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Mrs. Charlotte Emerson Brown

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A of siuoerest orrow has enterid uuiijy i s at the iiunouncemont of tbe death m Orange, on Feb. 5, of Mrs. Charlotte Emerson Brown. Everywoman who knew her knowsthat in her perbou existed one of the best íriends to hcr sex that ever lived. Mrs. Browu was emphatieally a woman's woman She loved her kind, and sha lived to elévate and make theru happy. She knew not the meaning of envy or jealousy. She exalted the hoine. Her ideáis of womanly Ufe were the stanch oíd New Eligían d ynes, which make personal religión and the domestio virtues he foundation of charaoter. On these he herself had rearod a remarkable iuellectual dovelopiuent, and she desired all women to do the same. The ordinary statistics of Mrs. ïrown's life have ofteii been given. She was the daughter of the Rev. Professor loseph Emerson of Andover, was boru n 1833, and was graduated in her early vomanhood from the woll kuown Abrott academy of Andover. She had been a teacher of many different branches and had traveled extensively, when in 1880 she ruarried the Rev. Mr Brown of Orango. Mrs. Brown believed devoutly in the woman's club movement, and to her efrorts, as much perhaps as to any one woman, the successof thegrea.t Federation of Woman's Clubs is due. Af ter a thorough training in club work in the large and flourishing Orange club, she was able to accept the presidency of the federation with a full knowledge of its responsibilities and was exactly fitted to give to the organization the prestige and leadership which were necessary. The mero presence of Mrs. Brown iu a meeting gave it dignity and charm. Eer fine face, on which love and charty were beautifully expressed, shed a spirit of fraternity all abont her. No one who s.iw her at the great federation meeting at Philadelphia will ever forget her. Mrs. Brown possessed a fund of learning which her modesty in society and her desire for bringing out the good points of others to the neglect of her own allowod fow, except her intímate friends, to suspect. She was familiar with seven langnages, tinderstood art and music thoroughly and could discnss history, literature, philosophy, science and theology with grcat intelligence. Few men or women have possessed in eo high a degree the New England passion to know. The labor which she did for women undoubtedly shortened her life. Few know how she worked to establish the cause so dear to her. Others sometimes doubted whether it would prove of much benefit to women. She never did, and no monument will more honor her than that her frienda and followers shall have her faith aud zeal. -


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