Biography of William H. Brown
Clearfield County, PA Biographies

WILLIAM H. BROWN, a lifelong resident of Clearfield county and a representative business man of DuBois, engaged in the grocery business in this borough, is located on the corner of Weber and Church streets. He was born on his fatherís farm in Huston township, Clearfield county, Pa., October 11, 1861, and is a son of Charles and Mary A. (Goss) Brown.

Charles Brown was born in Armstrong county, Pa. He was a farmer and lumberman for many years and was a well known man in Sandy township, Clearfield county. He married Mary A. Goss, who was born in Indiana county, Pa., and they both died in Clearfield county. They had three children: George W., who lives in Sandy township; Samuel I., who lives in Union township, and William H.

William H. Brown was reared on the home farm and attended the country schools and later the summer sessions of the normal school at Grampian, Pa., after which he taught school for six terms. He then returned to the home farm in Sandy township and later he and his father opened a general store at Sabula, Clearfield county, and afterward, William H. Brown conducted a similar business at Homecamp. In 1905 he came to DuBois and started in the grocery business and moved into his present well arranged quarters in 1909. He carries a large stock of both staple and fancy groceries and conducts his business along those lines which have brought him the confidence and patronage of the best people of the borough.

Mr. Brown was married December 23, 1884, to Miss Hannah Lantz, a daughter of Michael Lantz, of Indiana county, and they have had seven children, namely: Leota, who is the wife of Thomas H. Armstrong, of Ta. coma, Wash.; and Ethel, James, Hazel, Clair, Laviness and Willella. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are members of the German Reformed church. In politics he is a Republican. His only fraternal connection is with the P. O. S. of A. Mr. Brown owns a very attractive residence at No.. 334 Olive avenue, DuBois.

Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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