Biography of Bentley B. Brown
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Bentley B. Brown, assistant cashier of the Farmers Savings Bank of North English, Iowa, is a native of this county, born at Millersburg on the 27th of May, 1870, a son of John C. and Mary M. (Newland) Brown, both natives of Ohio, where they were reared and married. In 1853 they emigrated to Iowa county, Iowa, and located upon a farm near Millersburg but not long afterward took up their residence in that town. The father had worked in the foundries in western Pennsylvania as a young man and opened a blacksmith shop in Millersburg, which he conducted successfully for a number of years. His wife passed away in North English and his demise occurred in Marengo.

Bentley B. Brown began his education in the Millersburg public schools and continued it in the Northern Indiana Normal College, now Valparaiso University, at Valparaiso, Indiana. His study in that institution was interrupted by teaching and following the completion of his course there he taught for about six years. Subsequently he was employed in the Worrell Lumber Company's office at North English for two years, after which he was for three months deputy county auditor. He was later appointed auditor to fill out the unexpired term of his brother, L. E. Brown, who resigned the office to accept a position in the Marengo Savings Bank. Nine months later Mr. Brown of this review was made auditor by popular franchise and served for a year in that capacity. In 1901 he returned to North English and again associated himself with the Worrell Lumber Company but soon afterward the company changed hands and Mr. Brown was offered and accepted the assistant cashiership in the Farmers Savings Bank. He has held that position since and has proved accurate and prompt in the discharge of his routine duties and has also displayed a good grasp of the larger problems of banking.

In 1897 Mr. Brown married Miss Nan Campbell, of North English, and they became the parents of one child who has passed away. Mr. Brown is a republican in his political belief and has discharged all of the duties that have devolved upon him as a citizen. Fraternally he is identified with Triumph Lodge, No. 492, A. F. & A. M.; North English Lodge, No. 325, I. O. O. F.; and North English Lodge, No. 256, K. P. He is a representative and highly esteemed citizen of North English and his many admirable personal characteristics have gained him warm friends.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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