Charles E. Brown, who is successfully and energetically carrying on farming and stockraising on his well improved
and attractive farm of eighty acres on section 24, Jackson township, was born in Washington county, Iowa, on the
24th of August, 1871, his parents being W. E. and Martha Brown. He attended the common schools in the acquirement
of an education and remained at home with his parents until he had attained his majority. Subsequently he operated
a rented farm for six years, at the end of which time, by careful expenditure and close economy, he had accumulated
sufficient capital to enable him to purchase his present place of eighty acres on section 24, Jackson township.
As the years have gone by he has brought the property under a high state of cultivation and improvement and in
addition to growing the cereals best adapted to soil and climate, he makes a specialty of raising and feeding stock,
both brandies of his business proving a good source of remuneration to him.
On the 25th of March, 1896, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Brown and Miss Anna B. Pearson, whose birth occurred
in Washington county, December 25, 1869, her parents being Abram and Julia Pearson. A sketch of her father is given
on another page of this volume. Mrs. Brown is a graduate of Washington Academy and prior to her marriage taught
school for several years. She is now the mother of three children, namely: Lloyd P., who was born December 21,
1897; Donald E., whose birth occurred October 27, 1901; and Lois Hazel, whose natal day was March 10, 1903.
Mr. Brown gives his political allegiance to the democracy and is now serving as school treasurer. Fraternally he
is connected with lodge No. 868, M. W. A., at Washington, Iowa. His religious faith is indicated by his membership
in the Methodist Episcopal church at Washington, with which his wife is also identified. They are widely and favorably
known throughout the county in which they have spent their entire lives and are numbered among its substantial,
representative and worthy residents.
History of Washington County, Iowa
From the First White Settlement to 1908
BY: Howard A. Burrell
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Washington County, IA
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