NICHOLAS OLIVER BROWN

NICHOLAS OLIVER BROWN WAS BORN IN MUSCATINE COUNTY, IOWA, JUNE 27, 1868, AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 17, 1924, AGE FIFTY-FIVE YEARS, SEVEN MONTHS AND TWENTY DAYS. AT THE AGE OF TWENTY MONTHS HE REMOVED WITH HIS PARENTS, BUZZLE G. AND AMANDA C. BROWN TO RINGGOLD COUNTY.  THE FAMILY SETTLED AT THAT TIME NEAR KELLERTON AND IT WAS AT THAT PLACE THAT HE WON AND WED MISS ELLEN DEVOSS, OF DECATUR CITY, IOWA.  THIS YOUNG COUPLE ENGAGED IN THE FARMING BUSINESS AND FOLLOWED IT THERE UNTIL THE YEAR OF 1920 WHEN THEY MOVED TO HALLSVILLE, MO. WHERE THEY WERE LIVING AT THE TIME OF HIS PASSING.  TO THIS UNION WAS BORN EIGHT CHILDREN, MRS. GUY BURCH, OF MOUNT AYR, IOWA; HARRY O. BROWN, OF EYOTA, MN; EARL D. BROWN AND MRS. LEROY M. LEWIS, OF HALLSVILLE, MO; ALSO W. LLOYD C. FERN, EDNA MAY AND MARVIN ROY BROWN.  OLLIE, AS HE WAS CALLED BY HIS MANY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, WAS HARD CONSISTENT WORKER, A FAITHFUL HUSBAND AND A DEVOTED FATHER AS WELL AS A ROYAL NEIGHBOR WHO SOON WON THE RESPECT AND ESTEEM OF THOSE WITH WHOM HE CAME IN CONTACT.  ABOUT SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO HE WAS INJURED IN THE SIDE BY AN ENRAGED ANIMAL AND FROM THAT TIME HAS SUFFERED FROM THAT INJURY WHICH CAUSED ABSCESSES ON HIS LUNGS AND THOUGH HE BORE HIS PAIN AND SUFFERING PATIENTLY, SELDOM COMPLAINING, IT WAS THE DIRECT RESULT OF HIS UNTIMELY DEATH.  HE IS SURVIVED BESIDES THE BEREAVED WIDOW AND THE ABOVE MENTIONED CHILDREN, HIS FATHER, MOTHER, AND ONE BROTHER, JOHN M. OF KELLERTON, IOWA;  ONE SISTER, MRS. GEORGE D. SMITH OF BEACONSFIELD, IOWA; AND ANOTHER BROTHER, ELMER R. OF SEDALIA, MO; ALSO TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS, AS WELL AS A HOST OF OTHER RELATIVES, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS WHO MOURN THEIR LOSS.  FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUC TED AT THE HOME TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1924, BY THE REV. EGAN HERDON, AFTER WHICH THE BODY WAS TAKEN TO MOUNT AYR, IOWA, WHERE ANOTHER MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS HELD AMONG HIS FRIENDS OF FORMER DAYS. THIS SERVICE WAS HELD FROM T.S. RHOADES FUNERAL PARLORS ON WEDNESDAY AT  P.M. BURIAL WAS MADE AT ROSE HILL CEMETERY.

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