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Andrew Brown
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1827, Ireland
Death: Jul. 5, 1898
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Obituary from the July 6, 1898 Sun (Baltimore).

"DEATH OF ANDREW BROWN----He Was A Prominent Democratic Politician And Served In The City Council From The Old Second Ward----Mr. Andrew Brown died yesterday at his home, 308 South Ann street. He had been in poor health for the past two years, but was confined to his bed for only a few days.

He was born in County Fermanagh, Ireland, March 16, 1827. The family was originally from Scotland and after their removal to Ireland, they engaged largely in the manufacture of linen goods. In 1837, the father of Andrew Brown, with his wife and eleven children left Liverpool on the sailing vessel Chieftan and arrived in Baltimore after eight weeks, landing at Waters Wharf, then at the foot of Fell St.

Andrew Brown was ten years of age when he landed in Baltimore. He completed his education at the public schools and at the age of fourteen years began to learn the trade of ship-carpentering with John Abrahams and Hugh A. Cooper, but completed his apprenticeship under Caleb Goddin. In 1855 he obtained a position in the Washington Navy Yard, where he worked on the frigate Minnesota.

He was also employed on the vessels Cherubim, Gray Eagle, Corner Dove, McCauley, Sports of the Times, bark Thorne, Monumental City, and Wingracer.

In 1879, he began contracting in bridge and vessel building in Baltimore. He constructed the drawbridge at Block street and in 1895 built the bridge at Colgate's Creek, which is 1,400 feet long. He also built the largest wharves owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in Baltimore. He was one of the originators and obtained the charter for the Broadway and Locust Point Steam Ferry Company, of which he was president. He was one of the original members and vice-president of East Baltimore Business Men's Association.

He was a leader of the Democratic party and his name was many times given an honored place on the party ticket. In 1887 he was elected to the First Branch City Council from the second ward by a large majority. The following year he was reelected by a increased majority, and the two succeeding years was called upon to fill the same position.

In 1891 he was elected to the Second Branch City Council and was twice reelected. He served on the committee on House of Refuge, internal improvements, Jones Falls accounts of the commissioners of finance, accounts of the city commissioner, and accounts of the fire board. He was also chairman of the committee to bring the water of the Gunpowder to Baltimore.

Always a friend to the public school system, Mr. Brown took an active part in promoting the cause of education and was instrumental in securing the erection of a number of school buildings. As a boy he attended the second grammar school in the state, and after becoming a member of the City Council he succeeded in having another school building erected on it's site. His name appears on it's cornerstone. He was among the first to take an active interest in the establishment of a colored school in East Baltimore and through his instrumentality, one as built on Caroline street.

Mr Brown was a Royal Arch Mason, belonging to St. John's Lodge No. 34, of which he was a past master, and to Phoenix Chapter No. 7, Royal Arch Masons. He was a prominent member of Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church, Broadway and Pratt streets, and was a vestryman for many years.

Mr. Brown was married March 16, 1848 to Miss Jane B. Stewart, a native of Hollywood, County Down, Ireland. He is survived by a widow, four daughters and three sons. The children are Mrs. William E. Stewart, Mrs. Margaret Mallory, Mrs. Wilson E. Ennis of Philadelphia, Mrs. Thomas T. Boswell, Messrs. John H., Andrew J., and W. Stewart Brown.

His funeral will take place from Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church Friday morning at 10 o'clock."

Family links: 
  Jane Bruce Stewart Brown (1828 - 1906)*
  Sarah E Brown Boswell (1862 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Green Mount Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
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