Brown, Jerome Breed (1848 - 1877)







----Source: NEILLSVILLE REPUBLICAN PRESS (Clark County, Wis.) 03/19/1877

Brown, Jerome Breed (1848 - 1877)

Died, of heart disease, March 6th, 1877, Jerome B. Brown, aged 29 years.
Jerome Breed brown was born at Benton Maine. He came to this county (Clark) in 1863, when a mere boy, and during the years that have followed has been engaged in lumbering, being at the time of his death, considered one of the best lumbermen on the river. During the present winter, as for many previous winters, he was engaged as foreman by his brother, Mr. Albert Brown, of this village, attending to the duties of that position up to the time of his death, which came without warning, and called him from a life of activity and usefulness to his eternal rest.

For a few weeks previous to the time of his death he had complained slightly of a pain, at time, in the region of the hear, but so far as it is known, it is not thought that he had any apprehension that it was of a serious nature, at least until within a few moments before he breathed his last. The morning of his death he went out with his men, but returned about 9 o'clock, saying that he was suffering severely, and that he could not live unless he had immediate relief. A messenger was dispatched to this place for medical assistance, but he laid down and died within a few minutes thereafter. Dr. Thompson responded to the call for assistance, but learned of his death before reaching him. His body was brought to this place and taken to the residence of his brother Albert, where it remained until Friday. He was buried from the Presbyterian Church, his funeral being largely attended by sympathizing friends, whose hearts were bowed with sadness and regret. During the time the deceased was a resident of this county, he proved himself possessed of the true element of manhood, and his sudden and untimely death brings sadness to many a heart. A genial companion, a true friend and a generous foe, he commanded the respect of all, and the memory of Rome Brown, whose loss we mourn today, will ever be cherished by his hosts of friends.



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