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Logan County Pioneers:

August and Drusilla (Cook) Browns, son Albert F. and Phoebe Brown, Logan.

In 1880 Clarke County, Iowa, August is farming, 45 born in Prussia, Drusilla 34 Indiana. Amelia is 16, Albert 14, Theodore 12, Wilbert 10, Minna 8, Alfred 7, Anna 5, Laua 2, anall born in IOwa. His mother Elisabeth 71 born in Prussia.
Next household is John Browns, 27, living alone, farming, born in Iowa.

Albert cash-claimed a quarter in 4, 8N 49W in 1891.

In 1900 Merino precinct, Logan County, August Browns is 65, Drusilla A. 54, Alfred T. 27, Annie B. 25, Laura M. 22, Alice O. 18, Della O. 16, Carl A. 14, Lillie E. 12, J.


Minnie was born October 4, 1871 in Murray Iowa,


Alice Brown married Earl M. Sutherland June 4, 1902, recorded in Logan County>

Earl was a cattle herder in 1900 Logan County, born Sept 1880 in Colorado, parents Henry Nov 1849 Wisconsina nd Ettie January 1858 Missouri. Ellen is 14, Clara B. 9, and Ray F. 3, all kids born in Colorado.
He was born February 9, 1880 to Henry T. Sutherland and Queen E. harris.

Earl Martin Sutherland registered for WWI in Missourla, Montana, working for the Jewel Tea Company, occupation traveling overseas. His nearest relative was his wife at 318 S. Division, Sterling, Colorado.
He died in Los Angeles County February 23, 1949.

His reference for his WWII registration was Ray Powell, Logan County Colorado sheriff. Earle was living in Riverside, California, unemployed.

Alice Opal Sutherland, born November 12, 1879 in Iowa, died January 11, 1949 in San DIego County.


Laura was born May 31, 1878 at Murray, Iowa,

In 1910 Lincoln County, Idaho, Charles M. Vance is farming, 39, born in Illinois. Laura is 30, Forest 6, Carl 4, and Glenn 2 were born in Montana.
Charles M. Vance 1871-1913 is buried in Sterling # 55011414.

In 1920 Logan County, Colorado, Laura Vance is widowed, 41, with Forst 16, Glenn 12, Eugene 9 Idaho, and Charlyne 6 Colorado.

Laura was in Josephine County, Oregon in 1940, 48, Iowa - in Sterling Colorado in 1935. She
Laura Vance died January 25, 1943 in San Diego County

Forrest T. Vance born Jan 2, 1904 in Montana, died Janauray 1, 1975 in Orange County, California.
Glenn H. Vance 1907-1928 is buried in Sterling # 55800158.

Gene Vance is in Atwood, Logan County, Colorado in 1930, 19, a farm laborer for William and Myrtle Grater.
Gene D. Vance born Dec 6, 1910, died September 16, 2000, last residence Chandler, Arizona.
Charlyne M. Waddell is buriend in Glendale, California 1913-1985, per # 85540370.


Clarence J. Chapman's first wife was Georgia Anice Hamlin, marrying in Boulder County March 18, 1877. , divorcing in Larimer County in 1897, and he married Charloate Martin Nov 7, 1897 in Pueblo, Colorado.

Georgia E. Chapman married George H. Rist June 17, 1897, recorded in Larimer County.

Victor Chapman is in Weld County in 1900. His father Rev. Clarence J. Chapman 1858-1909 is buried in Boulder County.
Clarence's widow was Charlotte A. Chapman of 3340 Columbine in Denver, Mabin of Loveland, Geogia Rist of Loveland, daughters, Grace E. Martin of Denver, daughter, Victor Chapman of Merino, son, Martina Chapman of Denver daughter, Vivian Hamilton of Philadelphia Penn daughter, and Maurice Chapman minor of Berthod Colorado, son.

In 1910 Merino precinct, Victor C. Chapman is farming, 30 born in Colorado, married one year to Anna B. 34, born in Iowa. Victor Herbert is two months old.

Victor Clarence Chapman registered for WWI in Merino, born March 2, 1882, farming, working at Baintree Alberta. Nearest relative was Georgia C. Rist of Loveland, Colorado.
They were in the Canadian census of 1916 and 1921.

Victor - 1882-1953 is buried in Calgary, per # 155390862.
Anna Bertha Chapman 1875-1964 is also buried there, per # 154652621.
So is Victor Hubert Chapman dying 1988, per # 155390874.
" In 1945, Marcella met Victor H. Chapman, Sr. and married him. They had two children, Victor Jr. and Claudia. In 1960 Marcella returned to Rector and some years later met and married her childhood friend Glynn Powell. Glynn and Marcella resided in Indianapolis, Ind., until Glynn retired. Rector once again began a new era of retirement for them until Glynn passed away in 1995. "

1899 Sterling "Mrs. J. D. Presher, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. F. Browns, left this morning to visit the carnival, after which she will return to her home at Pueblo."
In 1900 Albert F. Brown is a barber in Sterling, born October 1865 in Iowa, married 13 years to Phoebe L. July 1866 Wisconsin. Ople I. was born March 1888, Harry E. Dec 1890, and Gladys G. Jnuary 1896, all in Colorado.

February 1900 "Mrs. Alice Presher left via the U. P. this morning for her home at Salt Lake after an extended visit with her sister-in-law, Mrs. A. F. Browns."

March 1900 "Now comes A. F. Browns, the barber with a brand new bath room outfit consisting of two porcelain-lined bath tub; a Wilks heater — in fact a first class bath room outfit complete, the outfit representing an expenditure of over $300 and it is a beaut. The outfit is in working order this afternoon for the first time and will be operated every day in the week except Sunday."

June 1900 "Earl Browns is conducting a bootblack parlor in his father's barber shop. Ladies wanting their shoes shinod and not caring to have the work done at the shop may send or bring them to the shop and after the work is finished they will be delivered to your home without extra charge."

1920 "FOR CONGRESSMAN - A. F. BROWNS - Mr. Browns has been a resident of Colorado for over 30 years and is known as a staunch Democrat. He has been active in all movements with which the party has affiliated itself. For seven years he has been Register of the U. S. Land Office at Sterling under appointment by President Wilson."
In 1921 A. F. Browns was the register at the Sterling land office.

The stone in Sterling Riverside cemetery has Albert F. "Browns" 1865-1921 # 54642615.

Della E. Browns married Louis W. Vance April 5, 1905, recorded in Logan County.

It says a daughter Della E. (Browns) Vance 1883-1971 is buried there, # 56287809, with Louis Vance 1878-1958.
Probably wrong. Della would be the daughter of August and Drusilla.

1899 " Miss Mattie Highshew, who is teaching the Sedgwick school, and Mrs. William Epley were Julesburg visitors last Saturday."

Mattie L. Highshew married Alfred T. Browns September 24, 1902, recorded in Denver."

1903 Loveland Colorado "Mrs. Mattie Highshew Brown came up from Denver on Saturday to visit Loveland friends. "
1911 Loveland "Mrs. A. T. Brown and son came up from Denver to visit the Payne family west of this city. Mrs. Brown will be remembered as Miss Mattie Highshew. "

Alfred T. Browns died in June 15, 1916, widow Mattie L. Browns of Denver, and son Gerald V. aged 12 years.


Coroner Finds Victim Shot Self, but Explanation of Tragedy is Absent; Relatives Say He Had No Financial Worries; Health Was Poor.
During the ten days his wife, the Denver police and sheriff, of Lincoln County were hunting for Alfred T. Browns, Denver attorney and real estate man, he was lying dead by his own hand. His body was found late yesterday afternoon in an abandoned corral 1 ½ miles north of Golden by a party of workmen. Near the body was a Smith & Wesson revolver, and an examination showed he apparently had shot himself thru the head. The coroner of Jefferson County, who took charge of the body, dismissed immediately all suspicion of foul play, pointing out that Mr. Browns cound not have sought so remote a spot on any other errand than suicide.
The finding of the body leaves the mystery of his motive as great as the original mystery of his disappearance.
Mr. Browns left his home of 3406 Vine Street the morning of June 15, saying he intended to go to Hugo, Colo., where he owns some land. He was last seen to leave his office at 428 Symes Building and start for the railroad station.
Forty-eight hours later, when he had not appeared at Hugo and no word from him was received by his wife, the authorities were notified. The sheriff of Lincoln County organized a posse to search for him in the hills and plains near his destination.
W. O. Browns, his brother and partner in the real estate business, and A. F. Browns, another brother who is the Registrar of the Federal Land Office at Sterling, joined in the search. When no clue was found they thought he might have traveled out of the state while suffering from asphasia.
When the news reached Denver that the body found near Golden had been identified as Mr. Browns’ thru some papers in his pocket, neither the widow nor the brothers could account for his desire to end his life.
Mrs. Browns said her husband had been run down physically in the last few weeks, but that his ill health was in no way alarming. His finances are said to be in correct shape and he is not know to have had great worries of any kind.
Mr. Browns was 43 years old. He came to Colorado from Iowa twenty years ago. He lived in Sterling five years and since has made Denver his home. He leaves a widow and a 12 year old son.
Source: Published in the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, CO on Monday, June 26, 1916.
Mattie died in Los Angeles County, California December 10, 1956, father Highshew, mother Morton.
She's buried with Alfred in Crown Hill 1871-1956 # 46308555.
(C. Perry Highshew had proved up a quarter in 2N 53W in 1890 - that's in Washington County, Colorado, C. Perry Highshew 1834-1902 is buried in Monte Vista Colorado # 57091223.)
Michael Osborn married Mary H. Morton in 1850 in vERMILION cOUNTY, iLLINOIS.
Perry Highshew and Mary W. Osborn married November 23, 1867 in Livingston County, Illinois.
In 1870 Livingston County, Perry is 38, Mary 39, Charles Highshew 1. Willsi Osborn is 18, Francis 15, Perry 13, Sarah 10, and Shepard 6.
Gerald married Beryl (Martindale) Huffman, daughter of Constantine Martindale and Alice Riggs, in Des Moines, Iowa April 19, 1934.

Lillie was born February 20, 1888 in Madison, Clark County Iowa to August and Drucilla Browns.

Lillie Ursula Browns married Henry Elmer Skinner August 6, 1908, recorded in Logan County.
In 1920 Weld County, Henry is a railroad agent, 37, born in Iowa, Liilie 37 Iowa, Wendell 9, Avah L. 8, Maurine 4, and Courtland W. six months.

Lillie died December 20, 1956 and is buried in Greeley # 65308894.

Henry died in Ogden Utah October 12, 1961, usual residence Greeley, Colorado. He was the son of Henry P. Skinner and Orcela D. Karns. He's on the same stone as Lillie # 65308895.

E. Wendell Skinner 1910-1978 is also buried in Greeley # 65308893.

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