Moultrie County, Illinois
February 14, 1902
Mrs. C. W. BROWN Dead
Long a Highly Resepected Resident of Lovington Passes into the Great Beyond
Mrs. Minerva BROWN, wife of C. W. BROWN, a veteran Lovington business man, died at her home in the north part of town Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Mrs. BROWN has been an invalid for several months, and a number of times during that period it was thought death was near, but careful nursing and every possible attention enabled her to rally from time to time, but death at last claimed the victory and ended her long siege of suffering.
Minerva PRICE was born in Clay County, Ill., April 1, 1846 and departed this life February 10, 1902, aged 55 years, 9 months and 10 days.
She was united in marriage with C. W. BROWN Feb. 3, 1867, and to them were born five sons, Guy, James, Albert, Charley and William, and five daughters, Mrs. O. T. SMITH, Mrs. Rolla FUNSTON, Misses Elma, Emma and Ida, all of whom were at the bedside of their mother when the end came.
Deceased has resided in Moultrie county for twenty-five years and in Lovington for twenty years. Besides the stricken husband and children, one sister, Mrs. Henry MUNCH [formerly Catharine PRICE of Clay County], resides in this place. Mrs. BROWN was a most estimable lady, a loving and indulgent wife and mother and a generous neighbor and friend.
Funeral services were held at the family residence Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. P. EDGAR, after which the body was interred in the Lovington cemetery.
Contributed Aug 21 1998 by Robert Brown