Brown, William, County Commissioner.

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Record 180/2101
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Collection Miscellaneous
Photographer Parker's Studio or M. M. Hazeltine
Description William Brown. "A mail of sterling worth and a well-known citizen of this county, was born in the north of Ireland in 1841. At an early age he came to the United States with his parents and spent a year in Illinois. Moving then to Wisconsin, he resided there till 1862. He then moved to Baker County, crossing the plains by wagon, but in the spring of the following year went to the Boise mines, where he remained till October, 1865. Returning here he has been engaged in farming in the Powder River Valley since with success. Recognizing his fitness, he was elected County Commissioner in 18!)4, and on his record he h as again received the nomination on the Union ticket for the same position. Mr. Brown takes great interest in Masonry, being a member of Baker City Lodge No. 47. He married Miss Julia A. Dean in 1869, and has four grown children, all married, and a number of grand children. About the time of his marriage he united with the M. E. church, of which he has been a trustee for twenty years."
Source: p. 9, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
Object ID 1980.1.527
Place Pocahontas & Brown Lane
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