Lizzie Brown

Female 1888 - 1975  (87 years)


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  • Name Lizzie Brown  [1, 2
    Born 25 Jan 1888  Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Jun 1975  Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried 25 Jun 1975  Eads Cemetery Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1034445578  Sturdevant
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2008 

    Father Samuel A Brown,   b. 11 Apr 1853, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1901, Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Jerusha Ona Agee,   b. 27 May 1857, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1941, Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1873  Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F1014574650  Group Sheet

    Family Thomas Stirling Kelly,   b. 29 Jun 1873, Swatara, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1945, Las Animas Cemetery Las Animas, Bent County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1906  Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _FA1 18 Aug 1945  Las Animas Cemetery Las Animas, Bent County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _MEND Death of one spouse 
    Children 
     1. Unknown Kelly,   b. Unknown
     2. Unknown Kelly,   b. Unknown
     3. Unknown Kelly
     4. Mary Edith Kelly,   b. Unknown
     5. Thomas Romayne Kelly,   b. 2 Jun 1907, Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1993, El Cajon, San Diego County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. Harold Stirling Kelly,   b. 22 Jan 1909, Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1994, Downey, Los Angeles County. California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. James Clyde Kelly,   b. 22 Feb 1911, Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1952, Las Animas Cemetery Las Animas, Bent County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     8. Laura Helen Kelly,   b. 9 Apr 1913, Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1985, Porterville, Tulare County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Alice Kelly,   b. 2 Apr 1919, Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1994, Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. Lela Mae Kelly,   b. 18 Sep 1921, Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1990, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     11. William Laverne Kelly,   b. 8 Apr 1924, Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1990, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F1014574517  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1888 - Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Mar 1906 - Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_FA1 - 18 Aug 1945 - Las Animas Cemetery Las Animas, Bent County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jun 1975 - Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Jun 1975 - Eads Cemetery Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Lizzie Brown was born in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri, on January 25, 1888. When she was thirteen the family moved to Pueblo, Colorado where her father worked in the steel mill and she attended school.
      After her father passed away, the family moved to Springfield Missouri to be near the family of her mother. From Missouri the family moved to Ponca City, Oklahoma, where, at the age of seventeen, Lizzie worked in the post office.
      From Oklahoma she returned to Pueblo, Colorado, where her older sister lived, and here she worked as a waitress in a boarding house. It was during this time in Pueblo that she became acquainted with, and later married, Thomas Kelly.
      Lizzie along with Thomas and two young sons, came to Kiowa County in 1910, by team and wagon, from Pueblo. They homesteaded eight miles east of Eads. On this homestead they built and lived in a small one room house. They proceeded to farm the land which they broke out. In addition to being a mother, Lizzie worked along side her husband and was his farm helper.
      As always on the prairies, water was a necessity and when the family first arrived they hauled water from a neighbor's well several miles distant. Later, they drilled a hand-drilled well and were blessed with a quantity of good water.
      Throughout the years nine more children were born to Lizzie and Thomas and larger homes were needed and were built. The first one was a basement home and later a large frame house was constructed.
      Lizzie cooked on a coal-wood stove for her large family and also washed their clothes on a wash board during all these years. She also helped shock feed, stack feed, feed cattle, milk cows, raise chickens and planted a garden. Lizzie also sewed, and she made many of the clothes the children wore.
      During these years on the homestead there were droughts, insect infestations, low farm and cattle prices and the expense and worry of raising a large family of eleven children. It took true faith and grit to continue against these hardships.
      Even with all the hardships of life on the prairies of Eastern Colorado, the joy of a large family and the many blessings provided a very fruitful life for Lizzie, and she was truly a real pioneer.

      Newspaper Obituary for Lizzie Brown Kelly:
      Services for Mrs. Lizzie Kelly, 87, of Eads, were Wednesday, June 25, at
      2 PM. in the Eads United Methodist Church with the Rev. Leonard Sammons
      officiating. burial followed in the Eads Cemetery.
      Mrs. Kelly died Saturday, June 21, in the Weisbrod Nursing Home following a
      sudden illness.
      Born Jan. 25, 1888, Lebanon, Mo., Mrs. Kelly was a housewife.
      Mr. and Mrs. Kelly moved to the Eads area in 1910, coming here from Pueblo.
      The couple were engaged in farming and ranching.
      Thomas Kelly died in August of 1945 while a son, James Clyde, died in 1952.
      Mrs. Kelly was a member of the Eads United Methodist Church, the Widows
      Club and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
      Survivors include 10 children, Thomas Romayne Kelly of La Mesa, Ca., Harold
      S. Kelly of Norwalk, Ca., Mrs. Helen Marcum of Terra Bella, Ca., Mrs. Ruth
      Guthrie of Gig Harbor, Wa., Mrs. Lois Grancich of Downey, Ca., Mrs. Alice
      Thompson of Downey, Ca., Mrs. Lela Fister of Tempe, AZ., William L. Kelly of
      Fort Morgan, Co., Mrs. Mary Edith Aldrich of Eads and Mrs. Betty Jane Weber of
      Cheyenne Wells; and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Gibson of Whittier, Ca. Twenty-
      seven grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and
      nephews, also survive.
      Music selections were "The Beautiful Garden of Prayer" and "The Old Rugged
      Cross" played by Mrs. Roy Sibcy on the piano and Mrs. T.T. Teal on the organ.
      Casket bearers were Robert Miller, Ralph Koch, Ray Weil, Richard Hockett,
      Clarence Weber and Merle Frazee.
      Almont Mortuary of Lamar was in charge of the arrangements.

  • Sources 
    1. [S012445] A Kiowa County Album Biographies of Pioneer Women 1887-1920, (Biogaphies of Pioneer Women Kiowa County CO).

    2. [S012457] Kelly Family Bible.

    3. [S012453] Lois Carolina Kelly.

    4. [S012460] Newspaper obituary for Lizzie Brown Kelly.

    5. [S012448] Lebanon, Laclede Co. MO. Records, Ellen Byrne dande@mail.tds.net, 12.


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