Alexander County

Biography - Thomas Brown

THOMAS A. BROWN, druggist, Thebes. David Brown, the grandfather of our subject was a native of North Carolina, and came to Union County, Ill., where Calvin Brown, the father, was born. The latter lived there until manhood, and then married Caroline Ury, of Jonesboro. The father, after a short residence in Jonesboro Precinct, came to Alexander County and settled in Thebes Precinct, where our subject was born, November 29, 1841, and was the second of four children. After attending school until about twenty, he farmed for eight years; then moved to Thebes in 1867. His first venture was in a saloon, where he remained about two years, and was then appointed keeper of the Alexander County Infirmary, which he held for three years. He then returned to Thebes, and opened his present drug store. In that line he now carries a stock of about $1,000. In December, 1882, he was again appointed to his former position, j Subject was married, April 22, 1866, to Sarah E. Dollman, a daughter of John Dollman, a native of Holland. This lady was born December 16, 1846, and is the mother of four children, two of whom are living — Thomas A., born September 27, 1871, and Pruella Ettie, born August 29, 1876. In politics, Mr. Brown is a Republican.

Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, pages 229-230.


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