Source: North Manchester Journal, December 14, 1893
Funeral of Waldo Brown.
George Burdge and his sister, Mrs. Ealdo Brown, and little daughter, arrived in the city last Saturday evening from Los Angeles, Cal., with the remains of Mrs. Brown's husband, having been on the way since the Tuesday before. They body was taken to the home of Mrs. Burdge and the funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the M.E. church, sermon by Rev. Stewart. There was a large attendance and the burial service was conducted by the local lodge Knights of Pythias, the deceased being a member of that order and holding his membership at Newton, Kan. Both the subordinate lodge and the Uniform Rank were out on this occasion.
Waldo Brown was born in this city on December 5, 1859, and died at Los Angeles, on the 2d inst. and therefore only lacked three days of being thirty-four years of age. His early youth was spent at Anderson where his parents moved, but during his early manhood he was a frequent visitor here, making many true and lasting friendships. He was married to Miss Etta Burdge in January 1881 and they soon afterward moved to Newton, Kan., for the benefit of his health. In 1887 they went from there to southern California which has been their home ever since. The deceased was a pleasant, generous and energetic young man and in early life learned telegraphy and railroading which was his vocation all through life. His death was due to lung trouble which attacked him early in life. He leaves a wife and daughter, mother and three sisters besides many other relatives and friends to mourn his death. Mrs. Brown was greatly fatigued by her long journey and the strain on her nerves, but she is rapidly improving. She will make her home with her mother in this city until spring at least. Our sympathies are extended to all bereaved friends.