Thursday, May 5, 2016

J. Herbert Brown, son of John Delos Brown

© Kathy Duncan, 2016


J. Herbert Brown, son of John Delos and Nancy (Johnson) Brown, was born in 1859 and died in a railroad accident in Oct 1906 at Jerome Junction, Arizona. He is buried in the Farmington Cemetery in Farmingdale, Sangamon Co., Illinois. He married Harriet Louise Purcell on 19 April 1899 in Farmingdale, Illinois. They evidently did not have children.

Matrimonial Record
Brown-Purcell--Married. Wednesday evening, April 19, 1899, at the residence of the bride, three miles west of Farmingdale, J. Herbert Brown of Junction, Ariz., and Miss Jarriette Louise Purcell.
   The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dwight C. Hanna, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church of Springfield, and was witnessed by a number of friends of the bride and groom. The bride wore a costume of white organdy, trimmed in satin and ribbons. She carried white carnations. A wedding supper followed the ceremony. The groom is foreman of car inspectors on the W.V. & R road with headquarters at Junction, Ariz. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Purcell. they will leave in a few days for Arizona to live.

[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Fri., 21 Apr 1899]

Remains of J. H. Brown, Killed at Jerome Junction, Arizona, Arrive at Farmingdale

   J.H. Brown, who married Miss Harriet Purcell of Farmingdale seven years ago, was killed at Jerome Junction, Arizona, last Wednesday and the remains arrived at Farmingdale from that place yesterday morning. They were taken to the home of his father-in-law, William Purcell, where the funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The interment will be made in the cemetery at Farmingdale center.
   Mr. Brown was crushed between two cars while at work in the yards of Senator Clark's narrow gauge railroad at Jerome Junction. Mrs. Brown accompanied the remains to Farmingdale. Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Brown of Walden, DeWitt county, parents of the dead man, also are at Farmingdale to attend the funeral.
   The decedent is survived by his wife; one brother, Charles Brown of San Francisco, Cal., and five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Norfleet and Mrs. Viola Greenwood, both of Springfield; Mrs. Mollie Miller of Pawnee, Mrs. Emma Lehman of Missouri, and Mrs. Florence Galt of Arkansas.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; 6 Oct 1906]

Brown - The remains of J.H. Brown who was killed last Wednesday at Jerome Junction, Arizona, arrived in Farmingdale yesterday morning and were taken to the residence of William Purcell, father-in-law of the deceased. The funeral will occur from that place this afternoon. The interment will be made in the Farmingdale cemeter [sic].
   Mr. Brown was a native of DeWitt county, this state, but has been in the southwest for nearly twenty years. He was married to Miss Harriet Purcell of Farmingdale about seven years ago. He is survived by his wife, by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Brown of Waldden [sic], Ill., by one brother, Charles Brown of San Francisco, and by five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Norfleet and Mrs. Viola Greenwood of Springfield; Mrs. Mollie Miller of Pawnee, Mrs. Emma Lehman of Missouri, and Mrs. Florence Galt of Arkansas.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register; Springfield, IL; Tues., 16 Oct 1906]

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