Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A. W. BROWN - Obituary

A. W. Brown

The East Liverpool Tribune


Publisher of New Cumberland Independent Succumbs to Attack of Bright's Disease

A. W. Brown, founder, editor and publisher of the New Cumberland Independent, died at his home there at 11:45 a.m. yesterday, (May 16, 1906) of Bright's disease, aged 51 years. The deceased had long been a suffer from the disease which caused his death.

Mr. and Mrs. Brown returned Tuesday from a visit with their daughter, Miss Lucy, who is a student in the West Virginia university at Morgantown. In the afternoon he lay down to rest and falling into a stupor remained unconscious to the end. His son, R.E. Brown, prosecuting attorney of Hancock county, was the only member of the family present at the time of his death.

The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Brown was born November 24, 1855, at Weellsburg<sis>, Brooke county, W.Va., and began his newspaper career in that city. Early in 1875 he removed to Hancock county and became the editor of the Panhandle News. Later he established the first paper published at Fairview.

In 1876 he removed to New Cumberland and established the Independent. He was an upright, honorable citizen and a life long Republican. He was for a number of years one of the circuit court commissioners, and was clerk of the senate during the last session of the legislature.

Mr. Brown was twice married, his first wife, having been Miss Mary Morrow, who died several years ago. The two surviving children, Robert E. and Lucy, were born of this union.

The second wife of the deceased, who survives was Miss Ola Moore, daughter of Abram Moore, of Lisbon. A sister, Mrs. Cora D. Crawford, also survives. The deceases was a brother-in-law of Mrs. H. A. Keffer, of Chester.

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