Biography of Stephen J. Brown
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Brown, Stephen J., was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., March 22, 1861. His father, Rev. Stephen D. Brown, D. D., was at different times pastor of the State Street and Fifth Avenue M. E. churches in Troy, and at the time of his death, which occurred in 1875, was presiding elder of the New York district. His mother, Lucy (Herrick) Brown of Burlington, Vt., died in 1866. Judge Stephen S. Brown of the Vermont State Court was his grandfather. Stephen received his education in the public schools of New York city, and entered the employ of Louis De Groff & Son, wholesale grocers of that city, afterwards accepting a position with the well known jewelry firm of Aiken, Lambert & Co. In 1880 he came to Troy and went to work as shipper for Taylor & Staley, and later was employed by Morey & Lee. He purchased an interest in the Globe Ventilator Co. in 1888, and has since been a member of that company. Mr. Brown is a steward of the State Street M. E. church and treasurer of its fund. He married Clara A. Morey in 1888.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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