Fort Scott, Kansas Tribune Monitor
January 19, 1927


James M. Brown, A Civil War veteran, passed away this morning at 7:30 at the the home, 1320 East First street. The cause of his death was carcinoma. He had been ill four months.

Mr. Brown was born in Harrison County, O., September 23, 1848, being at the time of his death 78 years, 3 months and 26 days of age.

At the age of ten years he came to Barton county, Missouri with his parents, where he remained until 1863, when he moved to Fort Scott. On July 23 of the same year he enlisted in Company G of the 14th Kansas Cavalry and served until the end of the war. He was mustered out at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory.

He was married on May 30, 1881, in Johnson county, Kansas and his wife, Mrs. Lucinda Brown, survives him. He is also survived by a son, Frank Brown, of this city and a brother, J.E. Watters, of Kansas City.1

Mr. Brown was a kind and loving husband and a true Christian. He had been a member o0f the Holiness church for over 30 years. He was a member of W.H.Lytle Post of the G.A.R., and the honorary pallbearers will be selected from that organization.

The funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Holiness church, Third and Margrave, conducted by Rev. George Smith. Interment will be in the National Cemetery.

The remains will lie in state at the Cheney mortuary until the time of the funeral.

1 Josiah Estep Watters is his half-brother


Fort Scott, Kansas Tribune Monitor
January 21, 1927

Services for Civil War Veteran
Held from the Holiness Church
at 10 O’Clock This Morning

Funeral services for James M. Brown, civil war veteran, were held this morning at 10 o’clock at the Holiness church, Sixth and Wilson streets. Rev George Smith conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Porter. rev Smith took his text from Matthew, 25:13. The minister spoke of Mr. Brown’s long membership of 30 years in the church and of his cheerful disposition during his long illness. He was a devoted husband and father.

On account of the inclement weather, the G.A.R. services were given at the church, Mrs. PearlMcGinnis of the W.R.C. assisting.

A quartet consisting of Rev. and Mrs. E.M. Tate, Mrs. earl Rogers and Mrs. edna Bell, sang the following hymns: “Old Rugged Cross”, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”, and “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”. Miss Pauline Lane was the accompanist.

Interment was made in the National Cemetery. The pall bearers were J.H. Gump, Charles Lightwine, B. Pryor, Walter Munns, John Bowers and Arthur Statler.

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