Advertisement

John H. Brown

Advertisement

John H. Brown

Birth
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
2 Feb 1927 (aged 83)
Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Irwin, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
Memorial ID
View Source
Son of John and Elizabeth (nee Painter) Brown.

The News-Dispatch
February 2, 1927
JOHN H. BROWN, FORMER STATE SENATOR, POLITICAL LEADER DIES AT HOME
Ex-State Senator and Ex-County Controller John H. Brown, 83, prominently identified with Westmoreland county politics for half a century, died in his home 113 North First street at 8:30 o'clock this morning, after an illness of several months. Mr. Brown was born in Old Grapeville, where his early life was spent. Later he moved to Grapeville Station where he conducted a store for 30 years but has lived on North First street, Jeannette for almost a score of years. He was postmaster of Grapeville for many years and served three years as school director. Mr. Brown was chairman of the Westmoreland County Republican committee from 1891 to 1893 and was elected to the state senate from Westmoreland county in 1892 and reelected in 1896. When the office of controller was created in this county in 1901 Mr. Brown was appointed by Governor William A. Stone as the first controller in the county and was reelected for the full term. He received the Republican nomination in Westmoreland county over Edward E. Robins for congress in 1894 when the district was composed of Westmoreland, Indiana and Jefferson counties but under the old system of nominating in convention of representatives from various counties, the nomination of the district went to D.B. Heiner, on the 325th ballot. For a number of years Mr. Brown was a leader in county politics and wielded an influence that was state-wide. He was an aggressive campaigner and was known all over the county from Jones Mills to Bagdad. Mr. Brown is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A.C. Gordon, of the North Side, Pittsburgh, and one son, Walter Brown, at home. He is also survived by five grandsons and two great-grandsons. Mrs. Brown died about three years ago. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rev. Thomas Chilcote, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Brush Creek cemetery.
Son of John and Elizabeth (nee Painter) Brown.

The News-Dispatch
February 2, 1927
JOHN H. BROWN, FORMER STATE SENATOR, POLITICAL LEADER DIES AT HOME
Ex-State Senator and Ex-County Controller John H. Brown, 83, prominently identified with Westmoreland county politics for half a century, died in his home 113 North First street at 8:30 o'clock this morning, after an illness of several months. Mr. Brown was born in Old Grapeville, where his early life was spent. Later he moved to Grapeville Station where he conducted a store for 30 years but has lived on North First street, Jeannette for almost a score of years. He was postmaster of Grapeville for many years and served three years as school director. Mr. Brown was chairman of the Westmoreland County Republican committee from 1891 to 1893 and was elected to the state senate from Westmoreland county in 1892 and reelected in 1896. When the office of controller was created in this county in 1901 Mr. Brown was appointed by Governor William A. Stone as the first controller in the county and was reelected for the full term. He received the Republican nomination in Westmoreland county over Edward E. Robins for congress in 1894 when the district was composed of Westmoreland, Indiana and Jefferson counties but under the old system of nominating in convention of representatives from various counties, the nomination of the district went to D.B. Heiner, on the 325th ballot. For a number of years Mr. Brown was a leader in county politics and wielded an influence that was state-wide. He was an aggressive campaigner and was known all over the county from Jones Mills to Bagdad. Mr. Brown is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A.C. Gordon, of the North Side, Pittsburgh, and one son, Walter Brown, at home. He is also survived by five grandsons and two great-grandsons. Mrs. Brown died about three years ago. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rev. Thomas Chilcote, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Brush Creek cemetery.


Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement