OBITUARY John Brown John Brown died last evening at 6:30 o'clock at the hospital in the 77th year of his age. His death was caused by bronchial asthma, with which he had suffered for three weeks. He was taken to the hospital two weeks ago for treatment, but in spite of all that could be done for him he continued to fail till the end came. Mr. Brown was a native of Ireland, but went to England with his parents when a child and came from England to this country when aa young boy. He settled in New York city and later learned the tailor's trade. He worked in that city untiol the breaking out of the Civil war, when he enlisted in the 42d New York volunteers. After the ex- piration of his term of service he re- enlisted and served till the close of the war. He was taken prisoner and held at Andersonville for six months, ex- periencing all the horrors of that in- famous prison pen. He was finally re- turned to the Union lines through an exchange of prisoners. Mr. Brown came to this city 33 years ago and had since lived here. He worked for years in the different tail- oring establishments of the city, and at times did business on his own account. For the last two years he had done little work, owing to advancing age and the condition of his health, he hav- ing suffered much from rheumatism since returning from the army, where he contracted the disease. He has been for many years a member of the C.D. Sanford post, G.A.R., and was highly respected by all who were acquainted with him. Besides his widow he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Louisa Haas of New York city, Mrs. George Rowley and Mrs. Francis Noel of this city. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. John Graney of New York city. The funeral will be held at St. Fran- cis church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock and the burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. The bearers will be Grand Army men.
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