Sadie Amanda (Conner) Brown
Mrs. Sadie Brown, who with her husband was one of the early settlers of this community, and business people of Farnam, died at a Gothenburg hospital about two o’clock Monday morning. She had been confined to her home with sickness during the winter, and as she apprently was losing strength steadly, she was taken to the hospital and remained there until the end came.
Due to the fact that some of her children have to come from the western coast, the funeral will not be held until Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church.
Sadie Amanda Brown, daughter of Simon P. and Lucy A. Conner was born November 10, 1871, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and passed away at Pyle Hospital in Gothenburg, Nebraska on April 30, 1945 at the age of seventy-three years, five months, and twenty days.
At the age of ten she moved with her parents to Frontier County, Nebraska, where she grew to womanhood. On September 1, 1899, she was united in marriage with Sherman K. Brown. To this union six children were born, two daughters, Edith who died in infancy, and Mrs. Lettie Wilson of Alhambra, California; four sons, Earl of Curtis; Orlie of Araphahoe; Robert of Nampa, Idaho, and Harold of Vancouver, Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown moved into Farnam in 1901 where they engaged in the mercantile and implement business until 1923. As is true of all pioneers, they were instrumental in the growth of Farnam and the community, constructed business property, establish churches, schools and municipal and civil enterprises.
Since the death of her husband in 1934, she has taken care of her various business interests and maintained her home, where she helped care for the aged and ill. She enjoyed association with people and was always a friend to the person in need and every ready to aid and comfort the distressed. A woman of strong character, she was always alert with ready wit and good humor. When she knew death was near, she kept a keen mind and enjoyed conversation with family and friends.
She united with the Methodist church of Farnam on February 19, 1922 and was of abiding faith, maintaining constant vigil in each living day.
Besides her children, she leaves to mourn her death, three brothers, two granddaughters, five grandsons, one great-granddaughter, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday from the Hugo Funeral Home to local Methodist Church with Rev. E.H. Tipton officiating.
Burial was beside her husband in the Farnam Cemetery.
The Farnam Press. Farnam, Dawson County, Nebraska. May 10, 1945
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