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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 26 September 1931
Obituary of FRED BROWN
The many friends of Fred BROWN in this vicinity were shocked to learn of his death which occurred Saturday at the hospital at Fairbury.

He had undergone a major operation from which he failed to rally. Fred was liked and respected by everyone who knew him and his passing is sincerely mourned by all. His family had the sympathy of the community in their hour of sorrow.

Fred D. BROWN, son of Phillip and Anna BROWN,
was born in Dover, IA, June 27, 1879 and departed this life at Fairbury, NE, Sept 26, 1931 at the age of 52 years, 2 months and 29 days.

When he was but two years of age and shortly after the death of his father, the family moved from Iowa to Hanover, KS. Here the widowed mother married Peter RYSER and later with the family settled on a
homestead seven miles southwest of Haddam, KS.

Here the deceased lived until he was fourteen years of age when he went to Osborne county, KS where he attended school and lived with his brother Frank and wife.

At the age of 22 he was united in marriage to Lottie WINELAND, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall W. WINELAND of Covert, KS. Immediately after his
marriage they went to Norton county, KS and lives for the next four years.

It was here that three of the children were born, Sylvia, Nellie and Fred, Jr. The family next moved to Oklahoma and later to Texas where the fourth child, Houston, was born.

After living there for a few years the family returned to the old home place in Washington county where they resided for the greater part of the last twenty years.

Of the immediate family he leaves to mourn his loss, the widow, Mrs. Lottie BROWN; four children, Mrs. Sylvia MORAN of Junction City, KS, Mrs. Nellie HOFFHINE of Kansas City, MO, Fred Jr. and Houston of the home and one grandchild, Bonnie Jean HOFFHINE.

Besides numerous distant relatives he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Kate NOLAND of Council Bluffs, IA; Mrs. Mary SEXTON of Alva, OK; and Mrs. Elizabeth RODERICK of Ft Summer, NM; five brothers Frank BROWN of Medicine Lodge,
KS, Phillip BROWN of Denver, CO, Ed RYSER of Luverne, OK and John and Jacob RYSER of Medicine Lodge, KS.

He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge of Haddam and the members of that
organization as well as ----- neighbors and friends mourn his passing.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Haddam Monday afternoon conducted by the Rev B.E. CUNDIFF of the Mill Creek Friends Church assisted by Rev. DIXON of the Haddam church. Interment was made in the Haddam cemetery.

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines

Last Updated:  Monday, November 26, 2001 23:26:20

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