The following article appeared in the April 5, 1934, issue of the Lowell Tribune (page 1, column 1):
MAT BROWN SUFFERS STROKE OF PARALYSIS
Mat J. Brown, one of the best known men in Lake county, who lives on his farm in Eagle Creek township, was taken sick Sunday, and Monday suffered a stroke of paralysis. His whole right side was affected. For about twenty-four hours he was unable to speak, but yesterday he was a little better and was able to say a few words. It is thought that he will recover from the effects of the stroke. Mr. Brown is a candidate for the nomination for Trustee of Eagle Creek township on the Republican ticket.