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 Richard Poole Brown

Richard Poole Brown

Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 14 Oct 2012 (aged 88)
Evergreen Point, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row C, Lot 26, Site 1
Memorial ID 98966122 · View Source
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- Hatton Darby Brown [1890-1961]
- Mary Waters (Poole) Brown [1890-1978]

Married (1) Erma Louise (Hubble) Brown in Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia

- Nona Louise Brown Schwartzbeck
- Nina Poole Brown Burdette
- Richard Hatton Brown
- Clark Everett Brown [1958-2016]

Married (2) Ida Lutz (Jones) Brown

Hilton Funeral Home

Richard Poole Brown revved up his big rig for the last run, slowly moved forward and entered his final destination on Sunday, October 14 at 10 o'clock in the morning. He was born on August 10, 1924 in Barnesville, Maryland, the only son of Mary Poole and Hatton Darby Brown. He was declared by his Uncle Will Brown to be "the ugliest baby born in Barnesville".

This self-made man who proudly proclaimed that he never submitted a timecard or drew a paycheck was first married to Erma Louise Hubble with whom he had the following surviving children; Nona Louise Schwartzbeck (Joseph), Nina Poole Burdette (James), Richard Hatton and Clark Everett (Bonnie).

He was educated at Barnesville Elementary School, a one teacher, one room six-grade building now converted into a home. The call of the road sounded and he answered by leaving Poolesville High School to begin hauling livestock to the market in Baltimore and other places, buying, selling and bartering chickens and vegetables along the way. His very first job was with horse and buggy loaded with a calf.
Working with his father, Dick hauled grain, hay; livestock, contents of homes, and eventually expanded to a fleet of many tractors and 17 trailers. Many hay dealings were with Amish farmers in Pennsylvania and Canadian farmers. His businesses expanded all up and down the east coast. One of the most unusual contracts was to haul three steers to the top of a hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee for an advertising gimmick for the Pet Milk Company.

He would refuse to haul horses, yet for years he built, transported and put in place portable horse stalls for horse shows. Employing tank trucks, distillery slop was hauled to farmers as feed for cattle and hogs. He also arranged with bakeries and candy manufacturers to haul out-dated and rejected breads and candies for livestock food. He designed and assisted in the building of a "possum belly" trailer.

A distinguished gentleman of means from lower Montgomery County he dreamed of starting up a dairy farm. He approached the local expert, Dick Brown, about a herd of steers to develop the operation. As they were about to close the deal, Dick's father intervened and nixed the ruse.

Baptized at the Barnesville Baptist Church, then confirmed in later years at St. Mary's Catholic, Dick supplied Christmas wreaths, straw and other materials needed for the Crèches as well as trees for those and several other local churches. With his long white beard, red trimmed suit and jolly nature, he portrayed an excellent Santa at many Christmas celebrations. When the snow fell, he was out with his plow, opening up driveways and paths for churches, friends and neighbors. Part-time play was spent auctioneering, making an enjoyable meeting of buyers. Delivering newspapers made twenty-four hour days, so that did not last long.

Dick was a past president of the Monocacy Lions Club, very active in the 4-H, FFA, and the Elks Lodge #684.
When Dick moved to Frederick, his partner, John Bare, introduced him as R. P. Thereafter, it was so.

R.P. He owned and operated Flook's Texaco at Evergreen Point, Frederick, where he also sold brick for many years. The property was purchased by the state for a new interstate 70 interchange.

He was married to Ida Lutz Jones Price for over 30 years.

Left also to mourn his passing include the following step-children: Skip Price (Virginia), Jane Parsley (Jim), Michael Price (Kathy), Darby Price, (Laurie), Jack Price (Joyce), Betsy Lynch (John), William Price (Cherry Barr), Ed Price (Kathy) and Vincent Price (DeEtte), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of friends.

R.P. was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Sue Price Ricketeson, who died September 13, 2012 of ALS.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, October 17 from 1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Thursday, October 18 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville. Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

In lieu of flowers, the families request that you contribute to ALS Assoc. FL Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa FL 33619-0907.

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  • Created by: Glenn Wallace
  • Added: 15 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98966122
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Poole Brown (10 Aug 1924–14 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98966122, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .