BROWN, JOHN BURY (1831 - 1920)

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Santa Cruz Evening News (August 16, 1920)
John B. Brown

John B. Brown Called by Death on Sunday

After being in ill health for the past three years, and more so for the past few months, when his health showed rapid sighs of declining, John B. Brown passed away Sunday afternoon at his home at 103 Myrtle street. Mr. Brown has been an invalid for the most part of his prolonged illness, but handicapped as he was, possessed a kindly, cheerful disposition and was highly esteemed by his neighbors and all acquaintances. Mr. Brown loved Santa Cruz and its people and after coming to California from Missouri in 1883, took up his residence here in 1886 and has resided here continuously ever since. Mr. Brown came from a large family and his death marks the passing of the last one of a family consisting of fourteen children.

Surviving Mr. Brown are his wife, a son Edward Brown, and a daughter Mrs. Nellie Chamberlain, who resides in New Hampshire. Neither of the children ever resided in Santa Cruz, though the daughter as here for one winter with her parents on a visit. John H. Hill of the firm of Hill & Douglas is a nephew of the deceased.

Mr. Brown was a member of the Odd Fellows and also of Wallace Reynolds post, G.A.R.

The deceased was eighty-nine years of age and a native of Maine. The funeral will be held from the Chase Undertaking Parlors.

Date of Birth: 1831-06-05

Date of Death: 1920-18-08

County: Santa Cruz

Cemetery/City of Burial: Santa Cruz Memorial Park

Plot: G22

Mortuary: CCC

Cause of Death: Brn/Hmrrhge

Spouse: (Brown)_ Eliza A.

Occupation: Lumberman

Religion: Ba

Height: 5'9

Complexion: Dk

Eye Color: Gr

Hair Color: Gr

Local Address: Myrtle St 108

Last City: Santa Cruz

Native of: ME

Father Native of: Robert (ME)

Mother Native of: Jennes_ Esther (VT)

Enlisted: 1861/10/18

Discharged: 1864/12/27

Military Unit: NH_ 7 Inf_ Co K

Rank: Pvt

Military Notes: R-Dover_

GAR#: R98

Available records used to obtain information:
Cemetery records
Santa Cruz County death records
Military records
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
Voter Records

CW Reference: W&R 1896 Roster

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004.
Date: Undated
Coverage: Santa Cruz (County)
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson.
Identifier: OS-0116


Nelson, Robert L. “BROWN, JOHN BURY (1831 - 1920).” Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004. SCPL Local History. Accessed 24 May 2024.