George Brown


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Portrait of George Edward Brown (b. 1846 - d. 1908).

George was born July 17, 1846 in either Lee County or Burlington, Iowa. His education consisted of instruction in the local schools. In 1861 during the Civil War he enlisted as a private with Company B, 14th Iowa Volunteers. He mustered out at Davenport, Iowa, August 8, 1865. His family emigrated to Kansas in 1866, living in Olathe, Johnson County, Wyandotte, and Topeka. George was active in the Republican Party and traveled to Prescott by way of Colorado in 1877 with the Murphy party and established a ranch in the Agua Fria Valley near Mayer, Arizona.

Brown married Angeline "Angie" Brigham Mitchell, a teacher, on April 20, 1881 and were married until his death from spinal meningitis in March 1908. The couple did not have any children. George continued his political activities, holding several positions within the local Republican Party. He also acted as Deputy Sheriff during the administrations of Ed Bowers and William Owen "Bucky" O'Neill and as a Deputy Marshal for the northern part of the Territory.

Photo handwriting reads: "George E. Brown - Owner of Vickers-Townsend ranch on Agua Fria. Deputy Sheriff - Deputy U.S. Marshall - American farmer, cattle rancher - Member Legislature."


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