was the Hitchcock County Sherriff (Nebraska) 1900-1905
John H. Brown was born in Barry, Massachusetts, August 24, 1848 and passed away at his home in Lodi, California, April 8, 1926. He moved with his parents to Sterling, Illinois and in 1866 to Marshalltown, Marshall county, Iowa. He homesteaded at Friend, Saline county, Nebraska in 1873.
He was united in marriage to Margaret Nichol in Marshall county, Iowa February 26, 1873 and to his union was born seven children, four of whom preceded him to the Great Beyond. Three living children are Frank H. of Modesto, California; Leroy L. of Trenton; and Mrs. Charlotte Otis of Trenton.
Mr. Brown moved to Culbertson in 1893 and to Trenton in 1900. He was very active in public life and served a number of terms as county sheriff. In this work he became well acquainted with the people of the county. In 1920 he and Mrs. Brown moved to California, where they resided until his death.
His wife, two sons, one daughter, three brothers, one sister, 24 grandchildren, and other relatives, besides a host of good friends, are left to mourn his passing.
MY FATHER I took for granted all his kindly ways; I only knew I liked him best of all, And that the days with him were golden days -- But he was big, and I was so small, I never guessed why he should care to be The chum of mine he was so long ago; The picture that he saw I could not see, The future dreams he dreamed I could not know.
But he is gone, and I am older grown, As old as he was then; and how I know Just what he dreamed of when we were alone, And why he seemed always to love me so. Today -- ah, could I only call him back there, I fain would tell him that I tried to be The man he dreamed of when his boy stood there -- Am I, I wonder, what he longed to see? ~~Edgar Guest
Source: The Culbertson Progress, April 22, 1926
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