From the Princeton Clarion, Princeton, Indiana Monday Evening, April 3, 1899


Thomas H. Brown

Mr. Thomas H. Brown died at the home of his son, J.Y. Brown, Saturday afternoon, after a protracted illness, incident to old age.

            Mr. Brown was born in Ohio and had reached the advanced age of 90 years and two months.  He came to Indiana in 1818 and settled in Spencer county.  He was probably the oldest of those hardy pioneers who contributed so much of muscle and brawn to convert the Indiana forests in to fertle fields.  In 1887 Mr. Brown came to Princeton to make his home.  For a few years he maintained a home of his own, but, as his infirmities increased in recent years, he has been living with his son.  His life has been an active one and his name is honored among the people who knew him.

            The funeral services were held this morning at the residence of J.Y. Brown, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellow cemetery.




Note: Per the Gibson County health records, Book CH 30, page 2.  His DOD was April, 1, 1899.  Cause of death was senility. Signed by R. G. Higgins.

No DOB and no other information were given.


(Above contributed by Janet (Elliott) Harbison Douglas  24 May 2011.)