December 30, 1910|
Death of an Old Resident
Jacob Brown, for 25 years a resident of this county, died last Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Turner, in Paola township, after a prolonged illness of pneumonia fever. He was 81 years of age. Funeral services will probably be held this afternoon from the Turner home and the burial will be in the Paola cemetery. Rev. W. H. Stickel, pastor of the Baptist church, in this city, will officiate.
During most of his residence in this county Mr. Brown followed the ministry as a profession and for many years was pastor of the Baptist church in Hillsdale. Three years ago he came to this city to reside. here his wife died last October and since that time he has been making his home with Mrs. Turner.
Jacob Brown was born in Wilkes county, North Carolina. When 21 years of age he was married in Lebanon, Virginia, where he lived a few years. He then moved to Harrisonville, Mo., and after a residence of several years in that city, came to Miami county, locating in Marysville township. He reared a large family and to them left a priceless legacy - an unsullied name. Three sons and five daughters are living and one daughter has been dead a number of years. W. W. Brown resides in Valley township; F. C. Brown lives in this city, and H. H. Brown is a resident of Auburn, Washington. The daughters are: Mrs. J. A. Turner, of Paola township; Mrs. G. B. Barker, of Clio, Iowa; Mrs. Edward Weaver, of Marysville township; Mrs. C. A. Lewellyn, of Kansas City; Mrs. J. B. Miller, of Hillsdale. He also leaves twenty-three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.