Biography of Edwin C. Brown
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BROWN, Edwin C., retired railway official; born, New Hampshire, Feb. 15, 1831; son of Samuel C. and Martha (Johnson) Brown; educated in public schools of Now Hampshire; married at Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 3, 1858, Sarah P. Blake; three children: Marion Denison (Mrs. H. S. Wilson), Sadie Carlton (Mrs. Frank A. Slocum, of Brooklyn, N. Y.), Prank Shurburn (of Michigan City, Ind.). Began railway career, 1852, as baggage man Milwaukee & Mississippi R. R. (now Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry.), promoted to freight conductor and passenger conductor; was passenger conductor Chicago & Northwestern Rd., 1856-65, master of transportation, 186570; was superintendent for Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., in Iowa, 1870-74; division superintendent and assistaht general superintendent Michigan Central Rd., at Jackson, Mich., 1874-82, and general superintendent, at Detroit, 1882-90; assistant to the president of the road, 1890-19 09 (retired). Republican. Protestant. Mason (32°), Shriner. Recreations: automobiling and reading. Residence: 129 Alger Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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