JAMES B. BROWN
South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, November 4, 1914, Pg. 1:
Last evening death came to Comrade James B. Brown, 426 South Fifteenth street, at the age of 74 years and 6 months. He came to West Cherry township in the early eighties locating on a good farm where his sons grew to manhood. He was an active Christian worker and was prominent in the erection of the Choteau church, and in Sunday School work. He was a successful farmer and greatly interested in the advancement of agriculture and stock raising. After the sons began to leave home the parents sold their farm and moved to this city where he purchased a home and good business property, and himself and wife united with the First Methodist Episcopal church of which he was a working member. Last July a slight touch of paralysis developed and later a kidney trouble added to the complication, and for a week he lingered near the border. When his country needed help he answered the Lincoln call for “300,000 more”, and was mustered in as sergeant of Company L, Tenth New York Cavalry, and served near three years. He is survived by his widow and sons G. D., H. G., and J. H. and daughter May, wife of Roy Goff of Bucklin, Kan. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.