John L. Brown

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John L. Brown

  • Birth 9 Jul 1822 Albany County, New York, USA
  • Death 27 Feb 1897 Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Plot Area T Lot 180
  • Memorial ID 90782412

John L Brown

Mr. John L Brown who for many years was superintendent of the paving of the streets in Baltimore, died of consumption Saturday at the Maryland General Hospital after an illness of four months.
He was seventy four years old and was born in Albany N.Y. His education was received in the public schools and the city college of that city, and shortly after his graduation he received an appointment as assistant libarian of the State Libary of N.Y. which he held for four years.
In 1852 during President Pierce's administration he interested himself in the movement to erect a monument to Washingtion by popular subscription, and was appointed general subscription agent for Maryland.
Shortly after coming to Baltimore he married Miss Ellen Hodgkinson. They have five children all of whom are living.
His first wife died and two years ago he married a Miss France who survives him.
He was appointed superintendent of paving of streets nineteen years ago.
Before that he was in the stone business and supplied the stone for a number of large buildings in Baltimore. He superintended the building of Druid Lake and laid the first belgian block used on the Streets of Baltimore. For the past year he had been living in retirement at his home, 1130 North Calhoun Street
Baltimore Sun Feb 28 1897


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  • Maintained by: Tina McKee
  • Originally Created by: Dorothy Schwemmer
  • Added: 26 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90782412
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John L. Brown (9 Jul 1822–27 Feb 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90782412, citing Western Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Tina McKee (contributor 47834350) .