Ida (Brown) Gann

Ida Margaret (Brown) Gann (1884 - 1964)

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Ida Margaret Gann formerly Brown
Born in Harlan, Smith County, Kansasmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Manzanola, Crowley County, Coloradomap
Descendants descendants
Died in Alamosa, Alamosa County, Coloradomap
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Biography

Ida Margaret Brown was born November 9, 1884 in Smith Center, Smith County, Kansas to James Martin and Willomine Lilly Newbry Brown. [1]

Her father left Kansas in 1887 for Colorado in search of new opportunities. Her mother and the family lived with her grandfather, Reazin Thomas Newbry. [2]

Her sister, Dora Brown Harding wrote: "My father had been buying cattle, feeding them, and shipping them to Omaha. In the late summer of 1887, the bottom dropped out of the market. He had no way to feed and hold the cattle so lost everything to a mortgage shark and had to start over again. Mother and the children went to live with Grandpa. Grandma had not been well for sometime and passed away May 31, 1887." [2]

"Living with Grandpa at the time were his children Mollie 17, Bill 14, Bob 12, and Charlie 7. His 20-year old son Tom [Edward Thomas Newbry] and my father went to Denver, Colorado to find work. They went from there to Leadville, a mining town where there was work for everybody." [2]

My grandfather, Reazin Thomas Newbry, was a blacksmith and took the tools of his trade with him when he moved and as long as there were horses to shoe and plows to sharpen, he had a job. Soon after father and Uncle Tom left, Grandpa moved all of us to Thomas County near Colby, Kansas where his oldest son Joe [Joseph Everett Newbry] had a homestead. It was not a long move, maybe 150 miles, but a slow one in a covered wagon. Grandpa had both horses and oxen; I don't remember which were hitched to the wagon." [2]

"We rented a part of a house from a Mr. Irwin: The house was built into a dirt bank. We lived upstairs; Mr. Irwin downstairs and we kids had to be quiet so as not to disturb him. My brother Martin was born December 7, 1887, after we came to Colby." [2]

"In the early summer of 1889, Father had left the mines, bought a team of horses and had gone to work in the woods. He soon sent for us; Mother and us children went to Florissant, Colorado by train – a big change from the level land in treeless Kansas to the high Rockies with evergreen trees. Father met us at Florissant and took us to a small one-room cabin among the pine trees on the edge of South Park, a high mountain valley. There were a few cattle ranches there with native hay for winter-feed. Cattle summered in the mountains and we sometimes saw them. Small sawmills would move into the valley, log out an area, and then move on. It must have been hard on Mother, who had always lived in a flat civilized country with people around, to live in the mountains with range cattle and wild animals for neighbors. We occasionally saw a man, but it was a long time before we saw a woman." [2]

Ida Margaret Brown married Charles H. Gann November 26, 1914 in Manzanola, Colorado. They had four children, Ruth, Iva, Myrtle, and Robert.

Ida Margaret Brown Gann died March 3, 1964 in Alamosa, Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. [1]

"Ida Margaret (Brown) Gann, 79, of Rio Grande, County Colorado died Tuesday in the Alamosa Community Hospital. Mrs. Gann was born November 19, 1884 in Smith Center, Kansas and came to the San Luis Valley in 1892 in a covered wagon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Martin Brown. They settled in the Mosca area. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry Hunt and Mrs. Clay Cummings, Monte Vista. One son Robert Gann, Canon City , one brother Harry Brown of Mosca and two sisters, Dora Harding, Salem, Oregon, and Mrs. Esther Dunnington, Los Angeles, California, nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren."

"Mrs. Gann was a member of the LDS Church and the LDS Relief Society. Edward Sharp Municipal is in charge of the funeral and burial will be in the Monte Vista Cemetery next to her husband."

"Funeral Services for Mrs. Ida M. Gann, Rio Grande County resident for many years were Friday from the Memorial Chapel at Monte Vista. The Rev. Bishop Kenneth Shepard officiated with Mrs. W Edward Sharp at the organ, accompanying Mrs Robert Smythe vocalist. Pallbearers were Warren Weston, Everett Rowe, Leonard Calkins, Ernest Christian, Jerrold Cummings and Robert Gann, Jr."

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kessler, Ronald, E., "Descendants of: James Martin Brown and Willomine Lilly Newbry By Greatgrandson Ronald E. Kessler", Adobe Village Press, Monte Vista, Colorado, 1998.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Harding, Dora Brown, "Recollections", paper written about her memories of her childhood through young adulthood. Dora was Mart's oldest sibling.


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Brown family in the Brown Lot. Harry and Donna Brown were buried in the same cemetery as many of their family. It snowed the April day they were buried. Flowers for their ancestors bloomed that wintery day in the Monte Vista Cemetery.
Brown family in the Brown Lot.   Harry and Donna Brown were buried in the same cemetery as many of their family. It snowed the April day they were buried. Flowers for their ancestors bloomed that wintery day in the Monte Vista Cemetery.

1958 Hunt Family Reunion, Harry Brown; Henry, Ruth & Sharon Hunt;, Christine, Warren, Beverly, & Michael Weston, Ida Gann, Leonard, Ken & Lorene Calkins, Tubb & Sandra Rowe.
1958 Hunt Family Reunion, Harry Brown; Henry, Ruth & Sharon Hunt;, Christine, Warren, Beverly, & Michael Weston, Ida Gann, Leonard, Ken & Lorene Calkins, Tubb & Sandra Rowe.

1960 Hunt Family Reunion
1960 Hunt Family Reunion

Ida Brown on her horse
Ida Brown on her horse

Ida Brown and a snake
Ida Brown and a snake

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