Obit: Brown, Arvilla (1838 - 1911)

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----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/19/1911

Brown, Arvilla (15 NOV 1838 - 17 OCT 1911)

Mrs. B. J. Brown died of neuralgia of the heart, at her home in this village (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1911, after a brief illness. Her maiden name was Arvilla Folsom, and she was born in Vermont on Nov. 15, 1838, and was aged at the time of her death, 72 years, 11 months and 2 days. She moved to New York State when a child and was married to Bernard J. Brown Nov. 15, 1865 at Buffalo, N.Y., and moved to Black River Falls, Wis., residing there until 1871, when with her husband, she came to the town of Hixon, now Reseburg, Clark County, where they took up a homestead, and moved to this village about eleven years ago. She was the mother of three children, Mrs. Nettie Jackson (deceased), Roy J. Brown and Mrs. Winnie Rosin, who with her husband, B. J. Brown, survive her. Other relatives are Flora and Georgia LeClaire, nieces, and James, Alger and Edgar LeClaire, nephews, of Superior, and May Jackson of East Aurora, N.Y., Eva and Ada Folsom, nieces, and Floyd, Charlie and Earl Folsom, nephews, of Colden, N.Y. She was a woman of strong character, patient, loving and self-sacrificing. Life will never be quite the same to those who knew her while those who were nearest to her will long for her with unutterable longings, long for a mother's counsel and advice, and a wife's gentle and loving sympathy.

The funeral will take place from the residence tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, Rev. J. B. Bachman officiating, interment taking place in the Thorp Village Cemetery.



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