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 Harvey Kimble Brown

Harvey Kimble Brown

Birth
Pocahontas, Baker County, Oregon, USA
Death 1 Oct 1907 (aged 36)
Baker City, Baker County, Oregon, USA
Burial Baker City, Baker County, Oregon, USA
Plot Old Masonic Section, Plot 167W, Grave 4
Memorial ID 79279919 · View Source
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One of the most hideous murders ever to occur in Baker County was the bomb slaying of Harvey Kimble Brown, an ex-sheriff of the county and one of the most famous and loved lawmen ever known to serve as protector of the people in this area.

At about 10:30 p.m. September 30, 1907, a huge explosion rocked the city, citizens were horrified at the brutality of the method used to wipe out one of whose reputation marked him as one of the most fearless proficient officers ever elected to the office and who after two terms ran for governor of the state.

Harvey Brown was born August 18, 1871 on a farm in Pocahontas and attended school in District No.2, the second school organized in Baker county. He was well known all over the West and a prominent man with many friends.

During the years prior to his time as Baker County Sheriff he worked when 16 years old on a stage line between Baker and Elkhorn mine and was later superintendent of Nelson placer mine as well as in mining business for himself. In the boom days of Sumpter, he started a livery barn and business there and in 1902 was elected to the office of sheriff. He married Miss Dorcus Montgomery from Nevada when he was 21-years old on August 17, 1892 and the couple had only one daughter Ethel who now lives in Portland.

No break ever came in the investigation of Brown's murder.

From a story compiled by Gary Jaensch (deceased).


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  • Created by: Lorelei
  • Added: 25 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79279919
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harvey Kimble Brown (17 Aug 1871–1 Oct 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79279919, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Baker City, Baker County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Lorelei (contributor 47552010) .