Mount Union Stories: Janie Newton-Brown (1874-1907) and Infant Son (1907)

Published as it appeared on Nov. 5, 1907 in the Corvallis Times, Page 2, Column 1.

DIED TO-DAY

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Mrs. Janie Newton-Brown, at the Gamaliel Newton Home.

At the Gamaliel Newton home this forenoon, occurred the death of Mrs. Janie Newton-Brown of Oaksdale, Washington. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newton, was a graduate of O.A.C. with the class of 1895, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was married three years ago to Robert Brown of Oaksdale, where she resided. A month ago, she came to Corvallis for a visit with relatives. Her death was occasioned by childbirth. Arrangements for the funeral had not been perfected at the Times press hour.

Infant son Brown grave marker
The grave marker for Janie Newton-Brown’s unnamed infant son who died with her during or shortly after childbirth in 1907. The stone is located immediately next to his mother’s marker. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Nov. 8, 1907 in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 1, Column 3.

PATHETIC ENDING

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Of Young Life — Mother and Babe Dead — The Funeral

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Mrs. Janie Newton-Brown, whose home is at Oakesdale, Washington, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Newton, near Philomath, Tuesday morning, about 7:30. An infant child is sleeping the quiet sleep of death by her side, which tells the sad, sad story of blasted hopes, a home made desolate, and many hearts filled with bitter anguish.

Janie Newton was born in Benton county 33 years ago the 19th of last March. Three years ago on Thanksgiving day she was married to Robert Brown of Oakesdale, Wash., and went to that state with her young husband to make her home. The husband, the parents, three married sisters, Mrs. Diana McCoy of Washington, Mrs. Mary Slayton of Idaho, and Mrs. George Cooper of Benton county; two brothers, Emery J. Newton, recorder of Benton county, Alva Newton, and an unmarried sister, Miss Cora Newton, besides a host of friends, are left to mourn the death of one who was ever a loving wife, daughter, sister and friend.

Deceased had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church since early childhood, and the funeral services will be conducted by Rev. D.H. Leech of Corvallis, at the Plymouth church, this afternoon at two o’clock. A large number of relatives and friends will attend the services and follow the remains to their last resting place in Newton cemetery.

The sincere sympathy of the entire community is extended to those bereaved.

Published as it appeared on Nov. 15, 1907 in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 4, Column 2.

A large concourse of relatives and friends of the late Janie Newton-Brown, from Philomath and vicinity attended the obsequies at the Philomath church and Mt. Union cemetery last Friday. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

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