Thursday, April 20, 2017

50th Anniversary for Col. Aaron Brown

Col. Aaron Brown

7 June 1822 MS - 2 July 1904 IA
son of Moses Brown & Nancy Perkins
husband of Elizabeth

Yesterday being the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Col. Aaron Brown and wife, some of the old settlers hereabouts decided to celebrate the occasion by having a gathering in Odd Fellows Hall where refreshments and a social order of affairs should mark the event. It being “our busy day” we were not present. Col. Brown has passed the greater portion of his married life in this vicinity.

from: Anniversary. (1894, Oct. 4). Fayette County Leader, p. 8. Retrieved Feb. 28, 2017, from Colonel Aaron Brown

It is interesting that Col. Aaron Brown's wife's name is never mentioned in this clipping about their anniversary.

Are you related to this family? I'd enjoy hearing from you.

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Wendy said...

No mention of the wife's name! I shouldn't be surprised. I have an obituary in which the deceased was "survived by his widow."

Charlie Purvis said...

But change was coming. In 1857 my great grandmother was able to declare herself to be a feme sole trader. Feme-sole trader definition, a married woman who is entitled to carry on business on her own account and responsibility, independently of her husband.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Amazing how little women mattered then.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Your great grandmother sounds like a wonderful, strong & independent woman!