John B. Brown
Husband of Eva (Moore) Brown

John B. Brown

Was born in New Castle, May 18th, 1855, and has resided in Lawrence county all his life.  He received a common school education, worked as a puddler and roll hand until 1880, when he moved to Wampum and took charge of the Wampum Iron Company Store, which place he left to accept an appointment as mail agent between Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, which position he resigned in November, 1882, and was elected alderman of the 4th ward, New Castle, in 1883, taking his office April 1st.  In 1886 he was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the Legislature and came within twenty-three votes of being nominated.  Being quite a young man his first run surprised almost everybody, and it is generally conceded that he can have the nomination next year with but very little opposition if he wants it.  Within the last year he has made quite a reputation as a detective, having rendered valuable assistance to S. B. MARSHALL in the arrest and conviction of MCPHILANEY, BUCAHNAN, John SHARP, Wm. SHARP, James BOLMER, Geo. HENDERSON, Silas STICKEL, SCHELL, MURRAY, SEIGLER AND others charged with high crimes.  He was married February 18th, 1879, to Miss Eva A. MOORE, daughter of Mrs. J. B. MOORE, Mercer Street and is the father of one child.
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John B. Brown

John B. Brown

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