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Obituary of ALONZO BROWN
Death of Alonzo Brown

Alonzo Brown was born in New York state in the year 1824 and died at the Larned Hospital August 10th, 1907, at almost 83 years of age.

When a very young boy both of his parents died and left him without a home. He was bound out and for years knew nothing but hardship.

While still living in New York he married Miss Martha Turney. To this union were born two children, a daughter who died in infancy, and a son who died the same year they moved to Larned.

Early in the fifties Mr. Brown with his family moved to Decatur, Ill., where they lived for about ten years. They then moved to Will county, Ill., where they resided until 1878 when they moved to Pawnee Co.

After coming to Larned Mr. Brown entered the grain and coal business and until he sold out was one of Larned’s leading business men. Mr. Brown lost heavily when the boom broke. In 1903 his wife died, leaving him again without a home.

About 35 years ago Mr. Brown was converted in a Union revival service and afterwards united with the Presbyterian church of which he was a faithful member until his death. He was not an educated man but was a great reader and always kept himself well informed.

One of his most noticeable characteristics, perhaps, was his sympathy for those who were struggling. Mr. Brown had a host of friends.

The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev.
Barton, assisted by the I.O.O.F. lodge.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Wednesday, November 23, 2005 23:06:56

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