WILLIAM BROWN, miller, Thebes. This gentleman is a son of Martin Brown (whose sketch appears in this volume), and was born in this county September 10, 1856. He attended school until about nineteen years old, and then, after farming for about two years, came to Thebes and with his father commenced the erection of a large steam flouring mill, at a cost of $8,000, which is now in operation under the firm name of M. & W. Brown. June 14, 1883, our subject was married to Miss Ella Walcott, an orphan girl raised by Mrs. S. Marchildon. In politics, Mr. Brown is a Republican, and is at present acting as School Trustee.
Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 229.
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