Wyanet, Illinois
Constant Brown was born to  Charles H and Susan H (Hees) Brown on March 20, 1845 in Canajoharie,
Montgomery County, New York. Constant came to Bureau County in 1865, where he engaged in teaching school
and farm work for one year. On
October 16, 1866 he entered the railroad business as an agent for the
Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad at Pond Creek. On July 01, 1884, he accepted a position as a
ticket and freight agent with the same railroad in
Genesco, Henry County, Illinois.
On August 23, 1866, Constant married
Miss Annie M. Wilcox of Princeton, Illinois. She was the daughter of
Mr & Mrs Oliver G Wilcox. Together they had seven children: Charles H, Constant, Fred H, Harry E, Roy W,
Susan H and
Leslie R, who died at age 19 at sea on board a hospital ship, during the Spanish American War.
Constant Brown died
November 06, 1915 in Genesco, Henry County, Illinois.  
His wife
Annie M. Wilcox Brown died October 31, 1925, also in Genesco.
Both are buried at
Oakwood Cemetery in Genesco, Henry County, Illinois.

Source: History of Henry County, Illinois       Henry E Kiner 1910
Background:
David T Nichols, Hulda Nichols, Clarissa Crawford and David Crawford
Wyanet, Illinois 1890
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Constant Brown                                                                                                              Wyanet, Illinois
December 28, 1877
1877 History of Bureau County Page 209
1880 Census Constant Brown                      Wyanet, Illinois
1900 Census Constant Brown                          Genesco, Illinois
1910 History of Henry County Illinois Page 305

1910 History of Henry County Illinois Page 306

1910 History of Henry County Illinois Page 307




Constant Brown Jr. was a Town Supervisor for
Wyanet, Illinois from 1900 to 1906 also operated a
grain business in town.
James Crawford                                                                                                            Wyanet, Illinois
James Crawford was born March 23, 1841 in Canada. He arrived in Bureau County around 1864.
He met
Clarissa Eunice Nichols, daughter of David T. Nichols, who was the operator at the C. B. & Q. depot
in Wyanet. James and Clara were married on
April 23, 1866 in Wyanet.
Five children were born of this marriage,
David Thomas, February 19, 1867, Henry Lee, October 05, 1868,
Clifford Lamotte, September 26, 1870, Robert Irving, September 25, 1875 and twins Earnest and Earl,
October 04, 1878, both who died within three weeks of birth.
In 1867, James started working at the
C. B. & Q. - C. R.I. & P. Junction at Wyanet, while his father John was a
baggageman at the C. B. & Q. depot at Wyanet.
James Crawford remained at the Junction for eleven years and
within two months of the twins death, he became sick and died on
December 27, 1878.

James Crawford after an illness of eight days, died in peace at his residence in Wyanet. He was the station
agent at the
Burlington - Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Crossing at Wyanet for the past eleven years.
A man much respected by all the hands on the railroad and was an official member of the M. E. Church. The
funeral was held at the church in Wyanet, the
Rev. J. F. Yates officiating. His remains were deposited in the
Forest Hill Cemetery, Sunday afternoon.
He left a loving wife, Clarissa and three sons, David, Henry and Robert to mourn his loss.

Source: Bureau County Republican January 02, 1879