Matrimonial News from 1893

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)

Short News Items from 1891

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)

Funeral Services

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.

Continue reading “Funeral Services”

Mrs. Sarah Brown Called From Life

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.

Walter R. Brown

Funeral services for Walter Reynolds Brown, 87, retired attorney and a resident here 40 years, will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Recessional, Forest Lawn Mortuary arranging, with interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. Brown, who lived at 150 S McCadden Place, died Wednesday. Born in Rochester, Minn., he leaves his widow, Pearl, a daughter, Mrs. Marian Reith, a son Volney and four grandchildren.

Source: Los Angeles Times, February 7, 1953.

Perita Brown Holbrook

HOLBROOK, Perita Brown, passed away December 31, 1951, at her home, 2741 Lombardy Road, San Marino, survived by her husband, Darwin L. Holbrook, 1 daughter Marjorie and a son Thayer Holbrook, her mother Mrs. Perita Brown and 1 sister, Mrs. Marjorie Davenport of Arlington, Va.

Services 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Little Flowers, Forest Lawn Memorial-Park. Contributions may be made to the Brownies Troop No. 87, Girl Scouts of America, care of Mrs. Forrest Harman, 770 Granada Street, San Marino; or Boy Scouts of America, Troop No. 4, San Marino, 939 Herkimer Street, Pasadena, or flowers if you wish. Turner, Stevens & Wood, East Pasadena Mortuary, directors.

Source: Los Angeles Times, January 3, 1952.

Some Short Business Items

Hobart O. Hamlin and Zelora E. Brown, (under the firm name of Hamlin & Brown), will open their Real Estate, Insurance & Loan office at room No. 2, Centre Block, over the National Exchange Bank, Monday, April 2d next. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 26, 1877)

The new auto shop of John Rorick is nearly completed and will soon be ready for use. The new structure is of brick and is an addition to the appearance of the street. (San Bernardino, September 13, 1907)

Husband of Caledonia Native Taken in Death

Word has been received here of the death in Cambridge, Mass., of Prof. Walter Rollo Brown, 76, husband of a former Caledonia woman. A native of Ohio, he was a lecturer, author and college teacher. His death occurred in his home and funeral services were conducted Monday at the Congregational Church in Cambridge. Mrs. Brown was before her marriage Miss Ella Brocklesby.

Born March 15, 1880, near Crooksville, Prof. Brown was a son of Alexander and Roselba Search Brown. After graduation from Ohio Northwestern University he taught at Wabash College in Indiana, Carleton College in Minnesota and Harvard University at Cambridge. His marriage was Sept. 6, 1905. Among the many books he wrote are “Dean Briggs,” Creative Spirt [sic], “The Hillikin” and “The Hills Are Strong.”

Surviving with his widow are nieces and nephews including Rev. Burl Brown of Grafton, O. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Source: The Marion Star, October 16, 1956.

Noted Lecturer Visits In City

Rollo Walter Brown, one of Perry county’s distinguished native sons, was in this city yesterday and visited via phone with Tom Berkshire, a member of the Times-Recorder staff. The noted writer and lecture was on his way to New Concord, to spend Monday and Tuesday at Muskingum college presenting a series of lectures and meeting with any of the students interested in creative writing.

Brown has had, in the words of one educations, a “disturbingly vivid careers.” Born on a hillside farm near Crooksville he worked in mines and potteries and had visions of becoming an inventor, but at 17 he discovered Victor Hugo, Defoe and Byron and the spirit of invention surrendered another recruit to the spirit of literature.

After completing his high school education, Brown found employment in Zanesville and then went on to college, receiving and AB from Ohio Northern and his MA at Harvard. After years of successful teaching at Wabash, Carleton and Harvard he turned exclusively to writing.

His literary reputation was made with his biography of Dean Briggs of Harvard. For years he has spent six months of each year at the McDowell Colony at Peterborough, N.H., where most of his writing is done. There he has been in contact with many of the great literary figures of the time and his “Next Door to a Poet,” a memoir of Edwin Arlington Robinson his friend and neighbor, added much to the general knowledge of this strange shy genius. Other books include four novels laid in the Perry county locale, and special studies such as “Lonely Americans, ” “I Travel by Train,” and his latest book “Harvard Yard in the Golden Age.” The last is a collection of short biographies of Charles Eliot, William James, James Royce, George Santayana and other notable men associated with the University. He is also a contributor to the Atlantic Monthly.

The time not spent in writing is devoted to lecture tours such as the one that brings him to Muskingum. He has traveled over the whole of the United States, lecturing before college audiences and holding conferences for students interested in creative writing. At his first appearance at Muskingum, Berkshire’s coverage of his lecture so impressed Brown that he contacted the local man, with the result that a firm friendship has been established and Berkshire is the proud possessor of several autographed first editions of Brown’s books.

The lectures at Muskingum are open to the public as part of the college lyceum program.

Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, October 30, 1951.