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Paul Brown
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1848
El Dorado
Union County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1927
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA

Born in Arkansas to Warner Brown and Martha Ann Spain, Mr. Brown acquired his degree in teaching at Wesleyan College and pursued that profession for a brief time. His first business venture was in farming, followed next by the retail dry good trade and then tobacco manufacturing under the name of Sherman, Lacy & Brown in Montgomery City, Missouri. The firm name was soon changed to the Brown Tobacco Company and the plant was moved to Montgomery City, Missouri. The plant finally moved to St. Louis in 1893. Despite the sharp competition of the American Tobacco Company, the adjustment to labor difficulties and the cyclone of 1896 which almost demolished the plant, Mr. Brown persevered and brought the business to such success that the American Tobacco Company sought to possess it. A purchase price was finally agreed upon and Mr. Brown retired from the tobacco business. In the meantime, his other business interests had grown and were demanding attention. He was a member of the first Board of the Mercantile Trust Company and was senior Vice-president of the company. He served as a member of the Board of the Mechanics-American National Bank, retiring when the interlocking bank directorate law went into effect. Mr. Brown was a member of the St. Johns Methodist Episcopal Church South, and served on it's board for many years. The most outstanding monument to St. Louis contributed by Mr. Brown is the sixteen-story Paul Brown Office Building, located at 818 Olive Street, completed in 1927. In addition to this property he was a heavy investor in St. Louis real estate. 
Family links: 
  Martha Ann Hudson Brown (1850 - 1881)
  Inez Hereford Brown (1872 - 1956)*
  Floy Clare Brown (1858 - 1921)*
  Julia Brown Radford (1870 - 1941)*
  Zelma Brown Woltz (1871 - 1899)*
  Nellie Brown Keller (1880 - 1967)*
  Paul Brown (1884 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 319 Lot 4212
Maintained by: Mike Burson
Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Jul 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9038276
Paul Brown
Added by: Connie Nisinger
Paul Brown
Added by: Connie Nisinger
Paul Brown
Added by: Connie Nisinger
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Mr. Brown was the founding benefactor of the Warner-Brown Hospital at El Dorado in Union County, Arkansas, named in honor of his father. El Dorado was Paul Brown's hometown.
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