EPHRAIM BROWN                     GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

Feb. 27, 1908

  About Major Ephraim Brown

  Major Ephraim Brown who died suddenly Tuesday evening had lived in Lyon county since the fall of 1868.  He was born Feb. 14, 1830, in Perry county, Ohio of Scotch-Irish ancestry.  November 9, 1858 he was married to Miss Drusilla Kreager, also of Ohio, who survives him.  Four daughters were born to them; two of whom, Mrs. M. H. DeVault of Kansas City, and Mrs. Guy Bangs, of Madison, are living.  In the Civil war, Major Brown was a member of the fourteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, entering it as captain of Company G, and was promoted to the rank of major in 1863.  He was at the siege of Vicksburg, at New Orleans, and at Mobile, serving until the close of the war in the Gulf states, with the Ninth Army Corps.

  Major Brown settled with his family west of Emporia, but recently moved to Emporia, and lived at 21 South Congress street.  He possessed, in a high degree, those useful quantities of citizenship of the early Scotch-Irish settlers, from whom he was descended, which have helped so largely in the development of America.  Duty to his country was with him a passion, and his whole life may be described in words he often used when the harvest was over and the products of the year gathered.  "Many a man will be better for my year's work, and none the worse."

  The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the home.  Rev. R. M. Overstreet preached the funeral sermon, and the services were in charge of Hancock Post G. A. R., and the A. O. U. W.  The interment was made in Maplewood.