Biography of Herbert J. Brown
Cambria County, PA Biographies

Herbert J. Brown, druggist, is an enterprising business man of Johnstown, where he is identified with the firm of Brown & Morrow. He was born in this city, March 15, 1889, and is the son of Joseph G. and Mary (Krouse) Brown.

Joseph G. Brown, deceased, was a native of Johnstown and for many years was employed by the Cambria Steel Cothpany as a patternmaker. His wife, who was also born in this city, is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Brown had the following children: Mable Lee, a teacher in the Johnstown public schools; Herbert J., the subject of this sketch; and Harry, deceased.

Herbert J. Brown received his early education in the public and high schools of Johnstown and in 1911 received his degree from the school of pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh. He engaged in the drug business at Latrobe, Pa., for a short time, after which he returned to Johnstown, where he was associated with the drug firms of R. S. Brossions, Ferrell & Kredel, and Charles L. Berry. In 1921 Mr. Brown formed a partnership with John H. Morrow, and they now rank among the leading druggists of the city, specializing in prescription work. The business is located at 150 Fairfield Avenue.

On March 26, 1914, Mr. Brown was married to Miss Grace M. Meese, the daughter of Harvey and Mollie (Colbaugh) Meese, residents of Johnstown, where Mr. Meese is employed by the Cambria Steel Company. To Mr. and Mrs. Brown have been born four children: William Joseph, Robert Lee, Herbert James, and Mary Louise.

Mr. Brown is a Republican, a member of the Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church, and Johnstown Lodge F. & A. M. No. 538.

History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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