Brown County Genealogical Society
Submitted by Penny Milroy Acting Secretary
The Jan. 19 Brown County Genealogical Society meeting was opened by President Charles Carr, with 20 members and guests present. The meeting was moved next door to Chapel Oaks Funeral Home for the program given by Paul Rohde of Wathena.
Paul Rohde is the funeral director of Rohde Funeral Home of Wathena and Troy. He gave an interesting program on the assassination and funeral of President Lincoln. He talked about all the different stops Lincolns Funeral Train made between Washington, D.C. and Springfield, Ill., where he was finally entombed. He also spoke about the early embalming process.
Penny Milroy read the minutes of the Nov. 17, 2016, meeting and Treasurer Gail Coker-Carr presented the November and December 2016 Treasurer’s Report, as well as a report for the year 2016. All reports were approved as read.
The Society has been asked to serve a meal at the Robinson Melodrama. The Melodrama is celebrating its 50th year this year. We are going to be serving the meal from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 10.
The next meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 16. The program will be presented by Corky Smith from Doniphan County. He will be telling about the renovations of the Tenet-Baker home in Troy.
Meeting adjourned and refreshments were served by Anne Cash.