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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 Winters road.
   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 Emanuel Methodist
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


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