William H. Brown biography

WILLIAM H. BROWN, proprietor of the Lawn Dairy Farm located a mile north of Denison and which is the principal source of dairy supplies for the city, was born in Kentucky in 1864 and is a son of J. H. and Alice (Samuel) Brown. The father was born and reared in Kentucky and the mother’s birth occurred in Missouri. In 1873 J. H. Brown came to Texas, bringing his family with him and settling at Fort Worth, where he and his wife have since made their home. They were the parents of ten children, of whom six are living, namely: W. H., of this review; Minnie, the wife of J. W. Tipton, of Fort Worth; Charles S., a resident of Kentucky; John M., who is living in New Mexico; James Madison, of Fort Worth; and Orrin, also of that city.

William H. Brown accompanied his parents on their removal from Kentucky to Fort Worth, where his youth was passed, and on attaining his majority he began stock-raising on his own account at Vernon, Texas, where he remained for four years. In the spring of 1895, he removed to Grayson county, settling in the southern part of Denison, where he engaged in stock-raising and in handling dairy products. There he resided until October, 1899, when he bought one hundred acres of land where he now resides, about two and a half miles north of the city. Here he is engaged extensively in handling dairy products, having a capacity of two hundred and twenty-five gallons of milk per day. He keeps one hundred and twenty Jersey cows and ships his dairy products all over the state. He is likewise a successful breeder of fine Jersey cattle and keeps splendid animals constantly on hand for sale. He also raises hogs and mules, while his stock and his dairy products both find a ready sale, the latter because of superior quality.

In 1888 Mr. Brown was married in Tarrant county, Texas, to Miss Sarah Currie, whose birth occurred in Smith county, this state, but who was reared in Tarrant county. Her parents were Archibald D. and Ann (Harrold) Currier, who came from Alabama and settled in Smith county, Texas, before the Civil war. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have become the parents of six children: Nellie Belle, A. D. and Lena, all born in Tarrant county; Vey, who was born in Willbarger county; Mary Alice and Ralph, born in Grayson county.

Mr. Brown exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Democracy and is a member of the Woodmen of the World. He is regarded as a very energetic and enterprising citizen and is much esteemed for his genuine personal worth and the success he has achieved. He has made for the Lawn Dairy Farm, a splendid reputation and has acquired gratifying success for himself.

Source: B. B. Paddock, History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Vol. I, p. 562.