Z.E. Brown

A Prominent Minneapolitan, Died Monday in California.

Zelora E. Brown died at Los Angeles, Cal., whither he had gone for his health, on Monday, 30th ult., at 5 p.m.

Mr. Brown was born Feb. 9, 1834, and had therefore completed his 54th year at the time of his death. In his earlier years he was a farmer, in which pursuit he secured only the usual reward. He was known and remembered all over the state as agent for many years for Griswold’s fanning mills. He came to Minneapolis in 1879 and for four years afterward continued to trade for Mr. Griswold. In 1874 he had his advent into the real estate business with an office with Gale & Co., and in a year or two joined with the last H.O. Hamlin in forming the firm of Hamlin & Brown.

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Death of Z.E. Brown

The Tribune is called upon the chronicle the death of another prominent business man of Minneapolis this morning. Mr. Z.E. Brown, formerly of the real estate firm of Hamlin & Brown, died in California on Sunday, the news reaching this city yesterday. Mr. Brown has been for years well known in local business circles, and was universally respected and esteemed as a gentleman of fine business ability and unimpeachable rectitude of character. One by one the pioneers of the various business interests of the city are passing away, leaving unfinished tasks to be taken up and completed by the younger generation. Mr. Brown leaves a large circle of warm personal friends and business associates by home he will be sadly missed.

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 31, 1888.

Happy Wedding Bells (excerpt)

Five Couples Joined In Holy Bands Of Wedlock.

A Pretty Home Wedding at the Residence of Mrs. Martha Dilliston Wednesday Night—Three of the Marriages Performed by the Baptist Minister.

About seventy-five guests assembled at the home of Mrs. Martha Dilliston, No. 12 Sussex street, last night to witness the wedding of her daughter Gussie Ellen Brown to Mr. Charles A. Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wood, of Front street, this village. It was an unusually pretty home wedding, and the ceremony was very impressively performed by Rev. E.T. Sanford, past of the Baptist church.

The ceremony occurred under a graceful evergreen arch, and the several rooms were also handsomely decorated with greens and flowers. The always attractive bride appeared the very picture of beauty, her gown of white brocaded satin trimmed with pearl and chiffon. Her bouquet was of white carnations. The bridesmaid, Miss Lizzie Dilliston, a half sister of the bride, was becomingly attired in yellow organdie trimmed with lace, and the maid of honor, Miss Grace Buccanning, wore white brilliantine with lace trimming. Both she and the bridesmaid carried white carnations.

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Ohio Power Announces Promotions

Promotions and transfers of three men at Zanesville were announced today by Robert W. Painter, Ohio Power Co. division manager here.

William F. Murphy, formerly of Canton, was transferred to Zanesville as a commercial rep representative commercial [sic]. Robert G. Johnson was switched from the residential department to the commercial department as a sales representative, and K.H. Teagarden was promoted to electric heating inspector.

Murphy, born in Columbus, is a 1952 graduate of Zanesville High School and a 1957 graduate of Muskingum College, holding a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He joined Ohio Power in 1957as a sales representative in Canton.

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Isaac D. Shipman

Isaac D. Shipman, Burdett. Saturday, Aug. 2, 1947. Survived by wife, Ada Belle Shipman; daughter, Mrs. Nelson Brown; grandson, Donald Brown, all of Burdett. Funeral today, 1:30 p.m., at the Arnold Funeral Home, Burdett. The Rev. Charles Townsend. Burial at Second Milo.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, August 4, 1947.

Old Timer Is Recent Guest At Irvington

Irvington, Oct. 17.—Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown, Los Angeles, who, en route to Minneapolis, recently visited the H.E. Rists at Algona, also drove through this vicinity.  Clarence is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Zelora Brown, who lived here many years ago.  The Browns lived in a house which then stood, with many other buildings, east of the tracks in a field farmed by Richard Leigh. Zelora, now a resident of Minneapolis, also ran a store here.  Mrs. Zelora Brown is a sister of the late Dr. J.R. Armstrong, who is so well remembered and often recalled by the older residents here.  Doctor Armstrong, besides being the sole physician here at that time, also taught school and was superintendent of the Sunday school.  The late J.B. Robison was one of his pupils. Doctor Armstrong built and lived in the house now occupied by the Richard Leighs.  Later they moved to the property now owned by the U.B. Frankl’s, where the doctor died.  Mr. Brown said things did not look familiar; so many buildings have either been moved, torn down, or remodeled.

Source:  Kossuth County Advance, October 19, 1933.

Short News Items from 1931

Rev. Burl Brown and family are attending annual conference at Sabina, this week. (Marysville Journal-Tribune, August 20, 1931)

John Shauger of Onsted visited Thomas Isaacson and family Sunday.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 15, 1931)

Mildred Armstrong has been ill the past week at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Sharp.  (Algona Upper Des Moines, October 21, 1931)

Short News Items from 1930

Warren and Howard Sickler, of Endicott, N.Y., spent the week end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mason Sickler. (Tunkhannock New Age, February 6, 1930)

Augustus Printz is reportedly seriously ill at his home here. (Zanesville Times Record, February 13, 1930)

Mr. Claude Dymond has purchased a fine team of horses of Arthur Shook of Center Moreland. (Tunkhannock New Age, March 13, 1930)

Mrs. Lillie Sickler spent a couple of days last week with her daughter, Mrs. Claude Dymond. (Tunkhannock New Age, March 13, 1930)

Mrs. Rev. Burl Brown and son, Paul, spent last week in Springfield with Mr. Brown’s parents and sister. (Marysville Journal-Tribune, March 18, 1930)

Charles Beardslee, 91, Pioneer Teacher, Is Dead

Was in Oakland County Schools Many Years Prior to Taking Up Farming.

Charles Beardslee, 91 years old, died Thursday evening at his residence, 175 Marston avenue. He was one of the first school teachers in Michigan.

For many years he taught in Oakland county. Prior to that time he was a teacher in New Jersey state. In middle life he gave up teaching and became a farmer.

Born in Sussex county, N.J., Mr. Beardslee came here with his parents when he was 7 years old. The family located in Oakland county.

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