RUFUS M. BROWN GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Baldwin Ledger, Friday, May 19, 1916, Pg.1
Vol. XXXIII, No. 40
Old Pioneer Dead.
Rufus M. Brown, an old pioneer of this state, died in DeQueen, Ark., last Saturday evening after a brief illness. Mr. Brown came to Kansas in the 1869, and has lived here ever since with the exception of about two years spent in Arkansas. He was an old soldier, serving in the Seventh Indiana regiment during the Civil War.
Mr. Brown was born in Kendrick, Ind., in the year 1836 and he was nearly 81 years of age. The body was shipped back to Baldwin Monday evening and the funeral services held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, the services being in charge of the Masonic lodge. Mr. Brown has a sister living in Baldwin, Mrs. Elizabeth Hadley, and L. L. Hadley, Joab Hadley and Mrs. Mary Clemons, who are cousins.