CHARLES C. BROWN                 GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Caney News, Friday, March 27, 1914, Pg. 8

Vol. 9, No. 37


Died Very Suddenly


  Charles C. Brown died very suddenly last Friday night at his home after an illness of but a few hours.  He had been in his usual good health until a short time before the end when he complained of a severe pain under his arm.  Medical assistance was summoned but to no avail.  Shortly before death he asked for a drink of water, then passed away apparently easy.

  The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. Pittman of Havana.  The ritualistic service of the Post and Relief Corps were held at the grave.

  Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Clyde Hofmaister of Tulsa, Mrs. Jameson of Vinton, Iowa, Mrs. Lizzie Murphy of Minneapolis and Claude Brown of Ottawa.

  Mr. Brown had lived in Caney for the past 12 years.  He was a highly respected citizen and a loving and devoted father and husband.  Was born in 1831 in Indiana.  At the age of 14 years he moved to Wisconsin and there at the age of 21 married Miss Julia Stevens who survives him.  To this union four children were born, the oldest Mrs. Wm. Hofmaister of this city.  The other three were boys and all dead.

  The deceased was an active member of the local G. A. R. post and his work and efforts in that organization will be greatly missed.  He served in the Civil War as a private in Co. C, 50th, Indiana regiment *.  He enlisted in February ’65 and in August of the same year was discharged on account of disability.  He was Junior Vice Commander of the local post.


* Newspaper got the unit wrong based on inscription on tombstone and the National Parks Service “Soldiers and Sailors” website.  Charles C. Brown was in Co. C, 50th WI. Infantry.