Moultrie County, Illinois
Date March 1915
Note: James was a son of Curtis William Brown and Manerva (aka Minerva) Price. His Clay County grandparents were Job BROWN and Phebe WILLIAMS, James PRICE and Sina TRAUBER, all of whom resided in Larkinsburg Twp.
James D. BROWN dies in Kansas
Message of His Death Received Here Tuesday by A. A. BROWN
A brief message stating that James D. Brown had passed away at his home in Minneola, Kansas was received here Tuesday by the deceased’s brother, A. A. BROWN. The latter immediately sent word for the body to be shipped to Lovington for burial, and a relative residing near Minneola wired that he had taken charge of the body, and it would be shipped on Wednesday morning at ten o’clock.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the residence of A. A. BROWN. Rev. E. H. LUGG will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Kellar cemetery.
James David BROWN, son of Curtis W. and Manerva BROWN, was born at Edgewood, Ill., Feb. 8, 1872, and departed this life at Minneola, Kansas, March 16, 1915, aged 43 years, 2 months and 8 days.
Deceased grew to manhood in this locality, the family having moved to a farm southwest of Lovington when he was about one year old. After the family moved to town he was associated with his father for several years in the grain business. In 1906 he left with R. E. FUNSTON and family [brother-in-law] when the latter removed to Oklahoma, settling at Guymon for about three years, removing to Minneola, Kans., where he engaged in farming and grain business. He was engaged in this latter business at the time of his death.
Deceased was never married and was the first to pass away of a family of ten children. He is survived by four brothers and five sisters, as follows: Guy H. BROWN, Marshall, Ill.; Charles R. BROWN, Thorton, Ia.; A. A. and W. A. BROWN, of Lovington. Five sisters: Miss Elma BROWN, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. Mollie SMITH, Hicksville, Ohio; Mrs. Inez FUNSTON, Sullivan, Ill.; Mrs. Emma BROWNING, Lincoln, Nebr.; and Miss Ida BROWN, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Contributed Aug 21 1998 by Robert Brown