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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ John Henry Brown ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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John Henry Brown
TITLE: Mr. GENDER: M MILITARY: Civil War - Union; Indian Wars
BORN: Abt Aug 1837 DIED: Aug 1898 BURIED: 18 Aug 1898
BIRTH PLACE:  Wilmington, Will Co., Illinois
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon

IOOF - J. Henry Brown, age 61 yrs and 12 days, born in Willimington, Ill., died in Portland of asthma, "deceased was well and favorably known through Oregon".
MARRIAGE - "J. H. Brown & Margarette R. Graves, m 23 Jan 1869 at house of C. C. Stratton; I. D. Driver, M. G. Wit: Joseph Hoberg & Ellen Stratton #1121 pg 427 & Bk 1 pg 83"
1870 OR CENSUS - J. H. Brown, age 31, , born in Illinois, occupation printer, is enumerated with wife M. R. Brown, age 20, born in Illinois and son D. H., age 5 m's.

A PIONEER PRINTER; J. Henri Brown, a Well-Known Newspaper Man and Author, Passes Away - Funeral Today
John Henri Brown, a former resident of Salem, and a pioneer of 1847, died at his home in Portland on Tuesday afternoon, at the ripe age of 61 years and 12 days, after suffering for years from asthma, which disease culminate in consumption.
Mr. Brown was a native of Wilmington, Illinois, where he was born on August 4, 1837. He came across the plains in 1847, at the age of 10 years and settled in this city, where he made his home continuously until 1880. He learned the printers' trade and worked on different Salem papers and in job offices, and was at various times connected with the Statesman.
When the civil war broke out he enlisted in the Forst Oregon volunteer cavalry, and made the campaign against the Indians in the Northwest, helping to quiet them. He was a ready writer and a close observer, and his faculty for classifying events was remarkable. He compiled a very valuable work, "Political History of Oregon" the first volume of which was given to the public about five years ago. Later he began to write the second volume, and had nearly completed it when he became unable to continue his work.
Deceased leaves four children and four sisters and half-sisters to mourn his demise. The children are Mrs. Francis Batchellor, of Butteville; Mrs. Nannie Matthews, of Seattle; Mrs. Eva Lewis, of Georgia, and Charles Brown, a 3 ? Year old-son. His sisters are Mrs. David Matheney of this city; Mrs. Jane Anderson, of Halsey; Mrs. J. Noonan, of Portland; Mrs. Nellie Woodward, of Corvallis, and Miss Nettie Spencer of Chicago.
Mr. Borwn was twice married, his first wife being Miss Margaret Graves, daughter of Wm. Graves, an old-time resident of this city, where he conducted the business of an undertaker for many years. She died on August 14, 1878. In May, 1890, Mr. Brown was again married to Miss Hattie Rantz, who survives him. He was a member of Multnomah Typographical Union, under whose auspices the funeral was to be held in Portland.
Mrs. David Matheny, of this city, went to Portland yesterday, and last night telegraphed that the remains would be up by the Roseburg train at 11 o'clock this morning. Interment will be had in Rural cemetery at 5 o'clock this afternoon, with short services at the grave. The remains will be laid to rest by the side of those of the first wife of the deceased.
Weekly Oregon Statesman 1898 8:1,2
J. Henry Brown
Co. B
1st Oregon Cav
IOOF Register of Burials
Marion Co., Oregon Marriage Records 1849-1871 Vol 1, pg 73
1870 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., E. Salem Pct., pg 38)
WOS 19 August 1898 8:1,2
LOT: 485 SPACE: 4 NW LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.179' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.860'

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