MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 164
submitted by Kevan Chown, Aug. 17, 2007
DEATH OF O.W. BROWN.
Minneapolis Journal, Dec. 19th. (1884)
Orlando W. Brown died at his residence, 1224 Nicollet avenue, last evening, in the fifty-eight year of his age. He was born on Feb. 15, 1827, at Brownsville, Jefferson county, New York, descending from a prominent hero of the Mexican war. His uncle, Gen. Jacob Brown, having participated in the memorable conflict indicated Mr. Brown emigrated to Muscatine Iowa, with his family in 1856, at which point he became identified with the lumbering interest. also being a recognized leader in educational circles. In 1881 he removed to this city, becoming engaged as general manager of Hobart & Chatterton’s cedar posts interests. which position he held up to the time of his death. Mr. Brown was one of our most energetic business men, and was thoroughly identified in an unassuming manner with the upbuilding of our commercial interests. He was large-hearted, sympathetic and generous to a fault. In his own happy domestic circle, surrounded by an interesting and lovable family he was preeminently its head. and to them the loss is irreparable. Even at his anvanced age Mr. Brown was a child among his children. participating as was his wont in all their amusements, in their hopes, aspirations and fear.
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