Biography of S. L. Brown
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S. L. Brown, druggist, Ransom, Ill., was born in Fayette County, Pa., Nov. 27, 1842, a son of Robert and Barbara E. (Longnecker) Brown, of Scotch and German descent. He attended the public schools and then took a literary course at Ann Arbor, Mich., afterward attending the Ohio College of Medicine and Surgery at Cincinnati, graduating in 1878. The year before his graduation he practiced in Sheridan, Ill., and after graduating located in Lostant, where he remained five years. In 1883 he opened a drug store in Ransom, where he also has a good medical practice. Dr. Brown was married Aug. 6, 1867, to Annie E. Lewis, a native of Fayette County, Pa., born in 1844. Her father died when she was a child and her mother is living at Grand Ridge, Ill. Dr. and Mrs. Brown have two children-Edwin Lewis and James Harry. In politics he is a Republican; in religious faith a Baptist. He is a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities. Dr. Brown served three years in the civil war in Company B, Sixteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and participated in the battles of Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Wilderness, Gettysburg and Spottsylvania.

FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886