BROWN – A man famous in agricultural circles across the nation for his prize winning grain sheaves has died. Pioneer resident Carl Marinus Brown died in Brooks Health Centre on May 4, 1980 at the age of 82.
Born in Denmark, he came to the United States in 1916, residing in Minnesota and North Dakota until moving to Strathmore in 1916, where he worked at the CPR Demonstration Farm until moving to Rolling Hills in 1939.
The late Carl Brown farmed there and was involved in agricultural work until moving to Brooks in 1979 where he resided at Newbrook Lodge.
Mr. Brown picked up the art of painstakingly putting sheaves together when he worked at Strathmore, and for over 35 years entered the classes for wheat and oat sheaves part of the Alberta field crops exhibit at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. He generally led the field with these handsome sheaves, and his handiwork is to be found in agricultural official’s offices across Canada. One of the rules of the Royal Competition is that exhibits are never returned to the exhibitor. In recognition for his achievements, the Alberta department of agriculture took him along to Toronto in 1975 as part of the team.
He married the former Nannie Nudds on February 12, 1925 and she predeceased him on July 14, 1971. He is survived by seven nieces and nephews in Denmark.
Funeral service will be on Wednesday, May 7 at 2 o’clock in Smith Memorial Chapel with the Rev. G.G. Scott officiating and interment will be in Brooks cemetery.
Pallbearers are Erling Nygaard, Alf Nygaard, Marvin Miller, Bill Garden, Halvor Rosdal and Dale Patterson.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.