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George G. Brown (1870-1909)

BROWN

Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/24/2022 at 09:53:55

George Gregory Brown
(December 29, 1870 January 5, 1909)

George G. Brown was born in Burlington, New York, December 29, 1870, his parents, J. M. and Sarah M. (Brown) Brown, being also natives of the Empire state. They were farming people of the highest respectability and remained in the east until 1876,
when they made a home in Iowa, settling on a farm in Pocahontas county. Their marriage has been blessed with four sons and two daughters, of whom five are yet living, namely: Orville, who married Elizabeth Dawson, and resides near Manson; C. A., who married Mary Smith, and lives in Pocahontas County; George G., our subject; Lillie May, the wife of Edward Trenary, a resident of Pocahontas county; Rosa, who became the wife of Ernest Barger, of Cedar Falls, Iowa. In the common schools George G. Brown acquired his early education and his training at farm labor was not meagre, for he early began working in the fields and soon became familiar with all the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist. He continued with his father on the home farm until sixteen years of age, when he came to Manson and for thirteen years has been connected with real-estate dealing in this place. He has kept thoroughly informed concerning land values and has secured a good clientage in the line of his chosen vocation, for his business methods are honorable and all know him to be reliable and trustworthy. He not only handles property for others, but he owns a good home and business property in Manson, including the building occupied by the firm of Holbrook & Company, druggists, and by the Reynolds & Company hardware store. He is also senior partner in the cigar factory at No. 345 Third street, and owner of the Shonenut
bakery on the west side of Main street.
On the ist of December, 1892, Mr. Brown was united in marriage in Sioux City, to Emma L. Anderson, who was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in April, 1871. Her mother is now deceased and her father makes his home with Mrs. Brown. She has two brothers and one sister, namely: Exlwin, residing at Ruthven, Iowa; John, also at the same place; and Christina, the wife of E. Johnson, of Kalo, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are well known in Manson and their pleasant home is celebrated for its gracious and generous hospitality. Mr. Brown is yet a young man, possessed of the enterprising spirit of the west, is energetic and ambitious, and in his business career has already met with gratifying prosperity, which will no doubt be increased in the future. [Source Biographical Record of Calhoun County, Iowa, by S.J. Clarke, 1902, p.352]


 

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