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Karl Lee Brown
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1891
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1957
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA

Karl L. Brown, prominent Central Market poultry wholesaler and retailer, was only eighteen when he started selling neighbors the chickens he was raising in the backyard of his home.

The early venture branched into a lifetime career of poultry selling which ended when he died in his home at 327 W. 4th. He was sixty-six.

The Erie native had been in failing health after suffering two cerebral hemorrhages seven years ago. His illness forced him to close the poultry stall three years ago at the Central Market, where he had been located for a number of years.

After he entered the commercial poultry business at the market, Mr. Brown purchased live chickens and butchered them at the market. He had wholesaled and retailed to thousands of Erie city and county residents.

He was born March 13, 1891, son of the late George and Ruth Spencer Brown. Jis father had been in the meat business in Erie before his death. And Karl benefited by the early boyhood experiences and from those of his father. He married Matheel Green on January 12, 1922.

He held a life membership in the Erie Elks and used his spare time growing flowers, principally roses, besides raising pedigreed dogs for his own enjoyment. Animals, birds and flowers were closest to his heart. He also like to raise canaries.

He is survived by his wife Matheel Green Brown; a son, Lee Spencer Brown, Erie; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Heffner, Meadville; Mrs. Jean Ashworth, Erie; five grandchildren, William H. Heffner III, James A. Heffner, Robert, Cynthia and Jean Ann Ashworth; one brother, Frank C. Brown and three sisters, Mrs. Ezma Felton, Mrs. Arthur A. Obert and Mrs. Agnes B. Geddis, all of Erie.

Services were held at the Chester A. Schaal Funeral Home, 550 W. 9th. The Rev. A. Ray Cartlidge, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant officated.

Family links: 
  George John Brown (1855 - 1918)
  Ruth Cooper Spencer Brown (1858 - 1914)
  Matheel Green Brown (1897 - 1963)
  Karl Richard Brown (1926 - 1933)*
  Karl Richard Brown (1926 - 1933)*
  George Obediah Brown (1877 - 1932)*
  Mary Elizabeth Brown (1880 - 1955)*
  Edna Helena Brown Ripley (1882 - 1920)*
  Bertha Alice Brown Hogan (1884 - 1934)*
  Frank Christian Brown (1889 - 1958)*
  Karl Lee Brown (1891 - 1957)
  Ezma Ruth Brown Felton (1894 - 1990)*
  Christina Hilda Brown Obert (1896 - 1990)*
  Agnes Naomi Brown Geddis (1899 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship
Erie Cemetery
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 53
GPS (lat/lon): 42.11068, -80.0873
Created by: Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
Record added: Jun 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92637740
Karl Lee Brown
Added by: Bill and Bunny
Karl Lee Brown
Added by: Bill and Bunny
Karl Lee Brown
Added by: Bill and Bunny
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For our great uncle.
- Rene Holland, Genia Cox, & Ed Mangelsdorf
 Added: Jun. 26, 2012

- Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle.
 Added: Jun. 26, 2012

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