Gen William Henry Brown

Gen William Henry Brown

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 29 Oct 1910 (aged 78–79)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Placerville, El Dorado County, California, USA
Plot Sec 37 Lot 59 Gr G
Memorial ID 59557288 · View Source
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A pioneer of California, Gen. Brown came to California in October, 1853, from Ohio, and settled in the community of Shingle Springs in El Dorado County.

He was twice elected sheriff of El Dorado County and twice to the office of County Treasurer. He served four terms as state senator and was a member of the harbor commission from 1890 to 1894. He was Chairman of the Committee on Roads and Highways, and an active working member of the Committees on Finance, Swamp and Overflowed Lands, Corporations, and Irrigation and Drainage. He was appointed surveyor general by President Garfield in 1882. He died in San Francisco at the age of 79, and was interred in the Placerville Union Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: MacBean
  • Originally Created by: Kristin Crawford
  • Added: 3 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 59557288
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen William Henry Brown (1831–29 Oct 1910), Find a Grave Memorial no. 59557288, citing Placerville Union Cemetery, Placerville, El Dorado County, California, USA ; Maintained by MacBean (contributor 47060372) .