California Genealogy and History Archives
Civil War Veterans
PVT: JAMES CLINTON BROWN of the 11th Wisconsin Infantry, Company Band.
Civil War Veteran of Monterey County.
James Clinton Brown was born in Hampton, Connecticut on August 4, 1838. On October 12, 1861 he enlisted into the Company Band of the 17th Wisconsin Infantry, later he was transferred to the 11th Wisconsin Infantry, on August 11, 1861; he contracted Malaria and was discharged. On March 17, 1864; he re-enlisted and was attached to the Headquarters of the Department of Kansas. He was mustered out on September 5, 1865. He Joined the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) in Evansville, Wisconsin, and with wife, Merticia Tipple, whom he married in 1860, moved to the Salinas Valley. In 1894 he transferred his GAR membership to the James Blair Steedman GAR Post# 56 based out of Salinas, California and later moved to 225 Lobos Street in New Monterey where again he transferred his GAR membership to the Lucius Fairchild GAR Post #179 based out of Pacific Grove, California. James Clinton Brown died on February 25, 1920 and his internment was made at El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove, California.
The following obituary transcription was made from the “Pacific Grove Daily Review” issue Feb. 26, 1920.
BROWN, JAMES, C (1838-1920) Pacific Grove, El Carmelo Cemetery
Pacific Grove Daily Review February 26, 1920
Prominent Civil War Veteran Gone West
Passing of Comrade James Clinton Brown
James Clinton Brown passed away at his home, 225 Lobos avenue, Pacific Grove, at 11 o’clock last night, Wednesday, February 25, 1920 aged 81 years 7 months and 21 days.
He was born at Hampton, Connecticut August 4 1838. He was married October 11th, 1860, at Rutland, Wisconsin, to Miss Merticia E. Tipple. Was the husband of Merticia E Brown and the father of Clinton E Brown of San Jose, and Pearl R. Brown of San Mateo. Was a member of the G.A.R. and I.O.O.F.
The funeral will be held from J.K. Pauls parlors, February 27th at 2 o’clock p.m. under the auspices of Lucius Fairchild Post No 179, Grand Army of the Republic. The Rev Chas. E. Winning will assist in the ceremonies. Interment will be made in El Carmelo Cemetery.
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