Mrs. Samuel Lown, familiarly known as Aunt "Nellie", died at the home of her son Walter Lown, one mile south of Riley Centre (St Clair Co, Mi) on Thursday, March 1st (1900) aged 86 years. Her maiden name was Eleanor Hiler. She was born in Wayne Co. NY, May 11, 1813 and Married Samuel Lown in 1830. In 1847, she came with her husband to Michigan, settling in Riley Township, where she made her home for 53 years. She united with the Free Will Baptist Church in 1876 and has since been a member. She was the mother of 11 children, (8 reached adulthood) of whom four survive her, Mrs Geo. Arnold (Margaret Lown) and Walter Lown of Riley Centre, Jacob Lown of Memphis and Mrs Wm. Brown (Eleanor Lown) of Detroit. She leaves one brother, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a large circle of friends. The funeral was held from the Baptist Church Sunday, conducted by Rev Carpenter.
Mrs John Lown (Ann Stoddard) of Camboria, Huron Co has been spending a few days here on account of the death of Mrs Samuel Lown.
Mr and Mrs Wm Brown (Eleanor Lown) and Mrs Robert Doull (Eva May Lown) of Detroit are spending a few days with friends here.
Note: Names in parenthesis have been added. They are "Nellie" Lown's daughters, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter. Eleanor Lown is the daughter of Martin Hiler and Mary VanDeusen, former residents of this area, now deceased
This information transcribed from news article found in scrapbook of Delilah Farmer Lown, daughter-in-law to
Eleanor. Ownership of scrapbook, presently entrusted to Delilah's grandson, of Pa. Information submitted to this forum, by J. Keeney GG-grand-daughter to Eleanor.
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