Orrin O Brown

Newport, Herkimer County, New York, USA
Death 28 Nov 1896 (aged 58–59)
Kern County, California, USA
Burial San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Memorial ID 86032908 · View Source
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Orrin Brown was the youngest of four brothers, all of whom came to California from upstate New York as young adults. Orrin first married Esther Chappell, possibly in Santa Cruz County. They lived on a ranch near Pescadero, San Mateo County. They had six children, four born on the ranch, and two born after a move to the town of San Mateo.
After a divorce, Orrin married Nellie C. Gaston in Santa Clara County in 1881. Orrin owned mining property in the Kern Canyon area in Kern County CA and spent much time in the mining operation. He was murdered by his mining partner in Kelso Canyon on November 28, 1896. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose, where his wife and young daughter, Adele, lived.

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Gravesite Details Orrin O. Brown's first wife was Esther Chappell. They had six children.



  • Created by: Nancy Sicotte
  • Added: 29 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86032908
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Orrin O Brown (1837–28 Nov 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86032908, citing Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Sicotte (contributor 46626146) .