BROWN - In Guilford, on the 19th inst., of measles and pneumonia, Mary, wife of James Brown, aged 47 years.
Mrs. Brown was daughter of the late George Picken of Harlem.
Rockford Daily Gazette, Monday, March 29, 1880
The measles have spread all over the Scotch settlement. They are in about thirty families; some cases proving fatal.
Mrs. James Brown, aged 47 years, died in Guilford on March 18, 1880, of measles. The funeral took place on Sunday, March 21 at 10 a. m. The sermon was preached at her late residence. The funeral was largely attended by the friends and relatives of the deceased, who was highly esteemed and respected by all who knew her. She leaves a family of four to mourn her loss.
↑ "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPF-MQSY : 11 March 2018), Mary Picken, 1838; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .
↑ "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9L-FD8R : 14 October 2017), James Brown and Mary Picken, 10 Mar 1860; citing Winnebago, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,914,041.