Biography of L. Leslie Brown


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Brown, L. Leslie, a member of the well known firm of Brown, Zuller & Co., one of Watertown's solid and substantial houses, was born in the town of Russell, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., a son of Charles H. and Harriett E. (Pulnan) Brown, natives of Oneida county. There were three sons and two daughters of the family, Leslie the younger of the three sons. His father died when he was fifteen years of age, and his mother four years later. Leslie then became engaged with the Canton Lumber Co. of Canton, N. Y., with which company he was employed for about two years. On the 28th of November, 1890, he left Canton to go to Phillipsburg, Mont., taking four (lays and five nights for the trip, where he was employed by a ranchman (a former New York man) by whom he was employed one year. He then became engaged in the grocery business in the city of Phillipsburg and sold out to a Mr. Sorrenson in November, 1892. During the winter following he was ill with mountain fever and lie returned east to regain his health.

Our County and it's people
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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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