Saturday, May 7, 2016

Minnie A. Brown, daughter of John Delos Brown

© Kathy Duncan, 2016


Minnie A. Brown, daughter of John Delos and Nancy (Johnson) Brown, was born in April 1864 in Illinois. She married Thomas Jefferson Norfleet, who died in 1909. Minnie (Brown) Norfleet died 29 February 1936 and is buried next to her husband in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Children of Minnie A. (Brown) and Thomas Jefferson Norfleet:


  1. Winifred Norfleet
  2. Herbert Norfleet
  3. Veneta Frances Norfleet
  4. Jessie Norfleet
  5. Lloyd Norfleet
  6. Jean Norfleet
  7. Marion Norfleet
  8. Josephine Norfleet


Census records for Minnie A. (Brown) and Jeff Norfleet:

1 June 1900, Capital Twp., Sangamon Co., IL, p. 69:

Norfleet, Jeff  Head  W M  Oct 1864  35 M-14 b. TN  fb. TN  mb. TN
---Minnie Wife W F  b. Apr 1864  36 M-14 7-7  b. IL  mb. IL fb. IL
---Herbert Son  W M  b. Mar 1888 12 S b. IL fb. TN mb. IL
---Veneta Dau W F b. Sep 1889 10 S  b. IL  fb. TN  mb. IL
---Jessie Dau W F  b. Feb 1891  9 S b. IL  fb. TN mb. IL
---Loyd Son W M  b. Jan 1893  7 S  b. IL  fb. TN mb. IL
---Jean?  Son  W M  b. Jun 1894  5 S  b. IL  fb. TN  mb. IL
---Marion Dau W F  b. Sep 1899 8/12 S b. IL fb. TN  mb. IL

In 1909, disaster struck and T. Jeff Norfleet was killed in an accident.

T.J. Norfleet Dies at St. John's Hospital
Was Injured Last Fall in a Runaway and
Complications Which Set In Cause His Demise
    T.J. Norfleet of 850 North First street died at St. John's hospital at 11:20 o'clock yesterday morning from a complication of diseases following injuries received on Saturday, Nov. 28 , when he was run over by a wagon.
    Mr. Norfleet was employed by  the Peter Vredenburgh Lumber company and was taking a load of lumber to Rochester. When a short distance out of the city on the Clear Lake road the horses he was driving became frightened, and as the road was very rough at that point the front wheels were given a sudden jerk. As Mr. Norfleet was sitting sidewise on the load he was precipitated to the ground and both of the front and rear wheels ran over his left leg, fracturing the member near the knee.
Was Improving at First.
    The victim was immediately brought to St. John's hospital, and for a time it was thought he would speedily recover, and not amputation was made. Later, however, complications set in and for the past two weeks Mr. Norfleet was for the greater part of the time unconscious.
    The deceased was born in Clarkville [sic], Tenn., and at the time of his death was 43 years of age. He came to this city about eighteen years ago and has since resided here. He has been employed by the Vredenburgh Lumber company for the past five years. He was a member of Guiding Star Court No. 251, Tribe of Ben Hur.
    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Norfleet; three sons, Herbert. Lloyd and Jean Norfleet; three daughters, Mrs. George Brady, Mrs. John Sheehan and Miss Jessie Norfleet, all of this city; six brothers, James M. of Centralia; E.E. of Houston, Texas; A.S. of St. Louis; B.F. of Lexington, Ky.: S.B. of Muskogee, Okla., and T.M. of this city; also by three sisters, Mrs. Emma Boggs of Centralia, Mrs. L.I. Richardson of Muskogee and Mrs. Beulah Stuart of Centralia.
    The remains were taken to the undertaking parlors of Charles T. Bisch & Son and were later removed to the residence, where the funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The funeral will be private and will be in charge of the Tribe of Ben Hur.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register; Springfield, IL; Sun., 24 Jan. 1909]

23 April 1910, Capital Twp., PO Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, p. 114:

Nottefleet, Minnie A. Head  F  W  46 Wd 7-7 b. IL mb. IL fb. IL
---Herbert B. Son M W  22 S  b. IL mb. TN  fb. IL
---Loydd J.  Son  M W  15 S  b.  IL fb. TN fb. IL
---James? Jano?  Son  M W  15 S  b. IL  fb. TN mb. IL
---Josephine  Dau F  W 10 S b. IL fb. TN mb. IL

By 1920, Minnie A. Norfleet was living with her daughter Winifred (Norfleet) Brady:

9 Jan 1920, Capital Twp., City of Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, p. 241:

151 - 171       
Brady, Winifred Head  F W 33 D b. IL fb. TN mb. IL
---Norman F. Son  M W 10 S b. IL fb. TN mb. IL
Norfleet, Minnie A.  Mother F W 55 Wd b. IL  fb. IL mb. IL
- 172      
Kinney, Charles A.  Head  M W 42 M b. IL fb.  IN mb. IN
---Luella  Wife  F W  39 M  b. IL mb. KY  fb. IL
---Margaret L. Dau F W  4 S  b. IL mb. IL  fb. IL
---Vernon L. Son  M W  6/12 S  b. IL  fb. IL mb. IL
       - 173       
Ellis, Julius C.  Head  M W  33 M  b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
---Bessie  Wife  F W 29 M  b. IL  fb. IL mb. IL


April 1930, St. Joseph’s Home, Woodson Twp., Sangamon Co., IL:


Norfleet, Minnie Lodger F W 68 Wd b. unk fb. unk mb. unk 

Obituary of Minnie A. (Brown) Norfleet:

NORFLEET, MRS. MINNIE-- Of St. Joseph's home, died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 1936, at St. John's hospital, age 72 years. Survived by four daughters, Mrs. Winifred Brady, Mrs. John Hodge, both of Chicago; Mrs. Henry Lutyens, Tucson, Ariz; Mrs. Margaret Danielson, Santa Monica, Calif.; one son, Eugene Norfleet, Philadelphia, Pa.; eight grandchildren. Remains to Ellinger & Kunz
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Sun. 1 Mar 1936]

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