By the death of Peter
Brown, which took place at his residence in this village last
Sunday, we lose a citizen noted for his integrity and noble
Christian character. Deceased was a son of
the late Deacon Isaac Brown, and was born on the old homestead,
east of the village, 83 years ago.
Soon after his marriage to
his first wife, they settled on a farm near Rowan Mills, where he
always lived and done his own work up till one year ago. He moved here recently to
spend his remaining days, which proved to be few.
Mr. Brown was a member of
our Baptist Church when it was build 60 years ago, and was
probably the last living link between the old church and the
He was married three times
and is survived by three sons and one daughter by his first wife:
George of Port Stanley, Herbert and Everett of Duluth, Minn., and Edith at
home; and one son by his second wife,
Dewitt of Erie
View. He is also survived by his
His surviving brothers are: Isaac, Isaiah and Emerson of Port Rowan, George of Port Royal, and Mrs. J. C. Becker of Vancouver.
The funeral which was
largely attended, was held in the Baptist Church, where the
deceased was a deacon for many years. The pastor, Rev. J. M.
Smith, preached a very effective sermon befitting the occasion. Interment took place in
Bayview Cemetery in the presence of a large number of relatives