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.
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)
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)
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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Mrs. Z.C. Andruss returned Wednesday from her visit with her daughters, Mrs. Dilts, at Randolph, Iowa. (Algona Courier, January 6, 1899)
Mrs. Z.E. Brown of Minneapolis has been visiting her brother and sister, Dr. Armstrong and Mrs. Z.C. Andruss of Irvington. (Algona Republican, January 11, 1899)
Now that Steve George has joined the army of benedicts Wat Rorick has formed a partnership with Grant Cooksey and will be able to scoop any and all fishing next spring that is if he can teach Grant how to fish as fisherman should. (The Caldwell Advance, January 19, 1899)
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TO KLONDIKE—A rumor comes over from Oxford Mills that a party of six will soon start from there for the gold fields of Alaska. The party will consist of V.O. Hammond, well known here; D.D. Rorick, an attorney at Oxford Junction; David and John Rorick, who come from near St. Louis, and Dr. Strevell and son. They are making preparations now to start. (Anamosa Eureka, January 13, 1898)
LuVerne News: John Dilts, son-in-law of Z.C. Andruss, has sold his home in Randolph and he and his family are coming up to spend a year at least ‘neath the parental roof. (Algona Upper Des Moines, February 16, 1898)
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Clifford Ball, late of Ballston, but now a railway postal clerk, was recently married to Miss Jessie McGrew at Monmouth. (Oregon Statesman, December 22, 1893)
Walter R. Brown, a well known young business man of this city, was married Wednesday to Miss Jessie B. Tyler, at the home of the bride’s parents in Burlington, Vt. After a month spent in visiting Eastern cities, Mr. and Mrs. Brown will be at home for the summer at the Lake Minnetonka residence, “The Trossachs.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 23, 1893)
Mrs. Z.E. Brown and sons, Walter and Clarence, of Minneapolis, have been visiting the past ten days with Mrs. Z.C. Andruss. They return to their home in a few days. Mrs. Brown is a sister of Mrs. Andruss. (Algona Republican, August 5, 1891)
Asa Casterline’s residence, in Northmoreland was totally destroyed by fire Wednesday morning. Origin unknown. Loss $1000; insurance $400. Nearly all the household goods were saved. (Wilkes-Barre News, August 7, 1891)
Another accident occurred upon Tuesday of which no information was received until yesterday. Enos Walling was kicked by his bay mare, the shoe cutting his right arm to the bone, which it fractured. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, August 18, 1891)
Over the Remains of the Late Z.E. Brown
At the First Baptist Church yesterday occurred the funeral services over the remains of Z.E. Brown, who died recently in California, where he had gone in the hope of recovering his health. The church was well filled with old acquaintances and friends of the deceased and his family. Rev. W.T. Chase, D.D., pastor of the church, led the services and paid an eloquent tribute to the memory of the deceased, who was a member of the First Baptist Church, a conscientious and hard-working Christian and excellent citizen. The minister spoke particularly of how much Mr. Brown did toward forming the Young Men’s Christian Association in this city. He characterized him as a frank, open-hearted, Christian man, who faithfully did the right as he saw it.
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CROOKSVILLE, O., Jan. 3—Mrs. Sarah C. Brown, 87, passed away this evening at 8:45 o’clock at the home of her son, Asa Brown, 523 Pine street, here. She had been ill for a long time from infirmities.
Surviving, besides the son at whose home she died, are 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, both of Roseville, and Mrs. Cora Tilton, Columbus, and eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of the son where she died. Rev. Paul Ertel will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Horeb cemetery. The body will be removed to the home of the son Wednesday afternoon from the Cannon & Cannon funeral home, Crooksville.
Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, January 4, 1939.