Brownfield, Francis F. (November 20, 1853 - January 2, 1915)

Death of Former Townsman

Douglas Enterprise - January 5, 1915

A telegram received by the Enterprise yesterday from T.J. Brownfield at Lincoln, Neb., conveyed the information that his brother Frank F. Brownfield had died on Saturday at Centreville, Iowa.

The deceased was for several years a resident of Douglas, when he was engaged in the real estate business, in addition to owning a good ranch under the LaPrele ditch. Owing to continued ill health he removed to Colorado, where his children were located and where he purchased a fruit farm. A report was current here about a year ago that he had passed away, but later proved untrue.

Frank Brownfield was a good citizen. Upright in his dealings while a resident of this community he suffered much, but bore his trials with fortitude. The sympathy of his friends and neighbors is extended to the family in their bereavment.

Death of Francis F. Brownfield

Douglas Enterprise - January 12, 1915

Of our late townsman, who passed away at Centreville, Iowa, on January 2, anaccount of which appeared in our last issue, the Centreville Iowegian had the following.

Francis F. Brownfield died Saturday about 4:45 p.m. after a long period of poor health. For many years he had a chronic trouble that reduced his vitality. He went to Wyoming, lived there five years, then went to Colorado for two years, and had also spent about four months in Arkansas. He had been sick seven weeks that last time, and realized that the end was approaching. He leaves his wife, his son R.E. Brownfield, and daughters Mrs. Addie Egner, of Pueblo, Colo.; and Mrs. Sadie Houser, of Boone, Colo. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Belle Dean, of this city; Mrs. Cora Goldsberry, of Arkansas; and T.J. Brownfield of Lincoln, Nebr.

Mr. Brownfield was a familiar figure in Centreville a few years ago. He was a pleasant associate, and had many friends. After going west many were interested in reading the letters he sent back, he sending some for publication in the Iowegian. He always maintained a cheerful disposition, considering his indifferent health for so many years. He was a member of the Methodist church when here formerly.

He was born November 20, 1853, and was 61 years old. His birth place was in Pennsylvania.

The funeral was Monday at 10:30 at the late home, conducted by Mrs. Peterson, evangelist.

J.A.W. Wilson read the obituary notice. Burial was at Sharon Chapel.

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