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Frederick Garlington Brown
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Birth: Oct. 28, 1860
Anderson
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1910
Anderson
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA

Son of John Peter and Julia Reed Brown, husband of Mary Liddell McCrary.

"Frederick Garlington Brown, president of the Anderson Phosphate and Oil company; president of the Anderson Chamber of Commerce, and vice-president of the Peoples Bank of Anderson, was born at Anderson, South Carolina, October 28, 1860. His father, John Peter Brown, a lawyer and a graduate of the University of Virginia, was second lieutenant in Moore's regiment in the army of the Confederate States of America at the beginning of the War between the States. Because of poor health, which followed military service, he was forced to return home. He retired from his profession of the law, and lived upon his plantation until his death in 1879. His father's grandfather, Edward Vandiver, was a soldier of the Revolution, and shared in the battle of Eutaw Springs. His family was from Maryland, and originally from New York state. Through his mother, Mrs. Julia (Reed) Brown, a Christian woman of culture and education, whose influence over her son was strong, he is descended from Cornelius Hammond, who was a member of the Maryland house of burgesses, from Anne Arundel county, in the seventeenth century. Colonel LeRoy Hammond, Colonel Samuel Hammond, and Captains Samuel, George and Joshua Hammond, were in the Continental army and served in the Revolutionary war. His grandfather, the late Judge J. P. Reed, was a native of Anderson county, a lawyer of note in his state, who was elected to congress on the Democratic ticket immediately after the War between the States; but was prevented from taking his seat at Washington by the rules which governed during the period of reconstruction. Samuel Brown, another ancestor, was a large planter and merchant at Townville, South Carolina.

Frederick Brown had a strong and healthy boyhood; and by his father, who was a planter, he was trained to assist in all kinds of work which had to be done on the plantation. His early years were passed in the country, in Fork township, Anderson county. He attended the country schools near his home, and even in his early boyhood he was exceptionally fond of books. But it was not until he was eighteen years of age that he had any advanced schooling, and then he remained but one year a member of W. J. Ligon's high school at Anderson. He was recalled to his home by the death of his father, in 1879.

After some years passed on his father's plantation, he took a position as salesman with Bleckley, Brown & Fretwell, at Anderson, South Carolina, September 1, 1885. From the first his determination was formed to make whatever he undertook a success, regardless of the hard work or the time which might be required. He has always felt that the habit of regular daily employment which was formed on his father's plantation in his boyhood has been of great advantage to him, not only because "regular work keeps a boy, as well as older people, out of mischief," but still more because the habit of persevering diligence is the most important part of the equipment of a business man.

He has resided at Anderson, engaged actively in business life, since 1885. During these twenty years and more he has had an interest in many of the more important business enterprises of his town. He is president of the Anderson Phosphate and Oil company; president of the Anderson Chamber of Commerce; president of the Anderson Real Estate and Investment company; president of the Anderson Improvement company; vice-president of the Peoples Bank of Anderson; vice-president of the Anderson Traction company; and he is a director in the following corporations: The Farmers' Warehouse company, the Bank of McCormick, the Brogon Cotton mills, the Toxaway Cotton mills, the Riverside Cotton mills, the Orr Cotton mills, the Cox Manufacturing company, and the Ninety-Six Cotton mills. He is also a director of the county fair association.

Identified by conviction and choice with the Episcopal church, he is a vestryman, and treasurer of Grace Protestant Episcopal church.

He served four years as alderman of his city, representing the first ward. He is a member of the Masonic order, and has advanced from the Blue Lodge to the degree of Shriner. He is also a member of the Commercial club of Anderson, of the Commercial club of Charleston, and of the Columbia club; and he is one of the vice-presidents of the South Carolina club.

His political affiliations are with the Democratic party.

He married Miss Mamie McCrary, November 16, 1887.

He offers to the boys and young men of South Carolina a piece of practical advice, which his own experience leads him to emphasize: "Do not change your position too frequently. I worked in one corner store from 1885, when I began at twenty-five dollars a month, until 1900, when I had become the senior member of the firm, at which time I sold out my interest in that business and began manufacturing."

The address of Mr. Brown is Anderson, South Carolina." - "Men of mark in South Carolina; ideals of American life: a collection of biographies of leading men of the state"
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Peter Brown (1838 - 1879)
  Julia Reed Brown (1842 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Liddell McCrary Brown (1863 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frederick Garlington Brown (1860 - 1910)
  Lura Brown (1865 - 1866)*
  Annie Pinckney Brown Ledbetter (1868 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Silver Brook Cemetery
Anderson
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: robin pellicci moore
Record added: Mar 09, 2012
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Frederick Garlington Brown
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Frederick Garlington Brown
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Frederick Garlington Brown
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