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ELLIS COUNTY CAPITAL
ARNETT, OKLAHOMA
OCTOBER 4, 1912
MRS. CLARENCE L. BROWN SUCCUMBS

Died, at Gage, Oklahoma, September 30th, 1912, Mrs. Vernie E. Brown. Mrs. Brown was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Young. She was born in Harrison county, Iowa, October 11, 1885.

Seldom has it been our duty to record so sudden a death. A dark gloom spread over the whole community when it was whispered from one to another that "Vernie was gone". She was an affectionate disposition, bright and winning in her ways, so that friendship’s circle was in her a large one. Indeed it may be said of her, that "none knew her but to love her." She was married to Clarence L. Brown, at Woodward Oklahoma, December 31st. 1906.

Mrs. Brown has been in declining health for several months past, but no one seemed to realize that she could be so bad; as she as in Arnett Friday and Saturday and was mingling with friends at fair. Seemingly with us today, active in life's round of duty and love, but gone tomorrow.

Here she developed into beautiful girlhood; here she married and helped to establish a home of her own; here her busy life was spent; her battles fought; her faithful service rendered to the world. In this dearest of all places to her, she lies down at length to sleep and rest. Beautifully appropriate such a resting place, where her lifelong friends remain to gather about the dear form with honest tears of bereavement, to lay her away tenderly in the narrow house with its curtains of fadeless green.

Much has been taken from this husband, father, mother, lonely sister, and a large circle of relatives and friends; sweet ties have been served, but much is left. The Christian's hope and fadeless memories are still theirs.

There's gloom within the home.
There's crape upon the door,
And one so well beloved in life,
Will never greet us more.

For in that darkened chamber
Lies our Vernie cold and still;
Gone forever from us now,
With tears our eyes the fill.

O, the anguish, bitter anguish,
As we gaze on her dead face,
And realize her life is done,
She's asleep in death's embrace.

As we look back o'er her well spent life
We think how kind she was to all
She ever gave a helping hand
To all both large and small.

By all she'll be remembered,
O'er her grave will they shed tears;
Ne’er will she be forgotten
For many, many years.

God has taken your treasure from you,
A cord you to Heaven to bind,
Well He knows where your treasure is,
There a home you'll see to find.

Submitted by: Gordon Richard


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