DROWN, David H. —
Sixty-six years old, who died Tuesday morning at this home on the Sixteenth
street road, will be buried at Crook cemetery following funeral services at
2 o'clock this afternoon at Crook Chapel, Sixteenth street road. He
leaves the widow, Mrs. Susie Drown, two daughters, Mrs. Ida Osburn and Mrs.
Avis Cox; one son, Bryan Drown; two sisters, Mrs. Leah Maupin and Mrs.
Newton Topping; three brothers, Elba, John and Vick Drown, all of
Huntington. -The Herald-Dispatch, Thursday, March 19, 1931
DROWN, Mrs. Ella M.
MRS. DROWN'S RITES TUESDAY
Resident Here 77 Years, She was Member Of Prominent Family
Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow for Mrs. Ella M.
Drown, 77, lifelong resident of Huntington and member of a pioneer West
Virginia family, who died unexpectedly Saturday night in her home, 2964
Mrs. Drown, the daughter of Calvary and Mary Payne Stevenson, who
were among the earliest settlers in the state, had lived in Huntington since
1860. Her grandfather, Dr. William Payne, was one of the earliest
physicians to practice in the county.
She was married in 1887 to John P. Drown, who survives, and who was
a member of the city governing body in Huntington shortly after the
community was incorporated. Mrs. Drown was an early member of the
Episcopal Church, South, transferring her membership later to the Guyandotte
Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Sidney M. Drown and
Lindsey Drown, both of Huntington; a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Beckett, of
Buckhannon, W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. Dora Smith, Huntington; six grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted in the residence at 2:30 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery. -The
Herald-Dispatch, Monday, May 3, 1937