Biography of H. V. Brown
Cambria County, PA Biographies

H. V. Brown is a prominent citizen of Johnstown, where he is identified with the Brown-Fayro Company as president and general manager. He was born at Hartland, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1887, and is a son of George C. and Mary (Booth) Brown. Mr. Brown, deceased, engaged in general farming near Hartland, N. Y., for a number of years.

H. V. Brown attended the public schools of Lockport, N. Y., and was graduated from Syracuse University in 1908, where he studied electrical engineering. He was then connected with the sales force of the Pheumelectric Machine Company of Syracuse, N. Y., for eight years, and in 1916 he purchased the Cherry Tree (Pa.) Iron Works, changing the name to the Cherry Tree Machine Company. Shortly after, he organized the Brown Equipment Company in Johnstown, which was merged with the Fayro Machine and Engineering Company of Johnstown, in October, 1925, the business now being known as the Brown-Fayro Company. This company manufactures electric hoists, pumps, mine cars, and mining supplies; also structural steel and gray iron castings. They do general construction work and have recently completed the erection of the new State Theatre, Johnstown. The company also operates a large boiler repair department.

The officers of the Brown-Fayro Company are: H. V. Brown, president and general manager; J. C. Ayres, vice president; Carl G. Hipp, treasurer; and E. L. McIntyre, secretary. Approximately 60 people are employed by the company. The plant occupies two buildings of brick and steel construction, 40x120 feet, and 90x100 feet. A new foundry, 65x100 feet, is now under construction.

On June 6, 1911, Mr. Brown was married to Miss Maud Sherwood, a daughter of Lincoln and Bridget Sherwood of Appleton, N. Y.

Mr. Brown is a member of the Catholic Church, Sunnehanna Country Club, Bachelors Club, and Tau Beta Pi honorary fraternity of Syracuse University. He is a Republican. Mr. Brown is also a stockholder in the Cosgrove-Meehan Coal Corporation of Johnstown. He is an influential citizen of Johnstown and stands high in the community

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

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