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Dr Richard F Brown

Dr Richard F Brown

Birth
Seneca County, Ohio, USA
Death 1924 (aged 66–67)
Burial Rockaway, Seneca County, Ohio, USA
Plot Sec 3 Row 8 Gr 8
Memorial ID 57983829 · View Source
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Source- History of Dakota Territory IV, By George W. Kingsbury, 1915

RICHARD F. BROWN, M. D.

Dr. Richard F. Brown, president of the Brown Drug Company of Sioux Falls and thus active in the management of one of the more important and extensive commercial enterprises of the northwest, was born in Seneca, Ohio, on the 9th of March, 1857, a son of Abram G. and Lucretia (Gray) Brown. In the public schools of Ohio he pursued his education, and in 1879, when a young man of twenty-one years, entered the Starling Medical College at Columbus, that state. Upon his
graduation with the class of 1882 he won his professional degree and in February of that year made his way westward to Dakota, settling at Plankinton, where he was successfully engaged in the general practice of medicine and surgery until 1891. He then removed to Sioux Falls and
engaged in the retail drug business. In 1901, the wholesale drug house conducted under the name of the Brown Drug Company was organized with Dr. Brown as the president. The business met with splendid success and was developed along progressive lines, becoming the largest wholesale drug business in the state and one of the most important in the west.
In May 1913, their establishment was entirely destroyed by fire, but immediately a new structure was begun with the result that their present fireproof building is not only one of the city's finest commercial blocks, but is undoubtedly the finest building in point of modern equipment devoted to the wholesale drug trade in the west. Dr. Brown has demonstrated the fact that he possesses the unusual combination of successful medical practice with ability to manage with equal success important and extensive commercial interests.
In 1884, occurred the marriage of Dr. Richard F. Brown and Miss Minnesota Cook, who died December 8, 1893, leaving two children, Mary R. and Rush A. Dr. Brown is a republican in his political views. He is in hearty sympathy with the teachings and tenets of Masonry and has attained the Knight Templar degree of the York Rite. He also has membership with the Elks and is a member of the Minnehaha County
Country Club, the Dacotah Club and the Commercial Club. He enjoys shooting, fishing, golf, motoring and all manly athletics and outdoor sports and his record proves the truth of the statement that almost equally important to working well is the ability to play well, thus
maintaining an even balance in the physical and mental development.


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  • Created by: Pam Kerschner
  • Added: 31 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57983829
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Richard F Brown (9 Mar 1857–1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57983829, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Rockaway, Seneca County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Pam Kerschner (contributor 46802728) .