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Mary Jane Brown

Female 1846 - 1920  (73 years)


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  • Name Mary Jane Brown  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 18 Dec 1846  Buffalo, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Teacher 
    Residence 1880  Weston, Clark, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1900  Neilsville, Clark, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 01 Jun 1905  Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1910  Neillsville Ward 1, Clark, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 63; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife 
    Died 21 Nov 1920  Neillsville, Clark County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Neillsville City Cemetery, Pine Valley, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ---------Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 11/25/1920

      ---------Smith, Mary J. (21 DEC 1846 – 21 NOV 1920)

      Mrs. Mary Smith, one of the oldest residents here, died suddenly at her home early Sunday morning, Nov. 21, 1920, pneumonia being the cause of her death. Deceased, whose maiden name was Mary J. Brown, was born at Buffalo, N.Y. Dec. 21, 1846. She came to Milwaukee with her parents when a child. They later moved to West Bend, where she grew to womanhood. She attended Ripon College and taught school at Ripon. On April 22, 1866, she was married to Augustus Smith. They came to Clark County, Wis. about 51 years ago, settling on their farm in the town of Weston, where they lived until moving to Neillsville about 25 years ago. Mrs. Smith was a woman of rare beauty of character, intelligent and sympathetic, whe was ready to help in all good things, both in her home and in the neighborhood. In early pioneer days she was always found helping when there was sickness or distress.

      She was a member of the W.R.C. for 35 years, being a charter member of the local post and serving for many years as an officer.

      She leaves four children, Mrs. Lillian Melville, Brookfield, Ill.; Milton A. Smith, Chicago; George H. Smith, Elmhurst, Ill.; Mrs. Josephine Burge, Neillsville; two brothers, Geo. Brown of Denver and Maxwell Brown of Weston, and a sister, Dr. Sarah Brown of Brookfield, Ill. She leaves also 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

      The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Longenecker and Rev. Kerr officiating.

      The two sons and Mrs. Geo. H. Smith were here from away to attend the funeral. The W.R.C. attended as a body.
    Person ID I80  vanhees
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 

    Father Joseph Brown,   b. 12 Jun 1800, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1875, Weston, Clark County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Ann Black,   b. 10 Jan 1805, Denton, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1882, Weston, Clark County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 03 Aug 1828  Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet

    Family Augustus Smith,   b. 23 Mar 1842, Peekskill, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1912, Neillsville, Clark County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1866  West Bend, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Lillian May Smith,   b. 26 Feb 1867, West Bend, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1951, Brookfield, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Milton Arthur Smith,   b. 28 Aug 1870, Neillsville, Clark County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1957, Oak Park, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +3. George Huntington Smith,   b. 18 Jul 1872, Neillsville, Clark County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1956, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +4. Josephine B. Smith,   b. 12 Jun 1880, Neillsville, Clark County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1949, Traverse City, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1846 - Buffalo, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Apr 1866 - West Bend, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Nov 1920 - Neillsville, Clark County, WI Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Mary Jane Brown
    Mary Jane Brown
    Taken in Neillsville, WI ca 1915
    Mary Jane Brown - ca 1887
    Mary Jane Brown - ca 1887

    Documents
    Augustus Smith and Mary Jane Brown Marriage Certificate
    Augustus Smith and Mary Jane Brown Marriage Certificate
    The marriage certificate of Augustus Smith and Mary Jane Brown dated April 22, 1866 in West Bend, Wisconsin.

    Headstones
    Augustus Smith and Mary Jane Brown
    Augustus Smith and Mary Jane Brown
    Plot: L-42

    Histories
    Old Globe Road
    Old Globe Road
    Mary Jane Brown Smith reminisces on the early days in Clark County WI

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] 1860 Census West Bend, WI.

    2. [S387] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Neilsville, Clark, Wisconsin; Roll: 1781; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0028; FHL microfilm: 1241781.
      birth date: 18 Dec 1846
      birth place: Buffalo, NY
      residence date: 1900
      residence place: Neilsville, Clark, Wisconsin, USA
      marriage date: 22 Apr 1866
      marriage place: West Bend, Washington, Wisconsin, USA
      Name: Mary Jane Brown

    3. [S386] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Weston, Clark, Wisconsin; Roll: 1419; Family History Film: 1255419; Page: 467A; Enumeration District: 174.
      birth date: 18 Dec 1846
      birth place: Buffalo, NY
      residence date: 1880
      residence place: Weston, Clark, Wisconsin, United States
      Name: Mary Jane Brown

    4. [S392] Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, Ancestry.com., (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Census, 1895 Microfilm, 10 reels. Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Census, 1905. Microfilm, 44 reel;).
      residence date: 1 Jun 1905
      residence place: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
      Name: Mary Jane Brown
      birth date: 18 Dec 1846
      birth place: Buffalo, NY

    5. [S393] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Was;), Year: 1910; Census Place: Neillsville Ward 1, Clark, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1704; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0035; FHL microfilm: 1375717.

    6. [S276] Obituary of Mary Jane Brown.

    7. [S375] Parish of St. Mary-Le-Bone (County of Middlesex, England), "Marriages 1828", Page 104, item 400 (Reliability: 4).
      Joseph Brown, Bachelor, of this Parish and Ann Black, Spinster, of this Parish were Married in this Church by Banns this third day of August in the year One thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, By me George M. Musgrave, Curate. This Marriage was solemnized between us: Joseph Brown and Ann Black. In the Presence of: John Dickinson and Sarah Dickinson.

    8. [S210] Marriage Certificate of Augustus Smith.

    9. [S387] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Neilsville, Clark, Wisconsin; Roll: 1781; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0028; FHL microfilm: 1241781.
      Name: Augustus Smith
      residence date: 1900
      residence place: Neilsville, Clark, Wisconsin, USA
      marriage date: 22 Apr 1866
      marriage place: West Bend, Washington, Wisconsin, USA
      birth date: 23 Mar 1842
      birth place: Peekskill, Westchester, NY