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Wednesday, June 26, 1907


Orin H. Brown, whose death we noted last week, was born in St. Johnsville, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1841. He was reared there and when the war broke out he enlisted in Company B, 115th New York Vols., serving for over three years. He was at the front and was wounded at Chester Heights. He had an excellent record as a faithful and brave soldier.

In 1866, he came west and settled in Nevada township moving to his farm north of Lyle village in 1868. He was married July 23, 1867, to Mary M. Eddy, who died Feb. 28, 1890. Four children survive this from this marriage, Wm. E. and Charles H. Brown and Mrs. Ed Watkins of Austin, and Orville Brown of Minneapolis.

Mr. Brown married for his second wife, Mrs. Maggie VanCamp of Otranto, who survives him with two children, Ada and Justin. About 15 years ago Mr. Brown and family left the farm in Lyle and bought 17 acres on the bank of Cedar river south of Austin, where he built a nice home.

He has been failing with stomach trouble for the past year. Deceased was a man of jovial disposition in whose society his friends delighted. He was upright and outspoken and had the confidence of all who knew him. He belonged to the Order of Knights of Pythias. He was very much attached to his home and planned constantly to make it cheerful and happy. He was a member of McIntyre post, G. A. R.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden, were held at the residence Thursday afternoon, an immense concourse of friends being present to show their sympathy and regard. The bearers were G. A. R. members. Interment in the Enterprise cemetery, under the auspices of McIntyre post.