Indiana Historical Society
Microfilm Reel no. 291007
Jan 1905-Dec 1907
Boone County Indiana
Friday, December 21, 1907 page 1
Surname: BROWN, CANINE, LINN, McCAW, REED and ROUTH
DEATH OF A PIONEER
W.H. Brown Succumbs to an Attack of Typhoid Fever
William Hughes BROWN, was born in Rush County, Ind., Nov. 8th, 1830, and departed this life Dec. 16, 1906, aged 70 years, 1 month and 8 days. His father moved to Boone Co. Indiana when he was about 7 years of age. He has resided in Boone and Montgomery counties ever since except about 2 years he spent in Illinois, and a short time in Rush county.
He was married to Nancy Jane ROUTH, May 8th, 1853. To this union were born nine children, five boys and four girls. One boy, Charlie Kimble, preceded him to the better land, June 14th 1888, when only 17 years of age. His wife preceded him Dec. 30, 1873. He was married to Priscilla A. CANINE, April 13, 1877. To this union were born six children, five girls and one boy. One girl Stella Ethel went on before, Nov. 23, 1906, just 8 weeks and 2 days before her father.
All children live in Montgomery county except three, Eliza E. Reed, Lizton, Ind., and Esta L.Linn, Joliet, Ill., and Bertha A. McCaw, Muncie, Ind. He was a hard working man, a good financier and a kind and obligated neighbor. He started in life a poor boy with no money only as he made it himself. But by diligence and persevering he became one amongst the prosperous farmers of our country.
He united with the Christian church at Ladoga in 1854, then moved his membership to Fountain Church till the church was build at New Ross when he moved his membership there, to which he remained a faithful and consistant (sic) member to his death. He was always ready to help his country, church or neighbor in any worthy cause.
He contracted a mild case of typhoid fever some seven or eight weeks ago, which caused his death. He leaves a wife, two sisters, one brother, five sons, nine daughters, forty-two grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren, besides a host of friends to mourn his death. The funeral was preached at the Christian church by Elder Hedrick, Monday afternoon, and the remains were taken to Mace and there laid to rest.
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