Great man passes in death of Hamilton's grand old man
Grimsby Independent, 20 Jan 1926, p. 7
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Newspaper located at Grimsby Historical Society Archives
Date of Publication
20 Jan 1926
Date Of Event
16 Jan 1926
Personal Name(s)
Brown, Adam
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Adam Brown, whose rugged arch of life spanned all but a century of time,slept peacefully away at his home in Hamilton shortly after 4 o'clock on Saturday morning. Had he lived he would have been 100 years old on April 3 next... Mr. Brown was born in Edinburgh on April 3, 1826. When 7 years of age, Mr. Brown came with his parents to Canada...Mr. Brown's parents settled in Montreal...[lengthy description of his business and political achievements] In 1852 Mr. Brown married the late Maria Z. Evatt, second daughter of the late Captain Evatt. Following her death, Mr. Brown again married in 1862, his wife being Mary, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Harley Kough, who was Solicitor of Shrewsbury, England, and later vice-Consul for the Kingdom of Hawaii...[description of sea voyage in which Mrs. Brown died] Mr. Brown is survived by five sons, Sir George McLaren Brown, of London, England, European General Manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway; Adam Fraser Brown, of Butte, Montana; J. Harley Brown of London, Ont.; W.E. Brown, of Toronto; and Thomas Hillhouse Brown, of Boston, Mass.; and two daughters, Mrs. E.B. Smith, of London, Ont., and Mrs. Wm. Hendrie, of Hamilton.

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Great man passes in death of Hamilton's grand old man