FRIENDS GRIEVED BY NEWS
Husband and Relatives at Bedside When Death Came -- Spent Winter in California. The sad news of the death of Mrs. Jennie (Northrup) Brown, at Wesley Hospital in Chicago, came this Thursday morning, but was not a surprise. Messages on Wednesday morning and during the day said she was very low with no chances left. She was operated on for a tumor a week ago Tuesday morning, and died Wednesday night at 12:30, the ninth day after the heroic operation. Mr. Brown and others of her relatives were with her constantly during the sad and trying time. She was the third wife to be parted from Mr. Brown by death, the last blow coming while he is serving his 75th year, and had already stood up and faced many troubles of sickness and death before this last shock came.
Mrs. Brown, who has lived in Crown Point since a girl, had a large circle of friends and her sad ending casts a gloom in many homes. One baby was born from this union, but died in infancy, and Mr. Brown is left to be comforted by a son and two daughters from the first marriage.
The dispatches this a.m. said they would arrive here today at noon with the remains, but no date has been given out for the funeral services. Mrs. Brown was 55 years old the 4th of April, and until a short time ago seemed in the best of health.
During the last few months she has paid visits to all her brothers and sisters living in different states, and recently arrived from California where she spent some time with her sister, Mrs. Griffin. It seems she had a premonition of what was coming, although many of her friends were not aware of her troubles.
She is the fourth of the family of nine children to die, and those surviving her are her brother Walter, and sisters Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Fox, Mrs. Demmon, and Miss Nellie Northrup.
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