Biography of Eugene Brown
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Eugene Brown, Son of Moses and Nancy Nesmith Brown, was born in Oldtown, Penobscot county, Maine, May 1, 1835, where he resided till he was sixteen years of age, receiving, in the meantime, a common school and and academical education. At the age of sixteen he went to New York City, and entered the ship commission house of Nesmith & Sons, as clerk, collecting and making out bills, and taking account of cargoes. He remained here two years and three months. He then returned home and spent the next two years in studying. He then entered a store in Oldtown as clerk, where he remained for four years. December 20, 1859, he sailed from New York on board the steamer Atlantic, for Aspinwall, and thence to San Francisco, he took the steamer Golden Gate, arriving January 10, 1860. He went at once to Port Bodega, and thence to Mendocino City overland, arriving January 29th. In April, he began clerking for Kelley & Rundle, where he remained for five years. March 3, 1865, he began business for himself, and has since continued it with marked success. Since October, 1866, he has been the agent of Wells, Fargo & Co. He is unmarried, and his mother resides with him, now at the ripe old age of seventy eight.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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