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Ezekiel Brown
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1816
Dudley
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 1884
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA

One of the many California '49ers.....
A miner, merchant, speculator, businessman, real estate agent, and host to the traveling public. Before arriving in California, he married the daughter of New Jersey US Congressman John Linn. He was appointed Postmaster at Green Springs in Tuolumne County in 1858. For some time, he was the proprietor and host of the Crimea House on the road to Yosemite west of Chinese Camp in Tuolumne County. As Prentice Mulford once stated, "Ezekiel Brown, long landlord of the Crimea House, was in his time a bright and shining light, especially in promoting local mining enterprises." Mulford had sold shares in copper mining activities in and around the 'Crimea House lode'. This 'copper rush' apparently allowed Brown to acquire capital from banker William Ralston and made his way to Oakland where he operated the Johnson House and the Blake House at the same time as serving as President of the California Peat Fuel Manufacturing Co. in downtown Oakland while maintaining mining interests. He represented real estate interests for the sale of lots in Ocean View in Berkeley and proposed the construction of the Berkeley pier by way of Senate Bill 380 in 1870. Ezekiel died from paralysis of the heart. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Brown (1780 - 1834)
  Lucy Corbin Brown (1785 - 1835)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucilla Matilda Linn Brown (1814 - 1885)
 
 Children:
  Linn Cavert Brown (1851 - 1852)*
 
 Sibling:
  Ruth Windsor Brown Goodell (____ - 1882)*
  Ezekiel Brown (1816 - 1884)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: Plot 5, Lot 150
 
Created by: Brad Reinhardt
Record added: Apr 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88528947
Ezekiel Brown
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