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    RICHARD LORENZO BROWN, M.D. is a prominent practitioner of Casstown, Miami County, Ohio, where he has been located since March, 1908. He has established a wide acquaintanceship and made many friends during his short residence here. Dr. Brown was born in Covington, Kentucky, March 28, 1867 and is a son of L. W. and Selina (Penny) Brown.

    L. W. Brown was a young man when he learned the trade of a cornice maker and sheet metal worker. He became an expert workman in the latter capacity and was engaged with Post and Company at Cincinnati, Ohio, until their plant was destroyed by fire. He was then with the same company at Ludlow, Kentucky, until 1882, when he accompanied the general manager of that concern, John Kirby, to Dayton, Ohio. Here he continued in charge of the sheet metal department the remainder of his days. He died in 1895, at the age of fifty-eight years. He had the distinction of making the first metal casket for the National Cash Register Company at Dayton, and while with Post and Company drew the first plans accurately showing the position for the chimney for the head light for locomotives. He was united in marriage with Selina Penny, who survived him two years. She came to the United States from England when fourteen years of age, going down the canal to Cincinnati, Ohio, where one of her brothers was one of the early tailors. She became an expert vest maker and operated the first sewing machine in that city. Four children were born of their union, namely: Nina, wife of John W. O'Brien; Richard Lorenzo; William A., of Dayton, Ohio; and Minnie, who died at the age of seven years.

    Richard L. Brown spent his early boyhood in Cincinnati and Covington, and attended the public schools at the latter place and Ludlow, Kentucky. In 1885 he began the study of medicine under the preceptorship of Dr. Scherbenzuber of Dayton, and the following year matriculated at the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, from which he received the degree of M.D. in 1889. He then embarked in practice at Dayton, where he continued until 1894, after which he was located at Jamestown, Greene County, Ohio, some years. In 1900 he returned to Dayton and remained until 1905, when he located at Springfield, Ohio. Shortly afterward he located at Thackery and still later at St.Paris, Ohio, but did not remain long in either place. He took up his residence and professional work in Casstown in March, 1908, and has already become well established. He is a man of recognized professional skill and knowledge, and maintains an office on Main Street.

    In November, 1903, Dr. Brown was united in marriage with Mrs. Shirley B. (Riggs) Altick, widow of Arthur Altick, and a daughter of Philip Riggs, who was a soldier in the Union Army, and after the close of the Civil War was a revenue officer. Her great -grandparents, the Drakes, were among the early settlers of Miami County. She has a son by her first marriage, Arthur Riggs Altick, who attends the Troy High School. Politically, Dr. Brown is a Republican, but has been a strong supporter of Bryan. He is a charter member of Gem City Lodge, No. 795, I.O.O.F., of Dayton; and formerly was affiliated with Montgomery and Greene County medical societies. Religiously, he and his estimable wife are members of the Lutheran church.

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