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Ellis County Capital
25 Apr 1947
Page 1

Mrs. G. W. Brown pioneer resident of Day count near old Grand, answered the Master's call Sunday, April 13th at Enid following a long and useful life.

Harriett Alice, daughter of Isaac and Mary Anne Esselstein was born March 24, 1856 at Lansing, Mich., and died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Taylor, in Enid, April 13, 1947 at the age of 91 years and 2 months.

January 1, 1874, she was united in marriage to George W. Brown at Defiance, Ohio and resided in New York until 1886 when they moved to western Kansas then when Oklahoma was opened to settlement they came to Day county and filed on land southwest of Arnett and resided there and at Gage until 1917 when they moved to Enid.

Mrs. Brown was converted in early life, uniting with the Methodist church at Gage, later transferred her membership to the Mesleyan Methodist church of Enid where she was a regular attendant as long as health permitted.

She was preceded in death by her husband January 11, 1932, also two daughters, Jennie and Irene.

Surviving are two sons Alvin W. Brown of Wichita, Kansas, Charles W. Brown of Tonkawa, Okla., seven daughters: Mrs. Rosa Schwarts, Gage; Mrs. Clara Dunn, Tonkawa; Mrs. Jessie Taylor, Enid; Mrs. Georganna Aubuebon, Sedan, Kan.; Mrs. Izetta Hopple, Corning, Calif.; Mrs. Ida Ferchau, Gage; and Mrs. Beryl Leftwick, Oklahoma City; 22 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Her grandsons acted as pallbearers.

Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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