John Brown
Mary Jane (?)
Elmer E. Brown
(1865-1935)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ellen Jane (Nell) Hitch

Elmer E. Brown 1 3

  • Born: 22 Dec 1865, Lacon, IL 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Ellen Jane (Nell) Hitch on 20 Nov 1888 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 1 2
  • Died: 19 Oct 1935, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 1 4
  • Buried: 22 Oct 1935, Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Mclean Co., IL

  

Obituary of Elmer E. Brown from the "El Paso Journal", page 8, Thursday, Oct 24, 1935. Elmer E. Brown Relative of El Paso Residents Dies Saturday in St. Joseph's Hospital From Paralytic Stroke
-- Elmer E. Brown of Bloomington died in St. Joseph's hospital at 11:30 p.m. following a stroke that he suffered six weeks ago. Mr. Brown was born December 22, 1865, at Lacon, a son of John and Mary Jane Brown, Marshall county pioneers. He was the sole survivor of a family of twelve. He married Ellen Jane Hitch, daughter of Edward and Leah Hitch, November 20, 1888, at El Paso and they began housekeeping at Forrest. In 1890 they moved to the farm where he was born and continued farming in the vicinities of Lacon, El Paso, Gridley, Heyworth and Secor until eleven years ago when they retired to Bloomington. At the age of 18 he joined the Christian church in Toluca and had remained affiliated with that denomination. His widow, a son Jesse, and five grand children, all of Bloomington, survive. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the home in charge of Rev. Osceola McNeman of Hudson. Mrs. Orlena Hitch, Harry and Miss Josie, Harry Malcom and family and Jesse Malcom and family were among those who attended.

The following is from the record books of the Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, IL, Nov 1998: Elmer E. Brown
69 years, 1 mo. 27 days
Born 1865 (shown on marker, not in office records)
Died Oct 19, 1935
Interred Oct 22, 1935 K-577 S4
JJ Flicken El Paso


Elmer married Ellen Jane (Nell) Hitch, daughter of Edward* Hitch and Leah Coe, on 20 Nov 1888 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL.1 2 (Ellen Jane (Nell) Hitch was born on 04 Oct 1865 in Hull, England,1 2 6 died on 27 Feb 1947 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 1 2 and was buried on 01 Mar 1947 in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Mclean Co., IL 2.)


Sources


1 E-Mail from Robert E. Brown - 1/15/2000 (6:14 PM), he of 309 S. Minnesota Ave., Morton, IL 61550-2756, telephone: (309) 263-1091.

2 Obituary of Ellen (Hitch) Brown (1947, IL), "The Peoria Journal", February 28, 1947, Page 8.

3 Correspondence from Ralph Hitch, 1801 Kimberly Court, Springfield, OH 45503-6412; dated 3/20/1996.

4 E-Mail from Robert E. Brown - 1/16/2000 (11:29 PM), wa9mru@dpc.net, 309 S. Minnesota Ave., Morton, IL 61550-2756, 309-263-1091.

5 Obituary of Elmer E. Brown (1935, IL), "The El Paso Journal", October 24, 1935, Page 8.

6 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 15 in the 1880- McLean Co., IL Census, born in England.


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