Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
John R. Brown


  John R. Brown, a former sheriff of Clare county, died at his home in Harrison, Feb. 7, aged 73 years, 11 months and 14 days. He was born in Ontario and came to the state at the age of 16, working in the lumber woods for Scott Gerrish, also later was connected with Jonathan Boyce lumber interests and Bay Shore Lumber Co. In early days he operated the Johnson House, now the Ohio Tavern at Harrison. During the last 25 years he had been in the real estate business. For many years he was a member of the Harrison board of education and at various times represented his ward on the board of supervisors. He had been in poor health since last fall, but had been about the house the day previous to his death, and the deep sleep of death came while he was resting comfortably on a couch. The deceased is survived by his wife and three sons, Garfield A. of Midland, J. Robert and Carl C. of Harrison..

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 2/7/1926. Name: John R. Brown}
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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