THE LEADING CITIZENS OF MADISON COUNTY

CONTENTS
Preface
Names Index
Portrait Index


  GEORGE A. BROWN, an enterprising young business man of the town of Eaton, was born in Madison County, October 8, 1851. He is a son of Adon and Rosanna (Tuckerman) Brown, the former of whom is a prominent and influential citizen of Madison County and a native of the town of Nelson, where he owned a farm upon. which he lived until 1853, when he removed to the town of Lincoln. where he has been engaged in farming until the present time. For the past twenty-five years he has owned and lived on the old Tuckerman homestead, formerly known as the Standish farm. His family consists of four children, all of whom are living, namely: Mary J., wife of George C. Mayo, and residing in Burlington, Vt. ; Delia A., wife of Eugene Brown of the village of Eaton, and whose biography appears elsewhere in this work; George A., the subject of this sketch; and Alletta J., living at home. The parents of these children now reside in the town of Eaton, the father at the age of seventy-five, and the mother sixty-six. The latter attends the Methodist Episcopal church, and, although not a member, is a Christian woman, always remembering the poor. Mr. Brown is a Democrat in politics, and is not afraid to advocate what he believes is right.
   George A. Brown was three years old when his parents removed from his native town, Nelson, to the town of Eaton; was educated in the district schools, and remained at home until he was twenty years of age. In 1871 he established himself in business as the proprietor of a meat market in the village of Eaton, which he conducted some years, but at length sold out and went to Nebraska, where he remained about one year. In 1883 he returned to Eaton, and reopened his market in the village of Eaton, besides running a wagon to West Eaton, which he has conducted ever since, at the present time having a large trade among the best people of both places.
   Mr. Brown was married July 11, 1875, to Frances M. Lyndon, who was born in Canada in 1854. To this marriage there have been born five children; namely, Mark G., Mabel V., Mollie E., Mayo C., and Mira P. Mrs. Brown is a member of the Baptist church. Mr. Brown is independent in politics, voting for the candidate of his choice. He believes that in following this course voters can compel parties to nominate only good men for office, and that in this way the public will secure the services of the best men. In this way civil service reform can be very materially assisted, if not rendered altogether unnecessary. Mr. Brown and his wife are excellent members of society, and have many friends wherever they are known.

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