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Obituary for Anna R. Brown
13 May, 1883 - 5 July, 1931
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Monday, 6 July, 1931
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Mrs. R. S. Brown
   Dies At Wilder



      Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Methodist church at Wilder for Mrs. R. S. Brown, who died Sunday.  The Rev. G. R. Ellis will conduct the services and interment will be in the Wilder cemetery.
     Mrs. Brown died following a paralytic stroke a week ago Monday.  She has been ill for some time.  Mrs. Brown was well known in Canyon county her husband being a member of the board of county commissioners at the present time.  She was 43 years of age.
     Besides her husband Mrs. Brown is survived by four sons, Lewis of Rupert, R. S. Jr., William and Raymond, all of Wilder; two daughters, Margaret of Wilder and Mrs. Ruth Scott of Rupert; four sisters and two brothers.

A few day later this following article.
The Caldwell News-Tribune
dated 9 July, 1931


        LAID AT REST

Funeral Services for Mrs. Anna Brown, Canyon County Homesteader

      WILDER - Anna Brown, daughter of Alva E. and Rosa Brown was born at Hastings, Neb., on May 13, 1883.  When she was three years old the family moved to Mammouth, Ill., where she spent her girlhood and was united in marriage to Rollie S. Brown in 1902.
     In 1906 Mr. and Mrs. Brown moved to Parma and in the fall of 1907 they homesteaded at the present homesite near Wilder.
     Seven children were born to them, six of whom with their father survive their mother's death on Sunday evening, July 5, 1931.  One daughter, Rosadelle, died in 1918.  The others are Louis N. and Mrs. Ruth Scott of Rupert; Rollie S. Jr., William A. and Marguerite, all of Wilder, also three grandchildren.  Mrs. Brown also is survived by three brothers and four sisters.  Her sister, Mrs. James Nonamaker and a brother, Louis Brown, both of Portland, have just recently visited her and another sister, Mrs. Alice Dorn, also of Portland, was with her at the time of her death.
     Mrs. Brown has been a patient sufferer for more than 2 1/2 years, always hopeful and planning what she would do when she was sell again.  She was an ardent church worker before her illness and worked hand in hand with her husband in the rearing of their children and the upbuilding of the Wilder community.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Wilder M. E. Church, the pastor, the Rev. George R. Ellis, preaching the sermon.  She was laid at rest in the Wilder cemetery.


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