from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 14, 1906 - page 1, column 3:
J. Lee Brown died at his home near Chariton, Iowa, May 24, of pneumonia. At his funeral services Col. Bartholomew paid a touching tribute to his memory. Mr. Brown was recorder of Hendricks County from 1866 to 1870 and upon leaving his office moved to Iowa. He was elected county auditor there three times and in 1883 was elected auditor of state. He became involved in an altercation with the governor and was impeached. Upon trial he was acquitted and reinstated in his office. He was a native of New Jersey, coming to Indiana in 1859. He served in the 70th regiment and at the battle of Resaca received a wound that necessitated the amputation of an arm. His wife who was Miss Esther Templin survives with nine children. The Chariton Herald pays him a marked tribute as a good citizen.