Biography of William C. Brown
Hancock County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM C. BROWN, farmer and stock raiser, P. 0., MeComb, was born in Ashland County, Ohio, September 22, 1851; son of Henry F. and Mary Ann (Ewing) Brown, the former a native of Ohio, the latter of Pennsylvania, and of Irish and German descent, respectively. Henry F. Brown, a farmer and manufacturer, came to Hancock County, Ohio, in 1854, and settled on a farm in Blanchard Township. He was twice married, and by his first wife had five children, of whom William C. is the eldest. Our subject was reared on the farm, attending the schools in Pleasant and Blanchard Townships and, the Findlay High School No. 9. He operated a saw mill in McComb one year and a half, but farming has been the principal business of his life. He makes the raising of Jersey cattle a specialty. In politics Mr. Brown is a Republican. He has acted as cemetery trustee; was a member of the town council while he lived in McComb, and has served as township clerk for several terms. He was vice chancellor of McComb Lodge, K. of P., to which he belonged and was one of its charter members, and was initiated in the several ranks at the institution of the lodge. The lodge was instituted January 22, 1884.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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