George Brown

b. 14 January 1853, d. 20 October 1918
  • George Brown was born on 14 January 1853 in Beacon, Dutchess County, New York.
  • He married Ellen Odell, daughter of Benjamin Odell and Sarah Bennett.
  • George Brown and Ellen Odell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York. Other members of the household included Jessie Woolcock. Jessie Woolcock, daughter of Ellen's half-sister Sarah Griffin Woolcock, also is enumerated in the Putnam Valley household of her parents with four younger siblings.
  • He was a blacksmith, according to the 1880 census.
  • George Brown became a widower at the 13 May 1885 death of his wife Ellen Odell.
  • George Brown died on 20 October 1918 at age 65 in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York, at 1019 Cortlandt Street.
  • He was interred at Hillside Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 26 October 1918 in The Highland Democrat: George Brown, a well known retired blacksmith, died at his home No. 1019 Cortlandt street, on Sunday, in his 65th year, of an illness extending over a period of months. He had been confined to his bed, however, but a few weeks.
         Mr. Brown was born in Beacon, the son of Robert and Mary Conklin Brown.
         He came to Peekskill a young man and learned the trade of a blacksmith at the Griffin shop on Division street. About 25 years ago he began work for himself in a shop on Cortlandt street which he conducted until about eight years ago, when he gave up active labor.
         Mr. Brown was a member of the. . . . He was a trustee at the time of his death and had been for many years. For nearly thirty years he had been librarian of the Sunday School.
         Mr. Brown was twice married. His first wife was Ellen Odell. She died May 13, 1885. On July 8, 1886 he married Minnie Judd. She survives him. He also leaves one brother, Robert, of Beacon.
         The funeral services were held from his late residence on Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Robert L. Ross officiating. The interment was at Hillside.
  • Last Edited: 3 Jan 2015

Family: Ellen Odell b. 16 October 1855, d. 13 May 1885