|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1833|
|Death: ||Jun., 1916|
New Haven County
Henry Brown was born July 5, 1833 to Civil War chaplain veteran, Rev. Thomas Gibson Brown and Caroline Maria Daniels. He attended Wesleyan University, was a teacher and reported the affairs of the Legislature for Hartford and New Haven newspapers. He graduated in 1859 and went into papers such as "The Middlesex Republican." Brown went out west and found employment with a St. Louis daily. Eventually, he became the editor of the "Hartford Evening Press" and would be connected with papers in Hartford, Middletown and New Haven.
During the Civil War, Brown was assistant paymaster in the United States Navy and served in the Atlantic and Gulf squadron. After the war, he moved back to Connecticut and worked in the manufacturing of machinery in New Haven. Brown founded the H. B. Brown Nut, Bolt and Screw Machine Company in East Hampton, becoming an international success. When he retired, John and James Costello took over the business.
A republican until 1872, Brown switched to the prohibition party. Up until a few years before his death, he was active member, serving as chairman of the State Central Committee and was the party nominee for state senate. In 1892, Brown was made delegate to the national prohibition convention in Cincinnati.
Henry Brown was a notable speaker. His charisma drew large crowds and made him a powerful leader. Throughout his life, he was dedicated to bettering the town and aiding children and their welfare.
In Brown's personal life, he was first married to Adeline S. Gates. They had seven children, Adeline Grace, Charles Sumner, Harry Bushnell, Bertha, Mrs. Henry E. Tuley, Edith and Agnes. After his first wife's death, he married in 1878 to Genevra Sexton, with whom he had two additional children, Caroline and Genevia Vivian.
Brown died at his daughter, Bertha's house in Woodmont. He had moved in with her and her family since his wife had died a month earlier. He died at 82 years old.
Thomas Gibson Brown (____ - 1885)
Caroline M Daniels Brown (1808 - 1892)
Adeline S Gates Brown (1836 - 1875)
Genevra Sexton Brown (1854 - 1916)
Carol Brown (1879 - ____)*
Genevra Vivien Hartley (1881 - ____)*
Created by: ER
Record added: Apr 26, 2011
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