Mrs. Elizabeth Brown

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
December 31, 1896, Page 4
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Mrs. Joseph E. Brown Dead.

Widow of ex senator Brown Dies Saturday Morning.

Atlanta, Ga., December 26—Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, the venerable and beloved widow of the late ex-Governor and ex-Senator Joseph E. Brown, died peacefully at her home on Washington street, Atlanta, this morning at a quarter after 6 o’clock.

Her illness, which was a combined inflammation of the stomach and bowels,was brief and comparative painless, and she passed away in perfect peace and quiet, surrounded by her devoted and grief-stricken children.

Mrs. Brown would have been 71 years old had she lived until the 13 th of next July. She was before her marriage, Miss Elizabeth Grisham, daughter of the Rev. Joseph Grisham, of Pendleton, S. C., and married Joseph Emerson Brown in 1847, on the 21 st birthday. The young couple lived in Canton, Ga., where Mr. Brown was then teaching school, until 1857, when he was elected governor of Georgia.


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