Brown, Nellie (1873 - 1954)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Brown, Boon, Hannah, Northup, Beeckler,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) November 18, 1954
Brown, Nellie (27 December 1873 - 10 November
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 16,
1954, from the Georgas Funeral Home for Mrs. Elmer Brown, who died
at her home in McMinnville, Ore., on November 10. She had reached
the age of 81 years.
The Rev. Virgil Nulton, pastor of the Neillsville
Methodist Church, officiated. Interment was in the
Neillsville City Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown was born December 27, 1873, to Charles
and Mary (Boon) Hannah in the Town of Weston, Clark County, where
she received her elementary education. On March 12, 1892, she
was married to Oscar Northup at Neillsville. They lived on a
farm near the old county farm in the Town of York. They made
this farm their home until the death of Mr. Northup in 1936.
She then stayed with her daughter for a short
time, going to Oregon to visit a sister. While in Oregon she
was married on August 30, 1942, to Elmer Brown, who at one time
operated a store in Neillsville and at Christie.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Methodist Church
She is survived by her husband, two daughters,
Mrs. George (Jessie) Beeckler of Neillsville, and Mrs. Ruth Hovanec
of Chicago; one son, Leland of Rockford, Ill., two step-daughters,
one sister, nine grandchildren and a
The body reposed at the Georgas Funeral Home from
Monday noon until time of services on Tuesday.
(Note: Her given name was gotten from the obit of
her first husband, Oscar Northup. Dmk)
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