from The News-Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky
Thursday, November 13, 1902
Mr. Elias Brown Dead
Mr. Elias B. Brown, a life-long resident of the county and one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of the community died suddenly at his home here at five o’clock on last Sunday morning of heart trouble.
The announcement of the sudden taking away of so good a citizen as Mr. Brown cast a gloom over the entire community where he was beloved and respected for his many sterling qualities of heart and mind. He was about as usual only the day before and appeared in good health and spirits and on Saturday night retired at his usual bed time without an intimation to any of the family that he was not feeling as well as he had felt. Shortly after midnight, however, he awoke his daughters and complained of being sick. A physician was called in, but the patient failed to respond to any of the remedies and it was soon apparent that he was beyond all earthly aid and at five o’clock the spirit of a good and true man had passed into the Great Beyond.
Mr. Brown was born in Washington County nearly 73 years ago and with the exception of a few months of the year 1901, when he lived in Indianapolis, he had made Washington County his home where his life was spent as an active and useful citizen. In early manhood he married Miss Mary Thompson and to them were born eleven children, eight of whom are living and are grown to men and women of usefulness and credit to the teachings of upright and God-loving parents. In his intercourse with his fellow man the life and character of Mr. Brown stands without one blot. His name was a synonym for honesty and fair dealings. Charitable and kind of heart he was ever ready to lend a helping hand to any in distress or in need of sympathy. Modest and unassuming in his manner and life he was honored and respected by all who knew him for his genuine worth. Mr. Brown’s wife and companion of years of a well spent life preceded him to the grave only about three years and the children who survive are as follows: Mrs. James Ewing of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Newell McCrosky of Bloomfield, Mr. James Browne of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Bev Browne of Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Jewett and Misses Mary, Lucy and Viola Browne of this place.
The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Rev. Strickland officiating, and the burial was in the family lot at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.