Caroline S. Peniwell Brown Obituary

Clark County Clipper, January 2, 1902.


Caroline S. Peniwell, born March 23, 1852, in Vigo county, Indiana, moved to Moultrie county, Illinois, with her parents early in life and was married to John H. Brown near Lovington, Illinois, December 25, 1874, departed this life at her home in Ashland, Kansas, December 25, 1902, aged 49 years, 9 months and 2 days.

The deceased came with her husband to McPherson county, Kansas in 1879, and from there to Clark county in 1885.  She leaves a husband and eight children, three girls, Lillie M., Ethel and Goldie F., five boys, Harry M., Roy C., John A., Irvin D., and Cecil; also a sister, Mrs. Harry Barber, of Decatur, Illinois, and two brothers, J. C. and C. C. Peniwell of Wichita, Kansas, to mourn her loss.  She was taken sick about October 20th with fever which developed into heart trouble which resulted in death.  Three days before she died she could not lie down but had sit in a rocking chair all the time until death relieved her.  She became a member of the United Brethren church while young and has lived a Christian life ever since.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. L. Gleckler, of the M. E. church, and the remains were interred in the city cemetery Friday afternoon.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 3, 2005.

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