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    Arnold Owen Brown

    Arnold Owen Brown. One of the highly respected retired farmers of Troy, Arnold Owen Brown belongs to an old and honored family of Miami county, which for generations has contributed to the welfare and advancement of this section of the Miami Valley and which from pioneer days has stalwartly stood for high ideals and the honorable principles which have been exemplified in the lives of its members. Mr. Brown was born on a Miami county farm, February 11, 1852, a son of Daniel and Eliza (Telford) Brown, the latter being a daughter of Andrew Telford, a pioneer of Miami county. Daniel Brown was born at Providence, R. I., his father being Arnold Brown and his grandfather, Rev. Chad Brown, who came from England in 1638, and settled in Rhode Island and who was ordained a minister of the Baptist church in 1642. The great-grandsons of Rev. Chad Brown, John and James Brown, bought and presented land to the State of Rhode Island for the site of Brown University, the cornerstone for which was laid in 1770 by John Brown. Daniel Brown was a lifelong farmer in Miami county, where he owned property in Staunton township, and he and his worthy wife were the parents of six children: Arnold Owen, of this review; Cyrus Telford; Harry W., Dr. M. Belle, a noted woman physician and surgeon, now living at Troy in retirement; Cornelia Jane and Elmira. The brothers of Mr. Brown, who were farmers, are both, deceased, as are the sisters, except Dr. M. Belle. Arnold Owen Brown received his education in the district schools of Miami county, and as a youth adopted the family vocation of farming, which he followed successfully until his retirement in 1892. Since that time he has made his home at Troy, where he has several business interests, including directorship in the Troy Wagon Works and the Troy Telephone Company. He is a member of the Troy Club, has shown a good citizen's interest in civic affairs, and during the war was a generous contributor to all worthy movements. Mr. Brown married Ada E. Sears, of Dayton, Ohio.

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