Long Time Resident Louie Brown Passes Away
On June 26th a long time resident and former owner of Brown's Garage in Winchester passed away at age 87. Mr. Brown owned the garage 20 years. He had lived in Winchester for 50 years. He served in the Merchant Marines in World War II.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 61 years, Alice, two children, six grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren.
Historical Tidbits From Our Past
03/09/1893 Sometime ago the Equal Suffrage Society of Rockford, Illinois, offered the pupils of Rockford high school a prize for the best essay written in competition on the subject, "Why Women Should Vote."
Eight young women and one young man entered the contest and on the evening of November 25 a large audience assembled to hear the essays read. Mrs. Lucy Ellis, President of the Suffrage Society presided, and each of the contestants wore a knot of yellow ribbon. The first prize, a ten dollar gold piece, was won by Miss. Ida Patterson, of Winchester, and the second prize was awarded to Miss. Alice Hall.
03/16/1893 It is reported that a real estate scheme is on foot in the vicinity of Menifee to have the county seat of Riverside county located there. Report says that the owners of a tract of 160 acres, near the town named, propose to donate land enough in the center of the tract upon which to locate a courthouse and the balance of the land will be cut up into lots, which will be sold, the proceeds of the sale to go towards building the courthouse.--Press Enterprise. (Editors Note: In the voting for the county seat that took place shortly thereafter Menifee came in second to Riverside for that honor.)
03/23/1893 Winchester is located on the Santa Fe branch, midway between Perris and San Jacinto. It has 300 people and is a thriving place. The Winchester Recorder is the name of the lively weekly newspaper printed there.
03/23/1893 On Saturday, March 18, a shadow of sorrow was cast upon her many friends in this community by the announcement of the death of Carrie, beloved wife of N. Routledge.
About four weeks ago Mrs. Routledge was stricken down with the dreaded disease, consumption (tuberculosis). Her loving disposition and the great forbearance displayed during her long illness proved her to be a true and faithful Christian, and when told that the end was near she quietly said she was prepared.
Last Saturday between the hours od 1 and 2 o'clock the deceased fell into that calm and peaceful sleep that knows no awakening.
The funeral sermon was preached in the M. E. Church Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m. by Rev. I. R. Lovejoy; after which a large number of friends followed the remains to San Jacinto cemetery to be interred.
The sorrowing husband has the profound sympathy of the entire community.
03/23/1893 Our brass band is flourishing. The interest shown by its members is bound to be rewarded with success.
03/23/1893 P. D. Gardmeyer and A. J. Mead are in this city superintending the improvement of some two thousand acres of land recently purchased by those gentlemen in the hilly country south of town.
03/23/1893 Geo. Gledfelly having recently made the purchase of two town lots in the east part of town is now having erected a neat little cottage.
03/23/1893 Mrs. John Patterson and daughter Tilla went to the citrus fair Friday.