Asa Herbert Brown

Asa Herbert Brown, 85, of Crooksville died at 10 a.m. Wednesday at his home following a long illness. Mr. Brown was a retired employee of the old Crooksville China Co., where he had worked for 48 years. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Crooksville. Born Nov. 25, 1896, near Crooksville, he was a son of Felton and Sarah Search Brown. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rita Baylor and Mrs. Dorothy Teagarden, both of Crooksville; three sons, Dean and Asa Jr. both of Crooksville and Charles Brown of 808 Luck Avenue; 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. His wife, Faye died in 1968. Three sons and one daughter also preceded him in death. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today in the Fred L. Cannon and Sons Funeral Home in Crooksville. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Rev. William Alvey will officiate, and burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times-Recorder, August 31, 1972.

Elijah Hamilton

The funeral of Elijah Hamilton was held at the home at 1:30 o’clock Saturday. Out of town friends who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Will Finley, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Printz, Alex and Sara Brown of Crooksville.

Source: Zanesville Signal, October 4, 1926.

Sarah C. Brown

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah C. Brown, 87, who died Tuesday evening at the home of her son, Asa Brown, Crooksville, following a lengthy illness, will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the son’s residence, with Rev. Paul Ertel officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Surviving are the son, Asa, Crooksville; two brothers, William Search, Red Wing, Minn., and Frank Search, Crooksville; six sisters, Mrs. Rose Brown, Mrs. Mollie Finley and Mrs. William Finley, all of Crooksville; Mrs. Lucinda Hamilton and Mrs. Charles G. Gerose, Roseville, and Mrs. Cora Tilton, Columbus; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body was removed to the residence Wednesday afternoon from Cannon and Cannon Funeral home, Crooksville. (Zanesville Signal, January 4, 1939)

BRIEF RITES: Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah C. Brown were held Thursday afternoon at the home of her son, Asa Brown. Rev. Paul Ertel officiated. Interment was made in Mount Horeb cemetery. (Zanesville Signal, January 9, 1939)

Melford C. Brown

Melford C. Brown, 25, brother of two Zanesville residents, died Saturday morning in Grant hospital, Columbus, of injuries sustained at 9:45 o’clock Friday night in a head-on automobile crash on State Route 669, four miles east of Somerset. Injured in the crash were Terrence Hutchins, 19, also of Crooksville, a passenger in the car driven by Brown, and John Richard Humphrey, 26, of Somerset, operator of the other auto. According to the highway patrol, the crash occurred when Brown pulled into the left to avoid ploughing into the rear of a slow-moving vehicle. Brown sustained a fractured skull, fractures of both legs and internal injuries. Hutchins suffered lacerations on the face, arms and legs and Humphrey received a fractured left arm and lacerations on the face and body. All were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital. Later Brown was removed to Columbus. Hutchins and Humphrey are reported in fair condition. Humphrey was taken to the hospital in the Somerset emergency car while Brown and Hutchins were brought here in a Chute ambulance. The highway patrol reported that it is continuing its investigation. Brown, an employee of the Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp. plant at Newark, was on his way to work when the crash occurred. A native of Crooksville, he was a son of Asa and Faye Brown, with whom he made his home. He was a member of the Fairview United Brethren Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are four brothers, Charles Brown of 808 Luck avenue, Dean of Crooksville, Marvin of Newark and Asa, Jr. of the home, and three sisters, Mrs. Donald Lawrence and Mrs. Ernest Chesser of Newark and Mrs. K.H. Teagarden of 852 Adair avenue. The body was removed to the Fred L. Cannon funeral home where friends may call. Services will be held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon with Rev. Theodore Ludwig officiating. Burial will be in Crooksville.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, July 15, 1957.

Zelora E. Brown

Zelora E. Brown was born in Brookfield, Madison county, New York, February 9th, 1834. When four years of age, his parents moved to Genessee, New York, where his father received a severe injury, by a falling tree, which resulted in his back being broken. What is quite remarkable, he is still in good health, having lived the last forty years with his lower limbs paralyzed. At the age of twenty-one, Mr. Brown came west but soon returned to New York, where he married Miss Mary R. Armstrong, December 30th, 1856. They came to Dakota, Wisconsin, in 1859, where he engaged in farming until 1861, when he was drafted, but accepted the alternative of paying three hundred dollars, and remained with his family. In the fall of same year he engaged with N.F. Griswold, of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, as traveling agent for agricultural implements, with whom he remained four years, three years of the time being spent in Rochester, Minnesota, where he was superintendent of Mr. Griswold’s business in that section. Here a son, Walter R., was born to him. He then moved to Irvington, Iowa, and became a partner with J.R. Armstrong, in a general merchandise store, remaining five years. Another child was born there, Clarence Z. In 1871, Mr. Brown came to Minneapolis, where he again engaged as solicitor and collector for Mr. Griswold, traveling seventy-five thousand miles by team. He formed a partnership, in 1877, with H.O. Hamlin, which still exists, dealing in real estate.

Source: Williams, J. Fletcher and Edward D. Neill. 1881. History of Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis. Minneapolis: North Star Publishing Company.

Zelora E. Brown

He had nearly completed his fifty-fourth year at the time of his death. In early life he became a member of the Baptist Church, and ever after maintained an unblemished Christian character. He located in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1870, and at once identified himself with the First Baptist Church, and until his death was active and influential in all that pertained to its temporal and spiritual welfare. He served the Church as Trustee until within a year of his death.

Integrity, force and wisdom characterized him as citizen and man of business. He exemplified the Apostle Paul’s grand ideal of the business man, “Diligent in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.” He belonged to that class of men whose courage, push, and wisdom have made Minneapolis what it is. He was a Christian of the most decided convictions. He held the truth with that good old Puritan grip which he inherited through his grandmother, from his great-grandsire, the renowned Elder Abram Coon, of Hopkinton, R.I.

He was frank to a fault, cheerful and tender. His wife and two sons were members with him of the First Baptist Church. They cherish in memory the devoted husband and father, the wise counselor, who was an example of Christian integrity, whose name was honorable and honored within a large circle of relatives and friends. “He rests from his labors and his works do follow him.”

Source: Bowler, N.P. 1905. Record of the Descendants of Charles Bowler. New York: Forman-Bassett-Hatch Company.

Nancy Brown Loosley

Mrs. Phillip Loosley, died at her home December 5 at 1:30 p.m. Interment took place December 6 at 12 p.m. A short funeral service being conducted at the grave by Rev. W.B. Calame. Mrs. Loosley was born June 6, 1866 being aged at the time of her death 35 years 6 months and 2 days. She was married to Phillip Loosley, October 31, 1887. Five children were born to them; Earl T. oldest being 13 years, Ada 11, Nellie 9, Horace 6 and Mary 2. Mrs. Loosley had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for a number of years her membership being in the Fort Klamath church at the time of her death. The many friends of the family extend to the bereaved husband and children their sympathy at this time of sorrow.

Source: Klamath Republican, December 12, 1901.

Rollo W. Brown

Former University educator and famed author and humanitarian Rollo W. Brown died in Cambridge this weekend at the age of 76. He was a central figure in the cultural and intellectual life of this area for over a third of a century. Although he wrote 17 books and was a constant contributor to the Atlantic Monthly, Brown was known primarily for his work with young people interested in the literary arts, especially poetry. He left the University faculty in 1925 after six years in the English department, but his home on Garden St. remained a warm and friendly meeting place for students who wanted his help or advice. Amos N. Wilder, who delivered the funeral oration, said that “his worth as an individual was shown by the cordial appreciation of him by leading figures in the Yard.” Brown was a personal friend of the last four University presidents.

Source:  Harvard Crimson, October 16, 1956.

Small Town News—Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Burl Brown and family have returned to their home at Lewistown, Ohio, after a visit with Mr. Brown’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Brown.  (Zanesville Times-Recorder, September 25, 1933)

Clarence Z. Brown is in the east on a business and pleasure trip.  (Minneapolis Journal, December 16, 1897)

Mrs. Sarah Brown was pleasantly surprised at the home of her son, Asa Brown of Crooksville, in honor of her birthday celebration.  The evening was spent in social diversions and delicious refreshments were served.  Those present besides the guest of honor were Mrs. Frank Myers of Roseville; Mrs. Cora Tilton, of Zanesville.  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Finley, of Crooksville.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Search and daughter.  David Hoover, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Search, Helen Search, Mrs. Rachel Henning and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Asa Brown and children. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, October 20, 1930)

Farewells were said last weekend to Mrs. Volney Brown and her infant daughter, Sharon Brown, who returned to their home in Beverly Hills.  Mrs. Brown is the former Aida Baxter and is the daughter of Mrs. A.A. Baxter of Oakland avenue.  The baby was born in this city on January 26.  (Oakland Tribune, March 13, 1932)

Mrs. Z.E. Brown is spending the winter in Illinois.  (Minneapolis Journal, December 16, 1897)

The Police Blotter

A young man named Seymour Glandon was arrested in Ashland Tuesday by Deputy Sheriff Logan on a warrant from Polk county, where he is wanted to answer on a charge of seduction. (The Oregonian, October 7, 1886)

Sussex Courts open. Continue but four days. One trial of note was Jacob Kimble vs. James R. Inglis, for seduction of daughter. Verdict $300. (Newspaper Clippings from the Sussex Register. 1887-1899. Newton, N.J.: The Register. Originally published August 15, 1837)

Miller, S.D., March 19. — The sheriff has brought in Willard Davis, charged with store breaking. Dave and John Rorick have also been arrested. It develops that an organized band has been operating here for some time. (Bismarck Tribune, March 19, 1894, and  Aberdeen Daily News, March 19, 1894)

BURGLARIES IN DECKERTOWN: Burglars were at work in Deckertown, Wednesday night. They entered the residence of Mayor Margarum and ransacked the lower part of the house, but only got $6, which they took from Miss Mary Margarum’s purse. (Middletown Daily Argus, March 23, 1894)

Levi Lateer was arrested, to-day, on the charge of keeping a disorderly house in the North End. He pleased not guilty and demanded a jury trial, and gave bail for his appearance from trial on Friday. (Middletown Daily Argus, August 31, 1896)

The case against of the people vs. Levi Lateer, charged with keeping a disorderly house at the North End, was called before the Recorder this morning. The defendant was discharged, the complainant failing to put in an appearance. (Middletown Daily Argus, September 22, 1896)

Mrs. Thelma B. Brown, 41, of 808 Luck avenue was fined $10 and court costs Thursday in Municipal Court after she pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless operation. Mrs. Brown was charged Wednesday after she parked her auto and opened her car door into the path of a car driven by Charles F. Hutchinson, 35, of 739 Homewood. The accident occurred on Homewood avenue. (Zanesville Times Recorder, February 28, 1964)