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G W Brown


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/18/2006 at 23:30:18

G W Brown, farmer , Sec 11, P O Boone, was born in the county Norfolk, England march 22, 1820, his father died when he was seven years of age, and at the age of sixteen he came with his mother and three sisters to Canada, and not feeling satisfied with the government of Great Britain they crossed the St Lawrence and settled in Watertown, New York, in one year after this he was unfortunate in getting his hip dislocated, which has left him crippled for life, at that time he could neither read nor write, as his mother was in poor circumstances and cold not afford him educational advantages, in 1837 he learned the saddler’s trade and worked for Jason Fairbanks, well known throughout the state of New York, remaining in his employ till 1849, in the meantime he had borrowed books and educated himself, and acquired a good practical business education, in this same year, 1849, he removed to Antwerp and engaged in business for himself, which he continued for five years, being impressed with the opportunities of the West he removed to Iowa and settled where he now resides, his homestead consists of 115 acres, with good improvements, Mr B is a man of fine feelings and of a very pleasant disposition, possessing many social qualities, combined with other traits of character that have made him many friends, he has taken quite an interest in the culture of flowers and has probably the finest selection of roses in the county, and has also a very fine grape vineyard, which yields an abundant crop each year, he found a wife in the person of Miss Sophia L Fluno of New York, whom he married January 2, 1844, they have a family of eight children living: Mary (wife of C T Norton), Harriet (wife of E Hyten), Chas B, Jane (wife of J H Pilcher), George, Franklin, Clarence, and Lenora, lost two: William (accidentally shot in September 1876), and an infant

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