OSCAR BROWN. - During the many years that he was a resident of Kansas City, Kansas, the late Oscar Brown was known as a faithful and loyal citizen, and enjoyed the fullest confidence and esteem of his neighbors and friends. He was born December 15, 1844, in Platte county, Missouri, a son of Obadiah and Eliza (Grover) Brown, and died at his home in Kansas City, Kansas, January 16, 1911, his death being a cause of general regret.
The son of a farmer he became familiar with the various branches of agriculture during his boyhood days, and followed general farming during his early life. Coming with his family to Wyandotte county in 1886, Mr. Brown located in Kansas City, where he at first found employment as a teamster, but afterwards, for seven years worked in the Fowler Packing House. He subsequently lived retired until his death, as above stated. His body was laid to rest in a pleasant spot in Mount Hope cemetery.
Mr. Brown married, July 26, 1876, Kate Kuykendall, who was born in Topeka, Kansas, March 21, 1859, a daughter of James and Sarah (Link) Kuykendall. Her father was born and bred in Kentucky, but as a young man moved first to Missouri, later becoming a pioneer settler of what is now Topeka, Kansas, where he remained two years and then settled in Platte county, Missouri, where he spent his remaining days. Seven children were born of the union of Mr. and Mrs. Brown, namely: Ora N., of Kansas City, Missouri, was born August 4, 1877; Ira L. born August 25, 1879, resides in Kansas City, Kansas; Bettie, born August 23, 1882, died July 23, 1884, and was buried in Platte county, Missouri; Bertha, born February 22, 1884, died February 14, 1886, and was buried in Polk county, Missouri; James, born February 19, 1886, lives in Kansas City, Kansas; Ettwell, born March 5, 1892, lived but five weeks; and Robert, born February 14, 1896. In April, 1888, Mr. Brown joined the Kansas City, Kansas, Lodge, No. 216, Ancient Order United Workmen, and held various offices in that organization. Religiously he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
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