Biography of C. F. Brown
Madison County, NY Biographies





Brown, C. F., was born in Dolgeville, Herkimer county, October 5, 1858. His father, H. C. Brown, was a native of the same place, where James Brown was one of the pioneers; he married Sophia, daughter of Zepha Brockett. H. C. Brown married Cornelia, daughter of John Van Valkenburg, and came to Madison county in 1868, and was identified in the mercantile circles; he died in 1889. C. F. Brown was educated in the Canastota school and entered mercantile life in Williamston and Syracuse, and for three years was engaged in public works in New York as time keeper. In 1889 Mr. Brown came to Canastota and organized the firm of H. C. & Edgar Brown, succeeding and continuing his father's business. In 1886 Mr. Brown married Sophia. daughter of Antoine Kinney; their children are Le Roy. Helena, Louise and Jennie. Mr. Brown is one of the progressive men of Madison county, serving as collector and taking an active part in school and church matters.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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