Biography of Mason L. Brown
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BROWN, Mason L., civil engineer; born, Perry, Me., 1864; son of Levi Prescott and Susan (Lincoln) Brown; educated in high school, business college, and by special instruction by professor in Massachusetts Institute of Technology; married at Detroit, June 24, 1889, Marie Vanier; children: Prescott, Leslie, Marie, Christine. Began practice as civil engineer at Boston, 1882; came to Detroit, 1886; laid out and constructed Woodlawn, Forest Lawn and Holy Cross cemeteries, all in Detroit; cemetery at Jackson, and Elm Lawn cemetery, Bay City; also summer resorts at Mackinac, Les Cheneaux Islands, Traverse City, Grande Pointe, Long Lake, Pointe Aux Barques; sewer systems at Coidwater, Wyandotte, Ford and River Rouge, etc.; waterworks at Ithaca, State Industrial Homes at Adrian and Ford; also extensively employed in designing eleven different lines of electric railways in Michigan, Ohio and New York State. Director Detroit & Adrian Traction Co. City engineer Wyandotte, Mich.; village engineer Ford and River Rouge, Grosse Pointe Farm, Grosse Pointe Shores Villages. Republican. Member Detroit Engineering Society, Detroit Board of Commerce. Club: Pellowcraft. Recreations: outdoor sports. Office: 821-823 Chamber of Commerce Bldg. Residence: 292 Avery 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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