Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Thomas Brown


Thomas Brown Succumbs to Paralytic Stroke on Thursday

Thomas Brown, aged 84 years, died at his home on South Broadway, last Thursday morning, April 7th, after a brief illness following a paralytic stroke.

The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, from 1861 to 1865, serving in light artillery. He was twice married; the first wife was Jane Clark.  After her death he married Rebecca Edwards, in 1880, who survives. He is also survived by four daughters, Mrs. Hannah Ballinger, Cleveland; Mrs. Ida Kendall, California; Mrs. Blanche McMullen and Mrs. Myrta West, Blanchester.  For thirty-seven years Mr. Brown lived in the Edwardsville neighborhood, having moved to Blanchester about five years ago.

The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church, Saturday morning, the deceased being a communicant of that faith, by Rev. J.W. Poorman, with singing by the church choir.

Six of his comrades of the G.A.R. participated in the flag service in the church and the pall bearers, members of the American Legion read their service at the grave.  Beautiful flowers, one a magnificent red cross, attested to his continued loyalty to his patriotic motives.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ballinger, Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bender, Canton; Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, Genthan Brown, Mrs. William Legerman, and Mrs. Harry Reeves, Cincinnati; Mrs. Mary Tucker, Mrs. Jean Tucker and Mrs. Elva Meek, Mason; George Edwards, South Charleston; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Murphy and Mrs. Effie Arnold, Wilmington; Mrs. Betty Clark and Mrs. Laura Hinkle, Reesville; Mrs. Eva Conner and Kenneth Hodson, Wilmington.

Posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond. Thomas BROWN was my paternal great-great grandfather; his daughter Ida being my great-grandmother.  He was born 3 Jun 1843 in Highland County, Ohio.  Thomas Brown served in the Civil War as a Private in Company D, 85th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) and the 24th Ohio Independent Light Artillery and Ohio Light Artillery [Hill's Independent Battery].  His first wife was not deceased when he married a second time.  My cousin's research revealed that she had been institutionailzed in Athens, Ohio and died there 37 years later. Thomas died on 7 Apr 1927 in Blanchester, Clinton, Ohio.  He was buried at Edwardsville Cemetery in Harlan Township, Warren, Ohio.

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