Ralph Carrol Brown. One of the most prominent young business men of Huron County is Ralph C. Brown, who is vice
president and cashier of the Commercial Banking Company, of Willard. He was born at Monroeville, Huron County,
Dec. 22, 1893, the son of Sargent and Betsy (Dunham) Brown.
Sargent Brown and his wife were born in Lincolnshire, England. He was a farmer in early life, but after coming
to the United States he settled at North Eaton, Ohio, where he became interested in the grocery business. He later
lived on a farm between Monroeville and Norwalk, after which he located in Monroeville as custodian of the Monroeville
public schools. He has lived retired since 1922, and has been a resident of Willard since 1927. His wife died in
1923 and is buried at Monroeville. Mr. and Mrs. Brown held membership in the Baptist Church. They were the parents
of ten children, as follows: Joseph and Sargent, both deceased; John, lives at Fremont, Ohio; Charles W., lives
at New Castle, Pa.; Allison, deceased; Ralph Carrol, the subject of this sketch; Betsy, married F. A. Foeller,
lives at Detroit, Mich.; Mary, married J. W. Pycraft, lives in Lorain County; Hannah, married John Nichols, lives
at Willard, Ohio; and Lillian, married J. F. Mohr, lives at Attica, Ohio.
The early life of Ralph Carrol Brown was spent at Monroeville, and he was educated in the public and high schools
there. In 1912 he entered the employ of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Willard, and remained with that company
until 1921, when he resigned as chief clerk in the freight department. In that year he became a teller in the Commercial
Banking Company, and two years later he was appointed cashier. Mr. Brown has held the office of vice president,
cashier and director of the institution since 1930.
In 1919 Mr. Brown was united in marriage with Miss Dorothy Martin, the daughter of T. K. and Mary Martin, of Willard.
They have no children.
Mr. Brown is a Republican, treasurer of the Presbyterian Church of Willard, and belongs to Golden Rule Lodge, F.
& A. M., No. 562, and Willard Chapter, R. A. M. He also belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and
is a member of the Norwalk Country Club, and Willard Civic Club. He is identified with the Ohio Bankers Association.
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
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