BROWN, ORRIN S - Benton County, Arkansas | ORRIN S BROWN - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Orrin S BROWN

Bentonville City Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

May 28, 1876 - April 26, 1904
Age 27 Years, 10 Mos 29 Days
Born Howard Co. Iowa
Died near Wyandotte, I. T.

*Obituary (as written)
Benton County Democrat
Thursday, April 28, 1904

BROWN, Orin S. - A telegram Tuesday from Monett, Mo. to Mr. James Brown of this city contained the sad intelligence of the death of his son, Orin, who drowned in Grand river on that date. On Wednesday Mr. Brown received a marked copy of the Monett Star which gives an account of the accident as follows: "Word was received in this city at about noon today that two men employed as bridge carpenters by the Frisco were drowned in the river at Granby at ten o'clock today. The men are Orin S. Brown and Elmer Harmon and their homes were given as Monett. Upon inquiry it is learned that Brown came here from Bentonville, Ark. a few months ago to take a position as bridge carpenter. He is the son of James Brown of Bentonville and was boarding in this city when not at work. Nothing could be learned of Harmon as to where his people lived. The bodies of the men were yet in the river at 3:30 but are being searched for. As near as can be learned the river was up and the men were guarding the bridge. A heavy drift came down and lodged against the pier and the men were working to free it when they fell in and lost their lives." Orin Brown was a good, honest, industrious, hard-working young man and has many friends in this city who were made sad when the news of his death was received. He had just been spending a few days here visiting his parents and left Sunday to resume his duties. He was a stout, robust young man, just in the prime of life and his sudden taking away is a reminder that "we know not when the hour cometh." The bereaved parents of the young man have the sympathy of the entire community.

*Obituary (as written)
Benton County Democrat
Thursday, May 5, 1904

The remains of Orin S. Brown, who was drowned in Grand river near Wyandott on the 26th of April, was received here Wednesday morning the 4th inst. and the funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church on the same afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. S.L. Holloway after the remains had been interred in the K. of P. cemetery. The remains were accompanied from Wyandotte to Monett, Mo. by the bridge men with whom he was associated and from Monett by Miss Nellie Smith and Mr. M.F. Sweet who was one of his working associates. Orin Brown was one of a number of bridge carpenters on the Frisco system who were ordered to the Grand river bridge west of Wyandotte, I.T. On account of a rise in the river quite a lot of drift had accumulated around the bridge and Brown with another fellow-workman named Elmer Harmon was ordered to clear away the drift and in doing this work both lost their lives. The bodies of the two men were recovered Monday evening, May 2nd, about one and a half miles from the scene of the accident. Orin Brown was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Brown of this city and he was here during Saturday and Sunday, April 23rd and 24th, visiting his parents. The citizens of Bentonville extend their sympathy and condolence to the parents of this estimable young man in this, their hour of sad affliction.

Contributed on 6/24/15 by wfields55
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