AT  INDIANAPOLIS
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Mrs. Leona Brown Succumbs
To Epidemic Friday Eve-
ning --- Burial Here.
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(From Saturday's Daily.)
          After an illness of short duration with Spanish influenza,  Mrs. Leona Brown  died at her home in Indianapolis yesterday evening.  She had always been a resident of this community until about six months ago when she removed her home to Indianapolis.  Her mother,  Mrs. Green Burgess,  resides east of this city.
          Besides her hsuband, she leaves three children,  Burgess,  Margaret  and  Ruth.  There are also three brothers,  James,  Roy  and  William Burgess;  one sister,  Mrs. Lena Midkiff;  three half-sisters,  Mrs. Sarah Bates,  east of this city;  Mrs. Margaret Thompson,  of Boone county, and  Mrs. John Fagel,  east of this city.  She leaves many friends here to mourn her death, as she was born and raised near Shelbyville.  She was about thirty-three years of age.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced later when the body arrives at the home of her mother.
          Stewart & Fix are the undertakers in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday November 13, 1918
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MRS.  SUSAN  BROWN
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Aged Woman Died at Home Near
Morristown Wednesday Night
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           Mrs. Susan Brown, widow of the late Walter Brown, died Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. O. [Alma] Olinger, who lives north of Morristown.  Mrs. Brown was 72 years old.  She had lived in that vicinity the greater part of her life.  She had but one other child, John Brown, who had been employed in Toledo, he not being married.  Mrs. Brown was a member of the M.E. church in Morristown.  She was held in high esteem in and out of the church.  The funeral will be conducted Friday morning at 10 o’clock at the home of the daughter, the Rev. G. B. Walls, of Indianapolis officiating.  The interment will be at Asbury cemetery in charge of C. A. Lewis of Morristown.
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Shelby County Marriages
Susan Keaton & Walter Brown
April 21, 1869 
Book 9 page 245
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sherri Fabert


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, June 27, 1918
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MRS.  LANDY  BROWN
DIED  EARLY
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One of Union Townships No-
blest Women Answered Call
-- Was Ill But One Week --
Funeral Sunday.
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          The entire Rays Crossing community has been saddened by the death of  Mrs. Landy Brown  which occurred at 4:00 a.m., at her home 2-1/2 miles north of that place.  Mrs. Brown was taken violently ill just a week ago.  Since that time she has suffered intensely and everything that medical skill could do was done for her.  In a last effort to save her life Mrs. Brown was operated upon at her home in Union township Wednesday by Dr. Sexton  of Rushville, assisted by  Dr. Green,  of that place, and  Drs. Keeney and  Ray  of this city.  The effort proved futile and Mrs. Brown's life was surrendered to its Maker.  Her going is a sad shock to all her relatives and to her friends who she numbered by the scores.
          Mary L. Brown  was the daughter of  John and  Sarah (Ellis) Brown.  She was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, on January 12, 1864.  She came to this county with her parents, April 19, 1867.  In early life she confessed Christ and became a member of the Pleasant Hill M. E. church.
          She was married to Mr. Brown on September 22, 1880 and later joined the Christian Union church at Rays Crossing with her husband.  Four children were born to this union all of whom are living.  They are  Albert B.,  Ralph H.  and  Wendell P.,  all of Union township, and  Lucy T.,  wife of  Earl Talbert  of Hanover township.  Eight grandchildren also survive.
          The death of  Mrs. Brown removes from the county a member of one of the finest families and one of the moblest women known.  Mrs. Brown merited the love of all who knew her.
          Her funeral will be conducted at 10 o'clock on Sunday morning at the church to which she belonged.  The Rev. P. O. Ortt will officiate and interment will be made in the Bennett cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix of this city.
          Short services will be held at the home at nine a.m., preceding the services announced.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday March 11, 1918
Page 1 column 4
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PROMINENT  CITIZEN  VICTIM  PNEUMONIA
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Edward J. Brown Seized With Disease Tuesday Night
Died Sunday Night
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Born And Reared In This City
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          Last Tuesday morning, Edward J. Brown, the florist who lived in east Taylor street, was up town in the midst of his friends apparently in the vigor of strong manhood. In the afternoon he went to the Big Six barber shop, which was his custom, where he played the boys several games of checkers.  His rare good humor was proverbial.  He enjoyed company as but few men enjoyed their friends.  At 8:30 o’clock that night he was suddenly taken ill.  Pneumonia developed rapidly and by morning he was dangerously ill.  Until Monday afternoon he was apparently holding his own, but later his heart weakened and death followed.
          Until 20 years ago he was engaged in the floral business. Mr. Brown was actively engaged with Charles E. Karmire in the implement business.  Before this he learned the trade of carpenter with his uncle, the late E. B. Wingate, and worked with Mr. Wingate several years.  At the close of the war of 1861 his father, Isaac T. Brown, had a grocery store on the northwest side of the public square and there as a small boy Ed clerked.  It was then his acquaintance in the country began.  He was a natural salesman and with Mr. Karmire did the largest business in farming implements ever conducted in Shelbyville.
          Mr. Brown was the son of  Isaac T. and Elizabeth Brown.  He was born in this city February 5, 1855.  His only brother is  Walter E. Brown and his only sister is  Mrs. John Weakley.  He was a cousin of the  Misses Wingate  of north Harrison street and  Mr. Will Worden.  He was the brother-in-law of  C. E. Karmire and the uncle of  Earl,  Harry,  Will  and  Charles Karmire.  When a young man Mr. Brown joined the Baptist church.  When he was of age he became a member of the Odd Fellow’s lodge and for years was one of the most active members of that organization.  He had fast friends throughout the county who will regret the sad news of his death.  On the morning of the day he was taken sick he had a conversation concerning the days when with Mr. Karmire each season a great parade was given in this city of the implements sold early in the spring.  His eyes kindled with enthusiasm as the stories recalled and gone over.  He was the embodiment of honesty and good citizenship.  On May 14, 1890 Mr. Brown was married to Miss Mattie Higgins, of this city, who survives him.  There were no children.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kerry Smyth


The  Indianapolis  Star
April 4, 1915
Page 10   Column 2
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         SHELBYVILLE -- Mrs. Robert Brown, 55, is dead in Union Township.  Her husband, mother, son and daughter and three brothers survive.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday February 13, 1912
Page 4 column 2
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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            The funeral services of the late Walter Brown, who died Saturday night, were held this afternoon at Morristown.  Deceased was sixty-six years of age at the time of his death and he expired while seated in a chair at his home.  Heart trouble was the cause.
[Buried Asbury Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sherri Fabert


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, January 5, 1912
Page 2 column 2
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AGED  RESIDENT  PASSES  AWAY
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John H. Brown, Of Union Township, Goes To His Reward
Was One Of Shelby County's Best Citizens
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          John H. Brown, a resident of Union township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.  James  Walker, at 5:45 a.m., January 5th. He has been a resident of Shelby county since 1866, removing to this state from Hamilton county, Ohio. He was born on March 13th, 1829, and was married to  Sarah J. Ellis, of Harrison, Ohio, on the 20th of February, 1851.  To them were born six children. The living are J.L. Brown, Kate Linville, Fannie Walker, C.S. Brown and  Mollie Brown, all of Shelby county. Mrs. Lucy Cotton, the other child, died in 1883. In politics he was a Prohibitionist and he was a member of the M.E. church at Manilla. His companion died in July, 1904. Since that time he has been lonesome, but did the best to be at home with his children, but because of his affliction he longed for his home in heaven. The remains will be interred at the Bennett cemetery after the funeral services at Little Blue River Baptist church on Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. J. T. Scull, Sr.,
having charge. Hageman & Hawkins, funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff and Richard Weightman


Shelby County, Indiana, newspaper
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JOHN  H. BROWN  DIED  FRIDAY,
Jan 5, 1912
Passed away at Home of Daughter, Mrs James H. Walker
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          Death was due to Complication of Diseases and was not unexpected as health had been failing him for the past several months.  John  H.  Brown, aged eighty-three years, died at five-forty-five o'clock Friday morning at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. James H. Walker, north of this city.  Mr. Brown was born in Harrison county, Ohio, March 13, 1829.  In 1851 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah J. Ellis, who came with him to this county in 1866.  He was a remarkably strong and energetic man and he built up a fortune, owning land interests in Union township   In politics he was a prohibitionist and his entire life was spent toward furthering the interests of his belief.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, being affilitated with the church in Manilla   Mrs. Brown passed away in 1904 and since that time Mr Brown had resided with his children. He tried to be content with his home life but could not and often said that he longed for the time when he would be called to meet his God.  He is survived by five children who are  James  L. Brown,  Mrs. Kate  Linville,  Mrs. Fannie Walker,  Mrs. Charles  S. Brown, and  Mrs Mollie  Brown, all of this county.
Contributed by Richard Weightman



The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday April 17, 1911
Page 1 column 3
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WILLIAM  WESLEY  BROWN,  OLDEST
NATIVE-BORN  RESIDENT  OF  COUNTY,
DEAD  AT  HIS  HOME  IN
UNION  TOWNSHIP
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(PICTURE)
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            After having lived for more than eighty-three years in the same township and county where he was born, and within a mile of the scene of his birth, William Wesley Brown,  of Union township, Shelby County’s oldest native-born resident, passed away Sunday morning, just as the angels were preparing once more to herald the glad tidings that “He is risen.”  Death was caused by an attack of dropsy with attendant complications.  Death occurred at the home of his son,  Frank P. Brown,  at the Brown homestead, about one and one-half miles north of Rays Crossing.
            Mr. Brown was born December 17, 1827.  The county was then in a primitive state, as it had been carved into a political division less than five years before by the state legislature of Indiana.  The land was covered with thick forests, while the site that is now occupied by the city of Shelbyville was a dismal swamp, and for a goodly portion of each year, was entirely under water.  Mr. Brown first saw the light of day in a little log cabin at the “Old Bob Brown ford,”  on Little Blue river in Union township.  His parents,  Robert  and  Catherine (Cotton) Brown  were natives of South Carolina, but had lived in Ohio previous to moving to Shelby county in 1824.  Mr. Brown was the youngest of a family of eight children.
            On October 30, 1949, he was married to  Miss Mary Linville, daughter of  Moses Linville, one of Shelby county’s pioneers.  After a happy and ideal married life of nearly fifty-one years, Mrs. Brown passed away on August 19, 1900.  To this union five children were born, four of whom survive.  William Brown, of Milroy;  Franklin P. Brown  and  David E. Brown  and  Mrs. John Linville, all of whom live in Union township.  The deceased was the grandfather of Trustee Scott Brown, of Union township.
            In the death of Mr. Brown, Shelby county has lost one of her most prominent and highly respected citizens.  He always took an active part in community affairs.  He assisted very materially in building the first house of worship used by the congregation of the Little Blue River Baptist church and he was the oldest member of this church.  The funeral services will be held at ten thirty o’clock Tuesday morning in the Little Blue River Baptist church, Rev. J. B. Morgan and Rev. James L. Brown officiating.  Interment will take place in the Bennett cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 23, 1906
Page 1, Column 4
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DIED  IN  CHICAGO  HOSPITAL
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          Cecelia Alice Brown, aged twenty years, five months and two days, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brown, who reside two and one-half miles southwest of Waldron, died at the hospital in Chicago Tuesday morning, August 21, at 10 o'clock.  The remains will arrive here Thursday morning and will be taken to the undertaking rooms of Oscar Hand & Son.  Funeral services will be held at the Valley church Friday morning, August 24, at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Hawkins officiating.  Interment in the Ogden cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


Shelby County, Indiana, newspaper
date of death, November 3, 1903
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          Claude Brown, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Brown, and a most exemplary young man, died of typhoid fever at the home of his parents on the George W. Thomas farm, near Homer, Tuesday morning after a five week's illness. The funeral service was conducted at the home Wednesday at 1 p.m., by Rev W. W. Sniff, of this city. Burial in the Ormes cemetery.
Contributed by Richard Weightman


Harrison  News
Harrison, Hamilton Co, Ohio
Jun 29,1899
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          Sarah Herron Brown - died Jun 1899.   Born N.J. 31 Aug 1807.  Moved with parents to Butler Co, Ohio and then to Hickory Flats, near Harrison, OH in 1818.  Married John Brown 2 Dec 1824.  Seven children.  Member of Presbyterian Church.  He died Aug 30, 1874.  She lived with a son and died when almost 92 years old.  She was a sister of  Elizabeth  Phares,  Hannah  Arnold  and  Susan  Penny.  [Abstracted]
Contributed by Richard Weightman


 
The Shelby Republican
Friday December 24, 1897
Page 1 column 1
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CALLED HOME
After a Long Illness Mrs. Elizabeth Brown Passes to Her Reward
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          Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, one of the best known women in this city or county died at her home on East Mechanic street, this city, Thursday at seven o’clock.  For the past eighteen months Mrs. Brown has been ill and for eight months she has been almost constantly confined to her bed.
          Elizabeth T. Wingate was born in Owen county, Kentucky, June 3, 1821, and came to Shelby county, Indiana with her parents, Smith and Catherine Wingate, November 29, 1824.  When they arrived here every place was covered with water.  The first few days they spent at "Uncle" Johnny Young’s just east of town.  She united with the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church in June, 1841, and was a faithful Baptist all her life.  She is the last one of the charter members of the present First Baptist church, of this city.  She was united in marriage to Jacob Brown March 16, 1842.  To that union two children were born,  Mrs. Fanny Karmire  and a son,  Charles.  Mr. Brown died August 12, 1851.  April 27, 1855, she was united in marriage to  Isaac T. Brown.  To this union three children were born,  Edward J.,  Walter E. and  Mrs. John [Anna M.] Weakley.  Isaac T. Brown died March 20, 1893.  Since his death she has lived with her son, Walter.  She was a member of the First Rebekah Lodge of this city and filled all the official positions in that order.
          The surviving members of her father’s family are  E. B.  and  John J. Wingate, of Danville, and  Mrs. Rebecca Worden, of this place.  The funeral will be held at her late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
[Buried City Cemetery.]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kerry Smyth


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 23, 1893
Page 2 column 7
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ISAAC T. BROWN
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His Death Occurred Monday Evening at Five O’Clock
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          Isaac T. Brown died at the residence of C. E. Karmire, 31 East Hendricks street, at 5 o’clock Monday, March 20, aged 66 years. Funeral from the residence of C. E. Karmire Wednesday March 22, at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. John Reece.
          Mr. Brown had been sick several weeks. He was during life, a quiet unassuming man, and highly respected by all who knew him.
          He was born near Cincinnati, Ohio about sixty-five years ago and came to this county in 1854. He was at one time one of the leading grocers of Shelbyville, and of late years has been engaged in the agricultural implement and hardware business. He was prominent among the Odd Fellows and a member of the Baptist Church. He leaves a wife and three children. Mrs. Edward I. Brown, Mrs. John Weakley and Mr. Walter Brown, all of this city.
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City Cemetery
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Isaac T. Brown
May 18, 1825 – March 20, 1893
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kerry Smyth


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 9, 1891
Page 3 column 2
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          Minnie, wife of  John H. Brown, died at their home in Liberty township, at 5 o'clock, Friday morning of consumption, age 23 years.  She was buried at the Vienna Cemetery.  Services at the church by the Rev. Winchester. D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
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Shelby County Marriages
John H. Brown  Minnie Hewitt
August 17, 1889
Book 13 page 455
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
October 9, 1890
Page 3, column 1
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          John Brown, age seventeen years, son of ex-Sheriff James L. Brown, died at his father's residence Wednesday morning of typhoid fever.  Funeral at Little Blue River Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  The remains were buried at the Bennett Cemetery. Mr. Brown and family are almost wild with grief over the loss of their son.  Their many friends unite with us in expressions of deepest sympathy.  J. R. Vancleave, funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Weekly,  January 24, 1889
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          Wm. Perry Brown  formerly of this county died in December at his home in Washington Territory.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The Chehalis Bee Nugget
Centralia, Washington
dated 11 Jan 1889
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          On Saturday evening, Mr. Brown, a man who has but lately arrived here with his family, and who has been sick almost since he came, died with chills and fever and was interred in the burying ground Monday morning.  He leaves a wife and three small children.
[William Perry Brown  was the youngest son of  William Brown and Delilah Rittenhouse.  He was born 19 Aug 1952 at Shelby Co, IN and married 4 April 1875 at Shelby Co, to Charity E. Crim.
Submitted by Richard Weightman


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Tuesday, January 6, 1885
Page 1
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          ---Josie Brown,  youngest daughter of  James M. Brown,  formerly of this place, died at his residence in Smithfield, Missouri, last week.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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