Brown, Cortland

Name: Brown, Cortland
Burial Date: 1887, 11/17
Age at Death: 50
Plot Location: 152 A
Notes: h/Mary Elizabeth(Swagger)/Elizabeth(Brown)

War: Civil War      14th Penna. Cav.

Obituary Sterling Bulletin, Nov. 23, 1887.

“Killed in the Trench.”

A telegram from Joseph Owen this morning to his wife, announced the death of Mr. C. Brown, who was working for Mr. Owen at Florence laying water mains. Deceased live in the Ira Dodds house, and was about fifth years of age. The remains arrived here on the ten o’clock train.

P.S. – A special dispatch to the Emporia REPUBLICAN states that the deceased was killed at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, by the caving in of a ditch at the water works.

—C. Brown, the man who was killed at Florence, was buried this morning at ten o’clock, the funeral sermon being preached at the family residence on West Adams Street, by Rev. S. Brink, of the M.E. church. Deceased was an old soldier, but Meade Post took no part in the ceremonies.

When Cortland Brown was born on September 29, 1837, his father, Nathan, was 34 and his mother, Lydia, was 32. He has five children with Mary Elizabeth Swagger and four children with Elizabeth Brown. He died on May 17, 1887, in Sterling, Kansas, at the age of 49.

Mary Elizabeth Swagger was born on September 14, 1842, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, the child of John and Sarah. She had three sons and two daughters with Cortland Brown between 1867 and 1876. She died on May 12, 1917, in Sterling, Kansas, at the age of 74.

Elizabeth Brown was born about 1841, in Ohio. She had three sons and one daughter with Cortland Brown between 1867 and 1876.