February 19, 1956:
John Brown, 81, resident of the Montesano district for 41 yrs, died yesterday (19 Feb 1956) at Westport, Oregon, where he was visiting his daughter (Virgi Lu aka Virginia Brown George).
Born May 2, 1874, in North Carolina. Mr. Brown came to Washington state in 1910 and to Montesano in 1915. He attended the Church of God and until recently was active in the work of the Montesano church.
Survivors are his 2nd wife, Lena, at the home; two sons, Roy Brown of Riverside, Calif., and Coy Brown of Tacoma; a daughter, Mrs. Otto George of Westport, Ore.; four brothers, Smith Brown of Montesano, Wildy Brown in Pennsylvania, Roby Brown of Napavine, and Lillard Brown of Centralia; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Wednesday afternoon at the Church Of God. Interment under Whiteside's direction, will follow in the family plot at Wynoochee.