MRS. J.C. BROWN DEAD. PASSED AWAY MONDAY AND FUNERAL WAS
HELD AT BAPTIST CHURCH YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.
Mrs. J.C. Brown, for many years a resident
of the Bitter Root valley, died Monday evening at 7 o'clock of
heart trouble, with which she had been suffering about six
weeks. She had been a resident of the Bitter Root valley 40
years. She was aged 66 years, nine months, and 26 days, and
was born in Georgia. When she first came to Montana, she and
her husband located at Stevensville.
She was the mother of three children. They
are Robert L. Brown and Mrs. Ethel Mendenhall of Hamilton, and
Mrs. C.E. Hood of Santa Rose, California, who came here last
month on account of the illness of her mother.
The funeral was held at the Baptist church
yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. H.H. Longenecker and
interment was in Riverview Cemetery.
Ravalli Republican, January 5, 1928
MARY ALICE BROWN
- June 23, 1900
Mrs. Mary Brown, wife of W.A. Brown, died
last Monday at the home of Samuel Brown, at Grantsdale, the
funeral being held Tuesday from the Presbyterian church there.
The remains of this estimable woman were laid to rest in
Riverview cemetery, and the large number who followed them to
the grave gave token of the respect in which the deceased had
been held. Mrs. Brown leaves a husband and five children, the
youngest being about seven years old, to morn her demise.
Ravalli Republican, June 27, 1900
December 28, 1836 - May 18, 1914
Samuel Brown Dead; Pioneer Resident of the Valley Died Monday
Morning and Was Buried Tuesday
Samuel Brown died Monday morning at his
home near Grantsdale. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock from the Presbyterian church at Grantsdale. Rev.
J.C. Irvin of this city conducting the services. The remains
were buried in Riverview cemetery. The pallbearers were R.W.
Nicol, C.W. Harvey, A. Vance, C.B. Hart, and Samuel Hall. The
funeral was largely attended by friends of the deceased.
Samuel Brown was born in Pennsylvania
December 28, 1836. He was married to Ann Everly about 55 years
ago, coming to Montana in 1879 and located at Phillipsburg. In
1886, he came to the Bitter Root valley, locating at
Grantsdale. Mr. Brown followed farming and fruit raising near
that town until his death.
The deceased is survived by his wife, one
son, W.A. Brown of Alberta, and two daughters, Mrs. Graville
Stuart of Butte and Mrs. Ida Pringey of this city. He also
leaves five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He
was a man of exemplary habits and sterling character, one
respected and loved by all who knew him.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, May 22, 1914
WALTER A. BROWN
June 22, 1880 - December 12, 1943
Walter A. Brown, 63, a lifelong resident of
western Montana, died quietly in his sleep at the family home,
505 North Fourth street, at 11:30 o’clock Sunday night. Death
was attributed to heart disease. He had been in ill health for
about a year.
He was born June 22, 1880 in Walkerville
and came to the valley with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al
Brown, as a child. He spent most of his life until the time of
his marriage with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brown,
Grantsdale, going to them after the death of their son. He
attended the Hamilton schools and with the exception of a year
or two in Butte, never left the valley. He was a building
fireman and was employed by the Associated Seed company at the
time of his retirement last January 15. He was a member of the
Survivors include his widow; son, Captain
Woodburn a Brown, army meteorologist at Topeka, Kansas;
daughter, Mrs. Ruth Slusser, Denver, Colorado; sisters, Mrs.
Louis Watson, Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. Edna Nichol,
Susanville, California, who visited here last summer;
brothers, Sid Brown, Salt Lake City, Utah and Ed brown in
Ravalli Republican, December 16, 1943
HENRY DEFORREST BROWNING, M.D.
Dr. H.D. Browning died Tuesday,
Services in Dowling Chapel
April 14, 1868 - May 20, 1941
Browning, 72, died at his West Main Street home in
Hamilton, Tuesday, May 20, 1941. He was born in Edgerton, IL April 14,1868.
Dr. Browning graduated
from Rush Medical School in Chicago in 1892 and
practiced medicine in Illinois before coming to
Montana in 1910.
Harry bought a fruit ranch in the
north Woodside area and opened the Browning clinic on
S. 2nd Street in Hamilton. He was president of the
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital staff, a member of the
American Medical Association, Pacific Northwest
Medical Society, and the Western Montana Medical
Society. He served as the Ravalli County health
officer from 1935 to1940.
Dr. H. D. Browning is survived by
wife Eda (Kracke), daughter; Mrs. R.C. FitzGerald of
Darby, half-sister, Mrs. Ira Greer of Aledo,
Illinois; granddaughters Mrs. Marvin Taylor and
Patsy FitzGerald of Darby.
Pallbearers: Dr. R. R. Parker, E.K.
Stewart, H.V. Gilmore, O.L. Kennedy, S.A, Hieronymous.
Honorary Pallbearers: Herbert Hayward, M. D.,
Donald Gordon, M.D., N.A. Kaa,C.C. Teftt, M.D.,
Richard Peterson,M.D., Will Thornton, M.D., B. F.
Thraillkill, and R. A. O'Hara.
Before he died he made
arrangements with Dr. Peterson to take over his
Burial was in Riverview
Cemetery in Hamilton, Montana.
The Western News, Hamilton,
Montana, Thursday, May 22,1941
pioneer Hamilton physician died at W, Main St home cerebral
Contributed by Tom Kracke
EDA K. KRACKE BROWNING
June 23, 1878 - September 21, 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Eda
Kracke Browning,72, who died at the local hospital
Thursday will be conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m. The
interment will be at Riverside Cemetery beside the
grave of her husband, H.D Browning. Rev. Harold A
Harris will officiate. Pallbearers will be John Parker, Raymond
Grube, George----, Eldred Conroy, M.C. Mead, and
The Western News, Hamilton, Montana,
September 21, 1950
Contributed by Tom Kracke
CLARA McPHERRON BRUCE
November 13, 1941 - January 29, 1984
Clara M. Bruce, 42, died Sunday in a
Missoula hospital as a result of injuries received in an auto
accident. She was born on November 13, 1941 in Haxtun,
Colorado to Paul and Elsie McPherron and was raised and
educated in Fleming, Colorado. She worked as a secretary in
Colorado and later in Wyoming. she moved to Hamilton in the
fall of 1979. At the time of her death, she was a legal
secretary for the attorneys of Robinson, Doyle, Bell and Corn.
Survivors include three daughters, Cindy
Huhnke of Worland, Wyoming; Sheila Jordon of Casper, Wyoming
and Carla Sonneman of Corvallis; two sons, Victor Sonneman of
Worland, Wyoming and Russell Sonneman of Corvallis; her
parents, Paul and Elsie McPherron of Fleming, Colorado; three
brothers, Lee McPherron of Thornton, Colorado, Michael
McPherron of North Platt, Nebraska and Cecil McPherron of
Greeley, Colorado; a sister, Penney Ryan of Grant, Colorado;
and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted
Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corvallis Methodist Church. Rev.
Fred Huskey will officiate. Interment will follow at the
Riverside Cemetery in Hamilton.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, January 31, 1984
OLIVE SHEARD BRYSON
January 27, 1920 - May 29, 1949
Mrs. Don Bryson Died On Sunday, Rites Were Held Here Yesterday
Death claimed Mrs.. olive Bryson, wife of
Don Bryson, Sunday at Daly Hospital after several months of
illness due to Hodgkins’ disease.
She is survived by her husband and three
children, Gladys, Delores and Harold Gene; her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W.J. Sheard, former Hamilton residents now living at
Chewelah, Washington; brothers and sisters, John, Alan,
Norman, Donald and Walter, Margaret, Annie, Verna and Eleanor,
all of Chewalah and Mrs. Clell Newell of Yakima, Washington.
Mrs. Bryson was born in Canada, January 27,
1920. She was a member of the 1938 graduating class of
Hamilton high school and her marriage to Mr. Bryson took place
here July 30, 1939. She was a member of the Christian church
and had many friends in the Hamilton community.
Funeral services were held Wednesday
afternoon at the Dowling chapel by Rev. Ben F. Gerking. Burial
was made in Riverview cemetery. The pallbearers were Giles
Gill, Martin Larson Jr, Warren Ash, Lloyd Boozer, Fred
Thompson, and William Christie.
Western News, June 2, 1949