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Obit: Celia Tilson Benson Brown
Posted by: Carol Tilson (ID *****2353) Date: February 05, 2009 at 00:10:20
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"Elwood Bulletin" [Elwood, Gosper Co., NE], 31 Jul 1930:


Funeral services for the late Mrs. C. L. Brown, who passed away at her home in San Diego, Calif., Monday, July 21st, were held from the Methodist church in Elwood last Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. The services were in charge of Rev. Johanson pastor of the Methodist church in Lexington. Mrs. Brown was 71 years of age at the time of her death, being born in Sweden, May 23, 1859.

Mrs. Brown was well known to residents of this county, living here for many years before removing to San Diego some ten or twelve years ago with her husband. Mr. Brown preceded her in death but a year or two ago. Interment was made in the Elwood cemetery.

Mrs. Brown is survived by a son, Albert Benson, of Cheyenne, Wyo; two daughters, Mrs Sylvia Beardsley and Mrs. Esther Gosnell of Lexington; two brothers, J. O. Tilson, of Elwood and S. M. Tilson of Lexington; and three sisters, Mrs. Hannah Finton [sic, Sinton] of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Nellie Jacobs of Monmouth, Ills., and Mrs. Tillie Jacobson of Los Angeles, Calif.

Note: Celia Tilson, daughter of Martin John Tilson & Christine Olson [aka Mattis Johnsson & Kjersta Olsdotter] was born 23 May 1859, Östad, Näsum Parish, Skåne Län, Sweden. Celia married first Peter Benson [aka Bentson] 06 Oct 1883, Warren Co., IL. She married second Carlton Leander Brown.

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